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Sad song

This is a plea to the American people. A few years back, Tony Bennett recorded a song called “The Good Life.” In it, he sang about being free to explore the unknown. Wake up, America. We are losing our country to the socialist, communist far-left. … If this election is lost to the left, I believe Tony Bennett was right at the end of his song when he sang, “You can kiss the good life goodbye.”

Bat out of Hades

I would just like to know if the chief of police and the police department have given up trying to control traffic at night in this town? I am tired of seeing people drive like maniacs up and down the streets. If they’re going to give up trying to control these people at night, just say so, and then we won’t drive when the sun goes down. And if that’s the way they feel about it, maybe we ought to get a new chief of police and police department, period. Please let me know.

Pay up

If Menards and Walmart insist that people wear masks, they need to provide them instead of making people pay for them.

Polling question

You do realize when the Associated Press does a poll, they poll more Democrats than they do Republicans? That’s how they have Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in the polls. The only question I have is when they do the debates this year between Biden and Trump, is the media going to give Biden all the questions beforehand like they did Hillary Clinton?

Editor’s note: The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research polling involves a random sample of households contacted by mail, email, telephone and field interviews, with the panel providing sample coverage of 97% of the U.S. population. The overall margin of sampling error is plus or minus 4.3%.

Two extremes

If you have to choose between Biden’s socialism with free medical care for all or Trump’s fascism with storm troopers and children in cages, which one are you going to choose?

Kudos to Hook

I was just reading the article about the flooding in the South End and how the city was the one that cleaned the bridge off with all that debris. No, Western District County Commissioner Ron Hook and his county crew cleaned that off and they are the ones who were down there really helping the South Siders out. I know because I was there. So, kudos to Ron Hook and his crew, not the city.

Who cares?

In regard to the women’s professional basketball team that walked off the court during the national anthem: Who cares? They’re just a bunch of overpaid prima donnas anyway.

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aj0201@gmail.col

WASHINGTON — President Trump used a White House press briefing on Tuesday to wonder aloud why he was less liked than Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force.

“Nobody likes me,” the president said in a rare moment of self-reflection. “It can only be my personality, that’s all.” His lament came on the same day that the nation surpassed the grim benchmark of 150,000 deaths as a result of the pandemic.

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“Remember, he’s working for this administration,” Trump said of Fauci, who is not a political appointee. “He’s working with us. We could’ve gotten other people. We could’ve gotten somebody else. It didn’t have to be Dr. Fauci.”

aj0201@gmail.col

Our self-proclaimed “war time” President is a coward.

Alice Lookingglass

Oh excellent, Missourians now have a choice of three presidential candidates in Nov. You can vote for a dementia ridden pervert or one with a bi-polar disorder or a REAL candidate that has made America GREAT and will continue making America GREAT! Vote Trump 2020!

aj0201@gmail.col

Good to know that the DOJ will now be following the “Barr Doctine” in which the only crimes prosecuted will be “meat and potatoes” crimes vs “made up, esoteric” crimes. And if you’re 67 or older, don’t expect to be prosecuted for anything. You are no longer bound by federal criminal code in this country.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

gosh, i spend most of the day with a beautiful woman, and i miss all the latest news....

Colorado

2 Extremes.... You’re Definitely a sucker for Fake Fox Phony Noise.... Future President Biden has Stated on Many Occasions he’s NOT FOR Medicare for All!! But Trump does put Brown children in Metal Cages, He Lies constantly, promotes Hate speech & Racism & Kisses Vladimir Putin’s Rear End Every Chance he Gets

Alice Lookingglass

Colo - Where's the proof of your looney false comment? You are a classless act - do you suffer from dementia like your pal, Biden?

zzsnot303@gmail.com

looney...quite the under statement

zzsnot303@gmail.com

there are NO metal cages, keep up the AWFUL rhetoric

zzsnot303@gmail.com

any pictures of those kissing episodes ???? OOPS

aj0201@gmail.col

Bill Barr asks if it’s fair for a 67 year old to be sentenced to prison for 7-8 years. I’m sure this standard will be applied evenly, right?

WrightWinger

The 7 to 9 year sentence was at the upper extreme of DOJ guidelines. AG Barr testified he judged that not only excessive, but also capriciously imposed for a relatively minor process "crime." Any reasonable person would agree.

aj0201@gmail.col

Tell that to the jury.

