Your 10.2.19 Playpen

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You know, I get if you’re a Trump fan because you like his policies.  I even get (even though I think it’s pretty childish) if you’re a Trump fan because Own The Libs.

You know what I don’t get?  How you don’t see a cranky old dude with a screw loose when you read stuff like this:

Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him…

“You are making me look like an idiot!” Mr. Trump shouted, adding in a profanity, as multiple officials in the room described it. “I ran on this. It’s my issue.”

I don’t think Grandpa Simpson needs any help in the looking like an idiot department.  Your mileage may vary, but damned if I can see why.

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UPDATE:  I know this won’t make any difference to some of you, but what the hell:

Frustrated with a record number of people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border this spring, President Donald Trump at one point asked in a private meeting with close aides whether the U.S. could shoot migrants below the waist to slow them down.

The account, first reported in a book excerpt released by the The New York Times on Tuesday, was confirmed to ABC News by a senior administration official who was in the room at the time, as well as several other sources who were later briefed on the conversation.

According to two sources familiar with the matter, Trump in private meetings raised the prospect of shooting migrant families seeking asylum at the border as early as November 2018.

At least you’ve got this going for you:  “In a tweet Wednesday, Trump denied the allegations about the trench and the electrified fence, but did not address the idea of shooting migrants.”

(h/t AuditDawg)

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  1. Sides

    Another hit piece with anonymous sources. I thought only grandpas still trusted the NY times….

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  2. spur21

    A buffoon is better than a corrupt Hillary.

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    • Harold Miller

      I thought the “corrupt human tornado” tweet was pretty rich coming from her.

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    • Mark

      Yep, this is where I’ve been since the beginning. Logical policies and good judicial appointments were just icing on the cake.

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      • Joe Schmoe

        Logical policies? Good judicial appointments? It’s comments like these that make me feel like I live on a different planet from many of my fellow Americans.

        I agree that the Clintons pursue a legal form of corruption in the form of influence peddling like all of Washington. That’s why I support major anti-corruption policies like those advocated by Warren. No Republicans support these measures nor have they put forward a different plan of how to address corruption. In fact, Mitch McConnel has hamstrung the FEC by refusing to but enough Commissioners on it for them to get to a quorum.

        This doesn’t even mention the fact that Trump is being directly paid by everyone who wants to have any influence over him through his businesses. Listen to the Trump, Inc. podcast from Propublica. He is a total fraud and always has been.

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        • Derek

          Stop with all the facts!!!

          Not divesting of your hotels so people from both within and without government can influence pedal is so MAGAt!

          How much tax money has been spent at trump properties?

          Who cares cause killary?!?!

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          So, a billionaire who might make some money that would be insignificant to his total wealth is a larger threat as president than someone with a fraction of the wealth that could use the office to increase his wealth exponentially? Curious.

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          • Dawgflan

            2016: Drain the swamp!
            2019: Fill the swamp with very rich people!

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              The swamp is the swamp. The deep state has done quite a job protecting itself from Trump, as should have been expected.

              I’m just questioning the logic presented. Is Trump increasing his net worth by 20% a bigger motivator than another politician increasing his by 2,000%?

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              • Charlottedawg

                I know and have worked with multiple folks who were on the creditor committees for the multiple Trump bankruptcies. To a man they confirm that the guy is a crooked incompetent scumbag who’s “business acumen” and net worth are grossly over exaggerated and any wealth is purely a function of daddy Trump giving him a sizeable amount to start with.

                It’s not a coincidence that the only bank that will do business with Trump is Deutsche Bank, one of the worst offenders during the financial crisis and who has a century long legacy of corruption including money laundering, libor rigging and oh yeah financing the Holocaust.

                Bottom line, Trump’s business accumen is another one of his litany of lies.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  So what? Government isn’t business. Do you think Obama’s community organizing gave him any foundation in economics? Do you think Bernie Sanders, or Jeb Bush are capable of running a lemonade stand? Of course not.

                  But the point remains. Trump has a lot of money. More than most other people in politics. So it makes no sense to say that increasing his wealth by 20% would motivate him to break the law more than another politician capable of increasing his wealth by 2,000%.

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                • Dawgflan

                  You don’t know enough rich people. Sense has nothing to do with what motivates many of them.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  The argument was that people were buying Trump off. With money. That argument is weaker against a rich person, like Trump, than against other politicians.

                  The post also assumed that the politicians could police themselves with some new anti-corruption, incumbent protection measures. I’m unconvinced.

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                • Joe Schmoe

                  This is a ridiculous argument for excusing rank and open corruption. Also, for Trump, like many rich people, money is not a means to material ends but rather a way of keeping score (who is winning which he is obviously obsessed with). He has also been shown to wildly overstate his actual wealth and has many properties like the one in Scotland that were really struggling prior to him becoming President. So his existing wealth was somewhat precarious leaving him very vulnerable to corrupt payments that might keep his entire organization afloat.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  You’re arguing that since you don’t know what Trump’s wealth is, you’re justified in concluding that he is much poorer than he represents, and thus vulnerable to being corrupted by bribery. And if you’re wrong and he’s actually very rich, he doesn’t care about money, so he’s still liable to be corrupt. Very convenient for you.

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                • South FL Dawg

                  I’ll say one thing for Putin’s Sockpuppet – he might tell a litany of lies, but he’s so predictable it doesn’t even help him.

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          • KCDawg34

            Except he’s not really a billionaire.

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          • Debby Balcer

            We only have Trump’s word of his financial worth.

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      • SpellDawg

        His logical policies??? Like what, Earth will be on fire soon, so fck trying to stop it? We don’t make cheap sht that China wants to buy, so lets put tariffs on China’s cheap sh*t so we all pay more? Tax breaks that are piling onto the National Debt faster than during the Great Recession, but largely benefiting the rich? Taking us to the brink of war with Iran with absolutely no proof they were doing anything other than complying 2 years into a 10 year treaty? Judicial appointments for individuals who can’t even make it through a Republican-friendly nomination hearing? His policies have alienated the friends we did have, and we are back to playing world cop alone in the Middle East. Manufacturing investment has come to a halt, job growth is declining, all his tariffs are doing exactly what every rational economist predicted….

        He’s the most myopic president we’ve ever had, the need for instant gratification and self-aggrandizement are his good qualities….

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          “Earth will be on fire soon …” Yep. Just a few billion more years and we’re all screwed! That’s why I’m traveling everywhere by racing yacht from now on.

          And you should look into the budget. In order to pay for the unfunded liabilities brought about by generations of profligate spending, we must seize every piece of private property in the country, sell it to China, and then do it again. But you still think we can tax our way out of debt?

          And offering judicial appointees the rights of due process? Outrageous! If some woman claims that something happened at some time at some place that can’t be corroborated, or even remembered, why doubt her? Just because she’s a partisan leftist? Ridiculous!

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          • SpellDawg

            Listen, I read Rush Limbaugh’s book, “The Way Things Ought to Be” like it was a bible in the early 90’s. I laughed along with him at the notion of Global Warming. I grew up in an area where they’d be covering plants with sheets starting next month on certain nights because of the temps. I ain’t seen a single sheet in a decade and it’s 95 degrees outside. A record 6 tropical storms at once this season, and the biggest one on record in it’s area of the Atlantic right now. It’s the new normal. The earth temp obviously fluctuates by degrees, but the swings are measured over millennia, not decades. I’m sure there were plenty of people who refused to believe the earth was round or that the heavens didn’t revolve around us when the science first came out. Trust overwhelming scientific consensus over politicians, always.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              There was an ice age until 1850. You are correct that climate changes. But anecdotes like, “It seems to be hotter than I remember it being,” don’t support climate models.

              There are no recorded increases in tropical storms. You’re just paying more attention.

              Is warming happening? Probably. Is some measure of warming attributable to human activity? Very likely. Is the Earth going to “catch fire?” Of course not. Are the “solutions” politicians push to combat global warming worse than doing nothing? In most cases, yes.

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              • SpellDawg

                https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/19/hurricanes-tropical-storms-atlantic-pacific-set-record-kiko-humberto-jerry-imelda-mario-lorena/2373241001/
                Probably?? Anecdotal and scientific analysis of Antarctic ice layers confirm it. How about we try doing what the scientists suggest?? https://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Don’t pretend there is only one direction all the evidence points. That’s what zealots do. I have conceded that warming caused by humans is likely. But some evidence doesn’t support it.

                  But fine. Let’s say that we only have 12 years to live. What is your solution? How many millions, or billions, of people should die to prevent the Earth from “catching fire?”

                  Is any amount of guaranteed human death and suffering enough to give you pause to consider whether the predicted human death and suffering can be avoided in other ways?

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                • SpellDawg

                  Present your scientific evidence that you find worthy of countering the overwhelming preponderance of data.

                  My solution? We put our national resources behind modernizing our electrical grid and power storage systems, build/expand solar and wind farms nationwide, employ 10’s of thousands of people in expanding forests and other carbon-limiting projects across the US,…jesus man, the number of things we could do, all of which would also spur economic growth. I’m not claiming to be a visionary with the path we should follow, I just know doing nothing is beyond foolish.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Europe is getting away from solar and wind because it doesn’t work. Nuclear would, but government regulations make it more expensive. And modernizing is just nibbling around the edges.

                  If we’re talking about impending global calamity, does clean coal that could, possibly, reduce US emissions by 5% really fix anything? Of course not.

                  Actually fixing the climate, if such a thing were even possible, would cost money. Lots of money. As in, tens of trillions of dollars. And it also costs lives. People don’t just use oil to run their porn servers. They use oil to run hospitals, and trains delivering food, and to run refrigeration to keep food from spoiling, and to create and deliver medicine. But all of that suffers when we adopt more expensive and less efficient power sources. That means people suffer, sicken, and die.

