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Feb 22, 2017 11:08 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Zeldin Meets Privately With Opposition Groups; One Participant Dissatisfied With Treatment By Staff

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin
Feb 22, 2017 12:17 PM

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin met privately with some opposition groups this week, and at least one came away from the meeting dissatisfied.

Mr. Zeldin posted a photo on Facebook with an unidentified group of organizers that he met with on Tuesday. “Had several really great meetings today in my Riverhead office with constituents who may be on the other side of the aisle, but were very thoughtfully sharing their questions and concerns on important policy issues facing our country,” the congressman wrote in the post. “Just because we sometimes disagree politically doesn’t mean that we can’t have productive dialogue as fellow citizens.”

Also on Tuesday, Mr. Zeldin met with organizers from the Port Jefferson-based group Project Free Knowledge, whose stated mission is to keep people informed about and involved in government policy—and a member of the protest group came away unhappy with the way she was treated by his staff, and concerned that the congressman would not support the group’s “core values.”

Project Free Knowledge co-founder Anna Sitzmann described the process of getting into the meeting with Mr. Zeldin. She said she and three other members of the organization planned on meeting with the congressman—but one of her coworkers was not allowed into the meeting by the congressman’s staff.

“His staff was incredibly hostile,” she said. “They said we either had to come in with only three people or we wouldn’t get a meeting at all. It really felt like being let into a fortress. There was so much security—they were so hostile. I felt like I was a criminal being brought from a jail to a courtroom.”

She described being rushed into the building, past police, being locked in a vestibule for several minutes, and eventually allowed into a conference room with the congressman—who exhibited a much calmer demeanor.

She said although the discussion was cordial, she was disappointed that the congressman refused to fully agree to a list of “core values” that the group proposed in search of common ground. The list included broad statements, like “the constitution is the foundation of our country and the decisions of our leaders should be consistent with it,” and “we should assist people who are stuck and need a helping hand.”

She also said Mr. Zeldin would not agree to an in-person town hall or a retraction of statements he made about a January protest in Patchogue in which Project Free Knowledge participated. “There were a few points at which he seemed to think the whole thing was a big joke,” she said of Tuesday’s meeting.

“That was one of the odder meetings that the Congressman has ever had,” Mr. Zeldin’s communications director, Jennifer DiSiena, said regarding the meeting with PFK organizers. “The Congressman has had several really great meetings with constituents who may be on the other side of the aisle but they can still very thoughtfully share their questions and concerns on important policy issues facing our country.”

She noted that the fourth person was not in the list of attendees that was required for the meeting, although Ms. Sitzmann said they did include the fourth person’s name in an email.

Currently, Mr. Zeldin has no in-person “town hall” meeting scheduled in the 1st District, which he represents. Last month, he canceled an April event for constituents at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton Village following reports that local organizations planned to hold a protest rally at the event.

A one-hour telephone meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, and requires constituents of the 1st District to fill out a form on Mr. Zeldin’s website with their name, address and other information. He said he also will hold mobile office hours in the district next week and will continue his online presence on social media.

“A lot of the people all across the country at this particular moment in time—that are requesting town halls—are doing so for the purpose of disrupting it,” Mr. Zeldin said on Tuesday. “It’s impossible to take that seriously.”

When asked what other groups he has met with, he cited the Long Island Federation of Labor, which represents a wide range of union workers, as well as Move On, a progressive national action group. Mr. Zeldin said recently he met with a group of local women and talked about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act relating to preexisting conditions. He said they discussed the issue for almost an hour, and he said that although these type of meetings take longer, they are more productive than town halls.

“In the individual and small group meetings … they don’t just start booing you,” he said. “That’s just not how that works in reality. You’re actually able to have a conversation.”

Mr. Zeldin said he thought having an open public forum where elected officials speak and constituents are able to ask questions can be very productive—only when both sides are allowing each other to speak.

“But what’s happening right now is the member of Congress gets a word or two deep into their answer, when many in the crowd, for political theater, start shouting them down to disrupt the entire town hall,” he said. “The member of Congress isn’t able to get three words deep unless they are going after the president—in which case they can talk for as long as they want and they’ll get a thunderous applause.”

This week, in an email to The Press, Ms. DiSiena defended Mr. Zeldin’s reluctance to participate in public town hall meetings. “Our office received a request for a town hall this week where the person was advocating for the congressman to be shot,” she wrote. “We have forwarded that threat on to Capitol Police.”

She said for those interested in having a “productive discussion” about issues, individual and small group meetings like the one with Project Free Knowledge can be scheduled through Mr. Zeldin’s office.

“I will meet with anyone to hear their concerns and to be able to answer their questions,” Mr. Zeldin said. “I believe it’s a very helpful, substantive opportunity to engage in that dialogue where each side is heard and you’re able to better understand why we have the positions that we have.”

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I understand if Zeldin is actually fearful for his life, though the only side of the fence I see consistent bullying/threats of violent behavior is from Trump supporters. Not making himself available (it's nearly impossible to get a person on the phone at his offices and the voicemails seem to always be full) is a misstep for Zeldin in his very frustrated constituents' eyes. He needs to remember that he's supposed to be representing all of us, even those who did not vote for him.
By Hamptons111 (5), Sag Harbor on Feb 22, 17 11:42 AM
-200+ anti-Trump inauguration protestors indicted yesterday for felony rioting.

-"Rape Melania" sign seen among the burning flags and burning effigy of President Trump during NY protests.

-Torture video of anti-Trump people forcing a mentally disabled man to say "F** Trump".

-12,000+ death threats against Trump on twitter.

-Multiple articles musing in major publication musing about the assassination of Trump.

-Keynote 'Women's March" speaker Madonna musing ...more
By MoronEliminator (86), Montauk on Feb 23, 17 10:19 AM
So funny! It's almost like Trump, NEEDS ONE OF THOSE SAFE SPACES ALL OF HIS SUPPORTERS KEEP TRASHING... Interesting dosage of his own medicine...

You must be all about Brietbart, Infowars, and Spicer. Keep connected buddy, while Trump sits there and craps on ALL of us.
By The Royal 'We' (183), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 11:40 AM
Are you denying that what was listed was real, or, what seems more likely, are you laughing at what you percieve as "fear" of the physical intimidation tactics we're seeing from the left? Do you think violence is a legitimate part of anti-Trump "resistance"?
By NateNewtown (23), east on Feb 23, 17 2:15 PM
Are you saying that you support fascism? Because the Anti-fa movement was protesting fascism... They also protest against Neo-Nazi's.. do you support them, as well?

Trump is a human Rorschach test.
Some people see a competent, strong, intelligent, and well spoken leader that cares deeply about the United States.

Everyone else sees Donald Trump.
By The Royal 'We' (183), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 3:04 PM
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@MoronEliminator

What say you to the increase in hate crimes across our nation, since Trump took office...? Let me guess, you'll stick to your paid protester malarkey you were force-fed by the Traitor in Chief and his propaganda machine...

Perhaps all these people are merely returning the favor of threats to their livelihood that this tyrant has caused...?
By The Royal 'We' (183), Southampton on Feb 24, 17 10:47 AM
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By johnj (687), Westhampton on Feb 22, 17 11:44 AM
One notes that Zeldin has put in place rules for his "telephone town hall" meeting which insure he will only need to answer those questions that he wants to answer, rather than those that would be "disruptive". Rules that, in addition, make it easy for him to identify potentially "disruptive" questioners.

Beyond what this self-serving censorship says about his character (especially his political courage), his cancellation of the REAL town hall meeting and its replacement by this pallid ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 22, 17 11:57 AM
This is part of a nationwide disruption of any Republican congressman by organized liberal protesters. Google the words Jason Chaffetz or Mitch McConnell or Tom McClintock AND Town Hall Disrupted. Just google "Congressman's Town Hall Disrupted" and you will get a ton of news articles that say the exact same thing. Democrat Extremists are doing this everywhere and it makes impossible for us the everyday moderates to hear what's going on.
By Gillnetter (75), Hampton Bays on Feb 22, 17 12:14 PM
Wrong. Lies perpetrated by the targets of the discontent. It is all they know how to do. And you fall for the disingenuous evil of these useless, bribed liars.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 22, 17 3:49 PM
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It is within our rights to ask that our elected officials hear the concerns of their constituents. They should not be voting according to which corporation most lines their pockets or which rabid minority shouts the loudest. If they don't want to listen to their constituencies and act accordingly in their best interests, they shouldn't be in public office.
By Hamptons111 (5), Sag Harbor on Feb 22, 17 5:58 PM
If its too hot get out of the kitchen,,,Do your job or if you are fearful for your safety resign.telaphone town hall will not cut it.Oh what happened to the zip code?Will POTUS Trump tweet it?
By watchdog1 (401), Southampton on Feb 22, 17 12:18 PM
Who's funding U , PFK ? Evil SORO'S MOVEON. Org? Obama's FOA ? BOLD. ? Or all 3? I have positive proof that this ORCHASTRATED by MOVEON.org...;...as a non-member of this VILE organization , for some reason they Email me . This past week I received the MANIFESTO of their Disruption of all REPUBLICAN CONGRESS PEOPLES winter Town Hall meetings . THEY ENCOURAGED SHOUTING down the Congresspeople AND EVEN RIOTING . Furthermore , you were instructed to put in your ZIP CODE , I did and Congrssman Zeldin ...more
By carsrus (57), Hampton Bays on Feb 22, 17 1:52 PM
to carsrus:

Psychotic break:

"Symptoms can range from harmless, sometimes unnoticed delusions, to violent outbursts. . . The sufferer may also be unable to distinguish reality from fantasy (for example, ... experiencing hallucinations that appear to be real.)" *


* "The Medical Basis of Psychiatry (2008)", S. Hossein Fatemi & Paula J. Clayton (Editors)., p. 412
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 22, 17 2:10 PM
coward
By witch hazel (223), tatooine on Feb 22, 17 2:30 PM
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... how's that zip code in Flanders coming along, Zelmo? Any update on that?
By William Rodney (461), southampton on Feb 22, 17 4:49 PM
Join "Let's Visit Lee Zeldin" Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/letsvisitleezeldin/
By ElenaPolyakova (2), on Feb 22, 17 8:48 PM
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I personally went to a doctors appointment in the same building as Mr. Zeldin's Riverhead Office. People need to start respecting each other. The people trying to make a disturbance in the building , should be ashamed of themselves. He is not the only business in this building. Due to your actions people that had important meetings in this building. Including doctor appointments were hindered. Please think before you disrupt other people regularly scheduled appointment. I'm sure you wouldn't like ...more
By briansgirl1030 (1), baiting hollow on Feb 22, 17 9:05 PM
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By all indications, Congressman Zeldin is simply not willing to meet with his constituents to discuss the critical issues that impact folks living on the East End . So far, we have not heard a peep about his position on TrumpCare. Does he want to eliminate the Affordable Care Act or does he simply want to improve Obamacare? Does the Congressman support Congressman Ryan plan's to dismantle Medicare and Medicaid.or is that too complicated a subject to discuss.with his constituents? The Congressman ...more
By citykid (11), east quogue on Feb 22, 17 9:54 PM
"The Congressman needs to hold several Town Hall meeting to discuss these important issues."

There it is. The publicity, or lack thereof, not to your liking?
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 7:43 AM
Lee Zeldin doesn't vote for the needs of the east end or Long Island for that matter. He votes for things he's passionate about vets and pro Israel. After that it's straight partisan politics being a yes man for the Republican Party. Anti women anti gay, anti immigrant, anti Native American. Anti public health care, anti subsidies for poor families. Look at his voting record
By appleman (3), westhampton beach on Feb 23, 17 12:23 PM
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Incredible.

CBS News this morning (Feb. 23) is filled with video clips of town halls (at lest six, by my count) wherein conscientious Republican congressmen (with ba*ls) actually respond to questions from "disruptive" attendees.

Perhaps their example will so embarrass the pusillanimous Lord Zeldin that the The Honorable Lee himself will, finally, deign to address us commoners in person.

Indifference coupled with shameful timidity. What a man we have elected!
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 23, 17 8:43 AM
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Soros pays for the training and deployment of career ''protesters''

CBS news plays snippets of said trained and funded protesters.

Highhatsize sees the report.

They feed his psychosis.

He comes here and pukes it back up.

Good boy. Now if you give me a paw, I'll give you a biscuit!
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 12:51 PM
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In a Town Hall meeting on TV in NJ - not one question posed to the Congressman was answered - 1) What healthcare will be substituted for the Affordable care act? No answer except "tax rebates" - 2) What will poorer people ho do not file taxes receive as health care? No answer 3) Since you own shares in healthcare providers you profit in any case - correct? No answer 4) May we have your health care plan? No answer - Just obfuscation and shucking and jiving! It was pitiful to watch the constituents ...more
By Vikki K (483), Southampton on Feb 24, 17 11:35 AM
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Are you asking me to believe that you feel bad for republican voters in NJ? Were you forced to write that as a hostage or did you type that out seriously?
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Feb 24, 17 2:34 PM
Surely Major Zeldin has come across greater adversaries than his own constituents.
While there is nothing wrong with private meetings, public meetings are more transparent and allow for open discussion of issues. Whether we voted or not for him or not he represents all of us. My question to him would be why would he and his family be entitled to better insurance that the rest of America?
By Toma Noku (579), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 9:11 AM
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He is a coward. Period.
By Renie02 (1), Blue Point on Feb 23, 17 9:53 AM
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Was Bishop a coward as well? He did essentially the same thing - or at least a variant of - when faced with what was perceived as disruptive crowds.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 10:09 AM
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Tim Bishop called the police when the Tea Party protested, left under armed guard, and canceled Town Hall meetings. The Press praised him at the time, calling it "appropriate".

