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May 4, 2017 6:24 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Zeldin Votes In Favor Of ACA Repeal; Schumer, Gillibrand Say They Will Work To Defeat Replacement Plan In Senate

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin
May 9, 2017 3:21 PM

Federal lawmakers representing the East End in Congress have much different opinions regarding last week’s decision by the House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—legislation that will next be considered by the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican from Shirley who represents New York’s 1st Congressional District, voted yes on the legislation that narrowly passed, 217-213, in the House last Thursday, May 4, which was President Donald Trump’s 105th day in office. Every Democrat in the House of Representatives, along with 20 Republicans, voted against the bill.

In a statement issued shortly after last week’s passage, Mr. Zeldin praised the plan that is intended to replace the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—stating that the new version, called the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, would provide relief from “billions of dollars of crushing taxes and mandates enacted under the ACA.”

The new legislation, if ultimately enacted, repeals the ACA’s individual and employer mandates, as well as taxes on prescription and over-the-counter medications, health insurance premiums and medical devices, the congressman stated.

“This bill would help Americans access health care in ways they previously could not by increasing competition in the marketplace and offering plans that will be tailored to individual needs,” Mr. Zeldin said in the statement.

But U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, said the bill—which he referred to as “Trumpcare”—could have a difficult road finding approval in the Senate even though Republicans hold a 52-48 advantage.

“This bill is going nowhere fast in the United States Senate,” Mr. Schumer said in a prepared statement. “Rather than trying to pass a different version of the same Trumpcare bill that would mean higher costs and less care, Senate Republicans should refuse to follow their House colleagues over a cliff, reject repeal, and work with Democrats to improve our healthcare system in a bipartisan way.”

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand echoed Mr. Schumer’s concerns in a similar statement, in which she also warned that many older Americans, under the AHCA, could pay more for their health care, an estimated 24 million Americans could lose their coverage, and those individuals with preexisting medical conditions could lose protections preventing them from paying higher premiums.

“The Trump health care bill that passed today on a party-line vote is atrocious and must be defeated in the Senate,” she said in a statement issued on May 4. “Health care shouldn’t be about politics—it is about people—and this bill would harm people.

“The only beneficiaries of this bill are big insurance companies and the wealthiest among us, with the price tag being paid by everyone else through higher premiums, less coverage, and millions of vulnerable Americans losing their insurance,” she added.

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'Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye' ...Zeldin...:)
By Toma Noku (546), Southampton on May 4, 17 7:18 PM
If you could run a successful political party based on nothing more than juvenile hatred, you and your team would never lose.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 5, 17 8:05 AM
Hola Papi, feliz cinquo de Mayo..Besos:)
By Toma Noku (546), Southampton on May 5, 17 9:27 AM
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Democrats have been riding the death wave now for awhile. When it comes to the climate cycles of the planet, we’re all going to die. Healthcare, all dead. Soda tax? Gotta do it or we’re all dead. A Donald Trump tweet about North Korea? Now he really went and killed everyone.
As Democrats –fueled more and more by a willing media and celebrity microphones– have amplified their dire warnings, the smaller and smaller their electorate has become. Their entire party philosophy ...more
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 6, 17 6:39 AM
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En Marche! Avec Macron...:)
By Toma Noku (546), Southampton on May 6, 17 8:45 AM
What a disgrace the Democrats are. They know full well that Obamacare is collapsing (has collapsed) inflicting terrible financial problems on tens of millions of Americans, yet oppose fixing the catastrophe all because it's a Republican-sponsored bill. May Democrats never win another seat, in any, election ever again.
By BillWillConn3 (132), Southampton on May 4, 17 8:03 PM
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Please.

The healthcare industry was raping American wallets long before the ACA. But look at the bright side, now there's a scapegoat.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 4, 17 8:15 PM
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In what universe could this be called a "fix"? It is nothing more than a tax cut for the rich. Hurts the elderly, hurts the poor, hurts the very sick, makes rape a pre-existing condition. A big middle finger to everyone but the rich. Every major health organization--docs, hospitals, opposes it, and the American Academy of Actuaries has concluded Obamacare is not collapsing. And FYI, from Nixon on down, no administration could achieve health care reform of any kind, and the fact that Obama was ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 4, 17 8:25 PM
Cher: "No Money to Treat My Asthma after House Obamacare Repeal"
By loading... (503), quiogue on May 5, 17 8:41 AM
It always makes me feel better about a policy, when I know celebrities are against it.
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 5, 17 10:29 AM
"I just miss - I miss being anonymous." Barack Obama

Carry on.... and we hope you are having the time of your life para sailing, doing your brackets, playing cricket or whatever you do. Please enjoy your anonymity Barry !
By Ditch Bum (247), Water Mill on May 5, 17 10:48 AM


And the evidence to prove your claim that Obamacare has collapsed is........????? And how does throwing 24 million people off health insurance fix the problem ? Your unconditional love for Republicans seems to be affecting your brain.
By wmdwjr (74), east hampton on May 5, 17 5:24 PM
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Great Job today. Finally a possibly end to Obamacare. Congrats to President Trump and his supporters (Zeldin) for trying to fix this disaster of Obamacare. All the folks Ive met who support Obamacare don't use it as they have their own plans. Lets face it the high cost of healthcare is the result of the following: excessive government regulation, no caps restrictions on tort law, and the high income of doctors. Combine this with the current unlimited liability of insurance claims, responsibility ...more
By realistic (403), westhampton on May 4, 17 9:17 PM
Nobody reporting or commenting on this bill has actually read it in its entirety....
By Duckbornandraised (146), Eastport on May 4, 17 9:37 PM
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You have to pass the bill to see whats in it ...

MAGA
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 4, 17 11:08 PM
Right wingers remind me of Neil Simon's great line: "Still a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest."

Here's the full context of the speech which that moronic and feeble attempt to disparage a duly elected member of Congress using a simple soundbite. What a bunch of j*******s, and the proof is in the swamp they now wade through, converting it to condos with the developer in chief.


“Thank you, President Valerie Brown [of Sonoma County, Calif.] Don’t ...more
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 4, 17 11:37 PM
Don't worry, Drumpf hasn't read it yet either. All he knows there was a shiny object signed, doesn't really care what's in it.
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 5, 17 6:55 PM
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PAUL Simon
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on May 19, 17 4:32 PM
Mr Z...........Paul Simon ^^^^
By RLinc (1), southampton on May 5, 17 7:05 AM
Now that obamacare is enroute to being repealed, it's time to replace it - with nothing.

Patients+Doctors+Insurance Companies=Healthcare System

Even junkies know it makes sense to cut out the middle man.
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 5, 17 7:30 AM
Sounds like a good deal for Mr. and Mrs. Middle Class.... from Americans for Tax Reform...

The American Health Care Act (HR 1628) passed by the House today reduces taxes on the American people by over $1 trillion. The bill abolishes the following taxes imposed by Obama and the Democrat party in 2010 as part of Obamacare:

-Abolishes the Obamacare Individual Mandate Tax which hits 8 million Americans each year.

