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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    And the reason they are uninformed voters is journalistic integrity is dead. Most mainstream media outlets are nothing more than propaganda machines. Many of the uninformed don’t know how or are too lazy to verify a story before taking it as the truth.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 10:50 pm

      That is not correct. Journalistic integrity has nothing to do with it. It called laziness. It is much easier to believe the lies so that is what they do. Someone today on one of these posts said Thank God for Trumps tweets because that is the only place they can hear the truth. That is scary but it is the way things are.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    how or are too lazy to verify a story before taking it as the truth.
    For as long as Bernie (and Liz and Joe) has been in Washington and has a record of doing very little, I’m surprised that anyone believes that he will ever be able to accomplish his big ideas. He will not.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Do they realize the Democrat party stole the election from Bernie in 2016? Does anyone really believe it will be different this time?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    They sure showed that in black and white….Schitt left a lot of information out and just put in what sounded good to him…Schitt is a disgrace to our nation..He shouldn’t be in any office let alone a house of representative…I guess that is all the kinds of people California has to offer…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      Yeah, Ronnie Reagan was a real piece of shit.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Whistleblower Complaint Left Out Game-Changing Detail: US Gov Was Aware 4 Months Before Trump-Ukraine Phone Call That Ukraine Intelligence Planned to Open Investigation Into Hunter Biden’s Firm

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Those that blame others for wrongdoing are usually trying to cover up their own! I believe Adam started writing his book somewhere back in 2016, and has been adding to it ever since! How in the Hell can anyone possibly believe any of his fictional BS?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    We’re All Horrified at what you and your cohorts in the Media are Not Doing – Factual and Investigative Reporting!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Omar was given a fair chance. Having been elected from a past that is now coming back to haunt her. But that pales to compare her actions while in Congress that clearly display a high level of disdain and hatred toward America in all her values. This woman should be taken out office charged with treason and a spy for her actions supporting Iran alone

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    The FBI has opened up an investigation on Omar….Investigating her marriage to her brother, receiving fraudulent student loans…immigration fraud…..Lying under oath.. ..Her world is set to be crashing down

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      More bull from the heifer. The only people who are reporting this are extreme far right wacko sites. No proof, no corroboration, no facts.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 5:28 pm

        That’s why it is called a investigation you Dumb Ass!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Going on 19 years ago, Muslims attacked America— **BIG TIME**. Muslims have been trying to encore that atrocity —AND WE VOTE THEM INTO OFFICE ? Have we forgotten September 11, 2001 already ? Or are we simply trying to set-up another 9-11 ?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Trump has forgotten. He is cozying up to Saudi Arabia the country that 15 of the 19 terrorists were from. They buy lots of American stuff so anything they did in the past is forgotten and forgiven.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm

        He just kicked 12 Saudi’s out of the country That is 12 more than Clinton and Obama combined.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2020 at 10:53 pm