                  Now, maybe you believe that killing 200 million now is better than possibly letting 500 million die in 100 years. The thing is, the 200 million you kill today is guaranteed. The future estimates aren’t. Maybe technology improves to the point that nobody would have died in 100 years. Doesn’t that make killing millions now a bad plan?

                  Here’s a source on the economics of various ideas, including doing nothing.
                  https://www.econlib.org/library/Columns/y2018/MurphyNordhaus.html

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                • MDDawg

                  I’m curious to know what evidence doesn’t support that climate change is real and caused, at least in part, by humans. And if I’m not mistaken, this President doesn’t even believe it’s real. Also, isn’t it more like “hottest temperatures ever recorded” and not just “it seems warmer this year than I remember it being last year”.

                  And the “12 years to live” is an amusing talking point used to mock AOC, but there actually was a UN report last year which pointed to 2030 as a critical point at which climate change could become irreversible if action isn’t taken now.

                  To answer your question, although not directed at me, I don’t have a solution. But maybe a starting point would be for the President to listen to the scientists who are offering solutions (after admitting that climate change is real of course).

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  https://robert-boyle-publishing.com/product/audit-of-the-hadcrut4-global-temperature-dataset-mclean-2018/
                  This is a report auditing the IPCC data. It identified 70 areas of concern. Some, like extrapolating for missing data, are understandable. Some, like reporting Fahrenheit temperatures as Celsius, are bigger problems.

                  The famous hockey stick graph from ClimateGate is part of the data problem. Garbage in, garbage out.

                  As I stated earlier, climate definitely changes. And the recent trends have been warming. But science by consensus is stupid. Humans play a part. But even the IPCC admits that the major greenhouse actors are clouds and water vapor. CO2 is a trace element in the atmosphere. Doubling the amount will increase the temperature by about 1 degree. And increasing it further will increase temperatures by lower and lower amounts.

                  And I don’t really think the president matters in climate change. Whether he believes in it or not shouldn’t matter. If money is to be made in batteries and solar power, let the market run wild. The technology will chase the profits. But politicians imposing 5-year plans has never worked out.

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          • SpellDawg

            On the budget, simple question, why aren’t we paying down the debt then? Best economy in the history or histories, right?? Then why are we pilling on $1Trillion a year in debt? Why hasn’t he made getting our debt under control a priority, because he’s a myopic narcissist that doesn’t have the first clue about economic policy and he doesn’t have the humility to trust anyone who might tell him he’s wrong. He bankrupted casinos, not a casino, casinos as in plural. We can’t solely tax ourselves out of debt, but we could surely be doing more than whatever you want to call what he’s doing now.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              The budget has absolutely nothing to do with Trump’s business acumen, or lack thereof. Given that government doesn’t respond to prices or demand curves, if Trump were a wonderful businessman, his skills wouldn’t help him.

              Check out entitlements. FDR and LBJ implemented Social Security and Medicare. Bush kicked in Medicare D. These programs were actuarially bankrupt from inception. Now, baby boomers are retiring and the money spent on these programs are exploding.

              Trump is continuing the Clinton/Bush/Obama wars in the Middle East. Those are expensive.

              The Trump tax cuts lowered tax income by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. So if he had continued the prior tax policy, we could only be piling up $900 billion a year in debt. That doesn’t really sound like a solution. And keep in mind, even leftists admit that taxing over 20% of GDP is bad.

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              • SpellDawg

                Trump claimed he would eliminate the US debt in 8 years, it was one of his major campaign promises.
                https://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/275003-trump-i-will-eliminate-us-debt-in-8-years
                Sidestepping that, since you and I both know that was as laughable as Mexico paying for the wall, how is giving away $100+ Billion a year a nothing burger to you? He’s done nothing to substantially reduce spending, he’s signing spending bills he said he would never sign, and he’ll keep doing both these things until he’s no longer president.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  When the US budget is $4.4 trillion, Trump’s tax policy is talking about a difference 2% of the budget. It’s a rounding error. It’s nothing to get worked up about.

                  And yes. Trump is spending much more than he promised to. That makes him … a U.S. president. They literally all do that. Every president promises to do things they will not do. I see no point in getting worked up about it when one party does what both parties always do.

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        • Mark

          Yep, logical policies. Such as easing the burden of over-regulation on business. Such as working to level the massively tilted trade playing field with China, after 20 years of inaction by prior administrations. Such as trying to get control of our southern border (like, you know – every other country on earth controls theirs). Such as trying to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb.

          I like the general thrust of his judicial appointments, because I think judges should do what the constitution says they should do, which is interpret the law, instead of what a lot of them are prone to do, which is legislate from the bench.

          Trump is clearly an asshole. And I like what the asshole is trying to do.

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  3. dawgxian

    And there’s one source that’s proven and reliable, it’s the New York Times

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    • Tommy Perkins

      Totally agree, and they’ve got 117 Pulitzer Prizes to prove it. Which is about 117 more than Fox.

      But since Fox is a broadcast outlet, has only been around since 1996, perhaps that’s an unfair comparison.

      What about our dear old alma mater’s Peabody Award, the the oldest honor in electronic media? Fox has zero, which is 50 fewer than PBS. But, hey, Comedy Central has five, so chin up Fox!

      But let’s say you’re that random Georgia alum who thinks Peabodys are “too elitist.” Cool. What about the News and Documentary Emmy Awards? There’s PBS leading the pack again with 88. Fox again with zero, one behind VH-1 (documentary involving adoption and rapper Darryl McDaniels from Run-D.M.C. fame).

      Hm. Since there’s not a Pulitzer for broadcast, what about the broadcast equivalent, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards? Stop me if you’ve heard this before, there’s PBS out front again with 23 and Fox again bringing up the rear with zero, behind Court TV (2) and Current TV (1).

      Clearly some bias here. What about the George Polk Awards, which honors newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online news organizations? Fox: nada

      Ok, ok, I’ve got it. The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb to honor journalists who make significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy. Fox covers business so this has got to be a sweet spot, right? The usual suspects –New York Times and Wall Street Journal — dominate. CBS, NBC, and Bloomberg each have four Loeb awards, followed by CNBC with three, ABC with two, and CNN with one. Fox News Channel? Dang, zero again.

      Sigh. Let’s try a couple more.

      The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. CBS News leads with 25 Murrow awards. NPR news and ABC each have 11; NBC 10; the Associated Press seven; ESPN four; and three for CNN. Fox News? Zero.

      Ok, next?

      The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award honors those who report on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy’s concerns including human rights, social justice and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Hahahahaha, never mind.

      The annual Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards recognize outstanding investigative work in several categories. NPR and CBS each have five; ABC and NBC have four each; Bloomberg and MSNBC have two each. Fox News Channel? Zero.

      In literally thousands of at-bats to get some recognition in its profession, Fox News has struck out completely. If you spend a nanosecond of your time getting your news from Fox, it’s an utterly wasted nanosecond.

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      • Russ

        Yeoman’s work. Well done.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Long and storied history of trustworthiness.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Remember when the NY Times tried to resuscitate the push to remove Kavanaugh by promoting a book that violated so many journalistic tenets that it immediately had to walk it back?

        Me neither.

        #AllTheBestAwards

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      • It’s dangerous to get in between Trumpie Bears and Dear Leader…

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      • Mark

        It couldn’t possibly be that the people who give out the journalism awards share all those recipients’ biases, now could it?

        Here’s the only award I care about: Fox News was the only major network who got the whole Trump-Russia collusion-Mueller story right. All the others breathlessly proclaimed for two years that the Mueller report would nail Trump to the wall….

        …Nope.

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        Tommy Perkins for the win!

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      • Athens Townie

        Damn. Perkins puts one through the uprights from 55 yards or so, with some room to spare.

        I think it’s going to take more than a meme to offer a rebuttal to that salvo. But thanks for playing, Napoleon. Uncle Booch still thinks you’re a Champion of Life.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          I’m just amused that folks who think 450 pages means evidence think that Mueller dropped the ball when it came time to write the summary and accidentally wrote the opposite of what he meant to.

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  4. DawgNight

    Respectfully… stick to UGA football, Senator. Politics isn’t your thing.

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    • Right… because you disagree with me. LOL.

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      • Sashko1943

        No. Actually because we come here to escape the avalanche of bias and propaganda that overwhelms us daily. Keep this is a retreat from the insanity.

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        • SpellDawg

          It’s the Playpen, you must be new here. Those that need a safe-space away from politics should avoid any topics with “Playpen” in the title. I didn’t think this here Playpen idea would work, but the Senator is wiser than I, nay, a great man…

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          • This is a brilliant gif for our Times —- with Trump as Colonel Kurtz who has created his own sphere of influence in a fantasy world of deception. Well done, whether intentional or not —–

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            • SpellDawg

              I was riffing on Hopper’s line, “I’m a little man, I’m a little man, he’s… he’s a great man!” but this bizarre Cult of Personality Trump has created makes me feel like Martin Sheen when he first walks through Kurtz’s camp…

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        • No. Actually because we come here to escape the avalanche of bias and propaganda that overwhelms us daily. Keep this is a retreat from the insanity.

          My advice to you would be to skip the Playpen going forward.

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      • Dawgnight

        I didn’t say I disagree with you.

        You’re really good at writing about Georgia football. That’s why I read your blog.

        You’re not really at writing about politics. That’s why I suggested you not write about it.

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  5. Biggus Rickus

    I’m not a fan of Trump, but I take reporting like this with a grain of salt. It’s not that I can’t imagine Trump being crazy. It’s just that so much of the reporting on him has turned out to be bullshit that if something fits too neatly into the “he’s a dangerous madman!” narrative, I doubt it.

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    • Greg

      Concur……All I really GAS about is if my money is growing, the economy is growing & we ain’t in a war we should not be.

