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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 11:33 am

    The CIA and FBI needs to take Fat Ass Orange Man OUT!!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 5:57 pm

      your an idiot

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2021 at 5:58 pm

        its people like you that are responsible for all the riots and looting last summer

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2021 at 3:07 am

        Try to learn the difference of when to use “your” & you’re.

        As in you’re an idiot.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2021 at 6:55 am

          NO I DON’TS! HAHAHAHA!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2021 at 1:31 pm

          This helps explain the education level of a Trump supporter.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 11:32 am

    The greedy rich rob us, steal the taxpayers’ money when they don’t pay any taxes, make a huge mess, then run away and leave us to clean it up. They do it over and over and over, and this time with the whole world watching. Democrat Rep. Andy Kim of NJ is literally helping to clean up the vandalism that the simple-minded Trump cultists made. Make no mistake, the was the American Krystallnacht. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/behind-viral-photo-rep-andy-kim-cleaning-midnight-after-riots-n1253519

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Fat Ass Terrorist Orange Man is the first president since 1932 to lose reelection, the House and the Senate. LMFAO!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Pelosi Asked By CNN Why She Rejected Larger Stimulus Package Before Election, She Flat Out Refuses To Answer…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 9:50 am

      No she didn’t. She answered that she knew it wouldn’t pass, and didn’t want to give Trump another veto to crow about. Stop lying.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

    If you are afraid of the virus, then stay your ass home. Don’t deny people the right to work and make a living because you are fearful of a virus with a 99 percent recovery rate, which we now have Therapeutic Medicines and Vaccines available to treat!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 10:17 am

      So wear a mask so we can all work. Why be so selfish and not care who you kill if you’re a walking virus?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 11:15 am

      Move to North Korea, DUMB ASS!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2021 at 11:30 am

        That comment is to IDIOT, MORON that said to stay home.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2021 at 1:32 pm

        Warry, you are so skilled with words. You should be a speechwriter for the Trump party.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

    PARLER CEO Condemns Censorship of Facebook and Twitter Oligarchs: “If we must restrict and censor the voices of people to keep our country safe then our country is already lost”

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 9:42 am

      It it NOT CENSORSHIP. It’s just not letting people using your product get you sued. They’re private for-profit businesses, receiving no taxpayer assistance, unlike every one of Trump pump-and-dump rackets. They’re the pure capitalists, not high-end socialist welfare case Trump.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 10:23 am

      Don’t forget, sweetie, that “free speech” isn’t free- spout lies and find out. The Liar-In-Chief had free reign thanks to his assleeching R’s but he doesn’t have them to protect him anymore.

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        NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2021 at 10:45 am

        Free with consequences…

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2021 at 5:04 pm

          china, korea, middle east have no problems

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Honest Americans will NEVER concede to a Rigged Presidential Election!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 9:44 am

      No she didn’t. She answered that she knew it wouldn’t pass, and didn’t want to give Trump another veto to crow about.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 10:19 am

      That’s why we kicked tRump out of office this year. We’re tired of him scamming taxpayers out of hella lots of cash so he can pocket.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2021 at 8:09 am

    ATTENTION: If you donated by credit card recently to any of the Republicans who ended up betraying the President, call your credit card company and ask that the charge be removed because you were scammed into donating.

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    Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    The capitol needed a moat around it, like the old time folks had. That would’ve stopped the peasants.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2021 at 10:01 am

      Now we know why Trump put up EIGHT new walls around the White House. He thought he could stay holed up in there and stay in office while his low-IQ cultists destroyed the system of checks and balances the Constitution created to prevent that. We’re not letting him and them destroy our democratic republic.

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        NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2021 at 10:34 am

        It seems clear Trump was going to stay as long as possible in that office as President. He may not be done trying to stay in office. The next several days if not the next couple weeks could be a wild ride.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman is clearly seen on security video letting right-wing Trump rioters in the Capitol building. The number of Republicans who helped these jackasses vandalize and spread feces in our national hall of laws is disgusting. https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2021/01/video-clearly-shows-rep-mike-nearman-helping-right-wing-demonstrators-breach-oregon-capitol.html?fbclid=IwAR3t3doRmZJ4InY2HjGgmik-GsV2QFmdTydQprCEzaYLLBD5jl909_vEEGk

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2021 at 4:25 pm

      I am no trumplican but this article is about an Oregon state legislator and what he did in Oregon, not Washington DC.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell, demanding more than $1.3 billion in damages for havoc it says Powell has caused by spreading “wild” and “demonstrably false” allegations, including that Dominion played a central role in a fantastical scheme to steal the 2020 election from President Trump.

