In today’s mail I got my letter from the IRS about me and my wife having received our money.

I already knew that we had received our money since it was by direct deposit. So why did I need a letter telling us that we will soon or have already received the money?

The letter was sent first class mail so I guess that might cost as a bulk rate a penny a letter. Given the number of taxpayers being in the vicinity of 143.3 million (2018), that would equate to a taxpayer expense of $1,430,000. I did not figure in those who received money but pay no taxes. Railroad retirees and other exempt groups.

So ... why did this letter go out? It went out because it is signed by Donald John Trump.

What a shameful political ploy to use our tax dollars to claim credit for what the Congress did —  not him! Had he even attempted to veto the bill, he would have been shot down in flames by his own party as well as the Democrats.

Time for Trump supporters to look carefully at what this man has done, or more importantly, what this man has undone and how his actions have helped the country.

More dead in six weeks than 10 years of war in Vietnam. The virus is not his fault but his inactions and denials from the very start sure did not assist in lowering the death rate.

Time to go, Mr. Trump.

I tried to buy some Lysol today at Walmart and the shelves were cleaned out. I wonder why?

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Tim Humphreville

Steve, My friend, I think maybe you should send back the check, help pay for the stamps you are upset about ! I will provide you with a very short list of President Trumps accomplishments, because you asked there are hundreds more but here are a few

President Trump has followed through on and exceeded his promise to roll back two regulations for every new one created.

President Trump’s Administration surpassed the 2:1 ratio in 2018, eliminating 12 regulations for every new one in 2018.

In 2017, the Trump Administration eliminated 22 regulations for every new one.

Since taking office, President Trump’s deregulation efforts have achieved $33 billion in regulatory savings.

In 2018, these efforts alone delivered $23 billion in benefits to American families and business owners.

President Trump has signed 16 Congressional Review Act resolutions into law, eliminating burdensome Obama-era rules and regulations.

President Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, which would have harmed America’s economy and cost American workers millions of jobs.

President Trump signed an executive order to streamline the permitting process for infrastructure projects with a goal of cutting approval time from up to 10 years to an average of 2 years.

President Trump signed legislation to roll back burdensome Dodd-Frank regulations that harmed community banks.

President Trump’s Administration submitted a plan to reorganize the executive branch in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

In a historic show of transparency and accountability, the Trump Administration completed the Department of Defense’s first ever audit.

The President implemented a five-year ban on lobbying for White House employees and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign countries.

Each quarter since taking office, President Trump has donated his salary, fulfilling a promise he made to the American people.

President Trump is reshaping our Federal judiciary, appointing judges who will follow the Constitution as written.

The President has appointed Circuit Court judges at a record pace.

President Trump has appointed two Supreme Court justices, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

• Passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that will bring relief and business to the American farmer

President Trump released an immigration framework that would fix our broken immigration system through merit-based reform and provide the resources needed to secure our border.

This includes closing the legal loopholes that enable illegal immigration, ending chain migration, and eliminating the visa lottery.

President Trump secured funding to begin building the wall and construction has already begun in areas along the southern border.

President Trump deployed the military to assist in securing the southern border.

President Trump and his Administration took action to require aliens seeking asylum to go to a port of entry to make their claim.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended 17,256 criminals and 1,019 gang members in FY 2018.

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 158,581 aliens in FY 2018, an 11 percent increase from FY 2017.

90 percent of those arrested had criminal convictions, pending charges, or had been issued final orders of removal.

ICE ERO increased removals by 13 percent in FY 2018 to 256,086, the majority of whom were convicted criminals.

Removals of convicted criminal aliens increased by 14 percent from FY 2017.

Nearly 6,000 known or suspected gang members were removed in FY 2018, a 9 percent increase from FY 2017.

The Department of Justice prosecuted a record number of criminal immigration offenses in FY 2018, and increased the number of prosecutions for illegal entry by 84 percent over FY 2017.

Immigration courts are now completing more cases than at any point since 2011

President Trump kept his promise by launching the office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) within the Department of Homeland Security.