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      • Derek

        Charles Lindbergh agrees.

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      • gastr1

        Right. The hell with everybody else, even the sanctity of civil rights and voting privileges. Personal greed: it’s the American Way!

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Exactly! Who gives a shit if it’s true? It serves the narrative! Group identity over personal liberty. Ignorance is strength!

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      • Joe Schmoe

        Nice comprehensive and holistic perspective you have on things there Greg.

        Forget the fact that our basic democratic institutions are being subverted for the personal benefit of the president. Nope. Stocks are up, so who gives a shit.

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        • Biggus Rickus

          This is the problem and why I’ve taken to mostly ignoring anything related to Trump. Which “basic democratic institutions” are being subverted? The non-stop criticism of Trump is insane. It’s not enough to say that this policy is bad or that idea is terrible or he’s embarrassing. No, he must be an existential threat to the very republic.

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          • Joe Schmoe

            Because he is. He is now openly courting foreign countries to interfere in our elections. He is using the Justice Department as his personal lawyers. His entire administration has been stonewalling basic congressional oversight (e.g., refusing to show up for even run of the mill hearings) and now believes that they can ignore congressional subpoenas. I could go on. You can ignore what’s happening, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

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            • buddybog

              All this is true of Hillary, not Trump.
              Trump has been “investigated” before and after the election but O we can’t let Biden be investigated even though he goes around bragging about shaking down the Ukraine with $billion of taxpayer dollars. Because he’s a c a n d i d a t e !
              Stupidly ignoring the fact that so was/is Trump.
              Get a brain m o r o n.

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              • ciddawg

                Dear Senator,
                “So a ref ruled a play is NOT a touchdown but then a whistleblower said it was. The refs then all reviewed the play in slow motion (transcript) and confirmed the no touchdown ruling so what the heck does a second whistleblower add to this?”-Barin Gilfillen- analogist…

                Hey look another whistleblower!!!! This time they got him!!! This guy has FIRST hand knowledge…not like Shiff’s guy (forget Trump’s released the transcripts) or the Comey / FBI / Brennan / CIA / Mueller / Russkie thing, or Stormy Daniels ( who was so wrong she had to pay Trumps legal fees)…and then there was that Ballsy woman at the Kavanaugh hearing or the three other woman that made shit up out of thin air and got caught…are you starting to see a pattern here… “ring a bell and I’ll salivate”…-BNL???

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Right. I mean, other presidents have killed millions of people, put tens of thousands in jail for having the wrong political opinions or having inconvenient ancestry, and bankrupted the country by fundamentally transforming it closer to the leftist Utopia they envision. But tweeting insensitive things and/or appearing unpresidential is where we must draw the line!

          Who cares about things like the Constitution when the president is saying things like, “Border security is important?”

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  6. hodgie

    he is an abrasive dude, no doubt. but if you expect me to believe all of the stuff that was just written in that excerpt, you’re wrong. i don’t think anyone believes all of that. look, i hate that he’s not presidential and he is a loose cannon. i do not like the man himself. however, it could’ve been killary…and for that reason (among many others) i’m glad he’s OUR president.

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    • Southerngent

      Let me start by saying that I despise Hillary. She is pure evil and her bloviation exceeds the Senator’s by a country mile, but if you think for one second President Ouchiefoot isn’t as crooked as her you really know nothing about politics or Trump’s history of being a Grade A scumbag. There are reams of documented suits against him prior to being the Idiot in Command. Nearly a hundred alone where he outright stole from the every man and then leveraged his lawyers and tied up all the suits in court until it actually made it worse for the person getting screwed by him to continue legal action. He is truly deplorable. He shows his ass daily. And is a documented narcissist. He is our President, but I can think of 44 of them prior that didn’t make America weaker socially and dumber in the eyes of the world.

      All that said the system is broken. Both sides don’t care about you or me. The sooner we all realize that, the easier it is sleep while the mayhem swirls around us.

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      • Derek

        It’s an either or choice man. Doncha get it?

        If Hillary is bad then by logic Trump is awesome!

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      • hodgie

        Dude, I agree with everything you said. However, I’m not sure there’s a Trump kill list like there is with her. He’s also pro life. Those two things get my vote every time. Once again, I don’t like him.

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        • Southerngent

          Kill list? You mean like asking if its okay to shoot immigrants crossing the border? Or at least just in the leg. And I can assure you he has a kill list. He hasn’t been in politics as long as Hillary so its probably not as collated, but, for example, I doubt he tried to stop the Khashoggi incident. The columnist who had significant dirt on his dealings with the Saudis.

          And he’s for whatever his base is for. Remember his video from the 90s when he said if he’d ever run for President he’d run as a Republican because they’re stupid and will believe anything. I’m not slagging off Republicans, I’m saying the man has no moral compass. Only personal agenda.

          Damn you, Senator! I came here to talk shit about the Orange team we’re playing this week, not the Orange President.

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        • South FL Dawg

          He’s not pro life; he just needs your vote.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    It’s also possible to like Trump’s policies and enjoy the libs making themselves crazy, and simultaneously think Trump is contemptible. Having my cake and eating it too? Maybe, but I tend to think all politicians are contemptible so tough enchiladas. 😉

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  8. grumpyolddawg

    This read like a supermarket tabloid so i stopped at paragraph 2. Why bother? They aren’t far from being called fiction.

    The NYT no longer has any credibility. Mainstream media is “all in” against Trump no matter what happens and they now make stuff up just like the Democrats are doing.

    LOL at the NYT being reliable.

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  9. Normaltown Mike

    I just wish we could go back to the sober and judicious days when our POTUS was using his time in the oval office to depose leaders of other nations and approving assassinations of civilians in non war zones.

    Sad really

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  10. Hobnail_Boot

    Is Trump crazy? Likely.

    Is the media that covers him crazy? Undeniably so.

    He gives enough first-hand ammo to his critics. They don’t need to make up stuff like this.

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  11. JD

    Lies. Misinformation. Pure and simple.

    Too many people’s way of life is being destroyed as he drains the swamp.
    All this “information” attributed to him.

    If he has no filter, then why don’t we hear him saying it out loud?
    The mainstream media has become the activist propaganda arm of the leftist democratic party. Believe nothing they say.

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    • If he has no filter, then why don’t we hear him saying it out loud?

      He does say crazy stuff out loud. Almost daily.

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      • JD

        Yeah, maybe so. But none of the stuff in the NYTimes piece that you referenced. His style is definitely unorthodox.
        I’d rather have someone have little or no filter and be a little brash than the normal polished serpent-like politicians.

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      • Atticus

        And you think its 100% crazy uncalculated? You think he has no idea what he is doing when he runs his mouth? You don’t beat 16 or how many ever Repubs and beat the Queen in Waiting being a loose cannon. I am sorry, if you think that’s the case you don’t really get it. There is a lot of things I don’t like about Trump, many, many….but the two that I laugh at the most are he is a racist (never ever was accused of this until he became President) and that he is batshit crazy. He has played the Dems and the Media like a freaking fiddle. Its absolutely unbelievable how naive they are. THEY are why we are stuck with the guy. And this impeachment mess is playing right into his hands. Again.

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        • The only one’s he’s playing like a fiddle are his supporters. The guy literally watches Fox and then rage tweets whatever will get them riled up the most. He has one mode: attack. He’s not some “stable genius” masterfully orchestrating events. He simply reacts. He is not capable of inspiring anyone or bridging differences. He doesn’t even try. He thrives in chaos and happily stirs that pot. As the GOP has morphed into the party of Trump many have left them (like me). It will be interesting to see how many are left to vote for him come election time. He snuck up on America in 2016 against a very flawed candidate. We will see how much buyer’s remorse there truly is. I suspect a lot as folks have witnessed his daily assault on dignity.

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      • doofusdawg

        POTUS definitely needs a filter. He should wait an hour before he tweets also. But he is not a corrupt politician so he has that going for him… which is good. And he is actually trying to solve some of the country’s problems… many of which are antithetical to the establishment… which is evidently bad. What ever happened to the liberal counter culture who challenged big brother and the establishment?

        In the mean time… What’s that commin down the track… It’s Barr and Durham and they are serious as a heart attack. No wonder the theft is apoplectic and doing everything they can to discredit them.

        Would encourage everyone to read a quote on twitter from G.K. Chesterton which I think unfortunately describes where we are today as a country. You might also want to take another look at 1984. And please try and come to grips with the fact that the left is the new Ingsoc. If you can’t see that then there is no hope.

        Once again… read Chesterton.

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        • Public Dawgfender

          Interesting to see “Barr” and “heart attack” in the same sentence without it ending with him in a hospital bed.

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    • Public Dawgfender

      If you think he’s “draining the swamp” you’re an absolute rube.

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      • The conman has relied upon rubes his entire adult life. And he’s said it publicly. But don’t get between a Trumpy Bear and his Dear leader — you’ll get pwned…

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  12. Godawg

    “Smithers…bring me my goat!”

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  13. Mike Cooley

    Those statesman like democrats are quite the contrast. They are all scum. They would all stand and watch your children and grandchildren die a horrible death if it benefited them in some way. It’s Sophie’s choice on steroids and anyone who deluded themselves into thinking their team is different is the definition of a useful idiot. Libertaw!

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    • Derek

      End social security, Medicare, worker safety, civil rights, voting rights, the 40 hour work week, minimum wage, public colleges, and every liberal notion that a government of the people, for the people and by the people is anything but a menace.

      After all look at the conservative list of achievements that effect our lives on a daily basis:

      1)

      Perfect!

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Our rights are provided by the government. Without government, we are nothing. Everything we should know about economics, politics, and history, we learned in middle school.

