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No fear

I heard Obama say that we must not give in to fear. OK, Mr. Obama, get rid of your security team, if you are not afraid and you don’t want to give in to fear.

Keep it clean

I can tell you what is wrong with the sewer system here in St. Joseph. I thought it was a city ordinance that you are not to blow your grass, leaves and debris into the street. Yet every day you can drive down any street and see people mowing the grass and blowing it into the street. Where do you think that goes? It goes down our storm drain system and clogs it all up. Then they wonder why their neighborhoods flood. How about you turn it around and blow it back in your yard or rake it up?

Another conspiracy?

Why is it there is always some conspiracy behind everything? Jesse James wasn’t killed, the grassy knoll about Kennedy, the FBI lies for Hillary. Maybe she just didn’t do anything bad and it was all trumped up?

No one there

I would like to know how the visitor center at East Hills Library expects to sell any memorabilia of St. Joseph when nobody is there to wait on people? My out-of-town guests made two different trips on two different days, and both times no one was there to man the store. What is up with that?

Take care of it

I agree with “No more tax.” We do live in an overtaxed society. I feel if you live in a flood zone, you should have flood insurance. FEMA will take care of what you lose, if you have flood insurance.

Making millions

Isn’t it interesting the Clintons and the Obamas became politicians so they could use their power and influence to become millionaires? Trump is using his millions to become a politician with more power and influence.

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modvd

You know the GOO is in disarray when Newt Gingrich thinks that how people feel is more important than facts. Let's all just deny the facts and act on our feelings!! What an incredible thing for him to say!!

Teddy Vandy

The GOO is in disarray? Modvd must be thinking of his goo goo dolls? He needs to keep his focus and not be sidetracked by his dollys...who by the way only he would think they have feelings~ Ha!

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Echo quoted Jon Stewart for her "factoids" and now you use John Oliver. Actually Democrats have for decades depended on their LIV base to vote on "feelings" and not facts, that and the handouts they are promised so Newt was not all that wrong. Reading the quotes attributed to him, it isn't apparent he advocates the GOO (sic) to accept that as a political strategy.

modvd

Oh. So because dems have done it means it's ok for Newt? Interesting.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

No, it was YOUR premise Newt accepted that as an "action plan" the GOP should adopt. The John Oliver (HBO) factoid doesn't state Newt's exact quote, but from what is included Newt is saying is that "feelings" carry the day over "facts" for the Democrat electorate, NOT that it would be a winning strategy for Republicans to imitate. I agree. Conservatives could never win with the give-away dependency plan the Democrats use to keep their voter base on the welfare plantation.

modvd

John Oliver?? This was a quote directly from Newt as his stance as a politician. Feelings over facts.

modvd

Newt said, " as a politician, I'll go with what people feel, you can go with theoreticians." In this case, the FBI. That sounds like political strategy to me.

modvd

GOP

Colo

Looks Lije Trump might have committed Treason today. Lock Him Up!!

Shirlee_K

Love trumps hate . . . except in this group.

Content

"If I were to run, I would run as a Republican. They're the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on FOX NEWS. I could lie and they would still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific."
-Donald Trump
People Magazine 1998

Marty_Chuzzlewit

That was easy enough to determine as false:

"Q: Did Donald Trump tell People magazine in 1998 that if he ever ran for president, he’d do it as a Republican because “they’re the dumbest group of voters in the country” and that he “could lie and they’d still eat it up”?

A: No, that’s a bogus meme.

http://www.factcheck.org/2015/11/bogus-meme-targets-trump/

Sk00ter

Funny what lies Dems like to believe or not believe.

Teddy Vandy

Sk00ter...it's not funny...it's pathetic! Their gullibility in accepting lies and not searching for the actual truth is pitiful.

modvd

Haha Teddy! Do you read the stuff on here daily by James that has been disproved by Factcheck?? Don't seem to remember you correcting him in his misguided quest for truth.

Teddy Vandy

Haha Modvd! Do you read the stuff on here daily by Content, okay, colo that has been disproved by Factcheck?? Don't seem to remember you correcting them in their misguided quest for truth.

modvd

You don't remember because you have selective reading. I've pointed things out to each of them at some point.

James Bond1

sounds more like CONTENT stuff...........which is getting a bit tiresome. Always a lie.

okay

I predicted Pence would quit the ticket before the election, but wow! This is happening faster than I thought. He's already criticizing Donald for his Russian email comments.

Content

okay...I know - - right! Pence is finding out up close and personal why others on Trump's list of VP choices ran from him.

Colo

OBVIOUSLY Trump is Now having Second Thoughts About Pense! I Wonder if PENSE Will Conviently Quit for "Family Reasons" ..... BREAKING NEWS: Trump was Just Accused of Treason!!!! Lock Him Up!!

Sk00ter

Donald played the media well. The establishment folks Pence included do not know how to handle it. I'm personaly loving it. Watching both sides squirm. Donald basicly just asked Russia what our media and government can't do.

Content

Trump shouldn't be asking anything of Russia in regard to our election. But he owes them.

Sk00ter

Similar to how Obama got invoved with Israel?

Teddy Vandy

Hillary Clinton’s coronation for the Democratic nomination isn’t going as planned. Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was ousted as the convention was about to begin. Then Bernie Sanders supporters have been booing her and shouting that Hillary should be locked up. Even Black Lives Matter protesters carried around a sign saying, “Hillary, Delete Yourself.”

