Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Thankful To Live in America


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    1. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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    2. S&P 500 Has Performed Far Worse Under Trump Than Under Obama (Fortune article excerpt) Under Obama, the S&P 500 grew by 56.4%. The Dow Jones Industrials Average was up 50.6% and the Nasdaq, 92.9%. The numbers under Trump were 21.4% for the S&P 500, 25.2% for the Dow, and 34.2% for Nasdaq. [6/3/2019]

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      Your breath S__T__I__N__K__S.

      GEDDUDAHERE!

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    1. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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    2. The economic boost from the Republican tax cuts is probably about to run out. (Vox article excerpt) ...the GOP passed... $1.5 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which the White House and congressional leaders said would serve as a major boon to the economy... Though the bill did cut taxes for most Americans, it disproportionately benefits corporations and the wealthy. The juice it was supposed to inject in the economy will likely soon run out, just in time for the presidential election year. ...some Republicans have contended, that the deficit-increasing tax cuts will pay for themselves. "Economists all know the answer to that already, and the answer is no"... [4/15/2019].

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      Your breath smells like R___A___T ...... S___H___I___T___!

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    4. If my comments offend you so, YOU can "geddoudahere", asshole. I'm not leaving. BTW, I really do not give a crap about your delusions concerning things you can't smell. My breath, that is. I'm hundreds of miles distant from your location. What you're smelling are your RIPE Depends. Stop shitting yourself and you won't have a problem.

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    5. JUST SHUT UP, YOU DREARY WITLESS, LACKLUStER FOOL. yOU AREN'T FIT EVEN T CLEAN MY TOILETS. I WOULN'T HIRE YOU TO DISPOSE OF MY GARBAGE. AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED ANYONE WITH A MENTALITY SUCH AS YOURS ISN'T FIT TO LIVE, ANUS FACE.

      I COME HERE TO USE yOU FOR A PUNCHING BAG, BECAUSE tHAT'S A___L___L YOU'RE GOOD FOR, AND IT HELPS ME KEEP IN SHAPE.
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  3. Happy Birthday, America! Proud of yourself?

    Trump puts babies and children in concentration camps.

    migrant children are being held away from their families in conditions “worse than jail,” according to physician Dolly Lucio Sevier, who wrote up a medical declaration obtained by ABC News after visiting Border Patrol holding facilities along the border in Texas. Here’s everything we’ve learned about conditions in the detention camps in recent weeks.

    Conditions in a McAllen, Texas Facility “Could Be Compared to Torture Facilities”
    Sevier, a private-practice physician in the Rio Grande Valley, was granted access to a facility in McAllen, Texas in mid-June, after attorneys discovered a flu outbreak that sent five infants to a neonatal intensive-care unit. At the detention center — the largest such Border Patrol facility in the country — Sevier examined 39 children under the age of 18 facing conditions including “extreme cold temperatures, lights on 24 hours a day, no adequate access to medical care, basic sanitation, water, or adequate food.” All 39 exhibited signs of trauma.

    Sevier told ABC News that the teenagers she observed were not able to wash their hands while in custody, which she called “tantamount to intentionally causing the spread of disease.”

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    1. Perhaps the parents of these child-victims shouldn't break the law by dragging them across the US border illegally. Perhaps they should all be charged with "child endangerment" amongst other charges.

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    2. Perhaps that's no goddamn excuse for abusing children. They are innocent victims and the Trump administration shouldnt abuse them because of their parents fuck-ups.

      Your kind always finds ways of blaming victims. Be sure and mention to Jesus that its the kids fault cuz their parents were seeking refuge next time you pray and tell him what a good Xtian you are.

      There is no excuse for child abuse by America, not even when the parents fuck up

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    3. Like most minor children, they are the unwitting victims of their parents reckless behavior. That their parents should force them to commit illicit/illegal acts is unconscionable.

      No law enforcement agency is responsible for the criminal acts of lawbreakers. And yes, children can be lawbreakers.

      And thankfully, I'm not a Christian.

      btw -The Democrats refused to fund shelters, remember? So if you're looking for someone to blame for shortages of shelters and provisions for those shelters, look in the mirror.

      The May 1 funding request sought $3.3 billion to process and temporarily house many thousands of so-called “Unaccompanied Alien Children,” plus $1.2 billion for border agencies to register, shelter, and transport the huge flow of migrants as they walk through the catch-and-release loopholes at the border.


      “The border is at its breaking point — we need funds,” said Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.


      The Democrats prefer to spend the money on lawyers for illegals...

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    4. You Democrats kill me. You deny funding for housing illegals... then you scream "child abuse" when they're overcrowded and can't safely accommodate them.

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    5. Not too long ago (last December) Democrats were claiming that there was no crises at the border...

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    6. Now Democrats run around screaming, "The children are being abused, Oh, the humanity!"

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    7. Democrats want to force Trump into continuing the "catch and release" program... and so they now scream about "the children". After the 4th, the deportations will begin. :)

      Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) drastically expanded its network of immigration jails in the last month by a startling 7 percent. ICE now holds about 48,000 individuals in its jails and private prisons, even though Congress has only appropriated funds for them to detain 40,500 individuals on any given day.

      How can a government agency overspend at such an alarming rate?

      ICE’s budget has been set at its current level since December 2017, when Congress agreed to a continuing resolution for Fiscal Year 2018. As it stands, ICE is overspending its appropriate budget by jailing 7,500 more people every day than Congress’s last appropriated spending levels allow.

      Due to overspending on the part of ICE, the Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million in funding to them from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in September 2018. The costly expansion is particularly troubling given the fact that it took place during the recent government shutdown, which was the longest in U.S. history and cost the economy $11 billion.

      The increase in ICE detention reflects a bump of one billion dollars in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s appropriation budget for immigration detention and enforcement, from $3.212 billion in fiscal year 2016 to $4.110 billion in fiscal year 2018.

      This is not the first time that ICE overspent what Congress has appropriated, then sought to take funds away from other agencies providing vital services.

      For the past three years, ICE has systematically manipulated the appropriations process to achieve its objective of expanding detention and enforcement. After overspending its budget, ICE then looks for money from other DHS agencies. ICE then uses the inflated budget as a starting point to begin negotiating the next year’s budget. In this way, the number of immigration beds—and ICE’s budget—will only continue to increase.

      As congressional negotiators begin the post-shutdown debate over the 2019 budget, the parties have approached ICE’s overspending from very different angles. Republicans are pushing for the budget proposed by President Trump, which would increase ICE detention beds to 52,000. On the other hand, Democrats have proposed cutting ICE detention capacity, expanding access to alternatives to detention, and increasing ICE oversight.

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    8. ...alternatives to detention aka "catch and release".

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    9. ...so let the deportations of the children (and the rest) BEGIN!

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    10. Keep America Beautiful... deport an illegal!

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    11. Check your email, Joe. You won't be disappointed, I promise.

      And HAPY INDEENDENCE DAY, by the way.

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    12. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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    13. Economists' fears of a 2020 recession in the US surge. (Telegraph UK article excerpt). America's manufacturing industry suffered the sharpest slowdown last month since the depths of the global financial crisis, prompting calls for emergency rate cuts to avert a spiral into recession. ...US profit margins are being squeezed. Manufacturers are cutting output and laying off staff. "Surging order book growth just a few months ago has now turned into contraction - the first such decline seen in the series' 10-year history"... [6/3/2019].

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    15. I HAD TO LEAVE TO AVOID THROWING UP ALL VER THE FLOOR.

      The STENCH in here is PROFOUND.

      Someone ought to put FARTREATH out of OUR misery.

      P______H______E______W______!

      His BREATH'S enough TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.


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    16. The stench wherever you go is profound. Because you're constantly shitting yourself and filling up your Depends. Then you stew (sometimes for hours) until a nurse changes you.

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  4. ___ America the Beautiful ___

    O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!

    America! America!
    God shed His grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea!

    O beautiful for pilgrim feet
    Whose stern impassion'd stress
    A thoroughfare for freedom beat
    Across the wilderness.

    America! America!
    God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
    Confirm thy soul in self-control,
    Thy liberty in law.

    O beautiful for heroes prov'd
    In liberating strife,
    Who more than self their country loved,
    And mercy more than life.

    America! America!
    May God thy gold refine
    Till all success be nobleness,
    And ev'ry gain divine.

    O beautiful for patriot dream
    That sees beyond the years
    Thine alabster cities gleam
    Undimmed by human tears.

    America! America!
    God shed his grace on thee,
    And crown thy good with brotherhood
    From sea to shining sea.


    ~ words by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)
    the tune "Materna" was composed by Samuel Ward, a churcfh organist in Newark, NJ, origially for a different text
    The song, as we know it, was first published in 1910.
    Interesting to note that Bates and Ward never met.


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    1. Maintaining an orderly, civilized society would not be possible if it were not for the "ROUGH MEN" who StAND GUARD READy to DO VIOLENCE on OUR BEHALF –– at the drop of a hat.

      We owe the FOUNDING of our nation to the courage and endurance of MILITARY MEN, and we owe the continued EXISTENCE of our nation to the SAME FORCE prepared always to go to march into HELL for OUR sake –– even for the POOR, MISERABLE EXCUSES for a CITIZEN who excoriate President Trump as they stupidly and shamelesslly DENIGRAtE the United States of America..

      It is altogether FITTING and PROPER that we CELEBRATE our MILITARY MIGHT on this day above all others, because there would BE no INDEPENDENCE DAY and no UNITED StAtES of AMERICA if it weren't for the tremendous personal sacrifice made by George Washington and his "Rabble at Arms," nor would we be here today freely bitchng and cursing at each other were it not for the Military's ever ready Defense of OUR best interests in the Warof 1812, and EVERY subsequent conflict we've had to endure since, until the NOCONS decide to wage ENDLESS WAR for PROFIT in service to FOREIGN or GLOBALIST Agendas..

      your lack of GRATITUDE and yur incredible STUPIDTY is deeply OFFENSIVE to those of us who take pride in our heritage, and still hope for the survival and continued well-being of this, The Last Best Hope for Man on Earth.

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  5. WIKIPEDIA on RAY CHARLES

    PART ONE


    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) (professionally known as simply Ray Charles) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles started losing his vision at the age of 5, and by 7 he was blind.

