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Seek the source

The other day on the news, Quinton Lucas, the new mayor of Kansas City, got up and railed against guns and all the violence. He called out the gangs — he never called out the drug dealers — he just railed against the guns. Well, I have a problem with that, because if you don’t go to the source of the problem, you never fix it. And the source of the problem is not the weapons; the source of the problem is the people who have the weapons.

Selfish society

With all this violence, people keep saying what is wrong. I’ll tell you what is wrong: We are a spoiled society where nothing but “me” matters. We are selfish people who think of no one or nothing but “me.” That is the outcome when you have too much of everything — you always want more.

Watchful eye

To the gentleman who just threw his coffee cup in the creek on 14th Street and Mason Road, there is a littering law in St. Joseph. I’ve got your license plate number, and the next time you throw something in that creek, I will turn you in.

Overruled

Well, after a little bit of thought and soul searching on the queen that listens, I realize that so many times it is due to the federal judges in this country that our politicians cannot do the will of the people.

Russia’s mouthpiece

Yeah, Russia’s had a network in the United States for some time now. It’s called FOX News. It’s run by Rupert Murdoch.

Money back

I pay $159 to Suddenlink cable and they’re down. So do I get my money back?

Ripped off

President Donald Trump says we can’t allow China to rip us off anymore as a country. No, we can’t allow the government to rip us off anymore as a country, the United States government.

Pope and climate

After reading an article in the paper about the pope and his climate change scam he’s trying to run, he must be a Democrat. I don’t think he’s read Genesis 1.

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Colo

Everyone knows Trump Lied 🤥 About Mexico paying for his Vanity Wall, & Now He’s Lying about China paying for his Failing Trade War !!

REM541

Colo, I hear trump is going to write off the huge deficit caused by tax cuts and the widening trade deficit with China with his Official Sharpie that he used to change the course of the hurricane.

Colo

Yes.... His magic marker path of Hurricane Dorian was headed Directly to Alabama!!! But the National Hurricane Weather service Corrected him & he was Furious!!

REM541

I was waiting for him to do a finger shadow puppet show for us to show he knows more about the weather then the weather service.

aj0201

🤣🤣🤣

munchman

Now that's LOL funny. You know he lies to his base and says we have already built a bunch of the wall. That is a liar, liar pants on fire lie. You know the little worms in the fruit of America really don't care that he is taking away from the Defense dept and FEMA to get funds to at least built a few miles. These are the same nut jobs who wined about Obama and the Defense budget which by the way went up with everyone of his budgets. But you can't shame despicable and deplorable people.[lol][lol]

aj0201

Seriously all that’s left for his supporters is to take volunteers to line up on 5th Ave to get shot. Of blasphemy isn’t going to sway them, nothing will

Socialist

The high minded man cares more for the truth than what people think.





Aristotle

popski

Great quote, Socialist!! Thank you for posting! I'll remember this one...

Colo

Well, you’re obviously not talking about Dementia Donnie because he’s a Proven Pathological Liar!

popski

Colo, maybe someday you can be a high-minded man...

Colo

Maybe some day Pops you can actually be truthful for a change? 🙄

popski

I do think colo just called me a liar!! LOL!!

James Bond1

Oooooooooooooooooooo………………………..

REM541

Colo, Puerto Rico truck drivers. That's all you need to know.

beelog

Over ruled---"Judge not, lest ye be judged". Somehow the judicial system has become politicized which was not the original intent. Too many decisions, at too many levels, are based on political affiliation. Judges were intended to be "neutral" and rule according to law. Both political parties are guilty of basing appointees on the basis of political affiliation. I am not a Constitutional scholar, but this arrangement smells wrong to me.

beelog

Ripped off--the "rip-off" comes from professional politicians who are busy feathering their own nest and making policy decisions based on how their vote will impact their chances of reelection. Even worse are the "professional administrators of government agencies which move from position to position building a lucrative retirement for themselves. What I learned most from the Kavanaugh hearings and the Mueller investigation is that there are a rotating group of agency heads in Washington, DC who make most of the important decisions impacting our lives and ripping off the taxpayers in the process.

