User Profile: zapparules


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  • July 26, 2015 at 5:03pm

    NO. That does NOT count as to HOW he will do it.
    See my post to Simplelogic.

    Securing our (southern) border – to the point of assuring near zero illegal entry… Is not some simple construction project’. And unlike ALL of Trumps business projects… There is no Return On Investment for such a project – at least not in the form Trump is used to.

    Trump says he will get Mexico to pay for it.
    Oh yea?
    And how are you going to ‘sell them’ on that idea Donald? What will be THEIR Return On Investment – so as to ‘motivate’ them to spend BILLIONS on securing the border?

    Government / politics do NOT function like business.
    Just because Trump is a successful businessman… That in NO WAY means he would make a successful politician.
    In politics… You HAVE TO compromise. That is often the ONLY WAY many things get done. When you OWN a business you can FORCE a great deal / get a lot done because you are the boss. It does not work the same in politics.
    And is that PART of why many things don’t get done in politics or it is ‘inefficient’ in how it operates? YES indeed. And I would like to see far less of ‘the political game’ BUT… If folks think Trump will just waltz in to the ‘highest position in the land’ and ‘get things done’ – all when his approach seems to be to attack and alienate those he will HAVE TO work with (to get things done) well…
    Trump and his supporters are DREAMING.

  • July 26, 2015 at 4:53pm

    Has Trump given ANY SPECIFIC DETAILS (and again, realistic, tangible details) on how he would put MANY more Americans (millions) back to work?

    And guess what?
    I am NOT anti-conservative.
    I AM anti-stupidity and am anti SOME conservative policies that – I believe – do more harm than good.

    “AMERICANS want the issues which he is talking about fixed”
    And many if not most politicians and others have been ‘talking’ about these issues long before Trump ever came along to claim they weren’t thinking / talking about them.
    Trump is in fantasy land thinking that HE is the one that has caused America to think about these issues. He obviously hasn’t been to a site like this where… FOR YEARS – these and many other issues have been ‘discussed’.

    “…the communists have had EXTENSIVE plans for the destruction of America for a long time and they are pretty successful at wooing the likes of you. Take some time to get familiar with the goals the communist party stated shortly after WWII and realize that you and those like you are either willing participants or cheerleaders.”
    Can you offer ANYTHING to backup that claim?

  • July 26, 2015 at 4:43pm

    WOW! Now there’s some real detail.
    And “close” the border or… Secure the border??? BIG difference.
    I am assuming you / Trump mean ‘secure’ the border – stop those who cross illegally.
    So just HOW will Trump accomplish this?
    Not his… ‘I’ll get Mexico to pay for it’ claim. Also just another baseless claim of his. He has never said HOW he would get Mexico to pay for our securing of the border – which…
    Would cost billions – BILLIONS of dollars. Billions initially and then Millions each year there after AND… LOTS of other (costly) resources.

  • July 26, 2015 at 4:36pm


    I don’t agree with your “Hang the SOB if he is guilty of anything” position but I respect that you’ve at least considered the additional details I presented. And THAT’S ALL I DID – …present additional details not given here at TheBlaze (and in most other stories covering this incident. And so, at least in this instance, I don’t fault TheBlaze for selectively editing a story. But that said… Boy I sure would like to know if the editors here were aware of these other possible very important details of this situation and intentionally excluded them from their story. Think they’d ever admit such? Anyway…)

    Thank you for your reasonable and ‘respectful’ post.
    Such is very rare around here.

  • [-1] July 26, 2015 at 4:25pm

    Not sure your point.

    I am aware of that. I left it in simply because it was part of that sentence – setting up the scene of what ‘allegedly’ happened.

    Did I mention ANYTHING about an “EXCUSE”?
    No. In fact I started my post by saying: “There is no justification for a killing like this …”
    And even ended my post by saying: “I am JUST pointing out that some perhaps very important details were left out of the story as presented here.”
    So WHY do you make a leap into some kind of ‘excuse’ rant?
    And frankly…. You just must have a real hard time comprehending what you read.
    Where in the story above or what I added did it offer that…. “our SOLDIER attempted to leave once it became clear the THUG didn’t want to exchange INSURANCE INFO LIKE A CIVILIZED BEING.” WHERE do you find that detail?