    He pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic. He contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm and blues, and pop music during the 1960s with his crossover success on ABC Records, notably with his two Modern Sounds albums. While he was with ABC, Charles became one of the first black musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company.

    Charles cited Nat King Cole as a primary influence, but his music was also influenced by Louis Jordan and Charles Brown. He became friends with Quincy Jones. Their friendship lasted until the end of Charles's life. Frank Sinatra called Ray Charles "the only true genius in show business", although Charles downplayed this notion.

    In 2002, Rolling Stone ranked Charles number ten on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and number two on their November 2008 list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time". Billy Joel said, "This may sound like sacrilege, but I think Ray Charles was more important than Elvis Presley". (:-o

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    1. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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    2. I agree, Ray Charles was as influential as Elvis. And I personally liked Ray Charles music as much or more than Elvis.

      In any case both were great performers and musicians.

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    3. I think it would b a good idea to read all the details of Ray Charles's life preseted in Wikipedia that I troubled to present here. It's VERY revealing, IF you are willing and able to read between the lines, as it were.

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    4. Charles was a unique guy gifted with a rare kind FERAL BRILLIANCE, but if you examine the details of his life, most of which are anything but pretty, you'd realize that Ray Charles for all hs popular appeal was NOT an American Patriot.

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    5. Franco the spammer: ...preseted in Wikipedia that I troubled to present here.

      NOBODY asked or WANTED you to "trouble" yourself so. If interested people could have traveled over to Wikipedia and read about him there. You spamming this blog with your MANY comments is certainly not a favor to anyone. btw, Franco is NOT an American patriot. Explaining why he sides with Putin's puppet.

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  6. WIKIPEDIA on RAY CHARLES

    PART TWO


    Early Life and Education

    Ray Charles Robinson was the son of Bailey Robinson, a laborer, and Aretha (or Reatha) Williams. His mother was a teenage orphan making a living as a sharecropper. They lived in Greenville, Florida with Robinson's father and his wife, Mary Jane Robinson. The Robinson family had informally adopted Aretha, and she took the surname Robinson. When she became pregnant by Bailey, incurring scandal, she left Greenville late in the summer of 1930 to be with family members in Albany, Georgia for the baby's birth, after which mother and child returned to Greenville. She and Mary Jane then shared in Ray's upbringing. He was deeply devoted to his mother and later recalled her perseverance, self-sufficiency, and pride as guiding lights in his life. His father abandoned the family, left Greenville, and married another woman elsewhere.

    In his early years, Charles showed an interest in mechanical objects and would often watch his neighbors working on their cars and farm machinery. His musical curiosity was sparked at Wylie Pitman's Red Wing Cafe, at the age of three, when Pitman played boogie woogie on an old upright piano; Pitman subsequently taught Charles how to play the piano. Charles and his mother were always welcome at the Red Wing Cafe and even lived there when they were in financial distress. Pitman would also care for Ray's younger brother George, to take some of the burden off their mother. George drowned in his mother's laundry tub when he was four years old.

    Charles started to lose his sight at the age of four[3] or five, and was blind by the age of seven, apparently as a result of glaucoma. Destitute, uneducated, and mourning the loss of her younger son, Aretha (or Reatha) Robinson used her connections in the local community to find a school that would accept a blind African-American pupil. Despite his initial protest, Charles attended school at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine from 1937 to 1945.

    Charles further developed his musical talent at school and was taught to play the classical piano music of J.S. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. His teacher, Mrs. Lawrence, taught him how to use braille music, a difficult process that requires learning the left hand movements by reading braille with the right hand and learning the right hand movements by reading braille with the left hand, and then combining the two parts. While Charles was happy to play classical music, he was more interested in the jazz, blues, and country music he heard on the radio.

    On Fridays, the South Campus Literary Society held assemblies at which Charles would play piano and sing popular songs. On both Halloween and George Washington's birthday, the black department of the school held socials at which Charles would play. It was here he established "RC Robinson and the Shop Boys" and sang his own arrangement of "Jingle Bell Boogie". During this time, he performed on WFOY radio in St. Augustine.

    Ray Charles' mother died in the Spring of 1944, when Ray was 14. Her death came as a shock to him; he later said that the deaths of his brother and mother were "the two great tragedies" of his life. Charles returned to school after the funeral but was expelled in October for playing a prank on his teacher.

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    1. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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  7. “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” — Erma Bombeck

    Whoever E. Bombeck is, she hit the nail on the head. Trump in his quest to look like PutinJongMao has ruined the 4th of July with tanks and a show of military strength instead of keeping it a day like every 4th when we only wanted to wave our flags, sing songs, watch fireworks and have fun.

    Not even the military wants to be with this asshole of a president while he makes the 4th about himself and not America.

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    1. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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  8. WIKIPEDIA ON RAY CHARLES

    PART THREE


    1945–1952: Florida, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Bernardino CA first hits

    After leaving school, Charles moved to Jacksonville with Charles Wayne Powell a couple who had been friends with his late mother. He played the piano for bands at the Ritz Theatre in LaVilla for over a year,[19] earning $4 a night (US$51 in 2018 dollars.

    He joined the musicians' union in the hope that it would help him get work. He befriended many union members, but others were less kind to him because he would monopolize the union hall's piano, since he did not have one at home. He started to build a reputation as a talented musician in Jacksonville, but the jobs did not come fast enough for him to construct a strong identity. He decided to leave Jacksonville and move to a bigger city with more opportunities.

    At age 16, Charles moved to Orlando, where he lived in borderline poverty and went without food for days. It was difficult for musicians to find work, as since World War II had ended there were no "G.I. Joes" left to entertain. Charles eventually started to write arrangements for a pop music band, and in the summer of 1947 he unsuccessfully auditioned to play piano for Lucky Millinder and his sixteen-piece band.

    In 1947, Charles moved to Tampa, where he had two jobs: one as a pianist for Charles Brantley's Honeydippers.

    In his early career, he modeled himself on Nat King Cole. His first four recordings—"Wondering and Wondering", "Walking and Talking", "Why Did You Go?" and "I Found My Baby There"—were allegedly made in Tampa, although some discographies claim he recorded them in Miami in 1951 or Los Angeles in 1952.

    Charles had always played piano for other people, but he was keen to have his own band. He decided to leave Florida for a large city, and, considering Chicago and New York City too big, followed his friend Gossie McKee to Seattle, Washington, in March 1948, knowing that the biggest radio hits came from northern cities. Here he met and befriended, under the tutelage of Robert Blackwell, a 15-year-old Quincy Jones.

    He started playing the one-to-five A.M. shift at the Rocking Chair with his band McSon Trio, which featured McKee on guitar and Milton Garrett on bass. Publicity photos of the trio are some of the earliest known photographs of Charles. In April 1949, he and his band recorded "Confession Blues", which became his first national hit, soaring to the second spot on the Billboard R&B chart. While still working at the Rocking Chair, he also arranged songs for other artists, including Cole Porter's "Ghost of a Chance" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Emanon". After the success of his first two singles, Charles moved to Los Angeles in 1950, and spent the next few years touring with the blues musician Lowell Fulson as his musical director.

    In 1950, his performance in a Miami hotel impressed Henry Stone, who went on to record a Ray Charles Rockin' record (which never became particularly popular). During his stay in Miami, Charles was required to stay in the segregated but thriving black community of Overtown. Stone later helped Jerry Wexler find Charles in St. Petersburg.

    After signing with Swing Time Records, he recorded two more R&B hits under the name Ray Charles: "Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand" (1951), which reached number five, and "Kissa Me Baby" (1952), which reached number eight. Swing Time folded the following year, and Ahmet Ertegün signed him to Atlantic.

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    1. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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  9. WIKIPEDIA ON RAY CHARLES

    PART FOUR


    1952–1959: Atlantic Records

    In June 1952, Atlantic bought Charles's contract for $2,500 (US$23,587 in 2018 dollars. His first recording session for Atlantic ("The Midnight Hour"/"Roll with My Baby") took place in September 1952, although his last Swing Time release ("Misery in My Heart"/"The Snow Is Falling") would not appear until February 1953.

    In 1953, "Mess Around" became his first small hit for Atlantic; during the next year he had hits with "It Should've Been Me" and "Don't You Know". He also recorded the songs "Midnight Hour" and "Sinner's Prayer".

    Late in 1954, Charles recorded "I've Got a Woman". The lyrics were written by bandleader Renald Richard. Charles claimed the composition. They later admitted that the song went back to The Southern Tones' "It Must Be Jesus" (1954). It became one of his most notable hits, reaching number two on the R&B chart.[27] "I've Got a Woman" combined gospel, jazz, and blues. In 1955, he had hits with "This Little Girl of Mine" and "A Fool for You". In upcoming years, he scored with "Drown in My Own Tears" and "Hallelujah I Love Her So". In 1959, "What'd I Say" reached No. 6 on the Billboard Pop chart and No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart.

    He also recorded jazz, such as The Great Ray Charles (1957) and worked with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, releasing Soul Brothers in 1958 and Soul Meeting in 1961. By 1958, he was not only headlining black venues such as the Apollo Theater in New York, but also bigger venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Newport Jazz Festival where his first live album was recorded in 1958. He hired a female singing group, The Cookies, and renamed them The Raelettes. In 1958, Charles and The Cookies performed for the famed Cavalcade of Jazz concert produced by Leon Hefflin Sr. held at the Shrine Auditorium on August 3. The other headliners were Little Willie John, Sam Cooke, Ernie Freeman, and Bo Rhambo. Sammy Davis Jr. was there to crown the winner of the Miss Cavalcade of Jazz beauty contest. The event featured the top four prominent disc jockey of Los Angeles. In 1959 Raelette Margie Hendricks gave birth to Ray's son Charles Wayne Hendricks.



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    1. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

      26,966.00 +248.57

      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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  10. WIKIPEDIA ON RAY CHARLES

    PART FIVE


    1959–1971: Crossover success

    Charles reached the pinnacle of his success at Atlantic with the release of "What'd I Say", which combined gospel, jazz, blues and Latin music. Charles said he wrote it spontaneously while he was performing in clubs with his band. Despite some radio stations banning the song because of its sexually suggestive lyrics, the song became his first top ten pop record.