          Ha ha ha. Why did he leave Saudi Arabia off his no fly list?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    What a shit show. Must be a diversion of some sort to develop a plan of action for retaliation to bigger issues.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    It’s obvious the Obama administration knew about the conflict of interest between the Biden family and U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine. The Democrats’ own impeachment witness, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, testified in her closed-door deposition that the Obama administration specifically prepped her to answer questions regarding Hunter Biden and Burisma during her Senate confirmation hearing.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Any proof of that or are you just making shit up again?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    There has been information uncovered about a meeting that took place in Jan. 2016 among officials in the Obama White House, the alleged whistleblower and various Ukrainian officials. Discussed during the meeting were concerns about Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings and how Hunter’s position would impact prosecution efforts against the company. A copy of an email conversation between State Department official Kate Schilling and New York Times reporter Ken Vogel. The email chain shows the New York Times reporter was writing a story about the meeting in question, specifically the concerns about Hunter Biden and Burisma. The Times squashed the story shortly after Joe Biden announced his run for president, as the email chain between The Times reporter and the State Department official are dated the week after Biden’s campaign announcement. Was The Times protecting Joe Biden, or did the Biden campaign manage to kill the story?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    The Democratic Party has been trying to oust Donald Trump since day one. It’s been an unhinged pursuit that was finally captured in one sentence by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY): “He is a dictator.” Nadler said of the president. Yeah, and this is an impeachment move by Democrats that isn’t political or partisan in any way; it’s not a cause of celebration. Please—this was done to appease the base and yes, the personal agendas of House Democrats. They tried to make Russian collusion into a thing. It failed. And now we’re off on this Ukrainian phone call where Trump supposedly threatened to withhold aid unless a corruption probe was opened into Hunter Biden’s board position at Burisma. This case is shoddier than the Russian collusion allegations that have been exposed as media myths. There is no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, though for two years we were told the walls were closing in on this administration. There is no such thing as an elected dictator. Nadler and his ilk have just shown what many of us already knew, which is that the impeachment push itself, not Trump’s actions, are what’s really corrosive to the Constitution and the institutional integrity of the country. The Democrats have no case. It’s a partisan witch-hunt, which is why the president has rightfully made things very difficult when it comes to this circus. There was no evidence for the collusion goose chase. There is nothing to the quid pro quo allegations. With no one watching this impeachment trial, Trump’s approval numbers approving, and swing-state voters decidedly against this move, Nadler had to do something. Heck, Jeopardy was getting better ratings than this sad, pathetic show the Democrats have subjected us to over an election loss. So, he calls the president a dictator. I’m so sorry this is happening to you, Nadler the Hutt. This is what happens when you have no case. When you know you’re going to lose, throw all the punches, even if it makes you and your party look like idiots. The Democrats are doing nothing but helping the president win re-election, and with this outburst—he’s proven that Democrats aren’t worried about job creation, national security, or making lives better for the people they’re supposed to be representing. They just want to get rid of Trump and they’re acting like students from middle school in the process. Grow up! We won. You lost.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Despite a warning from the Senate sergeant-at-arms for senators to remain silent as the Democratic impeachment managers laid out their case against the president, a so-called quote read by lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) elicited several responses from Republican senators Friday evening. Rep. Schiff was referencing a CBS news report claiming a Trump ally had warned GOP senators, “vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.” But many senators responded to Rep. Schiff, saying aloud, “That’s not true.” The lead impeachment manager seems to have alienated some of the very senators the Democrats were hoping to peel away from the Republican majority on important votes like calling forward new witnesses and subpoenaing documents. Republicans are VERY angry about Schiff’s decision to reference that CBS “head on a pike” report. Murkowski says “that’s where he lost me.” Barrasso says “whatever gains he may have made, he lost all of it — plus some — tonight.” Of course Adam Schiff would overplay his hand. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea for the Democrats to let the Schiff show continue on in the Senate. Leaving aside the graphic imagery that heads on pikes conjures up, Schiff’s comments certainly seem to have alienated key GOP senators. But maybe the Republicans knew just how much rope the Democrats needed to hang themselves.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    It is increasingly apparent that Cristine Blasey Ford’s testimony is riddled not with false memories, but outright lies.
    That’s quite the accusation, so let’s present the evidence as told by Ford’s boyfriend who says:
    Ford had no fear of flying, even in a prop plane in Hawaii
    Ford coached her girlfriend on how to take polygraphs
    Ford had no fear of tight places or claustrophobia
    Ford made mo mention of sexual assault to him in six years
    Let’s give Ford the benefit of the doubt on point four. Let’s assume she was that traumatized by the event. What do you have? A pack of lies.
    Please consider Blasey Ford’s Kavinaugh Testimony Unravels After Ex-Boyfriend Refutes Key Claims. Yes, I believe Ford’s accuser. She is just another Liberal liar.
    Why?
    Unlike Ford, her accuser genuinely has nothing to gain.
    He cites specific instances that are likely verifiable including an apartment where Ford lived that was 500 sq. ft.
    He accuses her of credit card fraud. This should be easy enough to verify.
    Ford’s testimony about installing a second door on an apartment as an escape hatch has already been blown to smithereens. It turns out that the second door was likely put in to accommodate tenants that Ford leased a portion of her home to.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:09 am

    If you think that the financial “aid” we give to other countries doesn’t find its way into government officials bank accounts, you are wrong. Especially in these totally corrupt nations. So Biden, withholding “aid” is actually him extorting the Ukraine president. I don’t understand why people can’t see this for themselves.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:09 am

    It’s night and day to compare Mike Pence Family to Biden family! Pence family is good moral Christian Family! Put ourselves Biden’s shoes? most of us would have sent our son to a drug rehab instead of to Ukraine to do suspicious business. We voted President Trump in and are sick and tired of the attempted coup!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:08 am

    We, the people, are tired of this corruptness! Let’s start investigating the Democrats that have become so rich while in public office!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Schiff is a joke, as are the Biden’s. What a joke hearing Schiff speak of foreign influence with our elections when our system is so flawed including illegals, multiple votes from one voter, missing absentee ballots, and no ID required. Laughable!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Giving the government authority to regulate 97% of the land in Iowa IS GOVERNMENT OVERREACH AND BAD FOR IOWA FARMERS. Do you people even read the articles or just the headlines? Educate yourselves by looking a little deeper before you speak.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:02 am

    People from California understand these ridiculous rules. Basically the feds control every puddle of water on your land. People want to cry gloom and doom. I remember well pollution in the 60s and 70s. Today is nothing like then, not even remotely close. Quit trying to spread the false narrative that we are destroying the environment!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:02 am

    I am reading a book about the insane regulations of Medicare and Medicaid. Really, we need to get some of the regulations reviewed. They cost us so much money. These are the “cuts” he is looking at for Medicare and Medicaid. The Dems will put a negative spin on it to make seniors scared. If you saw the process these regs go through… and the fraud for those who benefit from them….

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Federal government most definitely does not need to micro manage 97% of Iowa’s lands. The restrictions imposed were too strict. This does not mean that the state can’t impose certain restrictions to help protect the streams and rivers but this is certainly a step in the right direction!! We don’t need big government to regulate everything. It got out of hand under Obama!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Under the Obama admin., Iowa suffered from uncertainty, excessive regulation, and federal overreach. Those days are gone. I appreciate President Trump for taking the necessary steps to rewrite.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Our son worked for ten years paying his student loans off in full, can he get his money back? We gave him our old car, $125 a month on a our credit card for gas and Raman noodles, if he ran out.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Elizabeth Warren’s student loan forgiveness plan may be a hard sell for a very specific population: financially responsible Americans. Ms. Warren was recently confronted on the campaign trail by an angry father who said the Massachusetts Democrat’s policy rewards irresponsible behavior and penalizes upstanding citizens. “My daughter is in school. I saved all my money just to pay student loans,” the man said during a Jan. 12 event in Marshalltown, Iowa. “Can I have my money back?”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 7:59 am

