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Michelle Aycoth

Thank you Mr. Trump, God Bless America !

Andy

Charles Douglas

This is the way you deal with a fake, wannabe bully, who goes around intimidating other nations who won't or can't fight back! You BUSS him in the mouth, bomb the crap out of him and send the 82nd AIRBORNE BRIGADE in the area, and Put the 173 Airborne on standby, nearby! These two won't fail under CAP'EM TRUMP if they go in, but if there is any question ...just send my old unit in, the Famed 101st Airborne Division! It'll be over then!!! What we won't do is fly 800 million dollars over to them on pallets in C130 AIRCRAFTS filled to the brim as payoff, to sign a Treaty not worth the paper it was written on! Gone are the days an ISIS leader like BAGHDADDI will kidnap a beautiful American female humanitarian and hold her as a fake wife- sex slave, and nobody even tried to do anything about it until CAP'EM TRUMP had Baghdaddi tracked down and disposed of! They said it would take years to shut ISIS down, DJ TRUMP got it done in eighteen months! You don't see an ISIS fighter name JihadI John standing over a western citizen with a machete, about to behead the victim with a black hood over his head, ....pointing the blade at the video camera which was filming it for distribution to the world saying, "You caused this OBAMA,...this is on You!" Trump has the best economy, the lowest unemployment figures, for African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and women in history. More people are working, and not taking handout, than ever before! Take this record juxtapose to Buttigieg who Blacks do not like, who want to decriminize cocaine, heroin, and other drug offenses! He wants to rip the constitution apart, because Trump won in 2016! Congressman Green from Houston said the other day that the DEMS started trying to IMPEACH Trump when he was Canidate TRUMP! What a pity! Biden will lie if you look his way! His mouth starts to do it on it's own! It won't happen but this country will be one PITIFUL site if Biden or SANDERS won the White House! Other nations would go back to fleecing us clean, and China would rise up to being the most powerful economy in the universe! All our fossil fuel industries, factories, and jobs will relocate to foreign countries! This will make China, Russia, and India smile, if it was to happen, BUT IT WON'T!!!!

Bailey Jones

Assassinating a government official in a third country is dicey business - this isn't quite the same as killing some outlaw terrorist leader. Time will tell whether this was a good idea or a bad one.

Charles Douglas

Point well observed Mr. Jones. You do know, and I know you do, that Osama Bin Laden who was from Saudis Arabia, was taken out in Pakistan by the Obama Administration right? We did not hear all the what ifs, and buts then. Soleimani sowed the wind, and he reaped the WHIRLWIND...(Hoses 8:7) Be not deceived, for whatsoever a man soweth....THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. ( Galatians 6:7 ) Lastly, let me remind some and remind others that this thing called freedom, and this apparatus called a DEMOCRACY, which we are blessed to enjoy in this country are never PAID FOR in full!! We obtained them by blood spilled, sweat, and tears. We have had to invest more blood, more sweat, and more tears, in order to keep our freedom and our Democracy, as installment payments in order to keep what we have. Another thing, I see nothing,....NOTHING wrong with how this whole affair was handled, accept that CAP'EM TRUMP could have called me and asked me to go in with the 82nd AIRBORNE BRIGADE!! What a opportunity for me to feel that rush again!!!!!![wink]

Dalton Logan

Do you anti-Trumpers ever listen to yourselves to see how pathetically ridiculous you really sound to rational people.[lol]

Michael Byrd

Show me a rational person and I’ll tell you.

Michael Byrd

Dalton... My comment was intended to agree with you but on re-reading it doesn’t sound that way!!! Sorry for the confusion

Carlos Ponce

Assassination puts a touch of credence into Soilman's actions. Let's call it an execution. Soilman was responsible for the deaths of 608 Americans and wounding of thousands more. Ask those men, women and their family "whether this was a good idea or a bad one". It doesn't take a genius to know what their answer would be. [NOTE: I know how to spell the man's name. "Soilman" seems more appropriate.]

Kristi Herod

This paper has a blatant bias against President Trump and HIS SUPPORTERS, and only carries articles intent on denegrating, demeaning and smearing them. This is yet another article PRAISING past President's for sitting by and letting our enemies plot against, attack and kill American citizens, instead of PROTECTING us. Thank you President Trump...AMERICA FIRST !!!

Gary Scoggin

Kristi.... that is the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long while. I think President Trump’s supporters get plenty of space around these parts. Surely Carlos and Charles can agree with me on that.

Carlos Ponce

"I think President Trump’s supporters get plenty of space around these parts." Only online edition of the Galveston News, not the newsprint edition. Kristi did specify "paper". The GCDN continues to PRINT anti-Trump biased AP reports, most distortions of real news. Think Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward.....

Jim Forsythe

Trump on Nov. 16, 2011:

“Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate. He's weak and he's ineffective. So the only way he figures that he's going to get reelected — and as sure as you're sitting there — is to start a war with Iran.”

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump

In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.

1:48 PM - Nov 29, 2011

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump

Now that Obama’s poll numbers are in tailspin – watch for him to launch a strike in Libya or Iran. He is desperate.

3:39 PM - Oct 9, 2012

Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump

Don't let Obama play the Iran card in order to start a war in order to get elected--be careful Republicans!

10:43 AM - Oct 22, 2012

Bailey Jones

If I didn't know better I'd think there was an election coming up.

Carlos Ponce

Is Jim implying the United States is at war with Iran? Only Congress can declare war and that hasn't happened. Trump's actions can be called TAKING OUT THE TRASH.

Bailey Jones

Is Carlos implying that we don't fight wars unless Congress declares war? That will come as a surprise to our Vietnam vets. And our Persian Gulf War vets. And our Afghanistan War vets. And our Iraqi War vets. And our Syrian War vets.

Carlos Ponce

Our involvement in Vietnam wa as a result of our commitments as a member of SEATO.

Dan Freeman

And the police action in Korea.

Jim Forsythe

Sorry Carlos, they are not my words, but all were said by Trump.

Tweets come back to haunt people.

Congress made sure that they are the one's that declare war.

The House of Representatives has adopted the 2020 military spending bill, but with an amendment that blocks war on Iran without congressional approval – backed by President Donald Trump’s outspoken critics and supporters alike.

A bipartisan amendment to bar the executive branch from offensive action against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress was adopted with a 250-170 vote, with 27 Republicans joining the Democrats in support, and seven Democrats crossing the aisle in opposition.

