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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Wonder what Fightin’ Joe’s been up to. I’m guessing they got him hooked up to some machines for another week.

    I still think he’ll go with Kamala Harris the cop for Veep.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Half the covfefe-19 deaths are on Trump for his ignorance.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    The US messed around with this virus for too long. Now the only thing that will get us out of this will be some very harsh and restrictive lockdowns like in China.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Once Trump loses the election, Pelosi will put him in a cage and parade him through the capitol building.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    I’m thinking marijuana will be legal in in about 6 years.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Does Mason City have any Confederate monuments that we should be worried about taking down? We better take care of it before antifa comes to town.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      No, the Antifa types wouldn’t waste their stimulus check, student loan or even welfare money to get to little old River City. Maybe not even “Med City”.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    If Trump’s New Hampshire rally is as much a dud as his Tulsa rally, will he withdraw?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    How much time will Trump get after he leaves office? I’m thinking he pardons himself for all federal crimes, but gets 2 to 5 years for New York state tax crimes. He’ll serve six months and be released for health reasons.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    We need mandatory mask orders or we end up just like Arizona in two weeks. Opening schools will be a nationwide disaster.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Does anyone know a good hernia mesh case lawyer?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Why don’t you represent yourself? Thought you went back to school to be a big shot lawyer. I guess that you quit that too, like you have everything else you’ve tried. ( tire houses, making guitars etc.)

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        July 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm

        I’m a newbie here and unfamiliar with the forum lore and gossip.

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          Drifter Reply Report comment

          July 10, 2020 at 12:25 pm

          Be a newbie somewhere else

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            IdaMaeNowFromIowa

            July 10, 2020 at 12:42 pm

            But that would make me like a drifter.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm

      How do you get a hernia from doing absolutely nothing. You’re probably talking about hemorrhoids.

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        July 10, 2020 at 4:36 pm

        I got the hernia working the rodeo back in Idaho.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I watched the Democratic leaders of Congress kneel in the halls of Congress for about 9 minutes for the death of a black man named George Floyd.
    I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Police Officer.
    I have never seen them kneel for a Fallen Soldier.
    I have never seen them kneel for the thousands of aborted babies.
    I have never seen them kneel for a murdered white man or woman.
    I have never seen them kneel for the thousands of black on black murder victims.
    I have never seen them kneel for the thousands of elderly people that died in our nursing homes due to the Corona Virus.
    I have to ask WHY are Democrats are putting the life of George Floyd as more valuable than the lives of everyone else?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 10:18 am

      These are a few of the many reasons I am not a Democrat !!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 10, 2020 at 3:16 pm

        Never seen a Republican kneel for anything either except to kiss trump’s ass.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Avoiding or Surviving a Police Encounter
    I. Thou shalt not commit a crime
    II. If thou dost commit a crime, thou shalt not protest when caught, that is for thine lawyer to do for you
    III. Thou shalt not spout legal knowledge from a google search and argue with an officer
    IV. Thou shalt not drive without a license nor flee when thou is signaled to stop by the police
    V. Remember to keep holy thy court date
    VI.. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s car
    VII. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s big screen TV
    VIII. Thou shalt not carry a gun without a permit, a gun does not bring strength but shows cowardice
    IX. Thou shalt not argue finer points of law in the middle of the night, in a dark alley, while holding a crowbar, standing next to a pried open door
    X. Thou shalt not do unto others as you would not have done to yourself

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Blacks are 13 % of the population. Seems that a minority of people are holding a majority of people hostage.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      A lot of people of other colors stand with the Blacks. You just aren’t one of them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:15 am

    While his city reels from shootings and murders, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spent part of his morning painting a massive “Black Lives Matter” mural in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:15 am

    What a joke New York City has become!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:14 am

    We knew this but now it’s official? It will be between President Trump and the BLM, Antifa, Leftists, and Communists, in November. Which would YOU prefer!? I prefer America!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:14 am

    I’m sure I don’t want the transformation planned by Biden and company.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Great! That means you are moving November 4th then, right?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Stand up for our Country. Don’t let it be destroyed and stolen from us. We must fight for our freedoms and take our Country back.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Democrats are so terrified of offending the angry Left that they can’t:
    – celebrate Independence Day
    – recognize champions for Liberty
    – condemn mob violence tearing apart the fabric of our country

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:11 am

    The police are the only thing that stands between us and anarchy in the streets. If you want to protect your child, teach them respect…”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Teachers indoctrinate: You can find high school graduates who can barely read, but
    know they’re victims of society. They are victims – not of society but rather of the teachers who spent more time making sure they knew they were victims and which bathrooms people should be allowed to use than they did making sure they learned to read and write…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 10:35 am

      If the kids can’t read, it’s because the teachers were too busy being forced to teach creationism and holding active shooter drills to spend enough with them. That’s the world hillbilly child-marrying southern freaks wanted, and have created.

