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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Every American has the right to defend family & themselves. The constitution has the 2nd amendment for a reason. I will not surrender any of my God given rights! May God help all who oppose the 2nd amendment & come me or my family. I was born to die, so tread lightly.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      God also said, “thou shalt not kill”.

      So, who are you to decide what man shall live, what man shall die?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 22, 2019 at 6:58 am

        Listen to the baby killer spouting the bible.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 22, 2019 at 11:26 am

        The Bible clearly provides a section explaining how God wants you to defend yourself. Don’t quote your stupid Bible unless you have actually read it. You people like to attach to whatever you feel good about and ignore the rest. This is the same god that had a man murder his brother and another his son. If anyone attack’s you and tries to kill you you are meant to kill that person. In any case I’m unburdened because your God words are made up fake story book B’s and it doesn’t apply to me because I am a thinking adult. God didn’t give me the right to self defense being born did. If you think it’s wrong to kill someone who’s trying to kill you you should kill yourself, you’re just a coward hiding behind a misinterpreted piece of ancient text.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 22, 2019 at 7:04 pm

          You never answered my question.

          Who are you to decide what man shall live, what man shall die?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm

          I find that Exodus 20:13 and Deuteronomy 5:17 to be directly on point.

          Further, Romans 12:19 teaches us “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord.”

          Finally, Matthew 26:52 tells us; “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”

          It has been 50 years since my Theology classes, I think Brother Gromley and Father Phelan did a pretty good job instilling a sense of what God demands.

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            Francis

            May 23, 2019 at 11:31 am

            Just wondering, did they touch you after class, or during?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      No one wants your guns you paranoid goof.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 22, 2019 at 6:57 am

        You carry a lot of stupid in that head.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 22, 2019 at 7:16 am

          So did your mother for having you.

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            Anonymous

            May 22, 2019 at 7:59 am

            Too bad you father didn’t wear a condom. The best part of you ran down your mother’s leg.

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            Anonymous

            May 22, 2019 at 10:51 am

            Too bad you didn’t come up with something original instead of the same mish mash but can’t expect much out of white trash folks with a 2nd grade education.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

        That’s why there are several bills and several attempts each year to ban and take away ar15’s? That’s why some dumb politician just came up with a new term assault weapon so they can make standard capacity pistols illegal and try to confiscate them? You really don’t know what you’re talking about do you?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm

          That gun needs to be banned as it serves no purpose other then to kill.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    The fact is democrats incentivize illegals with the prospect of free healthcare, housing, schooling and other benefits that should be reserved for legal tax paying citizens.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 6:32 pm

      They don’t get that stuff you uneducated white trash hillbilly.
      That’s why they work jobs no other lazy ass will and for less pay so they can provide for their family.

      Get some education and learn what’s true and false.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    So the headliner for Bandfest is dueling pianos?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      Ever seen them? They are pretty darn entertaining. Good choice.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 22, 2019 at 6:42 pm

        Not a good choice. They’re good, but they’re a lounge act, completely unsuited to the Band Fest. The idiots running it now went with cheap, not appropriate, and you can see them anywhere around here, any time. Nothing special.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 23, 2019 at 10:44 am

          Don’t go then. I will because I have seen them outdoors in Forest City and they rocked.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    To the obviously racist African American comment or. What’s wrong with you? Have you actually heard any white person speak that way ever at all around here? Don’t be so jealous that we can speak fluently and correctly with articulation announciation and pronunciation. We are just better than black men. Black men can’t speak real English, you all speak mush mouth and slang and nobody understands half the crap you try to say. Ya people are.mad and you should be too because people who sell meth deserve to be skinned alive same as heroin dealer’s. You disagree as I’m sure your whole family is involved in local crime drug crime and violent crime, all of you section 8 losers are. But those of us who care about things and have people to protect don’t like you, we would rather board your houses and burn your families alive then tolerate what you’re doing to our neighborhoods our community and our citizen’s. Ya people are.mad because this pos isn’t getting more time. It’s not a race thing though. It’s this crazy idea we have that our friends our sisters our girlfriends and our wives as well as our kids and elderly shouldn’t have to be afraid to go out at night because the drug dealers have changed this town so much since section 8 started. There are lots more violent and criminal elements since black came to sell dope and start creating violent situations and shooting and stabbing each other. You’re a cancer on society’s tit and yet you sit around insulting white people like somehow we are worse than you people? We build and you destroy been that way for generations. You’re really pathetic loser’s.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Typical ignorant uneducated racist white trash with no brains who blames everyone but himself for problems in society.

      Here’s a clue meth is a white mans drug.

      There’s plenty of white people who steal and kill and abuse welfare.

      A lot of drug dealers around here getting arrested lately has been white.

      I’m not saying black people or Hispanics don’t cause trouble because some do but the way you are ranting is like a tard with no clue what’s so ever.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 6:32 pm

      You are still a pathetic LOSER!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Sir, you are a real piece of work. I walk and drive these streets at all hours of the day and night, and never have been accosted once, with the exception of panhandlers. And, they were Caucasian.

      Section 8 housing has been in Mason City since the late 60’s. And, contrary to your narrow beliefs, many get only rental assistance. 50% of the households in Mason City were headed by persons 51 and older. A majority of households taking part in the local Voucher program are disabled, most were senior citizens.

      13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic. That’s 7% of 437 vouchers.

      So given those facts, provided by HUD, are the rest of those people, again mostly senior citizens, a cancer on our community as well? Those are your words.