The Administration has more than doubled the number of jurisdictions participating in the 287(g) program, which enables State and local law enforcement to aid immigration enforcement.

President Trump has made our country safer by ordering the enhanced vetting of individuals entering from countries that do not meet our security standards.

These procedures were upheld in a June 2018 Supreme Court ruling.

My friend, I could go on but its too long of a list, Be happy we have almost five more years of his making America great again,

bill jenkins

at 5 minutes past pole closing time in Nov., the Dec. nominee for president will be declaired the California winner.

Blayd

Yep! He sure did remove regulations! Anything to do with the nation's physical health. Evidently Mercury poisoning is no big deal, nor is polluted water, air and land.

Certainly tRump is a "right to life" leader...until you are birthed, then it's perfectly fine to die from miner's black lung or Mercury poisoning should you be down wind of an obselete coal power plant, nevermind our currently out of balance planet.

No worries about children wanted or otherwise getting a proper education as his minion DeVos destroys our public educational institutions. Rapists welcomed now for advanced educational opportunities.

Took away the extra money that was supposed to improve conditions for our military members to build his "big, beautiful wall" (which he now wants to paint or powder coat matte black at additional massive spend).

No big deal about all of the Covid19 deaths either- just a cost of doing biz.

The list of detrimental items is endless, the accomplishments few.

Yep, most will be very happy to resume normalicy when tRump departs! And none too soon either!

Blayd

Count your blessings that you got the confirmation letter. It's a security check in case your direct deposit was hijacked or misdirected. Nothing to do with dumb donald. It's a procedure.

Personally as of this writing - no mailed check (it's in the mail?) as my direct deposit instructions evidently were rejected. Fingers crossed...maybe in a few days it will arrive.

Like everyone else, the funds probably won't begin to cover the loses I have incurred since the beginning of March but it will reduce the pain for a few minutes at least.

Be Safe, Be Smart, Stay Safe! We are only on round one of Covid19- with more rounds and more deaths of friends and family right around the corner.

spearman1ca

Hi Tim,

That is a long list and most of it is smoke and mirrors as far as I and others can see. But be it as it may for those of you that support him. Why is it everything Obama did wrong and now we have him attacking "W" because of a motivating public service add? The man is a narcissist and a degenerate not to mention deplorable and unworthy of my trust and faith.

I do no longer support him - even though my wife and I voted for him.

He is crass, uneducated and a pathological liar which the people who support him find no issue with and even accept. And I guess that is fine should one desire a quagmire of lies and false accusations from a man that is nothing more than an adolescent.

In the final analysis he won by 60,000 votes in the states that gave him the electoral college win but lost the popular vote as did "W". That is another issue for another time.

I do not think that 60,00 win will happen again despite the great things he has done as you have listed. Being a president is more than those listings you outlined.

It is being presidential and he is the anathema of presidential.

ib6xmb

Presidents Trumps accomplishments are not just "smoke and mirrors". What about these...

For the first time on record there are more job openings than unemployed Americans

Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election

Cut the white house budget - saved taxpayers $22 million

Decreases debt to GDP ratio - first time in over 50 years

Largest decline in drug prices in 50 years

Liberated all ISIS-controlled territory - top 5 leaders captured

You said "as far as I and others can see" that is the problem. The media has done such a disservice to the people of this country reporting on him and his administration. What they report is never what, or in the correct context of what he actually said. When you say his supporters find no issue with his lies, its actually they know that its all hype and BS from the hateful media and what he said is usually correct. The media has never, and will ever, say Trump was right. Or do they ever go back and correct something that they reported incorrectly.

Blayd

Loose cannon tRump seems to create his own problems via his Twitter account. I sincerely doubt that the news outlets would ever modify what dumb donald has publicly posted or said. Remember: loose cannons seldom hit the intended target.

Some of us prefer more neutral media sources that report facts only and leave opinions out. Based on unbiased reported facts, tRump has done very poorly on most items of importance.

Both sides of the aisle can "spin" their causes, and manipulate data.

Regardless of tRumps agenda, he had just one job: To be a leader of OUR country. He has failed the majority and failed future generations as well.