Another amendment, seeking to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq, passed with a vote of 242-180. It was sponsored by Reps. Barbara Lee (D-California) and Justin Amash (I-Michigan), a former Republican.

Carlos Ponce

Nothing haunting here. Trump is trying to avoid a war. There is NO WAR. Just taking out the trash. Soilman had plans to kill more Americans in the Middle East. He had a hand in the killing of four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. He needed to be taken out.

Gary Miller

Carlos> Or exterminating the vermin.

Miceal O'Laochdha

Jim: Surely those tweetie pies you list must be FAKE NEWS! Probably they were manipulated by the FBI. The Donald never said those things. The systems rigged folks!

Jim Forsythe

Miceal , the tweets came from Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump, which is Trumps official twitter account.

Charles Douglas

Jim, I think Miceal was being flippant, or facetious. I think you missed what he was saying. Just trying to be helpful....

Miceal O'Laochdha

FBI, NSA, CIA, DIA, MEBA; they are all plotting ever day to undermine The Donald! No doubt these twits from Twitter are taking their marching orders from the Firm. Julian is behind the whole plot. Its all there in Tunc and Nunquam but the major media will never report it because they are all secretly owned by the Firm too. Giuliani and his brave team are fighting to expose the Firm but, they are up against the Colossus of Rhodes...

Bailey Jones

I think we can all agree that Trump's tweets about Obama invading Iran were absolutely imbecilic.

Bailey Jones

"Colossus of Rhodes" - I like that. More gravitas than "Mayor Pete".

Carlos Ponce

"imbecilic"? No Bailey. Just an American expressing his opinion by exercising his First Amendment Rights - much as you do. When originally stated in 2011, it did not bother you.

Bailey Jones

Carlos - so you agree with Trump that Obama will invade Iran to get reelected. That's some first class Trumpism there. I hope he appreciates you.

Carlos Ponce

All will be revealed on how Obama was re-elected in 2012. Be patient.

Gary Scoggin

Carlos. One of these days something will be revealed and I can start believing you when you say that. In the meantime I just consider it a dodge.

Carlos Ponce

Patience is a virtue. A Dodge is an automobile.

Ray Taft

Soleimani was Iran’s point man on using terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah and Hamas, to sow chaos, death and destruction in the Middle East and beyond. Soleimani has the blood of thousands on his hands, including American service members killed by terrorists in Iraq.

Also killed was Muhandis, the commander of Kata’ib Hezbollah. Muhandis was a leading figure in the recent riots attacking the US Embassy in Baghdad. No repeat of Crooked Hillary’s Benghazi fiasco for President Trump.

The Iranian regime has been fomenting unrest and supporting terrorism since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And since President Trump rightfully tore up the Iran Nuclear Deal, Iran has been lashing out. The Iranians have been steadily increasing their attacks. The two people most responsible for these attacks, Soleimani and Muhandis, are now dead.

Iran’s aggressive responses cannot be met with the weakness of the Obama administration. Soleimani should have been taken out many years ago!

Democrats have lost their collective minds by opposing everything President Trump does no matter what. Vote for Trump in 2020 and Republicans; oust all Democrats everywhere!

Carlos Ponce

Expect another column from ex-COM professor David Michael. Hezbollah and Hamas were his buds and we wrote favorably of these terrorist groups in previous columns. I'm glad he's out of the classroom.

Charles Douglas

Some good has already transpired from this, Soleimani can now get with Baghdaddi and speak of Trump's efficiency against those who want to reek havoc and upheaval on America and it's people! The American Military has the ability to reach out and touch you, anywhere in the world! You cannot hide, and there is so long you will be able to run! After Pearl Harbor, a high ranking Japanese Commander named Yamamoto was flying on an inspection tour of his forces in the Pacific, when he was shot down and killed because he commanded the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor! Baghdaddi was tracked down, Soleimani was tracked down and all received what they had inflicted on Americans! Somebody said Old Ben Franklin, one of the fore-fathers of this nation, told another individual, "Well you now have a DEMOCRACY in place ...if you can keep it." To this I say, protecting what we have from outsiders will not be the problem! The problem we have to deal with in order to protect what thousands have served and sacrificed for down through the years, ...is those who are on the INSIDE, living among us, who want to give what we have away because they do not share our love for what we have in AMERICA! People like Omar from Minnesota, AOC from NY, Crazy Bernie, and Beto O'ROURKE riding on a skate board, also Barack Obama, who who enjoyed going on apology tours bowing to Saudi Princes, kissing the hand of Jordanian Kings while apologizing to the world for our success!

Charles Douglas

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev said: "We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism, until they suddenly awake to find they have communism." Looks like Ole Nikita was a seer or something,....he closed his eyes and saw Jimmy Carter,...Obama,..Bernie,....Beto......Buttigieg,... Biden and Liz Warren coming!!!

Bailey Jones

Fake Khrushchev quote, Charles. Not that it matters much what the leader of a failed country ever said. I'll just point out the dozens of countries on the planet who have adopted "small doses of socialism" without becoming communist states, and of course the one communist state that has adopted small doses of capitalism without becoming a democracy. The slippery slope argument is a logical fallacy.

Charles Douglas

He, Nikita did not put a time span on his prediction Mr. JONES, you are the one doing that. He just inferred that Americans, would wake up one day and would be a communist society from stupid decisions made From within. From what I'm observing of the LEFT, unless we Capitalists stand up and fight, I agree with Nikita! Look at AOC, BETO, WARREN, BIDEN, SANDERS, & SOROS! What do you think they are trying to do in dismataling what the forefathers of this country created, and eradicating what many more of Americans preserved with sacrifice, service, and blood? They are trying to destroy it, with lies, greed, and STUPIDITY! Blind Bartimaus, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, could've seen this happening!

Carlos Ponce

"Fake Khrushchev quote" -Bailey, while it is doubtful Khrushchev used those EXACT words in English, translations exist of that sentiment. What did he say?

"We will build a great society and produce such material and intellectual wealth that you will want to join us. However we will not chase you into paradise with a club, but I suggest you join us now." Speech before the Austo - Soviet Society in Vienna July 1960

In 1959 he said, "If you like capitalism, and I'm sure you do, God is with you. Continue in your efforts, but take care. A new system has emerged, a system that has started to tread on your heels, and anytime you lag behind, we will surpass you."

June 1957- " I can prophecy that your grandchildren in America will live under Socialism."

1956 - “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within....”

