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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Before I relocated here from Idaho, I’d heard that the north side of Mason City was dangerous. Is it true? I’m concerned about going north of Fairway tomorrow. Would it be safe?

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      I presently live in the little Dixie section of the South side.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Liz Cheney is scary looking. Is she the lesbian daughter?

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      Coco Reply Report comment

      July 5, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Are you hot for her or what? You two ought to date. Of course she’d want you to wear a bag over your head in public. She does have standards.

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        July 5, 2020 at 1:03 pm

        I looked it up. Liz is actually the cross-dressing son.

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          Ida45East Reply Report comment

          July 5, 2020 at 3:56 pm

          OK, he will still date you, but now you have to wear 4 bags over your head. He/She does have standards.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    I’m thinking Covid is getting so bad in Iowa, the guv will have to declare a lockdown, or mandatory masking at least, by the end of the month.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    WHAT are we supposed to do? Law abiding citizens are being CHARGED with crimes for defending themselves against these thugs. We are the ones that end up in jail if we go out and stand against the lawlessness or worse, end up dead because we took a stand in the face of evil. Too many people are banking on winning in November. The dems are going to cheat and cheat hard. We need to realize that their cheating may be enough. What then? HOW CAN WE TAKE A STAND NOW? I’m genuinely asking… how do we organize? How do we stop being silent? Just commenting outrage on social media isn’t cutting it..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      Those were peaceful protesters walking down the street. They would have walked right past that house if Bonnie and Clyde were not standing out in the front with weapons. But, provoking others is what today’s Republicans do.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2020 at 9:59 pm

        you better read the article again, it’s obvious that you have a comprehension problem.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 4, 2020 at 11:05 pm

          you should read something other than right wing propaganda articles. If you are referring to the fact they were in a gated community, fine, they were on private property. If you are talking about threatening him by coming onto his real property, they did only after he and Bonnie came out with the guns.

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            Anonymous

            July 5, 2020 at 12:58 pm

            so..you feel no need to defend your property?

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            Anonymous

            July 5, 2020 at 1:03 pm

            Defend it from what? They weren’t on Clyde’s property when he and Bonnie stepped out with the guns. And no, I don’t feel a need to shoot people who are on my property. If I did, most of the neighbor kids would be dead. No piece of property is worth someone’s life.

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            Anonymous

            July 6, 2020 at 7:02 am

            I sure feel the need to protect myself and family from liberal fools like you.

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            Anonymous

            July 6, 2020 at 7:34 am

            I didn’t read it, I saw clips of it on several news channels. Maybe it was fake!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 5, 2020 at 7:59 pm

          As I understand it, the protesters were indeed on private property.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Covid-19 cases in Cerro Gordo double in 9 days. Are we a hotspot now? Stupid governor and Trump bot Reynolds reopened too early.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    More racism, more division brought to you by the Demonrats. Then we get blamed for being a racist if we dont join in! I am so done with this!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Our national anthem is for everyone. Start making “Special Anthems” is only going to serve to divide the nation more than it already is..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    Simply stop supporting the NFL at all . when these ( big time businesses ) start losing money they will quit playing childish games..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Didn’t you see what happened in Seattle. Democrats are the ones orchestrating this chaos. They turned on each and got caught.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    On Independence Day, keep in mind that crowds, loud noises, and fireworks can cause discomfort for some Veterans. As you celebrate, use these tips to show a little extra consideration for a Veteran in your life:

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Mostly you hear about the slaves being owned and abused. You don’t hear about the slaves being given their freedom and many acres of land to live on by their owners in payment for their loyalty to their owners. Its funny how you remember all the bad not the good.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    The only two slaves involved with Mt. Rushmore were Gutzon Borglum and his son Lincoln Borglum who created it!!!
    Artists are slaves to their art.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    All you so-called news people are talking to yourselves. Nobody is listening to you but your own narrow minded people. Close all of your doors. I for one would be glad. You are no more a journalist than I am.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    It’s funny how Mt Rushmore has been around since 1927, finished in 1942 and never had anyone make a statement about two slave owners. When I went to Mt Rushmore, I saw 4 Great presidents that made huge steps in our country and for our country!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    The liar in chief was in his glory last night. Sounds like he would like to start a race war. Of course, he wouldn’t be able to fight in it. His bone spurs wouldn’t allow for that. DUMP trump 2020