Why so many empty seats at the DNC? Perhaps Killary & Willie have taken care of those delegates who didn't want her as their candidate...you know...the Clinton's usual method of helping them meet their demise?

JohnQTaxpayer

Follow the money...
CLINTON CASH OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY MOVIE ( FULL )

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYRUOd_QoM

Content

This too JohnQ. Enjoy the DNC tonight.

Teddy Vandy

The DNC is in disarray. Presently Maxine Waters is desperately trying to soothe Bernie and his supporters....

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Maxine could offer Bernie an honorary chair on the Congressional Black Caucus and the Bernouts no-no home loans from her husband's bank.

Teddy Vandy

Ha! Good one, Marty!

JohnQTaxpayer

'Hillary's America' trailer by Dinesh D'Souza - Now playing in K.C. Theatres...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r7e6gLht6OQ

'Hillary Clinton Exposed' (Full Movie She Banned From Theaters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BUUy1C0_4g

Content

Hahahaha...all this will do is hurt Trump and the fear mongering Republicans. This is a perfect example of why so many Republican leaders were no shows at the RNC. They are ashamed of their own party...I mean Trump's party...you know, the guy that's in bed with Putin and friendly to Russia...and now being accused of treason.

Colo

Probably Virus Links. I'm not touching these

Sk00ter

Does anyone remeber the Sarah Palin E-mails that were hacked? You Dems loved that! But found nothing. Funny how this spins!?

Content

The only thing Americans remember about Sarah Palin is how crazy that woman was/is. But how she made us all laugh...at her.

Colo

Ahhh, Yes, the Caribou Barbie! Where is Babbling Sarah these days? Wonder why Trump didn't have the Wasilla Hillbilly as a Headline speaker in Cleveland??

Sk00ter

Nice replies from both of you. But missed the observation. Why was it not such a big deal to hack Sarah's email? But Hillarys is? The FBI is investigating it! I hope they do just as good a job as they did on their last investigation. Russia may not have "intended" to hack Hillarys E-Mail.

Sk00ter

The Clinton establishment doesn't say this didn't happen, just disagree with the year it happened. We should believe that?
PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pressuring TV stations across the country to stop airing an anti-Clinton political ad sponsored by the pro-Trump super-PAC Rebuilding America Now.

The campaign claims the ad, titled “Outsourcing,” is “directly contracted by evidence in the public record.”

The ad claims Clinton went to India and talked up outsourcing — and then received a donation from Indian politician Amar Singh of up to $5 million in 2008.

The Clinton campaign contends that the donation was made in a different year.

A lawyer for Rebuilding America Now, Cleta Mitchell, said the political ad “is well within the scope of important public discourse.”

modvd

And there are always stories like this....

A Florida-based father is facing off against Donald Trump.

Jeff Popick is the manager of the band USA Freedom Kids and the father of one of its member. He told FOX411 he’s planning to sue the GOP nominee because he says the Trump camp never reimbursed him for travel costs or gave USA Freedom Kids the chance to perform after the group’s scheduled performance at a Trump rally in Iowa was cancelled at the last minute in January.

USA Freedom Kids, an all-girl group that performs patriotic songs, had gained national attention after performing at Trump rally in Pensacola, Fla., earlier that month.

Popick said he is only resorting to a lawsuit because he said the Trump camp kept giving him the runaround on when USA Freedom Kids would perform again following their Iowa cancellation and then went silent.


“I don’t envision [the lawsuit] to be millions of dollars,” Popick told FOX411. “It’s the morality issue of doing the right thing and the Trump campaign has not done the right thing by these girls.”

“The girls love to perform so that’s what I wanted on behalf of the girls,” Popick added. “How many times do you give someone to make it right? It was all about performing, not about money.”

Popick said he gave the Trump camp one final chance with a “demand letter” addressed to a member of Trump’s advance team, George Gigicos, on July 9. In the letter Popick writes: “George, truth be told, I’ve been TOO patient and TOO loyal and have allowed horrible and abusive treatment that has worked to our severe detriment. You have made us broken promises galore, to the extent that they are not only deplorable, but downright actionable.”

Popick said Gigicos acknowledged receipt of the letter but never responded.

Popick said the group’s first album “Freedom Reborn” is tentatively planned to be released in six weeks but will now not include the track that made them famous: “Freedom’s Call,” AKA “The Trump Jam.”

FOX411 reached out to the Trump campaign and to Gigicos but got no reply.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

With your expertise, it is your duty to contact the Trump organization and advise them on how to avoid paying their obligations.

modvd

Oh Marty, lets go with your little joke. Yes, I through my business, went through a bankruptcy several years ago. The assumption (although false) is that I didn't meet obligations. So the joke being I could advise Trump on how to not pay his obligation. Trump has been through the same bankruptcy, writ large, 4 times. Additionally, he has been named in several lawsuits for failure to pay on contracts. But it is funny to poke fun at me, isn't it?

Marty_Chuzzlewit

If you had exerted an ounce of research on your smarmy attempt to besmirch Trump you just might have decided not to publish it, especially since you gave no attribution to the story.

You could have discovered Popick is nothing more than an opportunist intent on exploiting the group of youngsters for his personal gain. He first offered the act to the Hillary campaign and never heard from them.

