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This is me
I'm white, 59 year old male, been working since I was 16. I don't do Facebook, tatoos or earrings in my face. I'm on time for everything, go to work early, have pride and respect. I love my family. I've never taken a handout, everything I have I've earned. I do not like what's going on these days. Disrespect, hate, dishonesty, to name a few. I guess you can call me an asshole. Too many people getting a free ride, too many goddam fags, too many Muslims, what the hell?? When did it all change?? I grew up in the 70's, I'm lucky. Fuck Hillary, Obama, liberals, yes, I'm an asshole.
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Returned for the kudos and apology I will not receive
When Russian involvement is proved in this election, I expect all u Nay-sayers to realize your ideological blindness
First: Ooph on Dec 13, 2016 05:49:48

It's been proven. Realize your ideological blindness, please. Thank you. No need to kiss my ring or bow or anything like that. Your chagrin works fine.

If only I could count on that.

I know that many of you, like Trump, will be derisive and dismissive of America's Intelligence Community and not accept that you were wrong and they are right about Russian meddling in our election specifically to benefit Trump. Effectively, you are saying the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of National Security, the CIA, and FBI, as well as 13 other agencies are all lying to undermine Trump's unpopular and narrow victory. All of them are simply butt-hurt over his flimsy win? Soros has paid off our entire Intelligence Community, as well as those overseas, and all the secretaries and support personnel, right? Really?

The argument Trump used early on to disparage those agencies was that they were wrong before about WMDs in Iraq; the CIA director himself told Bush that there were no WMDs in Iraq. Now we have Trump Jr, who lied about not having meetings with Russian representatives and changed his story four times on the meeting he admitted to, proven by emails as well. And Jared Kushner, who has amended his security clearance form four times to add Russian contacts. And Paul Mannafort, who lied about his meetings with the Russians. And Flynn, who lied to Congress about such meetings. And Sessions, who lied to Congress about such meetings. This is all proven and not conjecture. Why all these lies if the meetings were innocent, as later claimed? No cognitive dissonance for you Righties in this huge pile of BS? Coincidence all the lies and attempts to coverup meetings with Russia?

You have two choices to deny Russian involvement in the 2016 election: a plea of insanity or you are legally blind. My bad. There are more choices. Advanced Stupidity, Ideological loyalty, and you don't really care about the truth or America. Or you colluded with Russia.
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My thoughts on God…
Let me begin by stating that I am an agnostic. For those who may not understand, an agnostic is not opposed to God nor opposed to religion as such. An agnostic is someone who has looked into his soul and found a void. An agnostic is someone who has searched but been unable to reach some rational conclusion other than I just don't know. No, I did not start out as an agnostic. I started out as a young man as a sincerely born again Christian and thought I had found the answer to that which so many seek, what is the meaning of life.

Perhaps my Christian past explains why I find so many Christian ideals admirable and laudable. However, I prefer to think that I find them so because they are fundamentally decent in a world that is anything but fundamentally decent.

That is where my problem with God begins.

If God is as advertised, capable of creating a fully functionally human creature and a complete universe in which to house and challenge him, why create one so fatally flawed?

Why create a universe whose most fundamental rule is that for one creature to survive, another must die? I know the argument, God created man so he could have a perfect communion and man failed Him… and that is the second problem I have with God. If God could see everything, past and future, He must have known man would fail Him. Knowing that and the unbounded pain and suffering it would bring into His world, why would He do it?

Ah, yes, I have heard that too. God wanted a way to separate the wheat from the chaff… but again, surely a God who knows all also knows which is the wheat and which is the chaff without beating them apart, without the flail. God is not some inveterate farmer, cursed to repeat His great-great-grandfather’s ancient ritual for gathering the makings of a loaf of bread. God is the all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful Creator of everything that is… so why does He create a universe designed to inflict pain and suffering on everything that lives?

If God is at the root of all of the rules of the universe, why are their results so terribly flawed? Why does he behave so much like an absentee landlord of some semi-abandoned rent controlled tenement block? If God is all that He is advertised to be, why doesn’t He perform beyond human expectations instead of barely meeting them.
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Draining the swamp is a messy job.

Our home is in a community of 2,000 homes located on the intercoastal in North Carolina. Everything lives here: Alligators. Water moccasins. Rattle snakes. Sea hawks. Egrets. Giant blue heron. Mosquitoes blood sucking mosquitoes. We've watched from our back porch as dolphins chased sail boats and motor boats up the intercostal and watched the moon rise over the ocean to cast its glow over the intercoastal.

When the community decided to drain the swamp in the center of the community, it was a big deal. Draining the swamp was messy. The swamp was about 10 football fields, about 6 feet deep, with lots of creatures living in it. It was a dangerous swamp. Not one that you would walk or swim. You would not dare sit next to it in the dark of a moonless night. If not the snakes, then the mosquitoes would eat you alive.