    Ms Powell is going to be forking cash out of her nose until she’s been dead 100+ years. Unless she can prove any of her wild claims (hello, if there was any it would have been proven in court hearings already!) she’s a goner.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Uh, didn’t dear “leader” sign an EO this past summer declaring 10 years for damage to federal buildings? LOL!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      He sure did. Karma! LOL

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2021 at 8:42 pm

        joe will void it for libs like all that got charged last summer and kamala bailed them out

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 8, 2021 at 9:49 pm

          Aw sweetie, no “libs” attacked any federal buildings, broke in, spread feces around, much less attacked govt processes such as the insurrectionists did Wednesday. You can dream, though.

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            Anonymous

            January 9, 2021 at 5:49 pm

            better go back and watch the summer riots then reply

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Arrests already being made on the violent insurrectionists that illegally invaded the Capital.
    FBI assuring they will arrest every person they can identify through facial recognition program. Gee I wonder if they’re going to whine instead of howling about other people needing to be responsible for their actions?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    tRump has been banned permanently from Twitter. I can stop calling it tWitter after tRump! 4 years of allowing his constant stream of lies and it took his inciting an insurrection to finally ban him. Belated applause for Twitter CEO.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 7:25 pm

      He’s going to lose what little remains of his mind, and then march in a huff to Parler, which has about 147 users. This will be fun to watch.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2021 at 8:41 pm

        just can’t stop following him can you

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 8, 2021 at 9:50 pm

          We want the man to publicly stop existing. In other words that you can understand, just quietly exist without thinking the world revolves around him.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 2:47 pm

    Just tell them your a liberal and you won’t do any jail time.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      Just tell em your a trump supporter and you won’t have to do anything intelligent.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 7:52 pm

      *you’re*

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    You mentally retard chicom employees are the best fiction liars in America – A 3 year old is better at making up stories and our schools haven’t had time to brainwash them with chines filth.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 5:32 pm

      Keep revealing how low your intelligence is. It’s amusing what shit you make up to spew!

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      My 5 yr old came back today from kindergarten speaking Chinese phrases.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Richard Barnett, who was seen sitting at a desk in Speaker Pelosi’s office, has been arrested in Arkansas and charged with entering and remaining on restricting grounds, violent entry, and theft of public property. He’s going to prison for a long time, they’re going to make an example of him. (via @PeteWilliamsNBC)

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    One of the fatalities from the Trump-incited riot was a guy with a taser in his pocket who was in the process of stealing a portrait of former speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill when he accidentally and repeatedly discharged the taser. He tased himself in the balls so many times he suffered a fatal heart attack. This is the skill level of the Trump cultists, and it’s why the rest of us don’t worry too much when Trumpers masturbate over their silly guns.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    First Hooker Melania, Trump, and Trump’s acknowledged offspring are all hiding in a bunker from the mess they made. They know they’ll be arrested on Jan. 20.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    HEY trumpanzees! Do you think the murderer in chief will send his atty., rudy fartalot, to defend his rioters when they come up for trial? RIIIIIIGHT

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    January 8, 2021 at 11:15 am

    MASON CITY – Commercial Alley will be closed to through traffic between East State Street and South Delaware Avenue (US 65) for approximately two weeks beginning Friday, January 8th. The closure is necessary for the installation of underground private utilities and the replacement of alley pavement. Pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained along Commercial Alley during the duration of the project.

    The City Engineering Department advises motorists to use 1st Street SE off South Delaware Avenue to assess the parking area.

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    007 Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 10:40 am

    CHATTER… was our capitol building left VULNERABLE ON PURPOSE understaffed with weak police presence… was this intentional by the President and his henchmen

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 9:58 am

    The fat ass orange guy should be charged with murder. He incited the actions that resulted in the death of 5 people. Unlike his rantings about voter fraud, there is solid proof of this.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 8:37 pm

      all Dems should be charged for the 25 killed in the summer riots also

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Trump and party is not going ANYWHERE ! That’s what the MAN said on Newsmax yesterday – Get the drift! This could get exciting patriots.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      We patriots know that you’re dreaming. Btw, don’t ever call yourself “patriot” if you support declaring war against our Constitution and government. That instead would be called “traitor”.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      There are no real men on NewsMinimum, just limp tantrum throwers.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

    MR. DONALD J. TRUMP THE GREATEST PRESIDENT EVER

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 11:02 am

      Meth and Shrooms must go together really good!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      FAT ASS ORANGE MAN’S twitter account is done!!! FINALLY!!! The Lier in chief POS!! Maybe he will go jump off one of his tRump towers!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      FAT ASS ORANGE MAN’S twitter account is done!!! FINALLY!!! The Lier in chief POS!! Maybe he will go jump off one of his tRump towers!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    The one good thing that will come out of the mess in D C is that the fat ass orange guys political life is over.

