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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Unfortunately common sense is in short supply. Employers fire people for staying home when they are sick. Private business owners are injured or even killed if they deny entrance to non-mask wearing customers. People are ridiculed for wearing a mask, or sometimes for not wearing one. There is no common sense left.

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Mason City Room May 19, 2020
    Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    REGULAR MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on May 19, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the meeting was held as a virtual meeting via Zoom. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds, Masson, Adams, Lee (audio on-line at 7:21 p.m.). Absent: None.

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

    City Administrator Burnett presented his Monthly Activity Report. Council comments and questions followed the report.

    Consent Agenda: Regular and Worksession Minutes of May 5 and Special Minutes of May 13, 2020; Claims dated May 7 and 14, 2020 in the amount of $5,172,902.72; April Financial Report – Cash Basis; Plaza Mexico – Class C Liquor License, Catering Privilege; Las Palmas Restaurant – Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service; Mills Fleet Farm – Class B Wine, Class C Beer; Homers (New Owner) – Class C Liquor License; Wild Bill’s Billiards – Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service; Music Man Square – Catering Privilege, Class C Liquor; The Sports Page – Add Outdoor Service Area; Reappoint Daniel Worden to the Planning & Zoning Commission; Appoint/Hire Wesley Hardy, Alexander Potter, and Scott Watson as a Firefighter/EMT; Approval to promote Thomas Wollner to the position of Fire Lieutenant; Resolution No. 20-85, approving the 2020 Personnel Policy Manual; Resolution No. 20-86, authorizing approval of a Supplemental Services Agreement No. 1 with Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. for additional services related to the 12th Street NW Reconstruction Project; Resolution No. 20-87, award of contract for professional services to Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. of Mason City, Iowa for the 2020 Street Paving Program; Resolution No. 20-88, authorizing notice to bidders, fixing amount of bid security, and ordering Clerk to publish notice and fixing a date for receiving same, and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for construction of the “2020 Street Rehabilitation Program Project No. 20-1001; Resolution No. 20-89, approving and authorizing execution of an agreement for Temporary Construction Easement between the City of Mason City and ITC Midwest, LLC in conjunction with the “South Monroe Avenue Street Paving and Utilities – RISE Project”. Motion, Adams; 2nd, Symonds that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    FY 2019-2020 Budget Amendments: The Public Hearing was held as per published notice. Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments or objections or anyone on Zoom that would like to comment. There being no comments the Public Hearing was declared closed. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that the Resolution No. 20-90, amending the budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Change of Zone – 15 12th Street N.W.: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Adams that the Ordinance amending the zoning ordinance and changing the boundaries of certain districts therein zoned Z2 Sub-Urban District to Z4 Multi-Use District for property generally located at 15 12th Street N.W., be received and placed on file for Second Consideration. Questioned followed regarding whether there had been any further comments. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Changes to the Floodplain Ordinance: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Thoma that the Ordinance, amending the City Code Title 12 “Zoning” by repealing Chapter 18 “Floodplain Management” in its entirety and adopting a new Chapter 18 in lieu thereof, be received and placed on file for 2nd Consideration. Comments regarding further questions followed. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Encroachment Permit and Sidewalk Service Area Permit: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that the Ordinance be received and placed on file and the requirements of three readings by waived. Discussion followed regarding the reason for waiving a reading, the process and thanking businesses willing to come forward with a creative solution. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Masson and seconded by Jaszewski that Ordinance No. 20-2, amending the City Code Title 12 “Zoning” by repealing Chapter 18 “Floodplain Management” in its entirety and adopting a new Chapter 18 in lieu thereof, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:39 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:54 am

    For years, the nation was engulfed in the Russian collusion myth peddling by Democrats and their allies in the media. It was fanned by the anti-Trump deep state actors that are still working to inflict damage onto this administration .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Sullivan made a mess of this Flynn case and that his overreach presiding over this case is perverting justice. It’s mob rule in his court whether he wants to admit it or not with his decisions.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:53 am

