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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

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Posted By: hammondb3, 10/17/2019 9:06:58 AM

ANNAPOLIS, Md.  — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues. He was 68.  Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district , which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.As chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings led multiple investigations of the president’s governmental dealings, including probes in 2019 relating to the president’s family members serving in the White House.

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Never a joy when death claims another victim. Condolences to those who loved him.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/17/2019 9:14:24 AM (No. 209739)
While I am sure he will be missed by his family, I won't miss the guy. Replay Cumming's treatment of Justice Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing and you will see the REAL Elijah Cummings.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 10/17/2019 9:20:50 AM (No. 209747)
I'll go with Mama's advice and keep my mouth shut.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm 10/17/2019 9:24:34 AM (No. 209755)
I won't speak ill of the dead. I will say that he will need God's mercy (as do we all) and I pray for his soul. May the light of His mercy open Elijah's eyes.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mobyclik 10/17/2019 9:26:59 AM (No. 209762)
He did, huh? Oh well, back to my Cheerios.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Saryden 10/17/2019 9:27:09 AM (No. 209763)
I think that old saw about never speaking ill of the dead is ridiculous. It may make one feel good to be forgiving, but being dead doesn't doesn't make him / her any better. If they committed bad actions in life, death doesn't take that away. I will always speak ill of Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, and many others who caused huge grief... if I speak of them at all.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles 10/17/2019 9:27:23 AM (No. 209764)
This is one time I am relaxing the Mama Says rule. I am not sad he is gone. What makes me sad is he got so rich on the backs of his community. All while they lived in the worst kind of misery and poverty. Trump rightly pointed out how his district is one of the worst in the entire nation. He lived his life in a corrupt manner, his wife did even more so than he did. I cannot think nicely about this evil man. What shocks me is they are saying he was only 68. He sure seemed older than that. His legacy is awful and Baltimore should be glad he is gone.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 10/17/2019 9:27:25 AM (No. 209765)
The world will be a better place. He did not help his constituents, and he played that standard Dem game, get your money and power, ignore the folks back home. No personal animostity, but now it will be potentially easier to solve the real problems that he was ignoring, and the political trouble that he was causing.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 10/17/2019 9:28:58 AM (No. 209767)
He criticized Trump for pointing out how badly Baltimore has deteriorated under Democrat rule, but was on video years earlier voicing the exact same concerns as Trump. If he was such a stalwart for blacks, how come he did nothing in all his time in Congress to make a difference in Baltimore? He was a fraud, of course. Actions speak louder than words (except for the MSM, they love to broadcast slander & libel) and Cummings' actions amounted to ZERO.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rather Read 10/17/2019 9:33:46 AM (No. 209775)
Rep. Cummings advocated, but twitter activist Scott Pressler and a crew actually went to Baltimore and picked up tons and tons of trash. Advocacy is nice but actions speak louder than words. Prayers for Rep. Cumming's soul but I wish he had acted more than just talked.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: snakeoil 10/17/2019 9:34:26 AM (No. 209777)
Ding Dong etc. I haven't been this upset since the death of Morris the Cat. A despicable excuse for a human being. I'll save my tears for people who deserve them.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ginadee 10/17/2019 9:35:51 AM (No. 209780)
too bad, so sad, not mad I know it's not right to speak ill of the dead but this is a hard one. I'm sorry for his family. I know it's hard for them. I guess I'll suck it up and say a little prayer.....