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    Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Trump better sign all the pardons asap before he’s tossed out of office any day now.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 12:55 pm

      He’s actually frantically calling around, trying to find somebody who will tell him he can pardon himself. Every single person, including his own kids, are telling him no.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    AMAZING! lush rumball and his ilk are now saying that it was not the liar in chiefs supporters that attacked the capitol. They claim it was fake trumpanzees. What a crock of crap. I would think that the trumpanzees would stand up for what they did and be proud that they rioted in the name of their orange god, rather than either hiding or sneaking out of Washington. Just like the fat ass orange guy, they are cowards.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Just kind of wondering why antifa can violently protest but we the people get stopped. I find that as odd..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2021 at 3:29 pm

      Keep lying to yourself, it seems to make you feel better.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 12:50 pm

      You’re not “we the people,” you’re a lawless seditionist, and it took quite awhile to get your illegal riot stopped.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:12 am

    “Played” doesn’t illustrate or mentally subjugate the true destructive intent of the reality being used to destroy the freedoms guaranteed to this nation and its citizens! This country is being destroyed by a machine that is so mesmerizing, and powerful, it appears so attractive the average American citizen cannot resist. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will exponentially diminish within months, not years!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Wonder how long before gas hits $20.00 a gallon, and no food in the food stores. Oh and 80% taxes. All you PRESIDENT TRUMP haters you may get all this and more. But don’t you dare to complain..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Protect our freedom! Our rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness must not be taken away by greedy cheaters!!

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      Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2021 at 10:21 am

      You should salute new Commander in Chief Joseph Biden.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:10 am

    An entire city In Portland was terrorized for 90 days and the media called it peaceful protests. Today, I suspect they will be up in arms..

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      How odd that you should think the residents in Portland lived in terror when dozens were posting during that time and weren’t feeling the terror you claim they were in.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 10:09 am

    When the people who are voted in to govern no longer listen to the people that put them there the people will always rise up to let our voice be heard. Keep it peaceful and stay safe. I hope they are listening now. We’re tired of it.

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    did you send trump a check if not youre not really MAGA just a wannabe Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 9:11 am

    when a soft warm off-white grandma like lindsey graham is ready to clock out on you its time to go back to the casino and pray the SDNY isn’t baking up some piping hot recipe with main ingredient tax evasion sedition treason

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    the fun is just beginning Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 9:08 am

    hey treacherous bot where are you hiding, are you fixing to send the courageous among us any shutty cowardly anonymous electronic notes or are you still driving back from DC in your 1989 chevy caprice with your bird shit stained trump flag waiving have a nice day and dont jerk the wheel you might crash and get maimed

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 9:05 am

    The terrorists that attacked the Captitol Hill, should have been shot on site!!! DISGUSTING AND APPALLING!!! Fat Ass Orange man needs to be arrested and walked out of the White House in Handcuffs! To all you supporters of him, GO TO HELL!

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    hunt them down Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 9:05 am

    the rats who gluttoned themselves for years under Trump are fleeing the white house one by one they know that cold icy water surrounding the Trump Titanic are closing in and the cheese has all been gobbled up so best to get out and claim oh no we tried to stop him or didnt know how awful he was, kind of like the people of 1930’s Germany

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    astonished Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 9:02 am

    as of 9 AM central time your president remains BLOCKED on the top two social media platforms

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      They’re private, for-profit businesses, just like Fox News, Newsmax, and every conservative talk radio station in the country. They can boot anybody they want to.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2021 at 6:59 am

    The fundamental mistake made by the United States government won’t be rhetorical excesses by the president or conflicting public health advice. It will be the same mistake the government always makes: trusting the bureaucracy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Fat ass orange man says he’ll lead his crowd to the capitol. What does he actually do? Goes back and hides in his bunker. You trumpanzees must be real proud.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2021 at 9:46 am

      Took a page out of Sleepy’s play book

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2021 at 7:31 am

        That is you! SLEEPY. That’s why your wife comes to my house every night to be taken care of!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    If a group of people rob a bank and someone dies as a result of their crimes, all are charged with murder. Every single person who illegally entered the Capital building should be charged with murder.

    Only tRumpites have stormed state or federal buildings. Only they think they’re speshul enough to get by with it. Criminals all.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      how many were charged this summer in the riots that people died?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 8:18 pm

        None. No other insurrection of this kind exists, oh there was the storming of a state capital earlier this year. You do realize there is a big difference between a protest and an insurrection- a storming of taking a capital building with intent of harming the govt.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Do they sell moose milk in Minnesota?

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    January 6, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    ORDINANCE NO. 21 – 1

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA TITLE 12: ZONING REGULATIONS, CHAPTER 20: SIGN REGULATIONS, SECTION 6: PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SIGNS REQUIRING A ZONING PERMIT, SUBSECTION E: SPECIFIC SIGN REQUIREMENTS, BY ADDING A NEW PARAGRAPH 4 RELATED TO MESSAGE CENTER SIGNS

    WHEREAS, the City Council has determined it is necessary to amend Title 12, Chapter 20 (Sign Regulations), Section 6 (Performance Requirements for all signs requiring a Zoning Permit), Subsection E (Specific Sign Requirements), by adding a new Paragraph 4 related to Message Center Signs to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mason City, Iowa (“City Code”).

    THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA

    Section 1: That the City Code of the City of Mason City, Iowa, should be and the same is hereby amended by adding a paragraph 4 to 12-20-6(E) as follows:

    “TITLE 12
    CHAPTER 20
    SIGN REGULATIONS

    12-20-6: PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL SIGNS REQUIRING A ZONING PERMIT:

    E: SPECIFIC SIGN REQUIREMENTS:

    4. Message Center Signs.
    a. A sign permit application for a message center sign shall be accompanied with all data and information necessary to show compliance with the requirements of this section.
    b. The sign may not display commercial messages related to products or services that are not offered on the same premises.
    c. No more than seventy percent (70%) of the area of any detached sign may be dedicated to a message center. Up to one hundred percent (100%) of an attached sign may be dedicated to a message center.
    d. No more than one (1) message center sign is allowed per property, regardless of sign type (attached or detached).
    e. No element of the display may flash more than one (1) time per second. Foreground elements, including text, may be animated, but shall not move or change size in a manner that simulates blinking or flashing (such as rapid increase or decrease in the size of elements or rapid movement of elements from one part of the display to another).
    f. Full motion video or film display via an electronic file imported into the message center software or streamed into the message center is prohibited.
    g. Transition from one message to the next shall be smooth; transitions that simulate flashing (such as spinning transitions, simulated flying in and out of the display, rapid zooms, or similar) are not permitted. Transitions shall not exceed one (1) second.
    h. The minimum message display duration shall be seven (7) seconds.
    i. The sign must be equipped with brightness controls that automatically adjust the intensity of the light, based on ambient light levels.
    j. A message center shall not operate at brightness levels of more than 0.3 foot candles above ambient light, as measured using a foot-candle meter at a pre-set distance, calculated using the following formula: Measurement Distance = √Area of Sign X 100 (the measurement distance can be rounded to the nearest whole number).
    k. In the Z5 District, a message center sign is permitted only on lots with frontage on those segments of Delaware Avenue and Washington Avenue under the jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Transportation as US Highway 65. Such message center signs must be placed so as to be visible from Highway 65.

    Section 2: That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
    Section 3: If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged to be invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole or any section, provision, or part thereof, not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
    Section 4: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its final passage, approval and publication as required by law.

    PASSED AND APPROVED this 5th day of January 2021.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

    1st Consideration: 12-1-20
    2nd Consideration: 12-15-20
    3rd Consideration: 1-5-21

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 4:52 pm

      The city council has too much time on its hands.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2021 at 9:16 am

        what do you do between rutabaga harvests?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    hey said taking a knee was disrespectful. WTH is this called?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      “He” meaning tRump? It’s called hypocrisy considering he wrapped the flag around himself and called himself “patriot”.

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    Donkey > Elephant Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    The images of these lunatics, seditionists and right wing nut jobs trashing and terrorizing the capitol of the United States of America will galvanize the left, strengthen the resolve of good Americans who believe in law and order and finally, put the GOP in a coffin.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    These thugs, harassing a Republican former presidential candidate, are NOT Republicans. They are cultist thugs. What a disgrace. https://thehill.com/homenews/532847-romney-heckled-by-trump-supporters-on-flight-to-dc?fbclid=IwAR3NQBcWeVydLjESXpRHjQVHHyiV24D4h9QqunKYLf07lwoT-2JM9D9loYg

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Trump rioters storming government buildings in downtown Washington, including the capitol.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Capitol police will shoot to kill if this doesn’t stop very soon.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 2:03 pm

        Just saw a trumper say that the Capitol building belongs to the people and there is nothing wrong with people being in there. Those are patriots!!!! But I would bet if it was BLM protestors he would support shooting them down.

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    January 6, 2021 at 10:32 am

    NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS
    Notice is hereby given that there is now on file for public inspection in the office of the Council of the City of Mason City, State of Iowa, a proposed Resolution of Necessity, an estimate of costs and plat and schedule showing the amounts proposed to be assessed against each lot and the valuation thereof within Districts as approved by the Council of the City of Mason City, State of Iowa, for a pavement, sanitary sewer adjustments, miscellaneous paving-related construction and associated restoration improvements, designated as the 2020 Paving Program, of the types and in the location as follows:
    This project will generally consist of construction of either Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) pavement or Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavement, along with required grading, subgrade preparation, incidental sanitary sewer adjustment, miscellaneous paving related construction and associated restoration.
    The project location is entirely within the City of Mason City. Special Assessments are to be applied to the two (2) following segments:
    Segment 1 – Alley between 27th Street Southwest and 28th Street Southwest from Jefferson Avenue to Adams Avenue.
    Segment 2 – South Carolina Place from 9th Street Southeast to approximately 450 feet south.
    All segments are within existing City right-of-way. The paving width for the Alley is 12 feet, and the paving width for South Carolina Place is 25 feet.
    That the proposed Districts to be benefited and subject to assessment for the cost of such improvements are described as follows:
    Segment 1 – Alley between 27th Street Southwest and 28th Street Southwest from Jefferson Avenue to Adams Avenue.
    Lots 498 through 509 and lots 554 through 565 in Midland Heights, Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.
    Segment 2 – South Carolina Place from 9th Street Southeast to approximately 450 feet south.
    Lots 38 through 40 in Subdivision L 26, Southeast ¼ of Section 10 Township 96 North, Range 20 West of the 5th P.M.
    Lots 4 through 6 of the Elder Subdivision in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    The City parcel defined as that part of land in SWSE, NWSE, SWNE, NWNE, NENW Section 10, Township 96 North, Range 20 West desc as follows in deed 2019-915: that part of the Rockwell industrial lead of the Union Pacific Railroad Company (formerly Chicago And Northwestern Transportation Co), as now located, said part extends northerly from a line parallel with and 240 ft, more or less, southerly of the north line of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of 15-96-20, to the north line of the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 3-96-20, said Rockwell industrial lead being situated in, over and across the following legal subdivisions of Cerro Gordo county: NW SE 15-96-20; SW NE 15-96-20; NW NE 15-96-20; SW SE 10-96-20; NW SE 10-96-20; SW NE 10-96-20; NW NE 10-96-20; NE NW 10-96-20; SE SW 3-96-20 and SW SW 3-96-20.
    The Council will meet at 7:00 P.M., on the 2nd day of February, 2021, at which time the owners of property subject to assessment for the proposed improvements, or any other person having an interest in the matter may appear and be heard for or against the making of the improvement, the boundaries of the Districts, the cost, the assessment against any lot, tract or parcel of land, or the final adoption of a Resolution of Necessity.
    Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, and as authorized by emergency proclamation of the Governor of the State of Iowa, the February 2, 2021 meeting of the City Council will be conducted electronically, pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.8.
    Interested persons may participate in the meeting electronically by the following methods:
    1. Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81272481853?pwd=NVB0aXpVbTVsd21oTjg2aHlCRmhHQT09
    Passcode: 107309

    2. Join by phone:
    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or
    +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
    Webinar ID: 812 7248 1853
    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcxMcx8Ah4

    A property owner will be deemed to have waived all objections unless at the time of Hearing he has filed objections with the Clerk.
    This Notice is given by authority of the Council of the City of Mason City, State of Iowa.

    /s/Aaron Burnett
    City Clerk, City of Mason City, State of Iowa

    (End of Notice)

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 7:36 am

    “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed… and we will deserve it.”
    – Lindsey Graham

    Ms Lindsey was right 4 years ago, too bad he didn’t remember his own prediction and act accordingly.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 9:41 am

      He did a lot in 4 years, probably take sleepy 4 months to override it all

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 10:27 am

        Yup took the U.S. to a all time low.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 12:31 pm

        A lot of damage, yes. It’ll take years to repair.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Minority Leader Moscow Mitch has a nice ring to it doesn’t it. 🙂

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 7:32 am

      It has a satisfying ring to it, doesn’t it? LOL!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm

      Dogcatcher Mitch sounds better, but Minority Leader will do for now.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2021 at 12:12 am

    hey bot can you come out to play

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    Boy am I Proud Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    STOP THE STEAL!!!!! Pence do the right thing this is God dam ridiculous!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 6:50 am

      Stop using the lords name in vain! tRumpTARD!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 6:51 am

        Oh! Forgot. His lord and saviour is Fat Ass Orange Man!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 7:38 am

      You should tell tRump to stop trying to steal the election. He lost. America spoke.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Another fake cultist Christian, worshipping the thieving, grifting, lying, daughter-molesting infidel false god. He’s broken every one of the real God’s commandments, many times over.

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    liberal aunt Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Trump is a disgusting hog pig grifting bum next up for him prosecution by SDNY 2021 looking tasty where’s the bot tonight???? lol lol lol lol

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    Hillary won in 2016 Trump cheated it will come out Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2021 at 9:39 am

      Dems were mad they lost in 2016..swore it would never happen again no matter what they had to do to count ballets

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 9:46 am

        Wonder which ‘ballets’ they counted first? Swan Lake? The Nutcracker? Doesn’t really matter anymore because Trump and the trumpkins are gone, gone, gone.

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        College Boy Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 10:49 am

        get on your tip toes raise your hands into the air and twirl around like you just dont care trumpy bot the new ballet is about to start

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    Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Stacy Abrams >>>>>> Donald Trump

    Dems will now rule Congress after this black woman helped Donald sink himself!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    52% of Georgia’s senate election in and both Dems are ahead each by approx 150,000. Bye bye Moscow Mitchie as majority leader! I might be feeling a bit cocky but hey, we Dems might as well gloat like the repukes do!

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      January 5, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      Hopefully the Proud Boys won’t start rioting.

