Joe Biden is a capable and competent leader who has the experience that we, the American people, need during these turbulent times.

Biden will listen to his cabinet members and other advising experts because he knows how to listen and respect others and their opinions.

Biden will make decisions based on the good of the American people (all of them) because he has experience making hard decisions and successfully implementing and carrying out plans and policies.

Biden will make our country better because he doesn’t make superficial and personal attacks on those who disagree or criticize him; and Biden will work to repair and reimagine America because he believes in a successful and robust multi-cultural civil society that works for everyone.

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Carlos Ponce

Lesley, you vote for Biden. I'll vote for the winner Trump.

Mike Zeller

spell check-"whiner"

Carlos Ponce

Soooo Mike spells "Biden" as "whiner".

Gary Miller

After watching all the DNC convention I could stand I think Trump should get a bump from it. Oops! Looks like he did. Polls after DNC convention sho Biden leading by 4 points. Before DNC convention polls said Biden was leading by 10 or 12 points. A 6 or 8 point is a pretty good bump.

Gary Miller

Carlos> We with you.

domenico nuckols

Joe Biden is the only sane choice. I am fed up with all the lies this President tells daily. People are dying by the thousands. No clear leadership on the pandemic. All the name calling like a child., I hate to insult children. We need to get out and vote President Trump out of office. If you vote by mail, return it early with a stamp on it. In person, vote early! Vote the Biden ticket to restore democracy to your country.

Carlos Ponce

So domenico is claiming there would be fewer deaths with a Democrat in office? Their statements made earlier tell us there would have been more.

I had to turn off viewing the Democrat Convention because of all the lies being told. Take a look at the Democrat Party Platform - a tome of lies.

domenico, vote for your candidate. Trump will still win without your vote.

Gary Miller

Carlos> The little of the DNC convention I saw convinced me Trump should get a bump from it.

Carlos Ponce

Conventions usually create a "bump in the polls" for the presenters. So far, not this one. But I still don't believe these polls reflect reality.

domenico nuckols

tThere would have been fewer deaths. Trump said it would go away from the start and still is wishing it away. It hasn’t and it’s getting worse. Carlos you are in Trump’s La La Land.

Carlos Ponce

"Trump said it would go away from the start". Biden CLAIMS he would he would heed the advice of doctors and scientists. Where did Trump get the idea it would go away? FROM THE DOCTORS and EXPERTS! - like Dr Fauci.

Go ahead and vote for Biden if you like. It won't matter. Trump's going to win!

January 21, 2020

Greg Kelly: “Bottom line. We don’t have to worry about this one, right?”

Dr. Fauci: “Obviously, you need to take it seriously, and do the kinds of things that the CDC and the Department of Homeland Security are doing. But, this not a major threat for the people of the United States, and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.”

February 29, 2020

“Right now, at this moment, there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis. Right now the risk is still low, but this could change.” - Dr. Anthony Fauci

March 9, 2020

"If you are a healthy young person, there is no reason if you want to go on a cruise ship, go on a cruise ship. But the fact is that if you have … an individual who has an underlying condition, particularly an elderly person who has an underlying condition, I would recommend strongly that they do not go on a cruise ship,” Dr. Anthony Fauci added.

Dr. Fauci is now crediting Trump for saving lives because of the president's travel bans from China and Europe - an idea he originally opposed. Who else opposed the travel bans? JOE BIDEN who called the move "xenophobic".

domenico nuckols

Trump will not win, just go to Riker's Island family vacation. They have their rooms ready..

Carlos Ponce

So when Trump wins are you still continuing those delusions?

domenico nuckols

An honest man does not try so hard to hide the evidence.

Carlos Ponce

I take it you will uphold the re-election of Donald Trump when it happens.

domenico nuckols

No Trump said it going to be rigged

Carlos Ponce

So you concur Democrats will try to rig the election.

domenico nuckols

Carlos would accept it when certified. Unlike the President I don’t side step the constitution or file suit at a drop of the hat. And no, the Dems aren’t rigging the election. Show me proof. Oh, Republicans don’t have to.

Carlos Ponce

domenico, President Trump has not "stepped on the Constitution".

Gary Miller

dominico> Many more would have died if we had done what Democrats suggested. How many died from Dems opposing HCQ treatment. Recent research says it cuts the death rate in half. Dems opposed travel bans when "experts" estimated 2.2 million deaths. Trump travel bans cut that estimate by over 90%.

domenico nuckols

The FDA revoked the emergency use permit today for HCQ. It does not work!

Carlos Ponce

The FDA would like to restrict the use of hydroxychloroquine to hospital use only. The reported side effects were due to higher dosage amounts for longer longer periods of time than what doctors were using worldwide. Check with local doctor, Dr. Robin Armstrong. In the right dosage amount and for the time specified along with a Z-pack it worked at the onset of the disease. Other parts of the world have hydroxychloroquine available over the counter as a prophylactic.