      If you are so concerned about the condition of our community, why are you sitting behind your keyboard? Get out there and observe, and report illegal activities. Give the police names, places, vehicle descriptions, license plates, and times. Get a camera and record the events to back it up.

      But I know you will not. You are a racist and will say or do anything to support your biased and backwards views.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Let’s not forget all the meth addicts and dealers around here are mostly white.

      Let’s not forget all the child molesters lately are white too.

      Plenty of white people abuse the system and steal as well mostly to feed their meth habit.

      Are there bad black and Hispanic people?
      Absolutely are there’s bad in every race so to make this about black people clearly shows how ignorant and racist you truly are.

      It’s a shame iowa is thought of as a state full of racist bib overall wearing white trash who proudly wave their confederate flags like it’s something to be proud of.

      You wave your pow flags but yet don’t do a damn thing to help veterans even tho they make up part of those on welfare you like to sneer at.

      Not other peoples fault you work at some shitty factory job and half your income goes to your kids you brought into this world screwing a bunch of whores.

      Not the rest of us faults you sit on computer and read sites with bs news that never happen that you are too fuking stupid to understand is geared toward gullible fuks who have no education enough to know when you are mislead.

      Your life will be nothing more then a crappy job and crappy beer and a broken down shack and truck. And friends who laugh behind your back because you are a gullible ignorant racist fool who none really like and you most likely beat your pet because you’re pathetic coward and know they can’t defend themselfs so you try to build up your self esteem yeah man I know your kind all too well.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 22, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks for posting your reading list. Now we know why you are such a moron.

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    May 21, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Wood chip pick up; Compost dirt now available

    The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board ROW Management staff will be giving away a portion of its stockpile of wood chips and compost dirt at Lime Creek Nature Center May 28th – 31st. Mulch and/or compost will be loaded into small trailers or trucks with the assistance of a tractor at 7:45 AM and 3:30 PM each day. Smaller quantities may be loaded by hand. A limited supply is available to the public so individuals interested in wood chips or compost must contact the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board at (641) 423-5309 to reserve a day and time for pick up.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 8:41 am

    I see the city is going to raise the water and sewer rates “AGAIN” to pay for future vehicles. They just did that a couple of years ago. If the damn sanitation workers would quit beating the hell out of those trucks so they only have to work 5 hours they would last.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 9:37 am

      If you knew any of the particulars of what you are ranting about, your post/rant wouldn’t even be posted. You should think/research before you rant, you’d come off as a little more intelligent.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2019 at 5:52 pm

        The particulars are real easy. They are overtaxing us and calling it fees. The equipment is being abused and all you have to do is watch it happen. They pound the shit out of those trucks so they can get done in five hours to go to their next job and we pay for it.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm

          I do watch, at least twice a week. Never have I once witnessed a crew abusing their equipment. In fact, those guys hustle, wasting little time between stops, in all weather.

          They can cover a block faster than any other firm I have seen in the last 45 years. And the few times a bag broke, they made sure to get it all into the compactor before they moved. Some times, the driver getting out to help.

          They will not however, clean up after messes made by critters, be they crows, cats, dogs, or vermin on the parkways. That’s up to the home owner/renter. That’s why I always use a container with a tight lid.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Coupled with Alliant’s outrageous price-gouging, and greedy landlords’ out-of-control rents, this could be the nail in this town’s coffin. Last one out turn off the lights.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm

        Don’t let the door hit ya, and make sure you have enough money for gas so you can get far, far away, and don’t come back!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      I like the rants from the white trash idiots as they show the rest how stupid they really are.

      I love this site it’s better then any comics in the newspaper.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Every single ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT should be dropped from our Welfare Programs Immediately. Absolutely Absurd that Americans are on a five year wait list while Mr. and Mrs. Hopped the Border are helping themselves to our tax dollars.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Biden better get in REALITY..He worked for the divider and Chief….The same one that said jobs are NOT coming back…The great economy has NOTHING to do with the Obama administration…ALL to do with the business man President Trump…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 11:11 am

      LOL you can’t even get your insults right

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Divider in chief huh lol that’s funny even tho it’s lie.

      Problem is some couldn’t stomach a black man in office how I know? Simple he was criticized for the very same stuff the current pos president is doing that people defend.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm

        We should have hung him and people like you right beside him.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

          Ah another racist coward white trash I love when you guys show up to prove my point.

          This state has too many racist piece of shit garbage who only know how to work at a oatmeal plant and go to bars and act stupid well wearing bib overalls.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 8:37 am

    If a woman is making more than her male counterpart will the fines also apply?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Irrelevant, since it never happens.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2019 at 5:56 pm

        Bull shit! It happens all the time. What about time off women require?? It should be called a benefit and counted as salary. How about travel time and extra hours men work and women cry I got kids so I can’t go, but still think they should be paid as much?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2019 at 6:48 pm

          Jealous? There are operations that can help you reap all those rewards.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

          If men would step up and take care of the kids they create, women wouldn’t need that flexibility. Either man up or shut up.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I thought we were a Constitutional Republic ran by laws not a Democracy ran by mob (democrat) rule..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

    These illegal migrants blocked passengers from boarding their planes, and flights were fouled up – and, delayed – due to this inexcusable, obstreperous behavior. This shenanigan caused hundreds of passengers to miss their connecting flights. What would YOU do, if someone tried to physically BLOCK you from boarding a scheduled flight? This is NOT Fake News; it actually happened, three days ago, in Paris. Wonder what would happen if they pulled this stunt in, say, the Dallas-Fort Worth airport?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 2:15 pm