After the act's initial performance received good social media play Popick tried for an encore performance, but never got a contract. Irrespective, Popick sent the group to the Iowa rally where their act was bumped because of time restraints.

Sorry, Popick, but that is show biz and you will only get sympathy from bleeding hearts like modvd who have no business sense.

Content

Loser: Judge Orders Trump To Pay Huge Settlement To A Small Business He Cheated.
July 27th 2016
By now, it is common knowledge that Republican nominee Donald J. Trump’s business “success” stems not from any particular skill at “dealmaking,” but rather through a combination of extortion, bribery, thievery, loophole-exploiting and just straight up refusing to pay people.

That’s all coming back to haunt him now, as – in what is beginning to become a VERY familiar story, Donald Trump has just been ordered to pay a small Florida business not only the $35,000 he owed them in the first place but their legal fees and a “risk fee” – which all adds up to a cool $282,000

Circuit Court Judge Jorge Cueto handed down the judgement in favor of the Paint Shop in Doral County, which was contracted by the Trump National Golf Course for a $200,000 renovation job. Once completed, Trump National decided it had paid enough and reneged on their obligations, spitefully holding out on the last payment of $34,863.

Some four years later, the Paint Shop is finally getting what it was owed. Trump thought he could bully the mom-and-pop shop into staying quiet and taking the loss – but they fought back and won big. In the long run, Trump’s cheapness and dishonesty is costing him another $80,000 more than if he had just paid up in the first place.

James Bond1

I'm not sure I understand how it "became" their obligation. This was a voluntary group. Not a paid group., I think we all know certain appearances are tentative. I've seen several others (Non--Trump) Hillary has slept in a couple times. So, it's unfortunate and too bad they were all ready but it is not a committment that should be sued for.............?

James Bond1

Quit calling it "an obligation". Maybe you should have an "obligation" to send me $1000. I'm waiting.............?

Teddy Vandy

I thought MODVD took an "oath" a couple weeks ago not to say anything negative about Hillary OR Trump...and instead pray daily for them. And now he appears with his backpedal. Where's that little boy, Hans Bricker when he's so sorely needed to stick his finger in the wall so the validity of MODVD's comment doesn't get drowned out?

modvd

Sorry Marty, here is the source... Take the space out between e and l because the forum sees that as profanity. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/07/26/usa-freedom-kids-manager-says-he ll-sue-donald-trump-after-snub.html

modvd

James, how do you know what contract was or was not reached?? I'm very, or as you would say veeeeeeeeery, interested in hearing how you are privy to such a contract.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

His failure to live up to that "oath" is just one more example of his shallowness.

Teddy Vandy

Indeed it is! His shallowness is disgusting! Big talk and no action says it all - nothing left for MODVD...no integrity...just lies!

modvd

Actually, I said I wouldn't bash either of them. Yes I backslid to a degree, but my original intent with this story was to show that there are stories going both ways on the two candidates we have. I should have put that qualifier in originally. Thanks for holding me accountable.

Teddy Vandy

Modvd...you have worn out that backpedal. And you do realize that it's God who holds you accountable for telling your bald faced lies?

modvd

I'll refer you to Galations 6.

Teddy Vandy

Liberals formula for TRUTH:

"How I see" + "How I feel" = truth

Go Hillary!

Sk00ter

Interesting article:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/10/exclusive-juanita-broaddrick-provides-never-published-details-bill-clintons-rape/

okay

Forget biggest liar of all time. These flip-flops of Donald's are amusing and a bit concerning when you think about his mental health.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/full-list-donald-trump-s-rapidly-changing-policy-positions-n547801

Sk00ter

Flip Flop! Mrs Clinton is the Queen of Filp and Flop! You should take a look at your own candidate before pointing fingers?

okay

I don't have a candidate, skoot. Just pointing out the mental instability of the Donald.

Sk00ter

Well I guess then Hillary has mental instability as well. Kind of like the snipers shooting at her? She blamed that lie on lack of sleep and stress!

Teddy Vandy

LOL...Trump is playing the media like a fiddle and the media keeps foaming at the mouth on cue.

okay

Oh boy! That's what we need in a president. Someone who knows how to "play the media". The worlds is laughing as your nation becomes a reality TV show.

10former

Gad, let's try this primary again America with fresh names and faces.

James Bond1

Agreed............out of three hundred million people.........you'd think.......

James Bond1

OBUMER is off spending more money on politics......even gives up a golf game to come lie about Hillary.......we really got our money's worth with this spender. Some Democrat Senator on TV this AM said Obumer saved money.....Another Democrat liar.
Lies,,,,,,lies,,,,,,,,lies,,,,,,,,

Colo

Obama has taken about 1/3rd of the Golf Vacations that War Criminal Bush took.

James Bond1

COLO..........ERROR.....as usual.

Sk00ter


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James Bond1

OBUMER also wants a bigger fence around the White House......and he takes an army of secret service overseas....to accompany his six Doctors.....and dozens of cooks and others.