Socialist

No politicians gets re-elected without the consent of the majority of their constituents. And please advise as to what is wrong with an administrator advancing him or herselves in civil service and working toward their retirement. I suppose you don't think career military people should work for advancement in rank in order to tio get a great retirement package.

jdw64485

On this topic I have to agree. In part

But, I do believe if the freebies was taken away. You would see a different out come in the voting. The part of the comment I agree. Is the working for a better retirement package.

aj0201

What “freebies?”

jdw64485

aj, You really don't know. What freebies Come on. As You've told commentator before google it. Do you own reserach.

aj0201

Well, I’m going to assume you mean welfare. Is that public assistance or corporate welfare? And if it’s public assistance, do you have any data at all that shows people receiving public assistance are swaying elections? You claim they’re too lazy to get a job but they show up to vote every chance they get? Or on the corporate side where not only do they likely vote fairly often, they hire lobbyists to influence elected officials? But the poor....there the problem, right?

Colo

Freebies is the Fake Noise Republicans use for the Poorly Educated base that still believes Trumps Daily Lying

beelog

Mea culpa

beelog

Pope and climate--I've read the Pope's encyclical on climate change. I don't see a "scam", nor did I see any conflict with Genesis 1. The climate is changing---because it is constantly changing. In our short lifespans we only have a snapshot of climate, and there are forces beyond the puny contributions of humans. For example, the North Pole (magnetic north) is suddenly moving eastward. It that continues, the impact on humanity will be catastrophic--perhaps the end of humanity. The U.S. is a choirboy in carbon emissions compared to China and Russia and the bulk of the civilized world. The forest fires in the amazon basin are an immediate threat because we can't afford to lose that oxygen source. Meanwhile we focus our efforts on such trivial issues as "impeachment" and "investigations". We are an increasingly stupid world.

Colo

Bee is still a member of the Flat earth society

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beelog

AJ just asked me for the names of Mueller panel members. Does that White House aide (yes, an "e" at the end) remain anonymous?

beelog

Seek the source---(Lucas)--isn't it funny to watch elected officials denounce inanimate objects! It makes them look like clowns. We have produced an underworld of violent and vicious people who will use whatever means available to accomplish their selfish goals. They are people without a conscience. Now Europe is finding the same problem from their "immigrants".

aj0201

Opioids are inanimate objects......

popski

True...and totally harmless, unless a human being with bad intentions misuses them.

aj0201

And yet, they’re highly regulated. The president called it a national crisis.

popski

I won't argue that point...as you know, I've made the same argument about cars, and how I feel guns could be regulated exactly the same way. Mandatory registration for all guns. Owners must hold a written title for each weapon. Mandatory training/testing and licensing prior to owning/using a gun. If you sell a gun, you MUST transfer the title to the new owner.

Also...anyone caught in possession of an unregistered, untitled weapon and/or if they don't have a license...penalties could be very, very stiff.

aj0201

I agree. My point is the “inanimate object” argument is a poor argument.

beelog

and there is only a problem because "people" misuse them.

B4

They're addictive; thus the crisis. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

aj0201

They’re addictive when they get used. Guns become deadly when they get used.

beelog

Russia's mouthpiece--(Fox)--come on, get sensible. It is the only network that is pro-America. The others prefer to sow division among people and have produced the likes of Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Oma, Bernie Sanders, etc.

munchman

You asked me earlier how I would have considered President Obama being called "Obummer" or merely a community organizer or his beautiful and highly intelligent wife as referred to as "Moochele". Well I would consider that to be the beginning of the division in America when Connie's could not stand 8 years of him as president due to the fact he was black. Not playing cards with you now. You want me to be real with you until I am being real and you don't like what I said.

James Bond1

MUNCHIE...……….well. it's actually Obumer and what else would you call him. Moochele is another one. Not very beautiful and certainly not "highly" intelligent. This nation was more than ready for a black President. It's sad that it got Obumer. There are some black folks that would have been outstanding. Obumer's results will make it different going forward.

aj0201

What results are you talking about? 70+ months of job growth? Reducing deficit spending during his presidency? Huge gains in the stock market? Increases in the manufacturing sector? Increased stability with our allies? Just what results are you looking at?

James Bond1

aj0201...…………………………...Theres not that much space here to cite Obumer's attempts to accommodate Musims and illegal immigrants from his home ground (Africa) He went all out and really (fortunately) didn't accomplish too much in those areas I hope someone writes a book...…….I've received a few "papers" that accumulate the many things Obumer did that were of no value/virtue to America.

James Bond1

Stability with our allies...……...is that a joke. That would be give away areas...……..giving things that should not be "given"...………….but not to worry, Trump has stepped on most of that foolishness.

popski

Munchman, I never referred to our former president or his wife in any sort of derogatory way...but I didn't agree with them in many ways. My opposition to some of their policies had nothing whatsoever to do with their skin color. I simply disagreed with many of the measures President Obama believed in...and there were things the First Lady espoused with which I very much disagreed.

