Trump’s U.S. Department of Agriculture is supplying relief packages of up to $28 billion dollars in 2018 and 2019 to farmers.

The department's rationale is in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other trade disruptions.

Trump started the trade war causing retaliation leaving the farmers without a market to sell their products. I believe farmers would rather sell their products than get a handout under a socialist program.

The Trump administration is using taxpayers' money to buy votes for the 2020 election.

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Carlos Ponce

"Trump started the trade war ...." Actually the trade war was started years ago with the United States getting a bad deal. And I'm talking about trade deals with China involving Republican and Democrat presidents. Think about how many made in Communist China products you or your parents bought in your youth. I can't think of one. How did we become so dependent on Communist Chinese products? Electronics were once made in the USA and were quality products. Look at the movie "Back to the Future" when the 1955 Doc Brown sees the "made in Japan" label. No wonder why it failed. But then Marty corrects him saying the best things come from Japan. Trump has made a trade deal with Japan. A new trade deal with China is long overdue. Add to that the theft of technology China has done over the years. In the meantime it's time for some belt tightening but China is suffering far more than the United States. Giving aid to farmers will be repaid once the trade deal is accomplished. China is now ready to talk.

Emile Pope

Relief packages? Isn't that welfare? Shouldn't they be drug tested first. Are they going to be forced to find work? Where are the people saying that they should pull themselves up by their bootstraps? That they need help because they are lazy or made poor choices in life? Don't hear anyone complaining about their hard earned money being spent on people just sitting around waiting on a check. What about the free market system and capitalism? Apparently socialism is acceptable if the right people are receiving it...

Carlos Ponce

Emile, they are working. May I suggest you visit one of these farms. They have a lot of money invested in grain, cattle, hogs, etc. If you visit them you will find they are not "people just sitting around waiting on a check." To suggest that they are shows ignorance.

Government should not be womb to the tomb, cradle to the grave support as socialists purport. But government should be a safety net. The actions and inactions of previous administrations created this huge trade mess. It's past time to fix it.

Emile Pope

When the “bad trade policies” you mention contributed to people losing their jobs, were those people treated with respect and looked out for? No. They were insulted, stigmatized, called lazy, unmotivated, morally corrupt and losers. Apparently welfare depends on what you have rather than what you don’t...

Bailey Jones

Emile, don't be silly. It's only "Socialism" when you give tax money to the poor. Giving tax money to corporations is called "Capitalism". Giving tax money to corporations that have lost income because of your trade policies is called "Trumpism".

Carlos Ponce

"Giving tax money to corporations that have lost income because of your trade policies is called "Trumpism' ". No Bailey, Trumpism is fixing up the HUGE mess made by previous presidents, Democrats and Republicans.

Bailey Jones

Of course it is, Carlos. And let the congregation say, Amen.

Jim Forsythe

Rick Perry defined Trumpism as “a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness, and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.” Trumpisms feature short, exaggerative catchwords like Sad!, huge, and superlatives like greatest, best, or most beautiful.

Carlos Ponce

Rick Perry said that in 2015. It is mere political rhetoric. So sad that our Liberal friends can't differentiate political rhetoric from actual views. It shows a lack of intellectual development.

Jim Forsythe

Reply to Carlos Ponce Aug 27, 2019 3:18pm

So , what you are saying, believe nothing a candidate says, as they should not be held accountable for not telling the truth.

If this is what you believe, say nothing about any candidate until they are elected. Then hold them to nothing that they said before being elected.

Carlos Ponce

"So , what you are saying, believe nothing a candidate says, as they should not be held accountable for not telling the truth."

No, that's not what I'm saying at all. You don't understand political rhetoric do you? Or even recognize when it is being used? Must be beyond your pay grade.[rolleyes]

Jim Forsythe

So you are saying that lying is OK if a candidate does it. The President is running for office now, so we should not believe him?

Rick Perry was telling the truth or he was lying. I believe what he said. I guess you think he was lying.

As I do not work and I have no pay grade.

Carlos Ponce

Let me make this as SIMPLE as possible so Jim can understand it. Here's an example of RHETORIC:

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

Does he actually mean what he says? No. Just a means to an end. He's psyching up his team. In a game there is line of scrimmage banter back and forth designed to throw the opponent off their game. Lawyers use the same technique in a court case against the opposing attorneys. They'll say something to throw off the other attorney, an objection is issued as anticipated, the objection is sustained as planned. It throws the opposition off. Watch the Democrat debates to be held in Houston. You will see it there too. In a previous debate watch Cory Booker unnerved when Robert Francis speaks Spanish.

Carlos Ponce

By the way "above your pay grade" is an idiom, more like a euphemism.

Definition: Above or beyond one's general skill, knowledge, ability, or willingness to participate.

Jim Forsythe



It's ok for a coach to swear at his team? This is same vain as lying is ok?