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      MAGA 2020 Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks for your support by tuning in to watch the Greatest President of All Time! And for your contribution too.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 10:29 am

    The fleecing of the American worker by greedy rich Republicrooks. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-the-fleecing-of-the-american-worker/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 10:28 am

    “To view this story, you must be a SUBSCRIBER with an authorized password. If you are a SUBSCRIBER, you may request a password by emailing NorthIowaToday@gmail.com.
    SUBSCRIBE NOW.”

    Seriously, are there people stupid enough to pay for this shitty site?
    Just give a few clicks to support a loser…Cha-ching!

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      Cha-plunk Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2020 at 1:49 pm

      From the sounds of the head blogger, this is a very profitable blog site. I’m sure some people pay, but I think only NIT World Headquarters knows the true amount of paid subscribers.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2020 at 2:51 pm

        If this is ” a very profitable blog site” that would explain why the site owner is late in paying his taxes all the time.
        Here’s some more help to pay your fines Markwart..Cha ching!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm

          Im late paying my property taxes all the time. Ill compare my bank statement to yours any day. Non issue.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

    There is only one NATIONAL ANTHEM. We are all Americans regardless of the color of our skin. God made all of us and we are all Americans.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 4, 2020 at 8:29 am

    I learned to fight, knocked out a few bullies, became an athlete. That’s where I first learned about “white privilege.” As a matter of fact, almost every I knew had it. They were almost all lucky-sperm-club, spoiled-brat, filthy-rich kids with rich, powerful fathers who opened every door for them, greased every wheel. They had everything handed to them on a silver platter, with no effort necessary.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    Where to buy Chinese lanterns?

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Is there any place in Mason City to buy pickled quails eggs? I’ve been wanting some since I left Idaho.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Don’t mask with Texas. No one likes Texans. Bunch of nouveau riche hillbillies.
    They’re worse than Californians. The alone star state.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2020 at 11:23 am

      They are Californians, running from the Democrat infested hell hole they helped to create. Problem is, they vote for the same crap that didn’t work, then complain they are living in a hell hole and move to another state, just to ruin it to.

      Look at Texas, Colorado, and Oregon, just to name a few.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Fireworks keeping me up. It’s a shame because in my job you must be well rested.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2020 at 10:36 am

      We all know that’s a bunch of B.S. You’ve NEVER had a job in your life!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Sioux taking back the Black Hills. They say Trump isn’t welcome and should go back to Washington.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    What’s the nicest suburb of Mason City, Manly, Rockwell, or Nora Springs?

    I’ve always wanted to live in a nice suburb.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 11:08 pm

      None of the above. Nicest Mason City suburb is Clear Lake.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2020 at 8:20 am

        He’s already lived there, and got kicked out.

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      Ida45East Reply Report comment

      July 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      The nicest suburb of Mason City is St. Louis Missouri. Good luck with your move.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    MOSCOW — Faced with “deeply discouraging” 2020 polls, Vladimir Putin is “seriously considering” not running Donald J. Trump for reelection, according to Kremlin sources.

    The Russian President had been holding out hope that Trump could somehow stop his precipitous slide in popularity, but a recent roundup of polls showing Joe Biden crushing him in several battleground states made Putin realize that “his guy is a lost cause,” one source said.

    According to Kremlin insiders, Putin is actively mulling a number of possible Republican replacements for Trump, including Representative Devin Nunes, Senator Mitch McConnell, and Senator Rand Paul, but he does not relish the idea of making the switch.

