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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/08/2018 12:05 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/08/2018 12:05 PM
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Charles Krauthammer's Cancer Battle Nears End

Washington, DC...Charles Krauthammer's Cancer Battle Nears End

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So very sorry
Posted on: 2018-06-08 12:50:05   By: Anonymous
So sorry for any patient or family that has to go though this.

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    Posted on: 2018-06-08 19:45:49   By: Anonymous

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Posted on: 2018-06-08 14:07:18   By: Anonymous
Sorry to hear this. He is one of the rational conservatives.

Krauthammer lived most of his life paralyzed from a diving accident. Despite that huge disability he finished medical school and had a productive life and career. Several careers, really. He deserves admiration.

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Posted on: 2018-06-08 14:18:00   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2018-06-08 14:32:58   By: Anonymous
    To paraphrase Monty Python: He's not dead yet.

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      Posted on: 2018-06-08 15:52:21   By: Anonymous
      Give him a couple weeks then notify me.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-08 15:17:44   By: Anonymous
this is so sad ;(

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    Posted on: 2018-06-08 15:25:13   By: Anonymous
    Subject: Krauthammer on Trump

    Charles Krauthammer: He’d taken time off for some surgery, and this is the first piece of writing I’ve seen, and it is recent.

    This is from Charles Krauthammer who did not go for Trump, now read what he thinks of him now!

    Charles Krauthammer’s interesting take on Mr. Trump:

    To my friends "of a different persuasion" I'm not trying to sell anything or anyone but I do feel this is an interesting take on our very controversial president who I truly believe is not Republican or Democrat.


     A different take on Donald Trump: (a non-political agenda)

     Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He's a "Pragmatist."  (Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and doesn't let emotion distract him or her.)

     "We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation varied from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics.

     At one point, reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative, to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative.

     I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn't see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself.

     Viewing problems from a Liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.

     Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending and globalism to the detriment of American interests and well-being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff, appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

     Immigration isn't a Republican problem, it isn't a Liberal problem, it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another.

     The impending collapse of the economy wasn't a Liberal or Conservative problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect.

     Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate.

     Trump uniquely understands that China's manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it.

     Here again, successful businessmen, like Trump, who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work, and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn't work, you don't continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.

     As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn't made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl's Hamburgers.

     I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.

     You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason some people do not like him is because:

     (1) he is antithetical to the "good old boy" method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians;

     (2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a president speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who he owes vis-a-vis donations;

     (3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology;

     (4) he says what he is thinking, is unapologetic for his outspoken thoughts, speaks very straightforward using everyday language that can be understood by all (and is offensive to some who dislike him anyway) making him a great communicator, for the most part, does what he says he will do and;

     (5) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.

     Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to "out crazy" one another. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts is that people don't give tens of millions without expecting something in return.

     We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

     I submit that a pragmatist is just what America needs right now. People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common among those who have never accomplished anything in their lives (or politicians who never really solved a problem, because it’s better to still have an "issue(s) to be solved," so re-elect me to solve it, (which never happens) and those who have always played it safe (again, all politicians) not willing to risk failure, to try and achieve success).

    Donald Trump put his total financial empire at risk in running for president and certainly did not need or possibly even want the job; that says it all. He wants success for the U.S. and her citizens because he loves his country.









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      Posted on: 2018-06-08 15:56:17   By: Anonymous
      Mills sucks

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        Posted on: 2018-06-08 16:08:00   By: Anonymous
        This article has nothing to do with Mills. Go somewhere else. Have some respect for a brilliant man.

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          Posted on: 2018-06-08 22:13:45   By: Anonymous
          Mills sucks.