As far as media corrections - they do grudgingly. Dumb donald just redirects blame.

Blayd

Here's a little film clip that rather sums up the current situation pretty well:

https://youtu.be/mGORxuvdRSk

T Twelvetrees

Mr. Spear...

Character and integrity count...especially when you are the president of this country. Trumps has neither. My wife and I have not received a letter, nor a direct deposit. The IRS site says that we are eligible and the check will be mailed to our address on file. Sure they will...The mailing date for the check was supposed to be April 24 and here it is May 6th. When my government lies to me in as many ways as it does now, I look at who is at the top. Trump may be special to a lot of people, but he is one sick pup in my book. I was in the Army when Nixon resigned, which was tough for me since I voted for the man, just as I did for Trump, who is now just way to much of a carnival barker. I wish I had not voted for Trump, since my government is now a confirmed liar in my eyes, and diffing a deeper hole every day. I did vote for Ross Perot once....

Tim Humphreville

Steve, I never supported the Obama-Biden administration, I hated all they stood for, and slowly the truth is coming out every day, of just how corrupt they where. what they did with the FBI and DOJ to try to take down the Trump camp, will be history's biggest Government corruption case. Not to mention, all he did to destroy this country, supporting Biden, because you don't like Trumps Non political tone, Is destructive to our country. Maybe you could give your check to the wounded warriors that Obama-Biden made fight with their hands tied behind their backs. Many of them wounded with the bombs made of the plane loads of cash sent to Iran.

spearman1ca

Hi Tim,

A clear difference in philosophy is present. By your post it is clear you hated the previous administration.

But why is the question? After all Obama and Biden killed Bin Laden did they not?

No administration is always right in all that it does. Trump has done SOME things well and in my opinion many others very poorly. Still that is not my driving purpose in seeing him elected out of office.

It is his total lack of knowledge, his degradation on a personal basis of those that disagree with him, his constant lies and backtracks.

Just look what he did to that poor nurse in the Oval office yesterday.

We agree to disagree and that is the way things are meant to be. You and I have not devolved into name calling and making up inappropriate nicknames for each other. Is that same courtesy too much to ask from a man who claims to be the president?

Trump must go!

Tim Humphreville

Steve, I don't necessarily like some of the language or tone of President Trump, some of the hostility comes with frustration of him not being able to get a fair shake from our very corrupt media. However we have had nothing but polished politicians run this country into the ground after Reagan, Just look at the Flynn debacle, and that is the tip of the iceberg. Biden is going to be your other choice, he has spent 40 plus years in office, please tell me all the great things he has accomplished for our great country. Trump serving four more Years is just what this country needs. I am glad we can disagree and still be friends.

BBB

The media heaped millions of dollars of free airtime on Trump in 2015-16. When Trump announced his intent to run in July 2015, the electronic media covered the event for hours. TH, how much do you really know about Trump, other than the past 3.5 years of his life on this planet? Trump use to call media outlets trying to stir up favorable coverage for his brand. He would try to disguise his voice when calling NY radio talk shows to promote himself. The guy's a loon. He does not have a clue on how to deal with this health issue, let alone our crippled economy. Flynn debacle? The guy pleaded guilty.

Tim Humphreville

BBB

we are very lucky to have Trump in charge of our economy, we will recover 100 times faster than having any Democrat like our last excuse of a leader, remember the 8 painful years of 1% growth, and more regulation than any country can overcome ? I happen to run a business so I remember very well. YES Flynn debacle! I doubt you will read and really inform yourself but I will give you a link of some of the documents that came out the last few days.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/05/07/new-doj-documents-show-president-obama-was-in-on-the-flynn-takedown-n2568420

BBB

Yeah, I checked out Townhall.com. The contents read like Cliffs Notes for conservatives, not much depth. An article reporting the demise of the U S Postal Service is an apt example. The writer failed to mention that lame duck legislation passed in 2006 required the USPS to pre-fund health benefits 75 years into future. No other governmental agency has that requirement. Seems like Darrell Issa was setting up the USPS for failure back in 2006. The Pavlich article was a series of inflamed quotes from Trump. She did not cite any specific documents. This stuff is journalism lite at best. It's not surprising, Townhall.com is owned by Salem Media Group, mostly known for its ownership of many of the Christian formatted radio stations in the country. TH, check out the Feb. 1, 2020 issue of Forbes to see how Trump GDP growth compares to BO's eight years. Townhall.com feeds the Trump cultists. And it's not manna.