    Later in 1959, he released his first country song (a cover of Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On") and recorded three more albums for the label: a jazz record (The Genius After Hours, 1961); a blues record (The Genius Sings the Blues, 1961); and a big band record (The Genius of Ray Charles which was his first Top 40 album, peaking at number 17.

    His contract with Atlantic contract expired in 1959, and several big labels offered him record deals; choosing not to renegotiate his contract with Atlantic, he signed with ABC-Paramount in November 1959.[32] He obtained a more liberal contract than other artists had at the time, with ABC offering him a $50,000 ($429,737 in 2018 dollars) annual advance, higher royalties than before and eventual ownership of his master tapes—a very valuable and lucrative deal at the time.[33] During his Atlantic years, Charles had been heralded for his inventive compositions, but by the time of the release of the largely instrumental jazz album Genius + Soul = Jazz (1960) for ABC's subsidiary label Impulse!, he had given up on writing to follow his eclectic impulses as an interpreter.

    With "Georgia on My Mind", his first hit single for ABC-Paramount in 1960, Charles received national acclaim and four Grammy Awards, including two for "Georgia on My Mind" (Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Male, and Best Performance by a Pop Single Artist). Written by Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael, the song was Charles's first work with Sid Feller, who produced, arranged and conducted the recording.

    Charles earned another Grammy for the follow-up "Hit the Road Jack", written by R&B singer Percy Mayfield.

    By late 1961, Charles had expanded his small road ensemble to a big band, partly as a response to increasing royalties and touring fees, becoming one of the few black artists to cross over into mainstream pop with such a level of creative control. This success, however, came to a momentary halt during a concert tour in November 1961, when a police search of Charles's hotel room in Indianapolis, Indiana, led to the discovery of heroin in the medicine cabinet. The case was eventually dropped, as the search lacked a proper warrant by the police, and Charles soon returned to music.


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      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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  11. WIKIPEDIA ON RAY CHARLES

    PART SIX


    Charles in 1971

    In the early 1960s, on the way from Louisiana to Oklahoma City, Charles faced a near-death experience when the pilot of his plane lost visibility, as snow and his failure to use the defroster caused the windshield of the plane to become completely covered in ice. The pilot made a few circles in the air before he was finally able to see through a small part of the windshield and land the plane. Charles placed a spiritual interpretation on the event, claiming that "something or someone which instruments cannot detect" was responsible for creating the small opening in the ice on the windshield which enabled the pilot to land the plane safely.

    The 1962 album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music and its sequel, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2, helped to bring country music into the musical mainstream. Charles's version of the Don Gibson song "I Can't Stop Loving You" topped the Pop chart for five weeks, stayed at number 1 on the R&B chart for ten weeks, and gave him his only number-one record in the UK. In 1962, he founded his record label, Tangerine, which ABC-Paramount promoted and distributed.:248 He had major pop hits in 1963 with "Busted" (US number 4) and Take These Chains from My Heart (US number 8).

    In 1965, Charles's career was halted once more after he was arrested for a third time for possession of heroin. He agreed to go to rehab to avoid jail time and eventually kicked his habit at a clinic in Los Angeles. After spending a year on parole, Charles reappeared in the charts in 1966 with a series of hits composed with Ashford & Simpson, including the dance number "I Don't Need No Doctor" and "Let's Go Get Stoned", which became his first number-one R&B hit in several years. His cover version of "Crying Time", originally recorded by country singer Buck Owens, reached number 6 on the pop chart and helped Charles win a Grammy Award the following March. In 1967, he had a top-twenty hit with another ballad, "Here We Go Again".

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  12. WIKIPEDIA ON RAY CHARLES

    PART SEVEN

    1971–1983: Commercial decline


    Charles's renewed chart success, however, proved to be short lived, and by the 1970s his music was rarely played on radio stations. The rise of psychedelic rock and harder forms of rock and R&B music had reduced Charles' radio appeal, as did his choosing to record pop standards and covers of contemporary rock and soul hits, since his earnings from owning his masters had taken away the motivation to write new material. Charles nonetheless continued to have an active recording career. Most of his recordings between 1968 and 1973 evoked strong reactions: people either liked them a lot or strongly disliked them. His 1972 album A Message from the People included his unique gospel-influenced version of "America the Beautiful" and a number of protest songs about poverty and civil rights.

    }}}}}}}}}}}} Charles was often criticized for his version of "America the Beautiful" because it was very drastically changed from the song's original version.{{{{{{{{{{{{{

    In July 1973 Margie Hendricks died at 38 from a drug overdose which shocked Ray.

    In 1974, Charles left ABC Records and recorded several albums on his own label, Crossover Records. A 1975 recording of Stevie Wonder's hit "Living for the City" later helped Charles win another Grammy. In 1977, he reunited with Ahmet Ertegün and re-signed to Atlantic Records, for which he recorded the album True to Life, remaining with his old label until 1980. However, the label had now begun to focus on rock acts, and some of their prominent soul artists, such as Aretha Franklin, were starting to be neglected. In November 1977 he appeared as the host of the NBC television show Saturday Night Live.

    In April 1979, his version of "Georgia on My Mind" was proclaimed the state song of Georgia, and an emotional Charles performed the song on the floor of the state legislature. Although he had notably supported the American Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s, Charles was criticized for performing at the Sun City resort in South Africa in 1981, during an international boycott protesting that country's apartheid policy. He later defended his choice of performing there after insisting that the audience of black and white fans would integrate while he was there.

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  13. WIKIPEDIA ON RAY CHARLES

    PART EIGHT

    1983–2004: Later years


    In 1983, Charles signed a contract with Columbia. He recorded a string of country albums and had hit singles in duets with singers such as George Jones, Chet Atkins, B. J. Thomas, Mickey Gilley, Hank Williams, Jr., Dee Dee Bridgewater ("Precious Thing") and his longtime friend Willie Nelson, with whom he recorded "Seven Spanish Angels".

    In 1985, Charles participated in the famous musical recording and video "We Are the World,” a charity single recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa.

    Before the release of his first album for Warner, Would You Believe, Charles made a return to the R&B charts with a cover of the Brothers Johnson's "I'll Be Good to You", a duet with his lifelong friend Quincy Jones and the singer Chaka Khan, which hit number one on the R&B chart in 1990 and won Charles and Khan a Grammy for their duet. Prior to this, Charles returned to the pop charts with "Baby Grand", a duet with the singer Billy Joel. In 1989, he recorded a cover of the Southern All Stars' "Itoshi no Ellie" for a Japanese TV advertisement for the Suntory brand, releasing it in Japan as "Ellie My Love", where it reached number 3 on its Oricon chart.[40] In the same year he was a special guest at the Arena di Verona during the tour promoting Oro Incenso & Birra of the Italian singer Zucchero Fornaciari.

    In 2001-02, Charles appeared in commercials for the New Jersey Lottery to promote its campaign "For every dream, there's a jackpot".

    In 2003, he headlined the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., attended by President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.

    Also in 2003, Charles presented Van Morrison with Morrison's award upon being inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the two sang Morrison's song "Crazy Love" (the performance appears on Morrison's 2007 album The Best of Van Morrison Volume 3). In 2003, Charles performed "Georgia on My Mind" and "America the Beautiful" at a televised annual banquet of electronic media journalists held in Washington, D.C. His final public appearance was on April 30, 2004, at the dedication of his music studio as a historic landmark in Los Angeles.

    Death

    In 2003, Charles had successful hip replacement surgery and was planning to go back on tour, until he began suffering from other ailments. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California of complications resulting from acute liver disease, on June 10, 2004, at the age of 73. His funeral took place on June 18, 2004, at the First AME Church in Los Angeles with numerous musical figures in attendance.[44] B. B. King, Glen Campbell, Stevie Wonder and Wynton Marsalis each played a tribute at the funeral.[45] He was interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery.

    His final album, Genius Loves Company, released two months after his death, consists of duets with admirers and contemporaries: B. B. King, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Gladys Knight, Michael McDonald, Natalie Cole, Elton on the John, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Johnny Mathis. The album won eight Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Album, Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (for "Here We Go Again", with Norah Jones), and Best Gospel Performance (for "Heaven Help Us All", with Gladys Knight); he also received nods for his duets with Elton on the John and B. B. King. The album included a version of Harold Arlen's and E. Y. Harburg's "Over the Rainbow", sung as a duet with Johnny Mathis, which was played at Charles's memorial service.

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  14. WIKIPEDIA ON RAY CHARLES

    PART NINE

    Personal life


    Charles was married twice and had 12 children with ten different women. His first child, Evelyn, was born in 1949 to his companion, Louise Flowers. His first marriage was to Eileen Williams Robinson and lasted from July 31, 1951, until the following year, 1952.

    His second marriage, to Della Beatrice Howard Robinson (called "Bea" by Charles), began on April 5, 1955 and lasted 22 years. Their first child together, Ray Jr., was born in 1955. Charles was not in town for the birth because he was playing a show in Texas. The couple had two more children, David (1958) and Robert (1960). Charles felt that his heroin addiction took a toll on Della during their marriage.

    Charles had a six-year-long affair with Margie Hendricks, one of the original Raelettes, and in 1959 they had a son, Charles Wayne. His affair with Mae Mosley Lyles resulted in another daughter, Renee, born in 1961. In 1963, by Sandra Jean Betts, Ray Charles had a daughter, Sheila Raye Charles, a singer and songwriter who died of breast cancer on June 15, 2017.

    Substance abuse and legal problems

    Charles first tried recreational drugs when he played in McSon Trio and was eager to try them as he thought they helped musicians create music and tap into their creativity. He later became addicted to heroin for sixteen years. He was first arrested in the 1950s, when he and his bandmates were caught backstage with loose marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including a burnt spoon, syringe, and needle. The arrest did not deter Charles's drug use, which only escalated as he became more successful and made more money.

    Charles was arrested again on a narcotics charge on November 14, 1961, while waiting in an Indiana hotel room before a performance. The detectives seized heroin, marijuana, and other items. Charles, then 31, stated that he had been a drug addict since the age of 16. The case was dismissed because of the manner in which the evidence was obtained, but Charles's situation did not improve until a few years later.