-Abolishes the Obamacare Employer Mandate Tax. Together with ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (304), Southampton on May 5, 17 7:46 AM
It is as though these radical left wing obama ceerlaeders have no concept of what the reality of Obama care is. I'm in the middle class. My Anthem Blue Cross premium increased from 800.00 per month to 2100.00 per month. If I were an illegal alien or on wellfare Obama care would be free. Now on to tax reform...
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 5, 17 9:48 AM
You can tell yesterday was a good day for America. The evidence is plentiful:

"In what universe could this be called a "fix"? It is nothing more than a tax cut for the rich. Hurts the elderly, hurts the poor, hurts the very sick, makes rape a pre-existing condition. A big middle finger to everyone but the rich. Every major health organization--docs, hospitals, opposes it, and the American Academy of Actuaries has concluded Obamacare is not collapsing. And FYI, from Nixon on down, no administration ...more
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 5, 17 8:04 AM
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They are just going to have to stop getting all wee wee'd up and eat there Peas while we pull this car out of the ditch
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 5, 17 10:40 AM
Another one that only sees shiny objects. What's your premium and deductible for what coverage, you don't know that? Pretty stupid celebrating. Then again, stupid is as stupid does.
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 5, 17 7:00 PM
Americans in their 50s and 60s will pay more and those with pre-existing conditions can get screwed. But none of this matters since the Senate will totally gut it. The only thing accomplished is that House Republicans, including Zeldin, committed political suicide so that Trump can claim an ephemeral win. Suckers.
By harbor (281), East Hampton on May 5, 17 8:31 AM
2008 it was death panels. 2017 it will be not covering women who had abortions. With the exception of eliminating some BS taxes and rolling back Medicaid eligibility Trump care is almost as bad as Obamacare. Until we find a way to reduce the cost of care, and educate/incentivize Americans to lead healthier lives the cost of coverage will continue to rise
By razza5350 (1849), East Hampton on May 5, 17 9:10 AM
I'll contact Jimmy Kimmel's baby and tell him to cut back on the cigarettes and martinis
By aging hipster (118), Southampton on May 5, 17 10:31 AM
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GREAT AGAIN: APRIL JOBS +211,000...
Unemployment rate falls to 4.4%; 10 year low...
153,156,000 Employed; 3rd Straight Record...
STRONG SPRING...

MAGA
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 5, 17 9:41 AM
Fake news remember. Where were you during Obama's administration on seventy some straight months of job growth.
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 5, 17 12:27 PM
“You’ve got this crazy system where all the sudden 25 million more people have healthcare and then the people are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world” - Bill Clinton
By fishy (87), East Hampton on May 5, 17 10:01 AM
The insurance companies are running our country. Years ago you shopped for insurance, now you just try to get covered.
Congress should get a a// whipping. Cut their benefits and let them shop. Voting party line gets nothing done. They are there for us.
Donald put them on notice and take their perks away...
By knitter (751), Southampton on May 5, 17 10:48 AM
Trump, literally hours after his healthcare "win"admitted to PM Of Australia that this "deal" won't be as good as their system. You know, straight up single payer universal healthcare. You know, what some people would like to call a "death panel."
By Brandon Quinn (98), Hampton Bays on May 5, 17 10:49 AM
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Population - Australia 22.26 million USA 316.67 million
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 5, 17 10:58 AM
So what?

That's a b******* excuse to ignore the obscene profit motive Pharma and the healthcare industry have engaged in.

GOP = Hydra
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 5, 17 4:55 PM
We are the only industrialized democracy that does not offer universal health care. Medicare is remarkedly efficient when compared to private health insurers. If Medicare were to be phased in for all Americans we would pay higher taxes, but that would be more than made up for by the elimination of the exorbitant premiums now being charged by insurers. If the rest of the world can do it, why can't we, the citizens of the greatest country on earth? And by the way, the only free health care that undocumented ...more
By Neely (12), Westhampton Beach on May 5, 17 10:52 AM
The chief finding of a 2013 fiscal study by the U of MA at Amherst showed a yield of more than a half trillion dollars in efficiency savings in the first year of operation of a Medicare for All system, enough to pay for high-quality, comprehensive benefits for all residents of the US at a lower cost to individuals, families, and businesses. With even enough left over to help pay down the national debt. All this on top of removing the complexities and stresses of dealing with the current ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 5, 17 11:37 AM
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Where would the funds come from to pay for this ? Please define "efficiency savings". Thanks
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 5, 17 4:42 PM
The CBO has found Medicare administrative costs to be something like 30% lower than private insurance. The following 2-minute read further explains efficiency:

FORBES
MAR 9, 2017 @ 10:27 PM
Trumpcare, Ryancare Or Medicare -- It's The Efficiency, Stupid

I now find myself wondering, whether Representative Ryan is the only Congressman in the dark about what prompted the Affordable Care Act seven years ago – and what prompts continuing calls now to mend it, not end ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 5, 17 7:38 PM
Oh, forgot. Paid for via taxation.

How does one tack an appendage onto a post?
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 5, 17 8:25 PM
ACA exchange: Care Connect monthly premium for family of 4 = $1200+ / month.
Individual deductible = $6000
Family deductible = $12,000
Hospital network = limited and insufficient.
Prescription plan? No.
Dental? No.
Vision? No.
So it's $14,400 just to sign up and hope like heck you don't get injured or sick.
Take politics out of the equation and ask if this is fair, makes sense, and is sustainable at the current annual premium increase trajectory.
By Craigcat (122), Speonk on May 5, 17 1:09 PM
Let's all raise a margarita to the first nail in the coffin of the GOP.

Happy Cinco de Mayo everybody!
By johnj (634), Westhampton on May 5, 17 4:44 PM
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Good luck to Marine Le Pen, she will need it since the media ( like with Trump ) skews the polls and always paints her as 'Far Right' . The French are getting used to living in fear in there own land. As Macron told them recently that terror was now a fact of life they will all have to deal with.... I call B*** ***T on that !

The evil EU and the NWO is the same as in the US and its radical left... Marine Le Pen will get rid of the EU that is no good for France... FrEXIT is a must. Vote ...more
May 5, 17 5:21 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
MFGA - Make France Great Again!
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 5, 17 5:21 PM
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Corporate media is correctly labeling Le Pen as "far right", but incorrectly labeling her fascism as "right wing populism". Anyone who knows American history knows that there is no such thing as "right wing populism". They know that populism was a leftist movement of radical farmers in the late 1800's who fought for social and economic justice against the robber baron elites--the Morgans, Rockefellers, et. al., for human rights, peace, and ecological sanity. The incorrectly labeled "populists ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 5, 17 6:01 PM
Their "core values "....?
You just described Islam
By Sturgis (185), Southampton on May 5, 17 7:50 PM
In the America I grew up in if anyone aligned with an enemy--Putin in this case--much less to get a fascist elected--that person would be deemed traitorous.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 5, 17 8:40 PM
Neither has a monopoly on contemptible characteristics, but quite the mental gymnastics to equate religious practice with desire of corporate control of a nation.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 5, 17 8:45 PM
Sure....because Islam is not at all political....
By Sturgis (185), Southampton on May 5, 17 8:59 PM
Did you just call Trump a Fascist? You have truly lost it.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 6, 17 6:57 AM
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It seems the Senate does not go e a rat's patootie about the House bull, er Imean bill.

Ah well...
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 5, 17 5:56 PM
Senator JiglyBRan complained --
“The Trump health care bill was passed on a party-line vote"

well actually, some Republicans voted against it but so did EVERY SINGLE Democrat. In other words--they voted the party line.
By fire11 (259), east hampton on May 5, 17 10:47 PM
Funny the pro Obama care idiots don't realize it went broke in NY two years ago under Health Republic . Complete morons
By chief1 (2274), southampton on May 6, 17 3:46 AM
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Cancel your homeowners insurance today
Then tomorrow, set your house on fire
While it is burning, call a new insurance company and tell them you need to insure this house.

See how they handle the pre-existing condition.

By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 6, 17 6:00 AM
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It is grotesque to watch Hollywood use the epic tragedy of a sick and suffering baby in an attempt to score cheap political points.

Hopefully kimmels baby gets better then adopted.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 6, 17 6:07 AM
A vote for Macron is a vote for national suicide.
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 6, 17 10:08 AM
Soros backed - just like Obama. They'd do well to completely steer away from this guy, he'll transform their nation into third world trash.
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 6, 17 10:53 AM
And a quote to be expected 20 years in the future, from some citizen of a formerly European nation -- who will say:

"I think about it a lot.