      Source?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 3:08 pm

      Just another lie to further divide this country into thinking all Muslim people and others that are different into some evil monsters and sadly those who are gullible and uneducated will chose to believe it instead of researching rather or not it’s true.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 21, 2019 at 5:50 pm

        Tell the people in New York that died that. Or, tell all the service men that were wounded that. You are a damn traitor to our country.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2019 at 6:26 pm

          They were extremist you stupid dumb bastard big difference but your uneducated ass wouldn’t know.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    A young 17-year-old boy was shopping in St. Cloud, MN, at a sports store, called Shields. The cashier was a Muslim lady who was wearing another headscarf. The 17-year-old was wearing a necklace with a cross on it. She told him he would have to put his cross under his shirt because it offended her. He told her he would not do that. Then he told her that he thought she should take her headscarf off. She then called for the manager. The manager came out and told the 17-year-old to just put his cross under his shirt and everything would be fine. The boy again refused to do so and at that point he left the items he had intended to purchase and walked out.
    Several customers who had been in line behind him had heard the conversation and also left their carts full of items and walked out of the store!! KUDOS TO THE 17-YEAR-OLD!!!
    We all know we are in some very changing times, and given the same circumstances, I pray we would all have the courage this young lad had. We spent a few minutes talking about the challenge we are facing for our first amendment right of religious freedom. (I have to wonder what’s next? Are ‘they’ going to try to ban the jewelry store owners from selling
    any jewelry with a cross on it?? WILL YOU HESITATE TO PASS THIS ON?? OR BE READY TO DEFEND YOUR RELIGIOUS RIGHTS!!! GOD BLESS YOU, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      More made up bullshit that most likely came from a conservative website or that stupid jihad watch crap.

      You just hate anyone different from you or you’re just a gullible fool who believes everything you see on the internet.

      Here’s a tip for you ignorant gullible fools.
      When you see a story Google how many other stories and where it comes from if a few sources come up then it’s possible but in this one this is highly unlikely.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      I guess, for some reason, we can’t post the numerous sites that have proven this entire episode is a hoax. But, it is, and you are a moron for posting it.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 21, 2019 at 7:53 am

          Let them be scared. Maybe they will get the hell out of our country.

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            Anonymous

            May 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm

            Typical ignorant racist son of a bitch who hasnt got a clue about anything.

            Perhaps it’s you who should leave this country.

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            Anonymous

            May 21, 2019 at 5:47 pm

            I was born here. It is fat white women like you who love the illegals that need to pack up and leave.

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            Anonymous

            May 21, 2019 at 6:29 pm

            Lol you assume too much you worthless white trash.
            Your dumb mother should have aborted you instead of spawning another racist white trash moron with a 2nd grade education.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      The st cloud story is fake.
      See thats why there’s a lot of hate and division in this country because of made up stories people post without bothering to check if it’s even true.

      This will only continue to get worse unless people educate themselfs better especially in what they read and share.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2019 at 10:41 pm

        The person who posted the story knew it wasn’t true, but he thinks that if he never tries to defend himself, he is the winner. He is a moron.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Bernie you are nuts! Alls government does is waste precious tax payers dollars. You don’t need more money. We just need less democrats. Good for this generous man. It’s his money, he can do what he wants with it!

    As usual Bernard misses the point. Most Americans are very very kind and generous but when they earn it they want to decide who they help. Since I’m into compromise let’s do this. All the rich dems pay 70% of their income to government and we despicable will donate to the cause of our choice. Then we’ll see who does the most good for the people.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Smith does a generous deed and Sanders criticizes it because Smith didn’t give it to him, to give away where he sees fit. Guess Sanders is the only one that knows best . . . N O T ! ! ! ! !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    The Babylon Bee strikes again! This would be funny if it weren’t so true. Bernie DOES want the government to take more of our money (especially the wealthy), so the GOVERNMENT can decide how to spend it. And we all know how well that works.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I wake up in the morning, stretch and think …. man it feels good to know President Trump is in office for another 5 1/2 years. When I go to bed and my head hits the pillow, I dream about waking up knowing I’m safe because he’s in office. It’s a great feeling. #MAGA

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 21, 2019 at 6:13 am

      Typical Trump sheeple living in fantasy land.
      Your worthless president may yet get impeached and any chance of reelection will cease to exist.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    This Obama judge’s ruling will be reversed. Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.

    Won’t matter cause liberal anti-American activist liberal judges rulings get overturned all the time… They are a disgrace to our society…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    We the people demand the financial records of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and Adam Schiff and Maxine Waters. All you need to see in this article are these words: “Barack Obama-appointed judge Amit P. Mehta.” Says it all….
    This is unconstitutional. There is no law or requirement that POTUS show his tax or financial records.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      You do not speak for me.
      If Trump is doing shady stuff then it needs to complete the investigation and if found wrong doing then he should be impeached adios cheeseball.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Arrest warrants have been issued for David Ramos Contreras, Juan Garcia Rios Adiel, and Arulfo Ramos for the rape of two girls, ages 13 and 14. All three suspects are in the country illegally, according to police.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Wow, Pelosi’s such a liar. Thank God for President Trump.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Bootyjigger’s a demoncrap and if they get their way the country will become anti-American run by illegals and American history will totally be erased…

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      You’re obviously a deeply closeted gay man.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

        Just where in my comment does it say a thing about gay men. I really don’t care who sleeps with who.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

          Good! Where do you live? We are all coming over for a slumber party.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 6:56 pm

            YEE HAA!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Bootyjigger needs to crawl right back under his rock! Who does he think he is talking crap about destroying our history…. if THOMAS JEFFERSON GOES SO SHOULD MARTIN LUTHER KING.
    SO I SAY FIND ANOTHER CAUSE! Go after men who wants to compete against girls in sports! Find out why they want this! GIRLS SPORTS WILL BE JUST COMPETITION FOR MEN! Both divisions… men and wanna be girls!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Nothing like a racist raving lunatic sprouting conspiracy crap.

