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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:27 am

    If people can’t get past the headlines or bother to look at original sources, they will conclude the Trump administration was incredibly irresponsible, out of touch, and anti-science. The opposite is true, but media from CNN to Fox News are ganging up on Trump. And people wonder why President Trump finds it necessary to Tweet…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:26 am

    On Friday, CNN ran the headline: “Ex-Trump economist concedes White House was warned of potential pandemic disaster in Sept.” In fact, the CEA advised the White House about what to do if a pandemic hit, but did not give any warning about the pandemic that struck later that year. The White House later used this report’s guidance to put Operation Warp Speed into effect quickly, a program to speed-develop vaccines. Instead of the 10 to 15 years it normally takes to develop a vaccine, following the CEA report, the vaccine may take just 12 months. But CNN would rather not tell you that..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 7:30 am

      Reducing the research on a vaccine from 10 years to 12 months is not safe. How much investigation into the drug can take place in 12 months? Trump doesn’t care. He just wants to say ‘he’ developed a vaccine. Its efficacy and effectiveness don’t matter to him.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Some countries go to the other extreme, declining to count a death as COVID-related if any other cause can be listed. As Birx explained, “Let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU and then have a heart or kidney problem… some countries are recording [that] as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death..”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:25 am

    “I think in this country we’ve taken a very liberal approach to mortality,” White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx recently noted. “If someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death.” Incredibly, a motorcyclist who dies in an accident is added to the coronavirus death toll simply by virtue of testing positive for the disease, even if the virus had nothing to do with the accident..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 7:31 am

      No, a motorcycle death is not counted as covid 19 death. You are lying.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:25 am

    We are being attacked by our own government. And it’s not the Republican government. They are trying every dirty trick they can come up with..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:24 am

    This is why Demoncrap’s can’t win a majority in November. Was it ok when China put a spy in Feinstein’s office everyday for 10 years?? She should be against China big time!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Excellent. A border wall is imperative for border security. It’s one of the ways the Democrats want to ruin the economy. It always was. They want a failed economy so a state of emergency can be enacted. Then they can have the government they really want..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:24 am

    Need a RealUSAPatriot sports league. For all sports.
    And, all individuals participating on all official teams representing the USA should be expected to honor the USA flag and national anthem..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 7:32 am

      Forced ‘patriotism’ is not patriotism.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:23 am

    To continue with the NBAs’ values:
    -Lecture hard working Americans on how racist their country is.
    -Lecture them again when said Americans disagree with that assessment.
    -Act like the champions of all that is right despite what they do regarding China..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Obama was a joke of a President. He is still pissed off that a lot of those same voters that voted for him voted for Trump….. and he can’t stand it..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Joe Biden’s campaign website rolled out “Joe Biden’s Plan to End Gun Violence” and it’s bad. The left tries to mock us and tell us ‘they’re not coming for your guns!’ but it’s becoming more obvious to gun owners that they’re lying.Biden’s platform reads like a gun control nightmare. Some of the items he’s mentioned as goals of a Biden administration include: Banning the sale of guns and ammunition online, including kits and even gun parts…
    Mandating that only 100% smart guns be sold.
    Limiting a purchaser to no more than one gun per month to stop “stockpiling.”
    Banning ‘assault weapons’ and standard capacity magazines.
    Banning so-called “ghost guns” and home builds.
    Mandatory government “buy-back” or registration of some “scary” rifles and magazines.
    Universal background checks on all gun sales (excepting very close family members, only)
    Make anybody convicted of a misdemeanor “hate crime” ineligible to own guns –permanently.
    Create a program where anybody who is no longer allowed to own guns –for whatever myriad of reasons — will be forced to turn them in to the government.
    Allocate government funding to incentivize states to pass “Red Flag Laws.” To which any thinking gun owner replies: How are you going to enforce all this new gun control? Surely not with the police!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Our Government needs to stop all government monies and funding of every kind for all States ,and cities that defund the police departments!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:22 am

