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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    ” It was Clinton and NAFTA that killed American Manufacturing. ”

    I must beg to differ. Now here’s why.

    Bell Labs, a part of AT&T invented the transistor in 1947. Fairchild brought us the first integrated circuit chip in 1959. Many more inventions came from American researchers. But it was the Japanese who packaged it, and brought it to consumers. U.S. companies were still using tubes or crude solid state parts to make radios while Japan was making smaller cheaper products by the late 1960’s.

    Why? First off, the Japanese Government funded their companies from buildings to machines. Second, they embraced the teachings of a man from Sioux City about process control while Professors here ignored or downplayed it’s precepts.

    Fast forward to the 1980’s. David T. Kerns was quoted as saying, his company (Xerox) was getting beaten by competition from Japan who sold machines cheaper than it cost him for materials alone. He explained that the Japanese Government targeted certain industries, and subsidized their companies to not only compete, but dominate.

    While Japan was rebuilding from WWII, the industries in the U.S. were not even given any incentive to modernize muck less compete.

    For example, most steel mills along Lake Michigan were still making molten iron in WWII era blast furnaces into the 1980’s. The last new blast furnace in the U.S. was Inland Steel #7 at East Chicago, IN; finished in 1979. It was idled in June of this year. But again, Japan subsidized their steel industry to build new facilities and modernize processes. As a matter of fact, so did Germany. That cost the U.S. thousands of good paying steel making jobs in S.E. Chicago and N.W. Indiana alone (16,000 direct jobs between 1979 and 1986. Four major mills; South Works, Interlake, Republic, Joliet Works gone).

    All this and more, decades BEFORE Mr. Clinton. In 1993, when Clinton was inaugurated, the horse was not only out of the barn, but in the next country!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Best post of the week:
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    December 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Your defense of Trump is pathetic It relies on one premise – that if someone else did something wrong before Trump then it is ok if Trump does it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Trump has never attacked Putin for attacking our elections yet he’s attacked:
    THE FBI
    THE CIA
    THE FREE PRESS
    THE DEMOCRATS
    THE WHISTLEBLOWER
    THE RULE OF LAW
    THE CONSTITUTION

    That is all the evidence i need to know that
    Trump is a TRAITOR of the UNITED STATES!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:40 am

    *Wind turbines and solar panels are not as clean as your alarmist friends might think. Building these so-called “renewable” machines requires the use of non-renewable energy. Most are built in Asia using electricity predominantly from coal (without America’s advanced pollution control technology), and rare earth elements generate literal tons of waste through the mining process. Wind turbines also require huge amounts of plastic, which is made exclusively from fossil fuels — 45 tons per turbine. After a solar panel or wind turbine has worn out, it must be decommissioned, which generates massive amounts of waste. If the world adopts the goals of the Paris Climate Accords, solar panel disposal alone will double the world’s current plastic waste.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 9:05 am

      another copy and paste from an oil company.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Officers are being shot and assaulted at unprecedented rates – yet they’re being forced to attend a “pronoun” class and aren’t allowed to attend an officer survival class in Minneapolis. Let that sink in.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 8:46 am

      Prove your stats.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 10:42 am

      They should quit their jobs if they are afraid and can not serve and protect!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 10, 2019 at 3:20 pm

        Now that is a thought. But if they all quit, who would come to your aid when thugs enter you house uninvited.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 10, 2019 at 4:06 pm

          Excuse me! Do you own any guns? How do you protect your family?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:19 am

    That’s what Durham was hired to do and unlike our government he is a professional with no leaks so far. He did speak out clearly today and he disagrees with the IG report. ONLY Durham, Huber and Barr can bring charges. Q has been telling us this for two years since Sessions appointed Huber and Durham. Yes Sessions appointed them both! It’s about to finally hit the fan like a hurricane!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 9:04 am