As the water level decreased, the creatures were exposed. As the water level disappeared, all that was left was 3 feet of yucky black mud and the roots to dying cypress trees. The fish, snakes, frogs, rats, and birds were all stranded in the yucky mud

Those creatures of the swamp fought for their lives as the swamp disappeared. The fish flopped around in the black mud looking for some water for life. The frogs croaked incessantly all night while their young pollywogs were stranded lifeless at the top of the black mud. Snakes slithered in every direction in the black mud in search of food. The rats that live in hollows all along the water abandoned their nests while the birds that feed off the swamp creatures also abandoned the area.

Finally, the mud dried out. No more snakes. No more rats. No more fish. No more frogs. No more mosquitoes. And no more birds that feed off those creatures of the swamp.

That same thing is happening to the political swamp in America. Trump is draining the swamp. His picks for his cabinet are all swamp drainers. Yeah, 3 are from Goldman Sachs. 3 of 23. Practically all of his cabinet have executive experience (military, or government, or private sector) . . . and it is the executive branch, now isn't it?

The mud is becoming visible as all the creatures who live in the swamp are fighting for their lives Government employees at the IRS, EPA, and Education are flapping in the mud like dying fish. The lobbyists are slithering here and there looking for government funds like the snakes in the mud ... especially those who wrote Obamacare. The liberal media cartel is chirping and croaking all the time like frogs trying to reverse the draining. The tax and spend politicians are dying off like the blood-sucking mosquitoes. The political appointees of Obama are fleeing DC for other jobs like the birds who lost their meal tickets. And the information leakers, like Comey and Lynch, are looking for new places to nest like the rats that left the swamp. Soon, all that will remain will be the dying institutions like public education as the dying cypress trees of our society.

Everyone who lived off the swamp is praying for rain. Election rain so Democrats might win some elections from Republicans since the Democrats suffered such horrible defeats during the 8 years of Obama. Impeachment rain so the professional politicians can get rid of Trump as the swamp drainer. Low approval rating rain so the media can claim they were correct about Trump. Virtual rain, fake rain, so pundits can claim that Trump is not making any progress even though the results say the opposite.

Draining the swamp is messy, muddy. But the mud will soon dry. Democrats just lost special elections in Arkansas and Omaha after sinking millions into them. Democrats might grab an election here or there in places like Georgia where the demographics are changing to black communities, but not without millions and millions of campaign dollars . . . and Democrats cannot afford to do that for all the elections in 2018. Democrats must defend 23 Senators in 2018 compared to 10 for Republicans, and Democrats must win 25 seats in the US House from Republicans, and then win back 900 state legislative seats and 14 governorships. If Georgia is an example, that will cost Democrats hundreds of millions to try.

SCOTUS will be rendering its decisions about Trump executive orders just before the 2018 elections . . . and more than likely, SCOTUS will rule against the Obama appointed judges who live in the lower court swamps. SCOTUS will help Trump.

Comey is gone. Lynch is in trouble. Clinton is back in trouble. The Clinton Foundation donors are talking. Clapper and Yates both said that there is no evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians.

Schumer is gasping for rain like one of those stranded fish. His Republican swamp buddies like McCain will abandon him as he dies . . . a rat leaving the swamp even though they shared an apartment together. His Wall Street swamp buddies cannot help him. The Washington Post and The New York Times and CNN and NBC are all trying to seed the clouds. But none of it is producing enough rain to help Schumer stop Trump from draining the swamp.

Draining the swamp is loud. Listen to all the hysterical liberal media cartel who are trying to make it rain in order to save the swamp where they live. Chanting. Lies. Rain dances. But no real rain is coming. Only fake rain.

The swamp will soon be dry. And when it is, then the next task is to make America great again.
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Recently there have been mentions of slavery in some of the strings on OPP.

There have been references to slavery in the history of the U.S.A. made by certain Colored groups, stating that they, being of Negro ancestry, and implying their ancestors were brought here as slaves, should be entitled to “reparations”.

We even have a person who plays the Negro Slavery game whenever he gets the chance. Seems to think it is “cool”.

Many of these are riding in a broken buggy, implying that being a slave was literal hell.
It is time we took a look at slavery, as it really was... And is.

Most people have the impression that slaves were ripped out of a happy home, where they could get plenty of healthy food by hunting and gathering, and lived in an ideal, safe environment. Taken in chains to the coast, placed in the crowded ship's hold, fed almost no food or water so that a number of them died on the trip to wherever.

There they were sold at auction, families being torn apart. Then under a mean master they lived like an animal. Getting little food, very poor housing, long exhausting work, and being whipped into action by slave drivers.

This story told by the “activists” of that day has been what people of today often believe.

The only thing wrong with this is that with rare exception all of the above is a Lie.

