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Pope Francis Condemns ‘Catastrophic
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Posted By: PageTurner, 11/23/2019 5:49:30 PM

Pope Francis has condemned the “evil” bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, calling the attacks a “tragic episode in human history.” “I will soon visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima, where I will offer prayers for the victims of the catastrophic bombing of these two cities, and echo your own prophetic calls for nuclear disarmament,” the pope told an assembly of the nation’s bishops in Tokyo Saturday evening, shortly after his arrival in the country. “I wish to meet those who still bear the wounds of this tragic episode in human history, as well as the victims of the triple disaster,” he said. “Their continued sufferings


Always there to stoke grievances and fight the last war for us.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bhkat 11/23/2019 5:53:33 PM (No. 243548)
They could have saved themselves a lot of pain if they wouldn’t have attacked in the first place.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/23/2019 5:56:44 PM (No. 243550)
Will survivors please show your scars to the Pope so he can pick the scabs off with his holy fingernails. That ought to fix the problem.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross 11/23/2019 5:59:16 PM (No. 243551)
The idiot pope then went on to say, "It would have been better for the allies to mount an attack onto the mainland of Japan, costing the lives of millions of soldiers and tens of millions of Japanese civilians."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Yepper 11/23/2019 6:03:36 PM (No. 243553)
Francis' moral compass is broken, if it ever had one that is. There were no "victims" is either of those two cities because of the U.S. If anyone is to blame, then blame the Japanese culture. Since Francis is aware of the 10 commandments, then is is breaking the 9th commandment knowingly (bearing false witness), disqualifying him from holding any position in the leadership in the church.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Vesicant 11/23/2019 6:11:29 PM (No. 243559)
Has he been to Pearl Harbor?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 11/23/2019 6:15:48 PM (No. 243562)
Does Frank find anything catastrophic about December 7, 1941 or were they just some people flying Mitsubishi A6Ms around Hawaii? This man has proven himself unfit to be Pope over and over. Why does he still hold the office?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Shmowry1 11/23/2019 6:21:29 PM (No. 243572)
Thank goodness no one listened to wackos like Francis in the 40’s. Shame we have to suffer such dangerous incompetence.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: TJ54 11/23/2019 6:25:07 PM (No. 243574)
Why doesn't Pope Libtard the First condemn the Red Chinese for what they are doing to his Muslim buddies? Just another worthless virtue-signaller
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Newtsche 11/23/2019 6:31:20 PM (No. 243580)
Pope Simpleton I
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 11/23/2019 6:37:32 PM (No. 243584)
Wasn't catastrophic to the winners... That was us Popey-Dopey
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Reply 11 - Posted by: coyote 11/23/2019 6:43:39 PM (No. 243588)
Well...the Japanese Imperial army invaded Manchuria, China, the countries of IndoChina, the Philippines, and some Pacific Islands in the 1930s and '40s. Those invasions left over 19 million people dead. Did his honor mention that?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: thewarden 11/23/2019 6:47:28 PM (No. 243589)
As a non-practicing Catholic (full disclosure), I have to say, does this guy ever shut up? I’m sorry if that sounds disrespectful but isn’t he supposed to stick to matters of The Church? He really is quite tiresome. He’s not helping the cause...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: snakeoil 11/23/2019 6:47:40 PM (No. 243590)
The Pope mush have been reading Hussein's teleprompter. The dropping of nuclear weapons on Japan saved the lives of millions of Americans and Japanese. It stopped the war. Which stopped the killing.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: couchguy 11/23/2019 6:52:24 PM (No. 243593)
Soros and Satan got their money's worth with the Vatican coup.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Putnam 11/23/2019 6:55:39 PM (No. 243597)
The alternative was the invasion of Japan. Consider the casualties and the loss of Japanese and American lives. It is sad there had to be a war at all. The Truman administration weighed the benefits and the burdens of the land invasion. The Pope lives in the clouds. This is the real world.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 11/23/2019 6:56:58 PM (No. 243599)