    “You have to understand, Putin has spent years training Trump to be so obedient,” the source said. “It’s going to be hard breaking in a new one.”

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      So, you saying that Trump conned Putin into helping him and then said so long sucker?

      Is that like the art of the deal?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 3, 2020 at 7:44 pm

        not one , but two idiots here

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          IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

          July 3, 2020 at 9:02 pm

          Trump and Putin aren’t idiots. They’re very smart men.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    WHAT are we supposed to do? Law abiding citizens are being CHARGED with crimes for defending themselves against these thugs. We are the ones that end up in jail if we go out and stand against the lawlessness or worse, end up dead because we took a stand in the face of evil. Too many people are banking on winning in November. The dems are going to cheat and cheat hard. We need to realize that their cheating may be enough. What then? HOW CAN WE TAKE A STAND NOW? I’m genuinely asking… how do we organize? How do we stop being silent? Just commenting outrage on social media isn’t cutting it.

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      Love it or leave it would be my suggestion.

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      Tired Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 11:33 pm

      Ask people who they will have more money with after the November election. Will they have more money if Biden wins or if Trump wins?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    CDC is in control of all of us and who knows who is behind or responsible for these new outbreaks or how they are happening but it is usually whomever has the most to lose and that would logically seem to be the CDC, whom also would have access to whatever they need to prevent their loss of power.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Then going to the beach for vacation is okay. If you’re in a crowd at a riot and you can’t get it you’re safe at the beach. You can’t have it both ways Democrats.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Apparently they’re saying that the “sudden” spike we’re seeing in the numbers has absolutely nothing to do with what’s going on in the streets! Has the virus become so advanced that it can now decide to pick, and choose who it wants to infect at will from say a bar or on the streets? Give me a break!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Are there turtles in Clear Lake? Do you need a license to take them? I’m thinking of making some turtle soup for the Fourth.

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      Ida45East Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Yes, there are turtles in Clear Lake. If you go into the water, the entire lake will have crabs then too.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 3, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Trump knows he’s going to get his ass thoroughly kicked in the election, so he’s already ramping up the “rigged” hoax. We’ll have to use military troops to cart him out physically. After Trump ignored the bounty Putin put on American troops they’re ready now. https://www.newsweek.com/how-trump-could-lose-election-still-remain-president-opinion-1513975?fbclid=IwAR0vTWc0L0v2z9w4LeOg2XqbxirQ5yWK2BkwME2Hq2Sl1xgYxNGzShwYRgA

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      He’ll withdraw before the convention. They’ll show him the Zapruder film and tell him what’s up.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Newsweek is a faaar left rag, what kind of propaganda political BS do you expect them to print? Keep following the flock!!!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 4, 2020 at 7:43 am

        Your a nw Mason City rag.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 4, 2020 at 8:22 am

          with common sense and truth!

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            Anonymous

            July 4, 2020 at 10:24 am

            nope.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Does anyone know the address for the local Antifa chapter? I was thinking of stopping by and looking at some of their literature.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 9:23 am

      1000 4th St. SW Please stop in for a visit!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 3, 2020 at 5:52 pm

        you forgot to tell it, what floor. if they wont let you in, there are two other places you should go. you can try 78 s. Georgia, if no one is there, go to 17262 lark ave. tell them you are a domestic terrorist and you need help.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    How long before Ghislaine Maxwell commits suicide in prison? I’ve heard she’s got the goods on Bubba and Trump.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    On the same day that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) posted a series of warnings to residents about maintaining mandated social distancing measures, including wearing face masks and avoiding gatherings with “anybody except for those you live with,” the Los Angeles Police Department posted a photograph of thousands gathered in the city for a social justice protest.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    The unemployment rate fell to a crisis low of 11.1%, also better than the 12.4% estimate.