    This is what TAX SLAVERY looks like!
    Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the tableAt which he’s fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway! Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass. Tax all he has Then let him know That you won’t be done Till he has no dough. When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He’s good and sore. Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he’s laid… Put these words Upon his tomb, Taxes drove me to my doom…’ When he’s gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax. STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’ I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!! GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      Yep, that’s what Trump and his billionaire buddies are doing to us, all right.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 1:41 pm

        You freakin idiot. Trump cut taxes and regulations. These include state as well as federal taxes and were accumulated over years and years.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2020 at 5:09 pm

          You are so stupid llaarree. Of course he cut taxes, he cut them mostly for himself and his rich friends. First thing he said at a party at MarLago was I just made you all a whole lot richer.

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            Anonymous

            January 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm

            Bull Shit, You are a freakin IDIOT. Check your 401K if you are smart enough to have one. Check the employment rolls. Check the earned income for the middle class which has improved faster than any other class. As I said you are a freakin idiot.

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            Anonymous

            January 25, 2020 at 11:03 pm

            We are $1 trillion in debt and it is growing every day.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 25, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Are there no provisions for firing Congress people? They have not worked a day for the people. They blatantly spend tax dollars on whatever trip, ceremony, meetings, social gatherings, etc. In a private business, an employee would be fired, in a heartbeat. It is open embezzlement. They give themselves raises, with no discussion given or vote taken by the taxpayer. The list is actually endless. Surely, there is some way, besides voting them out. It is just idiotic that they can do whatever they please, with no penalties or termination.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 8:05 am

      Good morning bot. Keep on ranting your crazy s**t.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 1:42 pm

        What’s the matter? To tough for you to understand? You must be a Dumb Ass Teacher.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2020 at 5:12 pm

          Sorry llaarree. You don’t understand. You can’t fire congresspeople. You have to vote them out and you can only vote out 2 senators and 1 representative.

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            Anonymous

            January 25, 2020 at 5:34 pm

            Hey stupid, read the comment and do it real slow so you can understand it. Ignorant people like you just don’t blong here do you thief.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      Yes, there are provisions for that. They’re called elections. If don’t live in their district, you don’t get to use them though.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Pete Buttcrack is a punk kid that likes men. Yes, he’s gay

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      What are you, the only person in North America who didn’t know that? He’s never hidden that, unlike you, said it during his campaign announcement, and his husband has appeared with him at events. Mayor Pete is also a decorated military veteran who served in the Middle East, and can take anything you can throw at him, even with you hiding behind the keyboard like the coward you are.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    I swear Pelosi is drunk.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Don’t forget, Soros is related to Adam Schiff by marriage.. that explains a lot doesn’t it. He was the biggest $ contributor to Obama & was known as Obama’s ‘sugar daddy & puppet master. . He currently contributes to many Democrats.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      Bullshit. That’s a complete lie.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    This monster Soros is so very evil!! He is the source of the fundings to rip THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA apart. He has filthy fingers in so many things that are poisoning this world, yes I said this WORLD!! He wants a one world order so he can run the whole show. Someone needs to take him down!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      That is damn funny. Soros is almost 90 years old. If he wants to rule all, he better get it done soon because he doesn’t have a lot of time left.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 1:43 pm

        You dumb ass liberals wouldn’t understand the truth if it bit you in your fat ass.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2020 at 5:13 pm

          How is that old man. Look at you. You are what? 85? You don’t have much time yourself.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Gore made a fortune with misinformation and yet he travels on a huge SUV, fly private and have a mansion that consumes lot of energy. The hypocrisy its stunning.!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    9/11 was very real, granted the climate is changing and has been changing since the earth was created and will continue to change till the end of time.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      What the hell does climate change have to do with 9/11?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 1:38 pm

        Climate change caused 9/11. The same people who were behind 9/11 are behind climate change hoax

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 1:44 pm

        Ask Al Gore. He was the stupid liberal S.O.B. that said they were the same.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 25, 2020 at 11:05 pm

          No, that was you. Unless Al is channeling through you. Could that be?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Old ”Hoot Owl” Gore never met a lie he didn’t like. After all he created the internet & the movie “Love Story” was written about him & Tipper. What a jerk!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    So glad Gore and Hillary will never be our President. He is so typical of Democrats. Lies everytime he opens his mouth.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      No, that would be you, right here. Try to cut and paste something a little newer than 20 years old, too, would ya?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    And Bloomberg wants to take us down the same climate warrior path(that lines his own pockets) that this nutcase Gore wanted…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      You must really be hard up for something to whine about. Bloomberg’s campaign is going nowhere.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 1:45 pm