WrightWinger

We could trade those stories all day such as the case of New Black Panther Minister King Samir Shabazz and two other members of that black militant group who were convicted of voter intimidation for an incident at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day 2008 when they threatened voters and blocked poll and campaign workers by the threat of force -- one even brandishing what prosecutors called a deadly weapon. The Obama administration won the case, but moved to dismiss the charge. King Samir Shabazz later gained fame in the black militant community for calling on followers to "kill Jews and white cracker babies."

"Tell that one to a jury."

aj0201@gmail.col

Uhhhh, no conviction in that situation. Charges were dropped before a trial happened.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

your honor...OOPS ...

aj0201@gmail.col

Additionally, the riots are being egged on by Trump so that he can put boots on the ground. It’s the pathway to martial law that will likely be declared near the end of October. He is already claiming a rigged election and has no intention on leaving his seat should he lose.

jdw64485

Have Trump actually said he wasn't leaving office. Or is that just more liberal bs

aj0201@gmail.col

You need to verify that, not me.

jdw64485

Why do I have to verify that. You're the one who wrote "He's already claiming he won't leave office" So you need to verify it not me

aj0201@gmail.col

Nope. Bigoak says that it’s up to the reader to verify info on this forum. Take it up with him.

Alice Lookingglass

I explained this quite well the other day. The liberals would like nothing better than for President Trump to concede prematurely before all the election results are validated. Remember the hanging chads?

aj0201@gmail.col

They might like that. I want to see him lose in a landslide. The only thing that would be better than that would be an Electoral College win for Biden where he loses the popular vote. That would be absolutely awesome.

Alice Lookingglass

You can dream all you want - just keep bellyaching so we know you are in misery!

aj0201@gmail.col

Trump desperately wanted to be a wartime president beyond the current conflicts we’re in. He called himself that in regards to this virus. As such, his lackluster response was intentional, with a desire to see high numbers of cases in order to make his believers see that he was acting “presidential.” 150,000 dead appears to be a deliberate political move by Trump.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

We still don’t have very clear answers on how COVID-19 affects kids, or the role they play in spreading the disease. But we certainly know they can become infected — 7,572 school-aged kids in Tennessee alone have tested positive.

aj0201@gmail.col

Certainly that won’t pass to teachers, lunchroom workers, custodians etc?

zzsnot303@gmail.com

i'm sure it will ..just skimmed the article, angst regarding SJSD and Missouri effects

aj0201@gmail.col

Yeah. They’re not thinking about that. Also, imagine a 10 year old kid who finds out he tested positive, but his teacher then tests positive and dies. They’re not thinking how that’ll “eff” up that kid the rest of his life.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

51 wounded, 3 dead after another violent weekend in Chicago......

Alice Lookingglass

Last week a Black Lives Matter advocate knelt on a 2 yr old baby's neck and took a video while the poor child was frightened and crying. He labeled the video, "blm now mf". Is this the kind of trash that constitutes the BLM movement? Reports are that the guy has been arrested - I hope so.

aj0201@gmail.col

Is Cesar Sayoc representative of Trump supporters?

Colorado

How many Ohio Republicans we’re Arrested for Bribery. Was it More than the North Carolina Republicans who were busted for VOTER FRAUD?

Alice Lookingglass

Is that your sorry excuse for a small child to be forced to undergo this traumatic torture so a BLM cretin can prove a meaningless point?

zzsnot303@gmail.com

the BLM movement has evolved to destruction, shootings, violence, federal intervention, tearing down history... you name it, these radical thugs have no respect for the country they exist in.. the "peaceful" part of the movement has vanished, the ugly radical thug part has taken over, as expected.

Colorado

Blm Vs GOP NeoNazi KKK White Nationalist Whits Supreamists

zzsnot303@gmail.com

Alice, that was funny

Alice Lookingglass

zzsnot303 - [thumbup][thumbup][beam][beam]

aj0201@gmail.col

The President of the United States yesterday: lied about throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game; refused to pay his respects to a civil rights icon; and, accused our top infectious disease expert of lying to the American people.

Who wants 4 more years of this nonsense?