Dan Freeman

Mr. Donald J. Trump has been constitutionally impeached by the House of Representative. The trial will take place in the Senate where a two thirds majority may acquit or convict him of the charges in the Articles of Impeachment.

It appears that in order to distract Americans from the constitutionally mandated process of impeachment and trial, Mr. Trump has ordered the assassination of a foreign leader on the soil of an allied nation. He has not provided explicit evidence of acts of war against the United States. This explicitly usurps the constitutionally mandated power of Congress to declare war. It also violates the War Powers Resolution of 1973.

This confirms the lawlessness of this president, which remains unlike that of any other president.

Sadly, quoting information provided by indicted Russian disinformation specialists, our Republican friends continue to defend his illegal actions. This repeated citation of Russian disinformation will probably result in his acquittal and the subsequent expanded engagement of our country in foreign wars.

Carlos Ponce

"This explicitly usurps the constitutionally mandated power of Congress to declare war." So that's the word being parroted by Liberals - "war". No one has declared war - not Congress, not the President. So why do the Liberals parrot that notion? Read the title of this article- "Aim of killing Iranian general was to 'stop a war' ".

And I double-dog dare you to provide any indication that " Russian disinformation" is being disseminated. You just made it up or are parroting propaganda. ADMIT IT!

Dan Freeman

Nearly 24 Russian entities indited for spreading disinformation in 2016. If you think it has stopped you have really drunk the red Koolaid.

Carlos Ponce

"Nearly 24 Russian entities " Really, Dan? How many brought to trial? NONE! Just pablum for the gullible.

Dan Freeman

Mr. Douglas Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev never said what you attributed to him. It is a falsification that Senator Strom Thurmond put in 1961. He had no citation to support his claim:

https://books.google.com/books?id=NvkkEmnn9PYC&pg=PA13609&lpg=PA13609&dq=Nikita+Khrushchev+said:+%22We+cannot+expect+the+Americans+to+jump+from+capitalism+to+communism,+but+we+can+assist+their+elected+leaders+in+giving+Americans+small+doses+of+socialism,+until+they+suddenly+awake+to+find+they+have+communism.%22&source=bl&ots=TQT-QAdhRq&sig=ACfU3U0nMmg26bLnhgS8GmSZzTSgR0qzKA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjOiKub7urmAhUBV80KHXcOBxEQ6AEwD3oECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=Nikita%20Khrushchev%20said%3A%20%22We%20cannot%20expect%20the%20Americans%20to%20jump%20from%20capitalism%20to%20communism%2C%20but%20we%20can%20assist%20their%20elected%20leaders%20in%20giving%20Americans%20small%20doses%20of%20socialism%2C%20until%20they%20suddenly%20awake%20to%20find%20they%20have%20communism.%22&f=false

Dan Freeman

That was Senator Strom Thurmon inserted without attribution in the 1961 Congressional Record. It was then picked up by Right Wing commentators and repeated endlessly.

Fox News does the same thing now. No need to check facts if someone else fakes them.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Freeman, I apologize for attributing a false statement to Nikita K. I will say though whoever made that statement up must have had a vision of something coming down the road. Some of the ideas I'm hearing thrown out there coupled with changes transpiring are very alarming.

Gary Scoggin

Plenty to discuss here but I will say unequivocally that the world is a better place with Suliemani dead.

Don Schlessinger

Will Iran try to retaliate, probably, but you can bet anyone wearing a star in the Iranian military will be watching his 6 from now on. I wonder how many American lives will be saved until then. The Leftists in these posts don't seem to be concerned about that.

Charles Douglas

[thumbup]

Gary Scoggin

Leftists 😀. Everyone who doesn’t toe the Trump line and who disagrees even in the slightest for what passes as far right orthodoxy around here is automatically a leftist. You guys are a hoot.

Carlos Ponce

Leftists [sad]. Everyone who thinks government should take care of you from cradle to grave. No self responsibility, no self worth, just group think. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." ― Karl Marx

Or as Bernie puts it ― "FREE, FREE, FREE" Not a viable society since socialist countries have more "have nots" than "haves".

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.” ― Margaret Thatcher

Socialism! What a wonderful phrase

Socialism! Ain't no passing craze...

It means no worries for the rest of your days

It's our worry-free economy.

Socialism!

Socialism?

Yeah. It's our motto!

It means let the government take care of you! FREE health care, FREE college and later, FREE food, FREE transportation, Free homes, FREE drugs!

But who's going to pay for it?

Ummm, Uh....WE'LL MAKE THE RICH pay for it!

But the rich ain't got THAT much money.

We'll just print more!

But that would ruin the economy....

Nah! It means no worries for the rest of your days.

But that means you'll never grow as a responsible adult.

That's right! No responsibility! So don't worry....

Just look at all those successful socialist countries! Those in Europe like Denmark, Sweden....

But they are not really socialist! I see North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela....

Don't worry. We won't make the mistakes they made! [whistling]

Gary Scoggin

Carlos, thanks for proving my point.

Carlos Ponce

So sad that you think I have proven your point. Au contraire mon ami. Your point was that a Leftist is " Everyone who doesn’t toe the Trump line and who disagrees even in the slightest for what passes as far right orthodoxy around here is automatically a leftist." Leftism existed BEFORE Trump was born. Leftism is about taking power.

Bailey Jones

"Leftism is about taking power."

In 2017 I was in Colorado Springs on business. Driving by one of the convention centers I noticed what appeared to be an unusual number of black SUVs and serious looking men in black suits and sunglasses. Upon reading the paper I learned that there was a meeting of conservative politicians in town - senators, congressmen, governors, the vice president, etc. They had been summoned by the Koch brothers. Now, that's taking power.

Carlos Ponce

Koch brothers are not that Conservative. Do some homework.

Gary Scoggin

Neither is Donald Trump. Do your homework.

Carlos Ponce

I know that. But he's following a Conservative agenda. That's what matters.

Gary Scoggin

He’s not even following a conservative agenda. But those who claim to be conservatives these days don’t even understand that.

Carlos Ponce

"He’s not even following a conservative agenda." He's following enough of one. Not 100% but closer than anyone else running for president.

Charles Douglas

Gary, I understand where you are coming from, I do. However, you have got to admit the ones who are constantly downing Trump on this forum are no different than those in Washington who now are admitting to LYING to him and about him, and about their actions, taken in the process used to illegally surveillance, and frame him and his people! McCabe and Big Jim Comey have come out changing their stories all over the place when they were a little while ago standing arrogantly and defying what was said about their wrongdoings. The reason is they know that DURHAM has the goods on them, and Pelosi and Schumer are trying to get TRUMP impeached to help the DEEP STATE, and those PATHETIC Democratic Candidates running for The White House. You know I am telling the truth! Congressman Green admitted it on national TV news!