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        Elvis Reply Report comment

        July 10, 2020 at 12:21 pm

        Thank You, Thank You, Thank You very much

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:10 am

    These lockdowns are more destructive than the virus itself it would seem. Ignore CNN. Ignore the panic porn. We’re going to continue re-opening. And maybe this outbreak wouldn’t be as horrific if people, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and othe Democrat Governors, didn’t force nursing homes to admit COVID-positive patients. Call him the grim reaper because that policy killed thousands, the opposite of protecting the most vulnerable, which the media refuses to question on a regular basis. The death toll from COVID has dropped 90 percent since those April highs, but CNN/MSNBC will never tell you that..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:09 am

    It’s become quite clear that the medical class, who excused the non-social distancing rioting over Floyd, is more concerned with their progressive bias and hatred towards the president than actually doling out credible advice. In short, the medical experts are now no better than the clowns we see daily on CNN and MSNBC bashing Trump..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:08 am

    We went from ‘stay inside and save lives’ to ‘what are you doing inside—go out and protest.’ Silence is violence, remember? It cannot be both..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Biden couldn’t even handle himself during a controlled radio interview, angrily sputtering recently that Black Americans “ain’t black” if they don’t support him this November. Just imagine what might come out of his mouth during the live debates with President Trump.
    Biden’s lackluster stamina raises a whole host of other important questions about his mental fitness for the highest office in the land. President Trump has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to lead America. Joe Biden? He can’t even stomach a single extra debate scheduled months in advance..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Biden’s campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, emphatically declared that Biden would participate only in the absolute minimum number of debates he possibly could. It’s easy to understand why Biden’s handlers are so eager to isolate their feeble candidate. For the past several months, Biden has appeared visibly exhausted at campaign events, mentally fatigued during media interviews, and forgetful during speeches. .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent decision to duck a fourth presidential debate tells you everything you need to know about the presumptive Democrat nominee’s rapidly depleting stamina: the man is already too tired to run a full campaign against President Trump..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Why was Newman Catholic schools, a religious & tax exempt entity allowed to access Federal PPP loans up to 1 million dollars?

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 9:24 am

      The entire federal response to coronavirus is a giant grift. The state response is as bad. Giving $$$ to bars. Sad!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Because they have teachers and other employees, that;s why. Why did Mason City Schools get it? They will just waste it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        What part of being a religious entity & not paying any taxes do you not comprehend?
        Other “businesses” pay taxes but not Newman Catholic.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 7:54 am

    These lockdowns are more destructive than the virus itself it would seem. Ignore CNN. Ignore the panic porn. We’re going to continue re-opening. And maybe this outbreak wouldn’t be as horrific if people, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and othe Democrat Governors, didn’t force nursing homes to admit COVID-positive patients. Call him the grim reaper because that policy killed thousands, the opposite of protecting the most vulnerable, which the media refuses to question on a regular basis. The death toll from COVID has dropped 90 percent since those April highs, but CNN/MSNBC will never tell you that.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

    It’s become quite clear that the medical class, who excused the non-social distancing rioting over Floyd, is more concerned with their progressive bias and hatred towards the president than actually doling out credible advice. In short, the medical experts are now no better than the clowns we see daily on CNN and MSNBC bashing Trump.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Ever stop and think why so many people “hate” DJT? Everyday you complain about so many people who hate this “man”. He stokes hate, it’s a sickness, he could be a solid 50%+ if he’d kept his piehole closed and his phone off. I think it is you and about 29% left out there who are going down with the ship, at this point.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

    After the Floyd riots, there were spikes in areas, where, shocker—protest activity was high. Yes, this virus is real and it’s still contagious, but death rates have not spiked to their April highs. The lockdowns are done. And the best part is that once the nationwide unrest, rioting, and protests were dying down, you knew the media was going to pivot and say we had to go back inside. Nope. We’re not doing that.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 9:29 am