    Those on temporary layoff fell by 4.8 million in June to 10.6 million after a decrease of 2.7 million in May.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    NO SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HAVE SECURITY DETAILS, NOT PRIVATE OR FUNDED!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Please STOP referring to members of the Senate or House as LEADERS! WE DO NOT answer to them! THEY are OUR representatives and should be constantly reminded of that fact…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    Gruesome Newsom got orders from Pelosi to shut it down after she saw the June jobs report. Our great country under president Trumps leadership, is coming back strong. Wake the hell up citizens of California, vote for America and vote for president Trump. God bless America.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 9:45 am

      With the Fat Ass Orange Man as so called president, THE DEVIL IS BLESSING AMERICA!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Joe Biden said it out of his own mouth yesterday when he came out of his basement, that he was going to do away with President Trump’s tax cut and taxes would be raised. Is that what you want!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Yes, as he should and raising taxes on the wealthy is what the majority of Americans want but Donny won’t buy into that because he benefits too much.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    BLM & the media are trying to demoralize & silence you with lies! America is NOT racist. Be proud that in America your character matters, not your skin color! #BlackLivesMatter #WhiteLivesMatter #HispanicLivesMatter #AsianLivesMatter #FreedomMatters If you live in the #USA, you love in the greatest nation with the most opportunity for every person of every race, ethnicity, and gender. Embrace the opportunities you’ve been afforded by the greatest nation on earth.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      How many POC work for you? Not cleaning up your messes, but in the front offices?

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        Warren Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 9:34 pm

        all that apply and are qualified

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2020 at 10:34 pm

          In other words, none.

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            Anonymous

            July 3, 2020 at 7:35 pm

            do you hire people that are not qualified no matter the race?

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            Anonymous

            July 3, 2020 at 10:55 pm

            One of your ‘qualifications’ is race.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Yesterday, 50,000 new covid-19 cases in the USA. Today, the liar in chief says that we have the pandemic under control. I wonder what out of control looks like.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Q: What did the Confederacy stand for?

    A: Rather than interpreting, let’s go directly to the words of the Confederacy’s Vice President, Alexander Stephens. In his “Cornerstone Speech” on March 21, 1861, he stated “The Constitution… rested upon the equality of races. This was an error. Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.”

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    Stars & Stripes Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Anyone see where Nancy Pelosi gave the family of George Floyd a folded American flag like they do for military personnel funerals?

    What branch of the service was Mr. Floyd in?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    More B.S. the agent orange white house. Now he claims there were 4 million plus “new” jobs created in June. Those weren’t new jobs. just some businesses reopening. Of course, this resulted in the huge spike in covid-19 cases. The Cheeto in chief is proud of this. DUMP trump 2020

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      Drain and Rinse the swamp Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      You saps fell for “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies” from your Messiah Barry and Hair Sniffer Joe.

      Get ready for another Red Wave this November. That sucking sound you will hear is going to be the swamp finally being drained!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm

        That’s what you dumbass Trumptards said 4 years ago.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2020 at 3:25 pm

          And it happened! And, it will happen again!

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            Anonymous

            July 2, 2020 at 5:19 pm

            I rest my case….dumbass.

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            Anonymous

            July 3, 2020 at 7:27 pm

            finally you understand defeat

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    IdaMaeNowInIowa Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    112 virus cases in Cerro Gordo.

    Someone told me that due to the weather patterns, the virus will not travel south of State Street. So, I look to be safe here on the south side.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      you and the rest of North Ia would be safer,if you were at MercyOne 5E

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      Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 1:36 pm

      I see common sense is a not a vegetable that does well in your garden.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      Stay out of Clear Lake and the bars and you might stay healthy. It’s a good idea to stay out of Walmart too!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Muslims aren’t a religion. They are a political cult that maintain and control their people with “religion”. VOTE ALL the Dems OUT in November. Then we will work on TERM LIMITS and take our government back!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 11:34 am

      Congratulations on making the idiotic post of the day.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Muslims are another race of people that haven’t learned to co/exist smh!!!! And when people have had enough of their bullshit they scream racism, I’m tired of this game

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 11:37 am

      Muslims are not a race. The word “Muslim” itself connects to followers of Islam, a world religion — not a “race.”