He might want to read up a little on the rape of Nanking, Pearl Harbor, the vivisection of POWs and the Bataan Death March. The Japanese got what they deserved, and they richly deserved what they got. For the record, remember that it took TWO nuclear weapons three days apart to force their surrender, and even then some officers tried to mount a coup to overthrow the government and continue fighting the allies.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: MFM 11/23/2019 7:00:30 PM (No. 243603)
Fake commie pope...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: anniebc 11/23/2019 7:05:35 PM (No. 243610)
Oh shut up! Watch "The Man in the High Castle," and you'll feel all better. Until the last season, that is.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/23/2019 7:06:47 PM (No. 243613)
Ultimately those two bombings killed thousands and convinced the Japanese to surrender. MacArthur planed to invade, through the Southern islands. Trouble is, the Japanese had cracked our military code. MacArthur didn't care. He wanted the photo ops of wading through the surf to a conquered Japan for his political ambitions. Estimates are, had he invaded casualties would have been in the tens of millions with a million U.S. casualties, Sometimes you need to unleash an unthinkable weapon to avoid even worse situations. The Pope is a fool and has constantly been a disaster for the Church. He is very nearly certifiable, which is exactly what his Cardinals want.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 11/23/2019 7:07:17 PM (No. 243615)
Two things for you Francis. 1) The Japanese were ready to fight to the last man, woman, and child. They were training civilians to resist US troops. Their kamikazes weren't relenting and the military wasn't surrendering. By showing them we now had nukes they could no longer hope to inflict losses so great it would discourage an invasion. Or we could have just blockaded them, continued a bombing campaign, and starved out the whole country. 2) I seem to recall that the Catholic Church aligned itself with the Facists at the beginning of the war. They were very pro-Mussolini, very anti-Jew. I'm a Catholic and I think that before Francis throws stones at the US, having been forced to use a weapon that ended the war more humanely than a bloodstorm of an invasion, he should reconcile that the Church too has blood on its hands and picked the wrong side in WWII. We ended up liberating Vatican City, too, Francis. And you are not the Pope that John Paul II was and you never will be.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/23/2019 7:08:01 PM (No. 243617)
Bite me false pope.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: lazlototh 11/23/2019 7:10:35 PM (No. 243623)
As far as I know he's not busy molesting any little boys. That's about as harmless as popes can get these days so I'll leave well enough alone with Pope Buffoon I.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/23/2019 7:14:59 PM (No. 243627)
When is the Pope going to clean up the corruption in the Catholic Church? That is his jurisdiction, his job duty.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: fayebeck 11/23/2019 7:15:16 PM (No. 243628)
Did this "holy" one condemn the treatment of American POW's? Shoulda dropped a couple on Moscow if you ask me. One a year in the mid east wouldn't hurt either.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/23/2019 7:17:52 PM (No. 243631)
Don't matter. He's the Pope and so we should ask him something about which he is infallible. Are all the Jews going to Hell ? We know the Japanese who got killed in Hiroshima and such went to Hell (except the Catholic ones). The Muslims are also going to Hell next to the Buddhists. Hindus, oh please. Baptize away Frank. You got your job cut out for ya.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: MissMann 11/23/2019 7:19:15 PM (No. 243632)
#16, I came here to say exactly that. We tend to take pity on the vanquished. In this case, the Japanese are not the innocent victims the Pope seems to think they are. And, by all measures, we--America and Japan--have moved past the past, one of the beauties and strengths of America. What's the point of picking at old wounds?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/23/2019 7:20:12 PM (No. 243633)
Prayers for the dead are worthless. Would this useless Pope "offer prayers" for the German victims of the Dresden firebombing in WWII? Or the mass slaughter of people under atheistic Communism? How about "offering prayers" for the thousands of Jews killed under Catholicism during the Spanish Inquisition, and the indigenous people of Mexico and Central America under Catholic Spain?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Hazymac 11/23/2019 7:24:56 PM (No. 243641)