Colo

JabeBonds FANTASY in working in overtime already today. Obama has Not requested a taller fence at the WH. The Secret Service "suggested" it be raised. Every President that travels has certain medical, security & staff that travels with him or Her. Nothing has changed with Obama except more SS for security which by their decision was needed because of the higher threat level of White Supremacist Right wing Racists. America having a black President, has brought haters out in greater numbers

James Bond1

The Secret Service were conveniently informed that a fence might be appropriate. This President and especially this women (not #1 anything) load up way beyond any past President on absolutely everything.........secret service......doctors,.....handmaidens....friends........cooks........barbers and hairdressers....and the list goes on and on and on and on

modvd

James, you're a perfect example of John Oliver's thought on how with the current bunch in the RNC, feelings=facts. You really should look it up.

No fear

"I heard Obama say that we must not give in to fear. OK, Mr. Obama, get rid of your security team, if you are not afraid and you don’t want to give in to fear."

Presidents are protected because of laws passed by Congress, not the whims or fears of presidents. Currently, the protections granted by the secret service are covered under Homeland Security: It is the law, part of the US Code.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3056

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Obama said nothing is mightier than his pen and his phone; surely those artifacts which have protected him so well from Congress would thwart any danger from others with evil intent.

His penmanship is mightier than his swordsmanship.

Colo

Obamas Pen Crushed the Russian Economy. It Appears Trump may have Violated some laws by doing business with Putin & Russia during these Restrictions. One thing for sure.... Trump Will now be Facing an Onslaught about why he is so Terrified to Release his Tax Returns.

I wonder if inviting the mothers of neighborhood thugs is considered good taste to those on the Left? I wonder how the mothers of those Dallas cops feel about it?

Colo

Obviously you think anyone of color is a "Thug"? Even young black men who were totally innocent of any crime yet shot by a police officer. I believe we have a term for this.... Racist

jdw64485

No, one said anyone of color is a "Thug". Hey, white is a color does your comment include white's? Yes, some police officer made mistakes. But the one's killed made mistakes as well. By not complying with the officers.

Colo

I Guess you Only have a Black & White TV? Because if you had a color set, you Might realize All the Women on stage last night who had sons murdered were Black

James Bond1

Colo It would be correct to "guestimate " only 50% of the young blacks are criminals (thugs) Please get it straight.

Colo

Obviously JB is a very Angry Racist & religious Bigot

James Bond1

COLO......James speaks the truth......and you choke on it.

jdw64485

What it shows is the democrat's don't care about the Police officers famlies. If they did they would have been invited to attend. Or at the very least given a invitation to speak. Black life's matter. Police Officers life's don't

okay

I don't belong to either party, but that has to be one of the all time most ignorant posts ever seen here. And that's saying something considering the likes of Jamesbond, B4, Munchkin and Wakeupus.

Teddy Vandy

Yes, jdw64485 it definitely does show the democrats true colors. The GOP invited a national hero to speak at their convention. The DNC invited an attempted cop killer's mother. Real American values on display by the DNC?

Colo

Relax.... Police Family's are scheduled for Tonight

Trump is not part of the political establishment which is a huge point in his favor. Hillary is the establishment which has bulldozed the American public for years and is now digging a pit in which to bury the American Dream. If you are one of those incapable of caring for yourself, I guess Hillary should be your choice. But if you feel confident in your ability to think for yourself, then you need to vote for Trump.

Colo

Wrong again. Hillary has only personally been involved in politics a short while. For decades she was a non paid advocate for children's issues. Her actual political career only started with her successful run for the Senate in NY

James Bond1

COLO............WRONG.....WRONG.............Hillary was 27 years old when she was selected by a Democratic Sub-Committee of the House..........where she floundered until the Chairman fired her for repeated lies. And she has been lying ever since

Colo

False

modvd

Speaking of repeated lies, this story is false.

James Bond1

I've got a picture of Hillary standing, listening to the Democratic Chmn, who fired her. What's your evidence that photos lie.

modvd

The committee chairman himself saying he didn't have the power to fire her in an interview several years later.

10former

I guess Bill figured since he was stuck with his first intern he ought to marry her. Hillary's involvement with politics was far before being a Senator. As a "candidate" for any public office, you are correct.

Content

The case against Trump in cahoots with Russia is building. He and his family have made business trips to Russia and had trouble getting financing in America. The question of his tax returns looms. They would prove he has business dealings in Russia. He may not have jobs or companies in Russia...but he has money ties to Russia. And Trump has defended Putin and his actions in the past.

Sk00ter

There ya go! What the DNC did rigging the system, links back to Trump in cahoots with the Russians. I knew this was coming. Wow! You Dems are so predictable!

Colo

Rigging the system? Scooter, you need to get more sleep

10former

You ought to wake up. If you can't clearly see what the Democratic Party is doing, you need serious help because you will vote for such dishonesty.

Marty_Chuzzlewit

Rumors about Trump being "in cahoots with Russia" are just that....rumors and speculation.

But, well documented are the financial contributions to the Clinton Crime Family from: Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Australia, Norway, Dominican Republic,
Germany, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The Canadian who brought about the deal that gave Russia control U. S. uranium mines has pledged over $100 million in future "donations."

"Clinton's campaign has held eight total fundraisers in London, including two in March. And her offshore fundraising operation has so far reached Munich with one fundraiser; Durban, South Africa with one fundraiser; and Mexico City with two fundraisers."

That from Soros-financed Sunlight Foundation.