While, what a concept. The President can lie, and it's OK because it is covered under RHETORIC:

Rick Perry is a lot of things, but I do not believe he is a person who would lie. He was being truthful when he described Trump. He did not hastate when he defined Trumpism as “a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness, and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.” and this is from a Republican. Perdition: a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death.

He also said "My fellow Republicans, beware of false prophets. Do not let itching ears be tickled by messengers who appeal to anger, division and resentment," Perry warned. "I will not go quiet when this cancer on conservatism threatens to metastasize into a movement of mean-spirited politics that will send the Republican Party to the same place it sent the Whig Party in 1854: The graveyard

Carlos Ponce

Jim still does not understand rhetoric.

Jim Forsythe

Is it OK for a coach to swear at his team? Is it OK, yes or no.

This is same vain as lying is ok? Is it?

While, what a concept. The President can lie, and it's OK because it is covered under RHETORIC: The President is all set with his fall back excuse.

Carlos Ponce

"Is it OK for a coach to swear at his team? Is it OK, yes or no."

I will not stand in their judgement.

Jim Forsythe

This is simple, all that is needed is your answer. This is not what the coach or President thinks.

"Is it OK for a coach to swear at his team? Is it OK, yes or no."

. The President can lie, and it's OK because it is covered under RHETORIC: This is also a yes or no by Carlos , no one else

Carlos Ponce

I will not stand in their judgement.

Jim Forsythe

Not asking you to judge anyone.

What is your opinion of any coach or any President.

This is simple, all that is needed is your answer. This is not what any coach or any President thinks or does, but what does Carlos think?

"Is it OK for a coach to swear at his team? Is it OK, yes or no."

Is it OK for any President to lie?

Carlos Ponce

Jim, give your examples of what you mean by "swear" words. Does your list contain the swear word uttered at the end of "Gone With the Wind"? By Capt. James T. Kirk at the end of the "Star Trek" episode "City on the Edge of Forever" on broadcast TV? Does it contain the word used by President Obama about Libya? And the word allegedly used by Donald Trump although only one person (a Democrat) can recall it? Does it contain the word used by Vice President Joe Biden when the ACA was signed? "Oh, Fudge!" Does it contain the word uttered by preachers in church (the a-word and the H-word"? Does it contain the p - word used in "The Sound of Music". Same word sung by Tom Jones and used in a movie of the same name? Or does it contain the B - word sung by Elton John? Does it contain the name used by a Houston Oiler's coach which also refers to one's posterior?

Jim Forsythe

Is it OK for any President to lie? You know what a lie is?

What do I mean by a swear word? I would think you would know what was appropriate to say around young men and women, as you being a teacher. These are some examples, Grub them by the ____, S.O.B. , I'M going to kick your___, F.U., and any term not acceptable by the school and the community. If you are going by what movies, TV and singers do and say, why?When it comes to profanities, there is a fine line between freedom of expression and using it inappropriately.

Politicians do swear, and is not is not acceptable by many people, but maybe OK for you, Trump has taken it to a new level. It's bad when you can not let your child or grandchild listen to a speech by the President, because he may use this type of language. Trump has regularly used curse words at public events, especially on the campaign trail where he sprinkled his speeches liberally with “damn” and “hell” and even “s—“ and “p—-.” In a notorious speech in Las Vegas in 2011, he dropped the f-word repeatedly, arguing that his message to China would be ““Listen you motherf—ers, we’re going to tax you 25 percent!” He also has said ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now’” and the list goes on. Is this the way you want your President to talk?

February 26, 2016: "During Thursday night’s GOP debate, Donald Trump made a huge deal about swearing, even going so far as to insist that he never uses the f-word." " Remember when he used a Yiddish swear word not so long ago, then vehemently defended himself, claiming that it wasn’t a dirty word at all? Or remember when he dropped the f-bomb many times at a campaign rally in New Hampshire three weeks ago? This is the same man who lied last night and insisted that he never uses that certain four-letter word." Is this the way you want your President to talk?

Trump uses Yiddish curse word to chide Clinton. "She was going to beat Obama," Trump said of Clinton in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "... She was going to beat - she was favored to win - and she got sc@longed. She lost. She lost." . Sc@longed is a Yiddish term for p@nis. Is this the way you want your President to talk?
















































































