Ignorant fellow. The Church ought to get rid of him. Those bombs saved at least a half million American lives and perhaps ten million Japanese who would have died in the planned massive 1946 invasion.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 11/23/2019 7:35:08 PM (No. 243650)
Would he rather have had 1 million dead Americans and 10 million dead Japanese? THAT was the alternative. The bombing saved many millions of lives.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: jimincalif 11/23/2019 7:51:35 PM (No. 243661)
I don’t suppose he will bother to stop in Oahu and visit the Arizona memorial, will he?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: sw penn 11/23/2019 8:01:56 PM (No. 243673)
Now, now. Don't be so hard on the pope. He has, once again, shown his great courage in staking out the anti-holocaust position. /s
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Reply 32 - Posted by: mean Gene 11/23/2019 8:06:59 PM (No. 243679)
Has the Pope been to either city? Both have been rebuilt better than ever before! If the Pope wants to see some unhealed open wounds he ought to visit San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago or Baltimore.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 11/23/2019 8:20:09 PM (No. 243688)
A personal note: My father was in the 4th Marine Division at Iwo Jima. They were already beginning to ramp up to invade Mainland Japan when the bomb was dropped. Everyone knew that the Invasion would be house-to-house, and millions would have died. I know, with absolute certainty, that I would not exist, except for those bombs.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 11/23/2019 8:32:44 PM (No. 243699)
Hey, Frank, that happened 75 years ago. Just finding out about it now, are ya????
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Reply 35 - Posted by: chance_232 11/23/2019 8:40:00 PM (No. 243707)
So sayeth the leader of an organization who initiated the inquisition and over a period of 250 years slaughtered, murdered and tortured millions. The very same "church" that launched the crusades, practiced "kill a Jew for Jesus" and plunged the civilized work I to 600 years of the dark ages. The blood of tens of millions spilled at the hands of a church who now condemns the US for dropping the atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, thus ending the deadliest war in human history. To the Pope I say "Bite me, and drop dead you quisling moron".
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Namma 11/23/2019 8:50:07 PM (No. 243717)
Hey frankly. We didn’t start that dang war. The Japanese did. Go holler at them.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 11/23/2019 9:22:58 PM (No. 243743)
As a practicing (conservative) Catholic: Pope Francis, while you are in Japan, will you also condemn JAPAN for starting WWII in the Pacific, leading to all the death, destruction, and misery that ended with the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Tennman 11/23/2019 9:38:36 PM (No. 243756)
I'm sure his next stop will be Nanking.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: rochow 11/23/2019 10:15:29 PM (No. 243776)
Considering how much the Vatican helped Nazis escape to South America perhaps this meteorologist and history blabber mouth should confine himself to what they elected him to do: look after his congregation and confine himself of attempting to be a pope! I loathe this lefty heretic!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Omen55 11/23/2019 10:30:04 PM (No. 243785)
I condemn this catastrophic pope.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: slsusnr 11/23/2019 10:31:03 PM (No. 243786)
#19, with all due respect, you seem to know little about MacArthur. He wasn't aware of the atomic bomb until the last minute. Without the bombs, please offer what else we could do to stop the Japanese. Yes, he could be a showman. He was also brilliant; even his detractors would admit that. There was virtually no other choice to be the military governor in Japan after the war.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: DVC 11/23/2019 10:37:58 PM (No. 243790)
We have not quite used up all the Purple Heart medals that were made in anticipation of the gigantic carnage that was going to be the Invasion of Japan. Think of that. In the ensuing 74 years we haven't had as many wounded and killed in ALL our wars, including Korea and Vietnam, and all the sandbox wars to use up the PHs that we expected to need for maybe 4-6 months of war in Japan. And believe that we would have killed 10 Japanese for every American who died or was wounded.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: DEnforcer 11/23/2019 10:42:17 PM (No. 243795)
Peronist or fascist? El Papa has an issue with history. What brought this event to mind with all the injustices in the world today?