    In 1964, Charles was arrested for possession of marijuana and heroin. Following a self-imposed stay at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, California, he received five years' probation for his crime. Charles responded to the saga of his drug use and reform with the songs "I Don't Need No Doctor", "Let's Go Get Stoned", and the release of Crying Time, his first album since having kicked his heroin addiction in 1966.

    After being caught with heroin at Logan Airport, Charles was sent to McLean Hospital “by a forgiving judge.”

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      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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    2. Charles' problems aside, he was a gifted musician and his work speaks for itself.

      OT... I so look forward to the day when the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING BUT the TRUTH is chronicled on Wikipedia about Trump's life AND "presidency".

      Rest assured the REAL TRUTH will paint a MUCH different picture of Trump than the delusions his supporters believe.

      Happy 4th of July. The day we celebrate our independence from Great Britian. A celebration the Dotard is politicizing. As well as making it all about himself.


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  15. From bad to 'sheer inhumanity': Detention conditions for migrants worse under Trump, advocates say

    "Right now, we have a situation where there is abject cruelty, a culture of criminalization, inhumanity and dehumanization."


    O BEAUTIFUL! HAPPY FOURTH EVERYONE!!!!!

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    1. Gee, maybe if the Democrats had approved Trump's budget request for the wall and detention centers instead of shutting down the government they're be adequate capacity for housing detainee's on the border...

      On the day Trump was first sworn in as President, he began building new detention centers to supplement the 111 already in existence. Democrats screamed and called them "concentration camps".

      This article was based on an executive order signed by President Trump on 25 January 2017. That order did include a provision regarding the construction of more detention centers along the U.S.-Mexican border, but the headline of Learn Progress’ article placed the term “Concentration Camps” in quotes, making it seemed as if the detention centers were to be something new and (onerously) different on the American landscape.

      President Trump’s executive order would not create the United States’ first detention centers for immigrants. As of this writing, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operate 111 detention facilities in the United States, many of which are situated along the U.S.-Mexican border:
      - from Snopes

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    2. Now,now there sparky....why do you worry more about illegal aliens then you do about 40,000 americans living on the streets of west coast cities? You may just have your priorities ads backwards.

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      The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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      SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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    4. tRump should stop holding kids and adults in concentration camps and subjecting them to abuse. It would be a lot cheaper.

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    5. Shut UP, an GET the FUCK OUTTA HERE, you God-Damned LYING piece of STINKING tRAITOROUS SHIT.

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    6. This isn't your blog and I will NOT leave because you demand I should - YOU lying blasphemous anti-Christian stinking piece of traitorous Putin-puppet supporting asshole!

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  16. It's it great when a guy who won’t even Stand for our National Anthem can advise big corporations like Nike about what products thy can or can’t make because it might OFFEND his Anti American Ass!
    He is becoming Americas most hated IRRELEVANT POS.

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  17. I disagree, it's Phil Knights and Nike's fault. They signed that lowlife to a multimillion dollar contract and they are ignorant enough to pay attention to him

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    1. No Qi about it, but that’s no excuse for the POS Coleman Kapernick

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    2. ,Agreed, but his name is COLIN not COLEMAN. It's important we be accurate, if we hope to be credible.

      HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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  18. I wouldn't be surprised if after opening this hornets nest Nike puts that shoe on the market and sell 10 million pairs

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    1. I'd love to see NIKE go belly up.

      If you have NIKE stock SELL IT –– at a LOSS if necessary. FORCE the God-Damned anti-American Bastards OUT of BUSINESS.

      And send that miserable, ungrateful moronic shit Colin Kaepernick into EXILE.

      I'd rather go BAREFOOT than wear anything made by NIKE.

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    2. Christian Bible: Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain (KJV).

      Yet here we have a SUPPOSED Christian (the blasphemous franco) peppering GDs throughout this tread. BTW, Colin Kaepernick is a HERO who is fighting to make America better. I applaud him and Nike.

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  19. HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP-HIP HOORAY! HIP HIP HOORAY!

    The DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE HIT A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH on the EVE of INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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    SURELY A GOOD OMEN FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE BLESSED PRESIDENCY OF DONALD J. TRUMP –– THE BESTTHING TO COME ALONG IN THE WORLD OF AMERICAN POLITICS SINCE GEORGE WASHINGTON MANFULLY SEVERED OUR TIES WITH OPPRESSIVE MOTHER ENGLAND

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  20. Inside the Border Patrol warehouse on Ursula Avenue, the pediatrician Dolly Lucio Sevier saw a baby who’d been fed from the same unwashed bottle for days; children showing signs of malnutrition and dehydration; and several kids who, in her medical opinion, were exhibiting clear evidence of psychological trauma.

    But people like -fj blame the babies for their suffering and Rusty changes the subject.

    O BEAUTIFUL! HAPPY FOURTHE OF JULY!!!!!

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    1. ...You, Sir, are an illiterate. I blamed their parents. :)

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    2. Same thing, asshole. You blame the parents for the babies and children suffering and called it "child abuse" becuz the parents were seeking refuge and took their kids with them. You'd of kicked Mary and Joseph's ass around and called what they did, fleeing murderous Herod, "child abuse, too."

      Nice situational morals you got there, Bubba.

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    3. If that were true, every one of those illegals stopped would show up for their asylum hearings and be granted asylum... but apparently only 10% of them have a legit. case to seek for "refuge". 90% IS child abuse. Of the 10% that do go to trial, only 5% are granted. That means that the ratio of fakers to Mary & Josephs is 19:1.

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    4. Surely you don't expect a perennially antagonistic, brainwashed ENEMY of the USA to listen to REASON, do you?

      these brainwashed minions of the Left have been so perverted by persistent Leftist PROPAGANDA they virtually HAvE NO bRAINPOWEr LEFT to appeal to. Their very SOULS have been STOLEN from them by the ENEMEDIA and the EducRAtS.

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  21. PS. Donald Trump is a rapist and wanted to date his daughter. GAG!

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    1. ...and you, Sir, don't belong in THIS Ranger's Guild!...

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    2. Throw this fuckin' Bastard into a rat-infested DUNGEON, Subject him to THUMBSCREWS. SHOvE a PEAR of ANGUISH up his RECTUM. Strap him onto the JJUDAS CRADLE, GOUGE OUT his EYES with an ICE PICK, TEAR his TINGUE out by the ROOT, Slowly CUT OFF every one of his DIGITS over a period of at least a week.Make him Eat BROKEN GLASS and WASH ii DOWN with VINEGAR. CASTRATE hIM by tearng his balls out with a MAILED FIST. Hang Him NAKED, UPSIDE DOWN outside the City Gates, and wait for the crows to finish him off pecking at his flesh til one day he mercifully EXPIRES, then let his corpse ROT till it falls to the land on the ground, where decent men can URINATE on his ROTTEN, STINKING, PUTRiFIED REMAINS.

      ];^}>
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  22. Welcome to President Donald J. Trump’s glorious Salute to America. Enjoy your day, donate money until you feel American glory coursing through your veins and give a full-throated cheer to CELEBRATE ALL AMERICANS, except for: the pro-crime liberal LOSERS; the late Sen. John McCain; Robert Mueller; certain Gold Star families who have criticized the president; anyone who has ever criticized the president; all the president’s ex-wives; all former presidents; and the entire U.S. women’s soccer team.

    God Bless (Certain Parts of) America!


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    1. Maintaining an orderly, civilized society would not be possible if it were not for the "ROUGH MEN" who StAND GUARD READy to DO VIOLENCE on OUR BEHALF –– at the drop of a hat.

      We owe the FOUNDING of our nation to the courage and endurance of MILITARY MEN, and we owe the continued EXISTENCE of our nation to the SAME FORCE prepared always to go to march into HELL for OUR sake –– even for YOURS, you POOR, MISERABLE EXCUSE for a MAN.

      therefore it is altogether FITTING and PROPER that we CELEBRATE our MILITARY MIGHT on this day above all others, because there would BE no INDEPENDENCE DAY and no UNITED StAtES of AMERICA if it weren't for the tremendous personal sacrifice made by George Washington and his "Rabble at Arms," nor would we be here today freely bitchng and cursing at each other were it not for the Military's ever ready Defense of OUR best interests in the Warof 1812, and EVERY subsequent conflict we've had to endure since, until the NOCONS decide to wage ENDLESS WAR for PROFIT in service to FOREIGN or GLOBALIST Agendas..

      your lack of GRATITUDE and yur incredible STUPIDTY is deeply OFFENSIVE to those of us who take pride in our heritage, and still hope for the survival and continued well-being of this, The Last Best Hope for Man on Earth.

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  23. Nope Suppuratingman, we right thinkers are just more concerned about other issues. I'd have to ask you this, based on your bleeding heart concern for illegals, how many of them have you offered the comfort of your own home to? I'd guess your just another leftwingnutz who's all mouth and no action.

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    1. You're MUCH to nice, Rusty. MUCH! His kind deserve nohing less than a SLOW, PAINFUL DEATH.

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  24. I just love how President Trump has the knack to send the leftwingnutz into an outright tizzy. Today all of them have their knickers in a knot over DJTs tribute to America tomorrow and once again DJT them looking like a bunch of unpatriotic morons.
    Bravo Mr.President

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    1. As of July 3, Trump's job approval:

      Disapprove: 53%
      Approve: 43%

      Trump's never been able to break 50% approval. After 2 1/2 years a majority of Americans STILL think he stinks.

      You and the rest of the WYD trogs are a real distinct minority who laughingly believe Trump is well-liked.

      At this point, every single top Democrat beats Trump.

      Yeah. He's doing such a great job that he's disliked by a majority of Americans and a majority, even in states he won in 2016, prefer a Democrat over President Dotard.

      But keep your jive talk up even if only you believe it. Self deception and magical thinking is your strongest suit.

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    2. SHUT YOUR FUCKIN' MOUTH, YOU GOD-DAMNED TRAITOROUS MORON.

      Your persistent ABUSE of the Frst Amendment entites yoo ONLY to be TARRED, FEATHErED, and ridden out of town on a FLAMING RAIL, you GOD-DMANED anti-American BASTARD.

      I HOPE YOU GET INOPERABLE CNACER and DIE a LONG, SLOW incredbly PAINFUL DEATH, you STINKING PIECE of TRAItROUS, anti-American SHIT.