        Just like the rest of the Democrats. With any luck at all Biden will go to jail with his son. They can cut cost and share a cell.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Don’t forget Gore cast the deciding vote transferring the Social Security Fund into the General Fund allowing politicians to use it as their personal cash box! That is the one thing Trump wants to change about S.S.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Manager Adam Schiff has suggested we put ourselves in the Biden’s shoes.
    I would assume that if you did what the Bidens did – allowing Hunter Biden to turn Ukraine into an ATM machine receiving an estimated $3 million from one of the most corrupt companies in a corrupt country – I dare say you should expect some questions coming your way. If you are a Republican, you could expect Mr. Schiff to be your worst nightmare.
    If VP Pence and his son were in this spot, I’m confident Mr. Schiff and our Democratic colleagues would be demanding someone look into this matter, not simply sweep it under the rug. Every media outlet in the country would demand an accounting and Democrats would be howling for an investigation.
    It is clear to me that the House managers are misleading the Senate and the country when they say that the Bidens’ conflict of interest in Ukraine is baseless and has been debunked.
    When this trial is over, I expect either congressional oversight or an independent investigation into the Biden matter.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    This compromised elitist Schitt should be indicted immediately for covering up evidence on Biden, conspiracy against the president and obstructing justice.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    *- They sent more troops and armament to arrest Roger Stone than they sent to defend Benghazi.
    – 60 years ago, Venezuela was 4th on the world economic freedom index. Today, they are 179th and their citizens are dying of starvation. In only 10 years, Venezuela was destroyed by democratic socialism.
    – Russia donated $0.00 to the Trump campaign. Russia donated $145,600,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But Trump was the one investigated!
    – Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to the State of the Union. President Trump Invited victims of illegal aliens to the State of the Union. Let that sink in.
    – A socialist is basically a communist who doesn’t have the power to take everything from their citizens at gunpoint … Yet!
    – How do you walk 3000 miles across Mexico without food or support and show up at our border 100 pounds overweight and with a cellphone?
    – Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wants to ban cars, ban planes, give out universal income and thinks socialism works. She calls Donald Trump crazy.
    – Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones To get her to go away. I don’t remember the FBI raiding his lawyer’s office.
    – I wake up every day and I am grateful that Hillary Clinton is not the president of the United States of America. The same media that told me Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of winning, now tells me Trump’s approval ratings are low.
    – “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”— Margaret Thatcher
    – Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws; She thinks that they are racist. You need to have a photo ID to attend her town hall meetings.
    – President Trump said — “They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in their way.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    *This lying Hypocrite Gore has been using this lie to line his pockets.for years. Do yourself a favor go to the weather channel and check the 10 day forecast. Then check it again i a few days, predicted rain goes away, temperatures go up or down etc… My point they cannot predict with accuracy 10 days, BUT they claim to know what will happen in 10 years???? Come on Wake up! .

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      Gore isn’t running for anything! It doesn’t matter what he thinks!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    *The Democratic House Managers’ hypocrisy is on full display: they’ve spent most of their time lecturing the Senate on aid to Ukraine, yet four of them voted AGAINST legislation that provided the very same aid they’re lecturing us on.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 8:11 am

      It is called rule of law. Just because they voted against it, doesn’t mean they have no right to insist that it is followed.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    *Obama need to realize he’s not important any more, he need to zip it and disappear, wrecked the US when he was supposed to make it better. Absolutely worst POTUS ever

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    *Biden is out of his mind. Maybe they are more American than he is, but so is the President of Mexico. And he actually thinks he can be President?????? The man is a legend in his own mind!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    *Biden has sold his soul to get elected. Will promise anything. Backpedaling Joe. Changed his mind on a lot of things. Why? So he can get another vote. Do you trust someone who is squirming and constantly changing positions. I don’t. He’s a snake

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      That’s Trump who sold us out to Putin. He couldn’t sell his soul because he never had one.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    *I don’t see the crime in asking a foriegn country to investigate corruption. That is NOT a CRIME! Doesn’t matter if the request is about a guy running for public office. That does NOT affect an election! It might effect the guy running because he has done something wrong. It’s the President’s duty to seek those answers. There has been no crime committed here. This is all political BS!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    *And now we know why Nancy Pelosi held the Articles sooo long! They were strategizing for this Schiff Show! Preparing these ridiculous Amendments and all of the supporting documents so they could use this time, basically, to lay out their case before the actual start of the trial. Sneaky little Schiffs!!! Go Get’em Jay Sekulow. Don’t give an inch because we know they’ll take 1,000 miles. They don’t play by the rules! They bend, stretch and fabricate the rules. Team Trump!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      She didn’t hold anything, she couldn’t submit anything until the congressional holiday break was over! Were you drunk the entire time, and blacked out through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    * Hi I am the democratic party and since the year 2000 we have never accepted responsibility in defeat. We feel entitled to win every election and make up ridiculous accusations if we lose to justify defeat to our sponsors.

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    Impeachment=Circus Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Stopped by to read comments.

    It’s obvious there are a lot of people that don’t understand America is in a Culture War. A war that uses political correctness to destroy free thought.

    When a phone call to seek inquiry into foreign corruption with the use of our tax dollars is considered a crime, this country has lost its way.

    There is no interference in our election looking into corruption by anybody running for public office. While it may interfere with a candidate seeking a nomination, that is part of politics. It’s the President’s duty to look into corruption regardless of who it affects.

    We have a whole group of people that want to create a problems when there isn’t one. This is all politics and a waste of time and the taxpayer’s money!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Hey, guess what? It is January 24, 2020, and Trump is still impeached!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Hey, guess what? It is January 24, 2020, and you’re still an UNPATRIOTIC IDIOT!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2020 at 5:43 pm

        I am a patriot. Trump is still impeached.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 24, 2020 at 6:06 pm

          Wrong again. All charges dismissed tomorrow, fool.