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      Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
      Posted on: 2018-06-08 16:21:33   By: Anonymous
      It doesn't matter anymore. Hillary called Trump supporters deplorable, but we all know now that the democrats, the finger pointers, are the disgusting POS in the American Political System.
      I've told my grand children not to join a political party but to vote, and to vote for the best person that they think is best suited for the job. When they read the comments here and On other sites, they now understand why Hillary lost the election. They're filthy, lying, corrupt, bigots.
      I'm just happy my grand kids saw this right off the bat and I didn't need to explain it to them.

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        Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
        Posted on: 2018-06-08 17:30:17   By: Anonymous
        You are an ignorant, racist Trumptard, and we are way too smart to listen to your biased, racist support of the most disgusting person that has ever held the office of President
        I sure feel sorry for your ignorant grandchildren as well
        What I can say the bigot won’t be in office much longer
        Thank you Robert Mueller

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          Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
          Posted on: 2018-06-08 17:58:25   By: Anonymous

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            Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
            Posted on: 2018-06-08 18:04:53   By: Anonymous
            Get a job and shut up!

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              Posted on: 2018-06-08 19:46:20   By: Anonymous

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                Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
                Posted on: 2018-06-08 20:43:14   By: Anonymous
                You have no idea what it means to be a man. Charles Kruathammer is a brilliant man who overcame so much and didn't whine or complain and supported himself without government assistance.

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                  Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
                  Posted on: 2018-06-08 22:14:15   By: Anonymous
                  Mills sucks.

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            Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
            Posted on: 2018-06-09 07:52:04   By: Anonymous
            NO Trumptard only Repubturds are on welfare
            Look at the facts, the red states use way more handouts than the blue states
            But the don’t say that on Fox and Lies so you ignorant fools don’t know the FACTS as usual

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          Re: Too many Democrats are still floating in the 🚽 called DC
          Posted on: 2018-06-09 12:33:15   By: Anonymous
          You morons automatically throw race around whenever presented with the facts. No one is listening to it. You have lost, get used to it. I’m sure you couldn’t pour piss out of a Birkenstock with directions on the heel. PhuqueOff.

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      Posted on: 2018-06-09 09:15:23   By: Anonymous
      "Donald Trump put his total financial empire at risk in running for president and certainly did not need or possibly even want the job; that says it all. He wants success for the U.S. and her citizens because he loves his country."

      This last line of Krauthammer's piece is simply wrong. Perhaps wishful thinking of a very ill man.

      Trump did not put his "empire" at risk while running for president or even now. In fact, he now is exploiting his office to enhance his business profits. Foreign diplomats and lobbyists of all types are encouraged to stay at the Trump hotel in Washington DC and to hold functions there. The Trump organization profits from that. Membership fees at Mar-a-Lago were doubled (to, I think $200,000) right after Trump won the election. Money in Trump's pocket. When Trump stays at Mar-a-Lago he charges the Secret Service for golf cart rental so they can follow him around the golf course. Trump is making money off his office.

      During the campaign Trump was still negotiating to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. He used the possibility that he would be president to encourage the Russians to do business with him. The Russians, of course, used Trump's interest in Moscow to compromise him in ways that allow them to blackmail him to carry out their bidding. One major Russian goal is to disrupt Western alliances and Trump is advancing that goal for them with his tariffs and disruption of the G7 meeting. If the world abandons its alliances, then Russia becomes a world power again. This is Putin's goal and his puppet Trump is helping him achieve it.

      Finally Trump has never been motivated by achieving success for the US and its citizens. Everything Trump does is about success for Trump. Sometimes it's just ego-gratification. Sometimes it's outright grifting. But it is always about Trump.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-06-09 07:27:28   By: Anonymous
My heart is broken.

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    Re: CK
    Posted on: 2018-06-10 20:29:33   By: Anonymous
    I always like what Charles has to say. Like any pundit, you need to evaluate what he's saying.
    Yes, Trump is pragmatic. Unfortunately, he's rude, immoral, and not who I would like to represent America.
    2 more years. He's done.

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    Posted on: 2018-06-13 20:17:04   By: Anonymous
    I feel the same way.

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