Why does it always seem to come down to a racial issue? Just because I disagree with someone who happens, but random chance, to be black does NOT mean I'm a racist or that I have a bias against their skin pigmentation...

aj0201

What did Michelle Obama day that was so controversial? I’ve never understood that.

popski

I disagreed with her with regard to her views on school lunches and her initiative to have certain mandates about lunches. I disagreed with her opinion that any woman who voted against Hillary voted against her own voice and gave in to pressure. I disagreed with some of her views on poverty and how to alleviate it. I very much disagreed with her statement about not being proud of America until her husband became president. That's disingenuous. I recognize the United States is not perfect, but I've never had one single day in which I wasn't proud of my country and proud to be an American.

aj0201

Sorry, I don’t see the controversy in any of those things. I didn’t agree with her, but nothing was so bad for me to be a vocal critic of hers. As for the proud of America thing, I also didn’t have a problem with what she said when taken in context. Her existence in this country is no doubt different than my own. Right now, not so proud of our President. Does that make me an unamerican hater of this country? No. I haven’t been proud of our Congress in 2 decades or so. I’m not proud of the level of poverty in this country. I’m not proud of the fact we lead the world in mass shootings. I’m not proud of our use of military intervention in other countries. And if these criticisms make me unamerican, how then does Trump get away with saying our country is “going to sh!!t”. Or that it is going to “h&ll?”

popski

I never said I was a vocal critic. I simply said I disagreed with her and her views. I would also maintain that I never, not even once, made disparaging comments about her, her appearance, her personal beliefs, etc.

James Bond1

aj…………….I read a paper that I find interesting...………..it was based on a rhetorical change in our nation...……...moving the 12% black population to their homeland (Africa). They began observing that over 70% of the homes didn't have a Daddy. That was a pretty big change and a positive one. They would move 50% of our penitenary ……..that was a pretty positive change for society. They then cited a lot of federal budget items that would take huge hits since the welfare receivers would be gone. Since it is all FACT, it is difficult not to acknowledge that the writer's assumptions were pretty reasonable. Maybe we should acknowledge these facts and perhaps shut down some of the assertions of lesser importance.


James Bond1

I have found no reason to criticize Moochele but I find nothing positive in her role as the President's wife. She could have done a lot of things that were not so prejudiced but it was easier just to ignore and look the other way. I have to chuckle when people say how "attractive" she is...……….I remember when I was young we looked for girls who's measurements were 36 26 36...……….How would someone who was 26 30 46 measure up. I guess she has nice skin color.

aj0201

I think you’ve mistaken body measurements for IQ numbers for the girls you looked for.



James, would you be happy if all blacks just went back to Africa?

James Bond1

aj0201...…………..I would never bring that up. You can be the racist. I have cited facts that would surface a good case for that, but I have expressed no opinion or preference

Colo

Obama was a Real President that Didn’t need the Russians to win an election

Colo

Fake Fox is the ONLY NETWORK that is Very Pro Russia!! That’s why the Fake Network is being Banned around the World!!

beelog

Money back---don't hold your breath.

REM541

Always the "blacks" with james.

James Bond1

"always " what...…………….! By the way, what is always with you...…..!

beelog

Selfish society--excellent call. We could use a dose of personal humility. So many on this forum consider themselves to be all-knowing and all-wise. We are dust in the wind.

Socialist

I've only read this comment section for about a month but do you count yourself among the self appointed all-knowing? I seems to me that you seem to position your self as a pontificating authority daily.

aj0201

He thinks he is “rattling cages.” He pontificates then rarely engages in further discussion.

jdw64485

Don't talk about yourself aj. You rattle cages everyday your here. You do engage in some conversation if it's only to rattle cages.

aj0201

Haha! No. He says that’s what he does. I love to engage in discussion. The problem is you old guys don’t like being questioned in your beliefs. Popski is the only one that can handle being questioned. I disagree with some of his opinions and beliefs about some things, but he can present his side without getting upset. But I’m not here to “rattle cages.” I’m here to discuss. Period.

popski

Aj...the reason I don't get upset is because I am comfortable in my beliefs. I also know that I'm not always right...and I am mature enough to accept it when I'm proven wrong...and, thanks to this forum, I've found times in which I've changed my mind about certain things. About other things, I stand firm.