Why the double standard, libs?
By MoronEliminator (86), Montauk on Feb 23, 17 10:21 AM
You protesters seem to forget that Soros and Bloomberg backed liar hillery not Trump. Mr Zeldin ran on certain platforms and is sticking to those.
If you don't agree, get a petition and forward it to his office. Do not disturb these meetings he is trying to hear other peoples problems. I didn't agree with obama on a lot of things, bishop had you removed.
Try to help him...
By knitter (870), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 11:20 AM
to MoronEliminator:

Quote:

"Tim Bishop called the police when the Tea Party protested, left under armed guard, and canceled Town Hall meetings."
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A typical Right-Wing duplicitous misrepresentation and conflation of actual events. Moreover, it should be noted that, while it is true that the police chose to escort Congressman Bishop to his car due the incendiary Tea Party harassment (because they received numerous phone calls ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 23, 17 11:40 AM
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Yes. And I was present at a meeting in a room in the Rogers Memorial Library when there were male upislanders present whose attendance was simply to MENACE. Nothing but ominous non-verbal bullying. To the point where I thought it wise to leave as the negative energy actually made me fearful of an outbreak of violence. Tim remained unflinchingly cool.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 23, 17 1:46 PM
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What comparable behavior?

Violent anti-Trump riots in Portland, 200+ anti-Trump protesters indicted for felony rioting (not "civil disobedience"), executing President Trump in effigy, Keynote speaker of the so-called women's march dreaming of "blowing up the Whitehouse", four Democrats torturing and forcing a young mentally ill man to say "F** Trump"....

Shall I continue? What's it going to be: A) It's all made up, B) Hahahaha that's really funny stuff and you applaud it all or ...more
By NateNewtown (23), east on Feb 23, 17 2:23 PM
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By The Royal 'We' (183), Southampton on Feb 24, 17 10:49 AM
Unhappy? Sign this petition

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/rep-lee-zeldin-needs?source=c.em&r_by=17585054


Rep Lee Zeldin needs to hold an open and accessible town hall
Petition by D Dolan

To be delivered to Lee Zeldin, Representative

Newly elected Rep. Zeldin of New York recently cancelled a public town hall scheduled for April 2017 without explanation or intentions to reschedule it stating "liberal obstructionists" were the reason it was cancelled. ...more
By ElenaPolyakova (2), on Feb 23, 17 12:40 PM
Don't do it Lee. It's all part of the coordinated and very well funded effort of groups like the one mentioned as well as those like Organizing for Action. They talk a good game, but its only goal is to shut down any discussion that does not align.

Give similar opportunity as has been offered in the past by your predecessor but nothing else. Anything more will play into their disruptive hands.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 23, 17 2:24 PM
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... have him brought in the room between two police officers. Have them stand next to him when he addresses the people and answers questions. Then have them escort him out to his car. That is what these guys want, anyway.
By William Rodney (461), southampton on Feb 23, 17 3:18 PM
Let's say he shows up. First person to take the mic gets excited and angry. Mob follows. 20 minutes of Zeldin saying "Ok let me speak" while the angry crowd yells "fascist" and "not my congressman". Then Zeldin supporters get in face of angry mob another 20 minutes of shouting. Repeat. Why would he show up? Only to waste his time and the time of everyone at the meeting. I would bet my house that's how that meeting would go. Unfortunately it's today's world and the only way to get anything accomplished ...more
By GoldenBoy (324), EastEnd on Feb 23, 17 5:17 PM
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I remember when Tim Bishop barred the Gospel Church members from entering a public meeting. They were almost all over 65. His spokesperson said they had security concerns. I guess the little old ladies were gonna hit him with their bibles.
By fire11 (267), east hampton on Feb 23, 17 10:06 PM
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By fire11 (267), east hampton on Feb 23, 17 10:12 PM
to NateNewton:

Quote:

"Violent anti-Trump riots in Portland ... "
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Sorry you misunderstood, NateNewton.

I was asking if you could cite behavior by protesters AT A ZELDIN TOWN HALL meeting COMPARABLE to the behavior by Tea Party members at the Bishop hall meeting (where the cops were called and an elderly woman was reduced to tears) that would justify Zeldin's cancellation, not if you could cite general examples ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 24, 17 2:30 AM
“To the politicians who have abandoned their civic obligations, I say this: Have some courage. Face your constituents. Hold town halls.” - Gabby Giffords *

"Courage" and "constituents", terms that rarely rise to the consciousness of The Honorable Lee.


* "Republican lawmaker who won’t hold a town hall invokes Gabby Giffords shooting. She responds: ‘Have some courage.’" by Mark Berman (The Washington Post, February 23, 2017)
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 24, 17 7:32 AM
Anna, sorry you didn't get your way. Meeting are supposed to be run in a orderly way, not with yelling and chaos.
You can't have your way all the time, play by the rules and you should be able to get along. Limiting the amount of people will let the meeting run better.
By knitter (870), Southampton on Feb 24, 17 10:07 AM
Well, I'm glad Trump is tackling the big issues like trans gender bathrooms and medical marijuana. I was beginning to worry that he would be a lame duck President.
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Feb 24, 17 11:05 AM
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Apart from the sham factor of last night's Zeldin tele-townhall format, it was quite the revelation to discover how unimpressive his speaking skills are, and how impossible it is to listen to his incessant droning. He'd go into some kind of disconnected and unbelievably boring word salad with evidence of a monkey mind that had me looking for the closest exit.
Most of the hour was spent with a woman who phoned in about her veteran brother and his travails with the VA. On and on it went. ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 24, 17 11:57 AM
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Shocker. I wonder where he learned that from? Hint: Cheetoh-in-Chief
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Feb 24, 17 12:06 PM
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June tell me, what has Zeldin done for Jerusalem? You're the last person that should accuse someone of anti Semitism considering the vile garbage you continue to spew about Zeldin, his religion and the fact that he supports Israel. You, the one that goes on and on about being "polite".
By Sturgis (242), Southampton on Feb 24, 17 11:30 PM
How have you concluded I am accusing Zeldin of being "anti-semitic" when he is a semite?
My post has nothing to do with Zeldin's religion, rather his surprising dullness, his cowardly work-arounds re: townhalls, and his outsized interest in Israel as opposed to the 1st CD. Somebody dies in Israel and he flies on Air Force One to attend the funeral, Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress and he's the go-to for the post-address interview on cable TV. How is any of this pertinent to his position ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 26, 17 1:50 PM
"LONG LIVE LEE ZELDIN" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"LONG LIVE DONALD TRUMP" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"LONG LIVE THE U.S.A." !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By pw herman (704), southampton on Feb 26, 17 4:58 PM
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At least you got one out of three right PeeWee...LONG LIVE THE USA!!!!
By Toma Noku (579), Southampton on Feb 26, 17 6:43 PM
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Just want to make sure everyone knows there are some democratic congressmen across the country avoiding town halls as well.
By GoldenBoy (324), EastEnd on Feb 24, 17 2:07 PM
Gee, so you libs don't like the things the Republican congressman is doing? Welcome to politics. Too bad. That's how it works. If you were happy, I'd be worried.
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Feb 24, 17 2:36 PM
Character is revealed under stress. This guy was in Iraq but can't handle a bunch of angry senior citizens? Time to turn in your office keys.
By harbor (296), East Hampton on Feb 24, 17 7:23 PM
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Ok there, Aristotle. Hate to break it to you but this is all happening. Nobody is saving you. You should have vetted your candidates better.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Feb 25, 17 6:18 AM
Zeldin is a coward. Why is he hiding under his desk instead of meeting with his constituents? Meeting privately with a select group or having a telephone town hall are not appropriate and are down right insulting to the voters. if zeldin can't stand the heat...get out of Congress!
By citykid (11), east quogue on Feb 25, 17 10:43 AM
Rep Zeldin was writing legislation to present to Congress so that the people of Riverside be assigned a new zip codeThis is very technical work and requires TOTAL concentration.It will be his signature and only legislation prior to his being voted out of office in 2018.ATH please stand bye your country needs you.
By watchdog1 (401), Southampton on Feb 25, 17 11:16 AM
Why don't soros and bloomberg step up, SHY??? They pour money in and back stab when his flunkies lost...
By knitter (870), Southampton on Feb 26, 17 7:50 AM
"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican lawmakers should hold town halls even if that means confronting hundreds of angry progressive constituents.

'Welcome to the real world of responsibility,' Christie told CNN's Jake Tapper on 'State of the Union' Sunday. ...

Now that Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House, they've gotten what they asked for, he said, so they have to accept the consequences, including rowdy protesters at town halls.

'I ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 26, 17 4:24 PM
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Stand your ground Rep. Zeldin!! Thank you for not turning District 1 into a circus.

Liberal Protesters Disrupt Opening Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance at Republican Town Hall BY: Cameron Cawthorne February 24, 2017 2:09 pm

Liberal protesters yelled throughout the opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday during Sen. Bill Cassidy's (R., La.) town hall meeting in Metairie, La.

Cassidy scheduled the town hall to discuss various issues including immigration, health ...more
Feb 27, 17 9:30 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
Edited: Thank you for not permitting District 1 to be turned into a circus.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 27, 17 9:30 AM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Just as did NateNewtown, supra, you justify The Honorable Lee's timorousness by citing an event that has nothing to do with the congressman himself. No matter how mean protesters have been to Republicans elsewhere, nothing remotely approaching the behaviors to which you and NateNewton refer occurred at any Zeldin event.

Rather than being a REASON for The Honorable Lee's cancellation, the protesters served as an EXCUSE for him to avoid a town hall meeting that ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 27, 17 10:29 AM
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As difficult as it may be for some to understand, a national and very well funded campaign intended for the sole purpose of disrupting Town Hall meetings is the reason for the cancellation. Just as Mr. Bishop did, Mr. Zeldin is taking similar and alternative action to hear the constituents (if they even are constituents) views. One needs to look no further than the comments here to clearly see that it's not about hearing views, the goal is the ultimate spectacle that would be created.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 27, 17 12:07 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Quote:

"As difficult as it may be for some to understand, a national and very well funded campaign intended for the sole purpose of disrupting Town Hall meetings is the reason for the cancellation."
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Pure Right-Wing tripe. Completely untrue and utterly unsubstantiatable. A self-serving fabrication composed by duplicitous Republican congressmen to rationalize their craven reluctance to expose themselves ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 27, 17 1:41 PM
Who said anything about protesters being paid? Not me. That said, we DO know they were paid to disrupt campaign events. That said, we DO know Soros and groups he funds have an ideologue agenda and its methods of carrying out disruption are well publicized. I for one don't think the mayhem is an unfunded coincidence nor a grass roots movement, and hmmm, what do you know, examples like the one posted mirror the methods of such well funded groups.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 27, 17 10:05 PM
Please stop with the surprised act, we know they are paid.

It's been proven remember this guy ?
By They call me (2143), southampton on Feb 27, 17 10:25 PM
"In remarks at a press preview of his budget priorities on Monday, President Donald Trump teased the idea that, after working with his team and in consultation with Republican governors, he is nearly ready to unveil his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“We have come up with a solution that’s really, really, I think very good,” he said, before proceeding to say nothing about what that solution looks like. One issue, according to Trump, is that health ...more
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Feb 27, 17 1:56 PM
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Please , We know they are paid, It's been proven.

Or did you forget who this guy is.

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By They call me (2143), southampton on Feb 27, 17 10:27 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Did you even read the cited article? Had you done so, you would have seen that there is NO EVIDENCE for your ignorant BELIEF.

Your opinion that there is "a national and very well funded campaign intended for the sole purpose of disrupting Town Hall meetings" is pure fiction, based on the groundless hearsay of Right-Wing Republican congressmen desperate to find an excuse for the huge numbers of their constituents who have been showing up and criticizing them at ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 28, 17 12:55 AM
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to highhatsize ~
Zeldin is not your Congressman, just as Trump is not your President.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Feb 28, 17 7:51 AM
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Soros has spend millions underwriting Democratic and progressive causes and political campaigns.The very well organized Town Hall campaign effort is no different. Where the money is coming from is really irrelevant. The sole purpose is disruption and publicity, not the sharing of ideas or specifics of issues.













By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 28, 17 8:07 AM
Right! All those thousands ofpeople out there carrying signs are really quite pleased with the machinations of the new administration - they're just out there for the pizza and beer.
By VOS (989), WHB on Feb 28, 17 9:41 AM
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Get real. You can stop wasting your time with your Tourette's Syndrome re: Mr. Soros. As if only the Democrats have mega-contributors. Furthermore, better to focus your outrage on the pols on both sides who are "paid". All Mr. Zeldin's haul (which include a sizeable sum from "Israel interests") are available online. More to the point, however, protesters are out on both sides and are not paid. It's another case of the Republican Twelfth Commandment: "Thou shalt not take responsibility for ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 28, 17 4:40 PM
You can add Shell to the list of companies that accurately predicted climate change decades ago, then spent millions buying public
opinion:


‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger
Public information film unseen for years shows Shell had clear grasp of global warming 26 years ago but has not acted accordingly since, say critics

Film warned of climate change ‘at rate faster than at any time since end of the ice age’
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Feb 28, 17 6:54 PM
An organization partnered with far-left groups that calls itself the Revolutionary Love Project distributed an actual script with anti-Trump talking points for citizens to use when meeting with constituents in town halls, including during last week’s Congressional recess.
The script provides word-for-word language suggestions that accuse the Trump administration of “xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia.” It asks activists to use the descriptors to petition their representatives ...more
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Feb 28, 17 2:40 PM
[expletive deleted] hypocrite.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Feb 28, 17 6:56 PM
The actual script recommends that activists say the following in stages:

Stage 1: Who You Are. My name is ______ and I’m a resident of _______. Add a description of your connection to the community.

Stage 2: Your Concerns. I am particularly concerned about the Administration’s efforts to target and criminalize immigrants, refugees and people entering our country from Muslim-majority countries. I want you as a representative of our district to understand the impact ...more
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Feb 28, 17 2:43 PM
to even flow:

Another vacuous (plagiarized, as usual) article from the extremist news manufactory, "breitbart", trotted out today in an attempt to legitimize pusillanimous Right-Wing congressmen's claims that a secret cabal is funding and fomenting the protests at their town hall meetings.

It doesn't.