    A lot of demoncraps have opened their eyes to what is going on in there party but a lot are still unable to educate themselves

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 3, 2020 at 7:21 am

    The DNC posted the party’s draft platform online, which will be formally adopted during the Milwaukee convention starting Aug. 17. Just two paragraphs of the 80-page document are dedicated to firearms, but not much space is needed when the party is in lockstep. The plan includes:
    Criminalizing private firearm transfers
    Disrupting interstate commerce by criminalizing online firearm and ammunition sales
    Instituting endless “delay” windows for background checks
    Banning the manufacture and sale of modern sporting rifles
    Banning the manufacture and sale of standard magazines
    Enacting licensing schemes to exercise Second Amendment rights
    Enacting ex parte “red flag” laws to seize guns without legal recourse
    Mandating home storage requirements under penalty of law
    Repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to subject the industry to frivolous lawsuits

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Trumpster posters seem scarce nowadays. Even his fans don’t try to defend him anymore.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 2, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      And Melania is just waiting for Donnie’s high cholesterol to kick in.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 3, 2020 at 6:48 am

      Maybe there is a limit mon the amount of B.S. that the trumpanzees can ingest.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 2, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Sorry to see that there are American style nutters in Germany.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 2, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Gopper Congress critters ridicule their own staff for wearing masks. Despicable behavior.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 10:44 am

    When Donald Trump declares martial law in November, will he also shut down the internet?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 8:48 am

    The smart Republicans see the truth in the present administration.
    https://rvat.org/

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 2, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Will Iowa vote for a Dem for prez this November?

    I’m thinking yes. There will be a national rejection of Trumpism.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Trump’s term in office expires Jan 20. If Trump postpones the election or loses and won’t accept the result, he’s still no longer prez on that date.

    Nancy Pelosi becomes prez then if neither one of the candidates is certified the winner.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:41 pm

      The President does not have the power to postpone or delay National elections, dumbass.
      Only Congress has that power and it takes the agreement of both the Senate & the House.
      Even Trump minion, Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, said that is not going to happen.

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        August 2, 2020 at 6:57 am

        My point sailed over your head–regardless of any delay Trump’s term as president does not get extended.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          August 2, 2020 at 10:19 am

          Your point was you are a dumbass, just trying to CYA.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 2, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Possibly, but she would need to be re-elected in her district, Democrats would need to maintain their House majority and that majority would need to elect her as Speaker again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2020 at 8:44 am

    102.7 fm is running a racist ad asking you to support a black owned business in Charles City. I’m sure it’s a good place to eat but just sayin. If you wanted to buy some time saying it was for a white owned business what would their reaction be? But you gotta ask ‘is promoting a particular race necessarily implying hate of other races?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 9:08 am

      Apparently the business needs support. I don’t find it offensive because most businesses in north iowa are white owned. Is that racist? No, it isn’t.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Is it a restaurant? Nothing wrong with advertising black food. Would be a lot better than Iowa white food.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 1, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Your governor must be living in the same alternate facts, la la land as agent orange. She tells you to ignore the numbers. That Iowa is recovering from the pandemic. If she had been on the Titanic, she would have said “ignore the water coming in, the ship isn’t sinking.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Your brain dead governor now says people don’t believe science. Most likely, including herself. What does she believe in? Voodoo? maybe witchcraft? She is a prime example of I-O-W-A (idiot out walking around.)

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Is it true that they’re going to put a giant Dollar General in the mall where Younkers used to be?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Yes, and thats because the city is looking forward to when the new apartments fail, and are turned into low income housing, the losers that will live there won’t have to walk to wal mart for food. somebodies paying attention up town.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Older people in good neighborhoods – You mean HOODS from chitcago/deadtroit bused into good cities!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 31, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      No, places like Grant Village.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Well you know they’re just doing the good work as taught in church.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:49 am

      Don’t forget to ask about housin vouchers

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    FBI suspects Chinese Communist Government espionage of #COVID19 research from Texas’ UT-Austin. This is exactly why the U.S. needs to fundamentally reassess the US-China relationship. We cannot continue to allow the CCP to continue spying & stealing from the U.S.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Here’s your “He sticks up for us” President
    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump
    I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…
    11:19 AM · Jul 29, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

    You think this isn’t a slam at you and your lifestyle? Can’t have those older citizens living in low income housing in good neighborhoods.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:52 am

      I’m not anti-trump but anybody who believes a word he says has got to be way down there on the IQ scale. You just gotta go with what you see happening on the economic scene.