Charles Douglas

What do you call it when a President hauls multiple aircrafts (C130S ) ..full to the brim with CASH, as a payoff to radical Islamic individuals whose mission is to obliterate Israel and the United STATE'S? Would that be Obama's Joke? What would you call it when Black unemployment is off the chart, for eight years of a president's term in office and the President enjoyed an overwhelming majority of the African-American vote, INCLUDING MINE the first time? Now the Black unemployment is the lowest in the history of this country, and ditto for the Hispanics! I was just wondering mind you, what the %@// do you call that? Don't bother, it really bothers me for an individual to suck up everything this great country has to offer, and turn around and burn the flag, teardown statues, they don't like, attack unarmed students standing for conservative values, pouring cement, milkshakes, and water on folks who happens to have a different opinion than themselves! Omar from Minnesota is one of them. She came here and sucked up welfare, and food stamps, and education grants and prospered greatly despite the meager life she had in Somalia! How did she show her love and appreciation? I'll tell you, by stabbing America in the back in front of the world! She adores Al-Qaeda and Isis openly, individuals who are enemies to this country and who have killed thousands of American servicemen. How people as ungrateful as this can aspire to become a United States Congressperson is a mystery to me! Jesus told a story many years ago about a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while everyone slept, his enemy sowed weeds among his wheat and went away. ( Matthew 13: 24-25 ). Wake-up America! Your country is under ATTACK, from the inside! Don't let Nikita Khrushchev's prophecy of defeating America from within come true!!! We have grown fat, lazy, apathetic, and happy! Wake up!!!! Oh and by the way, Jesus also said, " If a man does not work, neither shall he eat!" 2 THESS.3:10. Lastly, I leave you with a bonus as usual, do with it as you will. Jesus never told Caesar, or Herod to feed the hungry, or to take care of the widows! He told the faithful, THE CHURCH TO DO IT and not the government!!! So to to all the church people who think they should be poor, you have been corrected! You cannot do what you have been commissioned to do as one who is poor!!! A poor man cannot help a poor man no more than a BLIND MAN CAN LEAD A BLIND MAN!!! Say AMEN to that! Send your offerings to GDN, and they will send a check to the poor!.

Kimberly Bachmeier

Amen, Charles!

John E Sr. Macrini

[thumbup]Amen Mister Charles ! " Wake-up America! Your country is under ATTACK, from the inside! " Spot on.

Don Schlessinger

Well said, thank you Charles.

Gary Miller

Amen Charles.

Jim Forsythe

"multiple aircrafts (C130S ) ..full to the brim with CASH" :The U.S. is no longer part of the Nuclear deal that included many countries. Trump pulled us out in May 2018. Most of the cash ( Iran’s assets) was part of the deal.

The nuclear agreement included China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union, so Obama didn’t carry out any part of it on his own. The deal did lift some sanctions, which lifted a freeze on Iran’s assets that were held largely in foreign banks. It had been made inaccessible by sanctions aimed at crippling the country’s nuclear program. Once it was lifted, the money was freed, and no longer inaccessible by Iran.

"What would you call it when Black unemployment is off the chart" :Just as in all unemployment rates, it decreased under Obama. Obama started a trend of at a study rate decrease, By the time Trump took office, the rates had become seven percent, this was from a high of 17 percent .

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), black unemployment rates was at 12.7 percent in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008, right when Obama was elected. The black unemployment rate grew as high as 17 percent in 2010, but by 2016, the Obama administration had managed to lower it to seven percent.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore." was what Omar's family did, they use some help from the USA, and were able to overcome the life they left.

After first arriving in New York in 1992,Omar's family finally secured asylum in the U.S. in 1995 her father worked first as a taxi driver and later for the post office. Omar became a U.S. citizen in 2000 when she was 17 years old. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree, majoring in political science and international studies in 2011

Omar began her professional career as a community nutrition educator at the University of Minnesota, working in that capacity from 2006 to 2009 in the Greater Minneapolis–Saint Paul area. In 2012, she served as campaign manager for Kari Dziedzic's reelection campaign for the Minnesota State Senate. Between 2012 and 2013, she was a child nutrition outreach coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Education.

In the last election she received 267,703 vote and Republican Jennifer Zielinski had a total of 74,440. If the people she represents does not like the job she is doing, they will vote her out. She is just one of 435, and has no more power than anyone else in the House.




Emile Pope

Except that what you've written is false...everything...

Emile Pope

Thanks for providing proof Jim. Of course it won't do any good...

Carlos Ponce

Iranian Nuclear Deal - In the early days of professional boxing a man picked a fight with the World Champion. Of course he got beat up but he could now go around town bragging that he had fought the World Champion. Why did Obama make such a STUPID deal? He wanted something for his "Legacy" . Whether it was a good deal or not didn't matter. His administration made a deal.[rolleyes]

Emile Pope

Actually President Obama made peace with and neutralized an enemy. And for free. And now someone else wants to eliminate the peace because he promised a bunch of ill-informed individuals that he would. And what does he have to show for it? Nothing. No money, no agreement, nothing...

Carlos Ponce

"Actually President Obama made peace with and neutralized an enemy. And for free." That's not true, Emile. Iran used the money to finance terrorist groups through its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Gary Miller

It seems too many don't understand what Trump is trying to do. Free trade must also be fair trade. For decades China has used FREE trade for unfair trade. If Trump gets what he wants tarrifs will be eliminated going both ways. Afterward the US will still have a trade surplus with china, but based on fairness. Our exports will be sold in China and their exports will be sold here. They'll sell us TV's, clothes and yard care and we will sell them cars, trucks, corn or sweet potatoes with no tarifs on either. Price and quality will decide what goes each way.

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