It starts out by denigrating (without, of course, any substantiation) "The Revolutionary Love Project" as a "left-wing organization". (In reality, The Revolutionary Love ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Feb 28, 17 3:54 PM
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Hitler went after the source. He never addressed the veracity of the content.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Mar 1, 17 5:18 AM
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highhatsize,Mets fan, Mr. Z, SH_Res , Phil,

Lets all get together behind President Trump and Make America Great Again !
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 1, 17 10:59 AM
Yes UD, let's all get together behind Trump, just like the republicans got together behind Obama.
By bird (627), Sag Harbor on Mar 1, 17 11:20 AM
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Its different Trumps truing to fix what Obama broke
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Mar 1, 17 11:41 AM
It really is as simple as following the money. This Congressional recess was apparently dubbed "Resistance Recess" by MoveOn... another Soros funded group which provides handy tips for Bird Dogging elected official, among so many other despicable tactics.

Soros' funding may not go directly to its ultimate purpose, but will go initially to those who carry out the ideologue agenda. In the case of the example cited by even flow,the script ends with contact information for two heavily financed ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Feb 28, 17 9:55 PM
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Historic Speech

MAGA President Trump
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Feb 28, 17 11:57 PM
Show me the money.
By VOS (989), WHB on Mar 1, 17 12:40 AM
Here Are Trump’s 5 Biggest Lies During The First 30 Minutes Of His Address To Congress

By Jason Easley on Tue, Feb 28th, 2017 at 9:44 pm

Here are the five biggest lies that President Trump told during the first 30 minutes of his address to Congress


Here are the five biggest lies that President Trump told during the first 30 minutes of his address to Congress:

1). Trump said, “We have withdrawn the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 6:40 AM
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"Democrats should have become worried tonight" Van Jones on Donald Trump's address to congress

I am waiting for the Breaking News: Van Jones fired for giving legitimacy to Trump - Via CNN
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 1, 17 12:28 AM
Ask a lib what they didn't like about the speech. They won't be able to answer.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Mar 1, 17 5:17 AM
Most likely they would say his pathological lying.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 6:42 AM
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Donald Trump fact check: Almost every big claim he made in his Joint Address to Congress was false

Much of the speech was focused on rhetoric and policy commitments, but it included a huge range of false claims

By Andrew Griffin


Donald Trump has completed his first ever speech to Congress as President. And almost every major claim made in it appeared to be false.

He appeared to wrongly claim that he was responsible for a vast reduction in the price of the ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 6:45 AM
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"appeared" no facts. and no guy named andrew griffin has the facts. there is no such thing as fact checking. there exists no single repository of ''the facts''. save yourself. step off the back of the garbage truck. fumes.
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Mar 1, 17 6:54 AM
this was an amazing, uplifting, visionary speech. It was one of the best speeches in my lifetime. those who say it was dark or poor I feel sorry for them. those people are looking for dark where there was light. they are looking for despair where there is hope. americas better days are in front of us and trump set a road to those better days.

like it or not, he became the president tonight.
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 1, 17 11:46 AM
He was fact checked my multiple news outlets.

Even the Boston Globe confirmed the speech for what it was.

A steaming pile of LIES.

Denial is an ugly stench...
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 7:15 PM
Come on Mr. Z., at least give him some credit for delivering his lies in a more positive and presidential way. At least he dropped the negative vibe that characterized his campaign and inaugural address. Who cares about the accuracy of his statements? Not important.
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 1, 17 7:31 PM
Come on Mr. Z., at least give him some credit for delivering his lies in a more positive and presidential way. At least he dropped the negative vibe that characterized his campaign and inaugural address. Who cares about the accuracy of his statements? Not important.
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 1, 17 7:31 PM
Yeah, looking at just the first claim alone, I'll save myself the trouble of looking closer at the others. Fact is, the National Academy says a lot of things on the topic of Immigration. I don't know of which report Andrew Griffin is referencing, because the POTUS didn't reference any report. Here is one thing the National Academy of Sciences has stated, easily found online.

•Turning to the fiscal impact, immigrants do not pay enough in taxes to cover their consumption of public ...more
Mar 1, 17 8:17 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
Just found the NAS report. The item I cited is from a Center for Immigration Studies piece, titled "National Academy of Sciences Study of Immigration: Workers and Taxpayers Lose, Businesses Benefit" By CIS September 2016
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 1, 17 8:17 AM
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a conservative think tank. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated it an anti-immigrant hate group. Why should we believe any "facts" laid out by this group?

Doesn't help your case when you cite sources that are clearly biased.
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 1, 17 9:22 AM
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If you say so. I was focused on the multitude of findings that came out of the actual report, citing even a $299 billion "drain" and fiscal impact being larger than fiscal benefit. Good luck finding an unbiased source these days (right Mr. Z?). A better approach would seem to be to rely the facts and figures as best as they can be found.
Mar 1, 17 9:30 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
"Doesn't help your case when you cite sources that are clearly biased." I'll assume this is both directed to myself and those calling out the "lies" in last nights speech.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 1, 17 9:30 AM
PELOSI PAIN AS DONALD DAZZLES...
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 1, 17 10:57 AM
SH_Res:
Not only does the Southern Poverty Law Center have a liberal stance, they actually just do not consider or research leftist domestic-terror or hate groups.

Doesn't help your case when you cite sources that are clearly biased.
By loading... (510), quiogue on Mar 1, 17 11:36 AM
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loading...: Sure. Even if you take away the point I made about SPLC designating CIS a hate group, it is still widely recognized as a conservative think tank. Anything coming out of CIS is clearly going to be biased.
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 1, 17 12:55 PM
The study the POTUS mentioned ("According to the National Academy of Sciences, our current immigration system costs America's taxpayers many billions of dollars a year") didn't come out of CIS, it came out of the National Academy of Sciences. CIS referenced the study, NAS conducted the study. The facts are what they are, and there is a multitude of conclusions in the report least of which is the one the POTUS correctly made and which places more in question the original post contradicting the voracity ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 2, 17 7:49 AM
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Jon Stewart To Media: Time To Get Your Groove Back; Maybe Take Up Journalism As A Hobby
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 1, 17 9:20 AM
What's overlooked is that besides his expertise at the CON, trump is a practiced PERFORMER who collects a 6-figure annual Screen Actors Guild pension with something like 22 acting credits. What was presented last night was a piece of performance art. Nothing more.
For anyone who lacks the attention span or comprehension required for sequential paragraphs of context, the bottom line of (conservative Republican) David Frum's piece is that without correction of the Three Failures inherent ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 1, 17 12:32 PM
bitter grapes
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 1, 17 3:45 PM
Holy Spray Tan Batman !

Dow 21,000 , The confidence in our new leadership is showing.

Stocks Race to Another Record High After President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Watching Pelosi, Washer Woman Shultz and Warren last night was ever so satisfying! Nobody on the left was (or is) prepared for what MAGA looks like at full speed!
Mar 1, 17 3:53 PM appended by Ditch Bum
Hey Junzy , When will you realize the media did not make Donald Trump, So they can't destroy him.
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 1, 17 3:53 PM
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Latina vs. Luntz Group: " I Came Legally To U.S. To Work, Others Sneeking In Are Coming And Immediately Seeking Welfare And Not Working They Should Not Be Allowed To Stay."

She's a firecracker - a keeper immigrant if there ever was one.

My friends wife worked as a bilingual public school teacher for five years so I can tell you she's right, the majority of these illegals are using the idiotic Anchor Baby provision to scam welfare. It really is disgusting to hear up-close and ...more
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 1, 17 7:03 PM
Not a lie, 'cause Trump ain't shooting off his lying yap flaps about it.


Donald Trump tried to sneak out signing a pretty shocking new law without people noticing

By Mikey Smith
UPDATED 17:25, 1 MAR 2017


The President published photographs of him signing nearly every new law and executive order he's pushed through. But not this one

Donald Trump signed into law a bill scrapping gun regulations introduced after the Sandy Hook massacre yesterday, without ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 7:18 PM
Good Job Trump
Mar 1, 17 9:22 PM appended by They call me
Back to Videos Jamiel Shaw's Father On Democrats And Immigration: "You Just Ignore Them, Like They Do Me" Posted By Ian Schwartz On Date March 1, 2017 Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, reacts to Democrats booing President Trump over immigration at his address to a joint session of Congress. "What do they want? They don't want nothing but division, bickering. And they don't want to solve no problems. They don't want to help kids, or husbands, or family members that's been murdered by illegals. I mean just the way they did that was so disrespectful, but it's bigger than them. You just keep on moving. You just ignore them, like they do me," Shaw said on Wednesday
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 1, 17 9:22 PM
The State of Our Union Is Debased

Donald Trump’s speech to Congress was just another reflection of his defilement of our institutions.

By Michelle Goldberg


oward the end of Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, he called out to the widow of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL who died Jan. 29 in Yemen, killed in a raid Trump ordered. Earlier on Tuesday the president shrugged off ...more
Mar 1, 17 7:24 PM appended by Mr. Z
Trump uses dead soldier's widow as a prop in joint address, even though he was most likely responsible for soldier's death. Soldier's father agrees.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 7:24 PM
President Trump's speech was positive and pro America, no wonder our little leftists are melting down.
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 1, 17 9:26 PM
Allegedly so were Joe McCarthy's.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 11:17 PM
Seems Its the DemocRats that have now become Joe McCarthy. Priceless!

Republicans in congress need to stop playing the game and move on with the work. There is a lot to do and they seem fine wasting their time on this garbage.

"if you're explaining, you're losing"

- Reagan
Mar 2, 17 11:40 AM appended by joe hampton
This Sessions witch hunt is fake news in an attempt to shift the focus from President Trump’s Historic speech in hope that nobody noticed democRats juvenile behavior in general, and specifically the disrespect for a fallen Navy SEAL and his wife.
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Mar 2, 17 11:40 AM
@editor @admin @shpress @all

You idiots (yes all of you) are really killing this comments section. Do you all like repeating talking points that you've heard on TV (left and right) day after day?

Are you satisfied with the repetition ? Is it comfortable yet? Do you think you're all going to solve something here? Debate is great when it actually happens, but it's not happening here. Go out into the town(s) and talk to people getting coffee in the morning (or dont) In any case, ...more
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 1, 17 9:41 PM
Wow! He didn't act like a toddler last night. He held it together for a whole hour and read a speech someone else wrote. He's SO presidential!
By Arnold Timer (271), Sag Harbor on Mar 1, 17 9:48 PM
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Just to reiterate:
editor @admin @shpress @all

You idiots (yes all of you) are really killing this comments section. Do you all like repeating talking points that you've heard on TV (left and right) day after day?

Are you satisfied with the repetition ? Is it comfortable yet? Do you think you're all going to solve something here? Debate is great when it actually happens, but it's not happening here. Go out into the town(s) and talk to people getting coffee in the morning (or ...more
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 1, 17 9:49 PM
Don't worry adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp Fascism and censorship is alive and well.

War on Comments: Google Just Built an A.I To Censor The Web, And The Media Is Celebrating

Further and ever downward they continue to dig to find the ultimate "safe space", unaware it's called a grave.
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 2, 17 12:11 AM
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LoL, you think i'm talking about censorship? You think that a comments section has anything to do with the freedom of speech?

I'll pray for you.
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 2, 17 11:17 AM
Keep on hatin Arnold.
By dnice (1985), Hampton Bays on Mar 3, 17 10:05 PM
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We got ourselves a lying Attorney General----now isn't that special?
Vise tightening.
No sleep for our Comrade-in-Chief tonite.......
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 1, 17 10:14 PM
"News: Turns out Conservatives were right, there is a mysterious billionaire spending millions around the world to implement his nefarious agenda. Fark: He is also conservative and had a hand in Brexit and Trump's victory"

Source: france24.com

Mysterious US billionaire played crucial role in Trump, Brexit victories

The secretive US billionaire Robert Mercer played a crucial role in the United Kingdom’s campaign to leave the European Union, as well as US President ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 1, 17 11:26 PM
... If Trump was caught of film walking on water,

The media headline would read

" Breaking News President Trump Cannot Swim ! "


By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 1, 17 11:59 PM
. . . and that's why the left suffers from "shrinkage".
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 2, 17 7:58 AM
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STOCKS ROAR!
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 2, 17 12:12 AM
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So did the Twenties.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 2, 17 7:05 AM
No need to worry about this trivial Sessions boolschiddt / FAKE NEWS !

It seems Mr Sessions did have two conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak... But not to worry It was on the Tarmac under the wing of a MiG-35 Fulcrum-F and they were only discussing golf and his grandchildren !

Trump should continue MAGA like a heat seeking missile... and destroy the leakers... DRAIN THE SWAMP !
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Mar 2, 17 11:34 AM
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Pull Sessions and Nominate Cruz.

Game Over
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 2, 17 11:46 AM
The liberal media is pulling out all the stops in their misguided effort to bring down the Trump Administration. By showing such unmitigated bias they are losing whatever modicum of credibility they once had.
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 2, 17 12:10 PM
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NEW BOMBSHELL: Jared Kushner and Mike Flynn met with the Russians in December

David Ferguson
02 MAR 2017 AT 16:49 ET

Pres. Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and disgraced former National Security Adviser Gen. Mike Flynn met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December between Trump’s election and his inauguration.

The White House made the stunning admission less than an hour after Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions recused himself from investigations ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 2, 17 6:28 PM
Your " bombshell" is a dud
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 2, 17 8:36 PM
BBC:

White House 'was warned over Michael Flynn's Russia contact'
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 2, 17 10:39 PM
russia is not the problem radical islam is the problem
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 2, 17 4:37 PM
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Washington Free Beacon:

Valerie Jarrett Is Moving Into Barack Obama's New DC Home
By loading... (510), quiogue on Mar 3, 17 1:38 AM
yes i saw, wtf
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 3, 17 9:07 AM
Is what it always was
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Mar 3, 17 5:48 PM
Bunch of sore loser hypocrites on a witch hunt, Did any Obama officials ever recuse themselves ? NO !