Bailey Jones

"Or, as Bernie puts it "FREE! FREE! FREE!" - says the man who spent his life providing "free" education to the masses, paid for with compulsory taxation of private property - one of socialism's greatest victories.

Conservative group think -

"Free high school isn't socialism, but free college is."

"Medicare isn't socialism, but Medicare for all is."

"Guaranteed retirement income (social security) isn't socialism, but guaranteed basic income is."

Enough with the -isms.

Carlos Ponce

"free" education. The parents PAID for that education through property taxes.

Gary Scoggin

Some did, some didn’t. Those that had more, paid more. Some kids whose parents paid less used up more school resources. From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.

Carlos Ponce

"Some kids whose parents paid less used up more school resources." Now that's not true.

Gary Scoggin

That’s great to hear. Then you’ll speak out against those who complain about kids of undocumented aliens who speak little English.

Jim Forsythe

"Some kids whose parents paid less used up more school resources." yes that's true. If my child needs speech, they will use more resources than one that does not.

Carlos Ponce

Speech teachers are paid more than others?

Jim Forsythe

Speech teachers are paid more than others? In some cases yes.

The national average salary for a Teacher is $52,363 in United States.

The national average salary for speech-language pathologists is $68,270 in United States.

The students that are in the speech program, uses more school resources than other students that do have speech problems.

Carlos Ponce

A speech teacher is not a speech pathologist. A Speech teacher teaches public speaking and engages students in debate, impromptu speaking, etc. They get paid the same as a core subject teacher.

One of my former Hitchcock students was a Speech Pathologist in Illinois and Texas. She is now pursuing teacher certification.

Teachers salaries in Texas depend on tenure and supplemental pay above minimum provided by the local school district. For instance, a Texas teacher with 20 years of experience will get $54,540. In Galveston ISD with additional local pay, that teacher receives $60,030 with a Bachelor's degree, $60,892 with A Master's. With tenure a Galveston ISD teacher can get up to $74,796 with a Masters.

Bailey Jones

Yes, Carlos, that's how "socialism" works. People pay taxes, people get stuff.

Carlos Ponce

Have you heard Bernie's speeches? "FREE, FREE, FREE" but Bailey says people have to pay taxes. Oxymoronic.

Bailey Jones

Of course I've heard Bernie's speeches, Carlos. More importantly, I've understood them. That's why I know that "free" college, for instance, would be paid for with a tax on stock speculation (0.5% on stock trades, a 0.1% fee on bonds, and a 0.005% fee on derivatives). And that's how I know that Bernie's "free" healthcare would be paid for with a tax equal to (and instead of) the insurance premiums that workers and their employers currently pay. This idea that socialists don't understand how their programs get paid for is just more right wing tripe regurgitated for the nourishment of Trumpsters who can't feed their own heads. (Remember what the dormouse said.)

Carlos Ponce

"would be paid for with a tax on stock speculation" That would ruin the Stock Market. A no go for anyone with brains and a modest comprehension of how the stock market works.

Jim Forsythe

This would not ruin the Stock Market.

The United States actually had such a tax until 1966, as do numerous countries today. The European Union is expected to impose one as soon as next year.

Under the Sanders proposal, trades would be taxed at a rate of 0.5 percent for stocks and 0.1 percent for bonds. A stock trade of $1,000 would thus incur a cost of $5.

Bailey Jones

Yes, Jim, it would not be a burden to the average investor. It 's targeted at those parasitic speculators, like day traders, who churn the markets and skim off the cream without really ever investing in anything.

Carlos Ponce

"This would not ruin the Stock Market." A big drop, maybe even a CRASH!

Carlos Ponce

CRASH!

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, what are you buying, penny stocks? For the investor that invest the same every week, say $100, 50 cents will not make a difference. if it does then they should not be in stocks. Stock drops are not caused by a tax, but by loss of value in that stock or group of stocks.

Long term investor are the one's that have a majority of shares. Short term or day traders do not cause a stock to crash. Unless the drop is a machine driven dump of stocks, which has nothing to do with the real value of a stock. This drop will rebound.

Once the tax is set, it will be factored in the price of stocks. It will not be a surprise to anyone, so it will just be another part of the cost of stocks.

Short term investors are very few in the world of investment.

Etrade has 4.5 million accounts. They average number of daily trades was 188,000. That is only 0.04 trades per day per account so it is doubtful that there are many short term traders out there among the universe of stock owners.

Carlos Ponce

"Stock drops are not caused by a tax" Oh, ye of little knowledge!

Gary Scoggin

Carlos, have you ever been wrong? Or, are like our President, afraid that admitting a mistake will make you look weak? You need to work on your self-confidence.

Carlos Ponce

When I posted the President would not be impeached I thought Democrats were not that stupid since impeachment would guarantee his re-election. But Nancy won't release the impeachment to the Senate. So maybe I was right. If an impeachment does not go forward is it really impeachment? Maybe, maybe not.

Jim Forsythe

You were wrong about impeachment and also the affects on the election. Very few voters are undecided if they will vote for Trump this time. Impeachment of Trump is not even in the top 10 reasons they will be voting for or against Trump. Independent voters will elect the next President.

Independent voters were a HUGE block of voters in 2016. Just look at the results Gary Johnson got in 2012 vs 2016. It was whopping increase of 3 million votes! That wasn't because Johnson took a public speaking class to become a better orator. No, it was because there were millions of Republicans who weren't going to vote for Trump but couldn't bring themselves to vote for Clinton.

I don't think they are making that choice in 2020. I think they are going to hold their nose and actively vote against Trump by voting for the Democrat this year. Of course Trump may win the EC vote, which will happen if the Independent voters vote for him.

McConnell is not the only savvy politician in Congress. The longer Pelosi sits on the impeachment articles, the smarter she looks. Trump is giving his state of the Union on Feb 4th. If she release them before then, his speech is going to be all about him saying he was exonerated by the senate and I told you it was a witch hunt and nah nah nah nah nah.

On the other hand if the articles of impeachment are still held by Feb 4th, what do you think he's going to talk about? It is going to be one big long embarrassing melt down that's going to be like a scraping chalk board sound to his senate backup singers.

The closer to Feb 4th we get, the more likely we are to have witnesses.