    There is no case against Flynn. There is no prosecutor; he resigned. No one has opposed the motion to dismiss, but Sullivan screwed himself here. He’s totally biased against Flynn, calling him a traitor.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:53 am

    There was a plot to entrap Flynn. There was no evidence to prove Russian collusion. Even the agents who interviewed Flynn said he didn’t lie to them. Flynn has spoken with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, which was part of his job. The FBI and its Trump-deranged officials thought this was a Logan Act violation, which is utterly laughable.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 22, 2020 at 9:25 am

      Why don’t they release the transcripts of Flynn’s conversation with the Russians? why? because they prove exactly why he pled guilty. More justice ignored by the right.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 23, 2020 at 8:39 am

        Bullshit! It was his job to talk to the Russians. The FBI changed the wording to make him look guilty. Get your facts straight or STFU!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 23, 2020 at 9:35 am

          Release the transcript. More lies from the right. And the chief liar/ass kisser. Warrry Laverne Scnyder

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:52 am

    The media hacks are looking at each other and pretending they have absolutely no idea what Donald Trump is talking about when he repeatedly tweets “#OBAMAGATE.” Remember, these are the same geniuses who are always wrong yet expect us to pay attention to their special insights into current events.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:52 am

    You can almost forgive Biden, after all he’s going senile and lives with someone who insists on being called “doctor,” even though she got her Ph.D. for writing a dissertation on community college education. But the “counterproductive” and “irresponsible” parts are all Joe and are unforgivable.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:51 am

    When the President was simply talking about it in hopeful terms, it was easy for journalists to dismiss it. Studies of it possible effectiveness were brushed aside for reports of people on their last legs not being brought back from the edge of death by the pills and presented as if they were what put the nails in their coffins. It was a sick abuse of the public trust or, since we’re talking about liberal media here, just another day in the office.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:51 am

    Countless stories have insisted the drug, which has been taken by millions of people around the world for about 70 years to combat everything from Lupus to malaria, is just this side of cyanide in its deadly powers.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:51 am

    The battle over hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for coronavirus is a testament to just how far gone the left is now. That someone like Joy Behar is paid millions of dollars to spew ignorance on television is a testament to just how far gone merit is. That Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president is a testament to society’s tolerance of senior abuse. These three individual fecal storms of stupidity came together this week when President Donald Trump announced he was taking the drug as preventative measure after being exposed to White House staffers who tested positive, and the result was Olympic-level stupid.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:50 am

    Two weeks ago, in a store in Flint, Michigan, a security guard and father of nine asked a woman to put on a mask. She refused. He asks her to leave the store. She leaves. Her husband and her adult son soon return. The guard was fatally shot in the back of the head. Days ago, in Delaware, a black man is suspected of murdering an elderly couple, an 86-year-old Army vet and his 85-year-old wife, who were visiting their son’s grave at a veteran’s cemetery. In the Flint killing, all parties were black. In the Delaware double homicide, the shooter was black, and the couple was white. In 2018, according to the FBI’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, there were about 600,000 nonhomicide violent black-white crimes each year, with 90% involving a black perpetrator and a white victim.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:50 am

    “Based on the most recent available FBI crime numbers, black male teenagers were nine times more likely to commit murder than were their white counterparts. That’s right, nine times, and the gap in these urban areas is undoubtedly even larger.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:49 am

    Blacks kill twice as many whites (500 in 2015) as whites kill blacks (229 in 2015). Blacks, at 13% of the population, commit 50% of murders, and 90% of black murder victims are killed by other blacks.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 22, 2020 at 6:49 am

    “Blacks commit violent crimes at 7 to 10 times the rate that whites do. The fact that their victims tend to be of the same race suggests that young black men in the ghetto live in danger of being shot by each other, not cops.” The No. 1 cause of preventable deaths for young white men is accidents, like car accidents. The No. 1 cause of deaths, preventable or otherwise, for young black men is homicide.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Do the bars open up tomorrow?

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      Uncle Sam Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      need to spend your gov’t check?

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        IdaMae Reply Report comment

        May 22, 2020 at 10:43 am

        Already spent it. Need to see if I can open a tab.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 11:00 pm

      Who cares about bars? I want to know when Music Man Square is going to re-open.