Did Susan Rice resign after lying on TV 4 times about a video? Did Eric Holder resign after being held in contempt of Congress? Did Timothy Geithner resign over unpaid taxes? Did AG Lorettea Lynch resigned after meeting Bill Clinton for nearly an hr under an airplane during the investigation of HC.

You see a trend here right? DEMS GET A FREE PASS! I am sick of Republicans being ...more
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 2, 17 4:47 PM
You nailed it !
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 3, 17 5:50 PM
HYPOCRISY: 7X More Coverage for Sessions Debacle than Holder Contempt
By Mike Ciandella and Rich Noyes | March 3, 2017 | 4:36 PM EST

If you ever doubted that the media see the news through a partisan prism, consider this: in less than two days, ABC, CBS and NBC devoted nearly 7 times as much coverage to Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador in his role as a U.S. Senator than they did when then-Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress in June 2012.

On ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 3, 17 5:53 PM
Only 7 X more ?

I think it must be double that number by now !

How do these people sleep at night
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 3, 17 5:55 PM
The Dem's are grasping at straws with attack on Jeff Sessions

The Jeff Sessions attack is a nothingburger

Let’s be honest. It is not a coincidence that within twenty four hours of Donald Trump giving a well received speech to congress that the New York Times runs a hit job on Jeff Sessions to distract from it, particularly after admitting the Obama Administration has been behind much of this disruption.

Stay Calm And Make America Great Again !
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 2, 17 8:35 PM
New York Times had originally planned a head line that read....

"Trump to Enforce the Law"

But the editors were worried it might be to disturbing for there readers!
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 2, 17 8:59 PM
The people of america and the people of russia have decided to be friends. we have much in common and do not care much about our governments posturing. yes Puten is a problem, but he is one man. unlike radical islam where they all want us dead!
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 2, 17 8:55 PM
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On Friday afternoon, President Trump tweeted an image of Senator Chuck Schumer standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. It depicts the two men seemingly cordially holding coffee and donuts.

Donald J. Trump @ real DonaldTrump

We should start an immediate investigation into SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!
12:54 PM - 3 Mar 2017
42,820 42,820 Retweets 110,553 110,553 likes

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa President Trump ...more
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 3, 17 9:47 PM
Question ? If Russia is the "GREAT ENEMY" that Mr Z, Hat Head, Junez, SH Res, Little Arnold Timer and the rest of the libs want us to believe they are....

Then what is to be said of the URANIUM GIVEAWAY to the RUSSIANS, to our "GREAT ENEMY" , by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Fake President Barack Hussein Obama II , in exchange for tens of millions of dollars in BRIBES to Clintons Tax Free Retirement Foundation, THIS IS THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL SCANDAL IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!!!

But ...more
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 3, 17 10:02 PM
to They call me:

Quote:

"Question ? If Russia is the "GREAT ENEMY" ... Then what is to be said of the URANIUM GIVEAWAY to the RUSSIANS, to our "GREAT ENEMY" , by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... etc."
-------------------------------------------------

What is to be SAID is that your allegation is just as much a lie (proven so by Snopes) today as it was over a year ago when it was first raised.

Here we see the essence of Right-Wing propaganda in action: ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 3, 17 10:55 PM
no mr. hat, eric holder committed perjury, bill clinton committed perjury, hillary clinton committed perjury,

mr. sessions on the other hand is in the middle of a soft coup attempt by the democrats with the help of a trail left behind by the obama administration and financed by george soros

tuesday night, the wash. post published a story that said then-senator sessions met with the russian ambassador twice last year. and so what ?

but if you were listening closely, the ...more
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 3, 17 11:18 PM
I heard a crackpot hypothesis about natural resource exploitation in the Ukraine...
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 4, 17 12:30 AM
to Erin 27 E:

Quote:

"tuesday night, the wash. post published a story that said then-senator sessions met with the russian ambassador twice last year. and so what ?"
---------------------------------------------

"There's nothing inappropriate with a senator meeting with the Russian ambassador. There is something very inappropriate to dramatically mislead Congress." - Senator Charles Schumer (press conference, March 2, 2017)
--------------------------------------------
...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 4, 17 12:02 AM
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Erin I applaud your perception of what Hat Head obviously missed

"but if you were listening closely, the ...more question was in reference to the trump campaign, not the former senator's other duties.

today in a press conference, the attorney general reiterated that. He was answering the russian question in the context of the trump campaign.

he said or did nothing wrong, told the truth and to prove it is recusing himself from the case"
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Mar 4, 17 3:01 AM
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Attended a talk by Congressman Zeldin yesterday at the Ronkonkoma Marriott. It was informative and very interesting. There were no protesters or disruptions.
By KevinLuss (352), SH on Mar 4, 17 7:31 AM
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to joe hampton:

In reality, the question put to Sessions by Senator Franken was prompted by a CNN story that claimed that the intelligence community had presented President Trump with documents showing that Russian operative had obtained damaging personal and financial information about him; documents that also showed that "[t]here was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government."

Sessions reply ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 4, 17 9:39 AM
"The question put to Sessions by Senator Franken was prompted BY A CNN STORY". Collusion between the fake news outlet CNN and the Democrat Party , AGAIN!!! Awesome.
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 4, 17 12:23 PM
i am still waiting for nancy pelosi to condemn the sexist joke about kellyanne conway, democrats are vile disgusting hypocrites. strong women are leading and they spit venom at them. how ignorant. they would rather have have pedophile Lena Dunham as a leader...... there is something wrong with dems
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 5, 17 11:04 AM
And nothing "wrong" with a world-class liar like Conway who for a dollar will drink motor oil and call it chocolate syrup? Someone so "vile", she was in essence banned from the airwaves, and now apparently on a remedial PR tour? May take awhile, but the jig will eventually be up for all of the liars, traitors, and conspiracists in the Trump swamp. Any poets out there who noticed that "jig" rhymes with "brig"?
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 5, 17 12:21 PM
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So looks like we have another entry in the pantheon of pathological Trump lies......

Mar 5
Former Director of National Intelligence disputes Trump’s wiretap claim
Trump Tower was not under phone surveillance by the FBI, Clapper said.

The former Director of National Intelligence refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that Barack Obama personally ordered an illegal wiretap of Trump Tower in 2016, saying on Sunday he wasn’t aware of any wiretaps at Trump’s ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 5, 17 12:23 PM
You know what will be the dems final demise? You all spew nothing but hate. No positive thinking at all.
By Taz (285), East Quogue on Mar 5, 17 12:25 PM
Right.

Because the KKK are Democrats these days.

LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 6, 17 8:21 PM

These Five Trump Cabinet Members Made False Statements to Congress

Posted on Mar 5, 2017

By Eric Umansky and Marcelo Rochabrun / ProPublica



Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Gage Skidmore / flickr) (CC-BY-SA)

As most of the world knows by now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not tell the truth when he was asked during his confirmation hearings about contacts with Russian officials.

But Sessions isn’t the only one. At least four ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 5, 17 1:02 PM
to Taz:

Quote:

"You know what will be the dems final demise? You all spew nothing but hate. No positive thinking at all."
-----------------------------------------------------

It's hard to find "positive thoughts" about serial liars, particularly if the serial liar in question is the Attorney General of the United States.

Nonetheless, I have found one (a resonating one) - - - Resign, Jeff Sessions - - - for the sake of your country and for the preservation ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 6, 17 4:08 AM
"Time For Small-Thinking Is Over" ~ President Donald J. Trump
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 6, 17 8:36 AM
TED CRUZ ON DECK FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL !
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 6, 17 9:24 AM
At least he's not paranoid about his hands anymore.

At least not publicly.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 6, 17 8:20 PM
In Scary New Normal, Obama Is Nixon and Up Is Down Margaret Carlson, Daily Beast

Mark Levin: Mark Levin: "The Evidence Is Overwhelming" That Obama Administration Spied On Trump

Chris Wallace vs. Dem Sen. Coons: McCarthyism to Accuse Trump Of Russian Collusion, Where Is Evidence?

Obama's Spying Is a Big Problem for Democrats Roger L. Simon, PJ Media
Mar 6, 17 9:16 AM appended by 27dan
ABC's Martha Raddatz head Obama Cheerleader In Denial Again
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 6, 17 9:16 AM
to 27dan:

Right-Wing propagandists attempt to muddy the waters to obscure Sessions' perjury. - - - Utterly baseless Trump allegations of wiretapping challenged. - - - The resemblance of the current White House to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" noted.

Thanks, 27dan. Interesting stuff (if unflattering to your idol.)
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 6, 17 11:11 AM
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Sessions is guilty of perjury but the allegations of wiretapping are utterly baseless.

Meanwhile, you fancy yourself an objective thinker.

Your benightedness is only surpassed by your unfounded pompicity.
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Mar 6, 17 12:05 PM
RUSSIAN INFLUENCE !

Press ignores recording of an extremely suggestive, impossible to ignore remark made by Trump to Russian president Medvedev when he thought the mike was off. "I can be more flexible after the election."

Oh wait .....
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 6, 17 7:41 PM
Did you perhaps mean "pomposity"?

Do we need more proof the "right wing" is the party of stupid?
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 6, 17 8:19 PM
"the world is a dangerous place to live ; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it "
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 6, 17 10:00 PM
Watching the leftists here spew hatred and fake news just shows that they are fast becoming irrelevant and are in the death throes of extinction. Cue JuneZ in 3--2--1---------
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 6, 17 12:59 PM
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Please, spare us.

The only serious consistent display of juvenility, name calling, and ad hominem statements come from the "right wing" on these boards.

If you ain't insulting, you ain't posting.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 6, 17 8:18 PM
Sure
By Sturgis (242), Southampton on Mar 6, 17 9:54 PM
impeccable timing JuneZ, awesome
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 7, 17 8:07 PM
I just hear that 'fake news' is a thing! Can you believe it?
'leftist's : oh my!
'alt-right': oh my!

Wait until you idiots all start polluting local politics. Stay on the internet please (all of you)
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 6, 17 1:15 PM
Farkedty, Fark, Fark; Fark Fark...
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 6, 17 8:16 PM
The extent of the coup to hijack the government of the USA by Soros, The Media and Hollywood was massive and apparently even far more extensive then we even knew about before the election. There needs to be some serious sanctions put into enforcement against the the radical left to prevent this kind of illegal activity from happening again in the future. They only way is for Trump to lockup Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, Barack Obama, the former Attorney General, the heads of the intelligence agencies ...more
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 6, 17 7:24 PM
It had to be the Russians....that's the only way Cankles could have lost, after all every " far left expert on this site " said she was going to win big.remember June ? hhs ? The fact she was the worst candidate in history and a crimanal had nothing to do with her losing,

The story I see developing is that the Obama administration was spying on Trump during the election and when Hillary lost they had to cover their tracks by falsely claiming Trump was colluding with Russia.

By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 6, 17 7:47 PM
Or maybe this country is dumber than Drumpf.

If I didn't know better, it's like he's asking to be fired...
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 6, 17 8:15 PM
Or maybe the Dem's are sore losers and corrupt
Mar 6, 17 9:17 PM appended by Ditch Bum
Make America great again PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP !
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 6, 17 9:17 PM
But yet Trump's popularity has risen. People are finally realizing the fallacy of the Democrat party... You know, the Deplorables as coined by Hillary or the "stupidity of the American voter" as told by Gruber who admitted "it" being critical to selling the lies of Obamacare and now the "dumb country" by none other than you Mr. Z.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 6, 17 9:20 PM
oh yaaaa, love It ! love It ! love It !

PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP !

MEGA!

DRAIN THE SWAMP !
Mar 6, 17 9:22 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
If you believe Trump will win, you live in a very special place. Does Santa still come and does the Easter Bunny leave you chocolate bunnies? Good Grief man, look at the facts. By But I'm a blank! (1221), Hampton Bays on Oct 18, 16 1:48 PM
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 6, 17 9:22 PM
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Niceee... lol
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Mar 6, 17 9:25 PM
Your correct Mr. S... I just read this on a different national news sites comments board and It received about 840 likes in two hours so far

These deep state Obama appointees, should be under arrest as traitors to our presidential administration and our country.

Starting with the former liar and thief himself...

The modus operandi of OFA (Barry's new Organizing for Action) spawns right out of Obama’s support and firm beliefs in Marxism and his only notable achievement ...more
By joe hampton (2906), On Vacation on Mar 6, 17 9:29 PM
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And Trump is any better? DOJ discrimination lawuits, bankrupt casinos, violating gaming laws, alleged criminal business ties, the endless P.T. Barnum spinning in his grave showmanship, and the pathological lying that goes with it.

There are already scathing reviews of the recently unveiled replacement for the ACA. Seven years later and it's been said it's no better, and possibly worse.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 6, 17 10:39 PM
No government penalties forcing people to buy somthing they do not want, The goverment cant tell you how much or how little to buy, A husband and wife can qualify as a group again and get group rate and quality network insurance without being punished for being married, No intrusive anti 2nd amendment questions that get added to a government data base. Competition across state lines.....

No better, really ? put down the pipe Mr Z
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 6, 17 11:55 PM
You sure are a blank!
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 7, 17 9:28 AM
Mr Z ~ Trump is not your President, so stop the incessant whining.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 7, 17 3:44 PM
Not only no better, far worse. Premiums and health care costs will soar b/c millions now covered won't be able to afford coverage. Medicare to be severely weakened. Poor and middle class worse off, and elderly will suffer most. Subsidies not enough to buy insurance --a 60 year-old who was getting $10,000 will now get $6,000. As for penalties, if you let your insurance--the insurance you can't afford---lapse, it will cost you 30% more to re-up. No chance of passage.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 7, 17 8:31 PM
Rand Paul called it "ObamaCare Lite".