        Why can’t the poor people of Bangladesh just import some labor unions and start enjoying 40 hour work weeks, weekends, and paid vacation instead of living hand to mouth?
        #UnanswerableQuestions

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      • Derek

        But I didn’t say “stupid” 3x’s???

        Maybe it’s because I thought stupid 3xs.

        It may be unavoidable….

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          I’m just contributing, Derek. Why don’t all those stupid fucking poor people just strike for better working conditions? Surely the reason they’re so poor is because Rich Uncle Pennybags is hoarding all the wealth in his house so he can surf down the piles of gold like Scrooge McDuck.

          It can’t possibly be that their economy just isn’t strong enough, because it’s not productive enough, to support leisure time. Surely our middle school teachers would have taught us that.

          Now, back to your righteous and profane ignorance.

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    • Again, my point has nothing to do with policy. I get why you might prefer Trump in that regard.

      I’m just asking about the absence of a filter on his brain/mouth.

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      • Hogbody Spradlin

        It’s just a little bit of ‘ready fire aim’.

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      • Mike Cooley

        I don’t care that he doesn’t have a filter. Thats noise. It doesn’t bother me.

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        • When it blows intelligence assets, it should bother you.

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          • Mike Cooley

            Well you tell me what I can do about it right now, Senator. Listening to your little Ronnie Scout troop lead by Derek, screaming, “Orange Man bad, Orange Man racist!” and jabbering about how bad Trump is wont do anything. All I can do is vote and it ain’t time for that yet. But given the choice between Trumpy Bear and the Democrat version of him, old Uncle Joe, Bobby ORourke, Bernie et al, I’ll either vote for Trump or I just won’t vote. I don’t remember you worrying about any of the shady stuff Obama pulled. Then again only one news channel would even talk about it versus the army that screams about Trump around the clock. Nope, Trump’s mean words don’t bother me.

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  14. Jesus, this is going to be an insane comment section.

    Godspeed Senator.

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  15. Derek

    Seeking personal political dirt from a foreign government is the best collusion! Hiding the evidence of it in a vault away from government agencies is the sort of cover up that we should all get behind.

    Collusion YES

    Cover up YES

    So MAGAt!

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  16. S. Land

    New York Times article. No comment necessary.

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  17. Husky Jeans

    I did not vote for Trump, I will not vote for him next election, I am embarrassed by all the awful things he says and does. Yet I can’t buy this article as being accurate…it’s obviously written by someone who hates him and there’s just no way all these quotes are in proper context (if they’re accurate to begin with). This all just makes me very sad. Even after Trump is long gone, the partisan media will remain and will continue to drive us into our respective corners while they rake in the money. The vocal fringes will remain and will keep shouting at each other. The reasonable middle will continue to get ignored. Trump is a symptom, not the problem.

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  18. Scuba

    My choice was Hillary or Trump. The person who if I had done what she did I would be in jail. So someone outside the system that both party’s leaders did not want. Given that choice my vote would not change. Our primary system allows the most extreme the best chance to win their party’s nomination. Our 24/7 news cycle has removed any chance for either group to meet in the middle as has been done in the past.

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    • Texas Dawg

      Agree. Trump as not a great choice until you compared him to the alternative, then he was like manna from heaven. It was more about SCOTUS than anything else. Presidents come and go and their policies can be undone but the next President/Congress. Not so with SCOTUS. The appointments that are made have repercussions for generations. I shudder to think of the damage Hillary could have done.

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      • Jack Klompus

        Yo- Tex Dawg. What damage do you think she would have done there? Seriously. How “liberal” do you think Hillary is/was?

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          You didn’t ask me, but I think it’s fair to assume that Hillary would have looked for judges like RBG and Stephens, whom she has spoken very well of in the past.

          And the judicial philosophy of those two justices, and many others like them, is that the Constitution is something to be gotten around on our way to a more progressive society.

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          • Jack Klompus

            The SCOTUS discussion was the same on the other side when Roberts and Gorsuch were appointed. They haven’t proved to be the conservatives friend as the media and left-wing thought they’d be. I would argue that you’d see the same types of appointments had Hillary been elected. Of course on the left side of the center.

            Look, I hate Hillary and her showing up on CBS Sunday Morning reminded me again why. But, I don’t think she would have done any damage to the US, nor our allies.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Perhaps. But the left side of the SCOTUS votes as a bloc much more often than the right side does.

              My biggest complaint against Hillary, even acknowledging her corruption, was her foreign policy. There’s no regime she’s not in favor of changing. There’s no war she’s not in favor of starting, or escalating. She even wants to go toe to toe with Russia. That’s real. Besides the trillions of dollars, the thousands of American lives, and the hundreds of thousands of foreign civilians killed, that kind of foreign policy makes us less safe by agitating hornets nests around the globe. She created ISIS. We don’t need more of that.

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      • Derek

        Congress is why we’ve never been great as a country. Never will be.

        Let’s put our lot in with the Russians. They’ve been the real winners lately.

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        • Texas Dawg

          And there he said it “we’ve never been great as a country. Never will be”.
          Now that we know where you are coming from it makes all of you rants understandable. Since we are not great and never will be, please give me and example of where you think is better? No I am not saying love it or leave it, but if there are better places, why do you not aspire to them? Anytime I have lived were I was not happy, I pulled up stakes and relocated.

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          • Derek

            You are fucktarded.

            If Congress sucks and it’s been with us from the beginning then why are we no. 1?

            If the people’s houses are so ineffective then explain America you moron.

            You’re the type of shit for brains and looks around and says:

            No. 1 economy and military in the world? By far? No one close?

            We need change!! Let’s stop doing what we’ve been doing and go it alone!! Internationalism and supporting free democracies is getting us nowhere. Let’s legitimize Putin and Kim!!

            Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Exactly! When Washington and Jefferson warned of entangling alliances, they were just being stupid traitors! Perpetual war is working out great! I mean, we’ve spent over a trillion bucks in the Middle East, been at war for a generation, and things are less stable now than when we went over there!
              #Winning
              #IfIsisDidn’tExistWeWouldHaveToCreateIt

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          • Raleighwood Dawg

            Let me guess … When Trump branded his campaign “Make America Great Again”, you also read him the riot act just like you just did to Derek? In your mind, did you think: “F*ck off, man … our country is and has always been great long before you came along.” ??? I’m asking because, in your comment above, this is exactly what you stated: “Since we are not great and never will be” ….

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  19. Chris

    Here’s a man doing everything he can to fulfill the promise to and mandate of the American people. God bless that magnificent orange bastard.

    BTW I fully support electrifying the wall and whatever alternative means it takes to secure our border. Put up proper signs in Bad Hombre that say “WARNING: GTFO and apply for legal citizenship like the rest of the world. No free tacos today.”

    gatirguy post above me is right, the liberal tears and schadenfreude will be quite enjoyable today. Well played, Senator.

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    • Derek

      -3,000,000 votes in 2016 and -10,000,000 in 2018=mandate!

      May MAGAt math live on!!

      The minority were promised a Mexican funded wall. So what, right?

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    • Public Dawgfender

      Ladies and gentleman, we have ourselves a racist!

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      • Derek

        Who doesn’t build a wall on their south yard to protect them from the Browns while their north yard is kept wide open to the Whites?

        It’s just common sense, not racism!

        And if a guy can make a few bucks while pointing this out, who cares right?

        https://apple.news/A-GA2ufCCRhqOT3em2obGRg

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        • Texas Dawg

          Yep, all those crazy Canadians are just pouring over the border. BUILD THAT NORTH WALL

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          • Derek

            MAGAts wouldn’t care if they did. They’re white.

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            • Texas Dawg

              You are playing in the hypothetical world while the rest of us have to deal with real world problems (over burdened schools, over taxed ER’s) that the invasion of illegals over the southern border has produced. You just admitted (…if they did.) that there is not a problem up north so it would be stupid to try and solve a problem that does not exist.

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              • Derek

                Can we send the Irish back?

                I need a vacation.

                Immigrants pay for themselves many times over in more affordable food and construction.

                Ask a guy in construction, poultry, or fruits and vegetables if he want to hire only documented workers.

                It’s not only dumb economics, it’s also racist.

                Let them show up

                Take a photo
                Take their finger prints
                Run them through the computer to see if they have a record
                Ask them where they are going.
                Make them report with pay stubs and re-run the criminal record.
                Do all of that for a set period of time and say: welcome to America!

                Why don’t we do that?

                Racism.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Except for the $200 billion a year they cost the taxpayer, illegal immigrants totally pay for themselves many times over!
                  https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/5/the-real-cost-of-illegal-immigration-and-its-not-a/

                  #WhitePeopleBad

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                • Texas Dawg

                  Racism to have controlled and orderly LEGAL immigration? Racism to expect people coming here to be able to support themselves or have sponsors who will so the American tax payer does not have to? Racism to expect people wanting to come here adapt to their new country and not us the? Racism to limit the number who come each year so as not to overwhelm the system? Racism to expect them to have a basic ability to speak the language so it does not cost business and government fortune to have to maintain forms and translators for multiple languages (no there is no official language, but what does the VAST majority of America speak as a primary language)? If you consider these to be racist, then you are hopelessly out of touch with the vast majority of Americans

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                • Derek

                  Racism to believe that brown people from shithole countries can’t do those things but Irish, Germans and Italians can, dumbass.

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                • Texas Dawg

                  Maybe I missed something but I have not seen a massive influx of Irish, Germans, and Italians recently. That happened about 100 years ago. I have not seen people jumping up and down to keep Indians out of this country. They are brown but they tend to be skilled and don’t latch onto the welfare teat to suck on for generations. They are doctors, engineers, computer programmers etc or they are small business people. Almost all of them came her LEGALLY. Apparently you are the smartest little boy in the world and everyone who disagrees with you is a dumbass or such. You stated above that this country has never been great and never will be so we see your point of reference in everything you espouse. Most of us believe that this is the greatest country in history and would like to keep it that way despite efforts from the likes of you.