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 7:15 pm

            Free beer tomorrow.

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            Anonymous

            January 25, 2020 at 1:04 pm

            They can’t dismiss them, what’s done is done. It’s like being indicted. You may or may not be convicted, but have still been indicted.

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            Anonymous

            January 25, 2020 at 1:40 pm

            Trump can do anything he wants. He is the dully elected president.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 26, 2020 at 8:32 am

      Hey guess what? Next week he will be found innocent of all charges and S and Schitt will be jailed for treason along with goofy Pelosi.

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    January 24, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Library, 2nd Floor Board Rm 1-21-20
    Mason City, Iowa 6:04 P.M.

    MINUTES
    CLOSED MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in closed session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Board Room of the Public at 6:04 P.M. on January 21, 2020. 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, Lee, Adams, Masson, Jaszewski, Symonds. Absent: None.

    CLOSED SESSION: The Mayor noted the Council had entered into Closed Session upon an affirmative vote during the open session of a Special Council Meeting pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(c), Code of Iowa to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body.

    The matter was discussed.

    Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that Council return to open session at 6:45 P.M.: AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

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    January 24, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Library, 2nd Floor Board Room 1-21-20
    Mason City, Iowa 6:04 P.M.

    MINUTES
    SPECIAL MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in special session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Board Room of the Public Library, 1st Floor, Classroom A at 6:04 P.M., on January 21, 2020. 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: Masson, Lee, Adams, Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds. Absent: None.

    1. Closed Session: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that Council proceed into closed session pursuant to Chapter 21.5.1(c), Code of Iowa to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Council adjourned to closed session at 6:04 P.M.

    Council reconvened in open session at 6:45 P.M.

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 6:45 P.M.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

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    January 24, 2020 at 8:30 am

    NOTICE
    The City of Mason City and AFSCME Union Local #1367 will be meeting to negotiate the union labor agreement and present the Union’s initial contract proposal on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room in City Hall in Mason City.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Biden is out of his mind. Maybe they are more American than he is, but so is the President of Mexico. And he actually thinks he can be President?????? The man is a legend in his own mind!!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      You and Trump are clearly terrified of him

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Biden has sold his soul to get elected. Will promise anything. Backpedaling Joe. Changed his mind on a lot of things. Why? So he can get another vote. Do you trust someone who is squirming and constantly changing positions. I don’t. He’s a snake

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      You and Trump are clearly terrified of him.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2020 at 6:08 pm

        Afraid of that blowhard and you??? Ha, ha ha. Civil war coming and you won’t be around.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:08 am

    I don’t see the crime in asking a foriegn country to investigate corruption. That is NOT a CRIME! Doesn’t matter if the request is about a guy running for public office. That does NOT affect an election! It might effect the guy running because he has done something wrong. It’s the President’s duty to seek those answers. There has been no crime committed here. This is all political BS!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      It most certainly is a crime. Your wet dreams won’t change that.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      Repeat from earlier:
      I have no problem investigating Biden. The problem is Trump asked a foreign government to announce an investigation into Biden. If he wanted to stop corruption, why not go with our FBI like he should have? Or his own attorney general?

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    January 24, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Here are some interesting points to think about prior to 2020, especially to my friends on the fence, like moderate Democrats, Libertarians and Independents and the never Trump Republicans and those thinking of “walking away” from the Democratic party:
    – Women are upset at Trump’s naughty words — they also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.
    – Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal.
    – No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. Did you figure it out yet? But wait… there’s more…
    – Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year. Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege. And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.
    – President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America!
    – We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally. We are fighting evil.

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      January 24, 2020 at 8:07 am

      – They sent more troops and armament to arrest Roger Stone than they sent to defend Benghazi.
      – 60 years ago, Venezuela was 4th on the world economic freedom index. Today, they are 179th and their citizens are dying of starvation. In only 10 years, Venezuela was destroyed by democratic socialism.
      – Russia donated $0.00 to the Trump campaign. Russia donated $145,600,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But Trump was the one investigated!
      – Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to the State of the Union. President Trump Invited victims of illegal aliens to the State of the Union. Let that sink in.
      – A socialist is basically a communist who doesn’t have the power to take everything from their citizens at gunpoint … Yet!
      – How do you walk 3000 miles across Mexico without food or support and show up at our border 100 pounds overweight and with a cellphone?
      – Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wants to ban cars, ban planes, give out universal income and thinks socialism works. She calls Donald Trump crazy.
      – Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones To get her to go away. I don’t remember the FBI raiding his lawyer’s office.
      – I wake up every day and I am grateful that Hillary Clinton is not the president of the United States of America. The same media that told me Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of winning, now tells me Trump’s approval ratings are low.
      – “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”— Margaret Thatcher
      – Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws; She thinks that they are racist. You need to have a photo ID to attend her town hall meetings.
      – President Trump said — “They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in their way.”

