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Poll Results:  Will the Democrats use the Hunter & Potential Impeachment to Push Joe Aside?

No, It will be Joe vs Donald Again!   52.5% 52.5 % (21)
Yes, He will be forced to Pardon Hunter & Go!   47.5% 47.5 % (19)


Total Votes: 40

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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-09-14 17:34:12   By: Anonymous
 
Pressure is starting to build. Dems will throw Biden under the bus.

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    Re: Our Dream will build America back from the Sewer Pit of the Dumpa💩's
    Posted on: 2023-09-17 09:58:54   By: Anonymous
     





    I had such a wonderful dream, but strange, it was about 3/4's or more of our Nation was celebrating. Our Adversaries were crying in fear, and our Stock Markets had the biggest gains in history when the news broke.
    President Joe Biden along with his wife Dr Jill and their economic advisor Hunter Biden had taken off in Air Force One for China for a business meeting/vacation.
    Kamala Harris our Border Czar was going down to Brazil in Air Force Two with a plane loaded full of our Tax Payer Money to throw at corrupt Presidents and Dictators to keep the millions of their citizens home.
    A terrorist cell in our Nations Capitol, just one of the dozens of terrorist cells that have crossed our Southern Border out of the 8,000,000 plus illegals since Biden became our Dictator, had set up to take out Air Force One with a FIM-92 Stinger that was suppose to go to Ukraine to be used against Putin's most advanced attack jets. Sadly the Biden Administration has lost tens of millions of dollars worth of US arms just like the Billions of Dollars worth of US weapons Biden handed over to terrorist in the worst US military Blunder in our History.
    As Air Force One was gaining speed for lift off a missile was seen being shot off from about 2,500 yards away and homing in quickly on the president's plane. Not being anywhere close to being able to use counter measures, Air Force One tried to turn as the Stinger Missile hit Air Force One and as Biden's vacation plane was trying to turn away from the missile coming down the runway was Air Force Two and both planes hit head on!!!
    Americans all across our once great country screamed, and they cried, and people from the Atlantic to the Pacific could be seen holding one another, weeping, wailing, in a moment never seen since the Twin Towers had fallen.
    The next few days as the news hit the internet, the newspapers, and the American people were informed about their biggest worries, their fears, explaining what they felt when they saw this unfold, they all were crying and wailing. CNN was there for all Americans, Democrat, Republican, Independent, the Communist Party of America, whoever and whatever party, they were all united in agony of that fateful day of uncertainty. But their question was answered, YES, YES INDEED, the Tax Payer Money in Air Force Two was fully insured, and Americans Rejoiced, arms around each other, laughing, celebrating, singing the National Anthem, and Americans across these lands asked for a new Federal Holiday but the Republican Party with the Speaker of the House taking over as our 47th President of the United States said NO!!! As he made this fateful day a week long holiday, all American Citizens paid a minimum $1,000 and that was the day our Great Nation Celebrated our long climb out of the sewer pit that the most corrupt, the worst, the Senile Imbecile that was elected POTUS and his cackling Hoe put the Nation.






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      Re: Our Dream will build America back from the Sewer Pit of the Dumpa💩's
      Posted on: 2023-09-17 20:25:54   By: Anonymous
       
      What do a jellyfish and Kevin McCarthy(R. Cal.) have in common??

      Neither one has a spine.

      Thanks for giving the house back to Dems in '24 Kevvy Baby!

      Lauren Boebert has more balls than YOU.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      Stay in Bakersfield Kevin, its a good place for you. Just slink back there when you are booted out of Congress, and play the role.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA

      Keep up the "inquiry" Kev, it will help Dems in '24. Good Job Kevin, or as Trump calls you "my Kevin".

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        Re: Our Dream will build America back from the Sewer Pit of the Dumpa💩's
        Posted on: 2023-09-18 21:32:42   By: Anonymous
         
        Hey REPUBLICANS WITH CHRISTIAN VALUES;;; So now Cristi Noem, South Dakota Christian Governor, and Corey Lewandowski, former Trump advisor, and Christian proponent, and both married by the way, have been banging the crap out of each other for a few years now. Just came out. So whats up with the "Christian values" that both espouse??? You people are a bunch of fuking hypocrits.
        Joe Biden is true to his wife. Yeah, keep it up repubs. all of you. Boebert, Noem, MTG, all sluts.