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                • Derek

                  I see you’re to dumb for sarcasm.

                  So many Irish potato famine migrants were highly trained skilled.

                  So many. Everyone says so.

                  This country was built on illiterates, criminals, rejects and slaves. Their kids and grandkids have always done just fine when given the chance to.

                  Only racists say they won’t, so keep them out.

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                • Texas Dawg

                  Yep, our economy is just like it was 100 years ago when all those highly skilled workers were need for the fledgling high tech industry. You see racism behind everything you disagree with. That is why no one on here takes you serious. You are like the court jester that is just there to make a fool of himself for our entertainment. Kudos…you are doing a wonderful job of it.

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            • Mike Cooley

              That’s right, Derek. At the white people’s meeting last night we all agreed on that.

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      • Chris

        Ladies and gentleman, Orange Man is Bad, and walls are racist!

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    • Grafton

      What’s funny is people like Chris go to church every Sunday.

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    • Your statement is so absurd and depraved that I’m embarrassed to share a birthname with you… But I’m sure you have many more keen insights to share, so carry on.

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  20. Biggen

    Its sounds crazy enough that it might actually work!

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  21. 3rdandGrantham

    {Reads comments above} …And this is why I no longer bother discussing politics. It’s about as pointless as it can get. Trump fans defend him at no cost; Trump non-fans/haters/whatever bash him at no cost. Seriously, Trump could hold a PC today stating he hates America and hopes we all go to hell, and his supporters would cheer him on anyway. Or, he could hold a PC stating we are starting a new initiative to cure pediatric cancer, in which he would be donating his entire net worth to the project, and his detractors would find a way to assail him regardless.

    On a personal level, my conservative friends think of me as a bed wetting liberal; my liberal friends think I’m a right wing loon. None of them will remotely consider that perhaps I’m balanced or middle of the road in my views while they are far to one side or another. Crazy.

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    • Derek

      You can think Sanders AND Trump are bad?

      Unpossible!!

      Pick you’re tribe and abandon all independent thought!!

      Ideology and party > country!!!

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        LOL, indeed. FWIW I think Sanders is a pretty good guy, and I enjoyed his 2 hour interview recently on Joe Rogan’s podcast (best podcast going, IMO). However, as an evil 1%er, his tax views alone make me utterly cringe.

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        • Derek

          Not a fan either. The market is NOT the enemy.

          It’s rewards could be more fairly distributed so that future generations can benefit and have an opportunity to participate.

          I don’t support the “it won’t be fair until we’re all poor” wing of the liberals any more than I support the money-based generational aristocracy that the republicans promote.

          One ideology wants no rich folks and the other would lead to around 5. Neither is very attractive to me.

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          • 3rdandGrantham

            Yep. I personally came from little money but grinded (as did my wife) to get to where I’m at now with tons of sacrifice along the way, and finally we’re in a position after 20+ years of hard work that we individually and combined do quite well. Nothing lucrative making millions a year or anything, but enough to where we again are in the top 1-2% income wise and overall are in good shape.

            But, around half of what we earn yearly goes to taxes; over half if you include what we pay in property taxes, sales taxes, and all the rest. So basically Jan 1st thru at least July 1st we are working for the gov; the rest of the year finally for ourselves. Thus when I hear Sanders and his ilk harp on how we aren’t ‘paying our fair share’ and need to pony up even more, yea…it makes me bristle a bit. Especially when something like 30% of wage earning Americans pay no federal income taxes whatsoever and/or receive EITC’s.

            With that said, the two best ways to ensure future generations are afforded equal economic opportunities are: 1. Espouse the importance of a two parent household; ideally with a mom and dad present. 2. Equal access to quality education regardless of geography. Unfortunately, we are doing neither. If you grow up in a two parent household, graduate HS and not have kids until you’re married, the chances that you end up being poor, committing crimes or being a violent crime statistic is almost nil.

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            • 92 Grad

              I’m buying what you’re selling here. Most all of us that earn a decent income pay a huge part of the tax revenue, both state and fed.

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              • 3rdandGrantham

                Absolutely. According to the IRS, in 2016, the top 50% of income earners paid 97% of all the taxes. The bottom 50%, meanwhile, paid just 3%. The top 1% alone earned 17% of all income yet were responsible for 37% of all taxes collected. Call me biased, but I’d suggest that the top, say, 5% are paying far more than their fair share as it is. Sadly, politicians can continue to blatantly lie about the wealthy needing to pay their ‘fair share’ or a need for higher taxes because, 1: most Americans are ignorant of the above stats, and 2: they very well might be in the lower 50% group paying no taxes, so they couldn’t care less if you raise the top tax rates to say, 80% if desired.

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            • Derek

              I grew up broke, single mom and still ended up about where you are.

              Our main problem with taxes is that we’re not rich enough. It’s when you start making Mitt Romney money then you can get that marginal rate down to 15% or less.

              As far as fixing what’s broke my plan is two-fold:

              1) any person from the ages of 15 to 24 will be doing something. Education, work training, military, something. Sitting around selling drugs, jacking folks up and burglary will not be an option any longer.

              2) end the drug war. So long as people see easier money in drugs than in working we’re going to have worse and worse poor folks.

              Those two plans will solve a ton of ills.

              Unfortunately, we have a “welfare state” or “entitlement system” or “unfunded liabilities” or social security, Medicare, etc…., whatever your bumper sticker is that people want so one party wants to starve the government of the funds necessary to make them feasible. They want to say: “Medicare is fine and all but you know we’re just broke. Sorry.” That’s just wrong and it’s evil.

              The rich have bought this country and opted out of responsibility for it and set poor people of different stripes against each other to fight over the scraps.

              It’s wrong and it’s un-American. This is why I HATE Republicans.

              It’s not because I’m a leftist ideologue.

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              • 3rdandGrantham

                Well said and I agree with most of your points. However, when you look at all the socioeconomic, crime, etc. data available, the #1, undisputed factor that determines your success in life comes down to whether or not you grew up in two parent household. Even Obama, to his credit, stated this earlier on in his presidency, while most of his counterparts coward away from taking a position as to not to offend their constituents.

                Simply put, kids who grow up in a stable family with mother/father are far, far more likely to succeed than kids that grow up in some sort of a single mom or out-of-wedlock upbringing.Of course that doesn’t mean that single parent kids can’t succeed or that two parent kids won’t fail, but the odds are overwhelming good/bad each way. Yet when is the last time you heard any politician say anything about the importance of family and sticking together? Hell, most refuse to even address the topic.

                For example, black American families with a married mom/dad have a far higher income and overall net worth, along with a much higher % of their children who attend/graduate college than white households that are single or broken in some capacity. Indian-American families, for example, have the highest % of intact/married families of all ethnic groups, and no surprise they lead the country in terms of average income (Asians, FYI, are #2).

                Focus on the family and make education a top priority, and the chances are great that you/your kids will turn out just fine. Asians and Indians figured this out a long time ago and are absolutely killing it as mostly new arrivals in the U.S. as first/second generation Americans.

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                • Derek

                  I’m just not sure other than lip service that the government can do anything about that.

                  The best thing that ever happened to me was my parents divorce but I understand that I may unique.

                  Ultimately though unless you can get young girls to make better choices of mates and/or birth control choices, divorce/children out of wedlock is going to be a problem.

                  You and I may know that getting married and having kids before your late 20’s is likely a bad idea, because you’re more than a decade past puberty it’s a bit of a lost cause.

                  The reason the two parent family was the norm previously wasn’t government policy but more had to do with the fact that women had far fewer choices.

                  This freedom for women is a relatively new phenomenon. I’m sure it will sort out eventually.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Genius plan.
                1) Make selling drugs, robbery, and burglary illegal.
                2) Make selling drugs legal.

                Why hasn’t anyone thought of this? It’s completely logically consistent. It will cure what ails us. Then, we adjust property rights and liberty to a sliding scale based on how rich you are.

                It’s only practical. It’s TOTALLY not based on a naive and ignorant world view coupled with class envy and a lack of fundamental understanding of the world beyond what a middle schooler learns.

                #DerekForPresident

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    • addr

      Totally agree. And this NYT piece perfectly illustrates the depths to which politics has plunged. Instead of two sides attempting to govern based on healthy compromise backed by principles, politics is now tabloid clickbait where success is judged by the degree to which you can generate righteous indignation from one side or another.

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  22. Forget about your opinion of Trump for a second. Is this an opinion piece? I don’t see it labeled as such. The NYT deserves every criticism they get about witch hunts and all that when they write shit like this:

    “Mr. Trump’s order to close the border was a decision point that touched off a frenzied week of presidential rages, round-the-clock staff panic and far more White House turmoil than was known at the time. By the end of the week, the seat-of-the-pants president had backed off his threat but had retaliated with the beginning of a purge of the aides who had tried to contain him.”

    This is supposed to be NEWS – tell me the facts about what happened and let me form my own opinion on whether it should be considered “frenzied,” “turmoil,” “panic,” etc. Calling him “the seat-of-the-pants president” destroys all credibility, and I don’t blame the posters above for dismissing the article almost immediately.

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    • Edit: I just noticed the tiny footnote at the end saying it’s an excerpt from a book. The NYT couldn’t preface the article with that?? [Insert eye roll here.]

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  23. Derek

    If you liked the treason, you’ll love the sedition!!

    https://apple.news/Aeb_0zLR3RT6uLGgj5zzFwA

    Execute the whistleblowers and their collaborators!!

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  24. Derek

    We all know that if Obama admitted to shaking down Ukraine for dirt on Trump that MAGAts would say: so what?

    So consistent. So honorable.

    Party FIRST. Power ONLY!!!