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    uncle Joe Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Joe “sniffer” Biden.
    Joe “war stories” Biden
    Joe “free my son” Biden
    Joe “we need China” Biden
    Joe “bury Flynn” Biden
    Joe “what was my name?” Biden
    Joe “senator, nope president candidate” Biden
    Joe “are we in Kansas” Biden
    Joe “the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor” Biden

    …and the gaffes go on, yes the gaffes go on!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    No way to hide Biden’s dementia.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    IF the Globe Dem-ette didn’t have covid, they would have no stories, 4 months of Gloom everyday. Maybe a Flynn story on how they use the gov’t to frame him.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      That’s because no Buddy Holly. No revenue.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 8:45 pm

      He pled guilty. He was found guilty and he is still guilty. Just like the impeached President. Still impeached, still guilty

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2020 at 11:26 pm

        Impeachment is the process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official.

        Just like when they police arrest some one, they are still innocent until proven guilty. I suppose that’s only true if they’re liberals.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 22, 2020 at 9:28 am

          Trump was impeached. Flynn pled guilty. Just because the Republicans want to pervert justice doesn’t change the facts.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 10:19 am

    The liar in chiefs latest piece of B.S., that China is helping Biden. Of course, he has no evidence or proof. You trumpanzees will buy into whatever bullshit comes out of his mouth. Keep drinking the Clorox.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 9:07 am

    I voted for Trump and will again in November. It’s a win with a bonus. 4 more years of making America Great Again and 4 more years of Trump, the bane of Obama’s existence, the festering sore that keeps him up at night, the destroyer of his legacy who lives rent free in his head.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      I am prettu sure that Obama lives rent free in Trump’s pea sized brain. That is all Trump ever talks about is Obama. He is so jealous.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 9:06 am

    A poll in our media is like a high school popularity contest, where the result is fixed in the same direction.before the first vote is taken.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2020 at 9:05 am

    The people who are making it illegal for you to leave your house due to COVID-19, are the same liberals insisting we leave our country’s borders wide open.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      It’s a temporary emergency situation, you idiot. Calm TF down.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    The reason agent orange is so afraid of mail in ballots is that it usually resultsin a huge voter response. Anywhere from 80% to 90%+ turnout. All repugs fear strong turnouts and are the party of voter suppression.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    All Obamagate is, is another example of orange man coming up with more bullshit to cover his failure as a president. He is totally incompetent.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2020 at 10:32 pm

      now you know that’s not true. don’t let your HATE, cloud your reasoning.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Heaven forbid these home schooled children learn love, respect, values and the constitution our country was founded under, along with its valuable history as well as the grace of a superior being. And by superior being I don’t mean the socialist government. I’d much rather that children learn to think for themselves than be indoctrinated by our liberal, socialist, political correct schools that teach nothing but government dependency in everything they do.

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      IdaMae Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 8:09 am

      In one Mason City first grade class the children had to make birthday cards for Trump.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Another example of the fact that education does not always equal intelligence. Bodacious is a good example.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      In your case, obviously neither intelligence nor education are present.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    We have taken our kids out from under the veil of their indoctrination. Once again our children can be of free thought and not chain ganged by their godless ideology.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    The BIGGEST mistake of the past 60 years was the phrase “It takes a village!” NO! It does not! It takes a strong family with beliefs and values. “The village” confuses and splits a child and creates chaos in a happy healthy home!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    This old hag is concerned because the indoctrination machine, otherwise known as the public school system, is getting some competition! By homeschooling their kids these parents are protecting and shielding their children from the secular humanistic ideology that a child in the public school system is being taught!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Actually homeschooler’s Parents do not want the propagandist, and being indoctrinated by these so called Liberal Biased, teachers and so called Professors! Brainwashing our Young Youth into believing what they teach!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Wonder if all 7.7 million people in Michigan made a REQUEST in WRITING for an absentee ballot (application) to be sent to them, in order to vote by mail?
    If the answer is no, then this sounds like election interference and fraud to us!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      Governor of Texas has done the same thing. Why not go after him? Perhaps because he is a republican and he is a he? I think so.