Blayd

I own and run a business(es) also. When tRump was elected I battened down the hatches and prepared for a rough ride. Right now those fiscally conservative measures are helping me ride out the Covid19 pandemic.

A "big, beautiful wall" is not useful or productive infrastructure. Useful infrastructure would include preparing and investing in our country for the next 50 years to include cutting edge transportation and energy.

"Live and Let Die" is only a short term solution to problems. Long term investment will keep out country great for a long time to come.

Time to get rid of our slumlord billionaire tRump, before the only outcome is a pile of rubble.

Branson Hunter

It is painfully amusing to watch and listen to Trump 'Baby Talk'... I guess it's the most efficient way to reach his most staunch supporters. Russia, Russia, Russia, if you're listening get me elected again.

spearman1ca

Those that support Trump have their reasons and their beliefs. I can not and will not belittle them for their staunch support.

What I am trying to do is to galvanize the people that voted for him, as my wife and I did, because Hillary was not an option. To now see that we backed a delusional, narcistic, uneducated charlatan is a hard pill to swallow but we did it

With that being said we all must vote, come November, like we never voted before to remove this fool from our once well respected house of reason - the White House.

Trump No More!

Branson Hunter

It's been three and a half years into the Trump era, so what do we have? Conflict of interests, nepotism, indecisiveness, corruption, a pathological liar, inconsistency, incompetent, immaturity and temper fits, the absence to speak and act as Head of State. It is true when Trump addresses his Ardent supporters when rallying he speaks to them on the level of a 5th Grader. That's insulting to most people. Just this morning on Fox and Friend he went into an unhinged attacked on Adam Schiff -- rather than talk about the number of Deaths from covid-19 or giving consolence to families. Economic depression in Italy created opportunities for the rise of military dictator Benito Mussolini, a key figure in the creation of fascism. Youtube.com/watch?v=ClsLPtbz5CM. Do we want to repeat history with the 45th POTUS?

Blayd

Mussolini got his in the end - hanged and left dangling.

tRump and Pence as well as McConnell may get their just rewards as well since the inner circle of staff are now victams/carriers of Covid19. Both t & p evidently think their getting tested daily is preventive medicine. Eventually they will have their reality check as well as their many followers that hope to attend tRump brainwashing/affirmation of stupidity rallies.

Karma works in strange ways. We shall see.

BBB

Things could get real interesting if Trump and Pence are incapacitated by the vid. We all know who is on deck in the third slot. Missing baseball, I guess.

Bearbi

Trump stopped all unnecessary travel from China around January. At the same time media outlets we're telling us it's no worse than the flu, and Nancy Pelosi was encouraging everyone to go to the parade in Chinatown.

Who was downplaying the virus again?

spearman1ca

Karma is a concept and it somehow plays out against those that flout reality and spout propaganda.

I would say I wish T and P good wishes but I do not because they have not done any of us good in their handling of this nightmare.

Imagine a President and a Vice president both dying by July 1, 2020 because they thought they were exempt and immune from the virus and the rules that all of us have had to endure and follow but they did not nor did their entourage of sycophants.

That would mean Nancy Pelosi becomes president.

Wow!

Tim Humphreville

Well now I see this conversation has turned into wet dreams. I also see nobody could list all the great accomplishments of Joe Biden. So much TDS in this forum. Well just for fun, I will state my wet dream, for the first of July. Its about making this country trust our government again, so we should start by seeing the long list of Obama officials including him and Biden, off to jail for treason, this list includes Suzan Rice, Loreta Lynch, James Comey, John Brennen, Andrew McCabe, The Lovers, Peter and Lisa, Shifty Shiff, James Clapper, just to name a few, oh wait 1 may as well put crooked Hillary, on the list also.., now Just how great will July 1st be? HeHe, Happy weekend.