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      January 24, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      “Women are upset at Trump’s naughty words — they also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.” – the vast majority of those were bought by men, as gifts to their wives and girlfriends, most of whom were horrified. The women pretended to like them because they actually got a present for once, and of course it was really a present a man bought for himself, just like the stupid “sexy nightgown.”
      “Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal.” – Women of all political persuasions have defended her, unless she was parroting a Trump lie everybody knew was wrong, which she did a lot.
      “No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. Did you figure it out yet?” – We’re fine with walls, just not ineffective insanely expensive ones, with contracts given to Trump cronies. We’ve figured out a lot more than you.
      “Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year.” – Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of George W. Bush, is the co-host of Today with Hoda & Jenna, the fourth hour of NBC’s morning news program Today, a job for which she has no credentials other than her name. She makes $4 million per year, four times what Chelsea Clinton is paid. “Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege.” – She speaks on many topics, including that one.
      “President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website.” – A flat-out lie, and at least Obamacare actually does some good for the working poor. The wall is a welfare program for Trump’s billionaire donors, who got the contract to build it without bidding.
      “We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally. We are fighting evil.” – More lies. If you have your way, we’re one election away from full totalitarianism. You ARE the evil, masquerading as good, which is the worst kind.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:06 am

    And now we know why Nancy Pelosi held the Articles sooo long! They were strategizing for this Schiff Show! Preparing these ridiculous Amendments and all of the supporting documents so they could use this time, basically, to lay out their case before the actual start of the trial. Sneaky little Schiffs!!! Go Get’em Jay Sekulow. Don’t give an inch because we know they’ll take 1,000 miles. They don’t play by the rules! They bend, stretch and fabricate the rules. Team Trump!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Bullshit. Congress was on the holiday recess, so there was nobody there to send anything anywhere, and nobody to receive them. She submitted them as soon as Congress reconvened.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Hi I am the democratic party and since the year 2000 we have never accepted responsibility in defeat. We feel entitled to win every election and make up ridiculous accusations if we lose to justify defeat to our sponsors.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Hi I’m the actual statistics, and Democrats and Republicans are pretty evenly split in election victories since 2000

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 am

    *GABBARD BE CAREFUL….Look what happened to Epstein

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah, Trump’s buddies had him killed so he couldn’t release all those pictures of Trump and Epstein together. They’re out there anyway though

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2020 at 4:22 pm

        That would be the pictures with Clinton. Clinton, Epstein and Weinstein. THE other THREE AMIGOS

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 am

    When Rudy posts his comments at noon today you freakin idiot liberals will be running for cover.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Radicals always go after the 1st and the 2nd at the same time. Why? Because that’s how every tyrannical government likes their subjects: disarmed and silenced!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Talk about Malicious prosecution and procedural due process violations! Now…go arrest those responsible. Carter Page had to do jail or prison time because of this! Continue the investigations right up to the last POTUS. This didn’t happen without his knowledge.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      He was an agent for Russia. He was being investigated long before Trump announced his run for President and Trump was told not to put him on his staff. He did so anyway.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2020 at 6:51 am

        Just another Democrat lie. One of so many they can’t even be counted.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      You trumpers really love the Russians dont you?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2020 at 8:05 am

        What did the “Russians” ever do to you exactly?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 24, 2020 at 8:20 am

          They’re trying to undermine this country that is what. Your head is so far up your ass that you can’t see that?

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 12:38 pm

            And how is that, exactly?

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 2:04 pm

            Your head up your ass? I don’t know how you did that, please tell us.

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 6:41 pm

            the Russians put their heads up your ass, why?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    The Justice Department concluded two of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants authorizing the surveillance of Carter Page were “not valid,” according to a court order declassified Thursday.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Absolutely correct. Congress is the most corrupt governing body in the history of the world. We need term limits, paid minimum wage, no lobbyists, and they also have to live with and by all laws they make. No exceptions or exemptions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:05 pm

      If you only pay minimum wage, think about the quality of workers you would get….and that’s probably the type of person you want there so the president can run over them so much easier than he can now.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    It is more than just losing trust. It is the exposure of the total lack of competency. Pelosi is totally out of it. Not able to form a coherent sentence. Watching the video of Schumer talking to empty chairs in the Senate. A Member who thinks Guam will tilt or sink. Maxine Watters heading the finance committee. A nutcase like Tlaib being forcefully dragged out of a meeting screaming everyone was crazy! Omar trying to form a simple one sentence question on a subject she knew nothing about. If the voters in November fail to extricate Congress from the hold these people have in our government, I have no hope for the future of this country.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      You hate and fear women so much it’s no wonder you drink so much

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    It’s time for term limits for all elected officials so they don’t have years to get entrenched in corrupt dealings.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    GABBARD BE CAREFUL….Look what happened to Epstein

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Biden is another one who is so corrupt it makes you sick. His whole family were given jobs while he was Vice President making millions with no experience.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Sounds like the Trump familia.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2020 at 7:25 pm

        Malarkey. C’mon man. Another PINOCCHIO POST

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 24, 2020 at 11:38 am

          What experience does Ivanka or Jared have?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    I really feel that we’re living in the twilight zone, Who in their right mind would say something so stupid? I am so fed up with these Democrats stupid ideas that make absolutely no sense!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Bloomberg is the bad guy. He wants to grab power and make Americans government dependent with no guns to fight back.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Calm down, his campaign is going nowhere

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    So Schiff was Involved in a conspiracy with the whistleblower therefore he should recuse himself altogether!!! This makes Schiff a LIER through and through!!! Totally corrupt!!!! The case should be thrown out altogether!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      trumpie has lied over 10000 times in 3 years.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2020 at 5:48 pm

        15000

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2020 at 10:19 pm

          *who told you that, I know you cant count that high.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2020 at 5:58 pm

        Bullshit! Prove it.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2020 at 6:08 pm

          you prove he hasn’t. How do you like that old man? Your own tactics thrown right back at you.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 23, 2020 at 6:10 pm

          Washington Post

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            Anonymous

            January 23, 2020 at 7:27 pm

            Washington post? Heehaw, heehaw, heehaw, heehaw.