He actually canceled throwing out the first pitch when he wasn’t even invited to do so! 🤣🤣🤣. How childish!!!

zzsnot303@gmail.com

also childish is your SO important comments on trivial matters... just another facet of NO LIFE AJ

zzsnot303@gmail.com

the first pitch in question was for a date in AUGUST.....nobody cares, except AJ ..how childish !!

aj0201@gmail.col

It shows he’s a liar.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

EVERYONE is a liar in daily life, YOU included..NEXT !!

bigoak

Once again, "lying" requires intention. Unless you have access into someone's mind, you are in no position to make a judgment.

Alice Lookingglass

aj needs to find something else to bellyache about - there are always scheduling conflicts...and MLB may be history anyway with the recent virus breakouts.

Colorado

No it wasn’t.... he said this week in NY city at the Yankees Home opener! You shouldNot Lie to Protect Trumps Pathological Lying

Alice Lookingglass

More of Colo's lies.....

bigoak

Vote Trump!

Colorado

If Democrats Start Winning Texas..... Republicans can KISS the White House Goodbye for 50 Years........ Biden +2% in today’s Texas poll

zzsnot303@gmail.com

Democrats just called Texas a "scratch"..no hope

Colorado

Bigotry errr big oak..... Lying takes Intention? Trump surpassed 20,000 Intentional Lies

zzsnot303@gmail.com

AWESOME .. Patrick Mahomes spent some of his new fortune on buying a minority interest in the Royals.. prudent, i think, since he loves baseball and Kansas City ...Well Done

Colorado

Trump Lied about being Asked to throw out the First Pitch.......... Trump LIED about getting an Invitation to stay in Buckingham Palace from Queen Elizabeth! No Such Invitation was Offered

zzsnot303@gmail.com

trivial pursuits...AGAIN

bigoak

FoxNews--regularly runs clips from CNN and MSNBC which shows the lunacy at those networks. Hilarious.

bigoak

Sad Song--- A Biden victory will mean our "swan song" begins.

WrightWinger

Yes, a Biden presidency coupled with a Democrat Congress would turn D.C. from "The Swamp" into "Swine Lake"

jdw64485

If Biden for some reason get elected. The next real hope for Christian's is the rapture. Because our christian values will be slowly taken away. The Governor of California has already said to close all churches indefinitely. Why didn't he close bars indefinitely along with other places?

aj0201@gmail.col

What Christian values will be taken away. We heard the same nonsense during the Obama administration. Trump campaigned on “the war on Christmas.” What values can be taken away? Churches haven’t been told to stop worshipping. You can pray in school, as always. You can read your Bible in any public place in America. You can sing hymns of praise in any public place in America. Just what Christian values go away? And how is it that Trump is the only hope to keep those values? Just think of what you’re saying. I know the KJV doesn’t support looking to the government to save Christian values. Cmon jdw. Use your brain.

bigoak

God remains in control. He is a patient God, but reckoning will occur.

jdw64485

aj read again I didn't say it would occur at once. But over time. California is already starting to close churches. But you can't or won't see it.

aj0201@gmail.col

Keeping a church from large gatherings during a public health emergency isn’t a reduction of religious liberty.

aj0201@gmail.col

We’ve been hearing about democrats taking our religious liberties for 30 years. Spare us. And to say our only hope would be the rapture is ridiculous. Especially given the Bible doesn’t teach about a rapture.

Alice Lookingglass

The Scriptures in the Bible don't mention the exact words, "Holy Spirit" nor "Rapture". But rapture is used to describe a very biblical doctrine; the return of Christ and the gathering up of his elect. This doctrine is central to the hope that we have as believers. There are many scenarios of the end times that have been drawn from Jesus’ Revelation to John.

Of course it would take a true Christian to understand what the Scriptures are teaching us through the Holy Spirit. Poor aj!

Colorado

Jdw is getting more confused daily...... Bars Did close for the #TrumpVirus .... Hopefully Churches did Also. There was a church in Alabama where 40 people became infected with Trump Virus recently

aj0201@gmail.col

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

‭‭John‬ ‭14:26‬ ‭ESV‬‬

aj0201@gmail.col

So what happens at and after the rapture?

aj0201@gmail.col

“The Scriptures in the Bible....?” An odd phrase. What is in the Bible that isn’t Scripture?

aj0201@gmail.col

Or, better yet, what Scriptures exist outside the Bible?

Alice Lookingglass

aj - seriously you don't understand the Rapture? Maybe a study on Bible prophecy would be advantageous for you - do you have a pastor that could guide you?