      Still a lot of protests out there, just little to no destruction. You wouldn’t know that because the media left it alone now, nothing to sensationalize. They are still out there.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

    I’m done with the medical experts. If they didn’t know, which is obviously the case, then say that. Don’t lock us up, which gave Democratic governors the ability to arbitrarily enact draconian measures. It’s nonsense.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 10, 2020 at 7:52 am

    After weeks of being told to stay inside, don’t be selfish, and help medical workers from being overrun, it was suddenly okay to go outside and riot over the officer-involved death of Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. If these so-called medical experts could flip like that, then this virus was never a big deal from the start.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 9:30 am

      officer-involved death … you spelled “murder” wrong

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    I think Trump has blocked me on Twitter. Is that legal?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 7:47 am

      I think that it was Jack. cha ching!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 7:48 am

      The Mormans did it when they kicked you out of Idaho!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    My prediction stands – whichever party jettisons their stupid, corrupt, racist, demented nominee first will win.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    If Trump goes to the pen, will Melanomia lose her green card? Since Baron is an anchor baby, maybe not.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    What’s up with this national coin shortage? Why did Trump allow it?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Melanomia and Fat Donny want to open the schools and use the kids to kill all the teachers and parents achieving world domination before the election.

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      Ida45East Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Well, they better hurry then, because the democraps are doing a darn good job of killing as many babies as they can.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 10, 2020 at 7:40 am

        When you are losing and you have no defense, go back to the abortion issue and try to guilt people into believing you are righteous. Killing people of color is fine. Republicans voted to not give stimulus checks to pregnant women because the fetus was not a person until it was born but when talking abortion, the fetus is a person at conception.

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          Sending for a friend Reply Report comment

          July 10, 2020 at 9:33 am

          Sorry killer, much like you a fetus can’t even sign its own name. Who said it was alright to kill anyone anyway? When your losing, why bring up the issue, if you feel guilty, that’s on you. So I don’t think there is any defense needed. My conscience is clear. Maybe your Republican party comrades will send you some cash, then you will feel better about yourself.

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            Anonymous

            July 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

            Hope your friend is more literate than you.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Trump better work a deal soon for his withdrawal from the race in exchange for no prosecutions. I’m thinking by the tenth of August and he’s out.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups are running through our streets and causing absolute mayhem. They are DESTROYING our cities and rioting – it’s absolute madness.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 4:34 pm

      The cops aren’t far left. What are you talking about?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      lots of this happening RIGHT NOW! Manly is being overrun! Same with Rockwell and Nora Springs. It is HORRIBLE!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    The murders from last weekend have to stop. The entire narrative from the left is corruption to the highest. I am at a loss as a normal citizen to do anything. No matter what the left does seems to only embolden them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    The voting population is about 30% Republican and 30% Democrat.
    The remaining 40% are people who don’t really follow politics or news. They are busy working and trying to provide for their families.
    It will be interesting to see how this plays out in November. I think Democrats already know the answer and are pushing the mail in voting. They know they’ll lose, so cheating is the best option.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    When democratic mayors and governors allow rioting and so forth what can you expect. And they blame everything but their own policies.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Time for a sweeping change…. The Democrats DON”T care about anyone besides themselves.. AND that is their political friends and allies. NOT the American Citizens even the ones that voted for them. This is why they are OK with erasing history… THEY KNOW they are and have been the problem all along…. THEY would like that point forgotten all together…. VOTE RED!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Anyone who has ever been to Atlanta, say to a tradeshow and stays downtown understands the place is dangerous and has problems, before all of this recent stuff. I wouldn’t go there willingly if I was paid.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Atlanta is a wonderful city. The only people scared are racist from small towns.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Democrats are mean violent people remember they support the murdering of late Term abortions you cant get any more violent then that

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    Washington is such a beautiful state that people are flocking to move there along with Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, New York and New Jersey so they can reap all the benefits of getting screwed by the political leadership in place in those states.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    According to Joe Biden, if police roll up to an active shooter situation in an armored vehicle, the officers are the enemy….. then let it sink in.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    So liberals, I must ask… why are you not trying to erase these names from history?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Margaret Sanger supported eugenics & forced sterilization for low IQ, handicapped & “undesirable” black people. Democrat Stephen Douglas was a notorious racist who compared blacks to animals. Democrat Robert Byrd was a notorious Ku Klux Klan leader who filibustered the Civil Rights Act.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    The Democrats are trying to erase our history simply because it illustrates the inherent racism of the Democratic Party throughout this nation’s history. So, their extreme left accomplices tear down and deface any historical marker that damages the reputation of the party that shelters them from prosecution.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Sadly most kids are not taught accurate history in schools and come out with fabricated ideals and beliefs. They learn from textbooks with bias. They may not even know who Margaret Sanger is and what she stands for. They know one fact and create a narrative to fit it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Democrats are the party that we’re slave owners in our past. The systemic racism we talk about has its past in this party. Seems they have forgotten their past.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 6:17 pm

