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Who pays?

All the taxpayers of the United States pay the president’s salary. Who is paying for him to leave Washington and go on campaign rallies? Is he paying for this out of his political funds or are the taxpayers paying for it?

Streaming live

I wish someone would explain to me what livestreaming means. The only livestream I know of around here is the Missouri River.

Editor’s note: It refers to live video available over the internet.

Real conservatives

Here’s hoping in our future elections we can get some good, strong solid conservatives to run and win. The ones in there now (just want) to spend money. That’s our money. Who do they think they are? We need conservatives in there who know what they’re doing and have some common sense, because the people in there now … have no common sense whatsoever.

Youth is served

You ever notice when President Donald Trump’s having the rally, all the immature people who are back there in the audience? Half of them are only 18 or 20 years old. That’s where he gets his supporters.

Story keeps changing

Trump is such a liar. His story of why he bombed and killed the general keeps getting bigger.

You can help

For your information, the St. Joseph School District accepts donations to pay student lunch debt. I’ve donated.

Editor’s note: The phone number to donate is 816-671-4140.

A real privilege

If any of my fellow “It’s your call” readers get a subpoena for any reason, just tell them “executive privilege.” Trump said that, so you don’t even have to go. Case closed.

Lots of fines

It might be worthwhile for a reporter to check on municipal court, go to the facility and pick up a list of fines. I noticed one person was fined on 12 charges. That’d be an interesting story, some background on that.

One killing

Democrats, you’re all whining and crying about President Trump taking out this general who has killed many people, just attacked the embassy over (in Iraq), which President Trump saved, unlike former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Obama did over 500 strikes, killing innocent people around, and Democrats never said a word. Trump does one killing that was well deserved, and they’re up in arms. Unbelievable.

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aj0201

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t sit around watching MSNBC all day. And why do I need to defend Susan Rice? Everyone knows Trumps a liar.

B4

Tune in for the boxing match at the Dem debate tonight. Round 1 will feature Sanders vs Warren. Let the backstabbing begin - hilarious!

houdiniharry

debates ... a fool's errand

WrightWinger

Nobody left in the debate field but ultra-rich white people telling their ultra-rich white donors what they will do for the poor folks.

aj0201

Mayor Pete is ultra rich?

B4

Mayor Pete doesn't need an ultra-rich mantra. He has Reggie Love...Obama's lover.

B4

President Trump and Melania were greeted with uproarious applause at the College Football Playoff championship game in New Orleans Monday night. Very deserving!

aj0201

BENGHAZI=HILLARY

72 months

0 charges

0 indictments

0 prison sentences

Hillary testifies for 11 hours

Hillary email investigation:

Endless

0 indictments

Uranium One investigations:

Multiple

0 indictments

RUSSIA=TRUMP

22 months

215 charges

38 indictments/pleas

5 prison sentences

Trump testifies 0 hours

Trump Foundation:

Shut down for fraud

Trump University:

Shut down for fraud

Trump:

17 open investigations for fraud

gimme_more

I lied and four men died. What difference, at this point, does it make?

aj0201

Out of context.

The Gainer

Not at all! aj

jdw64485

Ok, if the statement is out of context. Write the one thats how it should be.

aj0201

“What difference does it make” was about the reasons why those people were killed, meaning the motivation behind the terrorists. It was portrayed by the conspiracy minded right wingers as Hillary not caring that they were dead.

The Gainer

You ever watch the movie, documented by the people that were there?

Have a easier time believing their story, than the lies Hillary and her bunch told!

Remember: This all happened because of a film, some dope made in California!

houdiniharry

GEEZUS aj ...that rant encompassed an entire page, and only YOU read it

aj0201

Sorry. The format here doesn’t allow for me to upload pictures. I know that’d help you.

houdiniharry

i kinda suspect the kind of pictures you see...lol

aj0201

I know that 60 or so words must be difficult.

houdiniharry

ALL your rants are difficult....

aj0201

I’m sure they are for you. Plain English seems to be a hurdle that is tough on you.

houdiniharry

not for you.. you espouse to be the leader of ALL the nonsense

houdiniharry

sorry if you're so jealous of everyone else's mentality. don't sleep, you might miss an opportunity to spout nonsense here

houdiniharry

i know you can never elevate to my level, so it doesn't matter. we all know you TOO well.... be content with being just..you

houdiniharry

we get the message.... this forum is your entire life..really, we understand

aj0201

Real conservatives...

The U.S. budget deficit hit $356.6 billion in Q1 2020, up 11.8% compared to the same period the previous year.

WrightWinger

ALL the authorization for Q1 2020 federal spending originated in the Democrat House of Representatives

aj0201

All federal spending ever originates in the House of Representatives.

WrightWinger

Dang, you're good, finally stated a fact instead of anti-Trump garbage

aj0201

I find it interesting that you’ve don’t correct JamesBond1 when he goes on about the debt and spending under Obama. However, we both know that the President owns the budget, essentially regardless of what Congress does.

aj0201

And my “anti Trump” posts are all facts or direct quotes.

WrightWinger

aj, I didn't "correct" you, I agreed with you. As for Presidents "owning the budget," I can't accept that. In the media and thus the public perception Presidents may be charged with owning the RESULTS of federal fiscal and monetary policies, only a portion of which can be attributable to budgeting. Presidents are required to submit an annual budget, but that document is always declared DOA by Congress and seldom makes more than a second or two of comment in the 24-hour news cycle. JamesBond1 is certainly correct in saying 72% of the annual federal budget goes to fund income redistribution programs that are essentially on auto-pilot. Only the remaining 28% of the annual budget can be "tampered" with by Congress or the administration. Demographics alone dictate ever increasing budget deficits until some future date when a Congress AND a President must make changes to entitlements to salvage the economic future of the country.

aj0201

“Obumer spent more than all previous 43 presidents combined.” How many times has james made that claim? Trump assigned that blame to Obama as well.