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          Re: Our Dream will build America back from the Sewer Pit of the Dumpa💩's
          Posted on: 2023-09-22 12:28:27   By: Anonymous
           
          You didn't know that Joe was banging Jill while she was still in her first marriage? That's according to Jill's ex-husband.
          I doubt that's the reason though that Joe's the father to two Alcoholics and Both grew up Drug Addicts. Ashley has claimed Joe sexually abused her as a little girl, it's known and also in her diary. And Hunter Biden calls his step mommy a Fuking Kunt. Now that's a loving family, who's now being looked at being the most corrupted family to have ever lived in the White House.
          87% of Americans say Joe is too old for a second term. You can bet your ignorant ass that you use for a brain that Joe will not make it as the Dems candidate. After what he's done to our country running Joe would be political suicide.
          Sadly because McCarthy is indeed weak, and the wild ones in the Republican party, our country is going to shut down end of September.

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Make no doubt, there is already a plan in place here
Posted on: 2023-09-14 20:18:25   By: Anonymous
 
And ....they need to be forced to provide us all the raw water for farming, and all uses other than just the expensive treated drinking water. Most people would never use the treated water for watering yards, washing vehicles, laundry, etc. etc.

We would have many organic food farms for our community. Healthy food in our local stores and restaurants locally grown.

Give us our locally produced, creator given water first, before it is corruptly sold and shipped to Southern California. That water that you are pumping out to Melones Reservoir, that then goes into a mix of other California mountain water at Bellota, then straight out to Southern California.

Any new drinking water lines they are installing anywhere in the county, need to have a raw water line ran right next to them.

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    Re: Make no doubt, there is already a plan in place here
    Posted on: 2023-09-15 07:10:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Thanks to whoever sold away the beautiful river and didn’t even bother to ensure that we got to use the water in the reservoir.

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    Re: Make no doubt, there is already a plan in place here
    Posted on: 2023-09-17 10:04:59   By: Anonymous
     

    Hey everyone it's Professor, Big Rig Driver, Middle-class, poorest man to ever be a Senator, Family man of Drug Addicts, Career Politician, Traitor, America Last, Dictaor Joe Xiden!!!


    My name is Joseph Xiden and I'm the President of the United States of America and I'm mad.
    I went on a long trip to California and as I was filling up my Big Rig did you know Diesel is $6.39 a gallon? I swear to God man! I'm not kidding!! This is the fault of the last guy who was in charge that, so know, the mugshot guy and I'm gonna get these prices down, starting right now!!! I now will make it that anyone who pays for gas or like me, a big rig driver using diesel YOU PAY FOR IT WITH CASH, YOU'LL GET 10 CENTS OFF PER GALLON!!! I SWEAR TO GOD MAN, 10 CENTS. Filling up my rig, I will have saved.....uhhh...ummm... Hunter? How much??? Hunter said enough to buy an 🎱 Ball, and a couple of skanks like my Vice....Hunter, let's not go there.
    This is what I've learned when I was teaching Political Theory at
    the University of Pennsylvania. And by the way, don't believe Fox News saying I didn't teach, I was a professor there, I swear to God man. Any dumb Son of a Bytch who doesn't believe me can....hey! Turn my mic back on... wha....bed time?? Again.. It's 10 am? 😞




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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-09-15 07:13:21   By: Anonymous
 
Good lord, Hunter bought a gun 5 years ago when he shouldn’t have. Who cares? Biden isn’t going to pardon him, and someone can’t be held accountable for the actions of a person’s adult offspring.


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    Re: Who Cares? Obviously not anyone on the left, they don't respect the Justice System
    Posted on: 2023-09-17 10:15:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Americans care, that's who. Here's a President who wants democracy, unless it's for his own friends and family, and he uses the DOJ to protect his son from charges. Not only that, he appointed a special council to investigate his son, the same person who tried to trick the judge with not only a sweetheart deal to barely get a slap on the wrist, but he tried to sneak in any investigation in to Hunter was to be dropped, and GET THIS any future crime would be forgiven. So now the same aholes prosecutor, is going to investigate his son and make sure everything is done correctly?
    So who cares? People who want our Justice System the way it was before Democrats made it like Adolph Hitler's Administration istration.

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      Re: Who Cares? Obviously not anyone on the left, they don't respect the Justice System
      Posted on: 2023-09-18 08:51:59   By: Anonymous
       
      Im an American and could not care less about Hunter

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      Re: Who Cares? Obviously not anyone on the left, they don't respect the Justice System
      Posted on: 2023-09-18 08:56:55   By: Anonymous
       
      Hey Moron, Trump appointed the special counsel to look into Hunter. Get you facts straight you inbred yokel.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-09-15 07:21:48   By: Anonymous
 
The United Auto Workers union striking against the big 3 automakers is WAY bigger news than hunters gun charge.