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            Anonymous

            January 24, 2020 at 9:05 am

            USA Today

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 27, 2020 at 5:12 am

          Trump: I have never met Parnas! DID YOU trumpTARD see and hear the videos???!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Pushing this Indoctrinated Kid as the FACE of Global Warming is Child Abuse….Changing the NAME of the Lie’s…changes NOTHING ALL You Global Warmingist..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you Mr. President to take a stand with Pro Lifers! The First President ever to have the decency to stand up for Life!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    So sorry our country is going through this. All of it is a show. In the end, Trump will not be impeached. What a waste of our tax dollars. No one in their right mind needs to vote for a Democrat.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      He is already impeached. One of 4 US Presidents. Great achievement.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Someone needs to get prison time for consulting to overthrow a newly elected president of the United States.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      “Consulting”?! LOL put down the meth!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Greed and vaulting ambition is what fuels the Democratic party. Their fear is that President Trump’s directives to Barr and Guiliani will uncover how deeply entrenched within foreign policy I Really feel that we’re living in the twilight zone, Who in their right mind would say something so

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 24, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Either learn to spell and get better at cutting and pasting, or stop taking up space here, you make no sense

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    January 23, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Mason City Park and Recreation Board Officers

    Mason City, IA, January 15, 2020 – Mason City Park and Recreation Board Election of Officers was held at the regular Mason City Park and Recreation Board meeting January 14, 2020.

    Officers elected were Kyle Easley as Chairman, Troy Levenhagen as Vice Chair, Royce Echelberger as Secretary.

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    January 23, 2020 at 8:53 am

    2nd Floor Conf. R, City Hall 1-16-20
    Mason City, Iowa 6:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    COUNCIL WORKSESSION

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in Worksession pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall at 6:00 P.M., on January 16, 2020. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called, there were present, Mayor in the Chair Schickel and the following Council Members: Lee, Jaszewski, Adams, Thoma, Masson. Absent: Symonds.

    Jacobson highlighted the Capital Improvements Fund by yearly comparison. The funds included Local Option Sales Tax, GO Bonds, Road Use Tax, Storm Sewer, Water, Sewer, Sanitation and Ambulance.

    General Projects Fund: Jacobson provided a review of the General Projects Fund, advising it was pretty straight forward and staff was asking for $92,000.

    Storm Sewer Fund: Jacobson reviewed the projects, stating the S. Monroe Paving & Utilities Project was a carry-over that would probably not be done this year. He also noted the City was paring back projects for 2021. The projects amounted to $471,000 and that included carry-over balances, adding staff was not looking at an increase in rates this year.

    Discussion followed regarding steadily increasing rates and industrial usage.

    Ambulance: Jacobson stated the debt would be paid off in 2021 and they were anticipating that $250,000 of revenues over expenses in operating would take care of the capital request, noting they would continue to try to stay above $250,000 in reserves. Burnett pointed out there would be ambulance replacement as revenues allowed and they had been running pretty lean, but were optimistic that the recently approved contract with GEMT would bring more money into that fund.

    Sanitation Fund: Jacobson advised they had not replaced a vehicle for a couple years so it was now time, adding the increase was $0.40 a month ($12.05 minimum) and the fund was looking solid for the next 5 years. He also stated right now collections were ahead of schedule and he did not see this as being a major issue and rates had to increase in order to maintain the fund with Burnett adding equipment for sanitation had gone up considerably and had outpaced normal inflation.

    Water Fund: Jacobson discussed various projects proposed in the fund, advising the 12th Street NW Reconstruction and the Water Tower Maintenance Program were carryovers. He stated within the Water fund there was $275,000 in excess Operating revenues to be used for Capital and $942,000 in GO Bonds to be abated with Water Revenue. The monthly increase for this fund would be $0.71 or $28.05 a month (water portion) for the average homeowner using 500cf or a projected yearly increase of 2.55% (1% increase for operating and 1.55% increase in debt service).

    Discussion followed regarding Well #15 and a request for a presentation on Jordon Aquafer as it pertained to the City of Mason City Local Wellfield Report.

    Sewer Fund: Jacobson reviewed the projects included in the fund and explained how staff was trying to methodically build (increase) rates so the impact to the citizens wouldn’t be as large when it came time to start the Nutrient Reduction project. There were approximately $1.8 million in projects, with $700,000 in Operating revenues with some reserves being used to fund the projects. In addition, $585,000 GO Revenue Bonds would be abated with Sewer revenues and concluded by stating the average homeowner would be seeing an increase of $0.49 ($17.66) or a projected yearly increase of 2.83%

    Discussion followed regarding the Televising and Collection System Sewer Repairs Project, the Nutrient Reduction Program.

