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Saturday, January 20th

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"Woman from Guilford Pink it is!"
Metal-Raven

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""I alone can fix it." - President Trump, failed leader of a shuttered government. First time ever shutdown with a single party in power. Shameful, but predictable. Here come those famous two words again: 'Trump blames..." WooHoo! The Art of the Squeal!"
Red Emma

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""PLEASE, people. Learn the difference between "there" and "their"; "them" and "those"; and "Who" and "Whom." Man from South New Berlin Please get over yourself! No one cares other than you, we are smart enough to know what they mean even when the spelling is incorrect! "
BULL E

0 1
" No, bottom-line was poll accuracy. her in the WH is another issue. & I'd take her in a NY minute over the trouble we have there now. " OUR12? In a NY minute! HaHa How appropriate since she was a NY Carpetbagger! "
BULL E

1 1
"I see the nitwits are out marching today in their stupid pink hats. I'll met Mental-Raven has one too."
Woman from Guilford

1 4
"This is the state of our famous Congress:The Democrats propose that any citizen who files a tax return will receive a refund check of $100.00. 90+% of Republicans would be against it. Fast forward two weeks and Republicans propose that any citizen who files a tax return will receive a refund check of $100.00 90+% of Democrats would be against it."
Man from New Berlin

2 4
"your fake tears comment is fake news MFSNB"
Man from Norwich

4 3
"Chuck "fake tears" Schumer needs a diaper change. (i.e. the one across his mouth). "
Man from South New Berlin

5 1
"Leona Tyler - I don't know you, but I am proud of ya'. Congratulations and keep on spelling !! Your family has every right to be proud. Go girl ! ! ! "
Man from South New Berlin

4 1
"No matter how bad things are - or seem to be, I would rather continue living in the USA than any other place on the planet."
Man from South New Berlin

3 2
"Red Emma - if you believe ANYTHING NBC news broadcasts, you are mistaken. They don't even know how to spell "NEWS". Their reporting is only "OPINION"."
Man from South New Berlin

0 2
"Our 12: ""Layers and layers of flamboyant erratic irrational behavior on a daily/hourly basis works well to bury/obscure the erratic irrational behavior of the day/hour prior." - - So why don't you get off 30 seconds - that would fix it."
Man from South New Berlin

1 1
"Metal Raven, you don't have to "assign" the blame to the Democrats. They took it upon themselves. There ARE some good Democrats out there, but Schumer is NOT one of them. He is in the sewer with Obama. One of the bad things about Schumer is that it gives NY a bad name - to think NYers would be stupid enough to elect him."
Man from South New Berlin

3 4
"can only imagine how evangelicals, rightwing media and republican politicians would have reacted to an identical version of the Stormy Daniels chronicle if it were Obama involvement instead of Trump involvement. "
OUR12?

3 3
"It is a good thing that hundreds of Government positions have not been filled yet. Most of those "hundreds" are not needed anyway. Obama swelled the bureaucracy with fat. Washington should have a HUGE garage sale to get rid of some desks, chairs, file cabinets, and computers."
Man from South New Berlin

3 2
"Shoo - Shoo - get out of here Shoo - go Schumer - just GO ! ! !"
Man from South New Berlin

3 2
"PLEASE, people. Learn the difference between "there" and "their"; "them" and "those"; and "Who" and "Whom." Reading some of the posts on 30 seconds tells people that the Norwich school system has been on permanent vacation. "
Man from South New Berlin

4 1
"Congress could have restored CHIP funding, provided add'l disaster relief for Puerto Rico and Texas, allocated funds for military and domestic use anytime in the past few months-it's called a budget! DACA was capriciously killed by Trump. Gee, rich man's tax cut didn't need Dems! Bye Bye Claudia Tenney!"
Red Emma

4 3
"Waaa! Waaa! Chuck didn't get his Pablum."
Man from another era

4 4
"So the Democrats ecentually told America, illegals come first. I know who's not getting voted for next Fall Good bye CHUCK! Wait and see how much this is going to affect NY. Prepare now for higher gas prices"
Man from another era

3 5
""Bottom line, she is not in the White House! I don't like Trump either, but I am glad she is not in there!" No, bottom-line was poll accuracy. her in the WH is another issue. & I'd take her in a NY minute over the trouble we have there now. "
OUR12?

5 4
"He said he was going to run America like his businesses. Apparently we have reached the part where he would usually just declare bankruptcy and run away. "
Metal-Raven

Friday, January 19th

9 1
"""Gallop polls also predicted that Hillary Clinton would win" - were the people polled, or the electoral college? because she did win the popular vote by millions. " OUR12? Bottom line, she is not in the White House! I don't like Trump either, but I am glad she is not in there! "
BULL E

4 3
""Gallop has not been right about anything." Hi Ho Silver... away!! "
Man from New Berlin

2 4
"The picture of the person so kids are aware "
Woman from Norwich

9 3
" Schumer is covering the wealthy trying to get the IRS to let people deduct their property tax. Actually Wealthier residents of high-tax states may be affected, most of the country won't be affected, "Ninety-five percent of homeowners are not impacted by mortgage interest deduction limit of $750,000 or the property tax deduction of $10,000.": "
Man from Sherburne

5 10
""Be weary of polls! We see how inaccurate they are!" BullE the polls have been pretty darn consistent for quite awhile regarding his approval and disapproval ratings. "
Man from Norwich

9 5
"Metal Raven you need to take a time out before you blow a fuse."
Edsel

2 4
"there are a many many Carl Higbies' out there; some whom visit this site quite frequently "
Man from Norwich

9 6
""Obama never turned the economy around. Bush had the economy going great until the democrats took over congress in 2006 and put the economy in the toilet. Clinton ruined the banking industry when he repealed Glass Spiegal Act, Clinton and Obama ruined the banks forcing loans to unqualified people" Liar. Period."
OUR12?