Branson Hunter

Democracy is not a wet dream Tim. It's still exist in America. No trust in government is achievable with Trump. When hasTrump ever been honorable? Has he ever been honest with the public? 16,402 big fat lies makes this President a pathological and chronic liar.

bill jenkins

trump is, always has been always will be, nothing more than a grifter.

Franklin

I have paid a lot if taxes over the last 35 years.

I am not a handout type of guy , but I will take this one.

I received a stimulus check and I am grateful.

Thank you to all those who made it possible.

don mckinney

I never said I was smart . It does NOT take smarts to see the bigger picture . The comments PROVE that the government agenda works almost perfectly . The divide and conquer devise of the CORPORATE MASS MEDIA two party matrix corrals the masses minds into this type of basic flight and fight brain stem activity and responses . The invisible enemy concept of terrorism and fear and air born virus distracts effectively . The me my mine MORE greed based mind set is all that counts is forgetting that PRINCIPLES , CARING AND THE GOLDEN RULE SHOULD BE the priority . Instead we have a PRESIDENT of our UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , INCORPORATED since the Act of 1871 . The CONSTITUTION also became for the benefit of the CORPORATION . NOT for the CITIZEN . Our Patriot Act , NDAA sections # 2021 and # 2022 , Emergency Declaration by Drumpf , real Kazar name . Also the Act of 1913 and Act of 1933 make this a fascist CORPORATOCRACY in fact . Not a democracy or republic . Our " noahide Laws " mar.7,1991 are a clear indication that what is hidden in plain sight is overlooked by true " Patriots " of the old American myths . When seeing the foot print of our 836 military bases in 130 countries , the big picture PROVES we are our own worst enemies and the worlds as well . The fact that NINE wars of aggression are acceptable , including the 44,000 bombs Drumpf dropped in a single year on poor brown people far away . If every life matters , then why is this okay ? Because all that really matters to American PENTAGONIANS is their personal entertainment and pampering even at the cost of the global community well fare . What is the MOST DEADLY ADDICTION ? religion ! And this religious crusade is for the wrong g-d evidently as the foot prints PROVE . Drumpf just pardoned the 911 attackers after the victims families sued for 19 years . Assange and the Palestinians are in a concentration camp still . We desperately need a third party that the CORPORATE MEDIA does NOT villianize or censor . A person with Principles for America first , NOT SHARIA LAW for foreign Banker Mobsters that have us fighting with each other instead of the real enemy hidden from crypto-patriot parrots of the old myths . The TRUTH IS OUT THERE ! Real Patriots educate themselves on these topics . Our military bases are NOT at our borders , but hiding behind the civilians they are supposed to protect .That alone would deter illegal immigration .See the Alaska University report " SEVEN " . Know More News Please

Franklin

Good morning , my name is Franklin, I am from planet Earth.

TwoToeJoe

Evidently receiving a signed "letter" from Donald J Trump must be more horrific than spotting someone wearing a "MAGA" hat. No surprise there. The wild "guess" for the "cost" of "bulk rate mail" was off almost twentyfold and the math used to estimate the "first-class" postal rate was just as bad. Railroad retirees "do" pay federal taxes by the way. If anyone has any "problems" with those who received a check and do not "pay taxes" the blame should rest upon Congress who I believe wrote the bill. Write a first-class letter to Nancy Pelosi with your complaints and maybe she will respond with a more palatable signature. If she refuses to reply I would suggest writing to Abigail Von Buren as she is very understanding and provides tons of good advice for very serious problems such as yours.

T Twelvetrees

Abigail Van Buren died in 2013. Kind of hard to get her opinion on this one...

spearman1ca

West wing under attack by the invisible enemy and the "wartime" president.

Aides to the "T" and the "P" as well as "T's" wife have tested positive. The enemy reaches closer to the West Wing.

God's will my friends God's will.