    Local Option Sales and Service Tax: Jacobson discussed when a vote would be held for this (2022) and reviewed the projects. He referred to the items highlighted, stating one of the bigger items was leased vehicles, explaining staff had identified ways to turn the vehicles around quicker and a cost and analysis had completed and it was determined that there should be a cost savings. In addition, he discussed the Debt issue for the Highline Trials and the items listed under Parks and Recreation and advised $400,000 would be transferred to Debt Service to be used for RCR bonds. Jacobson stated there was $1.9 Million for projects and $325,000 in Local Option Sales Tax Reserves and with $341,000 transferred out to Road Use there would be total funding sources of $1,883,394.00

    Comments followed regarding the status of the Highline Trails, leasing vehicles and the Iowa Great Places Grant.

    Road Use Tax Fund: Jacobson highlighted the projects and explained they were looking at $1,989,031 for the Road Use Tax fund which would be bonded money.
    G.O. Bonds: Jacobson reviewed the projects and stated these projects would increase the fiscal year 2022 Debt Service Levy by approximately $0.33 with current debt paid off and reducing the levy $0.22 for a net increase in the levy of $0.13. Jacobson also stated there was $3,075,000 in carryover funds, $8,700,000 outside sources (RCR Project) and $1,989,031 in Road Use Tax GO Bonding. He also stated the $8.7 million could increase the Debt Service Levy by up to $0.75 depending on the State credits and that amount could be affected by the increase in incremental values within the downtown TIF district.

    Discussion followed regarding State Tax Credits, TIF, backfill, need for a charging station, etc.

    Outside Funding Sources: Jacobson stated the items in blue were TIF funded and a few projects had grants as the primary funding source, but noted if the revenues did not come in the projects would not happen. He also mentioned there would be a rate increase in Internal Services which was something that hadn’t happened for several years. Jacobson stated the CIP plan had $29.8 million in projects which meant a monthly $1.60 increase over the year for projects identified in 2021.

    Discussion followed regarding the Debt Service Levy and CoRL and DoRL.

    Conclusion: Jacobson stated with the projects discussed the following increases would apply for Enterprise Funds:

    $0.71 water increase
    $0.49 sewer
    $0.40 sanitation
    $1.60 a month Utility Rate & Levy Increase for an average user (500CF) or a yearly increase of $19.20 for the average homeowner

    The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:50 P.M.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

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    January 23, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Alleged Whistleblower Overheard In Obama White House Consulting With Adam Schiff Staffer About How to Remove Newly Elected President Trump

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Dems look really bad.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 10:54 am

      When? Where? Provide some proof, or it’s obvious you just make it up.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Can the president not say that the reason he was holding up the
    Money is he is responsible for not wasting our money and he wanted to be sure that it was not going to Biden and his son . Look how much money they have wasted on all this Shit_____

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      I have no problem investigating Biden. The problem is Trump asked a foreign government to announce an investigation into Biden. If he wanted to stop corruption, why not go with our FBI like he should have? Or his own attorney general?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:31 am

    House wants the Senate to FIND the Crimes & Laws Trump Broke…House can’t even do THAT Job Right.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 25, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Not true. The House listed the crimes in the bill of impeachment, now it’s the Senate’s to try the defendant, Trump.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Thank you Mr. President to take a stand with Pro Lifers! The First President ever to have the decency to stand up for Life!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 23, 2020 at 11:59 am

      So if your daughter, If you have one, gets raped by an AIDS and every disease possible person, she should have that baby? HUMMMM….!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 23, 2020 at 2:07 pm

        And I am sure he would have no problem raising that child, right?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 25, 2020 at 1:15 pm

        You mean like Tiny Hands Trump?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Pushing this Indoctrinated Kid as the FACE of Global Warming is Child Abuse….Changing the NAME of the Lie’s…changes NOTHING ALL You Global Warmingist.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

    WHY or How is there a Trail….When NO LAWS Have been Broken?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 23, 2020 at 8:29 am

    First time I’ve ever seen a Witness Testify but NOT be Cross Examined On Direct Testimony.

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    January 23, 2020 at 8:29 am

    “I MISS BILL”
    It doesn’t matter what party you belong to, this is good natured political humor from a Canadian TV show, where a black comedian said he misses Bill Clinton… “Yep, that’s right – I miss Bill Clinton” He was the closest thing we ever got to having a real black man as President. He plays the saxophone. He smoked weed. He had his way with ugly white women. Even now? Look at him… his wife works, and he doesn’t! And, he gets a check from the government every month. Manufacturers announced today that they will be stocking America’s shelves this week with “Clinton Soup,” in honor of one of the nations’ distinguished men. It consists primarily of a weenie in hot water. Chrysler Corporation is adding a new car to its line to honor Bill Clinton. The Dodge Drafter will be built in Canada. When asked what he thought about foreign affairs, Clinton replied, “I don’t know, I never had one.” The Clinton revised judicial oath: “I solemnly swear to tell the truth as I know it, the whole truth as I believe it to be, and nothing but what I think you need to know.” Clinton will be recorded in history as the only President to have sex in the Oval Office between the Bushes. It’s just been announced by Dell that a new computer will be introduced to the market in the near future. It’s the Bill Clinton model featuring a 6 inch hard-drive and no memory.

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    January 23, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Chief Justice Admonishes House Managers & Trump Defense Team…..WTF…Wasn’t the Republicans OR Trump WHO broke any Laws or Started this STUPID SHIT keeping YOU Up late at night & Wasting Your Time… Roberts…Look & Start with the LYING POS Who’s the Lead LIAR in charge of the POS Democrats….then Schumer & Pelosi