Carlos Ponce

"You were wrong about impeachment..." Was I? Time will tell. If Nancy doesn't forward it to the Senate.........

Jim Forsythe

""Stock drops are not caused by a tax" Oh, ye of little knowledge!"

The 50 cents per $100 is going to cause the stocks to drop how much?

If you are investing, this is already built into the price that you are going to pay.

Carlos please explain how this is going to cause a change in the investing in stocks?

Please explain how this is going to cause a crash?

With your vast experience in stocks, this should be easy for someone like you.

Anytime I invested in stocks, fees are not a factor. This would be handled as a fee.

Carlos Ponce

"The 50 cents per $100 is going to cause the stocks to drop how much?" CRASH!

Jim Forsythe

I guess you have no real response to my question.

You can type crash all you want, but how is the 50 cents going to make it crash?

Higher Taxes in the past did not make the stock market to crash, why would it now?

Carlos Ponce

The Stock Market will CRASH! Think about it Jim. The stock you buy increases in value. You pay a tax. But does it always go up? If the stock you buy loses value, will you get a refund? Not the way Bernie has it set up. You still pay a tax, losing even more money. If this idea ever goes through expect a massive selloff. The Stock Market will crash. But not to worry. This idea will never make it through Congress. It's too stupid!

Jim Forsythe

The tax is upfront, as it is a financial transactions tax just like the cost of buying a stock. You buy a stock now you pay a fee and with the new fee, tax it would be part of the cost. Now you get no refund on stock that goes down, but may be able to take it off your taxes if you have enough losses and the same will be true if it ever becomes law. It will no create a massive selloff because the ones that already own stock, would not pay the 50 cents per $100. The ones that are buying new stocks already know about it, and if they think it was a to high of fee, tax, they would not buy the new stock. Carlos what kind of stocks do you invest in that .5% is going to keep you from buying that investment?

As we are due a correction in the market, we may get into the area of a market crash, but that just normal.

Next time you talk to your stock advisor, ask them if a 50 cent tax would cause a crash.

Carlos Ponce

"but may be able to take it off your taxes if you have enough losses" Uh huh.... But your investment still loses. Remember the uproar when they wanted to deduct taxes from interest bearing savings accounts? That didn't fly and neither will this.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, as you know now you can take off a loss on your taxes . This is nothing new. If you do not know this, you do not invest enough to understand selling to time your losses and keeping the stocks that are doing well.

We are not talking about interest bearing savings account, but if we were, they are taxed now.

Savings accounts are taxed on any interest earned over $10.

Interest from a savings account is taxed at the marginal rate.

A $10,000 balance that earns a 0.2% return is taxed just on the $20 in interest the bank credits.

Tax filers must include the Form 1099-INT sent by the bank to the IRS along with the tax return.

Carlos, please do yourself a favor , before you invest in stocks talk to a professional.

Carlos Ponce

"you can take off a loss on your taxes ." You can now. But Investors won't take that chance. They won't like it. They'll withdraw into other investments. By the way, I taught Math of Money so know what I'm talking about in terms of stock investment. Not to worry, even if nominated, Bernie won't be elected. This is just one of his promises that will never see fruition. Doubtful he will run a third time in 2024.

Jim Forsythe

What chance, no-one is going to rework the tax code to eliminate claiming a loss for investors. Investors are going to leave the stock market because of a ,5% tax?

What investments are they going to that will give the same return. If those investments were that good, most would not buy stocks in the first place.

Also remember that selling off all stocks will leave that person with a unbalanced portfolio.

If anyone is that worried over .5% tax , they should not be investing in stocks, as a drop of 25 cents in price would drive them up the wall.

Also a lot of money is in mutual funds that are not going to be sold. Also huge amount of money is in company stock plans that workers have in their 401K accounts that they tend to keep until they retire, and beyond.

At this time Sanders is leading Trump in the polls. It's to early to worry about how a candidate is doing, as it is a long way to election day.

Carlos Ponce

"At this time Sanders is leading Trump in the polls."Who cares? Sounds like a repeat of 2016. At this time four years ago, Jeb Bush was in the lead and up until election, Hillary was in the lead, popular AND Electoral ACCORDING TO THE POLLS. Polls are not your best bet. A better predictor are the betting odds which has Trump winning.

"The Donald’s current average odds of +110 are 990 points better than his next closest competitor. That isn’t just a gap – it’s yawning chasm – and it could get even wider unless something changes soon. Jan. 6: President Trump is now -150 to win re-election, the shortest his odds have ever been (including during the 2016 election)."

Trump +120, Biden +500, Sanders +500, ......Maryann Williamson +120000

https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/politics/us-presidential-election-odds/#Candidate

bet365/betway Trump -120/-125, Biden + 450/+500, Sanders +700/+700

https://www.legalsportsbetting.com/presidential-election/

Carlos Ponce

Correction:

Trump +120, Biden +500, Sanders +700, ......Maryann Williamson +120000

https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/politics/us-presidential-election-odds/#Candidate

Wayne Holt

I voted for Trump because I thought from his previous years of comments and his campaign talking points he would make serious attempts to disengage from our endless military adventures and political subterfuges around the world. That's what I get for thinking.

Assassinating an Iranian in this position is tantamount to a successful Iranian assassination of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. No matter the person, the idea that this level of political revenge will go unanswered seems very unlikely. And before I am jumped for equating an American service chief with a terrorist, please remember that a large portion of the world's population considers America a terrorist too, based on our long history of involvement in actions that have cost the lives of millions of innocents. Sauces for the goose...

In an ironic twist, we may soon have less involvement in the Middle East as the Iraqi parliament has just voted to expel all foreign troops from their soil. They were informed of the plan and denied permission; we used the Baghdad Airport as Ground Zero anyway. So either US service members will be leaving Iraq soon or we will see our own version of "democracy in action" as we simply ignore a sovereign parliament's orders on their own soil.

I don't care whether someone has a an R, a D, an L, S or I after their name. I'm interested in their actions. Americans are sleepwalking into a whole new level of global terrorist actions based on this strategically idiotic assassination.

Charles Douglas

I hope we leave Iraq! I am tired of observing caskets of brave American men and women loaded on big transport aircrafts strolling down the airport lanes, coming home to their loved ones DEAD!