I remember the way it was. The culture, the music, the life.
You understand? We had our own nation then. We were
French or German or Swedish. We had our own place.

Now, when I see what things have become, I have great sorrow.
And the children blame us. The children were too young to
understand at that time, but ...more
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 6, 17 1:43 PM
Nice white supremist speech. Do you feel the same about our country?
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 6, 17 8:38 PM
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Where is race mentioned in the post above? There is nothing wrong with having pride in ones' nation, playing the race card is the default setting for liberals.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 7, 17 5:44 AM
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We are a country of immigrants, and this little essay is about keeping immigrants out. If you think bf, that there are no racists in the Republican party, then you are seriously delusional.
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 7, 17 8:20 AM
WE ARE A COUNTRY OF U.S. CITIZENS !!!!!!
cit·i·zen
ˈsidizən,ˈsidisən/
noun
a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
By pw herman (556), southampton on May 7, 17 8:33 AM
First off racism exists EVERYWHERE....even in the communities where the majority of the population are darker than lily white ...imagine that.
Legal immigration, again we are talking about LEGAL immigration. So please just stop already with the nonsense.
By Sturgis (185), Southampton on May 7, 17 9:23 AM
Today the French have a choice...freedom, or the sword of the caliphate....choose wisely....there may be a few left who remember what it was life to live under the totalitarian rule of the Nazis
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 7, 17 9:41 AM
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If a certain group of "immigrants" has shown a propensity to have terrorists in their midst then it is incumbent upon the government to keep them out. Note: no mention of race was used in this post.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 7, 17 12:37 PM
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I will go one better, if a certain group of Immigrants can't get control over there own radical population.... then they must be judged as a whole.

We in the West live in a civilized world. A world that affords protections and free speech to all. ( yes those protections even include woman and the gay population ) You would think that people like Mets fan who vote Democrat would champion this the most ?

Go figure ?
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 7, 17 12:56 PM
So according to your rational, if there was a small percentage of Italians who were gang members, mobsters, then we must judge all Italians as a whole because they can't control the mobsters who exist among them. Please spare me that the right is filled with angels with nothing but compassion and love for all LGBT, blacks, legal immigrants who happen to be latino, Indians, and finally women. I find it interesting that you should have the right to legislate women's bodies. Spare me your b.s.
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 7, 17 1:34 PM
So let me get this straight you are comparing the Italian mafia with Al-Qaeda or ISIS ?
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 8, 17 8:09 AM
Different forms of terrorism. Now get back and cower in your basement.
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 8, 17 9:01 AM
oh my how silly, yes.... the mob of the 50s,60s,and 70s were gangsters and corrupter's but they were also family men and protectors of there community's. It is similar to the kind of drug dealing and racketeering perpetuated by groups like ms-13 today and is criminal in nature.

surly even you can see the differance between these radical muslim groups and tony soprano, these are maniacal people hell bent on taking over the planet through a world wide caliphate. these religious zealots who ...more
By Erin 27 E (813), hampton bays on May 9, 17 9:50 AM
Your a woman, republicans believe in the subjugation of women. Remember rich, white,republican men legislate your body. How much subjugation is that. Now your sticking up for mobsters, that their family men and protect their communities. How warped are you?
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 9, 17 8:21 PM
no i am not condoning what the italian mafia or ms 13 do or did.

i am just saying it was criminal in nature and not this barbaric dismissal of human life on a level we have not seen since the holocaust.

but what else should be expected from a man who condones the killing of unborn children. your view points are absolutely disgusting !
By Erin 27 E (813), hampton bays on May 9, 17 8:48 PM
Never said if I was pro-choice or pro-life. All I'm saying women should vote on their own bodies. You are only pro-birth. Pro-life isn't what Republicans do. Don't worry ,you are only a second-class citizen as a Republican. See what their health care bill does for women's rights.
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 10, 17 5:53 AM

SATURDAY, MAY 6th, 2017


White House has no answer for 7 million veterans who stand to lose health care
By Tommy Christopher |
MARCH 23, 2017
Among the many other problems facing the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare, it turns out that one of their hastily-added "improvements" to the bill could leave 7 million military veterans ineligible for health care tax credits. When asked about the snafu, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had no idea what reporters ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 6, 17 11:42 AM
Holy Mackeral...are you aware of who Tommy Christopher is? This blogger for Mediatate doesn't even use his real name and is reviled amount liberal circles for being a lunatic. These people exist in order to froth up weak, susceptible people so they spread this untruthful nonsense.

Think what you are typing. Vets have been dying while waiting for care. Yes, they are about to lose that ''healthcare''.
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 7, 17 8:13 AM
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By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 7, 17 6:11 PM

‘This is not the story we want’: Reporters chased out of meeting with Kushner family pitching Chinese investors
Tom Boggioni TOM BOGGIONI
06 MAY 2017 AT 10:46 ET


Reporters attempting to cover a pitch to wealthy Chinese investors at a seminar on visas from members of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner’s family were abruptly ejected from the event, reports the Washington Post.

On Saturday, a woman identified as “Jared’s ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 6, 17 3:39 PM
Are you aware of who Tom Boggioni is and why you cutting and pasting this story from Alternet reveals what a mark you are? You can be against Trump but getting used by people who look to trick dumb people into dumb hateful people is not your best look.
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 7, 17 8:09 AM
Slime - There is nothing wrong with Bug's two posts. They are just "alternate facts". Something the right has shown itself to be completely comfortable with.
By bird (599), Sag Harbor on May 7, 17 10:19 AM
The reference to "Alternate Facts" is actually a technical term used to describe 2 litigants both presenting factually accurate details, but from different perspectives.

The willful misinterpretation of that term is just another example of the left taking advantage of the ignorant. People who can't think beyond short, catchy phrases. There's a reason why the majority of high school dropouts consistently vote (D).
By MoronEliminator (72), Montauk on May 7, 17 10:45 AM
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I think the reason could be they want higher taxes and more government programs
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 7, 17 12:01 PM
Knock off your pathetic attempts at discrediting FACTS.
This blatant, illegal misuse of power by the Kushner family pitching for Chinese investment in their real estate empire with a quid-pro-quo of a path to citizenship attached has been reported by every major news outlet.
It is you who has been, and continues to be, tricked.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 7, 17 1:05 PM
Alternate facts are falsehoods. Period.
Is it what we've come to that even that fact is being distorted? Talk about "willful misinterpretation", Moron.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 7, 17 1:08 PM
I see you are pining away for the good 'ol days when the president had 67 czars unknown and responsible to nobody but insiders. That and 76 visits from the muslim brotherhood. But it's the Kushner family that really irks you. Probably a coincidence that the current President is a Republican.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 7, 17 1:30 PM
Idiocy.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 7, 17 3:24 PM
Moron - The term "alternate facts" was also used by the Trump White House to justify their verifiably false claims, i.e. lies.
By bird (599), Sag Harbor on May 8, 17 9:21 AM
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The French crypto-fascist, erstwhile Nazi and her soul brothers in the WH get a well-deserved big middle finger!
Well done, France!
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 7, 17 2:44 PM
Macron better for Trump and his supporters.
Think. Don't just parrot.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 7, 17 4:18 PM
Yea, right. When things go agin' ya', just fantasize.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 7, 17 6:19 PM
Stupid should hurt .
By Sturgis (185), Southampton on May 7, 17 3:56 PM
There you go again JuneZ, care to back up your statement? Crypto-fascist, Nazi?? Prove it please.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 7, 17 4:06 PM
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Macron will be the death of France. France will be a bloodbath.They better just start learning the Koran.
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 7, 17 8:18 PM
Why stop at France, Nostradamus? You forgot to add Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Vive la France!
Some populations haven't been dumbed down, and have the US to know what to avoid at all costs.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 8, 17 10:07 AM
All part of the ultra liberal Macron's vision for France, he did say that they will have to get used to terrorism after all.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 8, 17 5:32 AM
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Takes a special kind of dimness to think any president can stop acts of terror.
Good thing you didn't live in London during WWII, Mr. Bigstuff, er...I mean, Mr. Bigfresh. You'd have died of fright.
Oh, and btw, Macron is as centrist as they come. Just so's you don't continue to embarrass yourself.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 8, 17 10:19 AM
S you do admit that there is terrorism, that's a start! The VAST majority of terrorism in France is perpetrated by Islamic radicals, logic dictates that if there were less radical Muslims in France, there would be less terrorism. LePen has the intestinal fortitude to speak the truth on this subject, unfortunately the French people have chosen to ignore her and embrace an extreme leftist who has stated that terrorism will be a fact of life.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 9, 17 5:36 AM
Conservative tears are flowing fast and furious today.