Blayd

In addition: an assistant to Ivanka has also tested positive for Covid19.

Perhaps Putin can rent them all a little datcha in the exclusion zone, which may be safer than DC at the moment.

Also in the news: temperature checks at the airport which have been proven to be ineffective.

Stimulas checks are arriving- soon all the China-Mart shoppers will shop TO drop to get the latest roll-back prices on Chinese made garbage.

Live and let die!

T Twelvetrees

The selection process is under way...God's voir dire has begun...

spearman1ca

TTJ - You are an enabler to the nth degree.

TwoToeJoe

I still think the chances of Nancy Pelosi becoming the Commander in Chief is still mighty thin. I understand your dilemma though. Thoughts and prayers may work. Good luck!

Blayd

Picture it:

tRump's Twitter account goes silent OR starts using verbiage of a semi-literate high school student.

Both T & P finally succumb to Covid19 and gasp their last.

The White House press secretary (I'll never tell you a lie) declares both T & P are fine and just resting.

A mole in the White House rose garden leaks death bed photos showing flat line brain activity (normal?).

Conspiracy theorists blame Obama for T & P's demise. Hannity visably foams at the mouth on air.

McConnell returns to his plantation longing for the days of subservient slaves and the KKK to keep order.

Pelosi gets the country somewhat unified, allows the GOP convention to happen with zero precautions.

The country moves on, hopefully on a path to future prosperity.

If it happens- you saw it here first......

spearman1ca

TTJ - Never said she would but God's will is God's will.

TwoToeJoe

Amen brother. God's will is God's will. We pretty much all have to suffer through God's will rather we like it or not.

spearman1ca

TTJ - I do not intend to "suffer" God's will I intend to rejoice!

Franklin

Sometime Gods will DOES involve suffering and death.

One only gas to look at 11 million people who suffered and died during wordl war 2. AND those are his chosen people .

And of course now , with covid 19.Many people suffering and perishing.

Branson Hunter

Joe. Joe Biden? Hello Joe where are you? You have an election to win. Get off the seat of your pants and get out there and campaign. Tick tock, tick tock, the clock is running and where is Joe? If you don't want this thing step down.

bdelph

ib6xmb: Trump's "accomplishments" reward all his friends and elite acquaintances. He has single-handedly removed all the environmental protections that would have allowed your children or grandchildren to drink potable water and breathe clean air. He has removed all the protections of the average consumer and given the wealthier bigger tax cuts. Our national debt is the highest ever in history (and this was before the Covid 19 financial aid packages). He has divided our country and created an atmosphere of racism and hate.

WOW...what a guy!!!

TwoToeJoe

WOW! That sounds like an evil guy! I love the part where he is "poisoning" our children and grandchildren by removing "ALL" environmental protections. Pure evil! He "singlehandedly" also removed "ALL" protections of the "average consumer" and "given" the wealthy bigger tax cuts which are "causing" our national debt to spin out of control and highest in history? He must have "disbanded" congress and we are just not aware of it. He has "DIVIDED" our country and "CREATED" racism and hate? It sounds as if it never existed before he was "installed" by "Vladimir Putin". These evil acts alone sound so "criminal" that I wonder why congress wasted so much time fabricating "impeachable" charges such as "obstruction of congress" and "abuse of power"? No wonder so much "criminal" effort was initiated by the "previous administration" to usurp the election and continue to "deny" and "hide" the obvious "evidence". Sounds a lot like the "flout reality and spout propaganda" a previous commenter alleged. Yet we have several "concerned citizens" writing letters highlighting a simple signature on a piece of paper. Absurd!

spearman1ca

TTJ - As Reagan would have said " There you go again". An enabler to beat all enablers and one who can not see that Trump is plainly a bad, no, very bad president.

But that is okay TTJ God's will be done come November 3 if not sooner.