      Did you know Trump employed illegals and thought nothing of it cuz they work cheap.
      Just winning for the old orange face.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:20 am

    More revisionist history. Yeah that’s all we need! I amazes me how the left is so afraid of dead people but yet they so embrace the ideal of socialism while ignoring the millions who were murdered due to socialism failures! This is why revisionist history is so dangerous! Rewriting it doesn’t change it, but ignore it and you are doomed to repeat it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:20 am

    CHINA really CHINA the same CHINA that Joey bygone said was no threat that CHINA ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Biden’s supporters believe him. They keep reposting articles in which Biden and Obama take credit for the economy, therefore they expect everyone else to believe his lies. Of course an honest press would debunk this in a minute.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      And Trump supporters believe every lie Trump says so what’s the difference?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Biden was a member of the worst administration in history. He has been a do nothing politician for fifty years. The present economy is due to the Trump policies

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Just what is going on in this city? Drive through the central part of the city (if you can get there with all the potholes in the streets), Look at all the boarded up old homes that should be torn down as unsafe, then look at all the ones that should be boarded up too. The city waste all it money on a skating rink that most of us don’t want and certainly don’t need and the rest of the city goes to hell. Streets are flooded, houses are falling down, lawns are not mowed and we have a junk yard on South Monroe called Russ Hardy’s yard that is full of junk trucks and equipment just sitting there rusting. Now his kid is following after his father and storing junk trucks behind his business on North Monroe. You know, just south of the can junk yard sitting on the streets, not to far from other empty boarded up buildings.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      I don’t mind the multipurpose arena deal as we need to get people downtown especially in the mall area.

      However you are 100 percent right with the rest as too many things are neglected and it’s becoming an eyesore.

      People who don’t mow their lawns or keep crap in their yards need to be fine for this and if they don’t do it then condemn the property.

      For elderly and handicapped people I think little punks who are trouble makers need to do community service that helps elderly and handicapped people’s homes such as mowing and trimming bushes and picking up garbage hell really anyone breaking the law should be doing this stuff and the lazy worthless ones throw the book at them.

      With people working together who can enforce this the city can once again look better then it does now.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 10:45 pm

        The key here is enforcement. It is almost non-existent.

        How long was someone allowed to run an illegal waste transfer station in town? It was visible from the street, yet NO one lifted a finger til the DNR was called and a cease and desist order was issued.

        Other older towns and cities across the country are working to fast-track the elimination of blight to improve their communities. And with proper enforcement, it can be done here as well.

        Others in our community have exposed landlords a number of times publicly. But our City Council and the Mayor have not taken action.

        Leadership begins at the top. If our leaders do not make it a priority, things will never change. Unless of course, it is made a State or Federal issue.

        Until then, all we will get is empty or unrealistic promises, and lack of detailed progress on what the City is doing about blight (remember the State of the City comments?).

        By the way, you are deluding yourself if you think issues like this will ever be printed in the Globe Gazette or reported on the Television stations that cover our community.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2019 at 7:42 am

          Agreed. A major potion of the problem is section 8 rentals because the landlords (Realtors) have very little skin in the game because they are guaranteed payment. They do not care how their property looks and don’t even bother to inspect them. Rentals are trashed out with junk in the yard and lawns not mowed and it just affects the whole neighborhoods. Then you have junkers like Russ Hardy who is allowed to run a illegal junk yard in the center of town.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 9:12 am

            I don’t believe it’s all section 8 because people living in those ones get the places inspected once a year at least so things have to be up to code or HUD won’t approve of it.

            There’s alot of shitty landlords who couldn’t manage their way out of a wet paper bag.

            I got neighbors who haven’t paid rent in years and live like squatters because the landlord is a pushover and falls for their sob story to think of the kids will be homeless.

            Those stories happen a lot.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2019 at 10:41 am

          There’s a TV station covering Mason City? Not any more.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 4:38 pm

      You’d think some of that high-priced help on the third floor of city hall could do something about that, since it’s their jobs

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    The last good Democrat was Kennedy and then the Democrat’s killed him because he was going eliminate the subsidies for the oil companies and he was going to get us out of the Vietnam war that the French and Eisenhower had started.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Talk about revisionist history! Put down the meth!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I’m traumatized everyday of my life about where our country is going… The current administration is doing a good job… You don’t like him so what this isn’t a popularity contest…it’s how the country is being taken care of which is damn good… Your kids don’t like George Washington? I didn’t like Many presidents some of them were pretty god awful… The country elected them. past presidents belong to our history good or bad you can’t erase history but you can teach your kids respect and know that perfection will never be… But they have no rights to take down a picture of the Father of our country.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Lots of racist ignorant white trash on here I see.
    You think the republicans shit don’t stink you’re only fooling yourselfs.

    Education has truly failed and I fear the next generation will be just as bad.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      *Nothing like playing the race card. That’s the only thing this Dumb Ass Bitchh can fall back on. (playing the race card is really old and people are tired of it).