      Typical uniformed dumbass.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

        I understood what he meant. We are not all arrogant Pelosi’s

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2020 at 1:42 pm

          But you are a dumbass Trumptard.

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            Bernie

            July 3, 2020 at 7:24 pm

            only in your racist mind

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Well they couldn’t overthrow the government silently, they couldn’t do it by impeachment, now they want to do it by force. Wake the hell up people

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:43 am

    This more rage from the media, this was stated in 2016: “I believe we have at least 1 million Muslim eligible voters in this country. We have to register every single Muslim to vote in 2016. The Muslim vote can be the swing vote in major states,” CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said at the Muslim American Society (MAS) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) annual conference in Chicago.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      Nothing wrong with getting citizens registered to vote. This is America

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Buy guns and lots of ammo. If you think this will end peacefully you are an idiot. Stop being the silent majority and start being part of the solution before it’s too late!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:41 am

    It all started from the Top with Obama and they are still crooked ! They lie, cheat, steal , raise our taxes and fill their own pockets ! We need to re-elect President Trump and help him save our jobs, our country and our way of life ! All Americans we need to realize we have been lied to for the last 50 years. By those DEMORATS !!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 11:23 am

      F U and your GESTAPO LEADER!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 12:07 pm

        Were you living better under Barrack and Joe?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2020 at 12:18 pm

          MUCH

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2020 at 12:45 pm

          sure he was, he was getting everything free!!!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 4, 2020 at 8:37 am

          This country was not GREAT IN 2016 BUT…. IT IS IN A LOT WORST SHAPE NOW!!!

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            Anonymous

            July 4, 2020 at 9:10 am

            WORSE….unless you really meant WURSE

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:41 am

    BLM has turned into BoweLMovement…black people could have a much better movement than this marxist group.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:40 am

    According to the Des Moines Police Department, officers came to the statehouse where multiple protesters were gathered to arrest individuals in connection to damage done during a protest at Hy-Vee on 3221 SE 14th St. on June 20.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:40 am

    “When detectives tried to take prisoners out of the statehouse, the crowd followed them outside and, at the one point, swarmed them and attacked the officers,” Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said. “It’s probably one of the most violent attacks I’ve seen on police in a long time. They were tackled to the ground. They were ripped off people they were trying to arrest.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 9:39 am

    A protester assaulted a police officer in Des Moines by jumping on the officers back, placed him in a chokehold and wrestled him to the ground. The authorities said the officers was “disarmed of his duty handgun,” Law enforcement discharged pepper spray during the event and a total of 17 arrests were made including two minors.

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      Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      Jumping on a police officers back, placing them in a choke hold and disarming them of their weapon, is another way of saying “Please Mr. Officer, shoot me in the head”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      But, they were just peaceful protesters. The DMPD should be sued for using pepper spray in self defense.

      YES, SARCASM.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:03 am

    If you want to make people safer, you have to make it riskier for criminals to harm their victims. More police, better training, longer prison sentences, letting victims defend themselves are all things that consistently show that work. For some reason, the politicians who run so many of America’s cities think that the solution is the opposite. It is a prescription for disaster, and the most vulnerable among us will be the victims.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Having a gun is by far the safest course of action when you are confronted by a criminal. It is also the most vulnerable in our society — namely blacks who live in high-crime cities — who benefit the most from having the option to be able to defend themselves.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Yet, the politicians who wanted to disband the police and who ordered the police to stand down during the riots are the same people who want to ban civilians owning guns for protection.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:01 am

    We look for Democratic politicians who have reprimanded the rioters. After several nights of riots, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith, a Democrat, egged on demonstrators by calling for a continuation of the “righteous protests” and necessary routing out of “racism” that she said is endemic in Minnesota. On Thursday, not a single Democrat in the House voted for a resolution condemning acts of violence and rioting — including the “deliberate targeting of law enforcement officers,” as well as opposing the defunding of police.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:01 am