We send them over to train, fight and die for a bunch of cowards who if left alone will throw down their weapons and raise their hands in surrender!! Why do you think North Vietnam is controlling South Vietnam now? I will tell you, because when we withdrew, ... and let them fight their brothers from the North, they did not have the fight in them to do it! They are not the only ones, I have no respect for NATO either! They will do NOTHING if America don't take them by the hand and coddle them like babies! I'm tired of it! They don't even think they should pay for their own security! This is what the Democrats, Leftist, and Socialists in this country have led the world to believe! The American taxpayer will pay that for yall, put your wallets away!!!! Now the DEM Candidates are preaching Free this, and Free that, Reparations, for EVERYBODY, come one, come all. Thousand Dollars a month free for everybody!!! I say let the European Union swim or sink with the Russians who wants them to come back to a Soviet Block! Germany liked it so much when the Soviet Union had it's foot on their necks, they are a major trading partner with Russia now. I lost over 58,000 brother soldiers, sailors, marines, and air force people in Vietnam, only to see, the people and government of South Vietnam fold up like a cheap Academy tent when the Communist North Vietnames came marching and convoying capture American tanks into Saigon after we pulled out! So let the Iraqi kick us out, I could care less. You want somebody to fight for AMERICA, and Americans? I'M your man ....Sign me up!

Bailey Jones

Truth be told, no one can predict the results of this assassination - which is the main reason why the previous administrations decided against it. As I stated elsewhere, only time will tell. Apparently that means that I'm an irrational leftist who doesn't care whether Americans live or die. It seems the "correct" response is tying a couple of giant American flags on to my pickup truck and doing doughnuts on the beach while blaring Lee Greenwood at maximum volume.

Carlos Ponce

This was an execution of a criminal responsible for killing 608 Americans and wounding thousands more. Assassination gives Soilman an air of legitimacy to his actions.

Charles Douglas

Mr. JONES, ..I know that you know the real reason why the last Aministration did not take Soleimani out! It was because they wanted that LEGACY deal to prop up Obama's historical prominence as a President after he left office. He miight have figured that DACA thing he illegally signed into law, would not hold up. Another reason he did nothing to RUSSIA and Putin for invading the Ukraine, and taking Cremia away from them was for the same thing! Some thought he wanted Russia's help getting Iran in line.

Charles Douglas

......Might have been what Obama meant when he whispered over an open microphone to a Russian Diplomat, " Tell VLAD!" Tell VLAD? Tell VLAD what? The LEFT and their Democratic buddies along with the FAKE NEWS manufacturers never pressed for the answer to that question! They sure wordsmith and dissect everything Trump says. Funny how the LEFT ..vilifys and excoriated conservatives for supporting President Trump, when I have yet to hear one Liberal or Democrat on this forum, EVER, ...EVER criticize Obama, Loretta Linch, for her escapade on the airport tarmac with Bill Clinton, or Comey, Struzok, Agent Page, Eric holder, not any of them! That's rich!

Jim Forsythe

If Trump does not want war, is this way to show it?

What response would we have if the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency was killed, and a country said they did it?

Do you think that Iran is any different about their leaders? Trump said he doesn't want war with Iran, but we are in one, because the red Flag is flying over the mosque in the holy city of Qom indicates this. According to the local people, this is the first time in the history of the holy city of Qom, when a red flag has been imposed on the mosque. Red flag means revenge action or declaration of war.

Is this the way Trump will communicate with Congress from now on? "President Donald Trump said Sunday that a series of Twitter posts over the weekend serve as sufficient notification to Congress that he will strike back against Iran if the Islamic Republic retaliates over the death of one of its top generals.

It was not just Soleiman that was killed but also Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis a powerful Iraqi militia leader . Al-Muhandis, oversaw Iran-backed Iraqi militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. Formed in 2014 to fight ISIS, the PMF is a Shia paramilitary force made up of former militias with close ties to Iran. It was recognized under a 2016 Iraqi law as an independent military force that answers directly to the prime minister.

By killing Iran's leaders, we are assured of being in this area of the world for many, many more years.

Carlos Ponce

"If Trump does not want war, is this way to show it?" Sure! Perhaps you want him to send a pallet full of money in the dead of night?

Jim Forsythe

If Trump wanted to stay out of war, killing the heads of the Iranian military is not the way to prevent it. We will now find out if other Presidents and their advisors were right. that it was not worth the cost. The gamble is, will we be involved in the Middel East for many more years, or forever.

Now, we will be dealing with this for how long?

Carlos Ponce

Our Liberal friends don't know the difference between saber rattling and declarations of war. And if it comes down to it, the US Armed Forces is READY!

Gary Scoggin

Killing the guy was not a mistake. Presidential gloating about it is. He's dead, the Iranians knew this, message delivered, hopefully lesson learned. But with his incessant self-congratulatory tweeting, the President has force Iranian rhetoric to excalate, thereby bigly escalating tensions in the region. We have backed them into a corner where they must retaliate to show strength at home and to their proxies. We should have made a low key announcement and then shut up. We would have taken a bad guy off of the battlefield and demonstrated strength through actiion, not through Twitter.

Carlos Ponce

The President is just responding to threats made by the Iranian government - COUNTER-PUNCHING!

Gary Scoggin

Not very smart counter-punching. It's about his ego and making his acolytes, like those around here, feel good. But then he is infallible to those people.

Carlos Ponce

Your opinion Gary, not based on the timeline of Trump's tweets in response to the Iranians.

Gary Scoggin

“ The President is just responding to threats made by the Iranian government - COUNTER-PUNCHING!”. The way to respond to someone acting like a fourteen year old is not to act like a twelve year old.

Gary Scoggin

As Teddy Roosevelt said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

Carlos Ponce

Yes, Teddy said that. Now look at what he did in the Perdicaris Incident in which President Theodore Roosevelt reacted to the kidnapping of Ion Perdicaris with a show of force diverting seven US Naval vessels to Tangier.

There was a movie made about the incident called "The Wind and the Lion".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcm8vzGQWF8

"Your President Roosevelt is mad!"

"Yes sir!"

Gary Scoggin

Seven naval vessels. That's a pretty big stick. And I'll bet he didn't sent out a single tweet.

Jim Forsythe

Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as "the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis."

Most people would not compare Trump to President Theodore Roosevelt.

The widespread use of 'speak softly and carry a big stick' began with American president Theodore Roosevelt, In a letter to Henry L. Sprague, on January 26th 1900. President Theodore Roosevelt used many forms of this phrase, in the years to come. In the letter from Roosevelt to Henry L. Sprague,Roosevelt claims the phrase to be of West African origin, but no corroborative evidence for that assertion has been found..