From NYT:

"As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well. And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock. At the time, both Rosatom and the United States government made promises intended to ease concerns about ceding control of the company’s assets to the Russians. Those promises have been repeatedly broken, records show."

Colo

All unproven speculation

Sk00ter

Unproven? Come on Colo? You are a lost ship!

Colo

Totally Unproven just like Benghazi

modvd

Yes sk00ter. Unproven. Marty hopes that if he repeats this long enough it'll become fact.

James Bond1

CONTENT.......lots of garbage..........Trump is the guy. You criticized for not knowing anything about foreign affairs.......now his intimate relations with Russia is a problem.......which is it....

James Bond1

CONTENT.....your lying. Tax returns do not show foreign countries names ....you lie.

Colo

You've Obviously Never done business with a foreign company have you? It's definitely spelled out in detail as Foreign Taxes are usually with held. JabeBonds tax forms as a Greeter at Walmart probably do not have that page

James Bond1

I have formed and operated foreign based companies.....prepared and filed the rep tax return (s)

okay

Apparently the hacked emails are not so much connected to the bromance between Putin and Trump, but the pure hatred Putin has for Mrs Clinton. NBC did an article today of all the awful things she said about him when she was Secretary of State.

Colo

As old JB has crawled out of his Muslim Proof hole for the day, I see he's made a mistake with his 1st rant. Just because Trump has Personal Financial dealings with Russia in No Way gives him Foreign Policy experience on the myriad of issues world wide. I have to warn you JabeBond.... Yesterday I saw a woman walking in town dressed in a Full Burka!! Panic!

Content

Both.

James Bond1

CONTENT.......tell me how a tax return would prove anything about Russia........a tax return does not show the name of ANYONE you do business with. You are full of more baloney.......you don't know beans about a tax return. Your just blowing off.
Crawl aback under the rug.

Colo

Yes, rumors are spreading that Trumps taxes will show his dealings with the Russians & Putins Financial wing. This would be grounds for Impeachment if he were elected

10former

No more than Hillary. Let's just impeach them both before the election so we can get some better candidates.

modvd

I'd rather have either of their running mates.

Sk00ter

I will agree with that statement modvd.....

Colo

Please go right ahead & try. I've heard for 8 years that the Tea Billy party were going to Impeach President Obama? You better put Trey Gowdy in charge of that since he was So Successful with Benghazi & Emails!!

Colo

Hillary has committed No Crime Whatsoever. Republicans have Wasted Over $100. Million on Phony Scandals with Absolutely Zero results

James Bond1

COLO............you are reading really dumb "rumors". Trump's taxes will not show any geographical information re Trump's income, whatsoever. Grounds for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Trump can do business anywhere on this earth with anyone on it.........are you brain dead. If you want to talk about illegal tax proceedings why don't you check in on the Clinton Foundation and related entities....slip up in Canada and see what you find. And, some of those funds came from Russia as well as South Africa and some other juicy spots. Get your act together

Colo

If Trump was Actually doing some Shady Business with Vladimer Putin during the recent Economic Restrictions, He most definitely could be facing Criminal Charges. You Surely Remember after Russia crossed into Ukraine, President Obama used his pen to Crush the Russian economy, sending the Rubble to All Time lows. Trump is Obviously Terrified to show his taxes for some odd reason. Trump may be very dirty & far more unscrupulous than Future President Hillary

James Bond1

COLO......the sun MAY not come up in the morning........your speculation is misguided.

10former

Modvd, I'm not so sure about that. After all, they both said yes to them. The margin of better may not be much.[unsure]

modvd

Good point.

James Bond1

CONTENT.............you don't know what your talking about. Tax returns would not even come close to proving anything of that nature. Why didn't we hear about tax returns when Cruz and Rubio served up page 1 and 2 of their returns. They got their name correct......probably got the address right. That's about it

munchman

Food for thought. The first night of the Democratic convention, which started out amid discord but ended up featuring outstanding speeches from some of the most outsize figures in the party, continues to be analyzed through the prism of this question: Will Democrats unite at a time when supporters of Bernie Sanders continue to express fury at the process in general and at Hillary Clinton in particular?

That’s a fine question, and its answer remains to be seen, though the significance of the Bernie-or-Bust sentiment is being widely exaggerated this morning by major news organizations. But there’s a bigger picture point to be made here. What last night really showed is that there will be a profound, fundamental imbalance between the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns when it comes to the wattage of surrogates out there making the case this fall.

The biggest speeches of the night, from New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, projected a tone that seemed designed to contrast sharply with the hate-and-rage-fest otherwise known as the GOP convention. All of them, in one way or another, sought to align the Democratic Party, optimistically and aspirationally, with culturally and demographically changing America. They explicitly called out Trumpism — the rendition of it featured at the GOP convention — as brimming over with reactionary hostility towards the evolving and diversifying America of the 21st century.



Here's what happened on the first day of the Democratic convention
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All of this is driven in part by the fact that the voter groups out of which Democrats hope to assemble a winning national coalition — college educated whites, nonwhites, women, young voters — appear to reject the xenophobia and ethno-nationalism at the core of Trumpism’s appeal. But there’s a key nuance here. There is a direct link between Trump’s alienation of key demographics and the lack of high profile surrogates that will be there for him this fall. Senior Republicans are keeping Trump at arm’s length in part precisely because he’s putting off those voter groups, which many top Republicans know the party must improve among for the sake of its future.

