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Point of disagreement

To my fellow senior-citizen Catholic and conservative Christians, I have heard talk that some of you despise President Donald Trump and you plan on voting Democrat in 2020. This is no surprise, since most of you have been brainwashed by the biased media. Why don’t you just put a scalpel in the abortion doctors’ hands?

Lies and more lies

What are the liberal lies that some people are calling in about and saying we should speak out against? Can you be specific? I wouldn’t get too upset about liberal lies. Trump has told hundreds of lies on the other side.

Your decision

The good citizens of Buchanan County should not let disgruntled people from DeKalb County block the way of clean, renewable energy and a valuable resource for the environment and the people in this county.

Echoes of 1989

I really feel sorry for these protesters in Hong Kong. China will end up gunning them down. I hope some of you remember what happened to the student protesters in China.

Up in smoke

I just want to put in a compliment to St. Joe for helping all the homeless people have free food, free shoes, free clothes. But I just wonder who buys their cigarettes and puts the tattoos on all of them? Did we furnish that too? Thank you very much, St. Joe.

Read the signs

I know the school system falters at times, but one thing I do know is they did teach people how to read and write. I cannot understand why all over this town, there will be a sign saying “do not enter” a street because they’re working on it, or “road closed,” and you still see people going around these signs. Keep in mind, people, if you hit one of those workers, it will cost you your license, a lot of money, and you’ll get to spend a lot of time where you don’t want to be.

Fish story

I just read the article on the catfish tournament and it talked about the guys winning the money, but not once did it show or say how big the fish were, what second, third, or fourth place was. A little information would have been nice.

Law of the land

So, the children of these illegal immigrants who got deported are saying their parents aren’t criminals. Now, if they’re going to be in this country, they need to learn the law. When you come into this country without permission and start making demands, you are a criminal. They can protest all they want. The citizens of this country have to obey the law, so the noncitizens who come here illegally better brush up on what the law is.

Good riddance

I’m glad to see Jeffrey Epstein gone. It will save the taxpayers a lot of money. Everybody’s upset because of all the news that would come out of that, and now they won’t have it. Too bad, so sad.

(77) comments

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zzsnot303

dumb, really dumb guy

aj0201

Classy way to sympathize with the city....”The mayor of El Paso said after he corrected President Trump about crime statistics in his city, the president called him a “RINO,” a pejorative nickname that means “Republican in Name Only.”



Mayor Dee Margo told PBS’s “Frontline” in an interview published Wednesday that Trump made those comments in a private conversation they had while the president was in El Paso last week to pay respects after a mass shooting that killed 22 people and injured dozens more.



“He said, ‘You’re a RINO,’ and I said, ‘No sir, I’m not a RINO, I simply corrected the misinformation you were given by our attorney general, and that’s all I did’,” Margo recounted

zzsnot303

who cares....words mean nothing

munchman

So the words in the Constitution mean nothing?

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jdw64485

This is a case where a person might gave good intentions. But failed to think before taking action. With the mass shooting in Texas and Ohio it was poor timing on his part. But, i still believe the fireman did the right thing. '

aj0201

Not that this will matter. Precious few minds are able to change like this......https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/14/opinion/joe-walsh-trump-primary.html#click=https://t.co/2unaOvZe7B

zzsnot303

many of Joe Walsh's statements were true of Obama also....if the shoe fits... bottom line, Obama was a "freebie giveaway" president. i, for one, am GLAD Trump replaced him

aj0201

Great. Looking forward, do you agree with Walsh about Trump now?

popski

I do not...

aj0201

Make a case for Trump

popski

I don't have to...I just support my president...and will continue to. I recognize not everyone does...and I don't demand they support their position. That's what makes this country great...we all have our own personal opinions. I will not change my mind...and I'm rather confident even if I "made a case for Trump", it wouldn't change any minds. So...there we are!

zzsnot303

50-50

aj0201

Well no, you won’t change my mind. So, the lack of morality, the name calling, the lying, the vitriol, you’re ok with? As long as your interests are being pursued, you’re ok with the rest?

popski

Doesn't seem to me to be any different than what I hear from the Democratic candidates. So...are you telling me, then, that I should just not vote...since none of the candidates are moral, truthful and honest?

aj0201

What is the immorality and dishonesty of someone like...say....Corey Booker?

popski

Do I really have to enumerate the things he's said that are bad...bad for the country and bad for American people? Well...if you insist. I dislike him and his agenda with every fiber of my being.

aj0201

You’re being evasive.

stringtown

KQ2's website had the total pounds of fish that won the tournament

beelog

Epstein---It is now being reported that Epstein had "broken bones" in his neck, including the hyoid bone. It can be broken in hanging, but usually occurs in strangulation cases. I am not suggesting anything--just repeating news stories.

aj0201

Interesting choice of news stories to repeat, given you usually don’t just repeat news stories. But sure, we believe you that you’re not suggesting anything...🙄

beelog

never a break, huh? Thanks.

