by Countable | 12.29.17
Dear lovely Countable friends,
This is it: the very last epistle of the year 2017. And boy has it been a doozy.
Just think about it for a second…
In this one year, you amazing, engaged and responsible citizens have been keeping watch as,
A new president takes the helm of government (Tracking Trump's Appointments),
Federal regulations begin to be reshaped, across the spectrum of energy, trade, education, public lands, health care and more (Tracking Trump's Executive Actions),
The administration attempts to block immigrants from majority-Muslim countries (SCOTUS Allows Trump Travel Ban to Go into Full Effect),
A new Supreme Court Justice rises to the country's highest bench (Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court),
Intelligence agencies confirm that Russian actors worked to influence America's 2016 Presidential election (Senators Warn About Continued Russian Meddling),
The US pulls out of the "Paris Agreement" on global climate change (Trump Pulls U.S. from Paris Climate Accord, Seeks Renegotiation),
An overt white supremacist movement clashes with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, VA (Trump Defends Early Statement, Says "Many Sides Were Violent in Charlottesville),
US officials square-off with North Korea like never before (Trump Threatens North Korea with Fire & Fury),
The US Stock Market and Consumer Confidence reach historic highs (U.S. Consumer Confidence Reaches 17-Year High),
A Special Counsel begins investigating whether Trump officials worked with Russian operatives during the 2016 campaign (Who's Who in the Russia Investigation),
The culture, more broadly than ever, begins to reject sexual misconduct (Does the Government Have a Role to Play in Curbing Sexual Assault?),
A lone gunman, in a hotel room in Las Vegas, commits the worst mass shooting in modern American history (Was the Las Vegas Shooting Terrorism?),
Multiple devastating hurricanes hit the US within days of one another, in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida (Hurricane Classifications, 1 to 5),
Massive, uncontrolled wildfires destroy swaths of northern & southern California (Senators Craft Bipartisan Wildfire Management Legislation),
Congress & the president radically change US tax laws, especially for corporations (Tax Cut & Jobs Act, Final).
For decades to come, future generations will study the incredible events of the year 2017. I am so glad you were there, watching.
Because of your incredible commitment, we know you'll stick with Countable for the coming year as well. (See below for info on how to join our editorial process.)
So, what's next?
Whatever your political leanings, it's useful to read the tea-leaves left by President Donald Trump's tweets. These issues, and the president's stances on them, will set-up some of the most important questions of governance in the coming months. I offer them to you unabridged:
Based on the fact that the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over time) ObamaCare, the Democrats & Republicans will eventually come together and develop a great new HealthCare plan!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2017
The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Retail sales are at record numbers. We’ve got the economy going better than anyone ever dreamt - and you haven’t seen anything yet!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
Remember, the Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional races this year. In Senate, I said Roy M would lose in Alabama and supported Big Luther Strange - and Roy lost. Virginia candidate was not a “Trumper,” and he lost. Good Republican candidates will win BIG!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2017
Please know that you have the fond wishes and hopes for health and prosperity from all of us at Countable. Please do be in touch. We love hearing from you.
— Andrea Seabrook, Managing Editor
Written by Countable
There is a total lack of respect for the constitution of this country. There is a total fabrication of the truth taking place in this country. There is a disrespect for decency in this country. There is a clear and present danger to democracy and that danger is Donald Trump.
Yes, thank god for President Trump. Now, build the Wall and no more funding to sanctuary cities and hold politicians accountable for crimes against American citizens in sanctuary cities.
Thanks Seabrook, but I wish I wasn’t witnessing this historical time. What a shameful period in American history. I pray for the children of this world that the pendulum swings soon.
Historical distressing and destructive
God be with us all in 2018.
2018 is when the people strike back at Trump. And the Democratic’s retake the house and senate.now it depends on what kind of Democratic’s we get pending the primary’s.But the Democratic’s will be on top
If you want higher taxes, bigger bureaucracy, more power in Washington, a smaller economy with lower take home pay and fewer jobs, then vote for a Democrat. If you want a bigger economy, more jobs, more take home pay, less power with Washington bureaucrats and lower taxes with more money in your pocket, then vote for a Republican. If Republicans can learn to tell the truth better than the Democrats lie, the GOP will win an astonishing victory in 2018.