Heidi Gordon

Gary,

Three questions for you because you’re posting all these statistics up here and I’d like to know where you’re finding them.

1) where is the recent research that says it cuts the death rate in half? Who published this research?

2) are you saying experts were estimating 2.2 million deaths worldwide at the time trump imposed the travel ban? If so, which experts and where was this published. Were they talking about worldwide deaths tolls?

3) you claim trump’s travel ban cut the estimated 2.2 million death count by these experts by 90% so where is the proof of that? Who figured that percentage out and where is the data?

Thank you. I want to be fully aware of these scientific statistics.

Also, you DO need to put a stamp on your mail in ballot and send it in unless you bring it in person to the Justice Center on the island and deliver it to the elections division in person during early voting or on Election Day. You must show your ID when you bring it in person as well. BUT if you mail it in you most definitely DO need to put a stamp on it.

Thank you.

Gary Miller

Mail in ballots don't require a stamp and don't get a post mark.

Bailey Jones

Biden isn't my favorite choice - I could write much on what I don't like about him - but he's the only choice we have. How can anyone vote to reelect the man whose failures have lead us to 175,000 dead? 250,000 deaths by election day? Tens of millions out of work? 100,000 small businesses closed? Riots in our cities? This is Trump's America. This is how Trump handles a crisis. He won't take responsibility for it - it's always someone else's fault - but he owns it. The buck stops at the Oval Office, even when the man sitting there lacks the moral courage to accept it.

Trump has been extraordinarily lucky. He made it through his first three years without a single crisis. He had no 9/11. He had no Great Recession. He had no Gulf War. And he coasted along just fine, buoyed by the ebullience of the longest economic expansion in modern times. But it was a house of cards, and as soon as the first real crisis came along it collapsed. His apologists will say the crisis doesn't count. It's not his fault. Just remember the good times. This will all magically go away. Just give him four more years.

That's not how it works. Americans don't reward incompetence.

Biden isn't great, but he's good. And good is better than bad.

Gary Miller

Bailey> If Biden were the only choice I'd do what many Democrats are going to do. Not vote.

Jim Forsythe

Gary, you are going to see a record number of votes cast this year.

I'm looking for the total to be close to 140,000,000 this year.

Below is the totals for the past few years, that we voted for President.

2000---- 105,425,985, 2004---- 122,295,345, 2008---- 131,313,820

2012---- 129,085,410, 2016---- 136,669,276

Carlos Ponce

"the man whose failures have lead us to 175,000 dead" No, Bailey. The virus led to 175,000 dead. The Trump administration has followed the advice of doctors, scientists (with the exception of travel bans). To claim otherwise is mere political rhetoric not based on fact.

And if Biden had his way the US would shut down again making more unemployed. The current unemployment rate is 10.2%. Not good but falling as we speak.

BLS - Friday August 7, 2020 THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- JULY 2020 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.

Jim Forsythe

Carlos. as you always said, for a true measure use the U-6 rate and not the U-3 rate. Below is the U-6 rate. What you posted was the U-3 rate (10.2).

July 2020, U-6 was 16.5%. The US U-6 Unemployment Rate measures the total number of employees in the United States that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job.

Carlos Ponce

U-6 16.5% and FALLING! With more states opening, it will be back to pre-pandemic level.

Charles Douglas

I believe Mr. Jones is an honorable man and very knowledgeable one at that, but when it comes to President Trump, I believe he has an inborn prejudice against him, and has blinders on too! This I have not figured out yet, because it is obvious that Trump has improved our military, stood up to our enemies, and killed a bushel of terrorists, including Soleimani, Abu Al Baghdadi, and others! He has even DESTROYED the ISIS CALIPHATE, which Obama and Biden had no clue how to do! The truth of the matter is Trump had a great chance to kill OSAMA BIN LADEN, also if Obama the Nobel Apologizing American Leader at the time had taken the advise of the ONLY CLOWN adviser in the INTELLIGENCE meeting who begged him now to go after Bin LADEN! That do nothing, know nothing African-American hating CLOWN,...was none other than Joe Biden! Osama Bin Laden would have been alive when Trump and Pence took over,...don't you see? He has a history of getting everything he touch wrong! Great day in the morning, even CROOKED Hilliary who attended the same Intel meeting called by Obama to figure out what to do concerning Osama Bin Laden, got it right! Joe just sat there being a clown like he has for over fifty years! Now he is hiding in his basement hole at his home behind his Wife! Kamala Harris the same Black Woman they made his take as his VP MATE, as much as called him a lying RACIST, who hung-out with and was mentored by the ex Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and other KKK affiliates in the American Senate for many years, where he learned the ropes of venomous hate and how to practice it toward African-Americans! He called us a JUNGLE SOCIETY of people who he did not want his children exposed to in the system of INTEGRATION! I can feel some DEMOCRATS cringing now, they want me to be quiet! WELL I WONT BE QUIET! You know why? I will tell you, because I speak the truth! Joe Bide was afraid that his family would soon look like MY FAMILY LOOKS LIKE NOW! Can yall handle that? My family is mixed with Black, Whites, Hispanics, and a mixture of all three races and JOE BIDEN WAS NOT having that! This is Why he hates African-Americans! He has demonstrated his hatred by his words and his deeds for years, now if anyone wants to ignore facts and truth, please don't let me stand in the way, I'm calling it like I see it! He made and help passed Anti- African-American laws, stood against Civil Rights, and The Equal Voting Rights Act, he stood against BUSING, and he has done nothing and said nothing about the bad schools, bad living conditions, low employment opportunities, & mass genocide of BLACK Americans since he had been in public life! I can tell the truth because I don't wear the Democratic Chains & Shakles anymore! I've had my emancipation papers for years!