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm

        Nothing to do with playing the race card just calling out some people for what they are which is ignorant and racist.

        Bitching about Hispanic people and black people on here all the time.

        Plenty of white people stealing and killing and molesting kids so really makes no sense to call out one group and ignore your own misdeeds.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 20, 2019 at 7:37 am

          Creeps come on all sizes and all colors. Get used to it. Unfortunately we are stuck with a bunch of criminals from Chicago and Detroit. If you just look at the percentage you can see why people feel the way they do.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 9:28 am

            I’m sure some from Chicago who come here are bad seeds but that isn’t all of them most wanted to get away from gun violence and have a safer life for them and their kids.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    This gender identity stuff is getting out of control!!! We need to get the Dems out of the house next year!! I feel bad for the “real” girls/women who work hard to succeed.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    You know, erasing Obama, Clinton, Schumer, and Pelosi from history sounds like the right thing to do to me.
    Butt Edge Edge

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Let’s erase the current leftist Democratic Party from holding office, and future history as well!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      Better yet, let’s erase the the Alt-Right Republinazi Christian/Taliban Party, starting with you.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Thomas Jefferson lived within the confines of his time. It should be noted he was a contradiction. His slaves were educated in France and had the option for freedom, they chose to return to him. He grappled with the issue of slavery.
    Don’t erase history out of ignorance.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    So, we’ve escalated from tearing down statues of Southern military men to “erasing” Thomas Jefferson’s name, huh. And Andrew Jackson as well. How’s about this, let’s accept that even great men have feet of clay. IOW, they’re human and not perfect. They lived as rightly as possible with the knowledge they had in their times, circumstances, and cultural norms. If we’re going to “erase” the name of every great historical figure because they don’t live up to current standards, there won’t be any left.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    The Democratic Party and it’s presidential candidates are now the Pandering Party. They can’t get traction with the economy, job creation, unemployment etc etc. So they have promise everything under the sun and hope for the best.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Erasing Pete Buttigieg’s name…now that’s the right thing to do!.. I prefer erasing the Democratic Party, it’s backers, politicians, and affiliates who adhere to any of the BS they created!!!

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      Just Wondering Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      I would like to know what this future you have in mind would look like in our world today. Could you tell me how things would be. Would we still have law enforcement or would that be unnecessary? Who would grow our food? What happens when a dry, hot summer or a cold, wet spring happens and there is no food? Will we have more churches or more prisons? Would there be libraries? Who will police the internet? Will kids still have to go to school or will their education be up to their parents? Will military service be mandatory? What will we do for entertainment? Do we kill everyone who disagrees with our vision of what should be? Do we allow people of color into the country? I am just wondering if you could let me know what it does look like.

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        Just Wondering Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2019 at 7:11 am

        I didn’t think you would answer.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    The SPLC is just a nasty, anti-American Communist organization masquerading as some sort of humanitarian group. A slimy bunch who need to be ejected from our nation.
    The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hit organization for Progressives, tearing down those who speak the TRUTH, in order that lies may prevail.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Nothing like playing the race card. That’s the only thing this b…h can fall back on. (playing the race card is really old and people are tired of it).

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:27 am

    When you have great people like CHARLES PAYNE and CANDICE OWENS, how do you justify the existence of MAXINE WATERS ???

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Hell Emanual might as well run for president. He has as good a chance as any of the other useless ones running for the democratic party. TRUMP 2020

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:26 am

    This is why I will never vote for a Democrat ever

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I cant believe what she just said, why are they so hateful towards TRUMP?? Why don’t they just go with his doings? Can you imagine the accomplishments if they did?? They hate him so much now that he’s OUR PRESIDENT and when he was just a regular billionaire, they looked for him, so he could donate !! What arrogant people, Dems are such hypocrites!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:25 am

    All of them should be flown to Cali, they also should fly them into Chicago and NYC where the mayors invited them to go.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Build the wall and make California part of Mexico.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

      I would prefer to build a wall around ignorant racist white trash people like yourself.
      Bunch of bib overall Busch light drinking hillbillys.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Your California Representatives said that they wanted sanctuary cities and declared no crisis at the border so They Get What They Wanted!!!! All you dumbasses that voted for them may want to reconsider how you vote next election!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Democrats are getting trumped at every stupid idea they have about destroying this president!!! Democrats are being exposed daily for obstruction, spying,treason,now they just passed a law to allow boys to play girls sports!!! Pathetic! they are destroying America’s way of life.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:23 am

    This is great news. California wants to become its own nation anyway so let them build up their population before annexing

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Wow California must be really happy this is their dream come true illegals can live on the streets just like the rest of them do oh that’s right they’ll probably get housing so you American people that are living on the street and pooping in peeing will still have to live there..

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:22 am

    It’s absolutely clear that de Blasio cares first and foremost about Bill. He’s quick to throw his so-called principles in the dumpster when it’s politically expedient. He’s a phony progressive — a fauxgressive — and definitely not a trade union supporter.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    These abortion bans are getting ridiculous.
    No one has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body.

    Incase the ignorant so-called Christians didn’t know a baby isn’t alive until it takes it’s first breath out of the womb that God breath life into.

    Republicans only care when they can use it to their advantage at election time like pence and Trump did.