Viva la France!
By johnj (634), Westhampton on May 8, 17 11:07 AM
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They really aren't. It appears that the stance of US Conservatives is "France gets what France deserves."
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 8, 17 1:52 PM
maybe you should move there JohnJ
By razza5350 (1849), East Hampton on May 8, 17 2:42 PM
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And miss all the fun? Not a chance
By johnj (634), Westhampton on May 9, 17 1:56 PM
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Today we learn that on November 10th during his meeting with trump, President Obama warned him not to hire Flynn.



By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 8, 17 11:25 AM
Ironic coming from a guy who hired Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, Harold Koh and the muslim brotherhood, don't you think?
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 8, 17 1:51 PM
Yet more idiocy.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 8, 17 2:42 PM
Talk about Idiocy, This is your party......

Yates Admits Defying Executive Order Partly ‘as a Policy Matter’

Paraphrasing:
"How can you justify going against the law, as agreed by the Office of Legal Counsel?"
"Because his Executive Order was not legal."
"On what grounds do you say it was not legal?"
"Because Washington Post told me Trump wanted to ban Muslims."
"But that's not what the Order stated."
"True. But I hate Trump and I knew that this ...more
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 8, 17 11:19 PM
to They call me:

A misreport from the breitbart propaganda organ transmogrified into complete fantasy by your own puerile "paraphrase". What could make for more substantive reading?

The truth is that three federal judges agreed with Yates that Trump's ban was illegal.

Your final paragraph shows that you are still a resident of Right-Wing La-La Land.
By highhatsize (3259), East Quogue on May 9, 17 4:13 AM
At 2:15 the liberal excitement was nationally palpable. By 3:15 CNN had abandoned the hearing and by 4:00 it was clear that the entire charade was a catastrophe for the left.

Another swing and a miss
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 9, 17 6:04 AM
The orange strongman just admitted and announced his guilt to the world.

Anybody else see him stagger off Air Force One Sunday night 45 minutes after the plane landed?
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 9, 17 8:03 PM
Your focus on the mans skin color is racist. You can't talk about his orange toned skin and suggest the Washington Redskins is insensitive without coming off as a raging hypocrite.

When will the libs stop the gay slurs, sexist put downs and offensive focus on skin color?
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 10, 17 6:27 AM
Sorry, but a crappy spray tan has nothing to do with race.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 10, 17 6:38 AM
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GREAT AGAIN: ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSING DOWN 70%...
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 9, 17 8:40 PM
YOUR FIRED!

Get him out.... You partisan liar, my friend in the agency tells me the rank and file agent is thrilled over the news .

C Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 9, 17 8:51 PM
Soooo tired of winning !


May 9, 17 9:00 PM appended by They call me
Well worth the price of admission.
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 9, 17 9:00 PM
James Comey seriously damaged the credibility of the FBI and had to be replaced.
It is all part of the larger plan to make America great again!

We are going to need men of integrity if we are to succeed. Comey just wasn't part of the plan.

That's my President.still WINNING....MAGA
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 9, 17 9:07 PM
"Winning!!!"

~ Charlie Sheen
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 10, 17 6:39 AM
Your make believe friend is way in the minority.
By But I'm a blank! (1274), Hampton Bays on May 19, 17 4:34 PM
Nice night for a stroll, Think I will turn the TV off ... take a walk and smell the night blooming Jasmin. maybe get some Ice cream.

Make America Great Again!
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 9, 17 9:13 PM
Grand jury subpoenas issued in FBI Russia probe

Comey fired.


HMMMMMMMMM...
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 9, 17 10:09 PM
Six months ago liberals blamed FBI Director Comey for Hillary losing the election...now they're mad that Trump just fired him. hahaha

NOW WATCH THE UNRAVELING OF 8 YEARS OF CORRUPTION !
By Ditch Bum (247), Water Mill on May 9, 17 11:27 PM
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.... But but those damn emails!!!

Bernie Bernie Bernie !
By local 84 (278), riverhead on May 9, 17 11:48 PM
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Ohh my god are they nervous and they should be, impanel the grand jury let the system work

Investigate Fast and Furious !
Investigate Benghazi !
Investigate the unmasking
Investigate the Clinton Email server and LOCK HER UP!

Equal justice under the law the people know the media has been protecting the former administration and the Clinton's all along!

We need to find the truth and investigate the law! Right June ?
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 9, 17 11:13 PM
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Watch the domino's fall. I'm nowhere close to being sick of winning, MR. President. Drain the swamp some more!!!
The Democrats just got Trumped . . . Big League!
The Media and Chickie the Clown are in absolute meltdown . . . It's never been so entertaining!
By Ditch Bum (247), Water Mill on May 9, 17 11:23 PM
Winning? Winning what? He hasn't accomplished anything he said he would. Build a wall, Mexico paying for it, not happening, tax reform, pass a healthcare bill, defeat Isis in thirty days.But he sure is working on the Republican way of getting a steady supply of body bags coming back from quagmires. Just to prove he's "winning at something." Next shiny object for the orange orangutan!
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 10, 17 6:07 AM
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Comey had to be fired. He outlined in great detail at least 11 felonies committed by Hillary Clinton. Then let her go.
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 10, 17 6:23 AM
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Here's your headline: "Trump Fires Comey For All The Reasons Democrats Suggested"
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 10, 17 6:47 AM
tick, tock, tick, tock
By johnj (634), Westhampton on May 10, 17 9:39 AM
The president of the United States is attempting to allow a foreign power get away with subverting American democracy because it benefits him, and he has fellow traitors---several on this board---supporting this treasonous behavior. Incredible.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 10, 17 11:24 AM
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any PROOF JuneZ? not Daily Kos talking points, conjecture or innuendo , but actual proof.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 10, 17 7:28 PM
June Bug must have more proof then Maxine Waters