You want someone to fight for you? Look towards organized labor.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2023-09-15 07:45:17   By: Anonymous
     
    The wealthy’s arrogance is wholly unearned. In the U.S. from 1978 to 2021, according to the Economic Policy Institute, economic productivity grew more than 60%. Yet the typical worker’s wages — which in previous decades had roughly tracked productivity — grew just 18%. The wages of the top 1% of earners, however, grew 385%. CEO pay grew by more than 1,000%. In some sectors, the disparity is even starker: Union workers at the Big Three American automakers are preparing to strike this week, in part because wages for workers on auto production lines have dropped 30% since 2003. Meanwhile, in just the last four years, pay for the three companies’ CEOs grew more than 40%, with each taking home $21 million to $29 million in 2022 alone.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2023-09-15 12:31:44   By: Anonymous
       
      Biden has been fantastic. Republicans don’t have a viable candidate. The MAGA base has destroyed their credibility. Ninety one felonies is not a viable option

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2023-09-15 15:05:32   By: Anonymous
         
        ^+1 Watch Meet the Press Sunday morn and see Trump bare face lie to the new moderator. AND he says he will testify under oath verifying his lies!! His lawyers WILL NOT let him take the stand. Gawd I wish they would. That insane, lunatic DOJ Jack Smith would rip his sorry ass to shreds. Watch him lie to Kristen Sunday morning. And finally............FUK DONNIE TO DEATH.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2023-09-15 20:34:06   By: Anonymous
           
          Have you ever. In American history. Seen a disgrace the likes of Donald Trump.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2023-10-06 10:59:04   By: Anonymous
             
            I thought it was Nixon until Trump.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2023-10-06 11:01:43   By: Anonymous
             
            I thought it was Nixon until Trump.

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          Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
          Posted on: 2023-09-17 08:16:34   By: Anonymous
           
          "Meet The Sewer" is one reason you democrats are so stupid!!! The main stream media is only a part of the democrat party and all are given the same talking points. Those sources never have anything bad to say about anyone on the left but only criticize Republicans.

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            Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
            Posted on: 2023-09-17 09:40:45   By: Anonymous
             
            So I'd better start watching Hannity, Newsmax, Gutfeld etc., for my "straight facts" ay?

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              Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
              Posted on: 2023-09-17 10:36:16   By: Anonymous
               
              Oh no, don't listen to Hanity, you should continue to get your " news" from the High School Drop out Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of the Bigoted hens on the View.
              More and more Democrats are turning against Biden and it's for so many different things, besides Making America Last with the worst economy since Carter, and it's only getting worse...and that's on you too.

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                Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
                Posted on: 2023-09-18 08:54:58   By: Anonymous
                 
                Hey dip*bleep*, you know more about The View than anyone on this rag. I for one have NEVER watched it, never will. You got a thing for Whoppi do ya'? So your evening TV is Hannity, Newsmax, closed out with a rerun of that days The View?

                HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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            Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
            Posted on: 2023-09-17 09:42:28   By: Anonymous
             
            If Meet The Press is one of the problems, why did the lying, traitorous, fuk, Trump sit down for an interview with it?

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              Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
              Posted on: 2023-09-17 10:23:54   By: Anonymous
               



              I think of the intellectual inertia of those we trust to make our strategic decisions.
              I think of bodies falling from planes, and of our brave troops forced into tactically disadvantageous positions by those in temperature-controlled offices in The Beltway.

              I think of 13 dead Americans """coming home in caskets as an elected official and lifetime bureaucrat checked his watch on the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base. """"

              Those 13 dead service members had been doing their duty half a world away amid the chaos of Abbey Gate.



              I think of those wounded in that attack, their lives forever altered. The dead and wounded, and their families, trusted the flag officers in starched uniforms, officers not strong enough to stand up and protect their troops from senseless decisions made far from Hamid Karzai International Airport.



              *I think of U.S. citizens left behind and the fate of our Afghan partners, partners who fought with us and trusted us. Trust.* ~ Jack Carr former Navy Seal troop Commander and task unit commander. Over 20 years in naval special warfare.