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    3. Shut your fuckin' mouth franco, you EVIL blasphemous TRAITOROUS MORON. Your persistent ABUSE of the First Amendment entitles you ONLY to be tarred, feathered, and ridden out of town on a flaming rail, you anti-American BASTARD.

      I hope you die soon. Although I wish suffering upon no one, because I'm not an evil asshole like you - even stinking pieces of traitorous anti-American SHIT like YOU!

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    4. TRY –– for ONCE –– to use your OWN words, you lazy, mindless, insolent moronic bastard.

      And for CHRIST'S SWEET SAKE do SOMETHIING to DEODORIZE that vile BREATH of yours before we all DIE of ASPHYXIATION..

      Your noisme presence here is less welcome than a diagnosis of INOPERABLE CANCER.

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    5. I have a blog filled with my own words, shithead. As for MORONS, YOU'RE the one who thinks visiting this blog means we're all in the same room together. As opposed to hundreds of miles apart. Even IF I had bad breath (which I do not) you'd have no idea. It is your diseased brain that is making you believe you do.

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  25. Hey Suppuratingman, Rusty has a deal for you. How about we each put $10,000 in an escrow account and I'll say Donald J. Trump gets reelected and you can pick any four Democratic candidates you think can beat Trump, if either of your four gets elected president you win the twenty grand. If Trump wins I scoop the pot.
    What do you say pumpkin, have you got the balls to make this bet?

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    1. I would not take that bet. During the George Stephanopoulos interview Dotard invited all of Americas enemies to help him steal the election again in 2020. Last time he was a private citizen. This time he is the predisent. I don't know how much more cheating there will be this time, but I am sure Americas enemies (internal and external) will be putting a LOT of effort into rigging the election for Dotard again. We know Russian hackers breached our election systems last time (though what they did the Dotard administration won't tell us). Supposedly they did nothing. I suspect the goal of hackers (North Koreans, Russians, Saudis, etc) will be to change voter registrations. They don't need to change votes. Change the registrations and the information people present won't match and they will be turned away. And we know the Dotard administration is doing nothing (or next to nothing) to prevent this. Given these facts, it is certainly possible that Dotard could "win" big.

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    3. What you smell are your RIPE Depends. Time for the nurse to change you again. But that's something you HAVE to know, so I don't know why you write about it here (over and over). We, unlike your fellow (unfortunate) nursing home occupants, DO NOT CARE.

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    4. How I'd love to see YOU strethched in The Rack, then diemboweled with a RED HOT POKER, you sodding TRAITOR to everythng that made our nation great.

      At the very LEAST you ought to be STRIIPPED NAKED, HORSEWHIPPED, TARRED, FEATHERED,ad RIDDEN OUT of TOWN on a FLAMING RAI:L.

      If it were up to me, I have you DROPPED from an AIRPLANE naked and bleeding into the middle of DEATH VALLEY.

      At least in that way we'd finally be rid of your TOXIC STINKING BREATH. But you are SO malodorous through and through I doubt even the BUZZARDS would deign to eat any part of your REEKING, ROTTING corpse.

      P_____H_____E_____W______!

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    5. You'd love to see that because you are an evil asshole doing the work of Satan - and NOT a Christian as you CLAIM.

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    6. YOU are so nbelievably OBTUSE you are not fit to judge even so much as a Corn Eating Conest at a Midwestern County Fair.

      Do I hate you?

      No, but I wouldn't exactly burst into tears if I read your OBItUARY either, you DORK. you're nothing but a BLOODY NUISANCE.

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  26. SUPPURATINGMAN is Dervish Sanders' buttwiping sock puppet.

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    1. You got me. Just like when you deduced that my real name is "Anthony Sanders" and I'm a judge who works in Waverly TN, you're right again! You must be some kind of genius, Mystere. Your deduction skills are FIRST RATE, in any case. Bravo, fartso!

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    2. How is a YouTube about AOC (which I clicked to see the title - but did not watch) any kind of a response to my YouTube link that concerned the many women accusing tRump of sexual assault??

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  27. Her latest "toilet water" lie is what we might expect from someone whose only prior experience is serving tacos!

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the same fool who told us that we had only 12 years to save the planet, or we would see the end of the world, or that illegal immigrants are being held in "Concentration Camps" is at it again. This time screaming, and crying outside the fence of a parking lot she gained entrance to at a detention facility where she later claimed people were “Drinking from Toilets”. Another lie, but what the Hell, it makes headlines and that seems to be the goal that she’s after..
    In fact from what I heard on the radio from one agent, was that she busted into the place screaming and yelling at the border patrol totally unprovoked, trying her best to make a scene. He stated that his agency should release the recording to the public, because that's how unbelievable she was.


    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers.
    Three days ago - Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made some outrageous claims, without evidence, about her tour of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection immigrant detention facility which prompted an immediate response from officials who strongly disputed her claims.
    .

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweeted ....
    “I, just left the 1st U.S. Customs and Border Protection immigrant detention facility. I see why Customs and Border Protection officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me. Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets. This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress,”

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,, once again tweeted Tuesday to describe our detention facilities for illegal immigrants as “concentration camps” – absurdly comparing these facilities to the Death Camps that were ran by the Nazis who murdered 6 million Jews and millions of others during World War II.

    A group of Hispanic Pastors, led by Reverend Samuel Rodriguez disputes Ocasio-Cortez's claims about border facilities.
    Saying “I read the reports, saw the news clips. I just wanted to see what was actually happening in order to better enable our efforts to find a fair and a just solution to our broken immigration system," Rodriguez, who has advised President Trump and both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush on immigration reform, noted. “To my surprise, I saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse. Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation at the border."

    “We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions and no lack of basic necessities,” Rodriguez remarked, adding he specifically asked border agents if they staged the facility in response to the negative press. “They unequivocally denied it — we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier."

    In fact, some told him the sources from whom the negative coverage originated “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, never toured the areas of the facility that we toured” and speculated that she might have had political motivations’!


    I say give her enough rope, and she’s bound to hang herself.. .In fact I read that . Nancy Pelosi is already likely planning her demise.

    The real funny part about all this is how the liberals keep telling us that it was the uneducated voters that voted for President Trump. WELL, l who voted for this bimbo? And who voted for the Clowns who are now the Candidates in the Democratic Clown Parade of Imbeciles running for the Democratic Socialist Nomination?

    What gets me is that this Whacko Moron Cortez doesn't think people can't see through her Idiocy! And that everyday she tries to Out Stupid herself from the day before. And that a good percentage of Democrats actually believe this Dumb-assed, Deranged Kook.

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  28. Hey Suppuratingman, Shaw's calling you, she needs her Fat Ass kissed!

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  29. "Hey Suppuratingman, Shaw's calling you, she needs her Fat Ass kissed!"


    And be careful that you don't get any of her Dingelberry in your teeth!

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    1. PLEASE! Don't you know this PUTRID FOUL BALL positively THRIVES on DINGLBERRY PIES?

      He and Dervicious Fartbreath Sanders may or may not be one and the same, but it doesn't matter, because in ether case they THINK alike, and so deserve OSTRACISM as the midest form of punishment for their perpetual sins against DECNCY.

      And surely either or both must be honored members of the veddy exclusive COPROPHAGIACS GOURMET DINER'S CLUB.

      There's nothing they like better than SHIt. They not only EAT SHIT, they WORShIP it.

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    2. There is nothing trumpers like franco LOVE more than shit. They (trumpers) not only eat shit, they worship "it" aka The-Orange-Turd-in-chief.

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    3. Watch the coprophagia references, FreeThinke(LMAO)™, they attract Eddie Endo.

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  30. Happy Birthday America, and Thank You
    Betsy Ross!

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    1. Trump Makes Pathetic Excuse For His Horrible 4th Of July Speech, Blames Teleprompter

      What? President Dotard wouldn't know that there were no airports in 18th century America? He needs a teleprompter to tell him that?

      Amazing Asshole!

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  31. Surely you don't expect a perennially any antagonistic, Progressive, brainwashed ENEMY of the USA to listen to REASON, do you?

    These brainwashed minions of the Left have been so perverted by persistent Leftist PROPAGANDA they virtually HAVE NO BRAINPOWEr LEFT to appeal to. Their very SOULS have been STOLEN from them by the ENEMEDIA and the EducRAtS.

    All THAT THEY HAVE LEFT TO DO IS TO WRITE THEIR SHITTY BLOGS AND TRY TO CRUCIFY THE ONE PERSON WHO HAS ACTUALLY MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
    not LIKE THAT PHONY BASTARD WHO HAD 8 YEARS TO DO HIS JOB BUT ALL BUT DESTROYED THE COUNTRY THAT HE WAS ELECTED TO PROTECT AND HONOR.
    Between he and his MISERABLE WIFE, they almost bankrupted the entire country!

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    1. Please call a Spade, a Spade, and when you address Shaw, use her name.

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    2. It's flattering t be quoted, of course, BUT when you use someone ELSE'S words –– in this case MINE in the first wo paragrahs __ it's only good manners to give CREDIT here CREDIT is DUE.

      PLEASE REMEMBER tHAT in FUTURE.

      THANKS.

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    3. To the uninformed dumbf**k, "I Hate Progressives:

      Trump trillion-dollar-plus deficits are putting America on a path to fiscal ruin

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    4. IHP, you folks are so f'ing hypocritical. If you only could see how you look to others. But we KNOW that will NEVER happen. You're JUST like your favorite Dotard.

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  32. TO THE UNPATRIOTIC BRAINWASHED FOOLS WHO CRITICIZE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PUTTING OUR MILITARY ON DISPLAY TO HELP CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY:

    Maintaining an orderly, civilized society would not be possible if it were not for the "ROUGH MEN" who StAND GUARD READy to DO VIOLENCE on OUR BEHALF –– at the drop of a hat.