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 11:56 am

    MEMO TO: Residential Building Contractors
    FROM: Kevin Jacobson, Director of Finance
    DATE: August 3, 2020
    RE: Invitation to Bid in MASON CITY

    The City of Mason City is inviting you to bid on general contracts for the rehabilitation of two residential structures in Mason City, Iowa. This work is being financed by the City of Mason City and by a federal rehabilitation grant (CDBG) awarded from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).

    General Contractor bids on the rehabilitation projects for the 2 homes are being solicited by this invitation and by published public notice. Bids received from general contractors who are barred from participation in federally assisted projects, including any of their subcontractors, will be rejected. All bids must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

    You are encouraged to participate in a Contractor’s Open House / Pre-Bid Tour being held Thursday, August 20, 2020, starting at 8:45 a.m. The Project Specifications/Bid Documents (including the Instructions to Bidders) for both projects will be made available at this time. You will then have the opportunity to inspect the homes, review the specifications, and ask any questions of the City of Mason City’s Housing Rehabilitation Technician.

    The Contractor’s Open House / Pre-Bid Tour will begin at the City Hall in Mason City as per the approximate schedule shown below.
    Open House / Pre-Bid Conference Tour Sites
    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    8:45 a.m. City Hall Front Entry Area 10 1st St NW
    9:00 – 10:30 Property #1 618 So Massachusetts
    10:30 – 12:00 Property #2 619 So Maryland

    PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS. ALL CONTRACTORS ATTENDING THE OPEN HOUSE MUST BE WEARING MASKS BEFORE ENTERING EITHER OF THE HOMES. BOTH HOMEOWNERS AND/OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN ATTENDANCE HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO THE SAME. IN OTHER WORDS, ALL REHAB CONTRACTORS AND HOMEOWNERS, THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE PROJECTS, ARE BEING ASKED TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES FROM THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS.

    Sealed bids on each project shall be submitted in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders, which will be available at the Open House. Sealed bids will be received by the City at the office of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) at 525 6th St SW until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020.

    All Bidders are welcome to attend the Bid Openings for the projects, which will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the NIACOG Office. You must wear a mask if you plan to be in attendance.

    Bid security is not required for CDBG/IEDA housing rehabilitation projects. However, each job shall be bid separately and individual bids shall be identified with the homeowner’s name and address. Bids may not be modified, withdrawn, or canceled during the 30-day period following the date and time designated for the receipt of bids.

    Also, in order to bid as a general contractor in CDBG/IEDA Housing Rehabilitation Programs, the following minimum requirements must be met. All contractors must:

    Be registered with the State of Iowa, Department of Labor (INCLUDING SUBCONTRACTORS) *
    Meet any and all state and local licensing requirements (electrical, mechanical, etc.)
    Provide evidence that the contractor meets the LSR Lead professional certification requirements of the Iowa Department of Public Health (Firm Certification and Individual Certification) and that all workers under the contractor’s employment (i.e. employees and/or subcontractors) who will be involved in any rehabilitation that disturbs painted surfaces have each taken an 8 hour LSR course or an 8 hour lead safe work practices course (LSWP)**

    For an update on the IDPH Lead Safe Housing Regulations, or a list of Lead Safe Renovator (LSR) training providers, please contact Steve Weaver of Building Services Group at 515-295-9227

    Be approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) as not being on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD’s) or the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) list of debarred or suspended contractors
    Provide current and active insurance certificates that document the following minimum insurance coverage:

