User Profile: JRook

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  • [1] September 23, 2016 at 4:53pm

    “It was yet another moment that left the mother, who is out with a new book about her experience titled “Josiah’s Fire: Autism Stole His Words, God Gave Him a Voice,” feeling as though something profound was happening.” Perhaps, but his mother’s motivations surround promoting the book and selling as many copies as possible. And of course we should not be surprised that this post is a paid promotional piece for the book. Something tells me there has been some literary license employed in recollections of what her son has done and no doubt it makes for a better STORY.

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  • [-4] September 23, 2016 at 10:55am

    The only shred of truth in what this clown said was that the real discrimination in this country is based on economics, not race or religion (other than the correlation between race and economic advancement). The wealthy send their kids to better schools while lobbying for lower taxes that hurt public schools, the wealthy send their kids to better universities and graduate schools while lobbying for lower funding to state universities and college loan programs. And the wealthy use their connections to set their kids up with positions in companies they may or may not be the best candidate for. A progression that only a true monarchy would suggest and perpetuate. And of course we have the best politicians money can buy and the average citizen can’t afford them… so who do you think they work for…hint the wealthy and their families. Are you not getting tired of trump’s use of his campaign to promote his children and present them as having a level of expertise or insight that they wouldn’t have in their wildest dream? Wake up people as the US monarchy is only getting worse.

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  • [3] September 23, 2016 at 10:49am

    Typical self involved and self serving individual who actually believes that she and Trump are more important than any other citizen. As stated by Joe Pesci’s character in the movie With Honors…the President is a bum who is voted into office and can be removed from office just as easily. He is powerful because the citizens of the country follow him as a leader. But when you have lack of respect for the office and the individual the President is both powerless and irrelevant. “Hillary and Obama have done all the hard work to show black voters that Republican policies help them do better.” Back up that statement with some performance metrics from republican controlled states please, otherwise stop making stuff up and stop repeating ignorant statements made by rush for his low information voter audience.

  • [7] September 23, 2016 at 10:45am

    We have campaigns that have African American outreach, women outreach, blue collar outreach, evangelical outreach, jewish outreach, etc. ….. and you wonder why we are progressively becoming a divided nation….How’s about every group start actually assimilating like they did through most of the 1900′s and stop placing so much importance on their own culture, their own ideology and their own religious beliefs. Start placing your fellow citizens and communities as higher priorities then these and perhaps we will have a chance as a nation. Without that we are a nation by name only.

  • [2] September 22, 2016 at 5:41pm

    Even though they are lying right? “Politicians who claim to be ‘pro-choice,’ essentially advocate for abortion-on-demand up until the time of birth, paid for by your taxpayer dollars. This radical position is out of touch with the large majority of Americans.” This is a blatantly false statement but unfortunately a statement that would be forwarded by any number of groups who claim to be ethical, good christians and of high character. Kinda like the folks at the Susan B. Anthony Society who were caught lying in Ohio and defended themselves by saying the first amendment doesn’t require what you say to be the truth. Bottom line is that at the end of the day if you steal $10 or steal $1 million you are still a thief. And if you lie for what you consider a just cause, you are still a damn liar.

  • [-4] September 22, 2016 at 5:36pm

    ” It’s not clear whether anyone from College Democrats ever responded.” jon perhaps you can explain how you somehow know the college democrats didn’t request the change to the posters, but you don’t know if they responded to supporting the event. So did you talk to someone or didn’t you. And if you didn’t then how exactly could you write this post, lame as it is.

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  • [-1] September 22, 2016 at 5:31pm

    Yeah nice try. Democratic plant. I guess you thought Sarah Palin was a democratic plant then, because there has never been anyone remotely as stupid or moronic as Sarah Palin. No sir, this is the average republican chairperson in the midwest. And this is why those with exceptional talent and a thirst for real individual liberty, freedom and self determination move to the coasts ASAP.

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  • [-2] September 22, 2016 at 5:27pm

    “Liberals can’t do math worth a damn.” Really cause they were smart enough to realize that you can’t cut taxes and throw a war at the same time. Something GW Bush didn’t get. And despite the increased war spending which is the classic GOP way of boosting the economy, Bush tanked the economy and left the PRESIDENT with a $1.2 trillion dollar annual deficit run rate (FY 2009). How’s about you do some math homework and realize that it was Reagan who ran up the first $1 trillion deficit and between him, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. they accounted for $10 trillion of the $19 trillion. And a good portion of the remaining $9 trillion was associated with climbing out of the worst economic performance since the great depression.

  • [-2] September 22, 2016 at 5:23pm

    Since you don’t know the answer what exactly is your point. Because if you had any grasp of the FACTS you would know that the PRESIDENT was handed an annual deficit run rate of $1.2 trillion (FY 2009, Bush’s last FY) by GW Bush. And of course along with it the worst performing economy since the great depression. But low information voters and individuals like you who can’t handle facts and the truth, don’t want to remember that now do you.