This is a dynamic that both Republican and Democratic strategists are taking note of this morning.


“Hillary will have Bernie Sanders, the Obamas, Elizabeth Warren, who has been elevated to star status by Donald Trump, and Joe Biden,” Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for Mitt Romney in 2012, tells me. “Who will be campaigning with Donald Trump that has a large constituency?” Stevens adds that many Republicans who do have large constituencies — such as Mitt Romney, George W. Bush, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio — will likely be M.I.A. once the campaign kicks into high gear.

Stevens also noted a connection between the disparity in high wattage surrogates and Trump’s alienation of key demographics. “The essence of politics is about addition, not subtraction,” Stevens said. “Donald Trump finds it very hard for any given moment not to be about Donald Trump, which makes coalition building and the blocking and tackling of politics more difficult. If you’re in a fight with the Republican governor of Ohio and the Hispanic governor of New Mexico, how can you expect to build a broader coalition?”

“Trump’s fight with Susana Martinez is a perfect illustrator,” Stevens concluded, referring to the governor of New Mexico. “He desperately needs women and Hispanics.”

Or, as Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg argued in an email, Day One of the Democratic convention revealed a core contrast with the GOP: “The Democratic Party has become a mature and successful governing Party, with a talented and experienced set of diverse leaders to guide it and a changing country confidently into the future.”

Obviously there is no telling whether all of this will matter enough to prevent a Trump win, which of course remains very possible. Clinton still has serious weaknesses, and it remains to be seen how, or whether, the rest of the convention will successfully address them. But the point is, Day One revealed that Clinton has a very clear structural advantage that very well may assert itself this fall, when voters are really paying attention. And this is also another way in which there is simply no equivalence between the degree of disunity that is afflicting the two parties.


Marty_Chuzzlewit

"and on the Second Day the Sandersistas walked out of the Democrat Convention showing the degree of disunity within the Party......"

Teddy Vandy

And then the Bernouts blended with the Black Lives Matter protesting outside. All the while Clinton was giving his glowing but ineffective speech about his love life with Hillary - b..o..r..i..n..g!

Colo

Fabulous speech by the Last Democratic President who balanced the Budget. Republicans can brag that Eisenhower was the Last GOP President to do it

James Bond1

Teddy......I was wondering what it was he loved.........he never explained that. Leaves it to your imagination.

10former

Personally, neither Clinton or Trump are fit to be in the White House. A criminal liar or a raging imbecile have no business there. I thought only Russia had leaders like that.

Fans of the show "The Bachelorette" were upset that Bernie's speech interfered with their TV show. I am not a Bernie fan, but it is sad to see the public gives a silly TV show priority.

another conspiracy? I think Hillary was concerned that the State Department server might crash from too much use and she was trying to make sure she didn't contribute to the problem. See how easy it is to figure out!

Content

another conspiracy - Former President Clinton buried reality star Donald Trump with a masterful convention speech that could have only been delivered by one of the all-time great American political stars.

and one of the all-time greats at taking advantage of young girls/White House interns. The man has no moral substance.

Teddy Vandy

beelog - don't ya know that Clinton "expertly" designed that blue polka dot dress for Monica? No conspiracy about that!

Colo

Similar to Trump doing the Same thing with young women using his money & power. Even his Ex wife has accused him of Rape

James Bond1

Husband is what he is and the wife is the most dishonest person on the earth. And we consider putting them in the White House. What is going on in this world.........?

Colo

Bill ripped thin skinned Trump to shreds last night. Trump responded with his typical grade school insults.
President Obama, VP Joe, & Future VP KAINE will continue the Onslaught tonight! This Will be Fun

Sk00ter

Ask Maddow how masterful it was? That's pretty bad when a leftist LGBT news announcer isn't impressed. maybe she just sees Bill as competition?

Colo

Bill shredded know nothing Trump last night for his lack of knowledge on key issues. Especially that he doesn't even know the difference between Shites & Sunnis. I'm amazed Trump couldn't differentiate between Medicare & Medicaid?

James Bond1

Bill shredded nothing..............he blew off but did so knowing he didn't have to face Trump, face to face.

Sk00ter

Content, If Hillary is such the Great Women as Bill stated in his speech, why in the world would he be running around on her?

Colo

Why do men married to Ford models run around & cheat? Age old question that has no answer. I get a kick out of the phony moralistic right wingers who sit in a church pew on Sunday & chase little Altar boys on Monday

munchman

Do You run around on your sister?

keep it clean---and when all that grass piles up, it becomes a grassy knoll.

another conspiracy? Well, I think J.R. (Larry Hagman) is still alive and living in Hollywood. I think that episode of Dallas was all fake!! :)

Colo

I'll check with my friend Shree in Marina del Rey, who played his girlfriend? But I believe he's not around any longer

Content---perhaps you could have your comment printed and bound. :)

Content

beelog - Yes beelog, then this "article " that I copy and pasted, could be in classrooms to teach people like the caller a little bit about history...so they wouldn't make such calls.