6 10
"They will blame the Democrats for a shutdown, with hopes that the blue wave coming in November is stopped by this move. It will not be stopped!"
Metal-Raven

5 6
""Gallop has not been right about anything" - reliable citation to back this assertion up? thought not"
OUR12?

6 7
" "Be weary of polls! We see how inaccurate they are!" - I'm much more wary of what's in the White House and the emanating claims that are being put out to the public"
OUR12?

4 6
""That's just you" - in your dreams"
OUR12?

7 7
""Jeff Flake is a flake and no matter what he says, in the end he is still a conservative. Don't let him fool you" - I totally agree w/ his take on Trump's attack on the free press; "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news,' it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press." "
OUR12?

9 6
""Gallop has not been right about anything" - when facts are uncomfortable; attack the messenger "
OUR12?

10 4
""When we can reach ZERO unemployment and a total reduction of welfare to all present able bodied workers" - neither can, will and has never happened. "
OUR12?

7 7
""Gallop polls also predicted that Hillary Clinton would win" - were the people polled, or the electoral college? because she did win the popular vote by millions. "
OUR12?

8 6
""Trump's approval rating today is 38%, but more importantly, his DIS-approval rating is 57%"..." The polls also said he was going to lose the election."
Man from Norwich

8 8
"Countering China’s rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military’s top national security priorities, out pacing the threat of terrorism, the Pentagon said Friday."
Metal-Raven

8 10
"Pointing out that 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for him, despite his lifestyle, language, and history of accusations of sexual harassment and assaults, Gaylor wonders: "Is there anything immoral he could say or do that would cause his evangelical base to denounce him?"
Metal-Raven

10 10
"One year into the Trump presidency, hundreds of important executive branch and other government positions remain unfilled."
Metal-Raven

11 7
"Metal Raven To add yo my previous post. When we can reach ZERO unemployment and a total reduction of welfare to all present able bodied workers. Then and only then should we open our boarders. No other country will let us just sneak in."
Man from another era

12 7
"Gallop polls also predicted that Hillary Clinton would win. Gallop has not been right about anything. He must be polling sit at home democrats and not working republicans."
realtruth

10 8
"Metal-Raven "what I am obsessed is the direction this country is headed and the despot that is taking us there! " That's just you. Others are very happy of the changes. We all need to put a stop to bringing in people. These are jobs for OUR people. MAGA is just what he's doing."
Man from another era

8 8
"On Thursday morning, McConnell sent his GOP members an email imploring them to stick together and assign blame to Democrats."
Metal-Raven

10 5
" Be weary of polls! We see how inaccurate they are! "
BULL E

13 9
"Voice of insanity what country are you living in? Obama never turned the economy around. Bush had the economy going great until the democrats took over congress in 2006 and put the economy in the toilet. Clinton ruined the banking industry when he repealed Glass Spiegal Act, Clinton and Obama ruined the banks forcing loans to unqualified people. "
Man from Norwich

3 6
"True spiritual men don't buy jets they, sit on the side of mountains meditating and gaining enlightenment! http://deadstate.org/televangelist-is-giddy-like-a-child-over-his-new-private-jet-you-and-jesus-bought-thisfbrefreshforce/"
Metal-Raven

10 9
"Mr. Mueller its time to get the S.O.B. out of the White House in handcuffs."
Woman from Norwich

5 11
"Jeff Flake is a flake and no matter what he says, in the end he is still a conservative. Don't let him fool you."
Metal-Raven

7 10
"Why do conservative politicians hate America and it's people?"
Man from Norwich

9 14
"Man from Norwich what I am obsessed is the direction this country is headed and the despot that is taking us there! "
Metal-Raven

10 9
"Congress consists of The House and The Senate. They both have an Intelligence Committee. My question is. How can that be as there is no intelligence in either The House or The Senate?"
Man from New Berlin

10 11
""you are obsessed with Trump. Get over it" - while U, Ur ilk & Trump keep squawking on about Hillary and Obama. priceless "
OUR12?

10 15
""You comme democrats lost. Why don't you move to a sh--hole country that you dems like so much. You will be right at home with your friends there. They don't have in door plumbing there. That is where they get the name" - this speaks loudly about Trump supporters. "
OUR12?

10 10
"Layers and layers of flamboyant erratic irrational behavior on a daily/hourly basis works well to bury/obscure the erratic irrational behavior of the day/hour prior "
OUR12?