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DoneinCalif 10/17/2019 9:39:41 AM (No. 209791)
I never liked him but he was a warrior. Rest in Peace Elijah. You earned it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/17/2019 9:42:59 AM (No. 209799)
Powerful?? Must be speaking about his breath.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dreemaun 10/17/2019 9:45:42 AM (No. 209803)
Help from above draining the swamp.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jethro bo 10/17/2019 9:46:21 AM (No. 209805)
Is it true Naci just changed the House rules and now dead Dem congresspersons can vote for impeachment? And why is Schumer blaming Trump for causing Cummings death?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: The Remnants 10/17/2019 9:48:20 AM (No. 209807)
I hope that whoever replaces Congressman Cummings will use the money scheduled for the city of Baltimore for the city and its residents and its school system so that it can be transformed.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dreemaun 10/17/2019 9:48:57 AM (No. 209809)
Help from above draining the swamp.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/17/2019 9:51:38 AM (No. 209812)
Buh-Bye you race baiting hater! Tell McCain I said "hi" while you're down there!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared 10/17/2019 9:53:11 AM (No. 209815)
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Reply 20 - Posted by: TJM 10/17/2019 9:58:32 AM (No. 209818)
maybe his district will get a non left-wing loon this time
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Reply 21 - Posted by: john56 10/17/2019 10:01:00 AM (No. 209824)
Rest in Peace. I'm sure his family and friends are grieving over the loss. Especially the wifey, How is her "non-profit" gonna bring in money now that the product they're selling is gone? Whatever happens, I expect the replacement to be a liberal in the AOC mode. And in DC, folks are already measuring the office for new drapes. I expect you'll see a lot of office changes, since the newbies always get the smallest office farthest away. (I knew someone who was the #3 seniority rep in his state legislature. He passed away suddenly and his son took the post. But he didn't get dad's old office, which was in a very prime location.)
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Reply 22 - Posted by: davew 10/17/2019 10:01:18 AM (No. 209825)
I always felt that the giants of the Civil Rights movement like Cummings who showed genuine courage in standing up to the Jim Crow laws of the South made a strategic mistake by choosing to work in government rather than the private sector to remedy the economic impacts of those laws. The new opportunities in engineering, life sciences, media and entertainment, business, advertising, and real estate/finance that emerged from the '60s would produce the trillion dollar economy of today for those who took advantage of them. Yet Cummings and many Civil Rights legends of his generation chose to spend their lives groveling for power in the halls of government rather than providing the pathways to the middle class that so many private business did over this period. The cultural environment in the major Democrat fiefdoms would be a different place today if they had.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: chumley 10/17/2019 10:02:46 AM (No. 209826)
The Mama rule about not speaking ill of the dead is a good one, for normal people in normal times. After all, the dead are past the point of being able to learn from their mistakes and too much hatred will eat you alive. In cases like this, and the Kennedy's, and McCain, their evil was so great their memories deserve to be derided in public. I hope he and McCain are buried close together so I only have to empty a bowel once.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Krause 10/17/2019 10:03:25 AM (No. 209827)
Trump has done more blacks in less than 3 years, including those in Baltimore, than Cummings did for just Baltimore blacks in all his years in government. That’s why Cummings and the Dems have to bring Trumpdown.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Italiano 10/17/2019 10:03:43 AM (No. 209828)
God sided with President Trump.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: lisa belanger 10/17/2019 10:05:27 AM (No. 209830)
anger killed him i said it when he screaming at trump someone will die.. nxt nadler
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Reply 27 - Posted by: winmag 10/17/2019 10:08:28 AM (No. 209834)
Another old timey poverty pimp bites the dust. Good riddance.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/17/2019 10:11:25 AM (No. 209836)
He died from long-standing health issues? So, he felt "the cause" was more important than taking time to spend with family and friends, huh? Worked up until his last breath, according to his wife. That's the BIG difference between Republicans and Democrats, a Republican would have resigned.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: cor-vet 10/17/2019 10:16:53 AM (No. 209842)
When I saw a brief clip of Cummings, where he stated that the democrats passed the equal rights amendments with no help from the Republicans, I realized what a 2- faced , lying politition he was. It also made me wonder just how much he was actually involved in championing civil rights. It's hard to call someone an Icon, when they don't know and/or lie about what reslly happens. It was very Presidential for PDT to say nice things about him, though, after the way Cummings has treated him, even if he will be castigated for doing so.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: John Farson 10/17/2019 10:24:05 AM (No. 209849)
Would like for all my democratic friends to hear the conversation between God and Cummings when he is asked about a woman’s right to kill her unborn child. Some would be amazed.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Quigley 10/17/2019 10:34:33 AM (No. 209863)
We are a little more free with this petty tyrant off the scene. What happens with him now is between him and God. As to his family, I’m sure they’re very sad but well taken care of.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: curious1 10/17/2019 10:35:58 AM (No. 209864)
Now do the pubbies have a candidate lined up to at least offer the people where the tons of trash was picked up, a choice to vote against business as usual, in the election to find a replacement for cummings?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: todalco 10/17/2019 10:41:32 AM (No. 209871)