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        It's a coincidence Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2020 at 11:07 pm

        Guess who mailed 2 million absentee ballots to voters in his state? Paul Pate. If you don’t know who he is, google his name. I am surprised that the President hasn’t called for his crucifixion.

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          NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2020 at 8:04 am

          Iowa has fewer electoral votes than Michigan, I suppose that’s why Donny aint paying attention. Plus Kim Reynolds follows him around like a lost poodle.

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            Anonymous

            May 21, 2020 at 7:41 pm

            jealous? you want to be his puppy?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2020 at 10:10 am

          He’s also a Republican, and a proud graduate of Kirkwood Community College, also known as Kegwood Community College, due to it’s status as the hardest-partying “school” in the state.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 10:25 pm

      Hey anonymous, now that your original post has been blown out of the water, what do you have to say? A democrat does one thing and its the greatest crime in history, but if a republican does it, it’s ok or don’t speak of that seems to be your way out.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Since these are “unsubstantiated” and “unspecified” crimes, I guess CNN would be just fine if Republicans acted this way toward incoming Democratic administrations. We’ll keep this in mind in the unlikely event Trump loses in November.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    First they get our tax dollars to kill babies.
    Then they’re deemed “essential” and they use our tax dollars to kill babies.
    Then they act like they don’t have enough, so they file to get MORE of our tax dollars to kill babies, through the coronavirus stimulus funding.
    This is repulsive, disgusting and wrong and we should NOT be putting up with it! END ABORTION and remove politicians who refuse to stand up and FIGHT for the unborn!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2020 at 8:51 pm

      Not your country. You don’t get to make the rules.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 10:17 am

      Right-to-life phonies abdicated that position the second they started saying “older Americans should sacrifice themselves to save the economy” and nutcases with automatic weapons, spurred on by the halfwit lunatic in the White House, started barging into Michigan government offices. You’re the immoral, repulsive killers.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm

        Keep babbling.someday you may make a cohert sentence like Joe

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Obama had the power to make a huge positive influence on our country. As the first African American president he could have united all. Instead he chose to divide the people against each other, against the police. He undone everything Martin Luther King accomplished and set the country back. He could have been a great president, but he failed.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2020 at 8:53 pm

      He wasn’t an Uncle Tom President and that is what really bothers you.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 10:20 am

      He did make a huge positive difference, and Trump was elected by jealous racist oligarchs with a mandate to undo every bit of it. Republicans do it every time.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I guess Nancy never read the DEM Memo against body shaming, either. Sophomoric bullying by a woman pulling strings on the Quicksand on her own career that she’s created for herself..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      You support Trump. Don’t even go there…he is a master bully and bullies people every day. That is ok with you? Don’t like it when he gets some of that mouth thrown back at him? Too bad, get over it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    We the American people have low to no income right now. Illegals are not qualified to receive our taxpayer dollars for stimulus pay. Illegals should not have been released throughout the country when they broke our laws to get in. Same with planned parenthood. Please strip all funds that went to them before corona and during it..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    Trump is out of his mind again. Wants to withhold federal funds because a state wants to use mail-in voting in their state. It already happens in a number of states, is he going to withhold funds from them too? Moron.

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    MC joke Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 10:23 am

    7 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR MC:Items were concerned with the multipurpose arena and lagging revenues (which are linked to the COVID-19 outbreak) and costs incurred from an ongoing lawsuit with G8 Development over former downtown hotel plans and the Bushel Boy project that delivered a $35 million facility to Mason City. This town just keeps spending money and will soon bail out or pretty new hockey arena…. They have their excuse Covid. Sound democratic? It is…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Then why are all the people making those decisions Republicans?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2020 at 9:49 am

    AMAZING! Agent orange has told so many lies and spread so much bull shit that even faux news can’t handle it. Says he needs a new B. S. TV network. LOL

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    According to Pelosi, if it isn’t wine, it isn’t good for anyone. It’s time to get this bottle dependent out of Congress. She is just filling a seat that an intelligent person could hold.