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Reply 44 - Posted by: tisHimself 11/23/2019 10:47:20 PM (No. 243797)
faciamus vaticano catholica iterum
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Reply 45 - Posted by: bighambone 11/23/2019 11:02:04 PM (No. 243810)
Kind of late I would say.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: 49 Ford 11/24/2019 1:54:51 AM (No. 243859)
A farrago of childish platitudes served up by Bergoglio, with some selective history mixed in. Of course it was a "tragic episode in human history" - made necessary by the truculence of the Japanese warlords, not the mean old white devils in the west. And how can use of a nuclear weapon per se be immoral if refusal to use it will set the combatants on a course which will result in even far greater suffering and death? This Pope is not a serious thinker. We can all thank God that he or someone else of his stripe was not sitting in Harry Truman's chair when he had to make the single most momentous decision in American history.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: 4Justice 11/24/2019 2:40:12 AM (No. 243865)
This idiot is no Pope. He represents Satan. The Church had been infliltrated by evil for decades now. There was even a ritual praising Satan at the Vatican not long ago. I heard part of it on a video. All the good men have been flushed out of the hierarchy. Benedict was the last true Pope. This communist Francis is evil, as are those who pushed out Benedict and brought in Francis. By the way, does this fool have any idea that the Japanese had planned a major biological attack on San Diego? They surrendered right before the planned date of attack, which only happened because we bombed them. And, we warned Japan before we dropped the bombs. They chose to disregard the warnings.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/24/2019 2:59:57 AM (No. 243868)
Worst. Pope. Ever. And probably the last one.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/24/2019 3:03:10 AM (No. 243869)
By the way, did the pretend Pope condemn all the church's criminal actions in the middle ages? No? I didn't think so.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: Deety 11/24/2019 3:40:18 AM (No. 243873)
When Pope Frank condemns the founding of America while praising the USSR as a "noble experiment" he will have laid all his cards on the table. He's almost there.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: judy 11/24/2019 4:25:11 AM (No. 243877)
Did he condemn Japan for starting the war in Pearl Harbor? This man is delusional or didn’t bother to read the history books.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/24/2019 9:10:46 AM (No. 244021)
Poster 41: Mac Arthur was nothing without the military team under him. They, unsung, won the victories he was accredited for. He was in my opinion, and my father's opinion (who fought in WWII), a grand-standing dolt. Politics came first with that man like other great military idiots, such as Britain's Montgomery, and France's DeGaul, or further back in U.S. history, Custer and McClelland. The bomb had nothing to do with it. He even had been told the Japanese might have broken our military code. He HAD been informed of the estimated casualties of such an operation. But he didn't care. He wanted the political optics of an invasion and a 'I have returned" moment. Later, in Korea, he had to be removed from command. He was a 'Frank Burns' at the command level.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: bighambone 11/24/2019 1:17:29 PM (No. 244282)
Bottom line, if there had been no sneak attack against Pearl Harbor, there never would have been nuclear attacks against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Even the Japanese have figured that out, so why not this Pope?