Carlos Ponce

Pro-Biden ads claim he handled a pandemic handily as vice president. Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain disagrees.

“We did every possible thing wrong... It is purely a fortuity that this isn’t one of the great mass casualty events in American history. It had nothing to do with us doing anything right. It just had to do with luck. If anyone thinks that this can’t happen again, they don’t have to go back to 1918, they just have to go back to 2009, 2010 and imagine a virus with a different lethality, and you can just do the math on that.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/04/joe-biden-contain-h1n1-virus-232992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujoTlAlD4ZE

Remember H1N1: 60.8 million cases, 274,000 hospitalizations, and 12,469 deaths in the United States due to the H1N1 virus.

Total 2020 cases 5,598,547, no where near the 60,800,000 H1N1 infections. Had it been a more lethal virus like the Chinese Wuhan COVID-19 Coronavirus.....[scared]"imagine a virus with a different lethality"

The death rate for the current pandemic is higher due to the nature of the virus. It is more lethal. 60.8 million as opposed to 5.6 million. Who's getting fooled? Those who claim Trump mishandled the 2020 virus. We're better off with Trump.

Bailey Jones

You know, in 2016, when Trump was all "the election is rigged" we all laughed because it was Trump and he's an idiot so who cares. But now he's the president. Never in my lifetime - never in American history as far as I know - have we had a president stupid and awful enough to make the claim "the only way we're going to lose this election is if the election is rigged".

On the one hand, this is just Trump being the insecure fraud that has to pre-delegitimize the process because be thinks he's going to lose, just like he did in 2016.

On the other hand, his followers believe him. They can't see the fraud and the lies. When he loses - and it's inevitable (I mean my God you've got Republicans denouncing him at the Democratic convention) his followers are going to believe that he was cheated out of his second term. There is no way in hell that Trump will ever pick up the phone and call Biden and concede defeat. He can't. He never has. He lacks both the character and courage to ever admit such a loss, especially to the person who beat him.

This is going to be the ugliest election in our history. We'll get through it. Trump will eventually be persuaded to accept the election results - whether by his party, the courts, or the military, I can't say. But his followers never will - because they've already drunk the poison. I always knew that Trump would destroy the Republican Party, but I never thought he would destroy our nation's character. America used to be known for our peaceful transfers of power every 4 or 8 years. That's just one more thing that Trump is taking away from us.

Carlos Ponce

Remember, Obama acted after the 2016 to Russian interference only because Hillary did not get in. In 2020, China, Russia, Iran want Biden in.....

Jim Forsythe

Prominent Republicans backing Biden

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, Former Defense Secretary and Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, Former New York Rep. Susan Molinari, Former Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, Former President George W. Bush, Former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Former senior Trump administration official Miles Taylor, John Weaver, Rick Wilson, Reed Galen and George Conway, US veteran Edward Good,

former NSA and CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden, former Deputy Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence Amb. John Negroponte, former CIA and FBI Director William Webster.

Carlos Ponce

The list are deep staters who benefited from the status quo. No one cares who they support. And you have Colin Powell on the list. Like Satan was once an angel, Powell was once a Republican. His endorsement of Obama (twice), Hillary and now Biden shows he is no longer a Republican. No one cares what he thinks.

Funny, back in the day Powell was demonized by Democrats for his role in getting the US into the war in Iraq. Now he's their darling.[rolleyes]

Bailey Jones

Don't forget George Will. And this is unprecedented. I'm old enough to remember "Democrats for Nixon", but they were crossing the aisle in reaction to McGovern's policies, not the man himself. This Republican uprising is all about his character, not his policies.

As the wheels continue to fall off the Trump campaign and the polls get worse, I think we'll see more defections - at least among Republicans who realize that they've got nothing left to lose.

Carlos Ponce

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

Jim Forsythe

Another use of a song, that Trump had not secured the right to use.

How many times will Trump use music with permission. He is being sued because of misuse.

Neil Young has filed a lawsuit against the Trump 2020 campaign for copyright infringement after the president has repeatedly used the rocker's music at official events.