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      IdaMae Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      Easy. Donate to her opponent.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2020 at 7:50 pm

        Run Ida Mae RUN

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          IdaMae Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2020 at 12:17 am

          I am crippled and can’t run.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2020 at 5:13 pm

            Crawl IdaMae CRAWL

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Pelosi and a lot of other democrats are trying to practice medicine without a license, I am waiting for the press to remark on that.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      Are they telling people to inject bleach into themselves?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2020 at 6:34 pm

        try and get your story straight.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2020 at 6:40 pm

          Well, are they? Bonespurs idea.

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            Anonymous

            May 19, 2020 at 7:49 pm

            if that is what you understood..go for it

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm

          the story is trump is a f***ING MORON pushing stupid ideas. He’s lying about taking hydroxychloroquine to cover his stupid ass bragging about things he don’t have a F***ING clue about. That covers his entire presidential career.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm

            and that’s just your, irrelevant opinion.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Pelosi talks and acts more each day like a bratty little bully who can’t control herself. You talk about someone who is unfit…it’s her!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Trump has been acting like a bratty little bully for the past 3 1/2 years.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2020 at 8:25 am

        that’s what happens when you bully the bullies

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2020 at 12:18 pm

        More like 72 big fat baby years.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Biden is looking for a VP who is also a ventriloquist so he can sit on her lap and she can speak for him.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Trump is looking for another golden shower from an Eastern European hooker, but Melania won’t go near him anymore.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Any person who testifies before a grand jury has the absolute right to confidentiality. Even from members of congress! That’s guaranteed by the 4th amendment, which protects people from unreasonable search and seizure!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      They have the same rights that whistleblowers have…oh wait, whistleblowers don’t have rights.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2020 at 1:36 pm

        “Whistleblowers don’t have rights”? Well, in the Trump administration they don’t.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Politicians should go to Washington, do their best, and then come home to live under the laws they’ve passed. It’s just that simple. Our Founding Fathers never imagined the rise of the career politician. They envisioned citizen legislators. Elected office was never meant to be a career, nor was it meant to be a vessel for the centralization and maintenance of federal power.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Trump should propose $5000 stimulus checks. He’d be reelected in a landslide.

    • NIT Publisher

      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Probably right about this. He could easily buy this election.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2020 at 4:41 pm

        He is already trying to buy it. If his poll numbers get any worse, here comes $5000.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2020 at 5:44 pm

        He’s probably a Mop pusher. They always win.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 8:27 am

    I’m thinking qwik star will put yes way out of business.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 9:34 am

      Yes Way is the worst convenience store ever introduced. It would be great if they all closed up permanently.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2020 at 10:57 pm

        Kum and Go’s were poor convenience stores. When Yes Ways finally took over there wasn’t much of a customer base left.
        Then driving down South Federal the other day, I noticed an extremely busy Kwik Star, and an empty parking lot at Casey’s.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      It’s called, free enterprise!!!

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Trump is scared of Pelosi and other powerful women.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 8:09 am

    AOC should be Biden’s Veep pick. Either her or that Muslim chick from Minneapolis would be good.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:57 am

    For two solid years whilst the House has been under Democratic control, they’ve done absolutely nothing except spend BILLIONS of our money and obstruct the President we elected to get the job done.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      They haven’t spent anything. Every bill the House passes, Moscow Mitch kills it. Over 450 already.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Right back at ya, Nance. I wonder how many deliveries from the congressional pharmacy pass through your doorway?? The stuttering and mumbling and garbling of words. And all those facelifts and Botox treatments- they can’t be good for you
    Sweetheart, you’re really getting up there, ya know? Maybe a nice rest is what you need?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Says the woman who just had her eyebrows raised about 2 inches, and looks like she has Vaseline on her face constantly. Acts like she’s chewing her cud, and can’t speak a coherent sentence. “Calm Down” Nancy! “ I see everything as an opportunity.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:55 am

    If President Trump mentioned that San Fran Nan’s eyebrows have moved halfway up her forehead in recent weeks, would that be acceptable, too? Anderson Cooper would probably stroke out. Irresponsible, incompetent journalist. Reprehensible representative.