Would you prefer 20 million with no insurance?
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 7, 17 10:43 PM
how low has obama gone to tap phones during the very sacred election process. this is far worse than watergate. those who have pillaged our country for so long, will say or do anything to stop president trump he needs to fire everyone related to the obama administration. and pressure out comely
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 6, 17 10:07 PM
Erin,
Just for the heck of it, any proof other than what the Grand L'Orange has said? Anything?
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 2:16 PM
If you believe Trump will win, you live in a very special place. Does Santa still come and does the Easter Bunny leave you chocolate bunnies? Good Grief man, look at the facts. By But I'm a blank! (1221), Hampton Bays on Oct 18, 16 1:48 PM

...Proof your not the sharpest tool in the shed
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 7, 17 6:25 PM
Were you attempting to address me? Trump will win what?
Mar 7, 17 6:39 PM appended by But I'm a blank!
OK, I'll give that to you. Now are you standing in for Erin? Got ANYTHING reliable that backs up his claims?
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 6:39 PM
And so far as sharp tools go.......it's "you're" not your. Ask any 4th grader.
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 9:11 PM
Behold the total ignorance of this woman thinking a president can order electronic surveillance on an American citizen.

And notice how the Liar-in-Chief and his mouthpiece Spicer have slinked away from Dump's outrageous charge. President Obama should sue his fat ass.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 7, 17 9:14 PM
Behold Juney B, the front runner for 2017 troll of the year.
By dnice (1985), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 10:03 PM
OK, your turn dnice, can you back up ANYTHING that Pres Trump claimed in regards to this? Anything reliable will do, thank you.
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 10:06 PM
Hello? Got anything?
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 10, 17 10:59 AM
What does me having ANYTHING to say to back up Trump have to do with Juney B being a troll?
By dnice (1985), Hampton Bays on Mar 10, 17 8:37 PM
The same people that were shocked when Hillary lost still don't get it.
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 7, 17 9:37 AM
Trump keeps setting these guys up and they still keep taking the bait.You would have thought by now they would know better.This will be a smack-down of enormous proportions. even if a wire tap cant be directly pinned on obama...That really is not the point the fact is Obama admin surveiled the private conversations of not only a American citizen but a man running for the presidency all in order take the opposing party down.Oh you want investigations democrats.Yea your going to be investigated. Press ...more
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 7, 17 9:40 AM
No, joe, that IS the point. The President of the United States has claimed that Pres Obama has used the power of his office to "bug" or wiretap then candidate Trump. THAT, sir, is nothing short of despicable behavior.
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 10:19 PM
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Trump is a genius. Congress will now investigate Obama, Hillary, and the deep state. Wikileaks will start feeding us nuggets, again. Sessions will start flipping the leakers. People will do time for treason. We will learn that Obama's change to OE 12333 17 days before the end of his term allowing distribution of raw tap data to 16 agencies was, indeed, a plan to undermine the Trump administration. It will backfire on him.

Levin, no dummy, has laid out a compelling case using, ironically, ...more
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 7, 17 9:44 AM
Can you clarify that? My google search of EO 12333 refers to a EO signed by Pres Reagan in 1981.
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 2:19 PM
Diregard, got it. Now just what do you think this EO does?
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 7, 17 2:20 PM
Read a piece from The Atlantic.

Rather informative. Totally opposite point of view:

Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

It could be to prevent Trump from extending them even more.

The Obama administration made it easier for the NSA to share information with other intelligence agencies, just weeks before the inauguration.

Kaveh Waddell Jan. 13, 2017
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 7, 17 10:27 PM
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By harbor (296), East Hampton on Mar 7, 17 11:23 AM
to joe hampton:

Febrile dreams.

Trump is lying. There was no wiretapping.

"Deep state" is a concoction of Far-Right fringe-dwellers. It doesn't exist outside of their imaginations.

Trump and his minions are raising up a nonsensical Fantasyland that they prefer to reality.

God help us.
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 7, 17 12:16 PM
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The closer the Feds get to closing in, the more fetid the Levin/Limbaugh/Savage fever swamp where these poor, pitiful brainwashed denizens reside becomes, and the "Deep State" they deride is what sends out their social security checks and prevents forest fires. The swamp dwellers just too dense to realize.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 7, 17 12:40 PM
HHS & BUG ~ Trump is not your President, so stop worrying about him.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 7, 17 2:24 PM
Too hard for HHS to face reality. Easier to proclaim that none of it is real. Lol.
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Mar 7, 17 1:13 PM
The leftist meltdown continues
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 7, 17 8:11 PM
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Who can blame the Far-Righters on this forum for preferring belief to fact?

They are merely imitating their devotional idol.

While this may be a comforting psychological balm for the ignorami, it is catastrophic as a strategy for dealing with real life. (As, unhappily, our country sees daily with every new fact-free pronouncement from The Donald.)
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 7, 17 8:38 PM
I've always been amazed at such intellectual laziness veiled as intellectual.
Mar 7, 17 10:38 PM appended by Mr. Snerdley
How Trump Wins Twitter Everyone knows he’s the best on social media. Here’s why. "A statement of fact, a knock to his rivals’ credibility, and an emotional outburst: bump, set, spike." By Amanda Hess
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 7, 17 10:38 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Quote:

"How Trump Wins Twitter Everyone knows he’s the best on social media"
--------------------------------------------------

In the years to come, there will undoubtedly be innumerable occasions that will cause us all to wish that he had run for president of Twitter instead of POTUS, the lies about Russian connections and wiretapping being but an insignificant prelude.
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 8, 17 8:44 AM
JOBS GO BOOM !

Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February


By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 8, 17 10:07 AM
Blah blah...BOOM!
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 8, 17 11:17 AM
B A B O O M !

MAGA !
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 8, 17 11:52 AM
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By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 8, 17 10:12 AM
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By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 8, 17 10:30 AM
Sorry I don't speak red ink adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp ? Like i used to tell
Phill , stay calm and use your words
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 8, 17 10:43 AM
Obama weaponized the IRS to silence people that didn't share Central Command's beliefs. Of course he used the NSA and CIA in the same way while blaming it on Russia.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Mar 8, 17 10:51 AM
to Undocumented Democrat:

"JOBS GO BOOM !

Trump's first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February"
--------------------------------------------

- - - which unofficial estimate, if borne out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' official findings, would result in the unemployment rate ticking down by .1% to 4.7%, the level that it was in December, 2016 at the end of the robust economic expansion attributable ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 8, 17 11:00 AM
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Oh please Hat stop fluffing for a failed presidency "Let's hope that he straightens out and is able to at least MATCH his predecessor's splendid record." Can you say that with a straight face ?

Like Obama cares splendid record ? Again laughable at best. lets look at some facts from Real Clear Politics.

In January of 2009, the labor participation rate was 65.7% (at least one metric that isn’t better now than when he took office) and the unemployment rate was 7.8%. Were the ...more
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 8, 17 11:42 AM
OMG is that Obama or Nixon


haaaaaa
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 8, 17 2:33 PM
Yes, its very hard to tell them apart these days.
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 8, 17 2:46 PM
i just read it took three cops and a chemical spray to subdue the son of sen. tim kaine, hillarys running mate on saturday after he was identified as one of the protesters who used fireworks to disrupt a rally in support of president trump at the minnesota state capitol. shocking
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 8, 17 2:38 PM
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Mr. Kane and his cohorts are not liberals, they are anarchists. The progressives in this country and on this board are showing there true colors, the radical left has become truly unhinged. All they have is unadulterated hate and violence mixed with a healthy dose of denial and incoherence.
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 8, 17 2:43 PM
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to joe hampton (& loading...,local 84,They call me,Erin 27 E , & Ditch Bum):

FACTS - - - They are kryptonite to the Far-Right.

The Official Unemployment Rate declined by 52% by the end of President Obama’s tenancy. That is just one of the FACTS that your fanatical beliefs prevents them from accepting.

(Note that the “‘Official’ Unemployment Rate” is the measure that the economists and statisticians of the Bureau of Labor Statistics [i.e. ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 9, 17 9:12 AM
The simple fact is that the relatively healthy state of the economy (and that is significantly debatable when officially measured productivity growth was just crawling along, despite sporadic stronger reports) today is entirely in spite of economic initiatives of President Obama and the Democratic Party ALONE (just look at the U6 number which accounts for the under class of part time workers Obama created). Senate and House Republicans, by contrast, have been the only checks and balances (and that ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 9, 17 9:31 AM
to Mr. Snerdley:

More scrambling by another Right-Winger attempting to diminish President Obama's sterling achievement in cutting the Official Unemployment Rate by 52%. This time by introducing U6 data (another "alternative" measurement that the Right so loves.) One would imagine that the expert economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics took this index into consideration when deciding that the "Official" Unemployment Rate is the most accurate and impartial measurement ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 9, 17 11:16 AM
I'm pretty sure a multitude of economic indicators exists for a reason, as unpleasant as that may be for some to acknowledge. Context is always important in a complex world. The experts, other than the self proclaimed, give credence to that conclusion even if they would also agree that unemployment is lower as a result of ARRA. No real surprise there. Translation: You throw enough money at a problem, and sure, some good will come from it.

Conveniently I think, you're gleaming on to the ...more
Mar 9, 17 12:02 PM appended by Mr. Snerdley
"But the stimulus would fail on its own terms." Obama's Stimulus, Five Years Later / Not much growth, but a new costume for Bobber the Water Safety Dog. WSJ By JAMES FREEMAN Updated Feb. 17, 2014 7:48 a.m. ET
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 9, 17 12:02 PM
I am far from the far right. Im jus a basment dweller!
Mar 9, 17 1:02 PM appended by local 84
We got what we deserved High Hat Size when we put up a corrupt hack as our nominee and tried to pull the biggest fast one in hiztory! Bernie 2020 !
By local 84 (300), riverhead on Mar 9, 17 1:02 PM
Mr. Snerdley:

Yes, indeed, Mr. Snerdley, "context" IS important, but it is NOT "substance". (Just to be clear, "substance" would the "The Official Unemployment Rate" and "context" would be "anything relating to it that one might find relevant [or not"].)

Moreover, one cannot help but notice that you have attempted to counterpose the opinion of a conservative journalist to the OBJECTIVE, expert opinions of both The Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Congressional Budget Office ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 10, 17 8:38 AM
ahhh yes, it's the conservative journalist's fault that ARRA couldn't meet even it's own performance metrics let alone redefining failure as success. You're all smoke and mirrors. I would suggest the "millions of Americans who are employed" would wish that employment was fulltime, or even... employed.
Mar 10, 17 10:28 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
Unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent — for the wrong reasons PBS BY Kristen Doerer December 2, 2016 In November, the unemployment rate fell from 4.9 percent to 4.6 percent — but for the wrong reasons. Huh? Let me explain. While the U.S. economy added 178,000 jobs in November, that didn’t offset the 226,000 people leaving the labor force. The labor force is made up of those looking for work (the unemployed) and the employed. And when people give up looking for work — often because they don’t think there are any jobs available for them — or retire, the labor force decreases. As a result, the unemployment rate drops.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 10, 17 10:28 AM
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AND HEAR WE FINALLY HAVE ... THE REST OF THE STORY !

Hope you are all very proud of yourselves, and you know who you are !

BREAKING NEWS - - - - - WHAT WE ALWAYS KNEW ANYWAY >>>>

Malik Obama shares photo of brother Barack’s Kenya ‘certificate of birth’
MARCH 9, 2017
BY KYLE OLSON
An Obama has joined the birther movement.

Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s half-brother, tweeted image of what appears to be Barack’s birth certificate.

Except ...more
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 9, 17 8:56 PM
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WE ALL KNEW IT WAS FAKE - AND THE PRESS ALL IGNORED THE FACT THAT OUR PRESIDENT WAS ILLEGAL.

And nobody but Joe Arpaio and President Trump had the guts to challenge it. Well our Joe and I think BF on hear as well.

Finally some Justice !

Lock him up!
Mar 9, 17 9:11 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
*here
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 9, 17 9:11 PM
Expect a fight... because If this birth certificate from his brother is real It would
mean that all of Obama's executive orders, federal court appointees and Supreme Court selections would be null and void.

Byb Bye Sotomayor ?

Could you Imagine if Kagan and Sotomayor were nullified and Trump got to pick two replacements OMG that would be the ultimate lesson in Karma !
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 9, 17 9:24 PM
you guys have been saying this was the case for the last 5 years, i hope you are proven right after all the crap you have taken from mr. hat, phil, z, june, mets, arnold timer and the rest of the obama fan boys.

be careful president trump it could be a trap.
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 9, 17 9:37 PM
just got back from the internet and thinks are humming about this, guess we will have to wait till tomorrow to see if any main stream outlets have the guts to look into it
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 9, 17 10:28 PM
guts or sanity?
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 11, 17 11:04 AM
Legal costs for the reign of Sheriff Joe Arpaio have now topped 108 million dollars. Racial profiling cases alone have now cost the taxpayers of Maricopa County over 50 million.

Additionally, prison system budgetary shenanigans cost the taxpayers nearly 100 million dollars as of this time last year.

Yep, total "fiscal conservative". Seems like par for the course...
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 15, 17 7:03 AM
BTW, if you read the birth certificate the weights and measures are Imperial, not Metric.

Look up gullible in the dictionary, and you'll see a group photo of the "right wingers" here.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 15, 17 7:09 AM
Not a chance the MSM will give this any air time, the Democrat Party will not allow it.
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 10, 17 7:13 AM
to They call me, Undocumented Democrat, joe hampton, Erin 27 E & bigfresh:

Jesus wept!

A transparent, crude forgery (previously offered for sale on eBay in 2009), put forward now by an unprincipled opportunist (and Trump supporter) who, among other things, claims that Muammar Gaddafi was his "best friend" - - - and reported by a Right-Wing propaganda website, "The American Mirror" whose "news" reports not even breitbart will touch.

You fish bite on every piece of glittery, ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 10, 17 8:16 AM
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Just more excess liberal baggage to spew, and there is plenty.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 10, 17 8:26 AM
Finally we have some hard proof that Obama is not a citizen - why on earth did it take 9 years for this to come out? The lame street medias will to too embarrassed to publish anything about it now, hopefully Spicer makes an announcement this afternoon.

