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Either, or

As a member of the Republican Party for over 50 years, I think it is clear today that you have a choice: You can either be an American, or you can be a Trump Republican.

Pick your poison

We must never forget that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia chose the Republican Party to destroy democracy in this country, because they knew that the GOP in power would sell their souls for power and for money.

Worth the wait

Many thanks to the Downtown merchants for having their first holiday extravaganza on Friday the 29th. With sales, shopping, decorations, and parties beginning the day after Halloween, Thanksgiving has been obliterated.

Cover it up

Some young college graduates are their own worst enemies. You rack up all that money in student loans and you don’t put any thought into how to prepare yourself for the most important job interviews of your lives. The world is forever changing, but there are plenty of business owners who are not willing to take a chance on some applicants. … For some of you who blame the world for your job-seeking failures, I suggest that you hide the tattoos and body piercings and stow the street-talk gibberish at least until you get your foot in the door.

Blinders on

As of now, it appears if Donald J. Trump shot and killed someone, the Republicans would say he didn’t do it, someone else did it. They know full well Russia interfered with the 2016 election. … Why do they keep lying to the American people?

No relation

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Hanging on

Lately people are behaving like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hero, some kind of wonderful icon. I think she’s a selfish old lady. She could have retired when Barack Obama was president and let him fill that slot, but she’s gonna hang on to the very end.

Positive story

Thank you to Brandon Zenner, who had an excellent article about Northwest Missouri high school basketball in Monday’s paper. With all the attention to the St. Joe school district situation, it is refreshing to focus on these great high school athletes.

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aj0201

Richard Spencer: “The president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or to be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices.”

B4

Looks like Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union is in hot water. The ladies are willing to come forward with pertinent information. This will get very interesting! Stay tuned!

aj0201

Trump hires only the best! Hahahahaha!

I'maLumberjack...

LOL!

B4

Sondland was a hind licker...we all know how he got his ambassadorship...it may take a while but the truth always prevails!

aj0201

Trump apparently likes his hind licked.

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B4

Your copy and paste is meaningless...I doubt if you were an investor during the Obama years. You apparently don't have a clue how the stock market works. I don't care whether you believe whether I'm an investor - I'll just keep enjoying the huge profits I'm experiencing and laugh at your ignorance.

aj0201

At a rally in Sunrise, Fla., on Tuesday night, President Trump declared a victory in the imaginary “war on Christmas” while warning of a new one: the war on Thanksgiving.

“Some people want to change the name ‘Thanksgiving,’” Trump told his supporters. “They don’t want to use the term ‘Thanksgiving.’ And that was true also with Christmas. But now everybody is using ‘Christmas’ again. Remember I said that?”

And his believers nod along in unison chanting “where’s our kool-aid?”

B4

Oh, nice try but there is no Kool-Aid - Obama's minions drank it all. So now the snowflakes are boohooing about "Thanksgiving" because they say it reflects "white atrocity". There may be no organized effort to rename Thanksgiving, but there’s certainly an organized effort from some precincts on the left to make sure everyone understands that Thanksgiving is largely a celebration of white atrocity. President Trump is right on...and that is a FACT you can take to the bank!

aj0201

Nonsense. Made up bunk. Same with the so called “War on Christmas.” Just him trying to get his believers worked up into a froth. It’s what President Lump does best.

B4

No nonsense at all...look it up. But just use one eye; the truth might blind you.

aj0201

Nobody is coming to take away your Thanksgiving. Just like nobody told you you can’t say “Merry Christmas.”

B4

You are right...nobody is going to take away "Thanksgiving". And thanks to President Trump, nobody will. That's what he was telling his supporters. Guess you don't comprehend too well what is going on, huh?

aj0201

Thanks to him nobody will? Hahahahaha! You probably had your mother check under the bed for monsters, too?? Hahaha! She probably had to last night. Trump has nothing to do with this. He’s taking credit for an issue that was never an issue to begin with. And his believers now and scrape before him.

jdw64485

He sure get all you liberals worked up. Into a froth. It shows here each day.

aj0201

Trump praising Florida's governor: "I always thought Ron was a little heavy. I always thought he was a little overweight... But then one day I patted him on the shoulder and I go, whoa, that's a lot of muscle there. And then I see him without a shirt. And this guy is strong!"