              Trust? Our CORRUPT in Chief, or is it Dementia In Chief? Career Politician In Chief? Biden Alone is responsible for those his decisions killed, 13 US service members and then he did the unthinkable, he left behind thousands of Americans citizens and our Allies who fought by our side. Abandoned. Our Allies that Biden never told what he was doing until two days later went in and rescued their citizens while our POS POTUS abandoned our own citizens.

              If that's not a traitor what is? How about a VP and current POTUS taking bribes, enriching his family behind our backs and trying to hide Millions of Dollars and evading taxes? And yet the ignorant, bigoted left stand by his corruption still?

              Damn sad how those who voted for him and point their fingers at everyone else blaming them for what they have done to our country.





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                Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
                Posted on: 2023-09-17 18:04:32   By: Anonymous
                 
                Well said! "Just the facts ma'am", and let the common folk decide. Vote Republican and take our country back!!!

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                  Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
                  Posted on: 2023-09-18 08:51:39   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Looks like that "wave" you MAGATS are talking about is gaining momentum!! Jenna Ellis, one of Trumps great lawyers, has flipped on him. Called him a "malignant narcissist" this weekend. Great. Who's next to hop on the wave?? Meadows, Rudy, Sydney? Its called flip city, rats deserting a sinking ship, whatever...This is gonna' be grrrrrrreat!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2023-09-17 10:22:07   By: Anonymous
     
    We can finally have Justice Allegedly on Hunter and see how the auto workers strike go. The funniest part is just 3 days ago our President said the strike would not happen. If Biden says something will or won't happen, you should bet on the opposite of what this idiot of a president said because he's ALWAYS WRONG.

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If Professor Biden has a hand in it, it will hurt ALL AMERICANS , GUARANTEED
Posted on: 2023-09-17 11:28:35   By: Anonymous
 



The U.S. Congressional Budget Office reports that the federal government is borrowing far more this fiscal year than the year before even as inflation continues to rise.

The CBO released its deficit estimate which said the U.S. deficit hit about $1.5 trillion in the first 11 months of this fiscal year.

"Eleven months in, and we have already borrowed $1.5 trillion this fiscal year, compared to $946 billion at the same point last year," Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said in a statement. "On top of that dismal fiscal news, we still haven’t funded the government past the end of the month – Washington appears to be sticking to its time-honored tradition of governing poorly, and by perpetual crises."

As The Center Square previously reported, the cost of interest payments on the national debt will surpass the cost of U.S. funding for national defense within a decade. In fact, federal spending projections show that interest payments on the national debt will soon become the federal government’s largest expense.

On top of that, Medicare, Social Security and highways will face insolvency within a decade.

Unless Congress enacts significant changes, the deficit and debt are expected to continue rising.

"The deficit is on track to be double what it was last year after excluding the effects of the President’s overturned student debt cancellation plan," MacGuineas said. "That is doubly disturbing given that the economy is growing and unemployment remains low; usually the deficit shrinks, not grows, during economic expansions. It’s just another sign of the deteriorating fiscal conditions of the federal budget and the immense challenges we face in turning the tide towards fiscal sustainability."

The House Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services held a hearing this week on the Inflation Reduction Act where Republicans raised concerns about rising deficits, which are helping fuel inflation. Federal debt spending is partially offset by printing money, which increases inflation.

"Not only does the IRA do little to reduce inflation, but it will continue to add to the deficit with rampant spending," the subcommittee’s Chair Lisa McClain, R-Mich., said during the hearing.

Meanwhile, federal inflation data released this week showed a major spike in prices in August. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index, key markers of inflation, which showed spikes of 0.6% and a 0.7% spike, respectively, much higher than expected.

Those increases bucked the trend of slowing inflation seen earlier this year.

"The index for gasoline was the largest contributor to the monthly all items increase, accounting for over half of the increase," BLS said of its consumer prices. "Also contributing to the August monthly increase was continued advancement in the shelter index, which rose for the 40th consecutive month. The energy index rose 5.6 percent in August as all the major energy component indexes increased. The food index increased 0.2 percent in August, as it did in July."




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    No Subject
    Posted on: 2023-09-18 06:48:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Hunter Biden is an example of someone overcoming drug addiction. Donald J Trump is facing ninety one felony counts. America will never re-elect that criminal moron again. PLAN AND SIMPLE

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2023-09-18 06:51:10   By: Anonymous
       
      News flash … what was trump talking about ? He defeated OBAMA and started World War Two. What the fu—….

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2023-09-18 06:55:29   By: Anonymous
         
        Looks like another Win for President Biden. Bringing home the Americans from Iran. Hell yes we will re-elect President Joe BIDEN. INSTEAD OF A LYING CRIMINAL.