    America after all is filled with browns and libs! Rules would just play into their hands.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Yes. And if Trump had orchestrated a coup in Ukraine, followed by getting his son a job for a corrupt oil company, despite a complete lack of expertise, leftists would dismiss anyone investigating it as a traitor.

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  25. JaxDawg

    “If you don’t think trump is a corrupt con artist you are dumb!”

    “If you can’t see that trump is a genius and is MAGA you’re stupid.”

    Constant commie references followed by accusations of fascism.

    Not exact quotes but you get the drift. And we wonder why the media and the politicians are so polarized. If there were no audiences their behavior, it would decline. The venom used to be centralized in the politicians and their lobbyist. Now friends and colleagues can hardly discuss policy without name calling and insults.

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  26. MDDawg

    I don’t know if my vocabulary is big enough to describe just how horrible I think Trump is, but even I have a hard time believing that he seriously suggested building a moat and all that. Outside of that though, I absolutely do see a cranky (and crazy) old man with a screw loose. What truly boggles my mind is how he’ll go on TV or twitter and say something, then later he’ll go on and deny that he ever said it as if there was no readily available evidence to refute that denial. Truly insane.

    I also think it’s really shameful how far each side will go to attack the other and defend their own. And although you didn’t ask about for policy opinions, I disagree with the majority of Trump’s positions, especially when it comes to climate and the environment, but I can put my disdain for him aside enough to agree with him on some things, like sanctuary cities and one or two other things.

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    • Texas Dawg

      As is should be. I disagreed with most of what Obama championed, but had to give him the credit he was due for going into Pakistan to get Osama. What is happening now is that too may on the left have worked themselves into such a hatred of Trump, that unlike you, they would disagree with him if he ended world hunger, cured cancer, and stopped all wars. It is now a personal agenda ffor them no matter how much damage they do along the way.

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    • But that’s the point: there is no “evidence” available for the slice of America that watches ONLY FoxNews. His out front hypocrisy is never challenged. So the viewers go on believing whatever fits their own prejudices.

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  27. Mike Cooley

    Seems like maybe this comment section didn’t go as planned. Lol.

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    • Russ

      Oh, I don’t know. 300+ comments by mid afternoon would seem to argue otherwise. None of this shit is spilling into the football posts so I’d say it’s working perfectly.

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  28. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    It has become apparent to me that a President with no fox to give is a bug and not a feature. Never mind the article; the transcript that he provided in which he basically confessed to the allegations of the whistle blower tells it all. How does that not bother you? Donald, you have the right to remain silent, but apparently, not the ability.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Maybe because the transcript showed no evidence of a crime?

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        It does, in spades.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Curious how Trump’s teams of lawyers missed that.

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          • Raleighwood Dawg

            You mean, like head man Rudy Giuliani? You’re kidding, right?

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Right. His personal lawyers, plus the DOJ are all idiots who don’t understand what a crime is. They vetted the transcript. But we keyboard commandos can read between the lines and pick out the “obvious” crimes.

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        • Derek

          Seeking things of value from foreign governments for use in a political campaign is only illegal if words have literal meaning.

          Denying reality is defense they are going with here.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            It’s like Trump doesn’t know that Derek can read his mind. As Derek’s said in the past, it’s not what he said, it’s how he didn’t say the things he left out that prove how corrupt he is.

            So, whether he said it or not, he’s guilty.

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  29. Is this your homework Larry?

    I know I’m getting caught up in a land war in Asia here, but using the “evil” media and/or “evil” Hillary justification as support for Trump or any critique is a canard. Deep down, many support his medieval/wild-west, racist views. If a 6 year old migrant from Guatemala got impaled by a purposely placed spike in the ground, most wouldn’t give a shit. Justification for a lack of empathy would derive on placing blame on his/her parents for bringing their child to the boarder, not the Vlad era Romanian defense system. Deep down, internally, would it cause you outrage? Be honest.

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  30. spur21

    The best way (possibly only way) to save our Republic is with term limits.
    POTUS – One 6 year term. Plenty of time to work on improving a good things not enough time to fuck everything up.
    Senate – Two 4 year terms (no more public service or lobbying)
    House – Two 3 year terms (no more public service or lobbying)
    Limiting POTUS term would negate the need to spend two years trying to get reelected.
    Senate term limits would keep us from having to endure the likes of Schumer and McConnell – both with too much power.
    The House – no Nadler or Schift for life would be wonderful. Pelosi too.

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    • Texas Dawg

      That will never fly because it makes too much sense. The establishment will fight it tooth and nail because they would no longer have the power (and ability to enrich themselves) that they so crave.

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  31. Faulkner

    NYT. SMH.
    Still waiting on the Russia collusion evidence. Its been what 3 years?

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    • Derek

      “Russia if you’re listening find and release Hillary’s emails!”

      I’d keep looking dumbfuck.

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        • Raleighwood Dawg

          No one said anything about treason, dickhead. But your President and the Republicans in Congress still seem hell-bent on finding those emails. If finding them would make them move on to a new “shiny object”, I wish they would, but we all know they would then just revert back to Obama’s birth certificate, the Bengazi investigation. or now Joe Biden’s involvement in the 2016 election tampering, Jesus, if you #Repubs could just win an election on your own you’d have a much better self-appreciation within your party.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            RussiaGate isn’t treason? Derek’s going to be so upset! But I guess you’re right. An attempted deep state coup is fine. Let it go. Elections are just things to be corrected. That’s what democracy is all about.

            And your tribalism is showing. I’m not a Republican. I’m just a dude who finds it amusing when leftists convince themselves that Trump’s tweets are the greatest threat to humanity in history.
            #OrangeManBad

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  32. dawgxian

    For all the talk of him being unhinged, I find it interesting that his 2 IV league predecessors had started a war by the point in their admins

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  33. Al

    As my grandfather used to say, “I have two minds on it.” Yes, he is an unhinged moron. However, I tolerate it because he has given us conservative fiscal policy and judicial appointments.

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  34. Derek

    Trump fell in love with this guy!

    https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEM7ebccZelHwRHhJpTbvJoAqFwgEKg8IACoHCAowjuuKAzCWrzww5oEY?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen

    A 4th meeting maybe? Yeah, that’ll do it.

    And he tweets congrats to Red China while being silent on Hong Kong.

    What a guy!

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  35. JB

    Much better than the Crooked Clintons.

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  36. RangerRuss

    Tom Petty died two years ago today and I don’t feel so good myself.

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    • MDDawg

      Holy shit, has it been that long?! I remember being especially sad because his tour had come through Baltimore not long before he passed but my wife and I decided not to shell out the bucks to go see him perform. You never know when it’ll be your last chance to do something.

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  37. Mark ONeil

    Trump is amazing. He gets more done than any president since Reagan. Don’t believe all you read from the unfree media.

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  38. spur21

    Schiff – “I have irrefutable – concrete proof – hiding in plane sight of Russian collusion.”
    America – Hey Schiff where is your proof?
    Schiff – Leave me alone can’t you see I’m busy pleasuring myself with one hand and waving at the camera with the other.

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  39. TN Dawg

    “Anonymous Sources”.

    ‘Nuff said.

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  40. I’m a reasonable person, not some blind zealot, but I simply don’t trust many of the so-called news media outlets to report things in an objective and unbiased way. I’m not convinced this stuff has been truthfully and accurately reported, because since the day the 2016 election results were tallied, there has never been one iota of positive or supportive information printed about this president, who is actually trying to fulfill his campaign promises, unlike every other politician who has ever resided in the White House.
    I do not like the way President Trump delivers his messages many times. He says or tweets things that piss people off many times and I wish he wouldn’t. However, I agree with many things he is trying to do for the country.
    I just wish he would go about it in a better way sometimes.
    When these screw-ups happen, I have to keep reminding myself that he is not a politician, and he really has no concept of how everyone in the Washington D.C. club expects him to operate, nor does he care.
    He is a CEO, a business man, and was elected to try and change the D.C. status quo. Millions voted for him hoping he would be different than those before him.
    Mission accomplished.
    They, the embedded Washington elite, expect him to conform to the old “go along to get along” way of doing things.
    Hate to tell you, but that just ain’t in his DNA I don’t believe.
    Oppose him or support him…love him or hate him…he has gotten a lot of things done in his first term, and every aspect of the economy is doing great, which is benefitting a large percentage of this country.
    No, not every single demographic’s life has improved, and that is unfortunate.
    For someone to say this fact could be changed or fixed by some other politician promising everything for everybody, is a very naïve and dangerously myopic view of how the world, and more specifically our nation, works economically.
    Socialist ideologies cannot be realized at the expense of the eradication of capitalism in this country. I, and I suspect most of you, would not have the jobs we have, the homes we live in, the cars/trucks we drive, etc. without capitalism.
    Tens of trillions of dollars, the amount necessary to “pay” for this fantasy of free this and free that promised by now every single Democrat candidate, and added to an already bloated federal budget deficit, would simply throw our entire nation into a depression, a death spiral from which we would never recover. Meanwhile, the ultra-rich, otherwise known as the top 1%, as well as every single major corporation, would simply pack up and leave the country for greener pastures. You know who would be left behind?
    Us, that’s who.
    Us, the lower, average, and upper echelons of the middle class.
    This unfortunately would place those of us remaining here squarely on the hook for the absolutely insurmountable tax burden created by these strategic plans.
    But here’s the fatal flaw in the democratic party’s genius plan…
    ALL OF US, you know…including those of us that either cannot afford or are unwilling to pack up and leave the country…the home we cherish…will be the ones to have to pay for this insanity. The problem is, all of us combined would never be able to generate enough income to pay the taxes we would each owe.
    Even if we forfeited every single dollar we made through taxation, we would never come close to paying for these idiotic ideas.
    Now, you may be just fine with all of this. You may hate Trump so much that you’re willing to give up everything you have just to get him out of office.
    Not me. I’m going to vote for Trump again. Even at his worst, he is better than the alternatives we, as Americans, have to choose from next year.
    So, if you plan on voting Democrat in 2020, good luck with the slate you have to pick from.