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Colo

If it wasn’t for LOW CLASS, Trump wouldn’t have any class at all. His Ex Pole dancer 💃 wife is the same

aj0201

Our “great President,” right jdw? Nothing but class...?

https://twitter.com/breaking911/status/1199490390488965120?s=21

B4

The economy is booming! Thank you President Trump! The US GDP was revised up to 2.1%, beating the second quarter. Other economic data, including jobless claims for the week ended November 23 and durable goods order for October, also looked better-than-expected on Wednesday. Economists are saying that a recession is nowhere to be seen and should not be on anyone’s radar in 2020, #TRUMP2020!

Colo

The Obama Economic Recovery continues!! 10 YEAR BULL Run in the Stock Market!!! Who was President 10 Years ago?????? That’s Right... REAL President Obama! Who didn’t need Russia to win an election

B4

Colo - you liberals have worn that excuse threadbare. President Trump is leading this country forward; not behind like Obama did - just ask those of us who have seen huge gains in stocks during this administration. Go TRUMP2020!

aj0201

The biggest percentage gains were during the Obama administration. It’s not even close.

aj0201

But then, basic addition and subtraction is hard for you, isn’t it?

B4

Ha! Still stewing over making a fool out of yourself? Sure glad you weren't in charge of the accounting at my company...that would have been a disaster after seeing your inefficiency at figures.

B4

aj sez: "The biggest percentage gains were during the Obama administration." That sure isn't what investors including myself were saying. Their portfolios took a nose dive and many were worried if they would ever recoup their losses. Now ask them; they'll tell you how great their investments are doing during this Trump administration. Too bad you don't have the resources to invest, eh?

aj0201

Hahaha! Again, we were counting students enrolled. 546 is closer to 750 than 1500 is. A kindergarten student would know this. 204<750.

B4

Hahahaha! You undercut the enrollment numbers to start with - try again, Einstein!

aj0201

Right. Because I accidentally looked at the wrong school on the list I was looking at. And I adjusted. You said that jdw was closer than I was. But 547 is closer to 750 than 750 is to 1500. And jdw lives in Savannah. He has no clue how big the school is in his town. No accounting can call his number closer or more accurate than mine AND I caught my own mistake and corrected it.

B4

A gross mistake is still a gross mistake...now you are backpedaling and making feeble excuses for your ineptness. Poor, very poor...and you are sorely incompetent. Thanks for proving it!

aj0201

Hahaha! Backpedaling? I corrected my mistake yesterday. You’re so desperate to insult you’re just making things up now, ignoring that you’re the one who said jdw was closer than me! 🤣🤣🤣. Basic math is tough, isn’t it.

aj0201

Meanwhile, US debt continues to climb at a near record pace. $23 trillion! Thanks Trump!

B4

Were you aware of the debt increase during Obama's presidency?

aj0201

Yes I was. And Trump is going to match that and maybe exceed it.

jdw64485

Yep. He's doing great as our real President. Trump 2020. Yes, I'm voting for him. You case your vote the way you want. I'm a registered Democrat. But no Democrat running is worth a vote. Let me ask this why don't the liberals speak out against Rep. Omar who passed secrets to Iran. Since she is one of your own it appears it's fine to do this.

aj0201

So you’re good with immorality AND runaway debt? Got it.

jdw64485

One of the Democrats top running candidates Elizabeth Warren is falling fast. The article said she us falling like a rock. The way it stands today I don't see anyone who can beat our real President Trump. Trump 2020. Okay Knarage86 it's time for you do what youd0

Kharnage86

jdw I don't know how you can support a President who lies constantly and be proud of it, the fact that you do support a President that lies and are proud of it is sickening, and to think you call yourself a Christian.......pathetic. At the end of the day I really do feel sorry for you.

jdw64485

Don't feel sorry for me. At the end of the day I'm doing great. Because God lives i can face tomorrow. Everything is fine

I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. What's sickening is the way you insult people who don't agree with you. But that okay you fit right in with a typical liberal. Everyone else is wrong except you.

B4

Yes and Obama has said he will make sure Bernie Sanders isn't the Dem's candidate. They are cutting their own throats! #TRUMP2020!

B4

Another stellar move from President Trump! On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order that would create a task force designed to investigate the ongoing problem of missing Native-American women. During the press conference, President Trump referred to the epidemic as “sobering and heartbreaking,” arguing that the task force should have been created long ago. “It has been going on a long time,” the president said. “We’re going to address it very strongly. The statistics are sobering and heartbreaking. Recently, more than 5,000 Native American women and girls were reported missing in a single year while a majority returned home or were found, too many are still missing and their whereabouts are unknown.”