    The cities where police are supposedly out of control and harming minorities have one thing in common – they are run by liberal Democrats. Indeed, almost all of them have been run exclusively by Democrats for many decades. For example, Los Angeles has only had one Republican mayor since 1961. Minneapolis and St. Paul haven’t had Republican mayors for over 45 years. As these politicians failed to protect their citizens, it is the Democratic politicians and not the police who are to blame.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

    If you want to get rid of the police, that will mean no arrests, no convictions, and eventually no prisons. This change would be so far outside anything that the U.S. has ever experienced. But if it may very well cause an 80 percent or more increase in murder rates.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 8:00 am

    U.S. Department of Justice survey data on crimes reported to police shows that blacks are actually more likely than whites to report violent crimes committed against them to the police by 9 percentage points (54 percent to 45 percent).

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Police are not the bad guys, and most Americans know that. Monmouth University surveys over the last five years reveal that black Americans nationwide have become more satisfied with their local police departments. The percentage satisfied reached 72 percent in June — a rate that is now identical to that for whites.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 7:59 am

    What does defunding the police really mean? Well, just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots. Everyone agrees that Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin behaved very wrongly in killing George Floyd. Despite there still being no evidence yet that the officer was racist, it is assumed that racism motivated the white cop’s actions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 3, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Look up the murder of Tony Timpa.

      Bad cops, are bad cops.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 7:19 am

    The news is really boring. The same 3 stories every day. The covid-19 pandemic, the latest protests, and king donnies latest lies.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 2, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Remember when they had world fairs?

    Maybe Mason City could get on the map by having a world fair.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    The party that wins in November will be whichever one was able to jettison its racist, corrupt, self-serving, dementia-addled leader before election day.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      There is only one person fitting your description. The liar in chief, agent orange. DUMP trump 2020

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 2:22 am

        “There is only one person fitting your description. ”

        This is true, to be the other one, you would need to add a couple of things. Like sexual predator, and pedophile wanna be, Creepy uncle Joe.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

          You just added to Donald’s description by adding in sexual predator and pedophile. Those are his 2 chief traits.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    I am actually thankful that, because of the selfish, disrespectful actions of these overpaid entertainers, I have found that I enjoy other hobbies much more than I ever enjoyed watching them.
    They won’t be missed for a minute!

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      IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 2:11 am

      What hobbies do you have? I’ve picked up on knitting.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 9:44 am

        Don’t forget to add building houses out of used rubber tires.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    About time we the people start standing up for ourselves! They have every right to protect their home and family! I see a mob coming down my street better believe I am prepared!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    What the media is not saying…Houston has the highest hospitalization rate in the nation 3 weeks after a four day funeral attended by thousands.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I’m so confused right now. I see signs all over saying black lives matter. I’m just trying to figure out which black lives matter. It’s not black cops. They don’t seem to matter. It’s not my black conservative friends. They are told to shut the **** up if they know what’s best for them by their black counterparts. It’s not black business owners. Their property does not mean anything. It’s not blacks who fought in the military. Their statues are destroyed by the black lives matter protesters with disdain. So which black lives matter again?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      What black military statues have been torn down? What black military statues exist? Black cops may also be bad cops. Black businesses? That is wrong.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    How about we defund Hollywood. Hippocrates make money playing the role of police officers for years and now they want to make them the bad guys.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    We’re In A Cultural Civil War. It’s Time For Conservatives To Fight Back
    The Black Lives Matter movement is not a majority. Its radical agenda can be resisted and defeated. But not if ordinary Americans stay silent.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    If we had White History Month, we’d be racists. If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists. We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships. You know we’d be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US. Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college. You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists. You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.Why is it that only whites can be racists?? That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 5:17 pm

      You are confusing racism and racism against blacks. Both are found in the US and both are problematic. Yes, some POC are racist but most white people are racist and don’t recognize it in themselves.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 2:41 am

        Actually, most of us “white” people, don’t give a shit what color your skin is. We tend to judge the person, a piece of shit is a piece of shit, don’t matter race or color.