Perhaps a website/article search would have sufficed.

munchman

Fine idea,

Content

No fear - Don't be an idiot.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN ESTABLISHED THE SECRET SERVICE ON THE DAY HE WAS SHOT BY JOHN WILKES BOOTH
Today I found out Abraham Lincoln established the Secret Service on the day he was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

Unfortunately, even had the organization been instituted earlier, it wouldn’t have helped. The Secret Service in the beginning had no part in protecting the President, but rather were tasked with cutting down on the amazing amount of counterfeit money circulated in the United States at the time (hence why until March of 2003 they were a branch of the U.S. Department of the Treasury). It is estimated that about 1/3 of the U.S. currency in circulation was counterfeit when Lincoln signed the piece of legislature that would establish the Secret Service.

Lincoln did technically have a permanent assigned guard on the night of his murder, but a more inept guard they could not have found for the President. The man was policeman, John Parker. How did Parker get such an illustrious job as one of the four hand-picked to guard President Lincoln? It’s a mystery. As a policeman, Parker frequently found himself in front of police boards for such things as being drunk on duty, sleeping on the job, frequenting brothels on the job, and a myriad of other charges that basically all came down to “conduct unbecoming an officer”.

Despite this, Parker managed to get off each time he went before the boards. For the “sleeping on the job” charge, he supposedly claimed that he was performing his duties patrolling his area when he heard several ducks quacking on top of a trolley car. Naturally, he climbed up top to see what was going on… and promptly fell asleep.

As for frequently visiting brothels while on duty, he supposedly defended himself by claiming that he was not actually there as a customer, but rather to visit certain of the ladies privately as they had called for a police officer; so it was naturally his job to go hear what they had to say and, of course, they wanted to talk to him privately…

Through all this, not only did he manage to keep his job, but when the death threats against President Lincoln became severe enough, Parker was selected with three others to be the President’s guard. It is theorized by some that this was because he may have been related to Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, through her mother’s family. Mrs. Lincoln is known to have written a letter on Parker’s behalf to get him out of the draft, so at least there was some association there, whether family or not.

Unfortunately for the President, on the night he was assassinated, it was Parker’s shift, and not one of the other three who had outstanding records as policemen.

So where was John Parker when President Lincoln was being shot in the head? No one is quite sure. He did in fact start off the evening guarding the President as he was supposed to. But as he couldn’t see the play from his guard position, he left to find a better location from which to watch.

During intermission, he is known to have left with the President’s coachman to go to the Star Saloon for some drinks. Incidentally, some accounts claim around that same time John Wilkes Booth could also be found drinking at the Star Saloon.

After this, no one is quite sure where Parker was when he was supposed to be guarding the President. The important part is that he was not at his guard post. This may or may not have mattered though. Even had Parker been there, he very likely would have let Booth in to see the President, as Booth was a famous actor at the time and Lincoln had even been at Ford’s Theater to see one of Booth’s plays in 1863. That being said, Booth would have likely been announced in that case, perhaps making it more difficult for him to deliver a fatal shot.

As fellow Presidential guard William H. Cook stated, “Had [Parker] done his duty, I believe President Lincoln would not have been murdered by Booth… Parker knew that he had failed in duty. He looked like a convicted criminal the next day.”

Even without Parker there, Lincoln also may have survived the ordeal had his son, Robert Lincoln, chosen to accept his father’s invitation to the play, instead of going to meet his friend John Hay, who was the President’s private secretary. Being the youngest of that party, Robert Lincoln would have sat in the back seat directly next to the door. Given Booth was using a Derringer, he would have had to get close to the President for an accurate shot, thus would have had to walk past Robert Lincoln, which would have made it so Booth would not have been able to sneak up on the President.

As with the case of Booth being announced had Parker been there, who knows what would have happened if Robert Lincoln had decided to attend? But it’s not farfetched to think the President would have had a much better chance had he been aware of Booth’s presence. At the least, it likely would not have been a head shot as Derringers were notoriously inaccurate unless at extremely close range, so Booth would have probably aimed for the abdomen if he hadn’t been able to get directly behind the President. But who knows? Maybe he would have gone in close for a handshake and got off the shot at close range anyways.

As to Parker’s excuse for not being at his post, according to Lincoln’s dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley, Parker had this to say to Mary Todd Lincoln after she accused him of murdering her husband:

I could never stoop to murder, much less to the murder of so good and great a man as the President. I did wrong, I admit, and have bitterly repented. I did not believe anyone would try to kill so good a man in such a public place, and the belief made me careless.

Now you might think that Parker would finally see some real consequences for his dereliction of duty with this one. I mean, he was the President’s guard and wasn’t at his post and possibly partially drunk at the time of the assassination. But, no… the charges against Parker were dismissed, though he was tried. (The transcript of that event has unfortunately been lost). In addition, the fact that Parker had been away from his post at the time of the murder was not mentioned in the official report on the Lincoln Assassination nor was it mentioned in major news reports of the day, so Parker avoided the public’s wrath too.

Not only this, but Parker managed to keep his job, though at least now not guarding a President directly. His new position was as White House security, including being assigned to protect Lincoln’s widowed wife.

So did Parker learn his lesson after such a dramatic occurrence? Nope. After three more years of spotty service, he was finally fired on August 13, 1868 for sleeping on the job. Ironically, Parker and his family are buried in a cemetery that borders Lincoln Road (Glenwood Cemetery).