Colo

I’m Glad he did sign that Bill albeit a Few Years late because of Moscow Mitch’s Continued Obstruction

aj0201

People like this love Trump...

https://twitter.com/elderofziyon/status/1199548034930991104?s=21

Colo

That’s Your President.... Banned from Charity Foundations for Stealing $2.8 Million from Veterans!! That’s Your President... A Thief & a Liar

B4

That's our President! President Trump donated his full third-quarter salary to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health to help further the department’s efforts to combat opioid addiction. The opioid epidemic has ravaged our communities. So thankful President Trump is committed to fighting this crisis.

Colo

That’s YOUR President,... Made $110 Million so far from America’s Taxpayers on Golfing at his own Country clubs!! Lying Donnie Dementia has Golfed MUCH MORE in just 3 Years Than Obama, Bush, Clinton Combined!!!!

B4

Got a figure on how much America's Taxpayers doled out for Obama's Hawaii golf vacations plus those of Michelle's adventures which required a huge number of staff who tried to make her look presentable albeit they failed. Even Queen Elizabeth wasn't impressed with either one of them. Hahahahaha!

aj0201

Trump has exceeded that already.

B4

Obama golfed 333 rounds during his eight years in office. At his current rate—golfing an average of once every 9.2 days—Trump will have golfed roughly 40 times fewer than Obama, who golfed an average of once every 8.7 days. Truth hurts, huh?

aj0201

Trump has golfed 225 times in less than 3 years. Do the math.

B4

Do the math? I hope you don't try to substantiate that comment. You've already made a fool out of yourself with your number "crunching". Hahahahaha!

aj0201

333/8 is a significant difference than 225/3. Why is math so hard for you?

I'maLumberjack...

Your president is a drooling cretin, HM. I see you've been crying to your teachers again. LOL!

aj0201

"I'm curious why wasn't it done a long time ago? And also, I guess the answer to that is because now I'm president, we get things done."

President Trump signs the Woman's Suffrage Centennial Coin Act.

Stable Genius....

aj0201

Trump withheld military aid to an ally for personal political reasons. That is not in dispute.

beelog

Replies to Munchman---You are concerned about 200 illegal children being separated from their parents. Do you feel the same concern for the many, many more children of active military personnel who are separated from their parents---and must worry that their loved one may never come home. You are concerned about the U.S. pulling out on the Kurds---yet liberals, during Vietnam, were screaming that we pull out and abandon the South Vietnamese. I agree with the Mueller report that there was no "collusion by Trump with the Russians. I do not believe there was any collusion with the Ukraine.

aj0201

The Mueller report didn’t say there was no collusion. That’s just false. And to say there was no attempt at collusion with Ukraine is denying sworn witness testimony that is unchallenged and obvious.

JohnQTaxpayer

The Mueller report. That’s just false. And to say there was no Biden Family attempt at collusion with Ukraine is denying a sworn witness braggart in front of his Council on Foreign Relations (New World Order) masters that is unchallenged and obvious. He didn’t say there was no collusion on his part. We've ALL seen the video, over & over again where he ADMITS it. [huh]

aj0201

Ummm, do you know what the word “collusion” means?

Colo

Absolutely ZERO Proof that the Bidens committed Any Criminal Activity Whatsoever!!! ZERO!!! Just more Whacko Looney Toones Alex Jones Infowars Garbage that the Dumbest segment of America is Gullible enough to get Suckered into

aj0201

Beelog says “no collusion.” Multiple government officials, in some cases appointed by Trump, and in most cases career foreign service workers, after swearing an oath before Congress says there was collusion.

I’m sure beelog knows more though, right?

Colo

Mueller Report states the Criminal Trump campaign has 147 Meetings with Russians & Continue to Lie about them

Colo

So Much for Phony Lying So called Christian Republicans!!! If Brown children are Illegal... Seperating from their Families is Their Christian ✝️ Values!! Metal Cages are Included

WrightWinger

The "Either, or" and "Pick your poison" comments are reminiscent of the Red-baiting era of the 1950's known as the Second Red Scare with suspected Communists sympathizers being "run to the ground" by the House Un-American Activities Committee and Sen. ("Tailgunner Joe") McCarthy. Now THOSE televised hearings were riveting, making the recent Schiff inquiries look like a TV test pattern in comparison. The grainy black and white images added a dimension of suspense just not equaled in the HD of today and the sound, oh, the sound, those Congressmen and Senators shouting their accusations against famous Hollywood personalities accompanied by pointing fingers and waving hands. Now, THOSE WERE hearings, not the mush of amateur inquisitors of this time.

beelog

The United States is the greatest nation the world has seen, thanks to the values and foresight of our founding fathers. We only put ourselves in peril by straying from those original values. Division is not in the interest of anyone.

aj0201

By what measure are with the greatest?

jdw64485

Gosh aj, only you can't see America is the greatest nation. Where else do you have the freedom you have. Where else can you disrespect our Elected officials and have repercussions.