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Donald Trump over use of songs.

Also these are groups or people that have told Trump to stop stealing their music, without asking permission.

Adele, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, R.E.M., The widow of Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, Estate of Beatle George Harrison, Paul Rodgers, Queen.

Carlos Ponce

Trump had NOTHING to do with that song, Jim. It was made by a Trump supporter.

As for the others:

"[Neil] Young acknowledged that in the 2016 Reuters interview, saying: 'He actually got a license to use it ... So I got nothing against him. You know, once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything'."

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/04/899023818/neil-young-sues-the-trump-campaign-over-song-use

Rolling Stones: “The Trump campaign has a Political Entities License which authorizes the public performance of more than 15 million musical works in BMI’s repertoire wherever campaign events occur. There is a provision, however, that allows BMI to exclude musical works from the license if a songwriter or publisher objects to its use by a campaign." The Stones have since made their request. But previously, Trump had permission to use the song.While they threatened "LAWSUIT" it was really a request to BMI to exclude "You Can't Always Get Want You Want" from Trump's legal license.

That's okay, Jim. "I prefer GOD BLESS THE USA!"

Charles Douglas

Colin Power should have come clean to himself and the public years ago, because I don't think that he ever thought he was a Republican! He was playing that advantage game to help his career! Let's get back on Biden ...want to? Notice how my DEMOCRATIC Associates cannot defend Biden's RACIST RECORD? They are quick to change the subject and get back to negative Progressive talking points aimed at Trump! Notice when all of Biden's KKK past flows out they say hey, "NOTHING THERE TO SEE!" "LOOK AT THIS on Trump! Conservatives on this forum have an over abundance of good things, great accomplishments which TRUMP had completed in 3.5 years! Now somebody ...ANYBODY, TELL US WHAT THE [ bleeped ] has Joe Biden Accomplished in the positive for ANYBODY other than make his family filthy rich by selling influence to his position? Lololo, I want to know WHAT Joe Biden has done? What has he done for Hispanics? What has he done for AFRICAN-AMERICANS? Anybody? Ought to be somebody! All the Op-eds submitted to the GDN creating false resumes for him! They are insults to me and should be to more than just me! He is a CHINA puppet who if elected will wreck this nation, with OPEN Borders, Defunding police, Free Medical Care for Illegals, Free College, High taxes on all America, Confiscation of 'll guns, Packing of the Supreme Court, and the Elimination of the Filibuster Senate Rule! Joe Biden will reinstate the IRAN Giveaway to finance terrorists around the World, He will allow the reinstatement of enormous JOB KILLING REGULATIONS which he and Obama had in place which strip this nation of its Fossil Fuel Idustries and jobs from places like Ohio and Pennsylvania! Coal, Oil, and Fracking will once again be deported to China, India, and the Middle East! Biden and his click, has California using ROLLING BLACK OUTS as I type! Why? The DEMS' GREEN NEW DEAL kills our energy sources! That is Why!

Jim Forsythe

Neil Young is suing Donald Trump's re-election campaign for repeatedly using his music without his permission.

The rock star says the US president breached copyright laws by playing his songs at political rallies and events. The Canadian has objected to the use of Rockin' in the Free World and Devil's Sidewalk for what he called an "un-American campaign of ignorance and hate".

Young said he had complained about Mr Trump's use of his music since 2015, but had been "willfully" ignored.

The singer, is seeking damages of up to $150,000 (£114,400) per infringement.

These include at a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June, and the US president's visit to Mount Rushmore in July.

According to music rights organization BMI, regular music license's issued to concert halls and other venues do not cover political rallies.

Political candidates must obtain a separate Political Entities license's , which gives them access to 15 million songs.

The Trump campaign does have such a licensee.

But artists have the right to take their music off the list. The Rolling Stones have done so. Many artists are not allowing Trump to use their music by taking it off the list because they do not to be associated with Trump.

R.E.M. Call Donald Trump an ‘Orange Clown’ for Using Their music.

Trump even steals from churches.

Hymn 606, also known as the Doxology, is a mainstay of Mennonite church services and has been heard blasting from loudspeakers at Trump rallies across the country, after every single rock band in the nation forbade him from using their music.

“It’s a powerful song,” remarked Trump. “If MIA won’t let me play ‘Paper Planes’ and The White Stripes won’t let me use ‘Seven Nation Army,’ then it’s only inevitable that I’d scour Mennonite hymnals for an anthem I could use.”

Despite pressure from Mennonite groups to stop playing the song, Trump insists he’s going to keep on rockin’ 606.

Carlos Ponce

"[Neil] Young acknowledged that in the 2016 Reuters interview, saying: 'He [The Trump Campaign] actually got a license to use it ... So I got nothing against him. You know, once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything'."

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/04/899023818/neil-young-sues-the-trump-campaign-over-song-use

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-neilyoung-idUSKCN0YF1AY

But that was 2016. By 2020, pressure from the Left made Neil Young change his tune.