9 9
" "his DIS-approval rating is 57%" - the 30some% who do approve are mealy louder & more combative (&/or willfully? oblivious 2 his actual misdeeds/behaviors) than the 57% "
OUR12?

14 10
"MR you are obsessed with Trump. Get over it . You comme democrats lost. Why don't you move to a sh--hole country that you dems like so much. You will be right at home with your friends there. They don't have in door plumbing there. That is where they get the name."
Man from Norwich

10 12
"Trump's approval rating today is 38%, but more importantly, his DIS-approval rating is 57%! If you don't believe me, check out Gallup, which includes a variety of people, not your tiny group of aging veterans. http://news.gallup.com/poll/201617/gallup-daily-trump-job-approval.aspx "
Woman from New Berlin

11 14
"Slurring at the end of his speech was claimed to be a denture problem, now it is claimed to be caused by Sudafed; both are lies."
Metal-Raven

11 14
"He is still obsessed with Hillary; continuously giving mention."
Metal-Raven

14 4
"Battle of future candidates is starting. Condi Rice and Susan Rice, two former national security adviser's with differing points of view, will discuss current issues on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Hamilton College"
Man from another era

12 9
"Red Emma Come down to the VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, Veterans Home or even the ELK's. President Trump has a 98% approval rating. Suffice to say if you only check Liberal areas you get your 38% rating"
Man from another era

13 11
"Just 39 percent of Americans approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing in office. a new poll released Friday. Trump's 39 percent approval rating is the lowest such number for any modern president after one year in office, NBC News reported."
Red Emma

10 9
"what a buffoon. - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ap-fact-check-trumps-torrent-of-warped-truths/ar-AAuPYyq?ocid=spartandhp"
OUR12?

Thursday, January 18th

11 10
"Nohandle, judging by your description of of the economy under President Obama you should call yourself nofacts. He inherited am economy on the verge of collapsing and turned it around. "
the voice of sanity

18 13
"Obama had the economy in a recession and no growth for 2 terms. The GNP average was 1 percent for 8 year. The worst since the great depression. He was the worst president we ever had. "
nohandle

15 2
"The swamp lives"
Man from Norwich

12 16
"Almost one year after he took the oath of office, millions of dollars from his leftover inauguration funds have still not been donated to the charities they were promised to."
Metal-Raven

7 8
"They have to cheat. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00661-x"
Metal-Raven

11 15
"Republican Tom Cotton has taken the typical Republican avoidance of discourse with voters to a whole new level. His office has begun issuing "cease-and-desist" letters to voters trying to get in contact with him and asking him to listen to them and not to the lobbyists donating to his campaign."
Metal-Raven

16 14
"Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers. But, the economy remains essentially the same sturdy one he inherited from Barack Obama."
Man from Norwich

16 18
""The free press is the despot's enemy, which makes the free press the guardian of democracy. when a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news,' it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press." (R) Senator Jeff Flake "
OUR12?

10 19
"Trump’s minion 4 consumer financial protection $ich Mulvaney is requesting $.0/zilch 4 operating funds. Instead opting 2 shrink a reserve fund to finance the agency on an already slimmed-down budget. Banksters rejoice! Consumers; tuff 2 B U! "
OUR12?

3 13
"I am glad you all voted down that crock of BULLE I posted yesterday, it made it even funnier! Maybe if we all laughed more we would have a better attitude and get along better. I used to post a lot of rubbish just to get a laugh. I also posted sayings that were acronyms if you took the first letters hahaha "
BULL E

14 20
"Our Monkeywrencher-in-Chief has done it again. Nine million kids left out to dry only to become bargaining CHIPs. If only Trump & the Republicans cared as much about kids as they do about money. Hurry please, Mr. Mueller!"
Red Emma

13 20
"All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach. – Adolf Hitler "
Metal-Raven

11 21
"commonsense your Facsist roots are showing, Trumptopia welcomes you. The 14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism: http://www.rense.com/general37/fascism.htm"
Metal-Raven

13 21
"Trump keeps saying he wants to invest $1 trillion in our nation's crumbling roads and bridges, but after his giant tax cut for corporations and billionaires, there’s no money left for infrastructure. What the White House is proposing would be nothing more than a taxpayer giveaway for Wall Street and wealthy investors."
Metal-Raven

11 19
"Man from Norwich are you smart people? Because I see you do not ignore me."
Metal-Raven

13 19
""10 people dead in the Southern part of the country in the last few days. Where is this global warming, Mr. Gore?" - another rabble-rouser proud to showoff their ignorance. or perhaps its unfixable stupidity "
OUR12?

17 20
"It was reported yesterday that porn actress Stormy Daniels admitted to having sex with Donald Trump in 2006, just four months after Melania Trump gave birth. She rec'd $130,000 to keep quiet in 2016. Now, imagine if we were talking about Obama! See the difference? P.S. Is Melania a hologram?"
Red Emma

14 18
"President John F. Kelly is finally correcting the ill-conceived notion of building a 'wall' on our southern border. Now if he can only swat that annoying mosquito that keeps buzzing around the west wing, maybe the country could get back on track."
Red Emma

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