Kharnage86

Again jdw go back to school or something many countries in the world today have our exact same freedoms and even more, how can you choose to remain so ignorant?

Kharnage86

Also how can America be the greatest nation when it's leader the very face of the nation lies on a regular basis? Try thinking for yourself and asking questions jdw it would do wonders for you.

aj0201

Well, what K86 said. Other counties have freedoms like ours. Most countries do better with education. Healthcare outcomes. Economic freedoms. In fact, Hong Kong is regularly considered the most economically free place in the world yet our president will likely stand with China. Other countries have lower crime. Higher wages. Better infrastructure. Just what is it that makes our country the greatest?

Colo

If America is so Perfect, WHY Aren’t we First in Education, Healthcare, Doctors per Capita, Infant mortality, Income Equality, Life Expectancy, Quality of Living, Soaring Bankruptcies, Hate Groups including Trumps White Nationalists & KKK Supporters, Murder, Violence against Women, That Moscow Mitch REFUSES to allow a Vote on! Hopefully the Coming Blue Wave 🌊 like Midterms will Rid America of the Trump Disgusting Disaster

jdw64485

Sounds like you guys don't like America. You say other countries does it better. Why don't you move to one of them if they are so much better

Kharnage86

I never said that jdw, I love my country but doesn't mean I'm blind to say we are the greatest just because, I can recognize our flaws as well unlike some who don't think for themselves and take Trumps word as gospel......

aj0201

I love living in America. But I think we can do better. And having a morally bankrupt President leading us into further and further debt while abusing his office at the same time is not my idea of making America better.

aj0201

By what measure “are we the greatest,” that should say.

James Bond1

It's a very comprehensive measurement and comes out quite "the greatest". No one comes close. I could see some real challenges for second place.

aj0201

Please describe this “comprehensive measurement.”

beelog

Munchman---I have to leave and will be out the remainder of the day. If you wish to address any questions to beelog, you'll need to do so at a later date.

beelog

Geez, some people are still fixated on the defunct Mueller report--notice you don't hear any Washington politicians referring to it---they know it was an "air ball".

beelog

Blinders on---This may come as a surprise to you, caller, but attempts at election interference is nothing new. What is new is the cyber world which enables more sophistication in interference capabilities. It does not require any cooperation by a candidate. There is zero interference that there was any collusion with Trump's campaign. However, the Horowitz and Durham reports may indicate attempted collusion from the other side.

aj0201

Zero interference?? Assuming you mean “evidence,” the Mueller report was replete with instances of collusion. You should read it sometime. In the past you said “who has the time?” but you comment as if you believe some knowledge or expertise. You’re ignorant to its contents.

Colo

Trump & Republicans Welcome Election interference

beelog

Positive story--I agree. A mega school would greatly reduce the number of local athletes able to participate in sports.

beelog

Cover it up---If you have facial tattoos, a ring in your nose, multiple ear piercings, and a metal stud in your tongue, do not expect to attain a respectable job.

beelog

Cover it up----Good advice, and sadly needed. It should be common sense, but today "cultural diversity" and "political correctness" is all they are taught.

aj0201

Wrong

Kharnage86

Okay Boomer

beelog

Either/or---A RINO---Republican in name only.

beelog

Pick your poison--Caller, you would have made a good witness for Adam Schiff----accusations without actual evidence. No doubt you watch CNN, a network without credibility.

aj0201

Either, or...amen!

aj0201

Pick your poison...amen!

justanotherworkingman

No relation- Not true at all. You allow the poster "Colo" as well as a few others to attack the intelligence of anyone who disagrees with them on a regular basis as well as their patriotism and their honesty.

Colo

Hahahahaha. You’re funny! Having a bad day already?

beelog

Some people should be very careful about characterizing the intelligence of others. Like Obama supporters who mistake articulateness for substance.

survivor

Happy Thanksgiving!