    We owe the FOUNDING of our nation to the courage and endurance of MILITARY MEN, and we owe the continued EXISTENCE of our nation to the SAME FORCE prepared always to go to march into HELL for OUR sake –– even for YOURS, you POOR, MISERABLE EXCUSE for a MAN.

    therefore it is altogether FITTING and PROPER that we CELEBRATE our MILITARY MIGHT on this day above all others, because there would BE no INDEPENDENCE DAY and no UNITED StAtES of AMERICA if it weren't for the tremendous personal sacrifice made by George Washington and his "Rabble at Arms," nor would we be here today freely bitchng and cursing at each other were it not for the Military's ever ready Defense of OUR best interests in the Warof 1812, and EVERY subsequent conflict we've had to endure since, until the NOCONS decide to wage ENDLESS WAR for PROFIT in service to FOREIGN or GLOBALIST Agendas..

    your lack of GRATITUDE and yur incredible STUPIDTY is deeply OFFENSIVE to those of us who take pride in our heritage, and still hope for the survival and continued well-being of this, The Last Best Hope for Man on Earth.

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    1. I thought you were on sabbatical you sour old queen.

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    2. One cant help but wonder WHY you take such inordinate PRIDE in being such an UNMITGATED ASS, Canardo?

      It strains the bonds of credulity to the breaking point.

      Anyway HAPPY FOURTH of JULY, you tiresome old QUACKPOT you!

      };^D>

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    3. Franco would defend Trump even if he was a rapist.

      O. Wait...

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    4. Trump has convinced a significant segment of America to freely accept his love of all things Putinesque. Hell he's got his Trumpers accepting anything and everything anti American that he likes. Total power and total control is what Mr. Dotard lusts after.

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  33. Our most excellent, successful president Donald J. Trump will lead the Salute To America today by showcasing the might of our country's magnificent military. All patriotic Americans should beam with pride today. Of course the military hating socialist/democrats began trying to denigrate this truly american event but once again by showing their sustain for our wonderful country they just look foolish.

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    1. All patriotic Americans should be ashamed today that we have a predisent who wastes so much taxpayer money on what is essentially a campaign rally. I've heard that the House is going to investigate. Hopefully the result will be a bill sent to the Dotard campaign.

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    2. I'll be damned, just mention the unpatriotic military hating socialist/democrats and like magic one pops up...thanks for making my point comrade Dervish.

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    3. republicans like you (people who fetishist the military) hate the troops. So eager to send them to die. Also so eager to shovel vast sums of money into the military-industrial complex while complaining about small amounts to help people in need. THAT is unpatriotic, IMO. And I have family members that served, asshole!

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    4. Nothing says democracy and freedom like tanks rolling through the capitol, right asshole?

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    5. You are a Drag! Source of our woes.
      Cock up your ass. Coke up your nose.
      That's the way you do the Farcedy Shag.

      Hotter than hot. Newer than new.
      Meaner than mean. You love to screw.
      Raising more applause than beating a fag.

      You can pass most any class,
      Whether you're dumb or wise,
      If you all answer the call,
      When your professor cries

      EVERYBODY!

      Take off your pants. Strip off your hose
      Stick up your ass. Anything goes.
      That's the way to screw the Varsity
      That's the way to screw the Varsity
      That's the way to screw the Varsity
      That's the way to do the Farcedy Shag!


      ~ from BAD NEWS!

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    6. What exactly does tanks rolling through the capital (a ridiculous demonstration of Trumps narcissim BTW) have to do with blow, cocks, asses, and screwing? Unless it is to highlight the royal screwing that Trump is giving our American values and principles.

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  34. In Other News.
    Joey Chestnut Wins the 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest After Downing 74 Franks and Buns. Some purchase 74 hot dogs to feed the whole family at their Fourth of July picnic, but Joey Chestnut? Well he downs 74 dogs in just 10 minutes.Jul 4, 2018

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    1. Could that be GOOD, DD? I winder how long they'll keep the poor guy in Intensive Care? The HEARTBURNalone could be lethal.

      I love hot dogs –– especially Nathan's, since I'm a native Brooklynite from way back, but there's gotta be a LIMIT. ;-)

      Anyway, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to YOU, DD!

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    2. I don't think I've eaten 74 hot dogs in my lifetime....yikes

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    3. Bet Trump has Rusty. And then some.

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  35. ___________ FIREWORKS ___________

    

The fountains in the sky in brilliance burst
    
Over throngs who thrill as patterns spread

    In radiant arms of glowing hues disbursed

    Natant in the blackness overhead.
    
Deafening as any cannonade
    
Explosions follow soon the hiss and squeal ––
    Preliminaries to the star brigade

    Erupting floridly, yet quite unreal.

    Naumachia was naught compare to this
    
Delirium. Decorum’s cast aside.

    Enraptured like Narcissus we know bliss,
    
Non sequitur to what’s seen nationwide.

    Could joy we take in heaven’s fireworks
    
Earthbound hold us, while the Devil smirks?


    ~ FreeThinke

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  36. _____ A Libertarian Manifesto _____

    The frustration with our government’s immense
    Obtuse, insensitive and insincere
    As congress seems. The cost of food and rents
    Lawsuits, cars and school fees –– also dear ––
    Insurance coverage too –– should be exempt ––
    Be FREED from leeching levied from On High!
    Ensure our freedoms. Do not tempt
    Reprobates and Dupes wth The Big Lie:
    That Someone Else should have to bear their weight.
    A Helping Hand cannot in chains be held.
    Resentment there soon festers into Hate
    Instead of Help. The death of Hope is knelled.
    Ambition to coerce Compassion kills ––
    Nurturing Nihilism’s deadly thrills.


    ~ FreeThinke

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  37. In the scant two-and-a-half years since his inauguration, on every field, from national security, to economics, to domestic policy, to our global standing, the 45th president has proven that not only are we a great nation but that we are again the greatest nation on the Earth. That is what the Left hates him. But they hated you first because you believed it too and you made his victory possible.

    Savor that thought today, as you celebrate our Republic and as the those who loathe America stew in their own bile.

    Happy Independence Day America


    THE TRUTH!

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    1. HEAR! HEAR! And a GREAT 4th of JULY celebration to YOU, sir.

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    2. You can't claim to love America while hating a majority of it's inhabitants. Yet trumpers do so anyway. They are FAKE patriots.

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    3. I doubt that very much, Fartbreath, but one thing of whic I am ABSOLUTELY sure, and that is YOU are a GENUINE TRAITOR to the Ethos and Principles on which this still-great nation was founded.

      While your frightful Toxic Halitosis ALONE qualifies you as a thoroughly undesirable MISFIT –– at the very least ––, your poisonous, treacherous, treasonous MENTALTY qualifies you to be categorized officially as a PUBLIC ENEMY.

      Not only does your BREATH STINK HORRIBLY, Dervicious, your MIND is an even GREATER source of PUTRID, PURULENT DISCHARGE.–– a potent HEALTH HAZARD.

      If things were run properly, you would doubtles have been EXILED long ago.

      One thing's for absolute, certain sure: YOU SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO RUN AROUND LOOSE.

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    4. American Pride Hits New Low; Few Proud of Political System

      Could it be because of the Outstandingly Stupid Donald J. Trump? We think YES!

      Gotta run now and meet George's Flight 1781 at Yorktown Airport.

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  38. SALUTE TO AMERICA

    Thank you President Donald J. Trump

    Bravo to you sir bravo!

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    1. He really WAS truly WONDERFUL ast night.

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    2. "The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket's red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant." — Donald J. Moron (July 4, 2019)

      Yes President Dotard was truly WONDERFULLY stupid. Who else but a Republican president would utter those idiotic words.

      America and the world laughs at the dotard.

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    3. Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports...

      Apparently out Dotard prenit isn't the only one who believes we had airplanes and airports in the late 1700's.

      Damn, real Americans will be SO DAMNED glad when this moron is out Of office and he can no longer embarrass our GREAT nation. By great nation I of course mean pre Trump America.

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  39. As the real Americans on WYD celebrate the birth of our nation and give thanks to our magnificent military we get a reminder of haters of both America and our armed forces when comrades Dervish and Ducky show their animus. It's hard to understand why those two fellow travelers hate the country and military with such ugliness but fortunately for them they are afforded the freedom to show their ignorance. Freedom supplied to them by the people who they hate.

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    1. You think you're being funny, but you know what you write is a f*cking lie. The FACT is that it is Klansman Shackelford who hates our troops. He wouldn't be so eager to send them to their deaths if he cared at all about them. I refer to Dotard's pre-election rhetoric that concerned a withdraw from the war we are losing in Afghanistan. After being "elected" Dotard did a 180 and said we are staying indefinitely - and Klansman Shackelford praised him!

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    2. Pack up your mouthwash, make others happy
      Ya gotta chase your bad breath away
      Rinse out your stinkmouth, make others happy
      Deodorize your breath today

      Time is a wastin,’ make others happy
      The dentist's eager to take your hand
      Get rid of stinkmouth, make others happy
      Then be welcome in the Promised Land

      We're headin' 'cross the ocean
      Cleansing your breath on the tide
      You can't have stinkmouth
      On the Other Side

      Pack up you mouthwash, make others happy
      Ya gotta chase your bad breath away
      Rinse out your stinkmouth, make others happy
      Get rid of halitosis today

      Time is a wastin,’ make others happy
      The dentist's eager to take your hand
      Get rid of stinkmouth, make others happy
      Then be welcome in the Promised Land

      We're headin' 'cross the ocean
      Cleansing your breath on the tide
      You can't have stinkmouth
      On the Other Side

      We're headin' 'cross the river
      Cleansing your breath on the tide
      You can't have stinkmouth
      On the Other Side

      Pack up your mouthwash, make others happy
      Ya gotta chase your bad breath away
      Rinse out your stinkmouth, make others happy
      Deodorize your breath today


      ~ Harold Arlen (brutally adapted)

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    3. It's just SELF-SATIRE, Speedy.

      GOTTA be!

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  40. Now now comrade Sanders, your silliness cannot dissmiss your constant attempted denigration of both America and our military, not to mention law enforcement
    You certainly don't hide your admiration for socialist and your dreams of America lurching towards communism. I just call you for what you are...a prideful socialist with strong communist leanings.

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    1. Now now comrade Dervy. You preach your socialist pablum constantly. Your admiration of comrade Bernie an avowedsocialist who spent his honeymoon in Russia and came back praising communism.

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    2. HEAR! HEAR!

      Rusty, you said it perfectly.

      Dervicious IS a de fcto TRAITOR. So are ALL who embrace "SOCUASM" which is nothing more than Marxism dolled up to look more acceptable t people of Bourgeos sensibilities.