      I really don’t have a problem with Durham but he should have kept his mouth shut on the DOJ report until his investigation is over. By the way, Durham is a Republican who was appointed by Janet Reno (Clinton’s AG) as special prosecutor which is somewhat ironic in that the current president would never appoint a democrat to any position because he is so paranoid of them that he believes all Democrats are out to get him. I hope Durham’s report is revealed soon and that any guilty individuals are held accountable but I also hope that it isn’t used to prolong the divide our country is experiencing.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Clear Abuse Of FISA, People Will Be Held Accountab… https://youtu.be/9ENIytSl26E via @YouTube‬ ‪An amazing initial look at the IG report! Durham will file the charges backed by AG Barr!‬

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:18 am

    To consider: “A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost. I replied I am not sure; it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families. BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed. That is the difference between capitalism and the welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth. Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is having the government take your money against your will and give it to someone else for doing nothing.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Listen…..people…..Climate Change is a NATURAL OCCURRENCE & there is absolutely NOTHING we can do about it unless the Human race can manipulate the Sun…..it’s been happening for MILLIONS OF YEARS!!!!!! It’s the waste pollution of our planet that is the issue…..stop the waste & the planet becomes cleaner……& if you’ve been fooled into thinking that electric cars are better for the environment then more fools you…..Climate Change is just another £€$ exercise

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      This wins the award for dumbest NIT post of the day! Congratulations!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:14 am

    **The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 10:34 am

      This is the exact opposite of what the report says.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:13 am

    *YES WE WILL BE STRONGER AFTER THE DEMOCRATS GET FINISHED MAKING ENTIRE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:13 am

    *These worthless Democrats in Washington need to start doing things that will benefit the American people or get the HELL out of this country. Sick of the dog and pony show! For almost 3 years they have collected a paycheck and have did nothing for the American people!! Sick of your bullshit!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Demoncraps can’t stand that someone is now in office that is looking out for Americans, and exposing their corruption. Thank God we elected a people’s President in 2016! Now make sure he’s re-elected in a landslide in 2020!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      I don’t get that whole – “thank God for Trump”– he lies every time his mouth opens, he has the morals of an alley cat, he doesn’t pay his bills. . . . but somehow his followers have managed to saint him.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Impeachment is going to go to the Senate, it’s going to go nowhere, and I think the American people know this is a waste of time and this is Democrats putting on a circus…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 8:11 am

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Trumptardism defined:
    Upholding, supporting and practicing the beliefs of Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States of America.
    At the core of the Trump ideology resides an inadequate understanding of American politics, an absence of logic and reason, an inability to function in an acceptable social manner, an inability to make intelligent decisions, an inability to display prudent discretion, incoherent or unintelligent speech patterns, closeted racism, pathological lying, criminal conspiracy, philandering, treason and multiple cognitive disabilities.
    As such, individuals practicing Trumptardism generally display implausible ignorance when confronted with logic and reason while sharing many of the above stated traits.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 6:52 am

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 6:51 am

    It is so interesting how the liberal democrats on this post believe that their democratic leaders are looking out for them. They are making you codependent and you then will have no voice! they will give you everything you want for free and the price you will pay is loss of freedom. Sad part, you can’t educate addicted people to be independent of the poison they think is euphoria! Good Luck!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 6:51 am

    They are accusing Trump of doing something that will help his re-election…and yet, they are trying to impeach him to HELP THEIR ELECTION! That’s ABUSE OF POWER!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Take it easy republiCON! Do you know what FACTS Is? All republiCONS are afraid of the FACTS!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 10, 2019 at 6:50 am

    I don’t believe it was a coincidence that Nadler had this hearing on the same day that the FISA report was to be released. Members of that committee had 8,000 documents dumped on them the day before this hearing and they didn’t have time to go over them! What is the big hurry? Just trying to ram through this impeach in a Kangaroo Court!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 8:51 am

      I think the guy under investigation told the House to speed up this process and “get it over with”. Now, you don’t want that? Hmmmm

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Girls Basketball Final Score:
    Clear Lake 71
    Mason City 64

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    These worthless Democrats in Washington need to start doing things that will benefit the American people or get the HELL out of this country. Sick of the dog and pony show! For almost 3 years they have collected a paycheck and have did nothing for the American people!! Sick of your bullshit!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      The democrats are doing things and mitch mcconnell keeps shutting them down. The republicans are all ‘its our way or the highway’ and screw you if you think we are even going to discuss the bills you bring up.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm

        read this it points out all the bills mitch the bitch has scuttled https://www.padems.com/2019/06/house-bills-senate-graveyard/

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 10, 2019 at 6:37 am

          McConnel doesn’t bring up bull shit from thee house that won’t pass and you know it.