https://youtu.be/Dkq7WZTzkLQ
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Reply 34 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 10/17/2019 10:44:26 AM (No. 209875)
No point in saying how I feel about this. I could wax poetic, but I would have preferred he'd seen the light, and repented.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Right Time 10/17/2019 10:46:29 AM (No. 209877)
I say what everyone else is thinking...Good Riddance, and hope whoever replaces him is not another corrupt Democrat race baiter
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Reply 36 - Posted by: columba 10/17/2019 10:53:02 AM (No. 209883)
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Hazymac 10/17/2019 10:55:31 AM (No. 209886)
I wasn't even aware that he was ill, or that he was only 68, which isn't comparatively old. Some GOP congressmen have said that Cummings was a nice man in private. In public he was a dyspeptic, hyperpartisan snapping turtle. My condolences to his family.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Moritz55 10/17/2019 11:00:00 AM (No. 209892)
I had no idea he was only 68.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: janjan 10/17/2019 11:13:23 AM (No. 209910)
I guarantee you that before his body was cold the Democrats were all huddled in conference calls to see how this impacts them politically and the lobbying has already started to determine who gets his place on Oversight. Then they will straighten their collars and get in front of the cameras with sad expressions.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 10/17/2019 11:13:40 AM (No. 209911)
My mother taught me that if you can't say anything good about somebody, then don't say anything. So, . . . . (crickets)
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Reply 41 - Posted by: zzzghy 10/17/2019 11:17:54 AM (No. 209917)
Don't be surprised if satan's wallet turns up missing.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: terrywhite 10/17/2019 11:20:10 AM (No. 209922)
Will he get the McCain treatment?
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 10/17/2019 11:24:15 AM (No. 209925)
Ol' Kingfish was a hater and an ignorant, spiteful one at that.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: vhs68 10/17/2019 11:25:37 AM (No. 209926)
So, who's next? 1. John Lewis. 2. Diane Feinstein. Pick one!!!
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Reply 45 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 10/17/2019 11:29:04 AM (No. 209928)
Who I feel the worst for is his constituents when he was alive. Black leaders have sold out their race to the dems and Socialists and done little to truly help them.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 10/17/2019 11:31:13 AM (No. 209931)
I am sure he had some great qualities and will be missed by many... however, his politics were off base. Was he corrupt? Who isn't corrupt in D.C., democrats at any rate, and not a few Republicans. If I had been him, I would have fought tirelessly for my constituency, which needed, indeed still needs, immense help. Did he do that?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Zarin 10/17/2019 11:37:11 AM (No. 209933)
He advocated for all the useless Leftist bromides that would keep him & his ilk in power. There is zero evidence that the so called solutions which the Left advocates repair any situation. Stir the pot, create havoc, gin up envy & resentment - keep people ignorant - that is the way these people stay in power - and it does nothing for the poor or anybody else in their districts.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: hisself 10/17/2019 11:42:48 AM (No. 209937)
"Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died" I guess he wasn't that powerful, after all. It isn't right to speak ill of the dead, so I will say nothing further.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: rabblerouser 10/17/2019 12:00:09 PM (No. 209957)
To quote Johnny Cash: You can run on for a long time, but sooner or later God'll cut you down. Or Hillary Clinton.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Memphis 10/17/2019 12:08:28 PM (No. 209960)
Bunch of these Democrats are old and have a foot in the grave.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: Vaquero45 10/17/2019 12:15:32 PM (No. 209964)
Saw this on Fox News before I got to Lucianne. Made my day. Another useless poverty pimp gone. He won’t be missed. They’ll replace him with someone younger, who will be just as bad.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Jackie 10/17/2019 12:20:17 PM (No. 209969)
. Mark my word..They will put his greedy crooked wife in his seat. How many other wives moved in to continue their lavish life style and filling their pockets.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: Strike3 10/17/2019 12:30:10 PM (No. 209976)
"a formidable orator" Ooooooo-kay.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 10/17/2019 12:39:08 PM (No. 209982)
I have to admit....I like the Goings more than the Cummings.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 10/17/2019 12:48:49 PM (No. 209989)
I circle my own wagons. I will speak ill or well of the dead as of the living. Cummings was not only a dumb bunny, he was also evil. He may have had justifications for his actions but they were all wrong headed and stupid. I'm personally glad the the man is no longer going to stain the platform and fool people into voting for him. Good riddiance. Sometimes the world is a better place for certain people passing away. I am sure this time, it is.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 10/17/2019 12:51:40 PM (No. 209995)
From my humble perspective here in voter-land, where we all just want to live our lives in peace, I mildly resent these fawning tributes to a man who seemed to relish in the power he derived from making trouble for innocent people that he did not like. I hope Baltimore can elect a better man or woman who will serve them in a manner that Cummings chose not to.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Smart11344 10/17/2019 1:05:35 PM (No. 210004)
I didn't hate him. But, I sure didn't like him.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 10/17/2019 1:28:59 PM (No. 210020)
I'm anxiously awaiting the headline that screams "Trump RIPs Cummings."