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        Carlton Ursalla Reply Report comment

        January 5, 2021 at 11:36 pm

        Washington DC will be. total shitshow Wednesday……… it will be a helluva day to watch the news,…….

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Georgia Trumpsters getting stomped by dems.

    Bye bye Mitch.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    After the tape was released of Fat Ass Orange Man, BULLYING, THREATENING and LYING. His Cult followers should line up in front of Mar-A-Lago, one by one and wait for their GOD and GESTAPO leader to come out and touch each one of them and tell them that it is okay to drink the special juice he made for all of them. They will all go to hell with him! No Halley’s Comet, No Pearly gates. JUST FIRE AND HELL!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      what tape did you listen too….

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 5, 2021 at 7:57 pm

        The one you’ll ignore and refuse to listen to of tRump threatening Raffensperger and telling him to find almost 12,000 votes for tRump.

        Go take a listen, the link has been posted here a few times already.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 6, 2021 at 8:35 am

          Thank you for responding to the Ignorant, Dumb ass tRumpTARD!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Gerrymandering is the only way Rs win.

    Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.) states:
    “From a purely partisan perspective, Republican presidential candidates have won the national popular vote only once in the last 32 years,” Roy wrote in his statement. “They have therefore depended on the electoral college for nearly all presidential victories in the last generation. If we perpetuate the notion that Congress may disregard certified electoral votes — based solely on its own assessment that one or more states mishandled the presidential election — we will be delegitimizing the very system that led Donald Trump to victory in 2016, and that could provide the only path to victory in 2024.”

    To make a point, Roy objected to the swearing-in of all members from the six states where Trump falsely claims the vote was rigged. This forced the House to vote on whether the lawmakers who were on the same ballot with the president – and won their races – should be allowed to take the oath. Naturally, Republicans wanted to seat their members from Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The vote was 371 to 2 to say that all of their elections were legitimate.

    “It would confound reason if the presidential results of these states were to face objection while the congressional results of the same process escaped public scrutiny,” Roy said. “Those representatives were elected through the very same systems – with the same ballot procedures, with the same signature validations, with the same broadly applied decisions of executive and judicial branch officials – as were the electors chosen for the president of the United States under the laws of those states.”

    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has also emphasized the imperative for Republicans to safeguard the sanctity of the electoral college in opposing Cruz and Co. “Congress would imperil the Electoral College, which gives small states like Arkansas a voice in presidential elections,” he said in a statement. “Democrats could achieve their long-standing goal of eliminating the Electoral College in effect by refusing to count electoral votes in the future for a Republican president-elect.”

    So is tRump & followers attempts to shred the Constitution worth it, Repugnicants? If you think it is, say “Bye bye” to the EC because that is exactly what you’d be saying but supporting tRump’s election folly…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2021 at 9:21 am

    You might think justice and accountability are the best institutional preservatives, but that’s your non-swamp thinking at work. The real answer is to cover it up and blame you for caring. What this will do is make us hate them even more for their corruption, incompetence, and arrogance. Anger is an energy. Use it.

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    Hillary got 3 million more Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    2 Republicans die and go to heaven.
    They ask God if he’d answer one question.
    “Of course,” God says.
    They ask how the Democrats rigged the election in 2020.
    “It wasn’t rigged,” God replied.
    Republicans look at one another and say, “This conspiracy goes higher than we thought!”

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Will NIT be sending a correspondent to cover the pro- Trump demonstrations in Washington on the 6th?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      I thought that you were training to be the official field reporter for nit?

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        Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

        January 4, 2021 at 6:13 pm

        I retired after my 3rd Pulitzer by am always willing to serve the public.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 4, 2021 at 8:55 pm

          Oh, so it was a joke?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 4, 2021 at 11:37 pm

          The only prize you’ll get is a pullet-zer for your chicken-s–t reporting.

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            Peas n Taters

            January 5, 2021 at 10:23 am

            I will be liveblogging Trump protests tomorrow from downtown Mason City, beginning at noon.

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            Anonymous

            January 5, 2021 at 7:48 pm

            while your choking your chicken

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Unfortunately, there are over 150 members of congress that would prefer to practice “trumpism” rather than uphold the constitution. I hope the voters in the states they represent remember this in coming elections.

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    Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    The New York Times : All 10 living former U.S. defense secretaries, in a Washington Post op-ed, warned against involving the military in election disputes and urged leaders at the Defense Department to facilitate a smooth transition with the incoming Biden administration.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2021 at 11:44 am

    After this nut job phone call by fat ass orange guy, how and anyone with at least the brains God gave a goat, support this lying, deranged POS?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2021 at 9:35 am

    please bury them Shallow – we don’t want them contaminating our ground water.