2018...Will WE stand up and agree that the Emperor is not wearing new clothes...He’s charging the American tax payer for 5 Star resorts and expecting us to pay for his life style choices via slashing Medicare, CHIP, Social Security, Scientific Research, etc etc etc; all while personally enriching himself. He’s really just naked and we should stop saying how Bigly’ he looks.
How can any of you nay sayers with a strait face say Trump is the problem when he is fixing 30 years of politicians wrong doing..make this country great again he is doing just that!! Can’t argue with results and u left handed snowflakes can’t take it!! WINNING !!!
How is it that Congress has yet to pass legislation to protect future elections? The lack of action on Russian involvement points to a deeper “virus” in the Republican Party.
Can we start over with a different person as president?
2017 has been a great year. President Trump has deconstructed many of the failed policies and regulations that have stifled our economy. He is making Americans first in his decisions. He is keeping his promises. ISIS is losing big time. The middle class will finally get some tax relief. I could go on. Looking forward to 2018 to begin the reconstruction of a great America.
Dear Jim, you might want to study the Constitution. Your comments are the antithesis of what it stands for. Under Trump, decency, liberty, and freedom are being restored and women are being respected again. No more victim hood. If you want something, work for it!
I feel this is has been a better year for Americans as a whole there has been some ups and downs but in general we are better off today than we were a year ago. I believe President Trump was a very wise choice he is not a politician he is a businessman we have needed someone like him for years and I for one am very pleased at the job he has done so far. I know that there are many people who have terrible things to say about him but lets take a look at them. If you are a liberal and a democrat you refuse to look at your own records. They voted in the healthcare bill for example with the statement when asked what is in it they were told vote yes and read it later big mistake. That is just one of the many mistakes the liberals have decided is something everyone else needs. I am sure you have figured out I am a conservative we have allowed to many people to make decisions for us that isn’t in the best interest of we the people. If you don’t like how we operate then move to another country they might need you (all of the ridicules movie stars for one).
Trump exactly follows Hitler’s plan to create an authoritarian state He disregards all laws with a sneer He states “ I have every right to control the Department of Justice Using Sessions he Does control our DOJ Trump needs to go immediately
I’m sure that I’ll probably be in the minority of POSITIVE comments in support of President Trump, the Republican Party, and their agenda for for America and her people. We will be seeing a drastic override of the sad past 8 year Obama and Democratic debacles we seen. We are going to see the end of the “Entitlements Mentality” put forth by the Progressive Leftist Leaning Democratic mindset. We seen in President Trumps first year, an amazing, engaged and responsible Government of the People, by the People, and for the People whose citizens have been keeping watch as OUR duly elected President: * Takes the helm of government (Tracking Trump's Appointments), * Federal regulations begin to be reshaped, across the spectrum of energy, trade, education, public lands, health care and more (Tracking Trump's Executive Actions), * The administration attempts to block immigrants from majority-Muslim countries (SCOTUS Allows Trump Travel Ban to Go into Full Effect), * A new Supreme Court Justice rises to the country's highest bench (Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court), * And the list goes on REGARDLESS of the constant OBSTRUCTIONIST efforts of the Democratic Left in both the U.S. Senate, U.S. House and their “MSM” supporters. I foresee 2018 being great for America, her people, and the Republican party in the 2018 elections. In Closing...... I wish all Countable participants a very HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
I believe that the future will be a referendum on the constitution, it will either be permanently honored as an inspired document for the Ideals of what Government should be. Service to the country. Or it will be broken, to serve The wealthy.
What! No positives to report on Countable? Just negative liberal biased crap like what most members post? How about some real positive stuff that happened! Hillary is not President! We are moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem according to prophecy as now the Temple Mount will be rebuilt in coming years with a brand new temple! We are ready to take North Korea and Iran pit of the picture! Well paying blue collar production jobs suddenly appearing! Democrat men getting busted all over for sexually abusing women! I can go on and on but I’m at my American Legion Post this Friday night having well deserved drinks with my fellow vets after a well paid and productive week at work!
Personally, I would use different H words and a few other non H words to describe the last year: horrendous, horrible, frightful, atrocious, heinous; horrifying, shocking, appalling, harrowing, gruesome; hideous, grisly, ghastly, unspeakable, monstrous, nightmarish, and ..... sickening