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            Anonymous

            December 10, 2019 at 12:26 pm

            sorry old man but mcconnell won’t allow anything from the democrats. He is the world’s greatest obstructionist and one of russia’s main tools in this country.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      But, but, but they’ve issued a lot of subpoenas. But they won’t try to enforce them if they aren’t complied with.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    they could to undermine the foundation of our country.
    YES WE WILL BE STRONGER AFTER THE DEMOCRATS GET FINISHED MAKING ENTIRE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      trump is a crook

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 11:22 am

      STRONGER??? HOW??? When no DEMOCRAT will NEVER, EVER agree with a corrupted SOB!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    *The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 10:39 am

      That’s the exact opposite of what the report says.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Dont give a f*ck who this offends but i stand by it : War is coming! You the Government!!, You are pussies! You raised the cost of living so high that both parents are always at work, rather than spending time with their children (single parents stand no chance). You took God out of schools. Parents were told ‘No you can’t discipline your kids’. Well, our kids are assholes. You shall reap what you sow, and we have lost a whole generation and turned them into rude, selfish, disrespectful brats who have no respect for people, property or authority! You deemed people with terminal illnesses and some with only a few months to live…fit for work!!! You allow our veterans of war to go homeless and hungry but give out millions to foreign aid!!! You save drug addicts over and over again but refuse to give free diabetic supplies. You bend over backwards to be politically correct, too scared to say enough is enough, in case you offend. You put the retirement age up so people must work until they drop. THINGS NEED TO CHANGE!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 4:16 am

      Whilst some of what you say may be true, I must correct you on one point; the cost of living. When assessing blame, you must point the finger at the American consumer.

      I am old enough to remember single income households. The providers supported a family and a roof over their heads.

      However, the American consumer was to blame for the rise in real estate prices, because they were willing to pay for it. It was the American consumer who killed local jobs such as at Zenith or Philco. They embraced K-Mart (later Wal Mart). It was the American consumer who drove the price of domestic goods and services sky high with their torts. It was the American consumer who drove the standard of living down in the U.S. by embracing the Japanese Transistor radio and all it’s prodigies made in countries with lesser standards of living.

      People now a days benefit from advances in Medicine allowing them to live longer. So it is only natural to increase the retirement age. And older workers still contribute to the economy, including Social Security (not to mention 401k’s, et al).

      Now you will not get an argument from me about the Social Security system. Legislators approved of rules that present lower returns of investment on funds (some pension funds get 16.4% of return whilst Social Security a paltry 5.3%). Also the standard is much higher for disability requirements, again with the blessing of Legislators. However, I will beg off on the fact that they allow disability payments for self inflicted causes such as excessive drug or alcohol use.

      God in public schools does violate separation of Church and State by any legal argument. And we must uphold our Constitution. Besides, the forsaking of God began not in the schools, but in the homes.

      In any examination of the behavior of children, you have to consider the behavior of their parents. For it is in the formative years that the only influence a child has is from those two adults who are charged with their upbringing. It was the parents, not the Government who decided what was right and wrong in a household. Remember that the next time you use vulgar and abusive language. Remember that when you drink to excess. Remember that when you plop your children in front of the TV or smart phone. It is You, not the Government!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 10, 2019 at 6:41 am

        You are wrong. It was Clinton and NAFTA that killed American Manufacturing. I saw it and lived it. I watched as manufacturing operations moved to Mexico, Canada, South Korea and even China because of cheaper wages and less taxes. My job at the time took me to these country’s and I saw the brand new equipment they had and the junk we were forced to use by profit takers. It almost made me cry to see people in Mexico with state of the art equipment and we were using world war 11 relics.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm

          Guess who were the ones who passed the bill?