    Utopia does not exist, my friends. Never has, never will.

    P.S.
    How about we stick to talking about football from now on?

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    • CB

      This is the one post per week that we don’t really talk football. That’s the whole point.

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      • MDDawg

        I respectfully disagree with you on a couple of points.

        First, it’s inaccurate to say that nothing positive has been written/said in the media about this President. Conservative-leaning organizations such as Fox News have been pumping sunshine about him all along, with a few exceptions.

        Second, I think it’s overly generous to characterize all of his “screw-ups” as a result of him simply not being a seasoned politician. He’s never going to be a great orator, but if you flub a statistic or something once, you can say it was an honest mistake. If someone corrects you and you continue to say things that are false, then it seems like intent to deceive.

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    • What horseshit. Fuck that loudmouth draft dodging coward.

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      • RangerRuss

        Tell us what you really think! Don’t hold back, now.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Which one?





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        • illinidawg

          You are such a fucking idiot. Ali didn’t “dodge’ shit. He stood up and said no and suffered the consequences. Moron.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            Well, technically none of them, including Trump, did. Since illini used the term for Trump’s actions, I applied that standard to the others. Although Ali was the only one convicted of a crime. Does that make his actions worse, idiot?

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            • illini84

              You aren’t even technically a moron, you’re just a moron. Trump used his phony doctor’s excuse and money to dodge the draft. Ali was a draft resister who stood his ground and said no. Now put up some more cute graphics.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                And Clinton used his uncle to get deferments. And Sanders applied as a conscientious objector when he wasn’t one, because he knew the clock would run out before his appeal could be heard and he would be drafted. All of the people above, except Ali, played the system (legally) to get out of going to war.

                But tell me how much worse the R-guy is than the D-guys who did exactly the same thing. It makes you sound so smart.

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  41. Mickey Guest

    Amen
    I enjoy this blog only for Bulldog News don’t ruin it with all this crap.

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    • Derek

      Who made you click? Or read? Or comment?

      Who wants to read whining on a football blog? I don’t.

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    • MG, not only did you read my post, you read the comments. Why?

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      • HiAltDawg

        Because he wanted to drop that reply and tell us “what’s, what”! He’s the GateKeeper up in here!!! How dare you two bullies call him out on that! I’m sure he’ll drop the “I tell it like it is” and “Everybody knows it” and “Free Speech” shitpost next, lol.

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  42. Derek

    Don’t trust the media. Trust Trump and Co.:

    Because truth is important to all the MAGAts.

    Trust me. Believe me. Everyone says so!

    The rights hates “fake news” because it’s a copyright infringement.

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  43. Let me see, I can vote for Donald J Trump or I can vote for a party that demands I respect transgender people as being normal. Forget about free college for illegals. Forget about free healthcare for illegals. Forget about allowing illegals to stay in the country and possibly granting them amnesty. The transgender insanity is enough for me to say to hell with democrats. Nothing DJT does is as insane as democrat policies.

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    • Do you know any transgender people or would you just kill them out of hand? Try getting up in the grill of the trans ex-Seal with your bullshit.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/94/False-Dilemma

        Either you accept transgenderism as normal, or you want to kill them.
        #EverythingIsNormal
        #IfYouDisagreeWithMeIWillUseViolence
        #ComeAtMeBro

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        • ASEF

          This guy felt comfortable enough with exactly that to preach it in a sermon. While working as a police officer.

          https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.knoxnews.com/amp/1419137001

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            I didn’t state that nobody, anywhere, believes in killing transgenders. I pointed out the logical fallacy that believing transgenderism is abnormal must mean you want to kill them.

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            • ASEF

              Fine. Not all rectangles are squares. Is wanting people killed for being transgender, or, say, for wanting Trump impeached something you would also find objectionable? Because there are more than a few logical fallacies operating there as well.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                What the hell are you talking about?

                If someone states that transgenderism is abnormal, do you think it’s reasonable to conclude that he wants them all exterminated? I don’t.

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                • ASEF

                  Hey. You ducked the question. What a surprise.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  What question? You’re just throwing words together to form non sequiturs.

                  Illini made a stupid logical fallacy. I pointed it out. And then here you came from left field throwing out weird stuff.

                  Believing that folks who think transgenderism is abnormal want to kill transgenders isn’t just a logical fallacy, it’s stupid. There you go.

                  Now, if you want to change the subject and talk about Trump, or other logical fallacies, feel free. But you’ve utterly failed at connecting anything to that point.

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                • ASEF

                  The question is simple and clear. You duck it because it you can’t afford to answer it apparently. Sad.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  I don’t want to answer your questions because you’re playing along with the logical fallacy. One can choose not to support transgenders without wanting them killed. Addressing the obvious fallacy by insisting that the person pointing out the fallacy virtue signal by eschewing the extermination of transgenders is stupidity on stilts.

                  Why don’t you answer my question. Have you stopped molesting kids? Well have you? Don’t duck it. It’s a simple question. You either have, or you haven’t.

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                • Derek

                  Why ask it questions?

                  It just sends back dumb.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Logical fallacies aren’t covered in middle school, pal. Don’t worry. You’ll catch up.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Ah, and I notice you’re still ignoring my preferred pronouns. Bad leftist!

                  But I can’t stay mad at you. You’re adorable when you give up all pretense at thinking and try to hurt my feelings.

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              • Derek

                People being happy with who they are is bad. Anything not “normal” as defined by “they” should be at a minimum made to be miserable. Why? Freedom.

                Life after all should be like third grade. Or high school.

                People who are as God made them save for white, male, straight Christians, are subject to ostracization, as Christ would implore us to do.

                After all it’s not like He spent time with societal outcasts. Ewww!!! Icky!!!

                “Father, do not forgive them for I know not what thou art.”

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Freedom is all about forcing your views on others. If some redneck believes that transgenderism is abnormal, well that can’t stand. Lefties unite!

                  “Go forth and keep sinning because that’s the way God made you.” – Jesus, probably

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        • illinidawg

          Do you know what a question mark is?

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  44. ASEF

    Trump has shown me that people want to live in their victim fantasy world of make believe. They want to believe that some brown transgender Muslim bogeyman is going to show up at their house and take their guns and car keys. And in that fantasy world, no amount of real evil will ever seem as bad as the imaginary evil living in their heads.

    Which is how the Devil tricks otherwise well meaning Christians. They rationalize their support of “the lesser evil” and lose sight of the fact they chose evil. Jesus was really clear He would never ask us to make that choice.

    I understand people who oppose some Democratic policies. I do too. But if you do so on moral grounds, you have to – HAVE TO – list a ton of things Trump and his minions are doing.

    This is how the Devil tricks otherwise well meaning Christians – he gets them to believe there are only two choices, a lesser evil and a greater evil. And to lose sight of the fact that they are choosing evil.

    Trump throws out that bait almost daily on his Twitter feed. And people lap it up.

    Sad.

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    • Charlottedawg

      I’m a Christian and a conservative/ libertarian and I think what I find absolutely appalling is the extent to which evangelicals have whole heartedly embraced Trump. These people are enthusiastically supporting a serial adulterer and con man who bragged on camera about sexually assaulting women. A guy who ran on a message ofhate and divisiveness if not the outright persecution of the disenfranchised like the gay, black and transgender community.

      Support the military? Trump lied to dodge the draft and wants to divert military funds for a project that he couldn’t get congressional approval for.

      Support a balanced budget? Isn’t that a bedrock of conservatism? Why are we cheering on a guy who’s budget is only accelerating our deficit? Who on camera stated that it’s “no longer going to be his problem” when the bill comes due.

      Why is free speech only ok when it’s something I agree with but if a football player engages in the completely disrespectful practice of kneeling (u know what I occasionally do when I pray) to exercise his constitutionally guaranteed right we should fire the guy.

      I could go on and on but the hypocrisy and false doctrine being pedaled is outrageous.

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        Well said.

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      • Raleighwood Dawg

        @CharlotteDawg … I agree with your post. I’m just pleasantly surprised that “Napoleon BonerFart” and any other Christian/Conservatives haven’t replied to it.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Well, since you brought me up, I’ll pitch in. I agree with much of what CD wrote. Politics is the lesser of evils and evangelicals have embraced the concept. The problem is that elections aren’t held between a righteous candidate and the other guy. Both candidates are usually two sides of the same coin.

          Trump was a serial adulterer. Hillary handled the “bimbo eruptions” from her husband’s serial adultery.

          Trump bragged about women letting him grab them. BTW, that’s not sexual assault. Hillary’s husband was credibly accused of sexual assault by at least three women, who again fell under Hillary’s wrath.

          The nonsense of persecution of blacks and gays is just that. It’s just class warfare. Sure, Republicans won’t actually lay out any policies of persecution, but we good people understand what the deplorables mean when they’re not saying what we know they’re thinking. wink wink

          Trump avoided the draft. So did Hillary’s husband. So did Biden. So did Sanders.

          Trump is accelerating the deficit. Nobody running plans to lower the deficit. The Democrats main complaint about Trump’s budgets are that they don’t spend enough. Warren wants to spend $70 billion a year on federal day care. Every Democratic candidate in the field is trying to promise more free stuff than the guy beside him. That raises deficits.

          Republicans are hypocrites. Yep. So are Democrats. You can either vote for the lesser of two evils, or you can stay home. It’s the hypocrites that can convince themselves that their party/candidate is righteous. Some of those hypocrites are evangelicals. Some are atheists. Some are conservatives and some are liberals.