Since Obama's presidency has been proven to be illegal does that mean we can get rid of obamacare now?
By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 10, 17 11:42 AM
If anyone was paying attention, they would have known back in 2008 that Obama was not legit.
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 10, 17 12:11 PM
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Regardless of the fake birth certificate from Obama's relative, it still doesn't prove the doctored fake long form birth certificate Obama tried to pass off on the people of this Republic is any more believable?
Obama has lied every time he opened his mouth, and used ". Executive Privilege " to lock his past from WE THE PEOPLE.
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 11, 17 4:54 AM
I hope you're joking. If not, seek help.
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Mar 10, 17 11:57 AM
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The tighter the vise becomes, the loonier the swamp dwellers on the right.
Deflect from the swamp by dragging out the old shibboleths, the ones that produce the highest delusional highs, the ones with the biggest feelgood effect on the lizard brains.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 10, 17 12:47 PM
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it's only a matter of time before the whole thing comes tumbling down. The pillars are starting to sway already. Where there's smoke, there's fire.

I'm just worried about what some of these delusional people will do once their Enabler-in-Chief is no longer there to legitimize them.
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Mar 10, 17 1:24 PM
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Petty ,pitiful , delusional and downright juvenile response JuneZ, awesome!
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 10, 17 1:08 PM
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"To put the jobs numbers in perspective, this was the 76th consecutive month for jobs growth, a record. Also, there were 4 months in 2016 when the monthly jobs report was better than today's. We mention only because the current resident of the White House has claimed he inherited "a mess"."
February jobs:
2015 238,000
2016 237,000
2017 235,000

It is to laugh. Only thing worse than a megalomaniac is a glory hound....
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 10, 17 1:23 PM
Bloomberg:

"America's Labor Market Is Getting Better by Almost Any Measure"

Payrolls, wages, workforce participation all show improvement
‘Strong reasons for optimism’ in report, economist says


By loading... (510), quiogue on Mar 10, 17 4:07 PM
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And how was the labor participation rate during Hussein's reign? In the tank!
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 10, 17 1:50 PM
GREAT AGAIN: +235,000
Job growth strong in Feb; Wages Up...
Record Number of Americans Employed...
Manufacturing TRIPLED Growth in Gov't Jobs...
Construction largest gain in 10 years...
WIRE: Better by Almost Any Measure...
Debt Decreases $60B Since Inauguration...
Trump team promotes his first 50 days...

MAGA!



By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 10, 17 3:27 PM
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Republicans mocked the past 77 consecutive months of growth 77 times. Suddenly they're thrilled despite the fact that the 235,000 jobs number is not only less than some previous months, and that it actually belongs in Obama's column.
Hilarious.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 10, 17 4:19 PM
Finally...Americans in power again and not moles for the Muslim Brotherhood or peddlers of influence to the highest bidder.

Trump already earned his stripes by disposing of the Witch of Wall Street. These labor reports are proof that we finally have a man in charge who knows what he's doing and has the BAULS to make it happen.

Note to liberals: best clam up and get out of the way.
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 10, 17 4:24 PM

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By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 10, 17 4:03 PM
Takl about ignoring facts ROTFLOL
GREAT AGAIN: +235,000
Job growth strong in Feb; Wages Up...
Record Number of Americans Employed...
Manufacturing TRIPLED Growth in Gov't Jobs...
Construction largest gain in 10 years...
WIRE: Better by Almost Any Measure...
Debt Decreases $60B Since Inauguration...

MAGA!
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 10, 17 4:21 PM
Taking credit for Obama's economy is akin to inheriting a fortune from your father and claiming to be a great businessman. (Same one with 4 bankruptcies.)
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 10, 17 5:23 PM
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PROVES THE POINT. IMPERVIOUS TO TRUTH/FACTS/REALITY.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 10, 17 5:24 PM
Repeal DOA
Conway rebuked
Pruit carbon denial
Flynn Pay for Play
McConnell no wall $
Wiretap chaos
NOT IN A MONTH---24 HOURS
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 10, 17 5:26 PM
"Liar", by the Henry Rollins Band

And then you meet me and your whole world changes
Because everything I say is everything you've ever wanted to hear
So you drop your defenses, and you drop all your fears
And you're so busy feeling good that you never
Question why things are going so well
You wanna know why?

[Chorus]
Cause I'm a liar
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 10, 17 11:05 PM
june sure is
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 10, 17 11:08 PM
Yeah I'm a liar
I'll rip your mind out
I'll burn your soul

I'll turn you into me
'Cause I'm a LIAR

~ Drumpf
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 10, 17 11:09 PM
GREAT AGAIN: +235,000
Job growth strong in Feb; Wages Up...
Record Number of Americans Employed...
Manufacturing TRIPLED Growth in Gov't Jobs...
Construction largest gain in 10 years...
WIRE: Better by Almost Any Measure...
Debt Decreases $60B Since Inauguration...

MAGA!

By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 11, 17 4:48 AM
Job numbers are fake according to your child liar-in-chief. The national embarrassment continues as the cowardly orange buffoon retreats into seclusion after having no evidence about Obama wire-tapping him. Time for him to throw noise and chaos out for his kool-aid drinking simpletons with the twenty four hour attention span. Travel to the U.S. is way down except for you guessed it, Russia. We've become the laughingstock of the rest of the thinking world.
By Mets fan (865), Southampton on Mar 11, 17 9:41 AM
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Now that we know obama was born in Kenya Supreme Court justices Kagan and Sotomayor must step down. All of the legislation and executive orders must be nullified.
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Mar 11, 17 6:13 AM
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By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 11, 17 7:38 AM
Relax... I started out by saying (Could you Imagine) if Kagan and Sotomayor were nullified and Trump got to pick two replacements OMG that would be the ultimate lesson in Karma !
Expect a fight... because (IF) If this birth certificate from his brother is real It would
mean that all of Obama's executive orders, federal court appointees and Supreme Court selections would be null and void.
Obamas long form is just as counterfeit as the one from his brother. Unseal obamas record so ...more
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 11, 17 9:29 AM
J.H.'s heroes Santa claus, tooth fairy, Easter bunny, God, Breibart news, and Donald Trump.
By Mets fan (865), Southampton on Mar 11, 17 9:46 AM
The few remaining liberal brain cells are dying.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 11, 17 10:29 AM
Y'all are certifiable.
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on Mar 11, 17 11:04 AM
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What you are missing is that Trump as the President puts him in a strange position , he must be supportive of the Intel Community , But that does not change the fact that a few months ago some thing happened that has raised some questions.
Back in October it has been confirmed a FISA Wiretap was put in place , these taps have less then a .03 % of ever being denied.
Robby Mook has also confirmed the Wiretap and that his team was being feed information from the Intel Community ,
ALSO , ...more
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 11, 17 12:43 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 14, 17 2:30 PM
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By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 14, 17 2:50 PM
Been listening to claptrap conservative hosts again?

The first request for surveillance was about a YEAR ago. The third warrant was the one which was granted. If Trump Tower itself was the subject of surveillance, Trump can declassify that information at any time to provide conclusive proof, not just some idiotic tweet. You should learn a few things, like what a DNS is, how it looks up addresses, and where email1.trump-email.com originated. From what I've uncovered, it looks like Trump ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 14, 17 4:02 PM
The RINOs are on the offensive...

Don't listen to Paul Ryan period.

If the RINOs hijack healthcare,
they will hijack immigration reform

Just Say No!
To RINO BS
Mar 11, 17 7:01 PM appended by They call me
President Trumps can not back the swamp snake Lying Ryan, this Legislation is DOA..... It covers Illegal Aliens,It does NOT have free competition across State borders, There isn't even Tort Reform in the mess. Sorry no deal!
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 11, 17 7:01 PM
For Solace and Solidarity in the Trump Age, Liberals Turn the TV Back On
By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and JOHN KOBLINMARCH 12, 2017
The New York Times

There is a new safe space for liberals in the age of President Trump: the television set.

Left-leaning MSNBC, after flailing at the end of the Obama years, has edged CNN in prime time. Stephen Colbert’s openly anti-Trump “Late Show” is beating Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” for the first time. Bill ...more
Mar 12, 17 9:09 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
Isn't it funny how this works, I have barley turned my TV on since the election, What a wonderful time to be alive!
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 12, 17 9:09 PM
This S* is crazy now a federal court is breaking the constitution and trying to block Trumps new immigration executive order

A second federal judge—this one in Wisconsin—on Friday blocked President Donald Trump’s new executive order (EO) on immigration travel, while the federal judge who blocked the first EO is reserving judgment on the revised EO.
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 12, 17 9:21 PM
REPEAL the 1965 Immigration Act, That would fix there A**

That was the legislation that started 3rd World Immigration.

Look how fast Ryan got his Healthcare thru two committees in just a couple days. Then go NUCLEAR in the Senate.

Then, ONLY Western Europeans can immigrate. The courts can't do anything because we would REVERT to 180 years of law.
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 12, 17 10:42 PM
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By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 12, 17 11:44 PM
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mr. hat if you swear or use foul language it will not help get your point across please try and use your words.

being a good speller is not enough just stay calm and try to communicate in an mature manor.
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 13, 17 9:31 AM
OMG Erin, rotflol waaaaa


M A G A !
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 13, 17 9:33 AM
to Erin 27 E:

Quote:

"being a good speller is not enough just stay calm and try to communicate in an mature manor."
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Can YOU spot the solecism in the above sentence?

(Hint: It involves a homophone.)

By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 13, 17 2:00 PM
Repealing the 1965 Immigration would fix many of the countries (LOL) problems. Homophonobics unite!
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 13, 17 5:10 PM
We have profanity for a reason. It can be an expression of frustration with outright stupidity or gullibility, for example.

Especially when people fail to communicate in "an mature manor".

LOL.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 14, 17 2:38 PM
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to Erin 27 E:

Quote:

"mr. hat if you swear or use foul language it will not help get your point across please try and use your words."
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No swearing or foul language involved, Erin 23 E. My post was censored because I directly (and accurately) identified another forum contributor as a racist based on his espousal of the repeal of the current immigration statute so that only Western Europeans would be allowed into our country, ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 15, 17 8:17 AM
CNN's Matt Lewis on Steve King Comments: "It Is Just Fine To Defend Western Civilization"
MATT LEWIS, CNN: I do think there are elements within what [King] was trying to say that I'm sorry to see get caught up in this. I think most mainstream conservatives would say more Americans --white, black, whatever, should be having more babies...

I also think it is just fine to defend Western cvilization. Starting in 1215 with the signing of the Magna Carta, Western civilization has delivered ...more
Mar 14, 17 1:48 PM appended by They call me
Dems (media) trying to sniff out a problem or create one where none exists. This is what they do. They cant take Kings words as he said them therefore they need to change them into something negative. Meanwhile Trump is actually getting things done. And those things will result in more good will for the GOP. Carry on Dems and media you are doing just fine.
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 14, 17 1:48 PM
Since the DEMS were able to pass Obamacare with the same number of seats that the GOP has now, Ryan is showing he is incompetent!

We're just going to have to keep voting RINOs and Globalists Out of Office until this Government is clean.
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 14, 17 3:58 PM
Or they just need to save their "phoney-baloney" jobs.

About 20 million losing health care will not achieve that.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 14, 17 4:55 PM
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When health care stops being subsidized and enough people cant afford to buy it the insurance company's will have to reduce the cost. this is very basic stuff to grasp here
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 14, 17 5:11 PM
We already tried that UD. That was the old system and, according to the Census Bureau, it left 42 million Americans without insurance. 42 million! Please think about this number.

At what point do we reach "enough people" for the market to react in such a way that insurance (and therefore access to basic medical services) becomes affordable? 42 million Americans wasn't enough, and 42 million people without affordable access to healthcare is simply unacceptable for the greatest country in ...more
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 14, 17 5:53 PM
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It was not opened up across state lines before and did not yet include any tort reform

The medical industry also must be free from lobbyist influence and have realistic legacy expenses.

I agree we do need the pre existing condition protection. but people need to have a job and pay for there health care. It cannot be dolled out and subsidized like candy or It just becomes an unfair tax on the hard working people.

No one was ever turned away from an emergency room Its ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 14, 17 6:39 PM

Trump’s close friend just told him to ditch Republicans and embrace universal healthcare





President Trump is getting some surprising advice from one of his wealthy friends — scrap the current Trumpcare and pitch universal healthcare.



Christopher Ruddy, who is the CEO of the right-leaning media company Newsmax, laid out his pitch for the reality TV host-turned President of the United States in an op-ed hosted on his site.



“Remember ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 17 7:02 PM
No healthy 26 year old adult in their right mind wants to be forced to lose $250/mo to personally unneeded health care when their gross earnings are only 25,000/yr. Maybe they can get an exemption if lucky. But you can be guaranteed they will be the majority t of the 11 million who lose their healthcare, by intentional design. Oh to be young & healthy again !
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 14, 17 7:11 PM
pw - What 11 million are you referring to? Do you mean the 14 million (by next year) or 24 million (by 2026) who will lose insurance if Ryan's plan goes through? By 2026, we'd have 52 million Americans without insurance, and they surely wouldn't all be healthy young 26 year olds.

Also, you're basically implying it's fine if insurance isn't affordable for healthy young people because they don't really need it anyway. That's absolute crap.

Do you have any idea how expensive medical ...more
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 14, 17 7:52 PM
Apart from the (outrageous) fact that not every working stiff can afford insurance, the very nature of insurance is a pool where some insureds on the same policy get more benefits than others --some requiring coverage for catastrophic illnesses, and some requiring much less. And for those of you who resent "paying" for others, others may be "paying" for you should you one day need catastrophic care. Just what on earth was the genesis of Americans' adoption of this disgusting "I've got mine" attitude? ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 17 8:02 PM
Above post was reply to Undocumented Democrat.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 17 8:06 PM
As you've pointed out, the unforeseen more often happens to the "healthy young" than not. And we shouldn't overlook the cost of not having regular check-ups and preventive care. Way less expensive to treat a condition in its early stages. An ounce of prevention=a pound of cure.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 14, 17 8:14 PM
Opening it up across state lines is not going to have a substantial impact given the other issues with the insurance market. It might help, but it's not enough.

How do you expect the medical industry to become free from lobbyist influence when all the insurance (and pharmaceutical) giants care about is profit rather than the quality or affordability of healthcare? All that profit feeds right back into political influence, often at the expense of the American people.