However you feel about Trump, you can be thankful that he's too busy these days for much real estate development. Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza Hotel, and Trump Entertainment Resorts all went bankrupt.

Speaking of which, Elizabeth Warren's specialty as a law school professor was bankruptcy law. If she were in private practice, she might be working for Google or Amazon or Microsoft...and Google or Amazon or Microsoft would be bankrupt.

Which South Bend, Indiana, might as well be, with a poverty rate of 24.4% compared with the national average of 12.3%. Plus, the city's violent crime rate is 157% higher than the nation's. Whatever Pete Buttigieg was doing as South Bend's mayor, its residents must be thankful that he's off trying to do it elsewhere.

Let's all bow our heads in thanks for the bad politics of today and the past several years. Once again, I am thankful I am not required to vote for president. We had lousy choices in 2016 and they are going to be just as lousy in 2020...none worthy of my vote.

Colo

He’s not to busy to stop lying to his incredibly Ignorant base. About 25 blatant Lies last night according to Fact checkers. If he’s talking... He’s Lying

beelog

Get used to it Colo, he'll be there until 2024.

James Bond1

When COLO analyzes Trump's record of things he has accomplished for this nation, COLO will sneak in the back door of the voting booth, make sure no one is watching and he will vote for Trump...………….after all, it's the best for our nation. He'll sneak out the back way and fib about who he voted for. After all he has to do the right thing for our nation.

Colo

With his Dementia, Clinical Obesity & Mental Health diseases I Doubt he will even be your Candidate!! Here’s Hoping he Continues his 6 “Cheeseberders”. (His spelling) & 6 Diet Cokes a Day!! At 74 & 340 lbs , What could possibly go wrong? ☠️

B4

President Trump is age 73, 6'2" tall and weighs 243 lbs. He is in the excellent health; even his cholesterol level is down at an acceptable level. Colo must be confused and posted his own physically unhealthy and alarming numbers. Could it be his dementia is getting worse?

beelog

And be thankful you live in a nation where you have that choice.

Colo

Hahahahaha. Looney Toons Jamesbond appears More Confused & Delusional by the Day!! Since he’s Blabbering about me Voting, He should Know I WIN The AWARD Every year for REGISTERING The MOST Voters in my County!! With a 70% Plus Voter Turn out, My beautiful County has Helped Swing Colorado Blue last Midterms $ Both Obama Elections!! James will Love 💕 that Colorado NOW HAS the Highest Democratic Control in the State since 1936! Cardboard Cory Gardner is our Next Target!! Can’t Wait to see the Haters Screaming 😱 about Colorado even though they All vacation here!!! 😄😁. 🏔 Blue wave 🌊 is Coming

houdiniharry

the "blue wave" has passed..already Democrats in the swing states are bailing and indicate they will vote for Trump...

houdiniharry

Colorado...nothingness except for Denver, Colorado Springs, and the Rockies

James Bond1

Survivor...………...you're entitled to your opinion but if you simply sit down and make a list of Trump's accomplishments, I'm not sure why you would call them "lousy". Trump has done a lot of things that are very positive. His economic measurements are outstanding. He has implemented dozens of changes where foreign countries have taken advantage of the US. He has done a lot to clean up the mess several prior Presidents did such a truly lousy job. Trump has a solid record in 3 short years. Give him 5 more and his record will be even greater.

aj0201

Which economic measures are “outstanding?” Not gdp. His policies changed nothing in regard to employment or wages. His tax cuts have led to greater debt and wage disparity.

aj0201

What is going to be “greater” in five years is our debt. Probably close to $28 trillion.

Art Vandelay

JamesBond, I know you adore this president, but the fact is he will go down in history books as the very worst president to ever serve. Even the fake history books published in Texas will have to admit it.

B4

LOL - Art says it's a fact; wonder where he gets his facts??? Does the sun shine at that location??? Hahahahaha!

Colo

Trump is a pathological lying Mentally deranged Puppet for Vladimir Putin’s Communist Party!!! Vladimir Owns Trump! Like Nancy Pelosi said... All Roads in the WH lead to Vladimir Putin

James Bond1

Incidenntally, Survivor, I really don't like Trump's style. I don't like his "mouth". I don't like his presence in front of the camera daily...……….too often and too much. I don't like the way he treats his staff. On the social level, he has a very nice wife. I respect her.

Colo

Trump has Definitely Ballooned the Deficit & National Debt to All time highs!!! Even though he Inherited Real President Obama’s Economic Recovery & Booming Economy!! Lock Him Up

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