If you liked this article and the Bonus Facts below, you might also like:

John Wilkes Booth’s Brother Saved Abraham Lincoln’s Son’s Life Shortly Before Lincoln Was Assassinated
Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
George Washington Did Not Have Wooden Teeth
Andrew Jackson Kills Charles Dickinson for Calling Jackson a “Worthless Scoundrel, a Poltroon and a Coward”
President Andrew Jackson Beats Richard Lawrence with a Cane After Lawrence Attempted to Assassinate Jackson
Bonus Facts:

While you’d have thought Lincoln’s assassination would have shown the need for better protection for the President, this didn’t happen until after President Garfield and President McKinley were assassinated in 1881 and 1901 respectively. After the McKinley assassination, it was ultimately decided that the Secret Service should take over the responsibility of guarding the President, starting with Theodore Roosevelt. This may seem like a strange choice, to assign the Treasury Department’s police force to this task, but at the time, they were the only Federal law enforcement agency with enough man-power to take on this job and others given to the Secret Service (many of those jobs later went to the FBI, CIA, etc.).
Lincoln’s was not initially meant to be the only assassination on the night Booth murdered him. Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt were also to kill strategic targets at the same time, with the hope of destabilizing the government. Powell and Herold were to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward. Atzerodt was to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson. Powell almost managed to assassinate Seward, who was already bedridden at the time. But he was intercepted before getting to the bedside of Seward and in a subsequent scuffle his gun misfired and it became useless. He then switched to using a knife, but was only able to wound Seward before a scuffle with others in the house resulted in him having to flee. Atzerodt simply lost his courage for the thing and went out and got drunk instead. Atzerodt had initially only signed on to the ordeal when it was planned to simply kidnap the targets. Once the plan changed to murder, he lost his enthusiasm.
It’s actually kind of a wonder that Lincoln wasn’t assassinated before he was. Despite the numerous death threats he received and a near miss in 1864, he frequently walked around, rode horseback, took in plays, went to church, etc. without any guard whatsoever. Whenever possible, he avoided bringing his assigned police guard or, before that, occasional military escort as he disliked having an escort.
Though commissioned on April 14th, 1865, it wouldn’t be until July 5, 1865 that the Secret Service officially got to work.
While the Secret Service is authorized to protect a variety of people, such as visiting heads of state, presidential candidates, the President, Vice President, their respective immediate families, etc., all of these can decline the Secret Service’s protection except for the President, Vice President, President-elect, and Vice President-elect. Also the person next in line for the Presidency if something happens to the President or VP also cannot refuse protection until once again there is a sitting President and Vice President.
While Secret Service Agents protecting the President are often depicted in movies always wearing suits, in fact the non-uniform division will dress to blend into their surroundings. So if they are at a beach, they’ll likely be wearing shorts and a t-shirt, depending on what is appropriate. The fact that the President is generally shown at suit and tie type events, means that the Secret Service are also generally seen that way as they dress to match. But these Secret Service agents protecting the President directly don’t have a specific uniform (though others do).
The first Secret Service Agent to die in the line of duty was William Craig. He died when a Trolley car struck President Roosevelt’s horse carriage. Roosevelt was not seriously injured, but Craig was killed.
The only member of the Secret Service to be killed while protecting a President (in this case President Harry Truman) was Leslie Coffelt. Not only did he die protecting the President, but after being shot three times in his chest and abdomen, he managed to get off a single shot at one of the would be assassins, Griselio Torresola. He made that shot count, hitting Torresola in the head, killing him. The other would-be assassin, Oscar Collazo was shot by two White House policemen during the same altercation. He recovered, but had to serve 29 years in prison before being let out.
Special Agent Tim McCarthy nearly became the second to be killed protecting a President when he put himself in between a would-be assassin and Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981. For his efforts, he got a bullet to his abdomen, which could have been worse as a total of six shots were fired at Reagan. McCarthy recovered from the incident with no ill effects.
During the Kennedy assassination, Agent Clint Hill jumped from the running board of his car (directly behind the President’s, both of which were in motion) to the President’s car and used his body as a shield for the President and his wife. Of course, the damage was already done as far as President Kennedy’s fate went.
Agent Rufus Youngblood, riding with the Vice President during the Kennedy assassination, similarly jumped into the front seat to protect Vice President Johnson.
While for a long time lifetime protection was offered to all Presidents and Vice Presidents and their immediate families, that is no longer the case. For all Presidents after January 1, 1997, protection will only be offered for 10 years after leaving office. This change was put down as part of the Treasury Department Appropriations Act of 1995. Anyone who was President before that date still will receive lifetime protection.
Today the Secret Service has two primary jobs. First, protection of the President, Vice President, and other dignitaries. Second, financial fraud investigations of varying sorts. They are also now a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
General George Washington was given a “Commander-in-Chief” Guard during the American Revolution, but this was disbanded in 1783.

JohnQTaxpayer

Follow the money...
CLINTON CASH OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY MOVIE ( FULL )

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7LYRUOd_QoM

Colo

Phony Videos

JohnQTaxpayer

'Hillary's America' trailer by Dinesh D'Souza - Now playing in K.C. Theatres...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r7e6gLht6OQ

'Hillary Clinton Exposed' (Full Movie She Banned From Theaters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BUUy1C0_4g

modvd

I'm curious. How did Hillary ban anything from a movie theater??

Colo

These phony links are just more Tea Party garbage that are emailed around Everyday by the haters. They All prove to be false propaganda

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