      WE’RE???? (WERE) You are a completely, illiterate idiot just like all FAT ASS ORANGE MAN SUPPORTERS!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Omar is so ungrateful to this Country. After been rescued from near starvation, she wants to dismantle it. If she hates the USA so much she can return to her birthplace.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Every time Omar opens her disrespectful mouth she violates her Oath of Office! Omar is more of an Enemy Agent than Representative of the People!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Omar is a disgrace and not a true American. Oaths should be taken on the bible. Her only goal was to destroy our rights and freedom.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are sure punking Trump a lot recently.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    As a small child, I was often mistaken for a Jap and beat up. That explains my hostility to racists.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 3:21 pm

      Greeks don’t look like Japs. You are making shit up again.

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        July 9, 2020 at 3:48 pm

        A year from now the Don will be penniless and incarcerated. Jared and Ivanka will be entering plea deals, and Melania will have taken Baron to Slovenia to hide out from the Trump gang.

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        July 9, 2020 at 3:52 pm

        I am half Vietnamese and half Irish.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    I’m thinking that Maxine Waters would be a good pick for FBI director under Biden.

    Do you agree?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks to the Don, the hit on Michael Cohen will succeed and Trump will walk on all charges.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Among recipients of PPP stimulus money in Iowa: Des Moines megachurch Lutheran Church of Hope which pays NO taxes, but got more than $2 million. They pretty much admit they’re a business, so they and the other that get into politics should get taxed.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 2:49 pm

      I like the Lutheran Church of Hope. They bucked the governor by staying closed longer than she wanted, they spoke out about racial injustices, and they have pretty much stayed out of the political arena. They don’t condone gay marriage (they will not perform marriage ceremonies for gays), but they support LGBT people. Oh, one thing, guess who is a member of that church? Initials K.R.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 9, 2020 at 3:27 pm

        Nobody cares what you like, this isn’t your personal diary. No organization that doesn’t pay taxes should have gotten a dime of TAX money, and this church is barely a church at all. Their primary purpose is getting kids from their choir on competition shows like American Idol, which they’ve done several times. Then they promote the kid’s work and take a percentage of his earnings. They want to be a religious record company, and that’s what they’re doing, while paying no taxes, but taking tax money.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 9, 2020 at 5:35 pm

          Where did you come up with this information? Enlighten us please.

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            Anonymous

            July 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

            It’s been an open secret in Des Moines for a few years now, not to mention the extensive nationwide media coverage. Try to keep up. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/entertainment/2017/11/21/voice-the-voice-iowa-church-two-singing-sensations-jon-mero-chris-weaver/854079001/

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            Anonymous

            July 10, 2020 at 4:13 pm

            I knew about Mero and Weaver. Both were talented singers who did quite well on the national stage. I also have read this article which makes no mention of Hope receiving a percentage of their income. If they both tithe, that is between them and the church. You should probably read the article again. Sounds to me like you must be someone who has little talent and is jealous of someone else’s ability. Hope is the largest church in Iowa for a reason and it isn’t because they want to be a record company.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Enraged Trump orders Michael Cohen back to prison where he hopes he catches the virus and dies before testifying against President.

    Will the nation allow this?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Slovenians burn fellow Slovenian Melania in effigy.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/melania-trump-statue-set-fire-slovenia-july-fourth/

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      any worse than toppling statues of abolohists?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

      LOL she probably did it herself. Did you see the pictures of that thing?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 10, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      They still practice burning WITCHES at the stake! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    InaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Covid-19 is so deadly that the govt ordered Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen to be released from prison early, but it’s also so benign that we need to be packing the nation’s children back into their schools pronto?

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Effective at 8 am, July 9, 2020, the City of Mason City is implementing new protocols for the wearing of face coverings in City Hall and other city-owned facilities in response to recent increases in COVID-19 cases in Cerro Gordo County.