      I will never understand why ALL doems of Marxism ere not FORBIDDEN by LAW at least 85 years ago. y grandparents, who cme from Europe knew perfectly well what the "Progressives" and the people behind fatuous FDR and his buck-toothed bride had in mind. They knew, because tey had risked life and mb to come here to ESCAPE it.

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    3. Francisco Franco would love to be tRump's Heinrich Himmler when the US goes full fascist. Then he could shove red hot pokers up the buttholes of "traitors" to his evil black heart's content.

      For the record, I am not a "comrade" and have never preached "socialist pablum". Not once, let alone "constantly". Additionally, Bernie Sanders is not an avowed socialist, nor did he spend his honeymoon in Russia and come back praising communism. As was the case with Rusty's prior comment, everything he wrote was 100 percent false.

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    4. No, indeed. You certainly don't preach "pablum" of any kind, Fartbreath. What you advocate is more like CYANIDE, STRYCHNINE, ARSENIC, SULFURIC, MURIATIC, or PRUSSIC ACID.

      AND whether YOU think so or not, Devicious, you ARE a de facto COMMUNIST –– a DEADLY ENEMY to the Land that I Love.

      If you can't be CONVERTED to embrace a SANE, PRO-AMERICAN POLICY, , your existence should be CANCELLED<
      .

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    5. And by the way in case no one's told you lately,

      YOU STINK OUT LOUD.

      P________H________E________W________!

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    6. I'm strongly opposed to communism. I believe in highly regulated capitalism and a mixed economy. You don't know me and your lies have nothing to do with my actual views. But you (someone who hears smells) are obviously demented. As for the "land you love", the White Homeland hasn't been established yet.

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    7. For a market to be and remain FREE it must be REGULATED. A completely unregulated economy, aside from creating the optimal conditions for corruption, will in time impede competition and ultimately result in social stratification (as we are witnessing today in America). Monopolies are much more likely in a totally unregulated free wheeling market.

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  41. Yesterday was a proud day to be an American celebrating our independence and our founders Nationalist heritage. It's just a matter of time before America becomes great again.
    There were over 200 million people there and they all loved President Trump! All but the Leftists who are Anti-Everything American!
    What's wrong with celebrating the 4th of July? What's wrong with putting some tanks and other military hardware on display for the public, and the rest of the world to see? It's not something the public typically gets to see and it's probably a good way of showing the Anti-American people exactly what they are up against if they fool around with the USA.
    For radical extremists, every Trump statement or action is an outrage and it’s about time that they are put in their place!
    But I heard that most of the local TV stations boycotted the Parade and the President’s Forth of July speech to the Nation! Wasn’t that Nice!!!
    Keep it up Commies, and you'll guarantee President Trumps reelection!

    This President of the United States has the RIGHT, and the privilege of the Bully Pulpit as have all the US Presidents before him had. He has the right .to speak out on any issue that he pleases to..
    And the left is eating their hearts out over this President doing all things perfectly, while they try to do whatever they can to run him down. . It's been a long time since the Democrats have had a strong “Pro American” platform other than attacking, criticizing, finding fault with, and lambasting their opponents. What a lame bunch of people they are when all they can do is shout at the Moon and Name call the President of the United states of America. While Colon Kaepernick is out selling sneakers, ad trashing the American Flag, with his anti-Americanism, and his friends out there Flag Burning, Donald Trump was helping his fellow American Citizens Celebrate Their Nation's Birthday.

    There are a lot of things that this president has done to be proud of..President Trump has done some very incredible things despite the treasonous display of the Democrats.
    For example like pulling us out of the shit hole that Obama left us in. And all you leftists can do is criticize a National Parade, and celebration on the Birthday of our Country!

    From the very first night of the election you lefties NEVER gave this President a chance. And it’s all because he DARED to mop up the floor with Crooked Hillary.

    And now you use the excuse for the Parade being too Expensive? Really? You had no problem with Barry, and Michelle going on vacation with her family, and dozens of their Hollywood friends while the economy was in the toilet did you!

    Well this is the way that an American President who is a Republican celebrates the 4th of July as opposed to the Great Divider in Chief who ran to how an American President who is a Republican celebrates 4th of July as opposed to the Divider in Chief who ran to Las Vegas, or to Hawaii, or Martha's Vineyard on the Forth of July. Or one of the other 57 States!

    Well Lefties, maybe it’s time that you joined the Party since YOUR Coup against the President of the United States of America has Failed!

    Ihr Putsch gegen den Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ist gescheitert!

    And remember we Celebrate the Forth of July because it’s a holiday about people who refused to give up their Guns and refused to pay unfair Taxes

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  42. Franco Said:
    "I will never understand why ALL doems of Marxism ere not FORBIDDEN by LAW at least 85 years ago. y grandparents, who cme from Europe knew perfectly well what the "Progressives" and the people behind fatuous FDR and his buck-toothed bride had in mind. They knew, because tey had risked life and mb to come here to ESCAPE it."


    I guess that you are Obviously referring to the progressive Blogger.

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    1. NO, Moonbatty. I always say EXACTLY what I MEAN –– unless I'm writing satire which is a horse of another color

      Please speak for YOURSELF, and STOP trying to put words in MY mouth.

      You OUGHT to know by now that i am DEAD SEt AGAINST spreading Blog Gossip, and perpetuating these stupid, childish blog feuds.

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    2. Damn MH, don't you know you can NOT, by law or otherwise, forbid thoughts. Nor should you wish to. Neither does government, ANY government, have the RIGHT to attempt prohibition of or control of thought.

      The moment any government acts to forbid political thought it finds disagreeable it becomes EXACTLY that which our founders and brave revolutionaries fought to insure would never happen here.

      But Pootie Putin would absolutely love your posistion. As would Kim and every other tin pot tyrant on the planet.

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  43. Ms. Shaw assumes that all Trumps supporters are idiots like she is because they are always defending the Constitution,

    Her accusations are ridicules, as she is!
    Idiots will be Idiots!
    Nuff Said!

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    2. OaR, looks like YOU have YOUR oars out of the water. Your favorite Dotard has little to ZERO understanding of what our Constitution actually says. But, he is under the impression there were airports and airplanes in the late 18th century.

      You folks sure know how to pick em.

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  44. Please Note, and Remember this when you are watching Television.
    CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC... DID NOT Cover or Air President Trump's July 4th Celebration Those networks are indeed the enemy of half of the American people.
    President Trump had a massive military parade this year in Washington DC for the 4th of July that MILLIONS attended.

    Just the fact of their DISRESPECT from those Pigs is so Sickening! They really have acted like rabid dogs from another planet !!

    They ALL acted as if they were a Nation of Pathetic Pigs Who Hate America and a controlled media that act like Pathetic Idiotic Sheep who don't get what then they DO NOT deserve your patronage, and support for the rest of the year!
    They didn’t care about you the Viewing Audience, they only cared about their slanted Socialist Liberal Selves.
    They would have NEVER done this to Obama! They hate you Republicans, and President Trump. Plain and Simple. And what You want is not important enough to them. The Partisan Liberal boycotting of the televising of the 4thof July Washington Parade was a Disgusting, Disrespectful thing to do to the American Public. I'm throughly embarrassed and disgusted at the entire news media! You would think that we are in China, or Cuba, or the Ukrain or Uzbekistan! Is was Disgusting!

    Exactly What Crimes Did He Commit to be treated this way! You IMBECILES are reassuring his Re-Election as fare as I can see it.
    And the Crooked Clinton’s get a free pass.

    Well, the Parade is over, so the Liberal, Progressive, Socialist Democrats can come out from under their beds now..

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    1. They carry the Gay pride parade, and everything else, it’s just sickening to see how far our country has sunk into the pits of hell.

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  45. People like Ms. Shaw here call themselves “progressive,” and they do so not just because it’s a nicer way of saying “liberal,” which has become a dirty word in the political sense, but they believe in the Socialist party which all of the progressives love and agreed with. The difference between progressivism and socialism is a very thin line. Both believe in the distribution of America's wealth, as do the fascists and neo-fascists object to the term and . When you reduce and limit my rights and freedoms while increasing yours, or someone else’s , you are in fact using the Constitution for toilet paper.
    Bottom line: When we are up against some with people in a debate or better yet in a agreement who are so convinced of their own opinions and their moral superiority, and who want to change the world, and our way of life, we can’t help but to think of Adolf Hitler

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  47. This is NOT an Insult, it is my opinion.
    As a lifelong conservative, I have to laugh when liberal thinks they have found the magic solution. Their notion is that "Conservative ideas are so inferior, how can any one with any sense at all have become so dumb." Their egotism is beyond understanding, and it STINKS to high heaven.. I sometimes lay awake thinking what makes them so blind. Are they not aware of the wonderful life they are living, because they are living in the United States of America?
    Are they not aware of the millions of people who would give their rtight arm to come here to live and how hard some of them try to get here. Why would anyone want to change the way of American life? Why would anyone want to change the Constitution that we hold so dearly?
    In my humble opinion, the reason for the criticism and the insults towards Shaw Kenawe is the following.
    Progressives have this socialist dream, and find us Conservatives to be repulsive because we find their dream to be more of a nightmare than a dream .
    The definition of “Conservatism” is to have traditional views and values, and tending to oppose change! The US government, and that includes the First Lady should not be in the business of educating, and or dictating to the populous. If we let the government control what we eat, what will be next?
    Progressives like, and especially Shaw Kenawe have this holier than thou attitude toward us Conservatives. I have spent a great deal of time reading Ms.Kenawe’s blog and I’ve seen her trash the Republicans-Conservatives and called us Rightwing fanatics, and much more. It has been said that “Ignorance is a non curable addiction, stupidity is terminal one”. In Shaw Kenawe’s case, I don’t know which of these applies. Shaw Kenawe tries to impose her illogical opinions on other people perhaps forgetting that this is supposed to be a free country and it’s people to have free ideas and opinions. . Sometimes I think Liberals such as Shaw Kenawe are not playing with a full deck. The “Progressive’s is definitely a party of ignorance, and some people are just too stupid to know that they are a part of it.