ROTFLOL
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 10, 17 9:23 PM
And the parade of the obtuse marches on...
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 10, 17 10:22 PM
Democrats are exhibiting their typical lack of standards - other than double standard, as they belly ache over the very thing they said Trump should do - fire Comey.
By Po Boy (182), Water Mill on May 10, 17 11:35 AM
And you think the orange tinpot dictator you installed fired the man he was blowing kisses to right up until that man asked for more money to investigate him fired him b/c that man was too mean to his rival?
This is about the obstruction of justice, the abuse of power, and the rule of law. Not to mention treason. Or are the principles of American democracy not important to you?
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 10, 17 12:40 PM
News flash, PoBoy. Non-cultist, patriotic Americans who give a damn about their country can hold two opposing views at the same time. That you are choosing lawlessness and a human disgrace over country, and standing against the founding principles that generations of Americans have fought and died for qualifies you as deplorable, and dare I say, ideally deportable because your position is wholly unAmerican.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 10, 17 2:14 PM
JB, do you think all FBI investigations will cease with the firing of Comey? If anyone had anything to link the Trump campaign or his administration to THE RUSSIANS it would have been leaked long ago. I personally think that collusion with THE RUSSIANS should be thoroughly investigated concerning both Trump and the Clinton empire. You can bet liberals would poo-poo that idea.
Your hypocrisy is only surpassed by your hyperbole.
By loading... (503), quiogue on May 10, 17 2:41 PM
Democrats must keep baseless allegations of Russian involvement alive - regardless of lack of evidence or links - until the next election cycle. Hmmmmm is right.
By Mr. Snerdley (304), Southampton on May 10, 17 4:26 PM
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While speaking with the Washington Post’s “Cape Up” podcast, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) stated, “I believe that this president has colluded with the Russians,” and vowed to “keep working until he’s impeached.” Later in the interview, she admitted that she hasn’t seen any evidence to back up the collusion charge. Lollllll
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 10, 17 7:14 PM
You know what I really want to know? What was in the documents that Sandy Berger was caught smuggling out of the National Archives in his socks? Wouldn't it be nice to have a public airing of that situation?
May 11, 17 12:34 AM appended by joe hampton
What do you think about that june?
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 11, 17 12:34 AM
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GREAT AGAIN: Govt posts $182 billion surplus in April...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government had a $182 billion budget surplus in April, confounding market expectations for a deficit, according to Treasury Department data released on Wednesday.

The budget surplus was $106 billion in April 2016, according to Treasury's monthly budget statement.

The fiscal 2017 year-to-date deficit was $344 billion compared with $353 billion in the same period of fiscal 2016.

MAGA
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 10, 17 6:58 PM
And it's still Obama's budget.

You just can't fix stupid.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 11, 17 7:35 PM
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Comey Your Fired ! Now go after the Jugular and these treasonous criminals starting with OBAMA and HILLARY and then the rest of the Democrat Communist DOMINOS will easy fall !

THE BIG ONE: Get to the bottom of the Bill and Lynch airplane meeting and it will expose Comey corruption and his letting Hillary off with approval from Lynch. All roads will lead to Obama!

TO FBI/CIA/DOJ/DHS/SD PATRIOTS: Please stand up now and expose them all,

MAGA!
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 11, 17 9:32 PM
Well, thank you Joe McCarthy.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 11, 17 9:35 PM
Once upon a time, a President SPOKE to the People:

http://www.theodore-roosevelt.com/images/research/speeches/trspeechchronology.pdf
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 10, 17 10:29 PM
Crooked Hillary thinks only the little people should be forced to obey the law!

FBI Director Comey had the facts on Crooked Hillary but, after Bill Clinton met with AG Loretta Lynch, on her PRIVATE PLANE, Comey changed his decision and the investigation was treated like the O. J. Trial----just like Benghazi. Did Lynch threaten Comey? Jim Comey Was "Becoming A Little J. Edgar Hoover"

Thank God for President Trump!

God bless America!
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 11, 17 12:32 AM
Trump Bars U.S. Press, but Not Russia’s, at Meeting With Russian Officials

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
MAY 10, 2017
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 11, 17 5:40 AM
It' a sad state of affairs when Russian Press is more trustworthy and less partisan than U.S. Press.
By Mr. Snerdley (304), Southampton on May 11, 17 8:25 AM
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Did you ever ask yourself why your so pissed at Russia ? I for one welcome the Russian information into wrong doing. Why is it OK when Goggle or Obamas alphabet agency's hack and Track correspondence and private information of all US citizens... Yet Hillary is once again above reproach?

Like illegal immigrants This woman broke the law! Then you get pissed when someone shines light on it?

I for one welcome Russia, Wiki Leaks, John Stossel or the Man on the Moon when it informs ...more
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 11, 17 10:30 AM
The saddest state of affairs is that you've absorbed such antipathy toward your own country and its institutions of democracy, and are demonstrating more loyalty and admiration for a country actively trying to weaken our democracy.
Only TASS, which is owned by the Russian government, was allowed into the Oval Office during trump's meeting with the Russians. Please do tell us how a state-owned news organization can in any way be characterized as "trustworthy"? Or "non-partisan"? And please ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 11, 17 4:25 PM
NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34 second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt’s exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the president every chance he got.
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 11, 17 8:58 PM
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I remember Lester. He was the 3rd debater during the election.

Hillary's c*_k holster!

Why grant these liars and subversives even 2 minutes of your time. They are not fair or even friendly, they are looking for an advantage to harm the Republic and push a leftist agenda.
By Ditch Bum (247), Water Mill on May 11, 17 9:03 PM
Just to keep track, JuneZ claimed that Marine LePen is a fascist, Trump is a Nazi and "the Russians" and Trump colluded to steal the presidential election . When asked to provide proof of these wild accusations all we here is crickets. Carry on.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 11, 17 5:44 AM
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Ah, the functional-illiterate who "heres" crickets taunts again.
Scat, shoo...... Nobody has time for idiots, bullies, or deplorables.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 11, 17 12:34 PM
Care to back up your wild accusations JuneZ? No need to be a snarky little liberal.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 11, 17 7:27 PM
How about Basement dwellers June ? Come on already, Try and be honest with yourself. Hillary was a lying corrupt crook to the 10th degree. First she double dealt Bernie in plain sight! Their her Nazi conspiracy theory fell flat, so now the embarrassed Hillary loving media is onto their Russian conspiracy. Next it will be space aliens.

How can all you Hillary loving phonies even take yourselves and all this Fake News seriously at this point. I did not vote for DT but I will take him over ...more
By local 84 (278), riverhead on May 11, 17 9:15 PM
Time To Find Out What Obama Knew And When He Knew It
By Ditch Bum (247), Water Mill on May 11, 17 9:35 PM
ZELDIN IS A TRUMP PUPPET --- He does nothing but nod his head to Trump. In challenging times we need a bright and effective representative. Zeldin is NEITHER bright or effective. He marches in Trump's boots and never steps out of line. Remember in November who trashed your health care system - Trump, the GOP and Zeldin.
By Dodger (142), Southampton Village on May 11, 17 11:20 AM
ZELDIN IS A TRUMP PUPPET --- He does nothing but nod his head to Trump. In challenging times we need a bright and effective representative. Zeldin is NEITHER bright or effective. He marches in Trump's boots and never steps out of line. Remember in November who trashed your health care system - Trump, the GOP and Zeldin.
By Dodger (142), Southampton Village on May 11, 17 11:21 AM
Keep up the great work, Congressman Zeldin. You are doing exactly what the majority of voters in the 1st Congressional district sent you back to Congress to do with the largest vote total of any 1st District Congressman.

Keep going and may God continue to bless you and President Trump.
By Carole Campolo (46), East Hampton on May 11, 17 2:55 PM
to Carole Campolo & loading... & They call me & Erin 27E & Ditch Bum:

Quote:

"Keep up the great work, Congressman Zeldin. You are doing exactly what the majority of voters in the 1st Congressional district sent you back to Congress to do ... "
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"Blessed be those who hunger and thirst for nothing, for they shall not be disappointed." - New Trump Republican Bible

By highhatsize (3259), East Quogue on May 12, 17 8:55 PM
Bernie 2020
By local 84 (278), riverhead on May 11, 17 9:16 PM
MAGA !
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 11, 17 9:32 PM
Morons Are Governing America! Thanks for the constant reminders,
but so sorry about the Tourette's.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 12, 17 8:24 PM
**** ***.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 13, 17 12:55 AM
Bra-burners, baby killers, racists and law breakers... it's a big tent those Dems have erected.
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 13, 17 10:59 AM
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday vouched for President Trump’s assertion in a letter to former FBI Director James Comey that he was not under investigation by the FBI.
Grassley told committee members at an executive meeting that he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had met with Comey last week, and that he had briefed them on who the targets of the various investigations are.“Senator Feinstein and I heard nothing that contradicted the ...more
May 12, 17 1:14 AM appended by joe hampton
I'm waiting for the FBI to start an investigation on Senator Feinstein and her husband, on all the millions of dollars they have stolen on insider trading and government contracts.
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 12, 17 1:14 AM
Want to know how you can tell Trump has got the country headed in precisely the right direction?