I stand corrected on the mention of the Holy Spirit. I never use the English Standard Version - almost purchased one several years ago but after reading some of the scriptures I decided against it. I prefer the NIV especially the NIV study bible. The Holy Spirit is identified as the Comforter, as the Holy Ghost in KJV, as the Counselor and as the Spirit in other versions.

aj0201@gmail.col

You must not read the NIV often either. Holy Spirit appears basically in the same places as the ESV.

As for the rapture, I believe Scripture tells us that there is a second coming. Not a second and a third. The notion of a rapture that was developed by John Nelson Darby is a relatively new biblical interpretation and postulates a coming for the believers pre tribulation then a final coming in judgment. That isn’t supported anywhere in the Bible, nor in the historical teaching of the Church.

Alice Lookingglass

Obviously aj has a rudimentary understanding of the Rapture - we will have to excuse his ignorance. Someone who doesn't understand theology except for what he googles is a sad individual.

aj0201@gmail.col

Hahaha! I guarantee you had to look up John Nelson Darby.

He comes back only once. Hallelujah!

zzsnot303@gmail.com

Biden ... UGH !!!

Colorado

It will be a Wild Fun Fantastic Celebration 🎉 around the World ... Lying Donnie Dementia is the Most Hated Human being on the Planet.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

i prefer the "good" book which recommends fornication as often as possible...with cool friends...OOPS..

bigoak

Bat out of Hades----The police force can't be everywhere, and there are areas in town where violence is a daily/nightly occurrence. The speeding is dangerous also, but they are clever about when and where they pull their bone-head driving.

bigoak

Polling question--in 2016 the same polls showed Hillary winning in a landslide. The poll that counts is the one on election day.

Colorado

Same polls showed Hillary by 3% Nationally.... They were Exactly Correct since she won the Popular Vote by 3 Million..... If we win the WH & Senate you can Kiss the Electoral College Goodbye

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zzsnot303@gmail.com

Colorado uses female cardboard cutouts for ........WHAT ?

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Alice Lookingglass

[whistling][ohmy][beam]

bigoak

Who cares---Agreed. Hopefully they will keep walking right out of our nation.

bigoak

Two extremes--"storm troopers", "children in cages"---Gee, this simpleton drank the liberal Kool-Aid. Sunday evening, 59 police officers were wounded in Seattle during one of aj's "peaceful protests". Protesters were carrying guns and other weapons. Caller, you have the situation backwards. Cages---That was debunked. Children were simply kept from wandering the dangerous streets in the neighborhood.

aj0201@gmail.col

Don’t bring my name into this. You don’t/can’t engage in a discussion. You weasel out every time because you can’t make a salient point.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

i asked AJ for an answer to problem "causes" ...NO REPLY, just multiple various runarounds...... there's the weasel....so, FORGET IT

aj0201@gmail.col

I asked you first. You and bigoak constantly point out problems in the black community, you did today with your comment about Chicago. Since you want to point out the problem, I asked you what you think the cause is. Give me your answer and I’ll be happy, more than happy, to give you mine.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

aj. you always ask but never contribute...i asked you simply because i wanted more info...i don't follow all this stuff like you do, therefore i was asking to be informed...but it's fine if you don't wanna inform me ...i won't be hurt

aj0201@gmail.col

Ok. When you put it like that.....

Blacks in this country aren’t lazy nor prone to criminality because they’re black. When a black person wakes up in the US and walks out the door, they may or may not face racism that day and every day. You and I don’t have that problem. They may not get a job based solely on their race. They may get stopped by police solely based on race. Etc etc. This has been going on for generations. Some black families can easily point back to the great great grandparent who was a slave. They know that history. I have no idea if my people were slave holders. But they know their family were slaves. That’s a given. Nobody exclaims over your and I that we are “so well spoken” or have “done well for ourselves” despite what must have been a tough upbringing. With blacks, whites are often pleasantly surprised by these revelations. Believe it or not, this is a subtle form of racism that is meaningless to whites. But it is meaningful to blacks who live with such condescension daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and for generations. Whites point to raw numbers about how more whites are shot etc, but cannot/will not see that the RATES are far higher in the black community. Again, this is a constant, generational issue. Whites feel as if wearing a mask is oppression, but lose sight that generation maltreatment is truly oppressive. Blacks live under a constant level of oppression. Not as severe as it has been in the past, but not gone either. When oppression is the norm, knowing how to get out from under is difficult and sometimes impossible. It’s hard to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps when you don’t have boots and aren’t allowed to get the same boots.