First, the slaves, captured by the slave hunters (most of whom were black themselves) lived as so many in Africa today. With periodic shortages of food, poor water, in mud huts. Extremely short and brutish lives.

When taken in captivity, it was usually by a tribe they were at war with, who realizing they could be sold, did not kill them out of hand. These were valuable commodities, so they were fed, given good water and protected from other tribes.

Once aboard ship, they became even more valuable commodities, and though the ships were crowded, they were fed, and taken care of as well as could be expected. The slaves had been bought and paid for. Any who died, well the cost came directly out of ship master's pocket. If you were a ship’s master would you treat valuable merchandise roughly, destroying some of your profit. No sane person would.

When they were sold, again they were treated as a useful, expensive commodity, because that is what they were. Would you allow a family to be torn apart? What kind of behavior would you expect from the father, the mother? Would tearing the family apart make the members more valuable?

The same would apply at their ultimate destination. The plantation owner had to feed them house them cloth them, in other words take care of them. In all cases they well outnumbered the so called masters. Do you really think that the bosses would work their people to exhaustion, feed them poorly, allow them to be whipped? Wouldn’t that be insane to do? No, you would treat them as well as you would treat any valuable item. And you would rest the worker sufficiently so he would not get sick and die, or get desperate and run off, wouldn’t you. Ever see those pictures of those fat old nannies? Think they got fat by being starved?

Did some of the slaves hate their situation? Maybe most of them did. Did any of them ever want to go back to Africa? Many of them liked being taken care of. Knowing they would have food tomorrow, housing tomorrow, clothing tomorrow.

When I was in the Marine corps, I earned less than $4 a day. But I was content because I had food most days, a place to sleep, and a yearly clothing allowance. And all I had to do was train all day from before sunrise to sunset, go on 20 mile conditioning hikes, carrying a full 70 LB. pack, and 47 lb bipod for an 81mm mortar, go into combat and let the gooks shoot at me and pull guard duty or mess duty every once in a while. Wasn’t that slavery?

You, worked most of your life, didn’t you? Probably hated some if not all of the jobs you had. Why did you work? So you would be able to eat, clothe yourself, house yourself, and when you finally decided to marry, didn’t you go to work 5 or more days a week, to support your family.

And didn’t various people come to you in one way or another and extort your money for licenses, taxes, various permits, speeding tickets,etc.

YOU TOO HAVE BEEN A SLAVE, “wage slave” is what you were called.

Think about it...
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John McCain, a real American hero.
Give um hell buddy. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against...
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Apparently OPP bloggers deny these Emails
First Trump Jr lied that this meeting ever existed

Then thru fake news with there research found the evidence that meeting occurred and it lasted 20 min and all the Russian Lawyer talked about was adoption. Trump Jr admitted it.

Then the Fake news uncovered that Manafort and Kushner attended Trump Jr admitted that they did attend.

Then Fake news uncovered that another Russian attended meeting and Trump Jr admitted to another Russian. But again he said it was only 20 minutes and they talked about abortions

Then Trump Jr went to that friendly news Fox and Hannity interviewed him and Hannity asked him was there anybody else and Trump said no that was it and they just talked about adoption.

Then these emails got exposed by the Washington Post and they called Jr. And told him they had copies and were going to release them. So Trump Jr released them himself.

Then the Fake news uncovered that there was 2 other Russians at the meeting so now 8 people 5 Russians Manafort Kushner and Jr. All for 20 minutes and all they did was discuss adoption of Russian children.

So lies lies lies lies more lies so here is the email string. So all these Russians came to Trump tower to meet with Manafort, Kushner, Jr and all they discussed was adoption.

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Russia is not our friend: it is an adversary desperate for America's demise
If you read the news with an open and critical mind, you know this to be true.
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Texas defunded Planned Parenthood and created a Christian nightmare
No taxpayer dollars go to abortions: got it! Nada, zero, zilch. Defunding Planned Parenthood in the vain and stupid hope of limiting abortions has the opposite effect. Take the brain-dead legislature of Texas. The state has seen an increase of teen pregnancy by 3.2% and abortions are up 15% since their mindless bills. Defunding an organization that gives premium healthcare to those who cannot afford it and does not--DOES NOT--do abortions is repulsive and destructive. Women suffer for this male insouciance.
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Russian Collusion and Global Warming
So what do Russian Collusion and Global Warming have in common? Both are believed as Gospel by Liberals. If you question either, then something is wrong with you. No arguments or amount of proof can dissuade American idiots from believing. These have become the first 2 Commandments in the Holy Text of Liberals.

Donald J. Trump is Lucifer and he must be thrown into the Holy Fire of Impeachment. The Archangel Robert Mueller wields his magical sword named Indictment. The Holy Swamp of DC must be purified for the Chosen People, those mysterious ones known as the Insiders. Never again, after the Evil One Trump is overthrown, will an outsider representing the American People ever be allowed to regain power in the Sacred Swamp.
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