        The problem lies in that the liberals have promoted such a victim mentality, that no matter what a “white” person says or does, the are labeled racist.
        That is unless you get on your knees and kiss the feet,,,, NOT gonna happen.
        In my life, I have work with people of all races, from all over the world.
        The single most racist group of all, were black Americans. They were racist towards EVERYBODY that wasn’t black American.

        If there was a biracial black from the US, the Indians(yes from India), the Russians, the Portuguese, the Iranians, the Canadians, Chileans, the Somalians(they were trashy people),the Kenyans,the South Africans, and “white” people, all treated like garbage and the targets of racism from the black American community.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    What the hell happened to the summer of love, spaghetti dinners…maybe she should have invited them on in for dinner and ice cream. Guess it’s different when the rats return home. The protesters should have stormed her house and laid claim to it, like they did everything else they took over..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Same governor who is allowing “protesters” to gather, burn, loot, and murder freely in the streets, will not allow citizens to celebrate our nation’s birth ..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Families go celebrate and as long as the size of your gatherings doesn’t exceed that of the largest mobs that continue roaming through and destroying our cities, you’re fine. If that wasn’t true then why the hell do we still see them on the streets along with all the other criminals they released from prison??

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    They want to change the National Anthem? I say we ship these idiots to a socialist country for a visit…or just line them up and shoot them, like in a communist country. Might as well teach them how it’s going to be if they keep this crap up.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 2, 2020 at 2:44 am

      Just send them all to Nasty Nancy’s neighborhood.
      They would see the things to come, and very quickly I imagine.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Hey America – while you were distracted, a would-be terrorist was arrested for plotting an attack on American soil… and his sister was killed trying to murder a cop.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    censorship at it’s finest!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      That would be little Mattie Markwart.
      Cha-ching!

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Went to the grocery yesterday and hardly anyone wore a mask. I think Mason City needs a mandatory mask law.

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      IdaMae from Idaho Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 11:17 am

      I read that dogs and cats can carry the virus. Are there masks for pets?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 3:22 pm

      no-one cares what you , think!!! go back to I-da-ho.

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        IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

        July 1, 2020 at 6:59 pm

        I will go back to Idaho in the fall and work as a chuck wagon cook on a potato digging crew.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 1, 2020 at 7:32 pm

          I can hardly wait.

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            IdaMaeNowFromIowa

            July 1, 2020 at 7:45 pm

            Don’t feel bad, I will keep posting. Btw are you an illegal immigrant? If so, our crew has positions paying $3.00/hr.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 4:38 pm

      Who cares. Masks do not prevent the transmission of the coronavirus.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 1, 2020 at 4:44 pm

        know-it-all

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 1, 2020 at 5:05 pm

        Yes, they do.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 1, 2020 at 6:12 pm

        They do not prevent the transmission of the virus. Any Dr. will tell you that.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 1, 2020 at 10:54 pm

          is Dr the short version for Dumb Republican? I could believe that dumb republicans think masks don’t stop transmission of the virus. Thats why all the other countries are seeing their numbers drop while the good ol USA is seeing numbers skyrocket.

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        Anonymous and tired of seeing the number of infected people multiplying. Reply Report comment