    The City facilities have been operating with protections and protocols in place since the beginning of the virus response. This implementation of the use of personal protective equipment (face masks) is for the safety of the public and our coworkers in the new wave of infection in the county.

    The following policy is effective at 8 am on July 9, 2020:

    PUBLIC FACILITY POLICY AND REQUIREMENTS

    For the protection of life, health, safety and property as affected by reason of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), which resulted in a statewide declaration of a public health emergency, the following requirements are hereby established by the City of Mason City.

    Purpose, Effective Area.
    This policy is being issued to limit the health impacts of COVID-19. This policy sets forth requirements for the public to utilize face coverings inside of public facilities owned by the City of Mason City to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

    2. Effective Date and Time, Limitations.
    The Public Facility Policy is effective starting on the date of adoption and will remain in effect until further notice.

    3. Definitions.
    Face Covering shall mean a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one’s hands. Face Coverings include, but are not limited to, bandanas, medical masks, cloth masks, face shields, and gaiters.

    4. Face Coverings Required.
    All persons shall wear Face Coverings when entering and while inside the publicly accessible areas of any City of Mason City building. This requirement shall be in effect within the City regardless of any less restrictive County or State orders or guidance concerning face coverings.

    5. Face Coverings for City Workers.
    This policy does not modify the requirements for usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by city employees as established by separate policy.

    6. Exception(s).
    Nothing herein shall require the wearing of face coverings: by children under the age of 12, while participating in a physical activity, while eating or drinking, or by persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition and who present a medical verification to that effect.

    7. General Information for all Persons.
    Pursuant to Federal Centers for Disease Control guidance, the public is strongly encouraged to wear cloth Face Coverings that: • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face; • Are secured with ties or ear loops; • Include multiple layers of fabric; • Allow for breathing without restriction; and • Are able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.

    8. Most Restrictive Standard Controls.
    To the extent any State and/or Federal regulations, orders or laws are more restrictive than what is set forth herein, such orders control.

    9. Signage Required.
    Any property that is subject to Section (4) of this emergency rule must display signage in a prominent area of the property that informs members of the public about the requirement to wear Face Coverings while entering and within the property.

    10. Enforcement Process.
    Any person with operational control of a property or area covered by this Regulation may notify any person entering that property or area of the requirement to wear a Face Covering and any person who does not comply with such a Face Covering request or with Face Covering signage required under this Regulation must leave the property or area that requires a Face Covering or shall be in violation of this Regulation.

    11. Severability.
    In the event that any section, provision, term, or requirement of this policy is deemed invalid, illegal, or unenforceable by a controlling Court of Law or by Federal, State or Local statute, code or ordinance, such section, provision, term, or requirement shall be excluded to the extent that it has been deemed invalid, illegal, or unenforceable. All other sections, provisions, terms, and requirements shall remain in full force and effect.

    REMEMBER – A face covering is not intended to replace the protection of staying home when you are ill. No one is allowed to enter City Hall if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

    While the terms, locations, area designations, etc. in this document are specific to City Hall, the general procedures will apply to other facilities. Each department may have supplemental policies and guidelines for specific facilities and operations that must be adhered to based on departmental needs.

    City staff is asking residents help slow the spread of COVID-19 by doing their part to keep family, friends, neighbors and our community safe. The City’s priority is protecting the health and safety of our residents and continuing to serve you.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Will Biden name Ilan Omar as secretary of state? I’m thinking she could help restore our reputation with the third world.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:49 am

    I’m thinking Trump will get the virus and resign. If Pence gets it then and resigns, Pelosi becomes you commander in chief.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:45 am

    If schools open back up as normal it will be an absolute disaster. The admin has given up on containing the virus.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:41 am

    As we watch attacks on law enforcement escalate, calls to get rid of police grow and violence explode… Biden sees an opportunity to reshape the country. And that should scare the hell out of everyone.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:40 am

    The ONLY thing DEMENTIA JOE is gonna transform if he becomes Prez, is the oval office into a DIAPER CHANGING ROOM !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 11:23 am

      Trump has already done that. Can’t control his bowels.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 9, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        Sure he can. He pisses all over liberals.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 9, 2020 at 3:31 pm

          No, he literally can’t control his bowels. That’s what that midnight trip to Walter Reed was about, because he shat the bed in the presidential bedroom. The story that he suddenly needed a “checkup” in the middle of the night was ludicrously insulting. Now it’s quite obvious that he wears adult diapers.