    Class Bodily Injury Property Damage
    Manufacturer and Contractors $100,000/$300,000 $100,000

    Independent Contractors $100,000/$300,000 $100,000

    Product (Including $100,000/$300,000 $100,000
    Completed Operations)

    Automobile (Owner, $100,000/$300,000 $100,000
    Hired, or Leased)

    Workmen’s Compensation Statutory/$100,000

    * Please insure that your fully completed and signed Subcontractor/Supplier List form is included with your bid and that all listed subcontractors are registered with the State OR are in process of registering. This form is included with the bid specs for each property. Failure to provide this form may lead to rejection of your bid.

    ** Please include on your Subcontractor/Supplier List, where requested, the Lead Safe Renovator Certificate # of your Firm, the Individual Lead Safe Renovator Certificate # of the LSR in charge of the project, and the LSR or LSWP certificate # of all workers/crew members; OR state how far along you are in meeting the LSR requirements and expected date of obtaining all LSR certificates. Failure to do so may lead to rejection of your bid.

    PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT ALL GENERAL CONTRACTORS & ALL SUBCONTRACTORS MUST COMPLETE THEIR SECTION 3 EMPLOYEE INTENT TO COMPLY REPORTS. THESE REPORT PAGES ARE FOUND IN THE FRONT PORTION OF THE BID DOCUMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SUBMITTING (PAGES 6, 7, and 8).

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 31, 2020 at 12:38 am

    Considering all the various mutations, can we cease calling it Chinese flu and just call it the TRUMP flu?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    The virus is coming for all of us. Millions will die. It will change our political, social, and religious outlooks.

    A year from now life will be very different than it is now.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 1, 2020 at 8:58 am

      It could be we are facing near total economic and political collapse -which will lead to widespread famine, death and crime. Type in famine on wikipedia and see all the times thru history this has been the end of civilizations. You can’t just re-open a factory if the raw material supply is unavailable, if so many are spreading the virus. What would happen? Political collapse? Who would take over? Martial law?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    it’s called, free enterprise!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    At least Kum & Go left town.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 30, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Rats fleeing the sinking ship?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Will the new quick stars put Yes Way out of business?

    Yes Way’s looking like it’s bee on its last legs for awhile.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 30, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      All NO WAY’S SUCK! Dirty, Nasty! I hope they do!

      • NIT Publisher

        NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        July 31, 2020 at 8:54 am

        I won’t stop at a Yes Way ever again.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 31, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Yes Way has no chance of surviving in MC unless they do business as a joke, like the Globe Gazette. Parent co. prop-up, very little revenue, people driving by and seeing no cars, no customers, little inventory. A total afterthought in the community. Probably vandals spray-paint weiners on the back of their buildings, too.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 31, 2020 at 9:57 am

        If they want to do business as a real joke, just follow the NIT “business model”.
        Oh wait, you’ve got to be a one man dog & pony show to do that.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Fat Ass Orange Man Suggests to delay the 2020 election. Come on Idiot Cult followers! What do you think of your Senile, Incompetent Daddy now??? OH WAIT, you will still bow to him no matter how STUPID AND DUMB ASS this IDIOT has become. Just keeps getting better!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 1:15 pm

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 30, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Now agent orange says he wants to delay the election. Actually he wants to stop the election completely. He would like to declare himself “president for life.” There are some things about China that he likes, and lots of things about N. Korea and Russia too. He would also like to abolish Congress and the SCOTUS. DUMP trump 2020

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    When this new hurricane hits Florida in a few days, will the winds blow the virus away and save Florida?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 29, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    I like it when you’re rough, it makes me tingle.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 29, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      Says Trump to Nancy Pelosi.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 30, 2020 at 8:13 am

        Says Trump to Ivanka.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 30, 2020 at 12:33 pm

          Says joe to schiff

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            Anonymous

            July 30, 2020 at 1:17 pm

            Says Trump to Putin.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 31, 2020 at 7:30 am

        Says your wife to me.