          BILL TITLE: NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION ACT

          Ayes Noes PRES NV
          Republican 132 43
          Democratic 102 156
          Independent 1
          TOTALS 234 200

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    “They fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts. This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, and they got caught.”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      so says the man who has, as president, lied continuously.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 10, 2019 at 6:42 am

        What lies did he tell? Come on tell us. Or is it you just don’t like what he says so you call it lies.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 10, 2019 at 7:12 am

          1.) I have never cheated on my wife.
          2.) I have never raped anyone.
          3.) I am the greatest invester, buisiness man ever.
          4.) Mexico will pay for the wall.
          5.) China will pay for the tariffs. (TAXPAYERS ARE)
          6.) i did not withheld money drom Ukraine until i got caught.
          7.) I am in perfect health.
          8.) I am not racist
          9.) I have the highest IQ of any president EVER.
          10.) I don’t like Putin
          11.) I don’t like Kim jong-un
          12.) I don’t like Nazis. Good people.
          13.) Melaina loves me.
          Just a few of the thousands of lies he has said everytime he opens his fat, orange mouth!.

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            Anonymous

            December 10, 2019 at 8:16 am

            What a bunch of bullshit. Not a one of those is true. Typical liberal, make up shit to suit your needs.

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            Anonymous

            December 10, 2019 at 8:43 am

            You can tell how afraid they all are by this. All of the corruption and lies and theft perpetrated by these people is coming to light. The only way for them to hang on to their cushy jobs is to try to make it look like Trump is the bad guy.

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            Anonymous

            December 10, 2019 at 11:26 am

            IS Mexico paying for the wall? How many times did he filed for bankruptcy? He is not racist? Loves Putin and Kim?
            TRUTH HURTS DOESN’T IT trumpTARD!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    WE THE PEOPLE!!! IN trump’s words: ME, MYSELF AND I!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    The top lawyer for Judiciary and Intelligence Committee Republicans testified Monday that there was a “legitimate basis” for President Donald J. Trump to ask Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to launch a public investigation into the Biden family’s dealings in Ukraine.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm

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    December 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    NOTE: Jan. 23, 2018: In videotaped remarks, former Vice President Biden boasts that his threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine unless Shokin was fired was successful. He says: “I remember going over (to Ukraine), convincing our team … that we should be providing for loan guarantees … And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from (then Ukrainian President Petro) Poroshenko and from (then-Prime Minister Arseniy) Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor (Shokin). And they didn’t. … “They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, … we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president.’ … I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. … I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b—-. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Shorkin was corrupt – plain and simple.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 5:45 pm

        That doesn’t excuse Biden. He’s a slimeball and you know it

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 9, 2019 at 6:05 pm

          no more than the man you voted for. He is an example of the worst kind of American.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 6:40 pm

        And the Bidens weren’t? Heehaw, Heehaw,Heehaw.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 9, 2019 at 7:18 pm

          Your defense of Trump is pathetic It relies on one premise – that if someone else did something wrong before Trump then it is ok if Trump does it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    No evidence. No collusion. No obstruction. No quid pro quo. The Democrats have ZERO plausible case, of any kind, for impeachment. This is a 100% political, partisan witch hunt… and to make it all worse, it’s costing hardworking Americans MILLIONS of dollars!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      Tell me why Mitch Mulvaney, the President’s right hand man, said on live television it was quid pro quo and it happens all the time. To me, that seems to be pretty directly tying his boss to a crime.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Following today’s release of the Inspector General’s report about the FBI’s spying on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, Attorney General William Barr said the report documents that “FBI officials misled the FISA court,” omitted exculpatory facts, and suppressed information that negated the “reliability of their principal source.” There was “a clear abuse of the FISA process,” said Barr. FISA refers to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the FISA court that gives permission for federal agents to spy on people it considers are engaged in espionage against the United States or are working on behalf of a foreign power.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    At last, the real Republicans are stepping up, and condemning Trump. Colin Powell is the latest. https://time.com/5693929/colin-powell-republican-party-trump/?fbclid=IwAR0BZkrJl23dDPVN1UyvnEO8wpYApKeOorub5fILPyzOV09QHSEKuu14h5o