TwoToeJoe

Personally I do not know who will be elected the next president in November. But I do know for a fact that the divisions will never end. Delusional claims such as "pushing granny off the cliff", "poisoning the children", "racist this and racist that" and blaming the failure of passing an absurd agenda as the product of "hate" will continue. It's the 99% versus 1%. Republicans versus Democrats. Corporate taxpayers versus individual taxpayers. Wall Street versus Main Street. "I'm From The Government And I'm Here To Help" idealogy. Some of my favorite Reagan quotes: "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem. ... Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it. ... The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much. I am " I guess you are one of the ones who is an enabler of this radical idealogy. I am not. The "orange man" is not as good as Ronald Reagan but it could be much worse. Sorry!

Blayd

Regan was far from perfect. I didn't agree with everything he did, but....

He was a good leader. We had pride in our country in those days. We felt great about who we were.

"It's the 99% versus 1%. Republicans versus Democrats. Corporate taxpayers versus individual taxpayers. Wall Street versus Main Street." Sad but true. Seems like no middle ground. We have lost our way as a country. Bye bye Miss American pie....

Branson Hunter

Between Saturday and Monday morning, Trump sent nearly 3 dozen tweets and 62 retweets! They were non sequitur, ad hominem temper outbursts. Donnie the douche has reduced himself to a perfidious and Petty, dangerous and demented old fool.

spearman1ca

Back it all off as much as you can TTJ but you have placed your chips on a man that is insane and even though you know it you can not admit it.

TwoToeJoe

Back off? Amusing. Here's a history lesson that one may have forgotten. In 2016 the most "qualified" and "smartest woman" in the world was pitted against the most "insane" and "perfidious" candidate ever in a presidential election. Somehow a lot of "chips" were "placed" on the table that the "woman" should have won the election by a landslide. You may have heard about all the "whimpering" and "whining" that occurred on the morning of November 9th, 2016 which continues to this present day. I think you may be aware of "numerous" fruitless attempts to bring down the "orange man" and the level of government "corruption" involved that has transpired since that "fateful" day. I won't mention "her" name because it still evokes memories of so much despair and agony for many who held her in such high regard and in which they prefer never to be reminded. Anyone with a reasonable amount of prudence may want to hold back from placing any "chips" on any presidential candidate come November.

Branson Hunter

Indeed, it is time for Trump to go: "Trump wants us to forget about the lack of testing, tracing, vaccines and treatment. He wants us to proclaim Mission Accomplished and move on. He wants us to say things are bad, but they could be worse. If only something were worse than 80,000 dead Americans and almost 30 million unemployed. But nothing comes close to all those lost weeks and months when Trump ignored the pandemic, failed to prepare for the worst, and pretended like it was no big deal." -- Richard wolffe, 5/13/20, the Guardian

Branson Hunter

TTJ your hurbus and braggart attitude is tantamount to beating your chest amid a false sense of empowerment. Remember everything is impermanent, the pendulum is swinging in the other direction. The the voters are awake. They've got their ear to the ground. This dictator is like foul air... It will pass.

spearman1ca

Yup - I did not vote for "her" I voted for the crazy man that is now our president. Unlike you I can say he is totally insane ands needs to be removed by the vote or the virus but he must GO!

modestgenius

Roll on November 3rd. Thereinafter to be known as White House IMBLEACHMENT day. Not only for Trump and Pence but also Prince Machiavelli, a.ka. Mitch O'Connell. Roll on!

Branson Hunter

After the impeachment comes the delete mint

Branson Hunter

I'll try that again. After the impeachment comes the bleachment.

Josh

Stacy Moore

May 15, 2020 9:11am

I've deleted a few comments and I'm reminding everyone of the parameters that show up right above the button to post a comment — be nice is one of them. That doesn't mean you have to agree with everything, but disagree with the content. Stop calling each other names, please. I don't want to ban anyone but when I'm deleting comments from the same few people because they're basically brawling in the comments section, I'm going to have to look at banning them. If you want to get into a personal, fighting-dirty, name-calling argument with someone, exchange emails or find some other way to do it in your own space, please.

modestgenius

Hello Stacy, A return to civil discourse and respectful tone when sharing views either on a public or private platform? Whatever next? Looks as though there may well be a brightside to the Coronavirus after all.... Brava! Well done!.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
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