    “People like you are why we have THUGS like Erico here.”
    Apparently you have no idea how clueless you sound.

    Not sure you’ve encountered him yet.but your description of a troll fits someone like regular poster Proverbs17-12NLT quite well. And yet no one of ‘the Right persuasion’ here will every call him what he is – BECAUSE they are ‘on the same side’ – or same / similar beliefs as him. But don’t doubt me (as el-Rushbo would say)… Proverbs17-12NLT IS a ‘classic’ troll.

    matt_c: “to try and smear the deceased”
    I did NOTHING of the sort.
    Do you just make stuff up so as to feel better about yourself / your beliefs?

  • [-4] July 26, 2015 at 12:05pm

    There is no justification for a killing like this but I’d like to point out that a local news station reported some additional, perhaps important details of this event not included here in the story posted above.


    “Court documents obtained by Eyewitness News allege that Mendonca and friends went to buy alcohol from a bootlegger in the store’s parking lot, when their truck was struck by Montalvo’s car. Montalvo tried to leave the scene after the two parties could not come to terms, but the group caught up in the truck and stopped him behind the store. A fight broke out, which the affidavit says ended with Mendonca and a second man getting knifed.”

    “… but the group caught up in the truck and stopped him behind the store. A fight broke out, which the affidavit says ended with Mendonca and a second man getting knifed.”

    That’s a bit different than ‘JUST’… “The guy gets out, starts stabbing his [Mendonca’s] best friend,

    AGAIN… I am JUST pointing out that some perhaps very important details were left out of the story as presented here.

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  • [-39] July 26, 2015 at 11:55am

    If you had a brain…

  • [-2] July 26, 2015 at 11:35am

    Reaganator will understand.

  • [-3] July 26, 2015 at 1:47am

    “Arf arf arf. That’s my other dog impression.”

  • [-4] July 26, 2015 at 1:37am

    ModerateRep: “This newspaper portrayed h as a fool and a buffoon, so how is he to reapond?

    He responded just like any fool and buffoon would.
    Foolishly and like the buffoon he is – of course.

  • [-3] July 26, 2015 at 1:32am


    I wish many more people would get exposed to the likes of Monk-Man. If more people actually ‘experienced’ more posters like some of the regulars here – as well as just a site like thia… So many more would realize how out of touch with reality – and extreme – SOME on the Right are.

    And another side benefit of such would be that more would be exposed to Beck’s ‘base’ and learn who mostly funds his intentionally divisive business.

  • [2] July 26, 2015 at 1:00am

    Are you able to provide ANY details of ANY plan Trump has brought forth to address the many big challenges he continues to rail against?
    In other words… Trump is selling… Just what? SPECIFICALLY.

    He continues to say he can make America great again BUT… Is he telling anyone HOW he will SPECIFICALLY do that?
    And as Trump continues to alienate so many (in politocs and elsewhere)… Who does he expect to WORK WITH to bring about whatever change he hasn’t given specifics on so as to make America great again?

    I would think a desire / need to make America great again requires some level of EXTENSIVE planning and execution of plans and yet… I have yet to hear from The Donald any such plans / details.

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  • [-2] July 26, 2015 at 12:43am

    I ask ‘WHY’ of so many who post here yet… Very few are willing – or able – to answer such.

    Like what you said BLACKDIAMOND…
    “The “why” tends to expose lies beer than anything else.”

  • [-3] July 25, 2015 at 12:07pm

    “We must stop the terror. I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.”

  • [-5] July 25, 2015 at 3:11am

    bolec slodkie
    Slick how you attempt to ignore a reality AND try to personally attack me.