Re: "I agree ...more
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 14, 17 7:08 PM
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Sorry, my comment was in response to Undocumented Democrat's. I hit the wrong reply.
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 14, 17 7:27 PM
Sorry, my comment was in response to Undocumented Democrat's. I hit the wrong reply.
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 14, 17 7:27 PM
It's amazing and amusing to see that SH_Res & June Bug can type faster than they think !!!!!!
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 15, 17 9:46 AM
I hit the wrong button. It was an honest and simple mistake that people make on here all the time without acknowledging it. Why are you insulting me?

At least I was trying to add a comment with substance to this discussion...
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 15, 17 6:02 PM
to Undocumented Democrat:

Quote:

"When health care stops being subsidized and enough people cant afford to buy it the insurance company's will have to reduce the cost. this is very basic stuff to grasp here"
________________________________________

It is difficult to believe that anyone on the planet earth can be so "obtuse" (a euphemism) and ignorant. Health insurance companies have never "reduce[d] the cost". Why should they? They sell a product that you can either ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 14, 17 7:37 PM
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I could not sleep pondering you last qestion... but I can not help but wonder how long can we continue to murder Innocent life in the womb for the same self interest ?

Its truly a cold world at times Hat and the problems are bigger than any one man or group of bloggers on a local newspaper comment section.

cheers...
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 15, 17 2:28 AM
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joe may want to familiarize himself with centuries of pharmacopeia and abortifacients.

Silphium would be a good example to start with.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 15, 17 6:54 AM
Quite a evening as Rachel Maddow, MSNBC and the radical left serves up there latest conspiracy theory turns out to be a monumental nothing burger after fake news report
Rachel Maddow, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show," on MSNBC. Maddow was at the center of the political media universe Tuesday, March 14, 2017, with a story on President Donald Trump’s tax returns that turns out to be nothing. AP but propaganda.
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 15, 17 9:37 AM
Rachel Maddow is certainly one of the creepiest & skin crawling-est people on television. Same dirty clothes and unwashed hair everyday !!!
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 15, 17 9:49 AM
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Must mean you watch everyday.
BTW, I'm sure she'd find you equally attractive.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 15, 17 6:21 PM
Tune in tonight when Maddow shows explosive video of Trump helping an old lady cross the road
By even flow (496), East Hampton on Mar 15, 17 7:27 AM
$ 1,366.00 per month for my wife and myself, no kids, Empire Blue. Due to Obamacare this policy contains MANDATORY pediatric coverage. Due to Pelosi's incredible attitude of "we have to pass this bill to find out what's in it", the cost of coverage is inflated. Due to another Obamacare mandate catastrophic coverage policies are verboten. Another mandate forces mom and pop businesses into the individual marketplace and out of business alliances. How about this, get the government out of the health ...more
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 15, 17 9:13 AM
The Trump Boom: Small business optimism, which soared following Donald Trump’s election day victory, remains near the highest levels recorded in nearly half a century.

and now... JuneZ with commentary on how the economic optimism is a result of obumers policies... and the cow jumped over the moon, while the dish ran away with the spoon.
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 15, 17 9:17 AM
"You didn't build that business" Obama thinking to himself
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 15, 17 9:22 AM
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More buffoonery from "the right".
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 15, 17 8:34 PM
Trump, 25%
Obama, 19%
Buffet, 17.5%
Romney, 14.1%
Sanders, 13.5%
MSNBC, 24%
Comcast, 24%
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Mar 15, 17 9:56 AM
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Dutch elections underway good luck to Geert Wilders
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 15, 17 4:32 PM
Yes and he has a better chance then the local press want to admit! Where have we seen that before?

When I go to Morocco, I hope to see Moroccans. When I go to Holland, I hope to see Dutch. Don't ruin your culture. Vote Wilders.

Make The Netherlands Great Again !
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 15, 17 4:36 PM
When I come to the Hamptons I hope to see hedge funders, oligarchs, and women looking for rich husbands.

Get the rif raf out of town, keep making the hamptons great.

By adlkjd923ilifmac.aladfksdurwp (401), southampton on Mar 15, 17 5:09 PM
Rich husbands are on to your game, they don't find American Lena Dungham feminists very attractive so they are looking for European woman these days or choosing MGTOW .
Mar 15, 17 5:43 PM appended by Ditch Bum
I travel all over the world and believe me European women are still sexy , They don't apologize for still know how to be sexy... American women are sloppy, overweight, self absorbed and have a entitlement attitude... Maybe if they put down the facebook and put on a pair of high heels once in awhile men would be interested. Sorry sweatpants, flip flops and short dark hair dose not do it for most guys.
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 15, 17 5:43 PM
Ditch come on now , I picture adlkoihvjce'ofihjvfeoifhveoihvfceoihfhf as more of a

Margot Robbie / Pamela Anderson fun to be with stand by your man type.
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 15, 17 6:15 PM
hey.... take it easy, there' still a few of us left guys ;)
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 15, 17 6:32 PM
Ha, a rounding defeat. 86% voted against.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 15, 17 8:01 PM
Ha, a rounding defeat. 86% voted against.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 15, 17 8:08 PM
to Ditch Bum:

Quote:

"American women are sloppy, overweight, self absorbed and have a entitlement attitude... Maybe if they put down the facebook and put on a pair of high heels once in awhile men would be interested."
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So, Trump supporters are egoistical misogynists, explaining why they are so enthralled with The Donald himself. Perhaps if they worked out and lost weight (advice that applies as aptly to The Donald) some ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 15, 17 10:36 PM
Massage this....
Mar 15, 17 10:54 PM appended by Mr. Snerdley
... or would "mysog this" be more apt. Lord knows I don't want to be homophonobic.
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 15, 17 10:54 PM
Now you want me to apologize for being a man ?

Egotistical, a little perhaps but the woman don't seem to mind. Misogynist , No way pal, not even close, so do me a favor will ya . You and Ashely Judd go pedal your garbage to some other PC triggered asexual snowflake.
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 16, 17 12:53 AM
Rand Paul: Let’s ‘Smash’ Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Lite ‘to Smithereens’

Go Rand ! Ryan must resign, "A snake in the grass, out to hurt Trump."
One reason he likes Trump so much is they are both very plain speaking people that we need more of.

MAGA / Trump, First of many non-politicians to take the White House!

DESTROY RYAN, Before He Destroys us....
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 15, 17 6:25 PM
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Why so intent on destroying only Ryan when Ryan has spent all day today attaching trump to the POS bill?
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 15, 17 7:46 PM
No wiretapping proof
Trumpcare dead
Tax return leak
WH chaos
GOP infighting
Travel ban blocked-again

Uncle! I can't take all this winning.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 15, 17 8:10 PM
And this happened:

"Shortly after a Chinese government-connected corporation brokered a NYC real estate deal that netted Jared Kushner $400 million because of its ridiculously favorable terms, the head of Chinese Intelligence front buys a $15 mil condo in Trump Towers"

You can't make this stuff up!
Mar 15, 17 8:37 PM appended by Mr. Z
P.S. It turns out the biggest revelation from President Trump's "leaked" tax return? He will benefit more than anyone else with his proposed tax plan
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 15, 17 8:37 PM
And this happened tor:

BUSTED: Trump campaign chair caughtiin a motel room with an underape boy

Sarah K. Burris SARAH K. BURRIS15 MAR 2017 AT 0te43 oTm

Oklahomaestate Sen. balph Shortey is facing numer us charges fr5m Moore police0after he was caught in a hupar 8 Motel roomawith a minor boy.
Accord ng to KOC reporter Bret iueanski‏, police are reconmending the Republican lawmaker be charged with soliciting prostitutiOn of a minor, prostitution within ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 15, 17 9:03 PM
52% Voters Approve Trump Job Performance

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday shows 52 percent of voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance

Good to see, another day with more good news.
Keep the winning going
Mar 15, 17 9:22 PM appended by 27dan
JuneZy, Cryin Ryan, John McCain and Lindsey Graham absolutely hate the Trumpster and that is why there opinions shall end up in the Dumpster
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 15, 17 9:22 PM
seems painfully obvious the nbc is the real meddler In election, not russia
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 15, 17 9:36 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Quote:

"Massage this....
Mar 15, 17 10:54 PM appended by Mr. Snerdley
... or would "mysog this" be more apt. Lord knows I don't want to be homophonobic."
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Only the Right-Wing finds "humor" in ignorance.

(But, to be fair, what else do you have to work with?)
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 16, 17 12:17 AM
MAGA
Mar 16, 17 12:55 AM appended by Ditch Bum
LEFT-WING MEDIA DECLARES WILDERS, POPULISM ‘CRUSHED’ DESPITE 33 PERCENT SURGE / just go to you tube and see for yourself what these radical Muslims are doing to Europe, its a tragedy playing out before our eyes!
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 16, 17 12:55 AM
"(But, to be fair, what else do you have to work with?)"

Well there hat, we have the House, the Senate and the Presidency among a vast majority of governorships as well as the likelihood of gains in the SCOTUS. And by the looks of things a good cleaning of house is on the horizon of all the Obama holdouts who have gone rogue in an effort to lay land mines in the new administration. Yes, I belly laugh at ignorance. Only? I think not.
Mar 16, 17 8:11 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
And to you I say: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
By Mr. Snerdley (355), Southampton on Mar 16, 17 8:11 AM
HHS, Have the Democrats stopped counting in MI yet?
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 16, 17 8:28 AM
Left -Wingers have now taken to kicking poodles if they are owned by Conservatives. Sounds like they are still under Obama's evil spells.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 16, 17 9:11 AM
Trump Budget Proposes to End Obama’s Federal Land Grabs, How do you like that Dirty Harry Reid

Donald Trump has pledged to end the federal acquisition of land, which rose by record levels under Barack Obama, It always appeared to most people that China was going to call in their debt, which we can't pay, and that Obama was going to give them land instead.
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 16, 17 10:38 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Quote:

"Yes, I belly laugh at ignorance."
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Humor in ignorance and ignorance of humor.

Pray for Right-Wing simpletons.
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 16, 17 9:20 AM
The Evil Master Obama controls you and yours.
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha !
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 16, 17 9:46 AM
Dershowitz: Supreme Court Will Find Trump Travel Order Constitutional, Even Without Gorsuch
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 16, 17 3:41 PM
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to 27dan:

Quote:

"Donald Trump has pledged to end the federal acquisition of land, which rose by record levels under Barack Obama, It always appeared to most people that China was going to call in their debt, which we can't pay, and that Obama was going to give them land instead.
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No, 27dan, it only "appeared" that way to the credulous troglodytes of the Right-Wing, who, as has been exhaustively demonstrated, will bite onto ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 17, 17 12:53 AM
Snopes and FactCheck.org debunked this ridiculous fantasy over five years ago.

You cant fact check a theory High Hat, and I guess Snopes would also tell us that the BLM is within its jurisdiction when it gobbles up hectares of private land for the good of the people
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 17, 17 6:34 AM
Yep, the "right" are pretty darn gullible.

‘No such wiretap existed’: Paul Ryan slams the door on Trump’s Obama wiretap conspiracy

Brad Reed BRAD REED
16 MAR 2017 AT 11:34 E
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 17, 17 7:30 AM
Póg Mo Thóin. "Sláinte".
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 17, 17 8:05 AM
Now you speak Gaelic?
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 17, 17 9:39 PM
Now you know.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 18, 17 8:34 AM
to 27dan:

Quote:

"You cant fact check a theory ... " [that President Obama offered American land to the Chinese in payment of our debt.]
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Not a "theory", 27dan, but an "allegation" that circulated in a chain e-mail (doubtless giving it the aura of authenticity that so attracted you.) The text of the e-mail was drawn from the blog of former radio talk-show host Hal Turner, a white supremacist and Holocaust denier who has advocated political ...more
By highhatsize (3298), East Quogue on Mar 17, 17 9:33 AM
The NY Daily News cited police sources on Friday to report that a laptop stolen from a Secret Service agent in Brooklyn on Thursday. The computer reportedly contains “floor plans for Trump Tower,” What in Gods name are T T floor plans doing on a SS laptop?
It should be obvious now why President Trump has his own security detail. He is surrounded by snakes.
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 17, 17 9:18 PM
For security purposes why wouldn't they be for the protection and safety of the First Family?

The "right" really are a bankroll of idiots.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 17, 17 9:40 PM
For security purposes why wouldn't they be for the protection and safety of the First Family?

The "right" really are a bankroll of idiots.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 17, 17 9:40 PM
ya sure did you also read this story Z esar Romero

White House jumper on grounds for 15 minutes before caught ? 15 Min ??? WTF do you think that shat would fly during the obozo administration ? I think not. Time to clean house and put these snakes on a plane. Get all new people and drain this swamp now !
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 17, 17 11:17 PM
Really? Romero's joker was a campy, silver age CCA restricted cookie cutter '50s decency league shell of a criminal. I cringe whenever I see the performance.

The '70s are when the Joker started to get back to normal and then came Jack. Mark Hamill was excellent as the Joker as well.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 18, 17 12:47 AM
Three very important notable points :
TT floor plans are available at the Building Department.
There are no idiots on the right.
Romero's Batman "Joker' was fairly good for the times.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 18, 17 8:41 AM
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Major point: Detective Comics #69

Romero's Joker was never true to form.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 18, 17 11:18 PM
Seems as if the "silent coup" is gaining momentum.
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 18, 17 9:36 AM
Donna Brazile says passing along a list of topics for a TV town hall event to Hillary Clinton’s campaign was “a mistake I will forever regret.”

Donna Brazile who !
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 18, 17 10:56 AM
30/30-150
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 18, 17 6:10 PM
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Come What(ever) May
Mar 18, 17 11:16 PM appended by Mr. Z
P.S. Sillyworld
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 18, 17 11:16 PM
What are you implying now Z

30/30-150
dominant gene
Live as I die
Never say forever cuz forever's a lie
I can see right through you so I can ignore you
The story changes but the ending won't bore you
I tried to tell you but you simply obeyed
You didn't listen so they throw you away
Now all you do is talk
I don't wanna hear your bullshit is this what you want?
This is where it BEGINS
This is where it ENDS
They called us a Dead Generation
They ...more
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 19, 17 3:25 AM
Who Stole The Kishka ???
Someone stole the kishka
Someone stole the kishka
Who stole the kishka,
from the butcher's shop?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Someone call the cops!