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Reply 59 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/17/2019 1:37:24 PM (No. 210031)
I think it was Clarence Darrow who said, "I have never wished death on any man but I have read certain obituaries with great pleasure". I'll just leave it at that...
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Reply 60 - Posted by: JediJerry 10/17/2019 1:43:23 PM (No. 210042)
Let me be the first to say I am happy that we can finally have a celebration of his life party. Sorry, I won't be there but have a good time.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: DennisM 10/17/2019 1:54:10 PM (No. 210052)
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. Clarence Darrow
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Reply 62 - Posted by: Nimby 10/17/2019 2:12:16 PM (No. 210067)
Name a street after him in Baltimore and move on. Work for the living you worthless critters in the House
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Reply 63 - Posted by: wsdiego 10/17/2019 2:18:36 PM (No. 210077)
Hopefully they can replace him with someone that's more interested in helping the city than themselves!
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Reply 64 - Posted by: Wary American 10/17/2019 2:53:26 PM (No. 210118)
And now comes 'the judgement'...Oh boy. Nope I actually felt some 'JUSTICE' has occurred and another of my nightly prayers were answered. I hope he suffered at the end, but I KNOW this PUKE will suffer from now on and forever...praise God.
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Reply 65 - Posted by: anniebc 10/17/2019 3:01:16 PM (No. 210126)
I wouldn't use the word powerful to describe Elijah Cummings. Mumbling old . . . maybe. And, if he was signing subpoenas as he was on his death bed, well, that's just freakin sad.
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Reply 66 - Posted by: bhkat 10/17/2019 3:42:06 PM (No. 210156)
I'd recommend a 12 foot deep grave because deep down, he's a good guy.
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Reply 67 - Posted by: Daisy Mae 10/17/2019 4:47:23 PM (No. 210200)
If there is nothing good to say about a guy, you don't say anything. That being said, I'm done saying.
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Reply 68 - Posted by: CharlyG 10/17/2019 5:36:50 PM (No. 210233)
Let us all take a moment to not think ill of the dead... Carry on.
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Reply 69 - Posted by: watashiyo 10/17/2019 5:37:23 PM (No. 210236)
Hope he was right with God. His biography: He ate steak and lobster while his people ate peanut butter sandwich.
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Reply 70 - Posted by: paral04 10/17/2019 8:15:03 PM (No. 210347)
What drivel. Cummings did nothing for the district but did enrich himself.
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Reply 71 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/18/2019 12:59:54 AM (No. 210481)
With people like him it's no wonder Baltimore is such a 3rd world cesspool.
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Reply 72 - Posted by: bighambone 10/18/2019 2:27:09 AM (No. 210499)
President Trump spoke on behalf of the nation in his communication to the Cummings family. It’s better to leave it at that.
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A Durham, New Hampshire celebration scheduled for the beginning of holidays is undergoing some changes this year in an effort to remove religious overtones. Formerly called the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the newly named Frost Fest will include the absence of a formal tree lighting. (Snip) Town Councilor Sally Tobias says the changes came about after some controversy last holiday season.
Drag queen Pissi Myles storms
into Trump impeachment hearings
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Posted by Ribicon 11/13/2019 5:35:10 PM Post Reply
Who said Washington is a drag! A drag queen from Asbury Park, NJ., crashed Capitol Hill on Wednesday—appearing for the first public impeachment hearings in a red latex dress and bouffant platinum wig. Pissi Myles was spotted stalking the halls of the Longworth building among a sea of grey suits and was reportedly recruited to cover the hearings for a new app called Happs. “It’s a crazy day in Washington! I’m flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today,” Myles told NBC News. “Tensions are high, and the bar for who’s allowed in the Longworth House is very, very low,”
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