WrightWinger

I have never made that claim. In fact, I was the first to re-cap in this forum the ACTUAL Treasury Dept. data for budget deficits incurred during the Obama and Bush2 terms, data you have used in some of your rebuttal comments. It isn't my intent to "correct" jamesbond, I am not my brother's keeper and will leave those "duties" up to you, a task you seem to be more than willing to assume.

aj0201

Not your brothers keeper yet you seem intent to correct those who are anti Trump or perceived as pro Obama.

houdiniharry

hahahahaha more and more aj nonsense.. was a fast read anyways

aj0201

Outright lies? Like what?

WrightWinger

aj has several times posted comments with words to the effect that the Mueller team found and reported "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russians attempting to influence the 2016 presidential election. That is untrue. In fact, the Mueller Report on page 10 of part one makes this statement:

"Like collusion, "coordination" does not have a settled definition in federal criminal law. We understood coordination to require an agreement-tacit or express - between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government on election interference. That requires more than the two parties taking actions that were informed by or responsive to the other's actions or interests. We applied the term coordination in that sense when stating in the report that the investigation did not establish that the

Trump Campaign coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

Then on page 157 of part two of the Mueller Report is this statement: "The evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference”

aj0201

MartyWinger, what’s the dictionary definition of collusion? Start there.

WrightWinger

That is the point, aj. The Mueller team spent a lengthy paragraph on page 10 of part one explaining why they WOULD NOT be using the term "collusion" in their report, but would instead use the term "coordination." Then in the same paragraph went on to report the team found NO "coordination" between the Trump campaign and any Russians attempting to influence the presidential election. So, your dictionary definition of "collusion" is not germane to the Mueller Report, the word was not used in any finding of fact by the Report.

aj0201

Collusion

noun

secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others

The Mueller report show several instances where the Trump campaign secretly met with Russians in order to cooperate efforts to deceptively gain information on a political rival. They did not find coordination on interference, but the campaign absolutely cooperated secretly in that interference.

WrightWinger

Good grief, not even the Trump Tower meeting to "get dirt on Hillary" was secret. The media were well aware of the Russians and the Trump people arriving at and leaving the meeting and were documenting it. Secret? Ha, not hardly!! Cohen continued meeting with the Russian principals for the Moscow Tower project, but that had nothing to do with the campaign. Sessions exchanged pleasantries with the Russian ambassador, but didn't "secretly" discuss cooperation to interfere with the election. None of these "meetings" were of a clandestine nature, what others of nefarious intent did Mueller report on?

aj0201

So they were open about these meetings? No doubt that openness is why they were described as being about adoption of Russian children, right? 🙄

WrightWinger

Actually, aj, that IS what the Trump Tower meeting turned out to be about, as reported on page 118 of the Mueller Report:

"The Russian attorney who spoke at the meeting, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had previously worked for the Russian government and maintained a relationship with that government throughout this period of time. She claimed that funds derived from illegal activities in Russia were provided to Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Trump Jr. requested evidence to support those claims, but Veselnitskaya did not provide such information. She and her associates then turned to a critique of

the origins of the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 statute that imposed financial and travel sanctions on Russian officials and that resulted in a retaliatory ban on adoptions of Russian children. Trump Jr. suggested that the issue could be revisited when and if candidate Trump was elected . After the election , Veselnitskaya made additional efforts to follow up on the meeting, but the Trump Transition Team did not engage."

aj0201

Lying by omission.

James Bond1

aj0201...……………..please pay attention. I have shared "observations" from time to time. To date, I don't believe made a misstatement. I have expressed my opinion...……..my privilege. so, enjoy your self.

James Bond1

Incidentally, much of what I cited about expenditures Obumer had were widely reported in newspapers, magazines, just about all over. as I recall, it was around 9 billion (or was it trillion) and they all said he matched all the others. I did look in the WSJ and notice the printed numbers supported various writers observations. Yep, Obumer was a spender. And yes I am really displeased with Trump. As I've said I expected him to shut off the debt and put a big zero at the bottom of his financial statement. He has let those legislators (Socialist and Republican) spend too much "at home". I'm sure it was all negotiated...…..they would have shut down the country if he wouldn't let them squander some beyond what I consider reasonable.

houdiniharry

takes money to correct ALL the Obama administration errors...

houdiniharry

yeah start with collusion...but ONLY aj's version... lol

aj0201

What are they correcting?

justanotherworkingman

A real privilege- My father was a disabled veteran and one day he got a summons for jury duty. When the judge asked everyone if any of them had a good reason they couldn't serve my father raised his hand. The judge asked my father why he couldn't serve and he replied "Your honor I'm clinically insane" so the judge said "Prove it", whereupon my father handed him the number to his psychiatrist. The judge retreated to his chambers to call the shrink, came back and dismissed my dad. I could have told the judge my father was insane just by his voting record. He'd been a lifelong democrat. It didn't matter how crooked they were he'd vote for them.

I'maLumberjack...

I'm not certain who you're insulting here; disabled veterans? democrats? Or is it a daddy issue?

houdiniharry

more likely it was an insult to anti-Trumper

justanotherworkingman

Even if I explained it to you, you still wouldn't understand. You aren't worth the effort anyway.

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