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    Donkey > Elephant Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    ON TAPE, TRUMP PUSHES GEORGIA TO ‘FIND’ VOTES

    NYT MONDAY HEADLINE

    CHEATER IN CHIEF!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2021 at 7:10 am

      His Cult Followers will say it is not him and that it is fake news. That it is okay to cheat to get ahead in life.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 4, 2021 at 9:47 am

        I believe that is the Democratic motto

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 4, 2021 at 10:55 am

          Repugnicants would never win without cheating and they have openly admitted this. “If the EC were abolished Repugnicants would never win another election!”

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    Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Senator Tom Cotton has given up on Donald Trump and will not oppose the certification of EC vote this week, saying “The Founders entrusted our elections chiefly to the states—not Congress. They entrusted the election of our president to the people, acting through the Electoral College—not Congress. And they entrusted the adjudication of election disputes to the courts—not Congress.”

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    China…in 50 years from a nation of mud huts to an urban superpower.
    America…in 50 years from an urban superpower to a rental slum.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    As if we didn’t already know it. The liar in chief has now proven that he is the most corrupt POS to ever hold the presidency.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Amy Siskind

    6ntSpomnsortedhr ·
    It would be a great public service if our television networks played the hour long conversation between Trump and Raffensperger for the American people to hear.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    Is Mason City PD ready to deal with any Trumpsters rioting on January 6th?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 11:07 am

    You better hope the patriots can save your sorry azzes -AGAIN ! Stupid LEMMINGS !

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      You wouldn’t know a patriot if they punched you in the face, which they should, you facist traitor.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 5, 2021 at 8:08 am

        And you wouldn’t know a fascist if he stepped on your mushy head.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Instead of abandoning a sinking ship, Republicans are burning the lifeboats.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Where’s Sarah at?

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    You heard it here first: Sarah Palin will be the repub candidate for prez in 2024. The goppers like stupid, crude, and loud in a nominee. As a plus she brings enough crazy for the base.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 2, 2021 at 3:40 pm

      Since you reported it, then it has to be gospel.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    The republiCONS want to apply the old communist adage. “It’s not the votes that count but it’s who counts the votes, that counts.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Cruz and more of the republiCONS are going to object to the vote count. They want it their way no matter what. They like their buddies in the house are the ones trying to destroy this country. Biden won the election fair and square and will be sworn in on Jan.20th. SUCK IT UP honeychild.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Josh Hawley doesn’t deserve his seat in Congress. He doesn’t even live in Missouri. He’s a rich kid who wants the oligarchy to continue so he can keep his place in the upper crust of society.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    How many dead-end Trumpsters will be rioting in Washington on the 6th, hundreds of thousands? Millions? Will Mason City be safe, or will the Proud Boys be rioting here too?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 1, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      I’ll go out on a limb and guess zero properties will be burned, looted, or destroyed.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 1, 2021 at 10:57 pm

        I can tell you that would be a bad guess.

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        Hey Bozo Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2021 at 6:24 pm

        Hey bozo, guess you were wrong. Again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    What happened out at S.Taft Apartments New Years Eve many cops and few ambulances.Pretty quiet about what happened took at least 2 out on stretchers between 730 800 pm

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 1, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      12/31/20 19:22SO20512382327 S TAFT AVE, MASON CITY, IA 50401Personal Injury Collision

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2021 at 8:23 am

    It would be nice if the owner of this site would clean it up this year. By deleting/blocking all slander, name calling and negative comments that are posted.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 1, 2021 at 10:17 am

      He can’t do that, he has neither the intelligence nor skills to block anyone.
      That couple with the fact that he’s a lazy douchebag means that this website will always just be a shit pit.

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      January 1, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      Montrose, is that really you?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Hello Americans! I am Fat Ass Orange Man. I am your lord. I am your god. I love lying and golfing. Covid doesn’t exist. I love my daughter, I MEAN REALLY LOVE MY DAUGHTER. I don’t pay taxes. Rednecks and hicks love me. I hate blacks, latinos, asians, muslins. I really hate people that are not white. I hire people that are crooks. The entire world hates me and I really don’t give a S**t. I had to kill Jeffrey Epstein because he knew too much about me and the little girls I molested and raped. I would like to send all my love to my best COMRADE and right hand man Putin. MAGA. MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 1, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      I’m a POC and I think Trump is the best thing to ever happen to this country.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 11:49 am

      when is your fiction book coming out?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2021 at 2:17 pm

        The truth hurts doesn’t it BITCH! Kepp worshipping your holy god FAT ASS ORANGE MAN and crawl in hole with him and die!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2021 at 7:20 am

    19 more days of the GESTAPO leader and his cult followers! NINETEEN MORE DAYS LEFT!!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 11:47 am

      then nap time eh?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 11:48 am

      in 19 days the world or USA is going to right itself
      in your mind?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Hell realtors have been buying these houses up for 50 years – where have to been – IDAHOoooo ?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 7:14 pm