    “The “practical concerns about an increase in accidents and criminal killings” it is a projection of your own inadequacies.”
    Lets take that first part first shall we?.
    An increase in accidents is a projection…
    YES. A projection IN REALITY.
    FACT: And a gun (weapon) to ANY environment and the likelihood of injury or death is significantly increased.

    As to your latter attempt at slighting me…
    If “inadequacies” is what first comes to mind for you then…
    You may be projecting a bit too much personal information about yourself.
    I’ll gladly share with you what I feel are my adequate abilities to defend my positions.
    Are you equipped to do the same?

    And guess what bolec slodkie?
    I never claimed this was my argument. I simply stated: “I thought this assessment …an interesting ‘perspective’.
    And as I further noted…
    Especially in light of how …
    THE RIGHT have worked themselves into a huff over maneuvers like Jade Helm 15 or the supposed coming marshal law
    Last time I checked I have never been accused of being of ‘the Right’.

    And I have to ask…
    Do you TRULY believe today’s ‘armed militia’ could ‘compete’ against the world’s most well-funded military (and related authoritative forces) – ???
    Please don’t tell me you think citizens should / could / do have access to the type of arms (PLUS) that could actually “prevent the military from consolidating such power” – ???

  • [-9] July 24, 2015 at 10:51pm

    You are presenting one of the reasonable and responsible reasons for not arming our service members en masse. Most here will miss that – or ‘attack’ you for pointing it out.

    From the same source I cited for the above talking point regarding such arming en masse being “an inherent risk to civil liberties in the United States” – I offer…
    “It reflects a basic misconception about the average military member’s proficiency with guns, and it flat-out misses the reality that armed-forces installations are not “gun-free zones” by any stretch of the imagination. Indeed, the military has fairly liberal guidelines empowering its commanders to arm members to defend themselves. It’s just that those guidelines prioritize personal safety and the high likelihood of gun mishaps over statistically rare tragedies like the Chattanooga shooting.”
    “Most service members — 99 percent of airmen, 88 percent of sailors, and about two-thirds of soldiers and Marines — are not in direct combat roles, but instead are technical workers whose specialties support those “tip of the spear” troops. … Practically speaking, this means that your average military member’s firearms experience may only go as far as some boot camp familiarization with a service rifle on a “static range,” … “your average service member is more qualified than most civilians to handle guns, but no more qualified to neutralize an active shooter than the average professional mechanic is to race the Daytona 500.”

  • [-2] July 24, 2015 at 10:43pm

    I must be one of those “missing the point”
    Can you please explain?
    Can you expound on what you mean by “this one spanked them like the Bundy Ranch”?

  • [-2] July 24, 2015 at 10:41pm

    I happen to believe that somewhere between having no military personnel armed at places like these recruitment centers and having all military personnel armed at all times – there is a ‘better’ way to provide safer and more secure environments for our military members (AND others).

    I thought this assessment on “arming service members en masse” is an interesting ‘perspective – especially in light of how many, well, some, on the Right have worked themselves into a huff over military maneuvers like Jade Helm 15 and/or the impending roll-out of marshal law by Obama – and that is this …
    “Beyond the practical concerns about an increase in accidents and criminal killings, military planners have another reason to be sanguine about arming service members en masse: It poses an inherent risk to civil liberties in the United States. Since the late 1800s, the Posse Comitatus Act has limited the federal government’s ability to use military members to carry out domestic law enforcement duties. It originated in the rollback of Reconstruction-era policing of the South, but since then, the law has been widely praised as a safeguard against federal martial law on the streets of America. Second Amendment advocates who often defend personal firearms ownership as a check against government abuse and tyranny would likely be among the first Americans to criticize arming domestic military members wholesale in the name of “security.”

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  • [-5] July 24, 2015 at 10:22pm

    “gun control, nationalized police forces, “white” taxes, race war, martial law.”

    Wow. Obama really better get to work if he is going to get all those things accomplished in these last few months of his presidency.

  • [-12] July 24, 2015 at 10:07pm

    Our military leaders are Communists huh?

    The fact that some of you folks don’t realize how utterly crazy you sound is perhaps what is scariest of all.

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