  • [1] September 22, 2016 at 5:18pm

    The GOP’s actions are “an embarrassment” and “beneath the dignity of this committee,” Surprise, surprise, congress has been an embarrassment and a disgrace for the past 8 years. There are real issues facing this country and they waste taxpayer money harassing this guy. Meanwhile Russian hackers are breaking into election systems and email servers of the DNC and RNC. But hey let’s form another investigation that infers all kinds of things about clinton, but finds nothing. But of course the low information voters don’t bother the actually read the results of the past 10 benghazi investigations that found NOTHING.

  • [-8] September 22, 2016 at 5:13pm

    Well put, but the heightened police state is fueled by the same groups that push for laws like “stand your ground” The perception of more violence fuels fear and results in more gun sales. Its not really about the 2nd amendment, its not about being safe, its about selling more guns, pure and simple.

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  • [-9] September 22, 2016 at 5:09pm

    @Popp40… so let me understood you are such a perfect man of god that you can sit in judgement of the Pope. Every hear of the phrase walk a mile in his shoes….. in this case we would accept 10 feet.

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  • September 22, 2016 at 5:07pm

    “live with professionalism, respect human dignity and love the truth” any chance this might be posted in the break room kaitlyn? or does the bait click quota drive the editorial policy.

  • [-12] September 22, 2016 at 5:05pm

    Certainly as sad as someone who would use the story for a cheap bait click. But karma has a way of balancing itself, and those who seek to profit directly or indirectly from displaying and exploiting the worst times in others will receive what they deserve.

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  • [-12] September 22, 2016 at 10:50am

    Typical the republicans quickly move from a minor issue of reviewing medical records to profiting from stem cell procurement. Of course the accounting records already have proved that the allegations in the fraudulent videos were false. But of course that’s not what those who are consumed by their ideology and deeply held beliefs want to hear, so their counterparts who somehow lied their way into congress provide them with made up controversies to raise more campaign contributions and waste more taxpayer money.

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  • [-1] September 22, 2016 at 10:40am

    “There is nothing preventing blacks from doing as well or better than whites in school, in college, in careers and in life. It’s up to you.” Great example that GKar writes that there must be something genetically wrong with conservatives, particularly those who claim to be christians, that allows them to rationalize away just about everything. I defy any of you to send your kids to an inner city school for high school and then tell me how they had the same opportunity they would have in the white suburban school. Your statement is baseless and indicates a complete lack of knowledge regarding the conditions of inner city schools. If your white suburban school was half as worn out, in disrepair and lacked enough text books and supplies for the students you would march on city hall. Virtually half of the state supreme courts have ruled that local funding of schools is unconstitutional because it results in unequal funding and educational opportunities for inner city students. Statements you want to believe that are based on blind ideology or beliefs that are easily shown to be ignorant merely reflect an ability to rationalize and thus the lack of courage to deal with reality.

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  • [-4] September 22, 2016 at 10:32am

    tomigirl you are a great indication of the budget cutbacks in mercury as your degree of substance or grasp of issues is that of an 8th grader. and trust me shrilling in order to fake some level of passion doesn’t sell it as being anything other than comical. so thanks for the laugh.

  • [-2] September 22, 2016 at 10:28am

    Would be nice if you applied the same level of proof to half of the claims and charges made regarding clintion. “Vote for the pathological lying criminal you f*****g piece of s**t … and get out of our country,” Alan said. “While you’re at it, go back and get f****d by your dirtbag Islamic terror scum friends. Slut.”…. a great example of an individual who should not be able to pass a background check for owning a gun.

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  • [19] September 22, 2016 at 10:23am

    Donald Trump says he finally admitted President Barack Obama was born in the United States because he wanted to “get on with the campaign. Another great example of a reality TV star who will say anything necessary to get ratings and divert attention to facts or details regarding how scripted and fake their reality persona is.

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  • [-3] September 22, 2016 at 10:21am

    Ok so both sides of this are going to try and treat these two situations as being the same. One side to insist that black men are shot for no reason and the other to suggest that both deserved to be shot. The FACT is that neither deserve to be shot unless the directly threatened or shot at police. The bar should not be lowered to the point where police can shoot and then come up with a good reason after the fact. Their duty is to apprehend suspects and the DA’s duty is to charge and prosecute them. The jury finds them guilty or not guilty and the judge renders sentence. That’s how our system works and I’m waiting to see a white suspect being shot in this manner. Or did I miss those posts? And spare me with white criminals always follow police orders and never threaten police…. Those notions are as moronic as trying to combine these two situations.

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