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            Anonymous

            July 9, 2020 at 7:59 pm

            film at 11:00 from Russia

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:40 am

    ‘Transform America’? I believe I have heard that from another Democrat running for the presidency. Anyway Biden has been in DC for over 40 years and has done NOTHING. Plus in a fairer country he and his son would be in court to explain their nefarious deals with foreign governments.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:39 am

    If anyone should love this country, it’s Ilhan Omar. Here is a nation that welcomed her with open arms, provided her opportunity for a better life & elected her to the U.S. Congress.How does she repay America? By calling for the dismantling of the U.S. economy & its entire system. Hating America is now a pillar of the Democratic Party.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      You hate her because she’s an attractive young lady you wouldn’t have a chance with.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 9, 2020 at 5:36 pm

        No, it doesn’t make any difference that she is attractive. No woman wants him. Even the nasty ones.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 9, 2020 at 7:58 pm

          that’s why she got elected…looks, no wonder Hillary lost

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:39 am

    I will never understand the hatred people have for this country, they only need to look beyond our borders to see how bad it can be for people and that is what they are clamoring for here…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 12:56 pm

      You mean like the BS that limp weakling Tucker Carlson said about double-amputee war hero Sen. Tammy Duckworth? She could kick his ass, and yours, even without legs.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Omar was obviously planted here to do exactly what she is doing. That is what Obama did and is still doing. She is probably on a long list of payrolls. She should be deported.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Omar is a traitor and should be treated as such. Striped of Congress. Tried appropriately.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Striped? Learn English you moron.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 9, 2020 at 11:36 am

        He or she can’t learn…because being a Trumptard is terminally stupid.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Are you starting to get it now parents; helping your child be successful in LIFE is the last thing colleges care about on the LONG list of far left liberal agendas.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:37 am

    They are not teaching anything, it’s mostly brainwashing. Look at the college students rioting, disrespecting police and others. They don’t have enough intelligence to get a job, a place to live and a life. Sitting out in the midst of other rioters, screaming obscenities and generally doing nothing is their life until they crawl back under their rock.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      The first things that Facists, Nazis, and wannabe dictators do is attack educational institutions, because they know they have no chance of well-informed people being on your side. You’re the traitor here.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Higher Education at its finest. Rail against capitalism all while racking in the highest possible margins and less amenities. Trade school kids trade school

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 11:21 am

      It costs money to operate a business even if it is in the education business. Revenue is down, costs are up. Thanks Trump.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:36 am

    We need to put colleges and universities out of business until they are no longer indoctrination centers rather than centers for learning.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:36 am

    What a bunch of bullsh-t! They charge the same $$ for online classes and they do for on campus classes…me thinks we have a clear cut case of out & out greed & puffed- up egos. What a crock of crap!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:35 am

    It’s all a part of the plan to get Trump to resign in exchange for immunity for his vast crimes.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Trumpo required to turn over tax info to NYC DA. El Presidente facing looong prison terms if not reelected. It’s sad.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2020 at 10:35 am

      No, he is NOT! It was kicked back down to the lower court. Supreme Court denied hearing it at all. Like all liberals, you lie!

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        July 9, 2020 at 10:40 am

        “denied hearing” it lol. The court held his claim of Presidential immunity to prosecution was BS. He is free to contest the charges as any other citizen.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:32 am

    We can either be a nation of spoiled brats or the greatest, freest nation in the history of the planet. We can’t be both..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Why is it always the dumbest people who demand the most respect? Smart and successful people command it, dumb people demand it. No smart or successful person ever beat someone else because they weren’t shown the proper respect..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:31 am

    The police are the only thing that stands between us and anarchy in the streets. If you want to protect your child, teach them respect..”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Politicians cower: Liberal politicians are sniffing the throne of people whose allowances they should be cutting off. As the song goes, “I believe that children are our future…” Yes, they are the future, but it’s not the future. We don’t let them make decisions impacting the country for the same reason we don’t let them smoke and drink – they’re idiots. All the teaching in the world, even done properly, means nothing without real world experience, and sitting around doing a Zoom chat with friends about how oppressed people are doesn’t count as experience. Nor does having been grounded..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Corporations pander: In the hopes of not being the next target, large companies are funding this grift thinking they’ll be spared. All they’re doing is losing the audience they should care about – people with jobs and money to buy their products – while only postponing the attacks on them. Other than a corporate meeting room, the only place on the planet where you’ll find smaller content in the front of underpants is in political office..