    So laughable to act like Trump is all godly like. A Christian doesn’t talk about banging his daughter or grabbing women by the pussy and sure as hell doesn’t commit adultery over and over again.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2019 at 9:18 am

      This is real easy. Don’t get pregnant, don’t kill babies. It is murder. Do these things and there is no problem. Kill a baby and you will be held accountable.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2019 at 10:35 am

        You’re not alive until you take your first breath and besides I highly doubt you give shit anyways.
        You like to cherry pick the bible and follow what you feel like.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm

          You are full of shit as usual.

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            Anonymous

            May 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm

            That’s what a typical ignorant fuking white trash moron would say.

            No matter what form of truth is presented it will go over your ignorant ass because obviously how your ass was raised to be ignorant and that’s why you will always be white trash because you fail to learn anything.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    De Blasio you are a mayor and not a good one. Donald Trump is the President of the greatest nation on earth! I am sure he is shaking in his boots. You are a joke!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    De Blasio, Trump is going to squish you like the bug you are. Can’t wait until the skeletons start tumbling out of yours and your wife’s 850 million dollar closet.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    You want the government in charge of your health when they can’t even run the damn post office. No thanks!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 6:48 pm

      So what’s your solution for affordable health care that doesn’t rob people of their life savings?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 17, 2019 at 8:05 pm

        If you are sick and you are going to die, stop all medical services. Let the good Lord decide who lives and who dies.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 18, 2019 at 5:30 am

          So in other words you don’t know.

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            Anonymous

            May 18, 2019 at 8:44 am

            Would save millions if we let dying people die.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2019 at 10:16 am

        You first Matt as you got too much time to make fake post on here.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    What a bunch of idiots! Someone needs to clean out the Democratic Party. Absolute fools.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Wow. Nothing quite says “Women’s Equality” and Title IX protection like allowing a “self-identifying” 225 lb male to compete with biological women who are NO WHERE as strong he is. Thanks again for NOTHING, Socialist Dems (and you turncoat RINOs) and for setting women’s athletics back for decades.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      How many decades you talking about? Women still don’t get a fair shake in sports although it has improved immensely. When women start earning the same as the men do, then maybe fairness will come into the question.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Today represents a significant step forward for Iowa’s agriculture and manufacturing industries. Mexico and Canada are Iowa’s top two trading partners, and the removal of steel, aluminium, and retaliatory tariffs will increase exports of Iowa products. I want to thank President Trump and his administration for leading on this important issue throughout the entire negotiation process. Now that these tariffs have been lifted, it’s critical for Congress to ratify the #USMCA as soon as possible.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    I doubt many people pay attention to the Federal Reserve. Sadly! The Deep State has tried everything else to undermine and get rid of Trump and nothing has worked. The Federal Reserves has put the economy in a tail spin many times before and I have a feeling there about to do it again!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      The “deep” part here is how far up your ass your head is located.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2019 at 9:20 am

        It must really be hard to get that much stupid packed into your head.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Mr. Tough On the Arabs wants to reimburse the Taliban for travel expenses. https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/administration-wants-reimburse-talibans-travel-expenses

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:31 am

    The democrat party is the enemy. They are the greatest threat we face as a republic!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 9:46 am

      No, that’s the Southern Baptist crazies who’ve taken over the once-respected Republican party. If you think they’re going to invite you to join their Fourth Reich, think again. They’ll use you to help set the country on fire, then throw you in it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Lots of corrupt behavior by democratic lawmakers without any investigation. It’s now changing, let’s hope they follow through and indict these people. They have walked on America and its constitution.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Clearly they miss that money coming in, and they’ll do anything to sabotage Trump.
    Why else would Kerry and Feinstein be interested in pleasing Iran?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

    I think Obama’s “Iran deal” included kickbacks to the Democrats that voted for it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Let’s see , both Obama and Hillary had close personal assistants with strong family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, Kerry has been traveling to Iran talking to their leaders, Feinstein had a Chinese driver for years and now is speaking openly on a cell phone to the Iranian Foreign Minister during a time of heightened tensions between the USA and Iran. Who are the real traitors ! Who is colluding with the enemy? Who is undercutting our President? These people need to be in prison or hung!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I suspect the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to undermine President Trump’s booming economy. The Federal Reserve are Globalists and want him removed from office so America can return to being the “Sugar Daddy” to the world. Trump calls us the “Piggy Bank” for the world.
    Historically every time interest rates go up the stock market goes down and Presidents are NOT re-elected!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Under President Obama the Federal Reserve held interest rates at nealy 0% during his 8 years as President. Today the Federal Reserve have raised the Fed Funds rate to 2.5%. Obama paid an average of 411 Billion Dollars per year for our interest on our national debt. Since President Trump has been elected the Feds have raised interest to 2.5% and now has President Trump paying 523 Billion Dollars in 2018 on our national debt. I look for the Feds to raise the Fed Funds rate to 3% by June 2019. AT THAT RATE THE INTEREST ON OUR NATIONAL DEBT WILL START CONSUMING NEARLY 1/2 OF ALL THE TAXES WE THE PEOPLE PAY! Remember Social Security is borrowing 50% every month right now to pay for Social Security payments. If that happens look for the Stock Market to start tanking.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2019 at 8:23 am

    The Reality is here. The Democratic Party supported and attempted to implement a coup on a duly elected POTUS. Can we still view them as fellow Americans after committing TREASON? That my friends….is a difficult call.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 4:10 am

      You are the person they need to hang!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 17, 2019 at 8:57 am

        Libraterds like you are the true enemy and should be treated as such.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2019 at 4:38 pm

        being hung is both my blessing and curse.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2019 at 8:22 am