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      May 19, 2020 at 9:36 am

      I agree, she dint need to make it public that Donny is morbidly obese. The guy is fat, leave him alone to nail his porn stars in peace.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:55 am

    In March, the FBI reported over 3.7 million background checks. That’s the most in a single month ever recorded in the history of the NICS, since its founding 1998. That number was followed by 2.9 million more in April, the largest number of checks recorded for that month, too.

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      IdaMae Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 8:18 am

      The FBI did background checks on all the census workers who were hired.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Well who wasn’t expecting this?? Schiffty has nothing else better to do than to dream up ways to waste money and time?? If he spend half his energy doing his job, how much better things would be!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:54 am

    During these times of huge unemployment loss of small businesses and hardship for many, let me understand this, you want to spend millions of tax payer dollars on THIS Impeachment B.S.?? Every single one of you should be fired and sent packing immediately!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Just imagine what our country would be like if the Dems actually worked for the people with the President and against hate.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2020 at 6:03 am

    How long before Iowa legalizes weed? I think in 5 years.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    If Trump loses the election, will he be prosecuted for various crimes like tax fraud and obstruction of justice? He’s running scared.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Does Bannon Trump have down’s syndrome? Something seems wrong with that boy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    They all need to be prosecuted or it will repeat itself. The American people need to wake up and realize that it can very easily start happening to us all. This is how Hitler gained control of the German People. This is on a much grander scale.

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      May 19, 2020 at 9:53 am

      We already live in a police state, where have you been?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    BUS LOADS of the HUGE! Corrupt Gangster Socialist Democratic Mobster operation including communist terrorism supporting Gorge Soros and the mobster Clinton Clinton cartel should be in PRISON NOW! For the safety of America!for countless acts of treason and espionage!.

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      IdaMae Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      There are socialist cells right here in Mason City waiting to receive the secret Chinese signal from madam Clinton to rise up and take over.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Dude, relax… do you need some meds?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 4:43 pm

      You should be in prison for being a dumb ass.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    First place Michelle could be a man as the rumor goes. She cannot be compared to our beautiful First Lady. Michelle hates everything about America especially the people and more so the white people. Melania is so much classier than Michelle. She loves our country. She is kind .. She is so much smarter too. She is beautiful!

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      IdaMae Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2020 at 6:39 pm

      Melania is a Russian spy. She was born in communist Slovenia.

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        May 19, 2020 at 9:43 am

        I honestly think she is a bot or a drugged drone for Russia. This woman is out to lunch, no brain waves detected.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 9:57 am

      I put this comment back up just to say… you need help, son. I pray for you, really. Melly couldn’t run a Wendy’s drive thru, the woman is a bot from the other side of the world, everyone can see this.

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      IdaMae Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 5:57 am

      I’ve read that Barr’s old law firm did lobbying work for the Chinese. Barr could easily be a paid Chinese agent. That’s what I’m thinking.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2020 at 7:52 am

        People without brains can’t think!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2020 at 8:03 am

          So that is your problem. Thanks for clearing it up.

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    May 18, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Board Meeting Agenda | 05/18/2020 – 05:30 PM
    The Board of Directors of the Mason City Community School District, State of Iowa, will meet in the Board Room of the Administrative Center, 1515 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, Iowa 50401, at 5:30 p.m., on the above date. The Board determined that it is impossible and impractical for all members to be physically present at this meeting due to COVID-19 health concerns, and that it is necessary to conduct the meeting by electronic means. The public is discouraged from attending the meeting in person. The Board has provided public access to the electronic conversation. The meeting will be streamed live. You can access the live feed of the meeting at: https://www.facebook.com/MasonCityCSD/live/ .

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 9:32 am

    What’s being done with that old motel on 5th near S. Federal? They been working on it for years.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Being remodeled now.

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        IdaMae Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2020 at 6:21 pm

        It’s being remodeled for the past year. Will it be a motel again?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

          read the Glob or listen to the city council mtgs for updates

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            IdaMae

            May 19, 2020 at 5:36 am

            I’m too poor to subscribe to the globe and am no longer able to attend council meetings.