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    The top Dems have never created ONE private sector job—and now they want to run the entire economy. We can’t let these people into the White House.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 10, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Ted Turner, and the late Paul Newman, just to name a few, created literally hundreds of thousands of jobs.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Macron, Trudeau and Merkel are JOKES of the free world-they turned their countries into sh_tholes

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    The media definitely won’t report this.‬ According to a new report, Americans own 423 million firearms along with over 8 billion rounds of ammo.‬ The same report noted that in a 25 year period between 1993 and 2017, the violent crime rate has dropped by about 49%.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    It appears that not only is Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar under the microscope for marrying her brother, engaging in immigration fraud, violating federal law and being as anti-American as you can get, but now her father has come into the picture. And it isn’t pretty. According to a recent report, Omar’s father, Nur Omar Mohamed (aka Nur Said Elmi Mohamed), was not only tied to the former dictator in Somalia, Said Barre, but now he and his accomplices are now living in the US in violation of federal law.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      It appears that not only is Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar under the microscope for marrying her brother, engaging in immigration fraud, violating federal law and being as anti-American as you can get, but now her father has come into the picture. And it isn’t pretty. According to a recent report, Omar’s father, Nur Omar Mohamed (aka Nur Said Elmi Mohamed), was not only tied to the former dictator in Somalia, Said Barre, but now he and his accomplices are now living in the US in violation of federal law.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 2:49 pm

        Nur, Representative Omar’s father, appears to have been a party propagandist under the dictator and was responsible for ‘ideological’ aspects of the Red-Green revolution. (He worked for the Marxist/Stalinist regime under dictator Baare as a teacher of teachers.) This could have included providing the ideological/political justification for the massacres of the late eighties. It is not a secret that Ilhan Omar’s father illegally entered the United States.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm

        Even if all of that bullshit was true, which it isn’t, do you really think she had anything to say about it? Her tyrannical male relatives had the kind of absolute control over her that you want to have here, which you’re not going to get. That’s why she ran for office, to have some power to get rid of them.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 9, 2019 at 3:35 pm

          Are you shitting me or what. She remarried her brother and still has ties to the rest. She needs to be run out of the country along with the rest of her tribe.

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            Anonymous

            December 9, 2019 at 4:36 pm

            No she didn’t. I’m not fond of her either, but these are flat out lies.

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            Anonymous

            December 9, 2019 at 6:46 pm

            Since you evidently know a lot about Ilhan, perhaps you can tell us if and when she consummated the marriage to her bro.

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            Anonymous

            December 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

            Perhaps, if if it was any of my business, I would want to know that if I was a sick person, I don’t want to know because it isn’t my business and the whole idea is based on a lie. You love to spread fear because it’s the only way your side can win an election. Make the people fear their neighbors, their government, their religion, their political rivals. Tell them you can only trust me for true news. Everyone lies but us.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    This is what the left has caused. These despots are retreating thinking an impeachment circus will affect him. And hoping another more “cooperative” person might be there to obtain all their favors.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 3:02 pm

      Trump’s the one causing the chaos. Our enemies see a weak, whiny, uneducated, dimwitted President, being mocked openly by the rest of the world for his childish stupidity and greed.

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    December 9, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    The IG report that you were all hoping was going to blast the FBI and the Obama administration came out today. It found a few mistakes in the investigation but agreed that the Trump campaign, and especially Carter Page, should have been investigated. On to your next excuse.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      You must have not read the report, it’s the reverse of what your saying…

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 1:28 pm

        I read the released portion, and he said exactly what the report said. There were procedural errors and they plan to develop new guidelines for wiretapping any citizens. But the investigation was begun based on credible information that Russions meddling in the election were contacting the Trump campaign. Absolutely no evidence that the investigation was politically motivated.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 2:15 pm

        I did read it and I also read the Fox News story just to be fair. Both said the same thing as the above poster said. It figures that some on the right will read it the only way they want it to be, not the factual story.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 9, 2019 at 2:45 pm

          Just to be fair about it the special prosecuter disagrees and so does the Dept. Of Justice. They are indicting eight people.

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            Anonymous

            December 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm

            Can you provide some proof of your claim?