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          Re: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
          Posted on: 2023-09-18 11:18:18   By: Anonymous
           
          Anything positive you lib/dem say about Brandon shows the level of mental disorder you possess. You may hate President Trump but to excuse Plugs sends you to a new level (lower).

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            No Subject
            Posted on: 2023-09-18 17:05:03   By: Anonymous
             
            We are afraid. A President, can’t be in prison. That’s just not how it works.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2023-09-18 17:06:12   By: Anonymous
               
              Do The MAGA’s have a plan B ?

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2023-09-18 17:08:02   By: Anonymous
                 
                Jobs, Jobs. Jobs Thanks President Biden

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                  Re:
                  Posted on: 2023-09-18 21:13:56   By: Anonymous
                   
                  FUK TRUMP TILL HE DIES

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President Biden's numbers are growing Stronger everyday, we all love Joe the Middle-class guy just like us
Posted on: 2023-09-22 12:15:54   By: Anonymous
 


Good morning everyone, I'm your President Joe Harris and today I'd like to welcome the members of the ...the...people right there, next to Jackie. Jackie, wave to everyone, so they can see them. Folks, these people were here yesterday, and I was so tired from working all week that I got mixed up from where I was. As you know being...uhh, you know, Obama...he...was one too. Well today I have the pleasure of introducing and congratulating the Congressional Black Caucus, of overcoming.... ugh..ummm..oh yes, the damaging effects of being slaves brought in chains to America and having to work for wealthy, southern, Democrat landowners, too damn lazy to pick their own famn cotton, I kid you not man. If any of those slaves ran away, my own party of Democrat KKK members would go get their black asses back, and beat the tar out of'em....that's probably why they're so damn scared of work to this day! I swear to God Man! Have you ever seen them people in work boots? That's right, them kind wear tennis shoes.. that's why they run faster then white people...Well Thank God Man, that great..great...you know...big guy..beard...hat...like.. it's tall...and black? Yes, that's him...a great relative of mine I found out...Democrat and president Abraham Lincoln saved the day and freed them Black boys and their women at a huge cost of American lives, that will live in infamy. We will forever remember the slaughter at Little Big Horn. Today I'd like to introduce you to the BLACK CONGREGATIONAL CAUCUS..man...tha...that's a mouthful...huh? Black congregational caucus...wow....Well... I'd like again to introduce you all ...wha...wait..why am I doing it again?... i did what...said...I said... they were Mexicans? Yesterday? What the hells that matter with you man?? Thos....they aren't Mexicans why would you call.....ME? I said no damn suc. ...what are you? You on drugs man?? ...w..SHUT UP HUNTER, YOU STUPID SON OF a ....Hey! Who...my...My damn mics been turned off again.....but you promised me ice cream if ....I know...I...I only ad-libbed a little....let me introduce ...what's his name???...Chief Blackhead over there....a come-on man! I swear...no no...I want my damn vice cream .. I'm THE ICE PRESIDENT DAMN IT...I DEMAND MY VICE CREAM...YOU BOY!! You get my Vice cream and I'll set you free...I'm talking.....hey..HEY... don't walk away from MEEE! I'M THE GUY....THE MAN.. the...the.. I OWN YOU!!! WHA... why??? ..Say good nite? ....I just got up at .. you'll give me some if it..??? Good nite...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2023-09-23 07:05:48   By: Anonymous
 

AMERICANS ARE SLEEPWALKING THROUGH A NATIONAL EMERGENCY
Serious times require serious citizens.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

The United States of America is facing a threat from a sometimes violent cult while a nuclear armed power wages war on the border of our closest allies. And yet, many Americans sleepwalk as if they are living in normal times instead of in an ongoing crisis.

Americans have become accustomed to so much in public life that they would have once found shocking. But many of these events are not only shameful; they are a warning, a kind of static energy filling the air just before a lightning strike. America is in a state of emergency, yet few of its citizens seem to realize it.

For example, a single senator, Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, has been holding up hundreds of military promotions for months, endangering the national security of the United States. The acting chief of naval operations says it will take years for the Navy to recover from the damage. (Welcome news, no doubt, in Beijing.) Few people outside of America’s senior military leadership seem particularly concerned.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives is going to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. Why? Well, why not? Speaker Kevin McCarthy promised the extremists in his party that if they made him speaker, he would do what he was told. And so he has; the People’s House is now effectively being run by members such as Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, fringe figures who in better times might never have been elected, and in a sensible House would have been relegated to the backbenches so far away from the rostrum that their seats would be in a different time zone. (And let us not even speak of Lauren Boebert.)