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            Anonymous

            May 19, 2020 at 7:52 am

            I wonder why?

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            IdaMae

            May 19, 2020 at 8:16 am

            I’m disabled Mr smarty-pants. Hope you feel bad now.

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          May 19, 2020 at 9:52 am

          I venture to guess it will be open way before that fairy tale up the road ever breaks ground.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Should look decent when it is operational… long way to go, though, clearly. Hope they pull all the weeds and clean up the north side of the building.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 9:21 am

    A Jeb-Hillary ticket could bind the wounds of a divided nation.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      wake up….your dreaming

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        IdaMae Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2020 at 5:45 am

        We need a unity ticket to prevent the looming civil war.

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Will the never-Trumpers try to sneak in Jeb for prez at the gopper convention?

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Repubs seem to be obsessed with Obama. Not sure why. I think he is entirely overrated.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 8:22 am

    All the people in the Congress and the governors that don’t want businesses to reopen need to give up their paychecks. And make them stay at home

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Cuomo should be held accountable… Nursing homes are not a place you send people who’ve been infected with a contagious virus.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Eight Years of being President , Obama did nothing for the American People. Only to enrich himself. And still using taxpayers money. Only President that formed a Coup against The American People and our Constitution Republic ! Corruption in the highest..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Now, more than ever, we need a Convention of States to take power back from the political elite in this country. These career politicians should be stripped of the “golden” benefits they voted for themselves and be forced to use the same health and social security plans we must use! Term limits are necessary for both Congress and the Supreme Court..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 6:18 am

    Democrats have managed to corrupt and politically weaponize our FBI. It’s time for the FBI to undergo a thorough and complete agency reorganization… from TOP to bottom..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2020 at 8:04 am

      How long has trump been president? If this is true, and it isnt’, shouldn’t he have fixed this by now?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 6:15 am

    Democrats have no presidential candidate. None, save the touchy-feely clueless guy currently locked in his basement who has a thing for sniffing women’s heads. Former Vice President Joe Biden is drowning in scandals. From his son Hunter’s business dealings with China to the Tara Reade sexual assault allegations Democrats continue to overlook, Biden is as shady as the Clintons are crooked.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Democrats are desperate because they have nothing left in their arsenal.They have nothing left except weaponizing fear about the coronavirus to turn Americans against the president. What truly matters is the truth that’s in the hearts and minds of those who will turn the 2020 election into a landslide victory for Trump. Everyday Americans aren’t buying it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Stupid of them closing the aquatic center. The chlorine and sun will kill and virus there. Now the kids will just go out and cause trouble. If your scared of Corona then stay home.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    While at a local grocery store, I overheard some people talking about possible cases of covid at Sukup and IOOF home.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Graduates, Congratulations on a great achievement.
    A word of advice:
    Obuma is the very last person you should pay attention to.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    This former President Obama is about as disappointing as any in history. His ego and narcissism will never allow him to let it go that this country strongly rejected his economic policies and far left policies.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Now, more than ever, we need a Convention of States to take power back from the political elite in this country. These career politicians should be stripped of the “golden” benefits they voted for themselves and be forced to use the same health and social security plans we must use! Term limits are necessary for both Congress and the Supreme Court.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2020 at 8:30 pm

      Quit spreading your lies or give some proof of what you say.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2020 at 7:16 pm

        common sense or real ideology is not in your playbook

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2020 at 7:04 am

          Once again, quit lying or show some proof. You won’t because you are wrong.

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    China White Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Trump and his minions all hate China now but less than 4 months ago the mad tweeter loved them.
    Jan. 24, Twitter:

    Jan. 24, Twitter: “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!”

    Feb. 7, Remarks at North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit in Charlotte, N.C.:
    “I just spoke to President Xi last night, and, you know, we’re working on the — the problem, the virus. It’s a — it’s a very tough situation. But I think he’s going to handle it. I think he’s handled it really well. We’re helping wherever we can.”