Jim Forsythe

According to music rights organization BMI, regular music license's issued to concert halls and other venues do not cover political rallies.

Political candidates must obtain a separate Political Entities license's , which gives them access to 15 million songs.

The Trump campaign does have such a licensee. But artists have the right to take their music off the list. The Rolling Stones have done so.

Many artists are not allowing Trump to use their music by taking it off the list because they do not to be associated with Trump.

Carlos Ponce

According to Neil Young a Political Entities License authorizes the public performance of more than 15 million musical works in BMI’s repertoire wherever campaign events occur.

See: BMI Music License for Political Organizations:

https://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Political-Entities-Org_POL1.2016_1.pdf

Jim Forsythe

But artists have the right to take their music off the list. The Rolling Stones have done so.

Carlos Ponce

At first he had no problem with Trump's licensed use. But then the Leftist hordes.....

Jim Forsythe

Many artists are not allowing Trump to use their music by taking it off the list because they do not to be associated with Trump.

Carlos Ponce

Let me repeat, Neil Young had NO PROBLEM with The Trump Campaign's use of his songs until the Liberal elites told him to stop the use.

Jim Forsythe

The reason Young has not stop Trump before is because things changed

The Trump campaign uses songs via the venue’s blanket license. ASCAP and BMI have recently ruled that this blanket license does not cover political use when the artist objects.

Neil Young Makes His Trump Feelings Even Clearer With ‘Lookin’ for a Leader 2020′

Young said he has complained about Trump's use of his songs since 2015, and that the campaign has "willfully" ignored him despite lacking a license. He had also objected when Trump played his music while visiting Mount Rushmore on July 3.

6/17/15 It should come as no surprise to anyone that Neil Young did not authorize billionaire Donald Trump to use “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World,“ a scathing criticism of a regime that doesn’t give a damn about the poor, in Trump’s presidential candidacy announcement. In a official statement from Young’s management team, Young states that while he is a Canadian citizen, he is a supporter of Bernie Sanders.

JUN 24, 2015 Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at Neil Young for complaining about the unauthorized use of "Rockin' in the Free World" at the billionaire's presidential candidacy announcement, calling Young a "hypocrite" and proclaiming he "didn't love [the song] anyway."

6/16/2015 STARTED HIS PRESIDENTIAL RUN WITH A HEIST ... OF NEIL YOUNG'S CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEM, ACCORDING TO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER.IT MADE FOR A HELL OF AN ENTRANCE -- DONALD AND HIS WIFE MELANIA MARCHING UP TO THE PODIUM WHILE YOUNG'S "ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD" BLARED AT TRUMP TOWER. TOTALLY PATRIOTIC ... TO EVERYONE BUT YOUNG.NEIL'S REP TELLS US TRUMP NEVER GOT PERMISSION TO USE THE SONG FOR HIS CANDIDACY ANNOUNCEMENT, AND FURTHERMORE -- NEIL, A LIBERTARIAN AND CANADIAN CITIZEN, IS NOT DOWN WITH TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN. WE'RE TOLD HE'S ACTUALLY BACKING VERMONT SEN. BERNIE SANDERS.

MAY 25, 2019 NEIL YOUNG PERFORMS AT THE BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL AT NAPA VALLEY EXPO IN NAPA, CALIF. YOUNG HAS SUED PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S REELECTION CAMPAIGN, SAYING HE DOESN'T WANT HIS MUSIC USED AS A THEME SONG FOR WHAT HE CALLS A DIVISIVE UN-AMERICAN CAMPAIGN OF IGNORANCE AND HATE.

Carlos Ponce

Let me repeat AGAIN, Neil Young had NO PROBLEM with The Trump Campaign's use of his songs until the Liberal elites told him to stop the use.

Jim Forsythe

Young wrote a open letter to Trump and said "You are a disgrace to my country," As a a supporter of Bernie Sanders, Young does not like Trump!

June 17, 2015 June 17, 2015 June 17, 2015 June 17, 2015 June 17, 2015

Neil Young isn't too happy with Donald Trump. The New York real estate mogul arrived on stage at his campaign kickoff announcement Tuesday as the sounds of Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" blared through the atrium at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.

The only problem? Young blasted the Republican candidate following his announcement, with the rocker claiming Trump didn't have permission to use the music.

"Donald Trump was not authorized to use 'Rockin' In The Free World' in his presidential candidacy announcement," a statement from Young's team released late Tuesday read. "Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America."

Jim Forsythe

As Young is A LIBERTARIAN and a SEN. BERNIE SANDERS backer, and does not care for the Liberal elites.

"You are a disgrace to my country," Young writes. It's one of the many words he has penned to try and Covay his distain of Trump!

Youngs song "Let's Impeach the President" was about Bush. He also did not like Bush.