Generationally faced with racism and poverty are huge barriers in the black community and lead to apathy and/or crime. Do I think it’s systemic? Maybe. Not nearly like it was, but I do think racism happens and is much more subtle now.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

AJ, thanks for your comments... it's something i will ponder

WrightWinger

Why have Black females been so admirably able to overcome this perceived stigma, for lack of a better term, that aj0201 describes? Young Black females now finish high school, complete college studies and advance in chosen, well rewarding careers at rates comparable to their white "sisters." Some tell media interviewers of their difficulty in finding Black males to wed or otherwise share their lives with. Not surprising when statistics show a third of marriage-age Black males are either awaiting trial, in custody or on probation. Why does the "oppression" aj0201 claims to exist so brutally manifest its evil in the Black male population , but leaves the girls and women relatively unscathed? This IS a "truth" so there must be an answer, a reason, but what is it?

aj0201@gmail.col

How many people cross the street and clutch their purse or check their wallet when they notice a black female coming their way? How many black females are classified as thug/not thug depending on how they speak, how they wear their hair, if they have tattoos, etc? A college educated black female is the most informative person I have in my life to educate me on such things. Black males are seen as hostile first.

aj0201@gmail.col

Thank you zz. That’s all I ask.

WrightWinger

That was a weak non-response aj0201.....Black males don't get arrested for "how they speak, how they wear their hair, if they have tattoos".....No, it is the crimes they commit, crimes such as the ones we observe on TV-casts of "peaceful protests" that put them at cross-purpose with an otherwise law-abiding citizenry. That penchant for law-breaking cannot be blamed on any actions of myself or my ancestry, sorry, but you are never going to sell me on that myth.

aj0201@gmail.col

Ok. I offered my opinion to the cause of black crime. Why don’t you offer yours?

WrightWinger

I have no idea on why a third of that segment of our population chooses a life of crime. Is it just expected of them at birth? Is to NOT commit crime considered by their peers an act of Uncle Tomism? Was the Murray bell curve theory really accurate after all? I have no answer except: Forever blaming SOMEONE ELSE is not it and those who abet the wallowing in self-pity only exacerbate and prolong the national agony.

aj0201@gmail.col

Well, at least you admit you have no idea as to the cause. You’re just focused on the issue. That’s ok. It’s ignorance, but it’s not a crime to be ignorant.

Alice Lookingglass

Gee aj, thanks for forewarning us that we are supposed to be afraid when we see a black male - I'll let 'em know that aj said so!

aj0201@gmail.col

Where did I say “should?”

Alice Lookingglass

"should" ???

aj0201@gmail.col

Oops, I meant “supposed...?”

bigoak

This forum is not a structured debate. Comments need to be concise. Verification is left to the reader. We are innocent until proven guilty, although the Left operates that phrase in reverse---remember Kavanaugh? Mueller? Impeachment?

aj0201@gmail.col

Verification is left to the reader?? Are we all good this standard?

zzsnot303@gmail.com

i have, in fact, several attractive younger females..both black and white, as super good friends...there is NEVER any black vs white animosity...i believe it's simply because i am SO good looking and irresistible.. errr OOPS KIDDING

zzsnot303@gmail.com

"children in cages"...sounds like Colorado's post or DoofusDilly

Alice Lookingglass

Those pictures of children in cages were the ones taken from Obama's administration.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

usual politics...

Colorado

Fake Fox noise,... Obama Never Ever put Brown Children in Metal Cages. That’s a Trump Russian Republican thing!!

Alice Lookingglass

Uh, not Fake Fox noise...this has been proven. And who said it was specifically brown children in metal cages? That shows how racist Colo is! However even Biden has admitted that's it's true - Obama did put children in cages - even Snopes has verified it as true.

zzsnot303@gmail.com

I have seen pics of fencing but NO cages

Colorado

But it wasn’t but I’m Very Happy 😃 to straighten out the Poorly Educated

Alice Lookingglass

What wasn't? Yes, Obama did put young innocent children in cages. It's been verified time and time again - do you ever google anything for the truth?

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