    Feb. 7, Twitter:
    “Just had a long and very good conversation by phone with President Xi of China. He is strong, sharp and powerfully focused on leading the counterattack on the Coronavirus. He feels they are doing very well, even building hospitals in a matter of only days … Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation. We are working closely with China to help!

    Feb. 10, Fox Business interview:

    “I think China is very, you know, professionally run in the sense that they have everything under control,” Trump said. “I really believe they are going to have it under control fairly soon. You know in April, supposedly, it dies with the hotter weather. And that’s a beautiful date to look forward to. But China I can tell you is working very hard.”

    Feb. 10, campaign rally in Manchester, N.H.:
    “I spoke with President Xi, and they’re working very, very hard. And I think it’s all going to work out fine.”

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      China White Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2020 at 5:31 pm

      Feb. 27, Coronavirus Task Force press conference:
      “I spoke with President Xi. We had a great talk. He’s working very hard, I have to say. He’s working very, very hard. And if you can count on the reports coming out of China, that spread has gone down quite a bit. The infection seems to have gone down over the last two days. As opposed to getting larger, it’s actually gotten smaller.”

      Feb. 29, Coronavirus Task Force press conference:
      “China seems to be making tremendous progress. Their numbers are way down. … I think our relationship with China is very good. We just did a big trade deal. We’re starting on another trade deal with China — a very big one. And we’ve been working very closely. They’ve been talking to our people, we’ve been talking to their people, having to do with the virus.”

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2020 at 7:15 pm

        Wow might be human after all if he is allowed to change his mind/opion

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I love the fantasy world that the Trumptards have to live in because their real existence is so profoundly meaningless.
    Trumptards got owned by their false god and are to stupid to know it.

    It’s amazing the lies MoscowMitch and Trumptards spew and believe.
    President Obama literally left them a 69-page Pandemic Playbook…. that Trump ignored
    And an office called the Pandemic Preparedness Office… that Trump abolished.
    And a global monitoring system called PREDICT .. that they cut by 75%

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      what would Hillary have done?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2020 at 6:06 am

      To bad none of that love comes your way. If you don’t like it move. Russia is calling for idiots like you.

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    May 17, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    The MacNider Museum has determined that for the health and safety of guests, artists, and volunteers, the MacNider Museum is postponing its annual Arts Festival until Sunday, August 30th. The Museum hopes to have at that time a summer arts celebration. The Museum will continue to closely monitor state and CDC guidelines related to Covid 19 and will adapt the event as needed.

    Festival may look different than years past due to new guidelines but will have the same community art spirit! Details surrounding the event will be forthcoming as guidelines are developed related to crowds during the Covid – 19 pandemic.

    The MacNider Museum is currently closed to the public, but continues to produce educational art programing that is available online. Check out the Museum’s website and Facebook page to view daily art challenges, lectures, and activities and forthcoming online classes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 11:33 am

    More of those wonderfully intelligent and patriotic Americans who vote red.
    https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/videos/359871454730671/

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    IdaMae Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 9:48 am

    While pence is in China, will he make a secret deal with the Reds?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Where is Mike Pence? Does he have covid 19?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Another federal employee fired by agent orange. He only want ass kissing yes men around him. They tell him everything is wonderful in his fairy tale world. Even trumpanzees should be able to see this.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2020 at 6:09 am

      Trump was being kind. He should have shot the traitor.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Trump isn’t going to do anything about his made-up Obamagate. It is just his way of riling up his base and casting doubt at his opponents. If he was, he wouldn’t be in the Supreme Court right now arguing that Presidents have absolute immunity from anything they do because, if he is successful, it would apply to Obama also. Another bs investigation by his minions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2020 at 6:12 am

      Obama is a traitor and should be treated as such.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    A Michigan barber who reopened his shop in defiance of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s coronavirus shutdown orders had his license temporarily stripped on Wednesday.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 16, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Good.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 17, 2020 at 8:28 am

        He doesn’t have a right to make a living if he follows precautions? Probably cleaner than Wal mart

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          IdaMae Reply Report comment

          May 17, 2020 at 9:36 am

          Subject to the terms of his license, yes.