The Perdicaris's kidnapping did not happen until On 18 May 1904. Over 4 years after the first use of 'speak softly and carry a big stick' .

The best depiction of the kidnapping of Ion Perdicaris is a short story by the American author O. Henry " Hostages to Momus", it was inspired by the kidnapping of Ion. The story of Ion Perdicaris's kidnapping was loosely adapted to film in the 1975 motion picture "The Wind and the Lion".

Capt. Jerome is a fictional character from the 1975 action adventure drama film The Wind and the Lion. One of the scenes made for the film is below.

The Wind and the Lion: after the Marines storm the Bashaw's palace we get this following exchange:

Captain Jerome: Captain Jerome, United States Marine Corps, and you are my prisoner, sir.

The Bashaw of Tangier : You are a dangerous man, Captain...and your President Roosevelt is mad.

Captain Jerome: (grinning hugely) Yes, sir!

Carlos Ponce

"And I'll bet he didn't sent out a single tweet." No, but he used the technology of the day - shortwave.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos said,""And I'll bet he didn't sent out a single tweet." No, but he used the technology of the day - shortwave"

President Theodore Roosevelt lived until Jan 06, 1919. It is doubtful that he ever used a shortwave while he was President.

Radio amateurs may have conducted the first successful transatlantic tests in December 1921.

Frank Conrad, an early pioneer of medium wave broadcasting with KDKA in Pittsburgh, instituted some of the first shortwave broadcasts around 1921

Guglielmo Marconi, pioneer of radio, commissioned his assistant Charles Samuel Franklin to carry out a large scale study into the transmission characteristics of short wavelength waves and to determine their suitability for long distance transmissions. Franklin rigged up a large antenna at Poldhu Wireless Station, Cornwall, running on 25 kW of power. In June and July 1923, wireless transmissions were completed during nights on 97 meters from Poldhu to Marconi's yacht Elettra in the Cape Verde Islands

President Warren G. Harding was the first president to make use of the new medium of radio. He made the first presidential radio broadcast on Decoration Day, May 30,1922.

Carlos Ponce

Theodore Roosevelt was president from September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909.

History of wireless:

"The first use was to communicate from ship to ship with special emphasis on scouting and reporting on the position of the enemy. During the annual manoeuvres of 1899 and 1900, the value of wireless in this role was clearly demonstrated. The second use was to send and receive messages to a ship when it was within range of a land based station. Messages to and from the ship would be relayed to the telegraph network and then to their ultimate destination. A third use for wireless was to broadcast messages to ships at sea within a 1000 mile range of Poldhu, England. On December 12 1901, Marconi established trans-Atlantic communications from Poldhu to St. John's, Newfoundland using a 25 kw alternator driving a spark gap transmitter coupled to an umbrella shaped aerial on a wavelength of 366 metres. In the following year, he maintained contact with the Cunard liner Philadelphia at ranges of 700 miles by day and 1500 miles by night." I should have used the term "wireless" instead of "shortwave". President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, Rear Admiral Henry N. Manny, Brig, Gen. Neely, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph L Jayne and Prof. Willis Moore (Weather Service) to consolidate wireless telegraphy in national government.

"In carrying out its purpose to retain control of the wireless telegraph along the coast of the United States, the Navy is establishing stations at intervals along the coast, fitted with a German system which is still in the experiment stage. Admiral Manney, chief of the Bureau of Equipment, who is in charge of the work, admits the system works with some difficulty." June 9, 1904 - Brandon News [Mississippi]

Charles Douglas

You know what I think? We had a saying in Vietnam which helped us when our spirits were low, and when we began feeling sorry for ourselves. It went like this, " TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR IT; FREEDOM HAS A TASTE THAT THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW." We tattooed that on our arms, & printed that on our hats, and cigarette lighters! I think some in this country will never love it more than they love those who are trying to steal our wealth, or kill our people until they know what it is like to face this nation's enemies during a war, with their lives on the line!!! I repeat, I said SOME PEOPLE!! If We had an official who killed as many Iranians around the world as Soleimani has killed Americans, and they did not try to retaliate, in my book they would be unredeamable fools, and cowards! This will not be the first war our military has been in, and war does not frighten us like they do other nations who are afraid to fight, like NATO! Iran is like a no good whiney butt, & back shooter, who won't do their own dirty work! They recruit Africans, and other mercenaries who will stand up and fight their battles for money. I would like to see them stop one of our ships now, and pull guns on our sailors while they are kneeling, like they did with our last President! They even video taped it and put it on national TV in front of the world! Take note, ..all Obama, and Kerry did was to bow their heads in shame, and apologized and thanked Iran for a kick in the butt! The LEFT said nothing! Many "TERRORIST" lovers in this country, have a habit of openly insulting our intelligence, and our pride in America! "Some People Did Something!" Imagine a refugee coming here starving without a cent, making a statement like that! The LEFT said nothing! Question: What do America do with terrorists sympathizers who come to our country and suck up all the free stuff given away here? Don't KNOW? You sure? Well, we elect them to Congress, and State legislatures! This is so puzzling to me. I have never observed so many unpatriotic people in this country in my life! When they were rioting at Kent State years ago, attacking the National Guardsmen in the streets, we had military people fighting for this country and Democracy, for freedom! To me when I heard about it, I remember thinking a Draft Dodger in Canada or Sweden had more honor than that!

Bailey Jones

How did you and your cohorts in Vietnam feel about trust fund babies who played varsity baseball, football and soccer in school but suddenly developed bone spurs when their number came up?

Charles Douglas

Mr. JONES, speaking for myself it was all good. I did not have " US" by my name ..I had "RA".. meaning I signed up! I did not go in worried about others, I had enough to worry about trying to make it back. You know .....that self accountability thing.

Bailey Jones

And of course he didn't bother to inform the Iraqis (or our congress, or our allies) that he was about to blow up an Iranian on Iraqi soil, so the Iraqis are naturally upset - and now he's threatening them -

"We've spent a lot of money in Iraq. We have a very extraordinarily expensive air base that’s there. It cost billions of dollars to build. ... We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it." If Iraq asks US forces to depart "we will charge them sanctions like they've never seen before, ever. It'll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame." Poor Iraq - 40 years of war and now Trump.

And speaking of twitter - "These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!"

He must really be dreading this impeachment thing to manufacture such a crisis.