Fat and round and firmly packed
It was hanging on the rack
Someone stole the kishka
When I turned my back
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Who stole the kishka?
Someone bring it back!
Someone stole the kishka
Someone ...more
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 19, 17 8:55 AM
Can you take away every single day
That we have given to another false prophet?
Can you give us all a reason not to fall
Before you take away another broken promise?
Show your pretty face
Hide the bitter taste
You're still the rapist of an entire nation
You wanna be the man?
You gotta be a man
But you are nothing but a sad insinuation

How can we ever live this down?

Keep your fingers crossed, the truth is at a loss
Big decision for an ordinary ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 20, 17 10:06 PM
So here we are on this Sunday of very little news... Realizing Its kind of nice how Mr. Trump has begun to restore law and order to the universe.

The rebellion is in a temporary state of peace. As the Evil Soros Empire, the NWO and the media loses its grip on the free world .

The only thing to discuss other that how Mad Mrs Merkel is still trying to lead the free world into the Caliphate... Is where do you want to go for diner later today and did you see the trees are starting ...more
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 19, 17 11:26 AM
The world woke up to ominous news out of North Korea, but maybe that's "little" news in your world.

Yet more proof this ignorant, lying, know-nothing who lives on a golf course and who's calling shots in the contretemps with North Korea, belongs nowhere near the presidency:


NATO Ambassador Schools Trump After President Humiliates Himself In Front Of The World
By Jason Easley on Sat, Mar 18th, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Donald Trump was schooled by a former NATO ambassador ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 19, 17 4:04 PM
‘No evidence of collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Washington (AFP) – The chairman of a US congressional committee on intelligence said Sunday that he has seen “no evidence” that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the runup to the 2016 election.

‘No evidence of collusion’
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 19, 17 2:24 PM
Darn it!!! It was between Russians and aliens, and the Democrat Socialist Party picked Russians to blame. It's still not too late to blame aliens for the party's incredible losses!
Mar 19, 17 2:28 PM appended by Ditch Bum
Every rational person on earth knows there was no collusion but there are a lot of ignorant liberal fascist that don't want to know the truth. This article will make no difference in their logic.
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 19, 17 2:28 PM
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TRUMP BABY !!!!!! MAGA !!!!!!
By Ditch Bum (314), Water Mill on Mar 19, 17 2:30 PM
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On this feast of St. Joseph of Nazareth, patron saint of fathers, immigrants, and workers, 58% disapprove of Putin's puppet, the Liar-in-Chief, in Gallup polling.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 19, 17 3:13 PM
Oh gee looky...POLL results!
By loading... (510), quiogue on Mar 19, 17 3:50 PM
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STARBUCKS CEO HOWARD SCHULTZ STEPPING DOWN

Its about time , gee i wonder what could have caused that ?

Maybe the mixing of radical left wing personal beliefs with company policy resulting in a mass boycott of the brand leading to stock holders having to step in to save the company?

Idiot.
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 19, 17 11:37 PM
too late, i already found a new coffee house that hires americans, i don't miss pop tarts, the oscars or shopping at target much either
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 19, 17 11:42 PM
and my husband did fine without his nfl sundays since the kaepernick thing
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 19, 17 11:44 PM
When i go in to order my coffee I tell them my name is Donald Istheman , Andrew Britbart or Sean Hannity then watch in amusment as they call my name out when its ready.
By joe hampton (2906), The Hamptons on Mar 20, 17 8:03 AM
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Bill DeWall
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Mar 20, 17 9:14 AM
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A New Set of Planes For a Master of Air

The following column by Jimmy Breslin was published in Newsday on October 13, 1988.

Yesterday, I went to inspect for possible purchase a couple of the apartments Donald Trump has up for sale in his building on Central Park South called the Trump Parc. I was shown this first studio apartment - oh, a hovel, a nook with one window and one wall made out of glass to try and give you the feeling of being on a prairie. The Trump full-page ad for ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 20, 17 7:00 AM
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Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies at 88 - ABC News
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 20, 17 7:26 AM
President Trump!
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 20, 17 7:07 AM
they ran the worst candidate in US history and she lost period - no Russians, no cyberwarfare...
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 20, 17 11:55 AM
Welcome to Spring! It is so refreshing to watch the heady and frothy exuberance of the Trumpeteers, as he digs himself in deeper with more and more tweets unrelated to reality.

When the house of Trump cards comes tumbling down, it will be a true sight to see.

And you don't even seem to have a hint of that outcome lurking just around the corner.

Ah, hubris . . .

By PBR (4813), Southampton on Mar 20, 17 12:25 PM
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Why do you worry, Donald Trump is not your President.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 20, 17 1:04 PM
But for the possibility of the danger the unfit, corrupt, liar-in-chief presents before his ouster or resignation, you see worry where none exists. Appallingly poor reading comprehension.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 20, 17 1:16 PM
Trump will not be removed from office, except in your fevered dreams.

The truth, "JuneBug", if you are actually interested in the truth, is that you would react the same way to any Republican elected president, period, without exception.

When someone like you believes your views, and only your views are valid, there's really no room for democracy...at least not a kind of democracy that allows someone you disagree with the be elected.
By MoronEliminator (86), Montauk on Mar 20, 17 1:58 PM
And one more thing, pw, have you not realized he is not your president, either? Did you not see and hear him admit that while being interviewed by Tucker Carlson?
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 20, 17 2:00 PM
PBR:

You can't expect to get every forecast correct!
By loading... (510), quiogue on Mar 20, 17 2:03 PM
PBR:

You can't expect to get every forecast correct!
By loading... (510), quiogue on Mar 20, 17 2:04 PM
trump, first of all, is a man without ideology, and therefore cannot be lumped in with "any Republican". He simply inserted himself into a party on the rocks, and used it for his own purposes. Further, even if he was a Republican, he would be an outlier bad hombre like no other.
And, yes, he will be removed. But not, of course, until he signs off on the Rethug agenda. The rural counties that comprise his base are on to his betrayals, and their representatives aware of the rumblings will ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 20, 17 2:27 PM
"When someone like you believes your views, and only your views are valid, there's really no room for democracy...at least not a kind of democracy that allows someone you disagree with the be elected"

Representative Republic actually and don't forget it !
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 20, 17 11:25 PM
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President Trump!
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 20, 17 11:33 PM
Liar, pants on fire. The Pinocchio in Chief.



Comey Delivers Political Gut Punch to President Trump

"In sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said there was no evidence to Trump's claims that Barack Obama wiretapped him and Trump Tower, as the current president alleged in a series of tweets earlier this month. And he confirmed that his agency was investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's links with Russia's effort to intervene in the presidential ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 20, 17 10:04 PM
My guess is that their investigation will yield nothing.
By dnice (1985), Hampton Bays on Mar 20, 17 11:51 PM
Oh it sure did yield somthing ! BIGLY!

House Intel Chair Bombshell:

Nunes ‘Unmasking’ Report Vindicates Trump Claims on Surveillance
Devin Nunes revelations restricted area (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
Wednesday’s revelations by Rep. Nunes confirm earlier media reports of surveillance of Trump aides and associates, with the added twist that the revelations were unrelated to investigations of Russian ties to the Trump campaign.

BOOM! ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 22, 17 6:47 PM
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That should get the Democrat Party MSM spin machine working overtime, stand by for our resident leftist wing nuts to stat parroting the talking points.
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 22, 17 6:57 PM
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Please. Nunes testified he didn't know Roger Stone or Carter Page.

Another liar, just like the Liar in Chief.
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 22, 17 8:29 PM
Many opinions on cable tonight and talk radio all day today that Comey is a compromised Obama operative.

If you payed and attention to the hearings today and what the director of the NSA said then you would know, there is No evidence of Russian interference affecting the election in any states, Sorry for that I know you were hoping for a different outcome.
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 20, 17 11:32 PM
TRUMP is da MAN
By They call me (2143), southampton on Mar 21, 17 7:27 PM
Any Dem who doesn't walk away from this should be voted out.

Unanimous Supreme Court overturns a Gorsuch decision ... in the middle of his confirmation hearing

By Laura Clawson
Wednesday Mar 22, 2017 · 12:05 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Judge Neil Gorsuch listens as he is nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House January 31, 2017 in ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 22, 17 1:34 PM
Justice Neil Gorsuch
By 27dan (2120), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 22, 17 2:22 PM
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Daily Kos Junez? Really??!! You just lost what little credibility you might have once possessed .
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 22, 17 5:33 PM
What is wrong with you? The Daily Kos blog was a report of the rebuke of Gorsuch by the entire Supreme Court. An actual and significant event. For a horrendous ruling. And just one of others.
Are you such a knee-jerk Luddite that you automatically discount anything unless it appears on some right wing crapsite? Or are you just unable to comprehend the difference between fact and opinion?
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 22, 17 8:48 PM
JOE Said:

"CNN hardest hit... lol Brooke Baldwin looks like she just saw a ghost, even as she has one guest after the next testify that it still doesn't make Trump correct about the "wiretap" claims. ROTFLOL !libfraud heads exploding all over the place. Cant wait for the Chrissy Mathews show tonight... Haaa lol mfao"

Trump said we would get tired of winning.... Nope ! still having the time of my life!

You win the Internet today, Most excellent !
By Undocumented Democrat (1517), southampton on Mar 22, 17 7:01 PM
Fraud, eh?

Ex-Colo. GOP leader said only Democrats committed voter fraud
Now he’s charged with voter fraud

"Steve Curtis, 57, was charged in Weld County District Court with one count of misdemeanor voter fraud and one count of forgery, a Class 5 felony, according to local media.

The case is the only voter fraud investigation related to the 2016 election that has resulted in criminal charges in the state, the Colorado secretary of state’s office told Denver’s ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 22, 17 7:37 PM
Here comes the Democrat Party MSM spin machine ready to explain it all away, NOT!!
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 22, 17 7:39 PM
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you got that right mr.fresh, anderson cooper and company are ignoring the whole thing so far 20 min into his show and still going on about russia ~ giggle

so pathetic
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 22, 17 8:21 PM
hillary was two faced and lied about putin and tried to embarrass him.... for that reason he cant stand her, once again proving he has a lot in common with half the people in the us.

russia is not the enemy of the usa, radical islam is
By Erin 27 E (881), hampton bays on Mar 22, 17 8:26 PM
Constant delusional repetition of a laughable fallacy will never make it so.

Oh, and btw Hillary got almost 3M more votes than the horror that was put into office by Putin (and a minority of voters). The horror whose poll numbers are sinking every day. The horror who can't shoot straight and losing every initiative so far. And who will be frogmarched out of the White House. At the head of a long line of other corrupt, lying traitors.



By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 22, 17 9:01 PM
Hmmm....bigfresh revealing worry. Knows the jig is up, but can't bring the fact to his frontal lobe.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 22, 17 9:06 PM
Not quite JuneZ, just pointing out the FACT that the Democrat Party lapdogs of the MSM are ignoring the report showing that there was indeed improper surveillance . Enjoy Daily Kos Koolaid
By bigfresh (2984), north sea on Mar 23, 17 7:04 AM
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JB says:

"Constant delusional repetition of a laughable fallacy will never make it so."

Don't you recognize Alinsky's Rule #13 when you say it?
By loading... (510), quiogue on Mar 23, 17 10:49 PM
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The Supreme Court Decided Neil Gorsuch Was Wrong in the Middle of His Confirmation Hearing

Carter Sherman
Mar 22 2017, 5:00pm


All eight Supreme Court justices decided against of one of Gorsuch's more controversial rulings a few hours into his final confirmation hearing.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was only a few hours into the third and final day of his Senate confirmation hearings when he received some unpleasant news: All eight justices already on the ...more
By Mr. Z (9460), North Sea on Mar 22, 17 11:43 PM
The healthcare bill is going to pass today.
By SlimeAlive (627), Southampton on Mar 23, 17 7:22 AM
How's that slimy logic going?

Trump goes all in or nothing.

Typical angry bully tactics!

Fiddle Fiddle Fiddle !!!
By Nero (233), Sag Harbor on Mar 24, 17 8:20 AM
Good always wins over evil, but it sure ain't easy.
God bless Congressman Zeldin & President Trump.
By pw herman (704), southampton on Mar 24, 17 8:47 AM
Good going, Slimeadamus.

THE ART OF THE FAIL.
LOOOOOSER.

GOP cowards all.

Seven years to produce nothing.
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 24, 17 3:53 PM
If only we could have seen this disaster of a Presidency coming. But there were absolutely no warning signs.
By johnj (687), Westhampton on Mar 24, 17 4:04 PM
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7 years AND control of all branches of government. Still failed.
By SH_Res (341), Southampton on Mar 24, 17 4:09 PM
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The frogmarch line is getting longer by the day.

POLITICS
New FBI Revelations Just Exposed A Pence-Russia Link Everyone Missed

BY BRIAN TYLER COHEN

PUBLISHED ON MARCH 23, 2017
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With Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign Chairman who was fired amid discovery of ties to Russia, now in the spotlight over a bombshell report that the FBI has evidence linking the Trump campaign to Russia, there is now a new focal point: Mike Pence.

Per ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 24, 17 12:02 PM
Yet more shameless baiting and switching, and evidence of his incessant lying. There is nothing he hasn't turned around since conning all you who refused to listen.

Democrats' New Bill Presses Donald Trump To Honor His ‘Buy America’ Campaign Promises
BY DAVID SIROTA 03/23/17
Trump At Boeing In South Carolina: 'Buy American And Hire American!'


Courting the Midwest voters who proved pivotal in his election win, Donald Trump has consistently reiterated ...more
By June Bug (1412), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 25, 17 4:00 PM
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