"6/17/15 It should come as no surprise to anyone that Neil Young did not authorize billionaire Donald Trump to use “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World,“"

In November 2018, shortly after his home had been destroyed by the California wildfire, Young criticized President Donald Trump's stance on climate change

In February 2020, Young wrote an "open letter" to President Donald Trump: ‘You Are a Disgrace to My Country

On August 14, 2020, Young announced that he would "soon" release a new EP entitled "Lookin' For A Leader (about Trump)

Trump continuing to use various Neil Young songs to soundtrack his summer political rallies (most recently, “Rockin’ in the Free World” in South Dakota), the musician has written yet another open letter to remind the president just how much he loathes him

Neil Young is not mincing words when it comes to President Donald Trump. The singer wrote an open letter to Mr. Trump, posted on his website, and with the first sentence, it's apparent this is far from a love note: "You are a disgrace to my country," Young writes.

"Bragging about the U.S. economy does not disguise the fact that the numbers today are what you inherited almost 4 years ago," Young continues, referring to Mr. Trump's recent spat over President Obama's role in the financial recovery.

He also criticizes the current administration's "mindless destruction of our shared natural resources, or environment and our relationships with friends around the world," which Young called "unforgivable."

Young said every time the song does play at a Trump rally, "I hope you hear my voice. Remember it is the voice of a tax-paying U.S. citizen who does not support you. Me." This is not the first time

Young has told Mr. Trump to stop using his music. In 2015, the rocker's manager said the Trump campaign "wasn't authorized" to use "Rockin' in the Free World."

Carlos Ponce

Neil Young is just appeasing his Leftist audience. Before that "He actually got a license to use it ... So I got nothing against him. You know, once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything'."

"So I got nothing against him."

"So I got nothing against him."

"So I got nothing against him."

"So I got nothing against him."

"So I got nothing against him."

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, when you listen to Neil's “Earth” remember to have “Less barn!”

If you do not know what that means, you are no a true fan.

His fans are not a bunch of whatever you think they are. Most are business types, and average older people.

His new tour is not about making money but a farewell tour, while he can still remember what is going on.

As far as a President using his music, he has never wanted them to do so. As a A LIBERTARIAN he does not care for most.

Since his days of Buffalo Springfield and CSNY he and his fans have not been what you try to frame them as.

Since Ronald Reagan he has not given his permission for his music to be used by Republican's.. This goes for RR ,Bush, Trump.

Even if his audiences were as you say, he would still not want Trump to use his music.

Now with the change in the law he can keep TRUMP from using his music.

Carlos Ponce

Unless they announce the song is sung by Neil Young, I would not recognize that singer. He's not on my A - list. I'm not a fan boy.

Jim Forsythe

Since you are not a fan, you have no idea about his fan base. Below are some of his.

“Cinnamon Girl” “Heart of Gold” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” “Like A Hurricane”

CSNY years, Long Time Gone, Teach Your Children, Our House, Carry On, Ohio,

Suite Judy Blue Eyes and many, many more.

If you do not know his music, you do not know what he is about. He writes about what is going on in the world and his life. Have you not heard Ohio, which is about Kent State.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, I never referred to his "fan base".

Jim Forsythe

You are the one that used fan boy .My mistake for thinking that you knew what a Fan Boy is.

Fan boy is an extreme fan or follower, which is a Entertainers fan base.

My answer was "Since you are not a fan, you have no idea about his fan base." which is true.

Jarvis Buckley

I truly expect President Trump to win by a landslide. I expect him to have large coat tails.

Add to majority in the Senate & regain the majority in Congress.

Charles Douglas

[thumbup][thumbup] No Question!!!!

Carlos Ponce

Interesting: Barack Obama's ancestors owned slaves in the United States.

https://www.educationviews.org/barack-obamas-ancestors-owned-slaves/

Joe Biden's ancestors owned slaves in the United States.

https://cloverchronicle.com/2020/06/26/joe-bidens-ancestor-reportedly-owned-16-black-slaves/

Donald Trump's ancestors owned no slaves since they lived in Scotland and Germany.

Jim Forsythe

Most families have a past. Elections are what's happening now, and not what happened in the past in their families. What they did themselves is different..

Frederick Trump moved across the United States to Seattle, Washington, where he owned and operated what he referred to as a "decadent restaurant" that was actually called "Poodle Dog" in Seattle's red light district.

Moving on up!

"Trump made his first fortune operating boom-town hotels, restaurants and brothels", "Donald Trump's grandfather ran Canadian brothel during gold rush, author says". Author Gwenda Blair simply wrote, "The bulk of the cash flow came from the sale of liquor and sex."

Carlos Ponce

A description of Gwenda Blair's book reads , "The Trumps begins with a portrait of President Trump’s immigrant grandfather, who as a young man built hotels for miners in Alaska during the Klondike gold rush. His son, Fred, took advantage of the New Deal, using government subsidies and loopholes to construct hugely successful housing developments in the 1940s and 1950s.The Trumps begins with a portrait of President Trump’s immigrant grandfather, who as a young man built hotels for miners in Alaska during the Klondike gold rush. His son, Fred, took advantage of the New Deal, using government subsidies and loopholes to construct hugely successful housing developments in the 1940s and 1950s."