Charles Douglas

Mr. JONES, I know I should not ask you this, but is Trump the man or what? I never knew another like him!!!!! He is the best there ever was or is to come!!!! Iran is scared now... so is France and Germany! It is about time America got some respect around here! Excuse me while I go send my donation to the GOP![beam]

Bailey Jones

He's your man, Charles, that's for sure.

Carlos Ponce

“Obama has authorized 506 [drone] strikes that have killed 3,040 terrorists and 391 civilians."

https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/01/12/reflecting-on-obamas-presidency/obamas-embrace-of-drone-strikes-will-be-a-lasting-legacy

Did Obama notify Congress about each of the 506 drone strikes targeting terrorists?

Bailey Jones

Apples and oranges, Carlos. No one has said peep about Trump's other 2,242 drone strikes. This one is different because it killed a high ranking official of a sovereign country, not some outlaw terrorist. But I appreciate the facebook memes.

BTW, Trump revoked a reporting requirement on drone deaths last March - the one that Obama had put in place that required the CIA to release annual summaries of US drone strikes - because it was "superfluous and distracting". You know how easily he gets distracted.

Carlos Ponce

Dead is dead. And Bailey thinks of fruit salad.

Jim Forsythe

The United States-led military coalition against Islamic State said on Monday that it was pulling out of Iraq and would be repositioning forces over the next few days and weeks.

"Sir, in deference to the sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq, and as requested by the Iraqi Parliament and the Prime Minister, CJTF-OIR will be repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement," read a letter from United States Marine Corps Brigadier General William H. Seely III, the commanding general of Task Force Iraq.

The authenticity of the letter, which was addressed to the Iraqi defense ministry's Combined Joint Operations Baghdad, was confirmed independently by an Iraqi military source.

"We respect your sovereign decision to order our departure," it said.

Bailey Jones

A late Christmas present for the 14,000 ISIS fighters still in the region.

Carlos Ponce

They'll be taken care of, Bailey. Don't underestimate the strength of our military sans Obama's "Rules of Engagement."

Bailey Jones

Washington (CNN) - The top US general said Monday a letter suggesting the US would withdraw troops from Iraq was released by mistake and poorly worded, telling reporters "that's not what's happening." But for over an hour, military officials in Washington and Baghdad were unable to offer a definitive answer about the letter's veracity or whether it indicated that US troops were, in fact, about to be moved out of Iraq, and the lack of clarity fueled significant confusion about its meaning. In the end, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, was able to provide some clarity, telling reporters that the letter itself was a draft and its release was an "honest mistake."

- Trump's "Rules of Engagement" - i.e., chaos.

Carlos Ponce

Obama's "Rules of Engagement" led to the deaths of American military.

Carlos Ponce

It is apparent Bailey has no ideal what is meant by Rules of Engagement and how they were detrimental to our troops. First, they were proposed by General Mattes. What was wrong with the Obama era Rules of Engagement? "They’re too restrictive, too out of touch with the reality on the ground, the equivalent of making a world champion boxer fight with one arm behind his back."

Jim Forsythe

Bailey you are right,- Trump's "Rules of Engagement" - i.e., chaos.

Carlos Ponce

The men and women in the Armed Forces disagree with you BOTH, Bailey and Jim. How about asking one of them, especially those who served under both "Rules of Engagement"? I have a nephew who is a Sergeant in the United States Marines and he knows more about the situation than you.. Rules of engagement formed during the Obama administration were killing our troops. The current rules formulated by General Mattes are saving American lives. To use political anti-Trump rhetoric ahead of American lives is PATHETIC!

Bailey Jones

This would all be awesomely relevant if Obama was president, Carlos.

Charles Douglas

I would urge those 14,000 ISIS fighters, that Mr Jones alluded to above to do just one thing, ....just one little thing. Come out of the HOLES and CAVES....they are hiding in and take their medication! What medication you might ask? Why "TRUMP TONIC" ...the same medication their leader gorggled down! That is their CHRISTMAS GIFT! It is a gift they need to come out to pick up though, because TRUMP does not FED-EX anything.[wink]

Dalton Logan

Oh, it was delivered by a (USA) Federal Express system alright.

Charles Douglas

See guys, here is what TRUMP brings to the table, RESULTS!! That's right ..he is a master at obtaining desired results in particular situations. Another trait I Like in him is he inspires people to overcome objects standing in the way of success! He found a way to whittle down the astronomical amount of refugees crashing our borders when DEMOCRATIC Congress people sat on their hands and laughed! He bombed the [censored] out of ISIS, when Obama was crying in his milk, trying to micro-manage our military into fighting a political correct Liberal tactic war! Trump doing things his way, destroyed the CALIPHATE of ISIS and subdued them in eighteen months when others were estimating that ISIS would be a dominating factor for years! Trump instilled in the Milli-mouth Republicans the will to quit being a door-mat for Democrats, who in the past walked all over them. People like Paul Ryan, ex Speaker of The House, John McCain, the late Senator from Arizona, Mitt Romney, Senator from Utar, and several others ...thought they were more Democrats than Republicans! This is where the term "RINO" came from. Trump has Republicans standing unified more and more these days, because it is hard not to follow when you have a counter-punching, butt-kicking leader in front of you. I had a White Lieutenant who I disliked in basic training at Fort Bliss. I could not stand the guy's mannerisms, until an NCO told me his story. His name was Baraby! Lieutenant Baraby was a forward observer in Vietnam when he and one of his men got separated from their unit! His unit got evacuated out of the Area leaving him and his subordinate, who was an African-American alone to fin for themselves against a squad of Viet Cong fighters! Baraby's buddy got hit as they withdrew. Baraby used his common sense, and leadership abilities to maneuver around the Viet Cong, hiding by day and traveling by night toward the American lines. During that time his buddy became worst, and begged Baraby to leave him and save his own hide! If that was YOU, ..what would YOU, have done? Lieutenant Baraby, a man I started off disliking just because of his mannerisms, packed that soldier on his back until he fell into a friendly ambush set up for the enemy. The first thing Baraby said was "Help my friend!" His friend was dead! Would you have done that? Baraby did! He got the Silver Star for it. No telling what the Viet Cong would have done with that soldier's body if Baraby had left him and saved himself. Instead that man's family was able to say a good farewell to their loved one because of a man i almost hated! What cause Baraby to do what he did? He had love for his fellow soldier, like Trump has love for his fellow Americans. Why else would such a man put himself through such venomous hatred coming from DEMOCRATS and the LEFT! IT is for love of country! Not betraying America by siding with TERRORISTS, like we see going on now in This country!

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