Ah, the functional-illiterate who "heres" crickets taunts again.
Scat, shoo...... Nobody has time for idiots, bullies, or deplorables.
By June Bug (891), SOUTHAMPTON on May 11, 17 12:34 PM
_______
And that trump was all so kissy kissy with the representatives of an adversary compared to his ugly behavior toward the chancellor of one of our premier allies is not only reprehensible, ...more
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 12, 17 6:54 AM
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I don't want "it all".

I just want to have enough.

~ 30/30 150


Take only that which you need to survive.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 13, 17 12:53 AM
Sounds like a riff on ,From each according to his ability and to each according to his need Komrade.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 13, 17 7:10 AM
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Sorry Charlie, it's about sustainability.

You're just so gosh darn smart...
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 13, 17 8:09 PM
Congressman Zeldin will be re elected easily. He has done nothing that would warrant being fired. You throw a wino and an old local perpetual do-nothing re-tread in Fred and nothing changes.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 13, 17 7:31 AM
Every time June Bug freaks out and goes into full panic mode against President Trump, the blockbuster, Watergate-volume story always unfolds the same way.

First, the news starts leaking or breaking. Newsrooms from the Potomac to the Hudson become seized and fixated on every morsel of the delicious story. News flashes zing around the internet.

Then it hits cable television and the press starts slinging the most salacious and scandalous accusations they can whip up, charging the ...more
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 13, 17 8:29 AM
Investigations that can literally take years in their infancy, and the conned and deluded cultists have pronounced the Felon-in-Chief innocent. You can stay in your fantasy only until the complicit and dishonorable Republicans get their tax cuts and maybe another SC judge, then all bets are off. Whatever it takes, a liar, a know-nothing, a pig, an international embarrassment, a thug, or a traitor. The honor of the office, democracy, the rule of law be damned. Whatever it takes.
For shame. ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 13, 17 11:34 AM
Taking a shameless plagiarizing cue from the plagiarizing First Lady are you, They call?
You should check to see if Breitbart's alternate fact content is copyrighted before you reproduce it on this list. Them's the rules, remember?
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 13, 17 1:29 PM
It must be agonizing to live with so much hatred JuneZ, I will pray for you and hope for a speedy recovery from your current delusional psychosis.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 13, 17 4:38 PM
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You believe in "God".

There's no more common delusional psychosis than that.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 13, 17 8:08 PM
What I hate is that one of the most corrupt, unfit men in the world is despoiling not just the most powerful office in the world, but one of the most sacred.
Two short documentaries, "The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump" and "The King of Diamonds", available on YouTube, expose Trump's and Kushner's connections and business activities. Watch and weep, and learn why there's a cover-up frenzy underway.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 13, 17 8:26 PM
Just another bit of proof of your deeply held belief in Godless Communism.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 14, 17 7:44 AM
Nope. Science; not a faceless society.

You'd actually be dangerous if...
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 14, 17 1:19 PM
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Maybe the FBI should inverstigae whether Russia wanted Hillary to win. After all, she gave them 20% of our uranium.
By Taz (195), East Quogue on May 13, 17 11:40 AM
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.... And a big red button fom Staples
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 13, 17 12:02 PM
An international embarrassment, I would say.
By loading... (503), quiogue on May 13, 17 7:38 PM
Snopes blew that up as false months ago.

More GOP lies and gullibility.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 13, 17 8:07 PM
Ooops...yeah, except for the improper disclosure of the Clinton Foundation’s donation practices by Uranium One Chairman Ian Telfer between 2009 and 2012 around the time of the Russian purchase of the company - and channeling of money through subsidiaries. Sounds a little like money laundering, doesn't it. Follow the money.
By Mr. Snerdley (304), Southampton on May 14, 17 12:06 PM
Ask the Dutch about Trump's money laundering. There's a trail straight to Russia.

Oops...

"The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump, Part 1: The Russians"
May 14, 17 1:18 PM appended by Mr. Z
Part Two: "King of Diamonds"
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 14, 17 1:18 PM
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It's fake news. It's propaganda (Dutch propaganda at that). It's bulls*it of the highest order. All the -> alleged <- transgressions are old news and so what, Trump had business dealings in Russia, I'd be shocked if he didn't have them. Where's the meat? The substance? I'm 100% certain a similar claim could be made by almost any business or political figure if they've been in the game long enough - Hillary and Barack included. And you know what it CAN be made. At risk of giving all the BS even ...more
May 15, 17 9:17 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
If memory serves me Mr. Z you went on the same war path against Mitt Romney, making all kinds of accusations toward him and his family and their business dealing, alluding to investigations that ended up going now where. Could I get an update on any of those please?
By Mr. Snerdley (304), Southampton on May 15, 17 9:17 AM
Actually, the KB Toys suits died in the courts.

Romney made his money like any other vulture capitalist. He loaded a company with debt, took vast sums of money for himself, and then rode the horse in the the proverbial grave of bankruptcy.

He made his money on the backs of everyone else who had to pay it back.
May 15, 17 7:54 PM appended by Mr. Z
As a Trump follower, you should be very familiar with lies and bull****.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 15, 17 7:54 PM
So to recap, there was nothing to do about nothing despite all the vitriol and hyperbole. Hmmm... sounds familiar now doesn't it, just insert Trump where you used Romney.
May 16, 17 9:51 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
My knowledge of lies comes from what I've learned and seen here, not anything Donald Trump has said or done. Don't get me wrong, he's a politician in a game where they talk and sometimes say things that stretches the truth. Does that automatically translate to malfeasance? It does not!
By Mr. Snerdley (304), Southampton on May 16, 17 9:51 AM
President Donald Trump gave his first commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday, encouraging “dreamers” to ignore critics, take risks, never quit, and remember that “in America we don’t worship government, we worship God.”

It was wonderful to watch. No back turning, screaming, booing, socialists and they all applauded and cheered our President.Felt how America should feel.
The full standing ovation for 98 year old WWII Vet George Moore was ...more
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 13, 17 5:44 PM
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FBI Concluded that the voters and Donald Trump colluded to make hillary lose.
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 13, 17 6:59 PM
You liberals in NY need to get smart and vote out Chuckie Schumer. He flip flops on every major issue. Need term limits. Could you imagine the president in office for four terms wow.
By It figures (2), Bethany on May 13, 17 8:34 PM
You don't understand the liberal New Yorkers mind, Its a cult

New York Times is personally reaching out to former subscribers who canceled their subscriptions over the paper’s decision to hire conservative columnist Bret Stephens.

Hahaha. See what I mean! The moron readers of the NY Times cancel their subscriptions if they don't get 100% fake news. For these zealots nothing is open for consideration!
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 14, 17 10:30 AM
Twist away.
What liberal paper would have been the leading cheerleader for shock and awe in Iraq?
As for Stephens, content like his can be found at any right-leaning publication or broadcast (which is most of them in America now). The broader, and more important, point here is that despite Bernie Sanders being most popular sitting politician in America, the NYTimes has not a single pro-Bernie columnist and largely ignores him.
"Liberal" New Yorkers are more interested in ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 12:53 PM
oh ya sure, the NY Times was so interested in the balenced truth during the election. Please, the DNC and the corporate media colluded to derail Bernie’s campaign, as WikiLeaks emails have proven. Tell me , Where was the NYT when I and millions of other Berners repeatedly warned that the Democratic Party that Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate and they risked losing the White House if they insisted on making that crook the nominee. Please June tell where were they?