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            Truth seeker

            December 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm

            The Justice Department stated they stand by the report. Barr said he didn’t but he is not really an Attorney General, he is a Trump attorney who uses the title Attorney General. We will wait and see about Durham.

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    December 9, 2019 at 11:46 am

    NIACC College Board Meeting for the Month of December 2019

    500 College Drive – Mason City, Iowa
    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    5:30 p.m. Board Dinner/Workshop
    NIACC Campus – Activity Center – Room 128A
    7:00 p.m. Regular December NIACC Board Meeting
    NIACC Campus – Pierce Administration Building – Room 100

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 10:45 am

    There must be some real Republicans left in Congress, and they’re going to vote to impeach the debauched criminal Trump. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/473478-here-are-the-senate-republicans-who-could-vote-to-convict-trump

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Mason City Room December 3, 2019
    Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    REGULAR MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on December 3, 2019. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds, Masson, Adams, Lee. Absent: None.

    Adopt Agenda: Motion, Masson; 2nd Jaszewski that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Dr. Steven Schurtz with the Active Living and Transportation provided a presentation. Council comments and questions followed the report.

    Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of November 19, 2019; Claims dated November 21 and 27, 2019 in the amount of $1,123,505.58; Columbia Club – Class C Liquor; Reappoint Steven Schurtz and James Miller to the Active Living & Transportation Commission; Appoint/hire Hunter Schmidt, Austin Thompson, and Kaitlyn Shirk as Firefighter/EMTs. Motion, Masson; 2nd, Jaszewski that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Development Agreement – Golden Grain: Mayor Schickel invited North Iowa Corridor President and CEO, Chad Schreck forward to outline the agreement and explain some minor changes. The public hearing was held as per published notice and the Mayor called for comments and objections which were noted. There being no further comments the public hearing was declared closed. Motion, Lee; 2nd, Thoma that the technical clarifications on pages 11, 24 and 27 of the Development Agreement, be accepted. Discussion followed regarding the number of positions, salary range, how it affects the tax base, the digester, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewski that Resolution No. 19-272, approving and authorizing execution of a Development Agreement by and between the City of Mason City and Golden Grain Energy, LLC, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Amend No. 8 – MC Unified Urban Renewal Plan: Motion, Masson; 2nd, Symonds that Ordinance No. 19-11A Ordinance No. 19-11A correcting and amending Ordinance No. 19-11, providing that general property taxes levied and collected each year on all property located within the Amended Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Area of the City of Mason City, County of Cerro Gordo, Mason City Community School District, and other taxing districts, be paid to a special fund for payment of principal and interest on loans, monies advanced to an indebtedness, including bonds issued or to be issued incurred by said City in connection with the Amended Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Area (Amendment No. 8 to the Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Plan), be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:44 am

    The Mason City Public Library’s Holiday Music Schedule for 2019 features MICHAEL BETZ on Friday, December 27th. Michael Betz will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons. These performances are free and open to the public.

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:43 am

    The Mason City Public Library’s Holiday Music Schedule for 2019 features THE HATS on Thursday, December 26th. THE HATS will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons. These performances are free and open to the public.

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Friday December 13th at 10:00am:

    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Mason City Multipurpose Arena. Public is invited.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      Friday the 13th, very good timing.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

        LOL I thought the same thing. Talk about getting off on the wrong skate.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 9:25 am

    this is all about the IG report, which is gonna hurt them dems…

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    December 9, 2019 at 9:18 am

    College Football Playoff:

    The UNI Panthers and Dukes will meet at 6 p.m. CT Friday night, Dec. 13. The game will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN2.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I have watched the President every single day on TV for 3 years and he seems just FINE to me. However, in my observations I think Sleepy Joe has early stages of dementia and Nervous Nancy seems to be drunk sometimes. Now what!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:32 am

    I believe that the democrats are using the fake impeachment process to defer a lot of processes including voter reform. They need the votes of illegal aliens and dead people to maintain their voting base.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 10:38 am

      It doesn’t matter what you believe. Your wishful thinking doesn’t alter the facts, which are that Trump has committed multiple impeachable offenses, some on camera!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:31 am