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Reply 54 - Posted by: Faithfully 11/24/2019 8:31:04 PM (No. 244584)
War is hell.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Sunday, two days after she was admitted for chills and fever. "She is home and doing well," the court said in a statement. Ginsburg checked in to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday. "She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. before being transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection," the court said in an earlier statement, which noted that Ginsburg's symptoms abated after she received intravenous antibiotics and fluids. The hospital stay is the latest in a
Jane Fonda: What Trump’s ‘Doing
to the world … Is Criminal’
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Posted by Imright 11/24/2019 10:08:53 AM Post Reply
Actress-turned full-time climate change activist Jane Fonda appeared on CNN on Saturday and accused President Donald Trump of committing criminal actions against the world. “I don’t hate him. I feel sad for him,” Fonda said on CNN’s The Van Jones Show. “And what he’s doing to the world … is just criminal. It’s just criminal. It’s terrible. But there’s more of us, and we can make a difference.” “He’s a petroleum president… they are so in bed with the fossil fuel industry that there’s nothing that even Pamela Anderson could get out of Donald Trump,” the Netflix sitcom star said.Fonda was reacting to
Shepard Smith Paints Press As Victim
Of Intimidation In First Remarks
Since Departure From FOX News
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Posted by Imright 11/24/2019 9:25:14 AM Post Reply
Shepard Smith recently appeared at a media event and spoke out for the first time since leaving FOX News.He apparently believes the press is a victim of intimidation. That will come as news to Trump supporters who have been attacked by the majority of the press for the last three years.Breitbart reports: Shepard Smith Laments ‘Intimidation of the Press’ in First Speech Since Fox Exi. Veteran TV anchor Shepard Smith decried the “intimidation” of journalists Thursday evening
CNN’s Brian Stelter Hosts Segment Branding
President Trump a ‘Destructive Cult
Leader’ Who is Using ‘Mind Control’
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Posted by Imright 11/24/2019 6:26:04 PM Post Reply
CNN’s Brian Stelter ended his Sunday show with a segment claiming that President Donald Trump is a “destructive cult leader” who is “using mind control.” Stelter began the segment by claiming that “the word ‘Cult’ has been popping up more and more,” using Anthony Scaramucci, who has been acting like a jilted lover, as an example.(Tweet/Video) Stelter’s guest was Steven Hassan, author of The Cult of Trump, who was a member of the Unification Church cult of the ‘70s,
WhiskeyWarrior556 falls victim
to New York’s red flag laws
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Posted by Bluehouse 11/24/2019 11:24:30 AM Post Reply
On Friday, police showed up to a young man’s workplace and tried to arrest him over social media posts reported to them by an old army buddy of the 28-year-old Afghanistan veteran. This man, known as Alex and popular on Instagram under the handle of WhiskeyWarrior556, slipped out of the back door, hurried home to check on his family where he found out police had already forced themselves into his home and confiscated his legal firearms after threatening his wife with calling child protective services to remove her newborn child. Alex then barricaded himself inside his own attic, unarmed. Law enforcement
Impeachment Is Destroying Democrats 29 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 11/24/2019 4:15:42 AM Post Reply
The goal of the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democratic Party leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives has been to use the impeachment inquiry to destroy President Donald Trump. They hope to impeach him, followed by conviction and removal from the U.S. Senate. Otherwise, they believe he will be so politically damaged that he will resign before the next election. Ironically, the exact opposite political result is occurring. The past two weeks, the nation was subjected to partisan impeachment hearings orchestrated by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA). The process has been unfair to not only House Republicans but also to the target of their investigation, President Trump.
Peggy Noonan Reminds
Us Why Trump Won
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Posted by MissMolly 11/23/2019 5:22:12 AM Post Reply
Three years after outsider Donald Trump blew up the political world with his implausible victory over the consummate insider, Hillary Clinton, many establishment Republicans still don’t get it. From their elite cocoon, they continue to indulge the hauteur that put off ordinary voters who had grown tired of a fossilized political class that serially ignored their interests, and seemed more concerned with their own insider perks and privilege, rather than in repairing the damage that decades of bipartisan progressive technocracy had inflicted on the Constitutional order. The grande dame of the disgruntled NeverTrump Republicans has been the Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, whose columns on Trump
Michael Moore: 'I Am the Center.
I Am the Mainstream Now
of the Democratic Party'
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Posted by Imright 11/23/2019 7:42:51 AM Post Reply
Radical-left filmmaker Michael Moore said on an MSNBC panel discussion after the Democratic debate that his views now represent the "center" and "mainstream" of the Democratic Party. He also said that “The majority of Americans agree with me and Bernie on all the issues," which makes the "center" of the Democratic Party somewhere to the left of Karl Marx. "Bernie" is, of course, Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist and one of the top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. Democrats should probably tell Moore to
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