May 14, 17 1:38 PM appended by local 84
an were wuz the times when Hillary Clinton called me an you basment dwellers, Huh June where wuz the NYT then ? ? ?
By local 84 (278), riverhead on May 14, 17 1:38 PM
You have to wake up. Bill Clinton pardons Mark Rich on his last day in office. His ex wife Denise Rich, donates money to the Clinton library, and to Hillary Clinton senate race. Did we see that on major news reports. Got to turn things upside down.
By It figures (2), Bethany on May 13, 17 9:00 PM
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yeah, I saw that at that time in history. But so what,.... happens in politics all the time.
By summertimegal (58), southampton on May 14, 17 5:07 PM
Free Healthcare is not a right. Neither is free health insurance.
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 14, 17 7:36 AM
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Care of the sick is not a commodity, and should never be treated as such. An emergency room will treat regardless of ability to pay because health care falls under the promotion of the general welfare as outlined in the Constitution, and is thus a right in a just society. Would you prefer to deny treatment and have a contagion spread, thus endangering general welfare and violating the Constitution?
Health care is no more a privilege based on ability to pay than the right to vote ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 11:50 AM
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nobody here is arguing with you about basic clinic or emergency care , but then again you already know that don't you .

Its all the other "preventative & well being "Cadillac services" people should pay for there own chiropractor, cosmetic and therapy session's Etc.

Please don't play stupid!
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 14, 17 12:40 PM
The post was in response to SlimeAlive's assertion that "free healthcare is not a right". "Cadillac services" were not in any way at issue. Why don't you refrain from inserting yourself with irrelevance?
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 1:12 PM
Slimealive is right. Notwithstanding your diarrhea about contagions and voting, nowhere is healthcare or health insurance enumerated as a human right.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 14, 17 1:25 PM
TCM lets give June a break... She finally seems to agree that ObamaCares luxury services for Illegals and welfare cases is what bankrupted the idea in the end... and It is Mothers day and all

In other fake news... Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that his earlier statements that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia should not yet be considered “exculpatory.”“ Clapper went ...more
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 14, 17 1:27 PM
Oh please this Russia thang is all Bwelll Sh*t but you all know in your hearts Bernie would have won and saved free healthcare and by now we whould have a single payer plan like the rest of the world


but the Clintons and the DNC BLEW IT!

THEY BLEW IT! I Will be in my Basment if you need me .
By local 84 (278), riverhead on May 14, 17 1:47 PM
Once again Juney B engages in hyperbole.
By dnice (1918), Hampton Bays on May 14, 17 6:58 PM
Do tell us, Einstein, if healthcare is not a human right, why would you never be turned away from an emergency room, able to pay or not?

Further, did you go to school? Were you ever in a civics class where you studied the Constitution and learned what general welfare means, or a just society, or the greater good.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 8:14 PM
You can cease and desist ascribing your fictional scenarios to me. FYI, Obamacare is not "bankrupted". It is being sabotaged. Anything the Rethugs can possibly do to destroy/erase President Obama's legacy is what they are about. That is an irrefutable fact.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 8:19 PM
Can't refute and can't confirm is the kind of answer Clapper has given of late when investigation status is involved. So what's your point in posting this, Mr. hampton?

More of what Mr. Clapper said, to Andrea Mitchell et al.:

Clapper’s remarks constitute the third strike for Trump
By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post. May 12
Clapper: Putin sought to ‘demean’ Clinton, ‘advantage’ Trump Embed Share Play Video0:37
Former director of national ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 9:12 PM
Says JB:
"Anything the Rethugs can possibly do to destroy/erase President Obama's legacy is what they are about. That is an irrefutable fact."

0bama said he would "fundamentally change" the US, and he did. There's his legacy. It's all his.
By loading... (503), quiogue on May 14, 17 11:50 PM
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Please PROVE your assertion JuneZ. I realize that spewing Daily Kos talking points counts as being factual in your world , but not out in reality.
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 15, 17 5:45 AM
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Why?

You never back up yours. And, the proof in the real world is absolutely incontrovertible that you not only have no idea what your're talking about, but the last forty years proves what you think you believe is a sham, LOL. Yet, you cling to it like a conned believer.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 16, 17 6:28 AM
TRUMP LIFTS UP LIBERTY U...

GRADS IN MAGA HATS...

President Bashes Critics, Stresses Perseverance...

MAGA
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 14, 17 10:22 AM
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Lets make Mothers Day Great Again !
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 14, 17 11:53 AM
And Mexico should have to pay for It !
By Ditch Bum (247), Water Mill on May 14, 17 12:32 PM
Rotherham Victim: ‘Authorities Did Nothing’ When I Reported Muslim Rape Gang as 13-Year-Old, 13 May 2017 Daily Mail

‘I was made to feel as though I was racist and I was the one who had the problem’

A survivor of a Muslim grooming gang in Rotherham said she reported being raped when she was 13 years old, but authorities did nothing and told her not to mention the ethnicity of the attackers. Happy Mothers Day.
May 14, 17 4:12 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
It's high time to rise up in the West and protect our women and girls!
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 14, 17 4:12 PM
thank you ud for you courage reporting truth,

just who are these politically correct demons in our society who would cover up such evil acts, poor girl !
By Erin 27 E (813), hampton bays on May 14, 17 4:23 PM
UD cites no source and you don't even question the veracity of the post. Could be made up out of whole cloth and you buy in hook, line, and sinker. Verifiable facts? Those you question. Pitiful.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 7:55 PM
So now we know why Preet Bharara was fired. A money laundering case involving the Russian mob and government was under his watch as US Attorney. Now that he is gone it was quietly settled for a token fine. Time for a special prosecutor to take over the Russia investigations. I nominate James Comey...
By bird (599), Sag Harbor on May 14, 17 8:19 PM
Yes. Again, anyone wanting to know about trump's, kushner's, and even Guiliani's nefarious and criminal liabilities can view 2 short documentaries on youTube. One is
"The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump" and the other "The Kind of Diamonds".
Trump's (Russian) money laundry was run for decades out of his Atlantic City casino, the operation of which boggles the mind in the lack of compliance with regulations for such operations. His partner there and in the Trump Soho project (whom he ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 8:46 PM
UD cites no source and you don't even question the veracity of the post. Could be made up out of whole cloth and you buy in hook, line, and sinker. Verifiable facts? Those you question. Pitiful.
By June Bug (903), SOUTHAMPTON on May 14, 17 7:55 PM
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 15, 17 7:24 AM
Hate to tell you JB, that site is not credible. It's fake news. It's propaganda (Dutch propaganda at that). It's bulls*it of the highest order. At risk of giving all the BS even an inkling of legitimacy, the Dutch "documentary" which is paid for by a foreign country tax system and under the influence of political slant has lots of accusations but not much detail. All the -> alleged HUGE alleged <--- transgressions. I'm 100% certain a similar claim could be made by almost any business or political ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (304), Southampton on May 15, 17 8:05 AM
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The oracle speaks and declares truth to be fake because the truth to him is simply unbearable.
Go ahead, live in your denial and fantasies. They'll do you a whole lot of good when you lose your country.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 15, 17 10:51 AM
TRUMP IS GOD !!!
May 15, 17 11:37 AM appended by pw herman
(PROBABLY)
By pw herman (556), southampton on May 15, 17 11:37 AM
So.. he's a mythical anecdote made up by mankind?
By SeanEboy (2), Southampton on May 15, 17 11:58 AM
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Electric chair.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 15, 17 7:00 PM
Still no defense of your assertions JuneZ?
By bigfresh (2779), north sea on May 16, 17 5:40 AM
Oh, well, it's all circumstantial, no? Here's some MORE circumstantial evidence:

"ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald Trump: the Russians"

I'd provide a direct link but - - - WTF - - - the mad Southampton Press censors, ya know.
By highhatsize (3259), East Quogue on May 15, 17 7:13 PM
Oh, well, it's all circumstantial, no? Here's some MORE circumstantial evidence:

"ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald Trump: the Russians"

I'd provide a direct link but - - - WTF - - - the mad Southampton Press censors, ya know.
By highhatsize (3259), East Quogue on May 15, 17 7:13 PM
Did you not see my post of 5/14, 8:46PM? All the access info for the documentaries is there.
Is there a website? If so, can you post the URL?
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 15, 17 7:33 PM
It's all on YouTube.
By Mr. Z (9040), North Sea on May 15, 17 7:49 PM
OMG JUNZY ... CALL SMALLPANTSSIZE QUICK !

"Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador The Washington Post By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe May 15 at 7:45 PM"

Uh wait... wait a minute ... not so much there... there... It seems current and former U.S. officials, supposedly concerned that President Trump had shared some “highly classified information” with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. last week, leaked ...more
By joe hampton (2817), The Hamptons on May 15, 17 9:58 PM
...an investigation in search of a crime
May 16, 17 10:43 PM appended by loading...
AKA 'witch hunt'
By loading... (503), quiogue on May 15, 17 10:43 PM
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To the Washington Post, the New York Times and other left-wing outlets, journalism is blood sport.

It’s not about a mission to deliver facts, but to fulfill an agenda.

That couldn’t be clearer this week when Washington Post “Fact Checker” columnist Glenn Kessler tweeted on Monday that there was “applause in the newsroom as the Russia-leak scoop breaks the Hollywood Access record for most readers per minute.”
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 16, 17 9:35 AM
How great is this brain trust;


Oh, well, it's all circumstantial, no? Here's some MORE circumstantial evidence:

"ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald Trump: the Russians"

I'd provide a direct link but - - - WTF - - - the mad Southampton Press censors, ya know.
By highhatsize (3151), East Quogue on May 15, 17 7:13 PM
Like Reply Report as inappropriate

Did you not see my post of 5/14, 8:46PM? All the access info for the documentaries is there. ...more
By SlimeAlive (501), Southampton on May 16, 17 4:56 AM
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here. it's been updated:

1 – James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.

2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.

3 – Vince ...more
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 16, 17 7:53 AM
The swamp lost an important gate-keeper with the dismissal of Comey.
By They call me (2042), southampton on May 16, 17 9:54 AM
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Pathetic conspiracy theorist copies and pastes off of govt.slaves.info.

How is it that the rules are so arbitrary on this list?
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 16, 17 11:24 AM
FYI, evenflow, Seth Rich's family has completely rejected any and all conspiratorial assertions surrounding his death. That's one thing. Further, please explain to us why Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp didn't make your list. Seems like they'd be the first to have to go.
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 16, 17 11:48 AM
You have no idea about Seth Rich's family and I'm not taking your word for it. Secondly, genius, only dead people are on that list.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 16, 17 12:03 PM
Oh even flow so glad you're so clairvoyant and know what I know or don't know, and that I post stuff I make up out of whole cloth. How about the family's words if you don't like mine? Their statement was published in several publications, Washington Post, et. al.
“It’s sad but unsurprising that a group of media outlets who have repeatedly lied to the American people would try and manipulate the legacy of a murder victim in order to forward their own political agenda,” ...more
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 16, 17 7:53 PM
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Oh come on now, Comey had Seth Rich's and Anthony Weiner's laptops yet found no crimes ?, then went on to play up the fake Russia probe with evidence from a company the DNC paid to come up with, then stonewalled the most damaging evidence to Democrats.

Rich was trying to help the Bernie movement. Properly disseminating this information to Bernie supporters would permanently splinter the Democrat party. Thus Russia fake news to deflect and attempt to hold things together. So Obvious. Bernie ...more
By local 84 (278), riverhead on May 16, 17 10:00 AM
"Oh come on now, Comey had Seth Rich's and Anthony Weiner's laptops yet found no crimes?"

Who knows what he found.
May 16, 17 10:30 AM appended by loading...
...rather, who knows what WAS found
By loading... (503), quiogue on May 16, 17 10:30 AM
to mets fan hhs mrz and june please please watch this video and try and understand that its not islam we don't want here its what islam has become.

we must help these poor woman and girls to change there country's back to a more health state.

i am curious what you will say about this short video : Before and After Sharia Law: A Cautionary Tale
By Erin 27 E (813), hampton bays on May 16, 17 11:25 AM
Erin your statement is somewhat misleading. Islam hasn't "become" anything other than what it's been the past 1400 years. And the people you're asking believe that there is a huge difference between so called "moderate" and " extreme" Muslims. The only real difference is how their lives are conducted in terms of jihad. Some want to slaughter all non believers. We can all agree that that's on the "extreme" end of the spectrum. Then the more "moderate" Muslims wish to infiltrate on a more insidious ...more
By Sturgis (185), Southampton on May 16, 17 2:04 PM
sturgis, for the life of me i cant understand how feminists and lgbt liberals cant see that if given a chance the muslim world would attack them first.

they would be the first on the list to be beaten, rapped, thrown in jail, and even murdered.

so tell me june you "nasty" feminist woman ....why don't you see that muslims would not be happy until the either assimilated or killed you ?

do you think you would be happy living under sharia ? do you have the courage to directly ...more
By Erin 27 E (813), hampton bays on May 16, 17 6:36 PM
Back in your basements now
By Mets fan (673), Southampton on May 17, 17 9:01 AM
Erin I'm just as confused as you are. These uber feminists confuse me. They rant about Trump but give Bill Clinton a pass. They seem blissfully unaware about how misogynistic Islam is and then compare Islam to other religions. Thomas Sowell can explain the myth of the wage gap. Is America perfect? No. Are American women oppressed as compared to women some other countries ? No.
May 17, 17 9:31 AM appended by Sturgis
I forgot to mention, I love how SNL "fat shamed" Sarah Huckabee and not a peep from feminists...... bottom line most feminists/ SJW's/ snowflakes are the , " do as I say not as I do" type of people. In other words complete hypocrites
By Sturgis (185), Southampton on May 17, 17 9:31 AM
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Zeldin, the trump sycophant rides again. Won't "rush to judgment". Bush speechwriter declares him in "defiance mode", and oblivious to how he is wounding himself.
Treason = Party Before Country = Treason
By June Bug (1131), SOUTHAMPTON on May 16, 17 11:32 AM
Did you see the way June conveniently ignored you Erin, Hell she even ignored local 84s comment from May 14, 17 1:38 PM that I was looking forward to seeing her response.
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 16, 17 11:59 AM
She's a pain.
By pw herman (556), southampton on May 17, 17 8:11 AM
Ha , Erin did it again, stumped them all lol
By 27dan (2015), Shinnecock Hills on May 17, 17 8:43 AM
Prepare for Trump's House of Cards to start tumbling down . . .

Fiddle Fiddle Fiddle !!!
By Nero (227), Sag Harbor on May 17, 17 6:01 AM
You said the same thing after the billy bush tape came out, just before the election, after the inauguration, when rachel maddow had the tax returns, just prior to the yates testimony and now again with the fake comey memo.

you typed fiddle 3x after each one.

Either your head or the wall will give first. I just can't figure out which one.
By even flow (383), East Hampton on May 17, 17 6:21 AM
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"Fake TV"
By pw herman (556), southampton on May 17, 17 8:12 AM
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The higher the House, the harder it will fall . . .

Da Nile is a wide river to cross.

Fiddle Fiddle Fiddle !!!
By Nero (227), Sag Harbor on May 17, 17 9:16 AM
... RESPECT!
By Undocumented Democrat (1448), southampton on May 21, 17 1:07 AM
springs fair