        July 2, 2020 at 12:01 am

        I don’t know who said masks prevent the transmission of the virus. But the correct way to say it is it helps in the prevention of along with social distancing, limiting time you spend with people that do not live in your household, staying home if your sick even a little, and washing your hands. Things the leaders in our communities and medical experts and scientists that went to school for an extra long time to learn about what to do to help prevent illness and that kind of stuff, tell the public they should do. Those things they say are important. Be thankful you and the people you care about are not sick. There are people all over that can get sick much easier than others. Like someone’s grandma or mom. Please just do what they say to help prevent the spread of infection. If everybody did things like wear masks when they are told it will help, maybe the numbers of sick people would not be growing. I’m ok with maybe. Whatever we need to do to stop this horribleness. How sad we can’t pull together and stop advertising how dumb beIng cautious about the spread of infection is. People see what you post here and how people all over think wearing a mask does not matter. Those people who do not have enough information to make a good decision have their ignorance reinforced by others and the number of people that are infected keep growing. Encourage each other to do what we are told we should do. It isn’t hurting to try to slow it down and do the right thing. Wear a mask in public. I want my life back. We need to try to stop this in every way you do gwe can. We all hate wearing masks. Maybe if we all sucked at up and dealt with the uncomfortableness of masks, we would get to a time we would not need masks quicker. Why encourage those that do not wear the mask in believing they are right in what they are not doing. Say thank you to those are trying to do the right thing, encourage and support each other

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 2, 2020 at 2:48 am

          You forgot the part about wearing the mask CORRECTLY, covering the nose and mouth. Not pulled down below their noses or down on their chins.

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            Anonymous

            July 2, 2020 at 3:02 am

            Still wouldn’t prevent the transmission of the coronavirus. Rather than continuing to believe everything you see on CNN and Facebook, actually research the particle size of a virus. Then compare it to the mesh size your fabric mask. If you understand how a sieve works, you’ll understand the fallacy in this media contrived narrative.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 10:51 am

    What’s the best way to cook squirrel? I caught a bunch yesterday in my yard and was thinking of making a nice 4th of July dinner for the family.

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    IdaMaeNowFromIowa Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Burn baby burn.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

    A new super pac made up of Bush era republican officials is coming out in support of Biden. The orange man is toast. DUMP trump 2020

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 10:55 am

      I think the Bush family is still butt hurt over the good and proper drubbing Trump gave Jeb in the primaries. And that ended their dream of a Bush dynasty.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

    HOW’S the LOVE FEST GOING THIS SUMMER?? ARE THE SOCIAL WORKERS SOLVING YOUR PROBLEM!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Families go celebrate and as long as the size of your gatherings doesn’t exceed that of the largest mobs that continue roaming through and destroying our cities, you’re fine. If that wasn’t true then why the hell do we still see them on the streets along with all the other criminals they released from prison?

    Same governor who is allowing “protesters” to gather, burn, loot, and murder freely in the streets, will not allow citizens to celebrate our nation’s birth

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Guthrie’s father was a member of the musician himself was a racist. LA Weekly published a screed in 2012 titled, “Little-Known Fact: Woody Guthrie Was a Big Ol’ Racist.” It seems to me the only way to deal with racially insensitive, Commie-loving soccer teams is to give them the boot.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 9:52 am

    “After carefully reviewing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ lyrics and meaning, including the third verse which mentions ‘No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave…,’ Tulsa Athletic came to the decision that the song does not align with the club’s core values. While this verse is rarely sung, Tulsa Athletic does not believe ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ represents or unites their diverse players, fans and community,” the team said

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Woody Guthrie was a vocal supporter of Communism and was sympathetic to their causes. “This Land is Your Land” was written as a Marxist response to “God Bless America.” He wrote this song as a retort, at first sarcastically calling it “God Blessed America for Me.” It sounds like the soccer team is making more than just a political statement.

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      Kasey K Reply Report comment

      July 1, 2020 at 11:01 am

      I wonder how long it will take to remove all of his recordings from public use?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 1, 2020 at 9:51 am

    We are not talking about the extreme left but American liberals. Socialism is not the only terrible idea the left is promoting. “The left isn’t turning to socialism just because its members think it’s more equitable than capitalism but also because they seek revenge against America’s founding generation and its successor beneficiaries. They want to eradicate the Western tradition that spawned our unique American culture because it allegedly led to continental larceny against Native Americans, is in irredeemable moral debt over slavery, and is forever culpable for oppressing minorities and women through white privilege and the inherent exploitation of capitalism.” These kinds of revolutions don’t end well for anyone — including the nihilists who engineer them.