    It’s freakin #Awesome, absolutely AWESOME, when you know the #Truth … have the #Evidence and #Facts that show the #Lies #Corruption #Spying …. the #Treason the Democratic Party has condoned , supported and done …. now it’s all coming out !! People will #Hang for TREASON !! Spying on a sitting #President !!! #MAGA #KAG2020 !!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 10:25 am

      Discovered hashtags, did we? Only about 10 years behind everybody else. Bulletin: they’re not for decoration either.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 17, 2019 at 6:20 pm

        And, wow. you learned how to read. Amazing!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2019 at 8:21 am

    When someone takes marijuana at a low [THC] content to relax and to stone out, actually, it decreases your anxiety.” But high concentrations can cause panic attacks, and if someone consumes high-enough levels of THC, “you become full-blown psychotic and paranoid.” Weed can have a similar paradoxical effect on the vascular system. “If you take low-content THC it will increase your blood flow, but high content [THC] can produce massive vasoconstriction, it decreases the flow through the vessels.” And at low concentrations, THC can be used to treat nausea in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. “Patients that consume high content THC chronically came to the emergency department with a syndrome where they couldn’t stop vomiting and with intense abdominal pain.”It’s a condition called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
    “The typical patient uses [inhales] about 10 times per day … and they come in with really difficult to treat nausea and vomiting,” says an associate professor of emergency medicine and medical toxicology at the University of Colorado’s school of medicine. “Some people have died from this … syndrome, so that is concerning.” Scientists don’t know exactly how high levels of THC can trigger the syndrome, but the only known treatment is stopping cannabis use. “We’re seeing an increase in psychosis and hallucinations, as well as anxiety and even depression and suicidality,” Adolescent and young adults who use recreationally are especially susceptible because their brains are still developing and are sensitive to drugs in general.

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      May 16, 2019 at 11:35 am

      while that may be true, it can also be said about alcohol.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 17, 2019 at 9:01 am

        Allen-I completely agree with your comment on alcohol. However, I think it is to deeply integrated into our society now and can never be eliminated. Pot on the other hand could still be stopped. We just do not need another mind bending drug legalized on our streets.

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          Allen Reply Report comment

          May 17, 2019 at 11:46 am

          In my comment, I wasn’t actually sticking up for pot, and of course alcohol. I was just comparing the two. I have observed people consuming alcohol and smoking pot, and there is a difference. I have never seen a person setting at the bar smoking one joint after the other until they fall off the stool. I have never seen a person that was smoking pot, violently assault someone, or go around looking for a fight. Anything in excess is not good. If I have a choice, and I do, I would rather be around people smoking pot then drinking alcohol.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      I like NPR as a news source and I respect them also. I read the article you used to cut and paste and it seems legitimate. However, there are a large number of doctors who disagree with it (which wasn’t reported). Also, nowhere does it say that marijuana should not have been legalized. At the end of the article, the U of Colorado doctor who was quoted said: “Start low, go slow”. In other words, use responsibly.-just like alcohol. In addition, the regulation of marijuana needs to include regulation of potency.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Ask any law enforcement officer, and they’ll tell you they’d much rather deal with somebody under the influence of marijuana than alcohol. Drunks want to fight or have sex, stoners just want to eat Cheetos and take a nap.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 16, 2019 at 6:25 am

    My friends and I like to joke about the decline of the Globe Gazette. “Yesterday’s news next week” the gag goes.

    Nothing can be more telling however(and in a sense, more pitiful) about the status of that supposed news organization, than today’s headline.

    Does the Management on Washington Ave. take it’s readers to be fools with our heads in the sand?

    For over a month now, Sixth Street South has been closed to all traffic, it’s pavement already ground to gravel.

    Common sense tells you, any business and resident along that construction zone will suffer adverse effects. Heck, most people knew last year this was coming.

    Yet, to the Editor of that rag, this is worthy of headline a month after the fact? Worse off, is that they expect advertisers and the public to pay for that.

    It used to be, people put pride in what they produced. Pardon me for being Captain Obvious, but what they print six days a week, is hardly considered a product to be proud of.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2019 at 7:44 am

      And yet Captain, you waste your time reading and posting on this site?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Man, where are all the comments about the breaking news MM reported today about boats being on lakes in Iowa over Memorial Day weekend? Just gotta say, top notch journalism buddy!

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      Allen Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      I’ll make a comment. If you are a boater, and plan to be on Clear Lake on MD weekend, watch out for the drunk drivers, there’s bound to be some.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    The happiest people on the planet have health care and education. Check out where they live and how their government makes it all work.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2019 at 8:37 pm

      This requires a little work but most of you would rather troll.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Noted liberal minister Pat Robertson, interviewed on liberal fake news network Fox News,says Alabama has gone too far. https://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-has-gone-too-far-with-extreme-abortion-bill-pat-robertson-says

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Whatttt, Sportsman sold! Wild Bills?? Hmmm!

  75. NIT Publisher

    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 10:01 am

    On Sunday May 19, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm the Mohawk Mountain Bike Club will hold an Iowa Scholastic Mountain Bike League event at the Lime Creek Conservation area. Due to this event the Lime Creek trails north of the road coming into Lime Creek will be closed for public use, this includes foot traffic, horse traffic and other bike traffic. The trails south of road will remaining open to the public.