aj0201

You post your thoughts daily and rarely respond back. Do you believe you’re due a “break?”

zzsnot303

many young women's lives turned upside down..and Epstein is dead...it's done... think of how many MORE young women could be assaulted if he had lived..by any means

zzsnot303

there will be much more news regarding the Epstein capers...don't miss it

munchman

30% chance from strangulation. 25% chance from hanging. But you hang in there Aunty!

beelog

Good riddance--(Epstein)--it is not the "news stories", but the "evidence". Many young girls had their lives destroyed by this man and his perverted actions. They deserved the opportunity to face him in court.

popski

Usually, victims of such horrific events feel further victimized by having to face their abuser in court. Perhaps this is better...

beelog

That's true, but I saw an interview with one victim who said she was upset, that she wanted to see him in court.

popski

That victim, then, would be the exception to the rule.

jdw64485

He's gone. It's over time to move on. Let the victims get on with their life. Let them deal with it in the private.

zzsnot303

yeah i bet she was the most eager to get the huge money for sex and all the travel....and now it's gone...boo hoo boo hoo

beelog

Law of the land---(immigration/DACA kids)--One cannot "pick and choose" which laws they are going to obey. Allowing people to circumvent one law weakens all other laws. Laws are designed to protect the lawful citizenry of the United States. Should we "trust" someone who breaks the law to enter the country?

aj0201

Most DACA kids came here at the age of 3. They’re not criminals.

popski

I know some DACA kids...and while I agree with you, aj...I DO wish that now that they're around 20 years old, they'd complete the citizenship process rather than just stay illegally.

aj0201

They can’t.

popski

Sure they can...I know some who have.

aj0201

They have to be married to a green card holder or a citizen. But if they came here illegally at 3, they’d have to return to their country of origin and start over.

beelog

Long walk for a 3-year old.

aj0201

It is. But that is irrelevant.

zzsnot303

nonetheless they aren't legal..someone brought them here

aj0201

Right. Not legal, but not criminal. Let’s find a way to make them legal without deporting. That serves no purpose.

zzsnot303

illegals.. they know of the pitfalls and hazards that await, and for their children...if caught. just as we know of the pitfalls and ramifications of US doing illegal things.. i have no sympathy for illegals at all.

popski

The DACA kids I know have been here since they were toddlers. To deport them would be horrific...the US is their home...Mexico, to them, would be a foreign country. While it's not their fault they're here...it IS their fault that they don't pursue citizenship now.

beelog

Fish story--I think such information would be fundamental to the story.

beelog

Echoes of 1989---I would suggest that those who "hate" this country should go to China and join the protests. You might see one of the differences between a democracy and socialism.

beelog

Your decision---Kansas City weatherman Mike Thompson says the windmills are inefficient. As one who watches the radar consistently, I notice an impact on many weather fronts as they reach the "windmill zone". Google---windmill impact on rainfall.

zzsnot303

if windmills are so inefficient, then why are they being installed all over the USA. that weatherman is just expressing his opinion

popski

I agree...and I know European countries who are installing them all over. I know of one European country that is very close, between wind and solar, to dismantling their fossil fuel power plants.

beelog

Lies and more lies---Could you also be specific about the supposed Trump lies? Please don't take statements out of context, or include misspeaks.

beelog

Point of disagreement--(abortion)--Unlike Popski, I left the Democrat Party over the issue of abortion. My reasoning is that the "right to life" is fundamental, and outweighs any other issue. A Party which can not be trusted with the protection of our most innocent, is difficult to trust on other issues.

beelog

Yasiel Puig, professional baseball player, became a citizen of the United States yesterday. He said, "Thank God for the opportunity to become an American citizen".

For the record, he followed the established legal process.

aj0201

If he weren’t a professional ball player, he’d likely not become a citizen. You should read on how he got here....

beelog

Philadelphia---Police responded to a report of a live shooter. Six of them were wounded in the standoff. In the meantime police were taunted and had objects thrown at them by bystanders. Many big-city neighborhoods are already controlled by vicious thugs. The only protection is the police force. People who demand "respect" must demonstrate that they are worthy of respect. This incident is total disrespect of law enforcement. In most neighborhoods the citizens would be supporting the police.

popski

Fish story - Your comment is well-spoken. It seems the art of good journalism has diminished over the past number of years. News-Press...perhaps you need to re-introduce your journalists in the art of writing a complete story. "What...Where...When...Who...Why..."

popski

Point of disagreement - While I agree abortion is bad, and I feel it is murder, I would like to say that no political campaign is a "one issue" campaign. I refuse to vote for a pro-life candidate simply because they're pro-life if I disagree on many more points. Similarly, I refuse to vote for a candidate simply because they are of the political party with which I affiliate. ALL political candidates are flawed...because they're human. We all have faults. I will vote for the ones I feel most closely represent what I believe. I recognize none will be perfect because only one Man who ever walked this earth was perfect, and the last time I checked, He wasn't running for office!