Elsewhere, the governor of Florida and his vaccine-skeptic surgeon general are telling people under 65 not to get boosted against COVID. He apparently thinks that anti-science extremism will help him wrest the Republican presidential nomination away from Donald Trump, and so he is resorting to a deeply cynical ploy that could cost lives.

And then there is Trump himself, the wellspring of all this chaos. In a country that understood the fragility of its own freedoms, we would see him for what he is: the leader of a dangerous cult who has admitted to his attempts to subvert American democracy.

Last week, Special Counsel Jack Smith filed a request for a gag order on Trump to stop him from making more public attacks on prosecutors, witnesses, and potential jurors. As they say on social media, let that sink in:

A federal prosecutor has asked a judge to stop the former president of the United States from threatening lawyers and witnesses in his case, and intimidating potential jurors.

As I wrote recently, this is not a normal election. (We haven’t had one of those in almost a decade now.) The GOP is not a normal political organization; the party withdrew into itself years ago and has now emerged from its rotting chrysalis as a nihilistic, seditionist movement in thrall to Trump. And Trump is not a normal candidate in any way: He regularly expresses his intention to continue his attacks on the American system and has made so many threats in so many different directions that we’ve lost track of them. Yet millions of Americans simply accept such behavior as Trump being Trump, much as they did in 2016.

Trump has shown his willingness to endanger anyone who gets in his way—as Smith’s recent motion shows—and so we might at least expect the media to report on Trump not merely as a candidate but as if they were following the developments around a dangerous conspiracy or the ongoing trial of the leader of a major crime syndicate.

Instead, we have Kristen Welker inaugurating the reboot of Meet the Press by leaning forward with focused sincerity and asking Trump, “Tell me—Mr. President, tell me what you see when you look at your mug shot?”
That wasn’t even the worst of it. Like Kaitlan Collins in her disastrous town hall with Trump on CNN this past spring, Welker lost control of the interview, because she, too, insisted on treating Trump like an ordinary political candidate instead of the seditious menace he’s become.

Many of my colleagues in the media have already dissected Welker’s failure, and I won’t pile on, because I agree with my friend Jonathan Last at The Bulwark,who wrote this morning, “I’m being hard on Kristen Welker, but this isn’t really about Kristen Welker. It’s about the mainstream broadcast media. All of them. In 2016 broadcast media was totally inadequate to the job of covering an aspiring authoritarian … Today—even after witnessing an insurrection—they still don’t seem to understand the situation and their complicity in it.”
Democrats and their liberal allies claim to be in full mobilization mode to stop Trump and defang his threat to the constitutional order. But are they? How much more hand-wringing will they do over Biden’s age, over whether he’s doing enough for climate change or to forgive student loans? Do we really need Biden to visit the UAW picket lines (as some have suggested)? How many more times will Trump’s opponents in the pro-democracy coalition internalize the right’s criticisms—about inflation, about spending, about gasoline—and respond to them as if Republicans care one whit about policy?

Yes, gas is expensive. So is food. These are real issues, and people deserve to hear how their government will assist them. The solution to these problems, however, is not to normalize an authoritarian and thus pretend that one party, dysfunctional as it can be, is the same as a reactionary, anti-constitutional, and sometimes violent movement.

We don’t have to live in panic. Americans need not walk around all day with their hair on fire, talking about nothing else but the gathering dangers. In times of crisis, whether World War II or 9/11, we married and divorced, we carped about prices, we partied, we took vacations. (Heck, I’m off to Las Vegas myself shortly.) We did all the things normal people do in the course of a normal life.

But we don’t have to live this way, either, with voters and institutions—and especially the media—pretending that all is well while charlatans, aspiring theocrats, and would-be authoritarians set fire to American democracy.

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    Posted on: 2023-09-24 09:00:44   By: Anonymous
     
    John Hamilton, you are an absolute moron. We all know why you do this. It simply gets your tiny 2 inch wiener hard whilst reading these illiterate comments.

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BIDEN IS SO FRAIL HE CAN BARELY SIT DOWN LET ALONE GET BACK UP
Posted on: 2023-09-24 10:08:07   By: Anonymous
 

PUSH BIDEN ASIDE? A 5 MPH WIND AND HE'LL FALL OVER AND NEVER GET UP AGAIN!!!

HE'S SUCH AND EMBARRASSMENT

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