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wordweaver

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  • [3] August 3, 2015 at 10:33am

    The Navy Brass in the Pentagon will not be stupid enough to bring charges against this officer. A reasonable person is probably going to argue that he should be honored for his heroism on that day instead. Clearly the DoD must come up with some strategies to protect its service members who are serving amongst the public, like at recruiting centers. Under the circumstances, it would be foolish for the Navy to go after this guy because he discharged a weapon at the scene of the attack. If they really wanted to punish the guy without causing a public relations nightmare, they could do it much more subtly by giving him less than stellar fitness reports which would lead to non-promotion and eventual discharge from the Navy. I hope that doesn’t happen. Maybe he wasn’t supposed to have a gun with him that day, but I wouldn’t hammer him for taking heroic action once it all went down.

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  • [5] August 3, 2015 at 10:19am

    Big Deal. As he pointed out, we all strive to limit how much we send to the IRS. Why would anyone want to give more money to the US Government? We have plenty of data to show how good the government is at spending tax dollars wisely, and who wouldn’t want the extra dollars for personal use, including giving to charities that we are actually excited about. Maybe other candidates don’t want to say this, but we all feel the same about it. Should Donald reveal his tax info, I think we will see that he has used to the tax laws to great advantage to build his empire.

  • [9] August 2, 2015 at 11:44pm

    What a blow to the left that Caitlyn, winner of the Arthur Ashe Award for courage, turns out to be a Republican. They must think this a horrible waste of hormone therapy and plastic surgery.

  • [1] July 30, 2015 at 11:31pm

    She’s not going to answer that question because she knows the answer and it would damage the democratic party’s chances to win the presidency.

  • July 27, 2015 at 8:16pm

    With all of the software we have today to manipulate digital photos, it is pretty difficult to prove you haven’t altered a photo like this and are just claiming it as something mysterious.

  • [6] July 26, 2015 at 10:32am

    Mental Note: If you are opening a refugee camp that includes Islamic refugees, you will need to keep them in a special section of the camp because they will be unable to get along with anyone else even though they are refugees!

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  • [-2] July 25, 2015 at 7:03pm

    The Donald may know a lot about making real estate deals, but he has much to learn about politics. Like measuring his words. Like giving equal access to all of the press, even the papers who are critical of you. You gotta thicken that pasty white skin of yours, Donald.

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  • [7] July 22, 2015 at 11:33pm

    This was a stupid argument. The US Flag Code lays down the specific procedures for lowering the flag to half staff. It is not supposed to be an individual’s decision to do it on their own initiative. The guidance comes from the US or State Government. Before 9/11, lowering the flag to half staff was reserved to honor the passing of prominent government officials, and also to commemorate certain historical events like Pearl Harbor and also certain holidays like Memorial Day. Since 9/11, however, Presidents Bush and Obama have widened the half staff criteria to include most any event involving national mourning, including natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and a number of mass shootings. Now, you can argue if you want about whether that change is good or bad, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is that we all should follow the communication from the government to lower the flag, and not do our own thing. What Trump should have said was, “I was waiting along with the rest of America to follow the President’s orders.” He blew it.

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  • [1] July 21, 2015 at 11:37am

    Yep.

  • [-1] July 20, 2015 at 8:06pm

    I don’t see this as having anything to do with political correctness. Rude and slanderous comments are not the opposite of political correctness.

  • July 20, 2015 at 8:03pm

    I saw the interview and stand by my comments.

  • [-7] July 20, 2015 at 10:31am

    So many problems with the way Trump is speaking and conducting his campaign, but here is just one thing he does over and over, and I’m not sure his gigantic ego will allow him to do anything about it: He will spout out some outlandish comment unfiltered from brain to mouth, realize how stupid it was to say such a thing, and then try to walk it back immediately by adding tempering comments. He did it with the illegal immigrants comment, and he did it with the McCain comment. In his mind, he can drop these “bombs”, as long as he sweeps up afterwards. But that isn’t the way it works in politics. You have to measure your words carefully, and when you do misspeak, you had best apologize immediately and not try to explain it away or whine about how the press hates you. Trump reminds me of the rich owner of a sports team who gets it in his head that he can play for the team because why not, he owns it? But he is way out of his league running for President.

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  • [-5] July 19, 2015 at 8:29pm

    It’s a long trip from the boardroom to the oval office, and this guy is not ready for prime time. The leader of the free world cannot just stumble up to a microphone and blurt out stupid stuff without any of the filters normal people would employ – like insulting John McCain. He’s ridiculous. Who out there is saying they support him!? Can there really be that many folks deluded by this clown? How is he at the top of the polls?

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  • [3] July 19, 2015 at 5:48pm

    Preach it, brother, and don’t be ashamed. All lives matter, and if that offends minorities, then they need to step outside and get some fresh air. All lives matter. Even those unborn fetuses that the Planned Parenthood clinics are carefully aborting so they can harvest tiny organs – those lives matter too.

  • [35] July 19, 2015 at 5:42pm

    I agree, and would have answered the question in the same way. I’m not sure anyone can answer that one with surety.

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  • July 18, 2015 at 1:46pm

    I thought this clown might provide some entertainment in this campaign, but I’m afraid his big mouth and complete lack of humility may cause him to explode as a candidate sooner than I would have guessed. What a nut! I don’t want this guy having access to the nuclear codes.

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  • [13] July 17, 2015 at 10:44pm

    Ariana ought to be careful. She may wake up one morning and learn that Trump has bought her paper.

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  • [-2] July 17, 2015 at 7:29pm

    Yeah, the Donald should tone down his over-the-top rhetoric if he wants to be taken seriously, which I think he does. Problem is, I’m not sure he is capable of caging his ego sufficiently to be taken seriously. He is so used to being the alpha dog in the boardroom who can say and do whatever he wants… I’m just not sure he can be anything but The Donald. When he entered the race, I figured it was as a sideshow, a chance for him to spout off on a bunch of issues with candor. I still don’t think he go the distance.

  • [5] July 15, 2015 at 7:03pm

    Obama is so “thin-skinned” it is embarrassing at times. Not presidential in the least sense.

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  • [6] July 13, 2015 at 10:36am

    Every video clip you see of the negotiations in Vienna show a bunch of smiling americans and iranians yucking it up for the cameras. Meanwhile, the highest officials in Iran keep slinging these diplomatic arrows at us from the sidelines. It is like some absurdist play. It makes no sense whatsoever that we are pretending that any agreement we come away with has any meaning.

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