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, you forgot, "Trump made his first fortune operating boom-town hotels, restaurants and brothels",

Carlos Ponce

Snopes: "Donald Trump's grandfather Frederick Trump was a pimp and drug dealer who made his fortune running a brothel and opium den."

Finding: Mostly False

In summation, Donald Trump’s grandfather Frederick Trump was a German immigrant who made his fortune by opening several restaurants and hotels in Seattle and British Columbia during the Yukon Gold Rush. While some of these hotels may have been used for prostitution, gambling, or other seedy activities common on the trail, it is incorrect to say that Trump built his fortune on illegal activities.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, I did not forget. What you posted was not true, mostly FALSE according to Liberal Snopes.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/donald-trump-grandfather-prostitution/

Charles Douglas

Mr. PONCE, you think that is something that Obama's folks owned slaves? I heard Senator Harris's daddy's folks own some too in Jamaica "Mon!" Lololo.

Bailey Jones

A lot of us owned slaves, Charles, or were slaves. I'm fortunate to possess the wills of a couple of my ancestors.

One is Abram Greathouse of Georgia, my g-g-g-g-grandfather. His will mentions - "It is my will and I hereby determine that my wife shall keep all my servants together on the farm in order to work for the support and schooling of children, namely a Negro man named Lewis and two women named Ellen and Harriet and girls Lucy & Jane and boys Tom, George & Bob and all their natural increase and also girl Eliza."

The will of another g-g-g-g-grandfather, Jacob Hoffman, of Alabama, says "In the division of my Negroes I direct that Negro girl Mary be given to my son James, and that girl Tamie be given to Mary Ann Hoffman wife of Abner Hoffman, that boy Elliot be given to John W Hoffman, that [unreadable] be given to Martha Hoffman wife of A Johnston, that girl Lizzie be given to my son David, that girl Susy be given to my daughter Rachel, that girl Rebecca be given to my daughter Harnett, that boy William be given to my son Henry, that girl Sarah be given to my son Emanuel, and that girl Elza be given to my daughter Amanda."

Do I feel any personal responsibility for the crimes of these ancestors? (The dreaded "liberal guilt" conservatives like to trot out?) No. Not at all. The past is the past. But I do feel a responsibility for the well being of all of my fellow Americans alive today. Including those who are descendants of Lewis, and Ellen, and Harriet, and Lucy, and Jane, and Tom, and George, and Bob, etc., and all their natural increase. The people who have no last names, and no knowable past beyond appearing as a curiosity in someone else's family history.

Bailey Jones

If you want a vision of your life under a second Trump presidency, just imagine the smoldering ruins of Minneapolis, the violent anarchy of Portland and the bloodstained sidewalks of Chicago - coming to every single town in America. Because that is Trump's America now.

Carlos Ponce

Why? Because Democrats keep bailing them out and big city prosecutors won't press charges.

Who are the police organizations endorsing, Bailey? Hint: It's NOT JOE BIDEN!

Charles Douglas

So Mr. Jones ..it is all TRUMP'S fault what is happening and has been happening in all the DEMOCRATIC controlled, lawless, cities huh? That the way you playing it? You are beginning to sound like Joe Biden, Obama, and Crooked Hilliary! Lay it all on Trump, who will know the difference? Why do you hold on to those WILLS IF you hate what they stand for? It would seem that if you wanted to right wrongs, and give back, actions would take the place of rhetoric! Why not hold a public burning of those old bad, racist WILLS! I would be willing to bet that the GDN would give the burnings good coverage, and you could even make a speech and get your picture in the paper! What do you think?

Gary Miller

Bailey> What you claim is only possible where Democrats rule. In Trumps America there will be fewer places spoiled by Democrats. People( voters) are exiting the Democrat controlled cities in droves. Will the voters remaining vote to limit Democrats? Not known but it could be expected.

Bailey Jones

"All he wants to do is appeal to his base,” Trump's sister said in a conversation secretly recorded by her niece, Mary L. Trump. “He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this.”

“His [censored] tweet and lying, oh my God,” she said. “I’m talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy[censored]."