A clear sign of an undisciplined, illogical, immature mind is someone who refuses to see more than one side to an issue...and someone who stands firm, even though they KNOW they're wrong. I refuse to be that person.

jdw64485

aj, okay just when have I got upset. When people don't agree with me. As popski says I'm firm in my beliefs. But, I'm no where in the same category as popski. But you'll never hear be insult any of our President's. Sure they make mistakes we all do. But that's no reason to insult them. Did I avoid your question. Yes I did why answer when all you will do is. Just add more questions. You know the free stuff as well as the next guy.

aj0201

Right. You don’t like to be questioned. And you have a problem with poor people.

REM541

100% correct aj. Don't question the fairy tales and lies, how could they sleep at nights if the truth was presented to them.

REM541

Darn JDW, that's mean.

beelog

I merely share my opinions, and I certainly realize that this forum is a "tempest in a teapot" having zero impact on anyone's thoughts and only read by the handful of people participating. It is "much ado about nothing". I merely find it a diversion from "real life".

jdw64485

aj, Your so wrong about me having a problem with poor people. I'm most likely one of the poorest commentators here. Yes, my wife and I do some traveling. We discipline our self. We don't waste money. We pay our tithe's at church. We save for our vacations. We pay our own way in life. So never say I don't have compassion for the poor. If you do then you are miss speaking. I care a lot for the poor. But, I firmly believe if a person isn't disabled then they should make a effort to provide for their self. I will never draw any type of Government assistance. Maybe someday we could have coffee together to discuss this further. You tell me if your up to that.

REM541

JDW how many times have you called someone a murderer because they disagree with you on abortion?

James Bond1

jdw………….we would find a lot of things we agree on. I like everything you mention. And, I have been pretty conservative. When I bought my first car, I wrote a check for $65. That was the payment. And in the last 60 years each time I wrote a check for a car payment...……...I got a car. So far, I have used credit cards and they have been paid, in FULL, each month. For real estate, I have a slightly different rule...…...I have had a loan for every acquisition...…….and it was 100% of the purchase price. Fit's my financial scheme. I recently found myself in with a interesting group......Mark Cuban made a remark....."Diversification is for idiots" and that is what I always hear from financial advisors. But, I'm with Mark...….and he noted a few others on his side...…..Bill Gates......Bezos, …….Zuckerberg...…..Walton......Rockerfeller……..Carnegie.....all of whom got wealthy through intelligent concentration...….not mindless diversification. I have followed that all the way back to my first market purchase …...I only had $250 so I bought 5 shares of GM......and that was no diversification. I have followed that for my history.

aj0201

I’ve never once heard you speak up for the poor jdw. You hate them.

jdw64485

REM. Yes. I call the ones who kill babies by abortion murders because that's what they are. It's not because they disagree with me. It's because they are murdering unborn babies. So,that makes them murder's

jdw64485

aj, I have never heard you speak up for unborn babies. You hate them.

aj0201

Because you don’t read well.

aj0201

Beelog.....” I’m trying to understand why CNN and MSNBC are labeled as “hate.” Because of disagreements? Fake stories? I’m not following the logic on why they are labeled hate. Are they held to a higher standard than the POTUS due to being journalists? Help me understand the label of “hate” for journalists

James Bond1

aj0201...………...gee, it's pretty obvious...………...they are not "labeled"...….they are accurately cited exactly what they are....."hate". And, they sure aren't "journalists". They are what they are. We could sure do with out them.

aj0201

Why do you call them full of hate? Be specific. Because they disagree with you? Give some examples of “fake news.” And if they are pedaling in fake news (untrue statements) why is their fake news so much more offensive than the President’s? Yesterday, popski said that an employee of CNN should be held to a higher standard than the person who put his hand in the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. I’m trying to understand that logic.

James Bond1

aj……………..I would be happy to give you some stuff on CNN but since I haven't written it down in the past I don't have anything to share at the moment.

Colo

Trump sheep 🐑 Hate Honest Journalism because the Truth is very Damaging to Lying Trump!! Fake Fox noise will Rot your Brain

REM541

James, how many awards for journalistic excellence has Fox won? Here I'll help, ZERO. But CNN and MSNBC have. Make better choices.

James Bond1

I don't even know where to look for a list of such awards. I watch both of them and have different conclusions for what I've seen. There are people on both CNN & MSNBC that I would say are pretty far left. Some of that is based on the questions they have asked "guests".