      That’s exactly the problem, except now it’s been exacerbated by AirBNB to the point of crisis. Many communities are enacting caps on the number of rental properties allowed within the city limits, and this one should, too. This situation is stifling growth.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    As any dimwit know an explosion always goes to the left and and and !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    You really want to know why the rents are so expensive in town and why affordable housing is “disappearing”?
    Slumlord “investors” are quickly buying up the affordable housing in town to just rent it out the next month. Families aren’t getting a chance to buy affordable housing in town. Families are having to compete against slumlords when putting in offers, and that is not right.
    We want families to invest in the town, invest in the properties. Existing homeowners want to see this as well, they don’t want another rental next to them.
    City leaders need to understand how not enacting a policy limiting rentals in town is hurting their own supporters. Without such a policy, the rentals will continue to deteriorate and blighted neighborhoods will continue to increase. Lower/moderate income families won’t “invest” in the community, because they have no ownership in the city. Taxpayers will have to keep fronting money to out-of-state developers to build more “affordable housing”, which was already there before the slumlords were allowed to buy it up, because of the city not enacting a policy limiting rentals.
    With the City not enacting a policy limiting rentals in town, the current housing situation will continue to get worse and will hurt everybody and every institution (home-owning taxpayers, schools, the renters, local businesses, etc.).
    If the City enacted such a policy, everyone would benefit. Families could buy housing that is cheaper than rent. Families could use the extra money to shop local or downtown. Families would invest in the town, volunteering in local organizations or youth sports. Tax-paying homeowner would benefit because their homes value would increase and crime would decrease. Taxpayers would see taxes decrease because rental houses are almost always valued less, which means the city would have to raise the rates on homeowners to make up the difference of rentals depreciating. Crime rates would also decrease, thereby improving the value of the town. Less taxes would need to be collected and squandered to support fixing up rentals.
    Local businesses would win because the extra money saved by families would be spent nearby at restaurants, retail, entertainment. Schools would benefit because families could feel like they could enlarge, bringing in more state money to the schools.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      The children would thrive more because they wouldn’t come from situations where money is scarce because of high rents. Homeownership would be cheaper.
      We need to implore the City leaders to research other regional communities, which there are many in Iowa and Minnesota, that limit rentals within the community.
      If they truly care about the families in town, their constituents and supporters, they should then research this policy and enact it.
      Policies that are necessary may not always be popular with some people (We’re sure that the Chamber and area Realtors will slam this policy, because they’re the biggest group of people who own rentals). But if this town wants to continue growing the proper way, this must be done.
      If not, it will show that the City leaders and administration only care about “investors” and the slumlord’s bottom line.
      If not enacted, it will prove who the City Council favors (which is not families or home-owning taxpayers) and will be another reason to vote the Councilors and Mayor out in November.
      WE NEED TO SHARE WHAT THE REAL REASON IS BEHIND THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 31, 2020 at 3:37 pm

        Another reason the slum lords are buying up the houses is the fact that when biden gets in, he’s going to allow 20 million +++ illegal to come to this country for all the free stuff the demorats hand out. They are going to need some nice housing to live in while they suck on governments teat. And it will be subsidized by real hard working American tax payers. Go figure!!!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 31, 2020 at 4:51 pm

          They have been buying houses for the past 4-5 years. Are you saying these guys are prescient? They knew 4 years ago that trump was a one term president.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2021 at 1:32 pm

          Bullshit. Immigrants are leaving in droves, and have no interest in coming back, which means there would be a labor shortage if Trump hadn’t destroyed the ethanol industry and wrecked Iowa’s economy. AirBNB housing hoarders scoop up affordable available housing before people that need it even know about it, so the young families Iowa and Mason City try so hard to bring in are leaving, and once they’re gone, they’re not coming back either.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Hey Matt, you going to run for City Council again?
    Or maybe even Mayor?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2020 at 2:38 pm

      He totally should. How many votes did he get last time? 50??

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      I think that Matt would be a great Mayor.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 31, 2020 at 7:23 pm

        why would he want to be a mayor? he’s a highly paid, well respected ceo of a world wide news organization.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2021 at 1:34 pm

        He’d be a hell of a lot better than the idiot we have now. Schickel has got to go.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2020 at 9:04 am

    In the annoying category, Obama is tied with Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and the usual Leftist gang of congressional idiots.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 2, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      At least is is not aligned with the stupidest member of Congress, Louis Gohmert.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2021 at 11:44 am

        that is to far up the ladder for him

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Had the Chinese Communist Party acted responsibly instead of hiding the truth, there’s a very real possibility #COVID19 could have been contained as a regional outbreak and many more lives could have been saved.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Whether that’s true or not matters very little at this point. Right now what we need is to get the virus under control, and stop devoting so much time and energy to how it started.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 31, 2020 at 3:39 pm

        Is there any way that you could explain that to all the haters?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 2, 2021 at 4:50 pm

          I’ve tried. They can’t comprehend.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2020 at 9:03 am

    TIME FOR ALL OF US TO FIGHT BACK