munchman

Popski you should educate Pointless. If the media is biased then how does he get the faulty information in his call. Does he/she watch and televised news or read the paper he called into. And secondly scalpels are not used in abortions but they are used in cesarean birth delivery and the baby if it is viable after delivery is not killed for at that point it would be murder, And thirdly the third point he/she has is the hat they wear.

popski

I don't feel I need to "educate" anyone. I was expressing my opinion...same as you...same as everyone in this forum. I learned, long ago, that more than likely, nothing I say will change anyone's mind. Perhaps posting here is pointless...my wife tells me I should stop...that nothing I post makes a difference anyway. She may be right (well...she's my wife...of COURSE she's right!!).

I voted for Donald Trump and I will again, if he runs, unless there is a huge change in the Democratic field of candidates. Currently, I wouldn't vote for any of the Democratic candidates to be our local dog catcher...much less President. Remember what I said?? It's not about one issue...but there's not a Democratic candidate that I have any agreement with...with the exception, in some ways, for gun control. So...to me, I have only two choices...not vote at all (not gonna happen) or vote for President Trump.

I'maLumberjack...

Amazing that most Americans think who they vote for matters at all. Regardless of which politicians you elect, the wealthy of your nation decide what's best for you. The biggest problem about the Donald is that he is an embarrassment and has alienated his allies and praised despotic enemies. Politics is a dirty game and once the crooks and perverts are in office they do the bidding of their powerful overlords.

beelog

popski---my wife tells me the same. I only do this for entertainment. I get a kick out of rattling cages. Sometimes people on this forum get upset because someone expresses an "opinion"---but isn't that what this forum is all about? None of us are decision-makers, but all of us are entitled to opinions---there is no reason to take this forum seriously. It is just a little diversion from daily life---at least for me.

popski

I guess I always hold out hope that maybe...MAYBE...something I say might help someone see another side to things. I know I've held some opinions, in the past, but because of this forum, I've found there's usually more than one way to look at an issue. I can freely admit this forum has helped broaden my life focus. Still...most of the time, I feel I'm just wasting my time, here. So...sometimes, I take a break and I'm not on IYC for awhile. That's why...

James Bond1

i'malumbersoul……………..the level of creatures the socialist/dems are serving up is sick. Biden is at the top of the list. The man had three wives before age 50 that apparently found a few bucks to feed. At 50, Biden got a political position that apparently no one else would have, so he actually had a salary., It is mind-boggling that someone such as him would be the leading canidate for a major political party. I could pick 19 of the 20 socialists and find their credentials to be equally absent. I wouldn't vote any of those people if they were seeking a high school organization position...………...we have better. And, I don't care what party.

aj0201

Biden’s been married twice. His first wife passed away. Not sure why this would be a problem given the fact that Trump actually has been married three times, having cheated on all three wives.

popski

AJ...you can't stand in the US capitol in Washington DC and throw a rock and not hit someone who's cheated on their spouse.

aj0201

Sam Graves? Roy Blunt? Cheaters?

zzsnot303

abortions.. the root cause is carelessness, by both the individuals having sex... there are several ways to prevent getting pregnant. RESPONSIBILITY ...

beelog

including the right to say "no"--unless we have all evolved to be rabbits.

zzsnot303

indeed !!!

Sociallyunacceptable

Good riddance- Sounds like Munchman called in this one. He always sticks his fingers in his ears when it comes to Obozo and Killary.

munchman

No fingered one not my call although he/she show a lot more intelligence then you usually do. Too bad, so sad. For you that is.

Munchkin3

You're decision.....Wind power is not a source of energy that is good for the environment , habitat or humans.

popski

Sure it is, Munchkin...it's a clean, renewable source of energy. Couple wind power and solar power, and we could, in time, eliminate the need for fossil fuels to create electricity.

beelog

Popski---what is your reaction to the report by KC weatherman Mike Thompson?

popski

Mike Thompson is not an authority on environmental or technical issues. He's a television weatherman...that's all. In my opinion, I have more knowledge about wind turbines than he has. There is zero scientific evidence that turbines affect the weather. There is nothing more than anecdotal evidence that birds are negatively affected by turbines. There is absolutely no evidence that they generate great amounts of noise. As for the aesthetics...beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...and I, personally, think they are an asset to the landscape.

popski

...but to answer your question, I've not even read/watched Mike Thompson's report on wind turbines. Probably because I really don't care what he thinks. He has his opinions, same as me, and just because he's a local TV celebrity doesn't make his opinion correct.

James Bond1

If I'm interested in the weather...………...I look out the window. All those weathermen are a pain in the back side. They repeat their message 3 or 4 times on a 30 minute "news" program...……………..Ugh.

popski

I love it when they tell us we have a 50% chance of rain!! I could predict that...either it WILL rain...or it WON'T!! LOL!

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