Colo

CNN & MSNBC Are Real News organizations.... Worldwide Companies!! Fake Fox noise is being Banned around the World!!! Fox gets caught Lying every day!!

beelog

during the Mueller investigation Rachel Maddow and others gleefully convinced her followers that Mueller would "bring down" (many posters in this forum echoed their words). They were consumed with bringing down a President because they did not like him. To me, that is hate. I guess you must define it by your standards.

aj0201

And Sean Hannity said he would be completely exonerated. That didn’t happen either. What does that make him? These people share opinions. That one person said she thought he was finished is hate and makes the entire network hateful? And again, what about when Trump spews forth things like 3-5 million illegal votes? Does he hate America because he lied about the voting process?

Colo

Trump has Lied so much he can’t even remember what he’s said

REM541

AJ, last week all Hannity could talk about, and Ingram to, was about all the indictments that would come from the Coney investigation. Not to reputable are they. Bengahzi , Seth Rich, Uranium One.

jdw64485

aj, i have never called anyone a liar before. But your a liar when you say I hate poor people. I hate no one not even you. To be honest I feel sorry for you.

REM541

That's why people get charged with murder everyday, right jdw? Gee, didn't know you were the one that decided for everybody. Good to know. Typical republican, I want what I want and everybody else can kick rocks. Funny that's what Eric Cantor said in his yearbook. "I want what I want when I want it." Awful self centered.

aj0201

Beelog.......First off, name the “Trump hater” investigators and how it is that we know they hate Trump. Then we can discuss the rest of your post. I’ll be waiting....

beelog

AJ---that is not my job nor is it necessary. It was reported by competent journalists familiar with the panel. One of the reasons some news networks were so confident of the findings of the Mueller investigation was they knew the bias of so many investigators on the Mueller team--that gave them the confidence to make the "wrong" assessments they did.

aj0201

Otherwise read=“I’ve ran my mouth about this and can’t name who these supposed hater are nor why I call them haters.

Pretty pathetic bee. You’re starting to sound like JamesBond1. He can’t produce a verifiable fact if his life depended on it. I notice you skip over the other inquiry about news agencies being haters too....?

beelog

Thank you for the kindness. It is appreciated.

B4

So sad we can't all be as perfect as ajviper...oh wait...he does get some of his comments removed on a regular basis...ummmm

aj0201

Well bee, you make the assertion. I’m merely asking for you to back that assertion up with some facts. You know as well as I do that if I made the assertion that Trumps cabinet was made up of closet racists and kkk members, I’d be called out for that comment.

James Bond1

aj0201...……..as usual there are no facts just nasty remarks. So there, You now have a statement I have made...…….one that is indeed , quite truthful And, indeed, is veeeeery verifiable...….!

munchman

You don't want the truth Aunty, you just want constant reassurance that what you believe is true. How in the H ell can any journalist make a "wrong" assessment when merely quoting the words in the report. We know that Barr and trump gave lying assessments and didn't allow the release of the report for about a month in order for theirs lies to be accepted as valid, Once released the report contradicted their lies!! Let me now direct you to read the beginning of my comment.

beelog

Munch, thanks for the psychoanalysis. It could save me a lot of money, I'm convinced you are qualified. Are you claiming that the "journalists" did not interpret the report through the lens of their own bias? I guess I just see things differently than you. Is that a sin?

munchman

Today's Quinnipiac Poll had t rump at 38% and Biden at 54%. You do know that no incumbent president has ever been elected with less that 50% approval rating. Look it up.

beelog

I do remember the polls from 2016.

munchman

How do connie snowflakes feel about t rump who has the brain of a goldfish and the complexion too, being fact checked the the National Weather Service and the next day saying hi was right when he WASN'T. You fools must live on Zantac.

beelog

Munch---how would you have responded if someone had referred to Trump's predecessor with such derogatory descriptions? You would have immediately pulled out the race card and ranted and raved for days. Are you one of those who makes fun of people with disabilities?

Socialist

I think munchman added a joke to a relative question pointing out the incompetence of Trump. It appears to me you are playing the amphibian card[lol][lol]

beelog

Thanks for the kindness and compassion. I know they are the trademarks of liberalism.

B4

beelog +1! [thumbup][thumbup]

REM541

Unlike republicans, kick those sick and dying kids out of here, how dare they want to live. Like those christians that give trump a mulligan for infidelity and lies.

munchman

Aunt Bee, life is too short to be serious all the time. So if you can't laugh at yourself call me . . . I'll come over and laugh at you.

popski

"With you..."

I'm sure you meant WITH YOU...right??!!

beelog

Munch, are you saying all of your posts are made in jest? I am sorry I offend those of you who are all-knowing.

B4

The residents of Oregon have been laughing AT munchman for years [ohmy]

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