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    NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Highland Park Golf Course will hold its first tournament of the year, the Early Bird this Sunday May 19th at 9:00 AM. Cost is $30 per person with an optional skins game for $5. Call the clubhouse at 641-423-9693 to get signed up as an individual or to reserve a hole for an entire foursome.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:38 am

    “Giving government absolute power over the economy—and therefore our lives—is always a mistake. Socialism can’t overcome human nature; and human nature is that power corrupts, as Lord Acton said. That’s why individual freedom and limited government work—and why socialism doesn’t”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:37 am

    If they think socialism is so great, they and their employer is paying big bucks into socialism for social security that the socialist part of our government has bankrupted and stolen the funds from. Given to those who never paid into it and more than likely they could very well never collect a penny on their investment. That socialism for you.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:36 am

    So…do socialists really believe that their form of government has assisted in over one billion people coming up out of poverty in just the last 30 or 40 years ? That was capitalism folks…jobs…investing…things associated with capitalism…not socialism or communism or any other ism. Strange how people can say capitalism is bad when it has done more for world poverty than anything in history. Wow.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Socialists have infiltrated our education system from college on down.

    I blame our publishers of text books for schools…… you know the one owned by George Soros.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      Don’t know what you think you are accomplishing by posting everything you hear or just believe because it suits your mindset, but, you never offer any proof or facts to support your beliefs. All you do is make things up and hope someone agrees with you. 98% of the people who read what you say, don’t believe it-any of it. You probably think you are bringing people over to your way of thinking but most people with a bit of common sense know you are a fanatic. Sorry to tell you that but someone needed to.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 16, 2019 at 8:19 am

        How do you fit all that “STUPID” in one head????

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm

          I don’t know but you should as a prime example of what stupid is.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:35 am

    “Polls show that young people embrace socialism…”
    Of COURSE they do. Because they’re spoiled brats that weren’t raised with proper discipline and given everything without f*cking being taught to EARN it.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm

      People want affordable healthcare that isn’t going to make them chose between eatting and prescription drugs.

      No one wants nothing for free so let’s put that crap to bed.

      I think taxes could better well be spent on things other then wars or pointless programs or things not needed and God knows plenty of money gets wasted from both parties not just one.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

        Once again you are full of shit. Most young people today feel they are entitled to FREE STUFF. They have never worked and really don’t want to. I hear them saying that all the time.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm

          Where do you hear that? From your own kids? They just follow what daddy does so they don’t work.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm

          There’s plenty of white trash republicans who voted for Trump and don’t work or pay their rent know plenty of people like that in my community.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Wisconsin. “Muslim Migrant Mother of 7 Plotted to Poison Reservoir with Ricin.” The Bush & Obama administration brought hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees to the Heartland of America. Sharia requires aggression and dominance.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 15, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Recently a California city has banned the use of facial recognition by its Police Department. They claim a loss of privacy and civil liberties as the reason.

    As a photographer, I have researched endlessly the issue of reasonable expectation of privacy in public places.

    I have yet to find any landmark court case that supports a reasonable expectation of privacy in public places.

    Among constitutional Scholars, they find little to support the idea that the use of technology in crime prevention is a privacy issue.

    We all remember the line about having a cop on every corner to prevent criminal activities. A scholar in Chicago examined that very idea, he noted that while economically infeasible, it violated no civil liberties or rights. When he said that in the 1980s he had no idea that technology could actually bring that to fruition.

    I submit to the readers here, that the actions taken by San Francisco, Berkeley, and other cities in the U.S. were motivated by not by the prevailing legal precedents, but of perhaps something more suspect.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 15, 2019 at 8:11 am

      In order to better understand the issues that are involved here, take a look at the decision in Katz v. U.S., and the concept of Open Fields.

      Cornell University has an excellent analysis on this subject.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 15, 2019 at 8:34 am

        San Francisco again. Just more of their goofy crap. With their crime problems they are taking a tool away from the police. Figures.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 14, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Speaking the truth! The Democrats don’t know what truth is.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 14, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Impeach Pelosi and anyone else who supports Ilaib!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 14, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Democrats need to apologize to Judge Kavanaugh for what they put him through. Democrats need to apologize to American citizens for placing illegal immigrants before American citizens. Democrats need to apologize for wasting tax payers money. Democrats need to wake up.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 14, 2019 at 7:16 pm

      Your momma needs to apologize to the world for bringing you into it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm

        She needs to slapped.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 15, 2019 at 7:43 am

          Still answering your self. That makes you even dumber.

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            Anonymous

            May 15, 2019 at 8:12 am

            There is more then one user on here dumbass so just because someone else also disagrees with your statement doesn’t make them the same person.

            Perhaps you need to lay off meth and Alex jones and other conspiracy shows as it’s clearly rotting what little brain you have left.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    AOC is the ignorant puppet of the democratic socialist party and was elected by illegal means and it should put a stop to other people get into office that are using illegal means to do so.
    AOC’s just pissed, she gave her boyfriend $886k and he skipped town with his new girlfriend!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 14, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      Lying again.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 15, 2019 at 7:44 am

        Prove it Dumb Ass!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 15, 2019 at 8:15 am

          How about you prove your own statement with a valid source.
          We both know you won’t because you have none.

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            Anonymous

            May 15, 2019 at 2:54 pm

            AOC is FOS.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Appoint a special counsel to investigate how congress became millionaires while only making 174k per year. Start with Pelosi taking money from Mexican Cartels.
    Expect more derogatory assaults on Barr from the Dems as a distraction to this investigation.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    It’s way past time to investigate the true collusion and corruption that is the Demonratic Party
    Hallelujah. Investigate the investigators now. All the evidence is out so shouldn’t take take long.