Holy[censored] indeed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/maryanne-trump-barry-secret-recordings/2020/08/22/30d457f4-e334-11ea-ade1-28daf1a5e919_story.html

Charles Douglas

Trump's niece said, ...they said, Joe Blow opined about! My dad told me years ago to watch a man's actions ten time more than what a man says! I've watched Trump, I've watched Obama, and I've watch that African-American hating candidate the LEFT is hiding in a hole in the ground somewhere! That is all I need to know, and it tells me everything! Of course now being a reasonable man I am willing right now FOR anybody to point out what Joe Biden in FIFTY years in American government has done to benefit or help African-Americans, or Latinos? What has he done not for our detriment, because I can write a book on all the hurt and misery he has perpetuated against Minorities, BUT WHAT GOOD HAS HE DONE? I'll answer that NOT ONE [censored] thing! Even Kamala Harris called Joe a RACIST, then turned around with all her integrity & became part of his masquerade! Joe was wrong for all that he did, and for his assuming All African-Americans are stupid! Some of us Ole Black Folks ....don't need Democrats and their Surrogates to do our thinking for us![beam]

Carlos Ponce

All this does is reveal the niece's lack of character.The recordings were made between 2018 and 2019. To release them after the death of her uncle shows a lack of character.

Was there ever a time when you said something about a family member thinking that it would get no further?

I remember a line from a cartoon of all things, "In the family all is silent." Not here. Her deceased uncle did not want her to publish her book. One could surmise he would not like this either.

Bailey, before you say something about a family member better check for hidden mikes, etc. What an embarrassment to have such a spiteful woman in one's family.

Bailey Jones

Giancarlo Granda says his sexual relationship with the Falwells began when he was 20. He says he had sex with Becki Falwell while Jerry Falwell Jr, head of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of President Trump, looked on.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-falwell-relationship/

Becki Falwell - advisory board member of Women for Trump

https://youtu.be/DlE4-dHvpSY

Carlos Ponce

"Falwell said that 'Becki had an inappropriate personal relationship with this person, something in which I was not involved.' "

So, can Bailey claiming all supporters of Biden led a saintly life?

Carlos Ponce

Correction:

So can Bailey claim all supporters of Biden led a saintly life?

Jim Forsythe

A new book coming out "Lady" and Kellyanne Conway Leaving all next month. At lot to look forward to.

My guess is that Kellyanne is leaving, so her husband can concentrate on the Lincoln Project. Nothing like a helping spouse.

Bailey Jones

I read that George is also stepping down from the Lincoln Project. I can't imagine that Kellyanne and whoever is left at the White House will want to be around on election night.

So much drama, with all the gossiping and backstabbing, and rats running for the exits. It's like one of those TV reality shows.

Jim Forsythe

You are right. So I’m withdrawing from @ProjectLincoln to devote more time to family matters. And I’ll be taking a Twitter hiatus. Needless to say, I continue to support the Lincoln Project and its mission. Passionately.

Charles Douglas

Trump Diesel is the best President to ever sit in the White House other that Ole Abe! Other than ABE, The DIESEL got them all beat, HANDS DOWN! I can't wait till November 3rd 2020! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Old ABE freed the SLAVES & JOE BIDEN put SLAVERY 3.0 SHACKLES AND CHAINS back on African-Americans! Many of us have excaped through the undergrown railroad. The Simon Lagrees and their surrogates servants chased us and hunted us, but ...."WEEEE'S FREE...PRAISE THE LORD WEEEE'S FREE!" [beam]

Charles Douglas

By the way ....where is that JV TEAM who was be-heading Americans, and assaulting young American female Humanity workers like Kyla Mueller sometime back? JOE AND Barack .....Did nothing about it! Where is the ISIS Caliphate where thousands of recruits flooded to the Middle East from around the world to join, .. killing, looting burning, assaulting women against their will ..making SEX SLAVES out of them? Biden and Obama did nothing! Iran was raising all kind of Hell a little while back with money BIDEN AND OBAMA GAVE THEM! Iran ran Buck-Wild,.. when Biden and Obama were in office because TERRORISTS are like wild animals having a unique ability to smell FEAR! Fear is all Biden and Obama had ...because aside from financing Iran's terrorist activities around the world,....Biden and Obama did NOTHING to stop them! This Terrorist nation stopped, & boarded one of our ships on the High Seas and forced our Sailors on their knees with AK-47 automatic weapons pointed in their faces! We could see our Sailors physically crying tears on video, with hands on their heads, fingers interlocked, FOR NOTHING MAN! What did Biden and Obama do? They threaten to discipline the sailors for their conduct! Other than that, They did Nothing Man! This man Biden is a Coward, a RACIST, and a Con Artist Fraud.. who is hiding in a hole somewhere! He is hiding from the truth!

He is Letting others lie for him because he cannot string two sentences together without falling apart! He wants to keep African-Americans on the Plantations of GHETTO-ISM, and enslaved in SLAVERY 3.0! He has made it abundantly clear that if we want our government handouts to continue, then we'd better vote for him or WE ain't BLACK! Joe Biden has disparaged the BLACK RACE, He has called us Preditors, and a monolithic people who look alike, act alike, and who thinks alike! He called us a JUNGLE SOCIETY of people who he wanted to keep away from his children by standing against INTEGRATION & BUSING! Joe unlike many racists, has validated his RACIST nature and views, by not only his words but also by His many government actions as a public servant of Fifty years!

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