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  45. Derek

    “Oct 2, 2019 10:48:47 AM – The Do Nothing Democrats should be focused on building up our Country, not wasting everyone’s time and energy on BULLSHIT, which is what they have been doing ever since I got overwhelmingly elected in 2016, 223-306. Get a better candidate this time, you’ll need it!”

    Because the children….

    For a guy with nothing to hide, he sure acts like a guy with a lot to hide.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart


      Now, we certainly need to stop investigating the origins of the RussiaGate hoax. It’s in the past. And any attempt to investigate it is treason because it could help Trump win reelection.
      #Don’tInvestigateDemocrats

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  46. So who is your alternative?
    HRC- lady corrupt
    Biden- Mr. Corrupt
    Warren -, Sanders, ???.
    Think I’ll stick with Trump.

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    • Derek

      You care about corruption but you like trump? Are you going for a Guinness world record for dumbest human?

      What is corrupt about Biden exactly?

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      • Quid Pro Joe

        “I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”

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    • Lord, I’m not telling you whom to vote for.

      I just think he’s a cranky old guy with self-control problems.

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      • RangerRuss

        Do you truly believe Trump said those things in your original post?

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        • I’m not as skeptical as you are, put it that way.

          Given his track record, it’s not a stretch.

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          • RangerRuss

            I’ve heard folks say similar shit. But, I actually thought you had more sense than to believe Trump would say something that fucked up. Your opinion of him is lower than mine for sure.

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            • Not trying to change you mind here, but why are you so sure he wouldn’t say that? And who do you believe fabricated the quote?

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              • RangerRuss

                Because there’s quite obviously a concerted effort to make the man appear as an idiot. Admittedly he doesn’t need much help sometimes. You don’t seem like the type who’d fall for all the propaganda constantly streaming from the biased media.You can fool all the people some of the time…

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                • RangerRuss

                  Anyhow, it’s my birthday so I have to take my yearly shower whether I need it or not, feed Derek’s mom and let the long suffering wife feed me Scotch and cake. Thanks for the blog, man.

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                • Not surprisingly, you sound like someone who does fall for propaganda.

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                • Admittedly he doesn’t need much help sometimes.

                  Sooo… you’re saying there’s a chance? 😉

                  Seriously, why bother to fabricate something like this when he’s stepped on so many rakes just in the past week? I mean, I get the point about media bias, but that seems like too simple an explanation for this.

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            • Derek

              Calling an investigation into his clear shake down of Ukraine a coup.

              Suggesting the whistle blower and those who talked to the whistle blower are spies who should be dealt with.

              Suggesting applying a constitutional remedy to him would lead to civil war.

              Suggesting that America kills people in ways similar to Putin.

              Suggesting that he’d date his daughter, if she wasn’t his daughter.

              I grab them by the pussy.

              What would lead anyone to conclude that he’s capable of saying such things?

              Your deliberate ignorance is amazing. Dude has said crazy shit over and over.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Yep. So much evidence. One of these days, it will stick. Just like we’ve been saying since 2017, there’s no way he’ll last his full term.

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              • Derek

                These are examples of trump saying crazy shit.

                These are not examples of allegations or of impeachable offenses.

                Most people, not beings lacking even the most basic of human characteristics, understand that prior proven behavior can be used to judge the credibility of current allegations.

                If you’ve said crazy shit before, you’ll probably say crazy shit in the future.

                Persons with room temp IQs understand this.

                There is one among us whose is found wanting.

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  47. mg4life0331

    Why are people telling the Senator to stick to football?

    I don’t agree with a single damn thing he says about politics, but I served my country so he could have those opinions. I still use my time to read it because I do value his opinion.

    Stop sounding like the damn left wanting to censure shit.

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  48. Some great points today along with some mud slinging. On the conversation about parenting and the child’s outcome, I’ll just say that kids need both a strong father figure and a strong mother figure present most every day during childhood. If gay couples can simultaneously fill both roles, fine. I just think it takes at least one of each role, who work together, whether they are under the same roof or not, to raise a child. One parent’s love-guidance isn’t enough. I know divorced fathers who see their kids more than some who are married to their mother. Just my two cents.

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    • Raleighwood Dawg

      Just an honest question … Do you have any solutions when the absent parent (mother or father) can’t help raise the child and it is truly a single-parent issue?

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  49. Mike

    I’m not a trump fan but Why would you think that article is true?
    Just because NYT published it? Seems like some naive and far fetched bullshit.

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    • Derek

      Because God knows he doesn’t say crazy shit:

      https://apple.news/A2pWNPFG9Tla5sGTAknBhXQ

      How can anyone say this is ok? Other than that asshole who, if the tables were turned, would scream like he actually had bone spurs.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        #InvestigatingDemocraticCorruptionIsCrazy
        #DemocraticCorruptionIsOk
        #OnlyAssholesCareAboutDemocraticCorruption

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      • Derek

        Oh I see. You have to be really fucktarded.

        Totally cool to have foreign countries investigate American citizens for personal gain!

        What was Obama thinking? He could have had all sorts of fake dirt on from everywhere on trump, because America!

        “Hey Kim, I think that you should arrest Lindsey Graham. There’s something in it for ya! Wink wink….”

        Shoot someone on fifth avenue? I think he could shoot everyone on fifth and one guy would still be “so?”

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  50. ciddawg

    Dam Senator I thought you were smarter than that…. I never really appreciated your moniker as much as I do on this thread…you missed your calling, you would fit right in with that murder of corrupt swamp crows…I cant believe you get your intel from the same crowd that has told provable lie after lie for 3 years…you and them are 0-23… he’s kicking y’all’s ass…no wonder you make shit up…I love him if for no other reason than he drives you liberal navel gazers into a batshit frenzy…all the guy has done is pull this Country from the depths of depravity, corruption and despair from 8 years of your Obama and 150 years of Senators…As evidence in your playpen post you get all your info filtered through layers of hate and misinformation and wonder why everyone isn’t as smart as you… Just continue to feed on the bile spewed by the NY Times. WAPO and CNN and listen to people who give a standing O to passing a Law to Kill newborn babies while lecturing the rest of us on morality….You want to know what he says? go to Youtube and watch him live or giving his pressers on the way to the chopper… otherwise lets just shut up and talk Ga Football…

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    • Amazing you can write all that after what’s come straight from the horse’s mouth this week. Perhaps you should take your own advice in the last sentence.

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      • ciddawg

        Not following…what came straight from the horse’s mouth this week Senator? What did (enter pundits name here) say that he said that offended your sensibilities… this time…

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        • You didn’t hear what he said on the White House lawn yesterday about Ukraine and China? Here’s a guy facing an impeachment inquiry and he blurts out for the world to hear exactly what he’s being investigated for. Normal people don’t do that.

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  51. ciddawg

    I absolutely heard that…That’s why I Love him…The entire “impeachment” that he should be cowering to is as made up as the rest of the shit the political hacks (not just asshole democrats but republicans swampers feeding at the same trough) Comey, Stroeck, Brannon, Clapper, Shiff, Pelosi, Nadler… aka your team, have tried to use scam, rumor, third party whistleblower, sources close to the white house, unnamed CIA agents that coordinated with Adam Schiff’s staff.. to take him out before he tells the World what he just told the World yesterday in your example…
    Our politicians (starting with Joe Biden and his worthless son) have been using the office of the VP to shake down Country’s the US taxpayers give money to to get kickbacks…Its pay to play… you get in proportion to what you give…for example Ukraine gets $1.3 B in “US aid” (we haven’t even started on missing IMF $) to get Hunter Biden at least $50k a month from a Ukraine Energy Co and babyboy goes with Biden on AF2 and comes home with $1.5 Billion from the Chinese so Hunter and John Kerry’s son can start a hedge fund…The first thing Trump did was audit these US foreign aid programs…The wailing and gnashing of teeth you hear is the political establishments Ox getting gored.. you are ignoring corruption in your politicians to bitch about Trump being saying something gauche… You really should look at him through a different lens.. he is the consummate underdawg kicking D1 ass …as happens time to time…

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    • LOL. Glad you’re in love.

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      • ciddawg

        Hell Senator, I Love you when you talk Dawgs and don’t assault 65% of your fan base with shit we would otherwise have to tune in to Rachel Maddow to see…

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        • ‘Preciate that, man. But nobody’s making you read the Playpen, you know.

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          • ciddawg

            …and let all that liberal propaganda stand for the intellectually lazy to regurgitate?? You really are way too smart to believe that stuff …hoping there is Socratic method to your madness…Go Dawgs!!!

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        • South FL Dawg

          Hey friend we all have a different point of view and thank God we all can express it. There are countries where there is exactly 1 political party that wins every election, not to mention 1 person that is always at the helm of that ruling party. The good thing about our “swamp” is that we can fight free and fair and continue to coexist. The rest of the world is watching us right now and we need to find a way to come together. It’s about the country, not the party.

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          • ciddawg

            Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya,….
            Someone wants a “Free and fair fight” my Lord Kumbaya…
            This is a fight friend…democrats/ media/ corrupt swamp dwellers are attempting to remove a duly elected President (304-227) by any means they can…63 Million voters that elected this President will not sit back and be lectured with condescension, lies and shit Adam Shiff makes up while sitting in the chair of the Senate Intelligence committee and “coexist” while going through an “impeachment process”, that’s not really an impeachment process, its just called that so useful idiots who don’t pay attention parrot the bullshit like its fact… standing in the middle of the road will get you hit from both sides…educate yourself so you can have an informed opinion…

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  52. ciddawg

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  53. Raleighwood Dawg

    Hey look, another successful #InfrastructureWeek comes to an end!

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  54. Lonnie Plunkett

    It’s bad enough that you share your convoluted opinion on paying college athletes, so now you share with us your opinion of the President and his policies, (obviously you don’t approve of his polices or of him). Could you just try and report on college athletics please?

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