    A lot of people are out for what they can get from the government these days, perhaps it’s because of this President. . And, there's no other place in the world that has more, and is giving more free stuff than America.
    The American way of life is preferred to any other system anywhere in the world over all other systems, or cultures because it affords everyone freedom of choices
    We have liberty and can do so many things that people in other countries can't. For example you talk about the President in a derogatory way! You can picket anyplace you care to, You can sue a person or a company if they did you an injustice. That just shows how much liberty we have because in other countries you well get killed!
    Fifty or so years ago, modern conservatism did not even exist. It has had to built against a liberal headwind, from the bottom up. Even today, new developments like the old tea party, or the Sarah Palin phenomenon will have to survive against a relentless barrage of criticism, not all of which is accurate or fair, by any means.. If our way of life and our liberties is displeasing to progressives, They can and do use the election process to change things. Or better yet, they can leave the country, no one is going to stop you.
    But if we dumb conservatives decide to give in to those imbecilic progressives then we are doomed.

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  48. I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
    Some may even have their heroes such as John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and Ronald Reagan as their God. Who knows? And who cares? .I don't hate the rich, and I don't pity the poor. And I would rather be Rich than poor any day!
    I know wrestling is fake, but I like it anyway. and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it. I've never owned a slave, nor did my Father or his Father! I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So Shut up already.
    I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country!
    If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you, and have fun with that! .
    I also want to know exactly at which church the Reverend Jesse Jackson, or Al Sarpton preaches, and where they gets their money, and why they always part of the problem and not the solution.
    I think the police have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
    I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license,in fact I think it's good.
    I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
    I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause. Get a Job and do your part!
    I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents, and Man and a Women. There I said it! Sue me!
    I believe illegal is illegal no matter what the lawyers or the "Progressives" think.
    I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA! If you are so proud of your old country, feel free to return (and take that flag with you).
    If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.
    I'm just stating the obvious.. Would we have called a German who wished for Hitler's failure in 1934 unwise and unpatriotic? What about Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Saddam Hussein? Would it have been wrong to curse them with failure? On the contrary, even wishing that God would promptly liberate such people from the bounds of this material fold would be quite justifiable.
    What I have just explained isn't really that hard to figure out. And this is the reason why I said that those on the Left who seize upon Limbaugh's comment are either just playing political games or are supremely ignorant. And now we come to the reason why they also may be hypocrites.
    I am a Conservative Republican and because of that the lefties will tell you that I have severe mental issues, and that I’m a racist.
    The Left absolutely hated George W. Bush. Their contempt for him was so profound and palpable that it was even given a name by psychiatrist Charles Krauthammer: Bush Derangement Syndrome.
    And now, most of the leftists who despised ex-president Bush, have turned their Hatred to President Trump. And say what you will, but I truly believe that they absolutely wanted him to fail; in fact, while they're loath to admit it, they felt this way even when his success was synonymous with our nation's (this even included the failure of the Iraq war). And "felt" is the operative word; they were governed by emotion and hated towards President Trump with a burning passion. They would rather see president Trump FAIL, even if it meant that American would Fail!

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  49. I have a question!

    Why is it that the Liberals call us Republican Trump supporters "Haters", when they are the ones who are attacking people who are wearing MAGA hats etc? I have never ever heard of anyone attacked for wearing a Hillary hat,or an Obama pin on their lapel, or for that fact any of the 20 Democrats who are running for the presidencies clothing at all.... NEVER! .

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  50. Pure comedy by President Dotard:

    "The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown. Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports,

    it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket's red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant." — Donald J. Trump (July 4, 2019)

    Is it asking too much to expect the POTUS to know OUR AMERICAN HISTORY??? Ft. McHenry was famous in the War of 1812, when the Star Spangled Banner anthem was written. NOT THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION!!!!

    You people get angry when we call Trump STUPID. What other word can describe a fking president of the United States not knowing American history!!!

    And what would we call the supporters of this dumbf**k who see nothing wrong with his imbecility on display for everyone to see.

    Airports in 1781? Ft. McHenry during the American Revolution? What a fking idiot Trump is. A disgrace who knows nothing about the country he supposedly leads!

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    2. Hey Ray, It's quickly becoming veryclear that you literally have nothing to say that isn't an ad hominem or a gross overgeneralization. At the very least, I haven't yet once seen you once try to substantiate a single claim that you've made. It's impossible to have a real conversation with a Progressive Douchbag like you.... I think we're done here with getting involved and trying to have a sensible debate with retards like you.

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    3. OaR, what I posted were the verbatim Trump's words. They are in and of themselves "evidence" of his stupidity. What I post about Trump isn't "ad hominem" because they are HIS words from HIS speech. It is NOT a "gross overgeneralization" to quote verbatim what Trump says.

      I can't help you if Trump's words give you butt hurt. You choose to support the dotard. Not me.

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    4. Well Slow Ray, you'll only have six more years to cry and moan about our most excellent president. Do you think you'll have the fortitude to make it another six? Perhaps you'll be out of tears by then.

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    5. Well, Rusty ole girl, At 43% overall job approval, that's gonna be something to see. 57% of Americans think your "excellent" president stinks. That would be a majority who thinks he stinks. Just a reminder for you dimwits.

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    6. Tell you what slow ray, I'll make you the same offer I made for another leftwingnutz here.

      We both put 10,000$ in an escrow account, I'll bet that Trump gets reelected and you can have you choice of any four Democratic candidates. If one of them wins the election you get the 20,000$. If Trump wins I scoop the pot.
      What do you say slow ray, do you have the balls to make the bet or are you all hat and no cattle?

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  51. Consider the Republicans’ view of the First Amendment, the most sacred of the freedoms embedded in this country’s governing blueprint. Just under half of Republicans now believe government should be able to shut down “biased or inaccurate media.” And close to half of Republicans have adopted Trump’s authoritarian view that the news media is “the enemy of the people.”

    I don’t expect Republicans to know Thomas Jefferson’s words by heart — that if he were forced to choose between “a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” This from a man who was subject to a lifetime of biased and inaccurate press.

    But what part of “Congress shall make no law” abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, do these citizens not understand?

    Regarding the other foundational liberty in the First Amendment, restricting an “establishment of religion” by the state, the cult of Trump would throw that under a steamroller of bigotry as well.

    A majority of Republicans think Christianity should be the established national religion. And half of all Southerners — the deepest, most anti-American part of Trump’s base, with the DNA of Civil War traitors still coursing through the region — believe the United States was founded as an “explicitly Christian” nation.
    T. Egan

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  52. Trump says administration preparing an executive order on drug prices
    President Donald Trump said he's preparing an executive order declaring a "favored nations clause" for drug prices.
    Under this system, patients in the U.S. would pay no more than the country with the lowest prescription drug prices.
    The SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals index, an ETF that tracks the pharma industry's biggest companies, was down 1.4% after Trump's announcement.
    President Donald Trump said Friday he's preparing an executive order declaring a "favored nations clause" for drug prices, where the U.S. will pay no more than the country with the lowest prescription drug prices.
    "As you know for years and years other nations pay less for drugs than we do," Trump told reporters from the White House South Lawn. "We're working on a favored nations clause, where we pay whatever the lowest nation's price is. Why should other nations — like Canada — why should other nations pay less than us?"
    The SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals index, an ETF that tracks the pharma industry's biggest companies, was down 1.4% after Trump's announcement.
    The Trump administration and Democrats in Congress are both trying to bring more transparency to drug prices and, ultimately, lower costs for consumers.
    The Trump administration is trying to shed more light on the health-care industry's opaque pricing practices by requiring Big Pharma to include drug prices in TV ads starting this month. It proposed new rules in January that would cut out the middlemen and force drugmakers to pass drug rebates directly to consumers. The president also issued an executive order last month requiring hospitals and insurers to disclose negotiated rates for services, as well as provide patients with out-of-pocket costs before their procedures.
    House Democrats have proposed letting the federal government negotiate prices with drugmakers directly, like other countries. The Medicare program cannot negotiate drug prices under current law. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's latest draft of legislation allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices would also apply those discounts to private health plans across the U.S. However, opposition is strong among Republicans who say they want prices negotiated in a free market.
    It's unclear how the administration could set and enforce drug prices. A similar idea Trump announced last year has already faced skepticism. Under the proposal, Medicare would be allowed to create an "international pricing index" to bring drug prices in line with what other nations pay.
    "Favored nations" is a term often seen in health law contracts that requires providers to give one party equal or better rates for services it gives other parties.
    Pharmaceutical companies have argued price hikes have been modest, and have cited concern's with the nation's rebate system. Those are the discounts drugmakers give to middlemen such as pharmacy benefit managers, often in exchange for more favorable insurance coverage for their drugs.

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  53. The liberal press hasn’t been able to stop talking about the price tag of the July 4 extravaganza that will be hosted by President Trump in and around the National Mall tomorrow. All that’s been heard from them is “Boo hoo! $90 million. Taxpayers on the hook. Blah blah blah”. Not once have they taken the time to marvel at and thank our President for putting together the greatest celebration of our nation’s independence ever seen.

    But now they can stop their crying. In an announcement that came as a surprise only to the democrats, the White House tells us that President Trump will pay the full price tag for the event out of his own pocket. Trump himself gave the good news :

    “$100 million. That’s a lot of money. But it’s a special event. We are celebrating winning the war with Canada. Which we won, by the way. No expense should be spared to remember that. It was good.

    But it is a lot of money and I’m told that people are complaining. Not the real Americans but other people. The haters. Regardless, I’m here to tell you that the entire $100 million bill will be paid by me. And by me, I mean America. Cuz I’m America. I’m the president!

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  54. The stupidity of the Progressive Leftist Americans is difficult to comprehend. especially the ones who vote for dingbats like AOC, and who are supporting idiots like Joe Biden, or any of those cartoon characters.

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    1. So then, what exactly is your reason (excuse) for supporting Dotard Trump?

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    2. Every month I look at my 401k statement and check my portfolio and then I'm thankful we have a magnificent president like Donald J. Trump.

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  55. It's great to come back and read all the comments after the wonderful birthday celebration! Happy birthday America!

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  56. I got to see Ray Charles in January 2004 at a NAMM Show Tribute to Elton John concert. Ray Charles did a rendition of Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word. Elton John appeared to be touched and moved by Ray Charles' performance.

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