    DEMOCRATS HATE VOTER ID! That makes voter fraud so easy. AND THAT IS THE REASON THEY HATE IT. Is that STUPID? Well, of course, but the worst part of it is that’s the way they plan to take over our Country…voter fraud! Vote RED …Vote for Trump/ Pence 20/20.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:31 am

    We are going to need Ice and police at the polls in 2020. And California should not be allowed to harvest votes. Ballots should only be handled by designated poll workers. No sudden found boxes of ballots should be counted unless they are verified first.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Whether or not a vote was cast by a deceased person it is fraud to register such a person. I’m sure this happens a lot. The voter roles should be sanitized before any election so that only legal voters can vote. Also a voter ID should be required for all voters in every state.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:30 am

    In response to revaluation that Virginia Democrats registered 19 dead people to vote, House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano said, “The case was not proof of voter fraud because no one had actually managed to cast a vote in the names of the dead,” the WP reports.
    Might a rationale person speculate that that Rep. Toscano’s words suggest his party loves dead Virginians and illegal aliens because it can get both to vote on Election Day?
    WP headline: He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Too many people do not understand the 2nd amendment. It is not about us owning guns!!!! It’s about not letting the government take them from us. As long as we the people have weapons to defend ourselves then a tyrannical government will not exist. We let them take our guns and We Die!!! The history books are full of examples.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 9:25 am

      You’re a busy little beaver this morning aren’t you bot?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:14 am

    America is under ATTACK from Islamic Terrorists operating in PLAIN SIGHT. Wake Up people! This a nothing more than Sharia Law VIGILANTES!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:14 am

    For the people who suggest this is a lie, fake news, or an attempt to scare non muslim people then this is their own misconception. Plenty of other news articles and related sources online. Just research it for yourselves instead of being ignorant of facts and truth. Note: more then a few of my videos recorded from OAN Network have been removed, limited viewing or deemed intolerant by Youtube admin because free speech and truthful news reporting is only limited to the people trying to control the world. Other related videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ewxu2cgLUg, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rm3rXQ2uOw, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFWa6od92EI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imYkBwy8i8w, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-wNeLsS-Gk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_v-WWoLAOA

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Funny how Muslims cry “Islamaphobia” when they’re questioned, criticized, or rejected. But they’re so fast to ban and reject everything and anyone that isn’t Muslim. Double standards – they have that in common with Democrats.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Funny how alt-right faux-religious Southern Baptist Nazis wrap themselves in the flag and scream that they’re patriots whenever they get called on their hateful, bigoted, misogynist, un-American behavior.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:13 am

    What a crock of crap. The US does not recognize Sharia law and if they don’t like it, they can go back to the country they came from. This is my country and if you want to live here, you have to abide by our laws. If they have become U.S. citizens, they made a vow to abide by our laws and the constitution.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Islam advances through 4 means: 1. Migration, 2. Intimidation, 3. Violence, 4. DECEPTION. Sharia law is a subversion of the Constitution.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 9, 2019 at 10:44 am

      Just like the American Taliban, the phony religious right. The least Christlike people since Hitler.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:12 am

    The Sheep are not only asleep they are brain dead! Are You FREAKIN joking me?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Unfortunately, I think America is about to learn the true meaning of the phrase “Well regulated militia”. I sincerely hope the PROPER authorities crack down on this before things get out of hand.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:11 am

    The Sharia law, through jihad, was taking over Europe and slaughtering Christians. The Crusades was a response to the problem. Their fault is found in not finishing the job they started. The crusaders should have destroyed Mecca and the Dome of the Rock and abolished Islam forever.
    We didn’t get the roots last time and its back!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:10 am

    HERE WE GO…..BUCKLE YOUR SEATS. IT’S GONNA BE A BUMPY RIDE!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 9, 2019 at 7:09 am

    So tired of this crap. All they do is accuse, no facts what so ever. Democrats have made it very clear. They are so mighty all they have to do is assume and accuse. They do not follow the laws. They can not lead by example. Fact you wanted to impeach two days after the election. You underestimate we the people. Your actions do not lie. Your words do and many times over. The day is coming when there are consequences for your actions. God help us you will experience karma