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2018-03-25 -Land of the Free
From Twitter: Trump At His "Millennial Summit": College Campus Free Speech Crisis Is Overblown
Just a few bad apples.

But those Alec Baldwin skits -- now THOSE are a problem!

What does overblown mean? Now everyone will look at the problems Young Republicans and Conservative speakers are having on campuses around the country, where before they were ignoring the situation as hard as they could.
Posted by charger 2018-03-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 What does overblown mean?

Different context than overserved I guess.

Well, maybe not.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-03-25 09:42||   2018-03-25 09:42|| Front Page Top

#2 Silly Skidmark. :-)

And while attention is being paid to tweets, a reminder from Forbes last August that President Trump need not spend all that Congress votes for, something he has been doing since the day he was sworn in.

For example, the Trump administration had proposed a budget with a huge one-third cut for the State Department and the Agency for International Development. Congress largely ignored Trump’s first-year budget proposal. It was too late, too unjustified, and unrealistic as an allocation of funds. Congress voted the necessary funds for State and AID to do their job.

The Trump administration has tried to promote the notion that it just wanted to see more spending at home rather than overseas. But, that appears to be just a cover for manipulating settled congressional appropriations to align with Trump's objectives. For example, there has been criticism of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for failing to spend $80 million allocated by Congress to fight Russian and terrorist propaganda -- not a surprise given the Trump administration’s relaxed attitude about Russia compared to a Congress that enacted more sanctions against Russia and restricted Trump’s ability to relax the sanctions.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-03-25 10:35||   2018-03-25 10:35|| Front Page Top

#3 Overblown? I don't think so. Universities, have increasingly over the years, populated the faculty and administrative ranks with lefties. Moreover, "1stA free speech" has been supplanted with "political correctness."
Posted by JohnQC 2018-03-25 11:19||   2018-03-25 11:19|| Front Page Top

#4 We all know that politically correct speech is really thought or expression control.

Yep, Reagan did it before. You do not have to spend all the money in the budget or the authorization. Reagan put the clamps on spending in some areas he did not approve, instead of vetoing the whole mess and starting another spending authorization mess that is worse than the original budget...Trump may follow St. Ronald on this one and I would not be surprised. All of the cabinet members are loyal to DJT and it would not be a stretch for him to say "don't spend money on that" as in the odious $500 million for Planned Genocide Parenthood.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-03-25 11:41||   2018-03-25 11:41|| Front Page Top

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