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Steve Mills

OK the Republican convention is now in full swing so....

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 1:23 PM
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  • I have to say I agree 100%.I'd rather watch paint dry than listen to nonsense.You're not alone on this matter.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 2:25 PM
  • Republicans are not worried about anything going wrong at the convention because all they have to say is,It's Hillary's fault.Trump's folks are blaming her for the plagiarism last night.Trump family reunion.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 5:27 PM
  • "Plagiarism in my mind is copying a person's work, verbatim.

    There has been so much written over the years, how does anyone say something that hasn't been said before?

    I have read so many things that I cannot tell you that the origin of those thoughts did not start with someone else. Should we do research to see if Mrs. Obama used other peoples' thoughts?

    I would be amazed if she didn't, even unknowingly.

    SO WHAT?

    How many ways can I say I love the United States or I love playing ice hockey that has not been said before?

    Do we have to put quotation marks around everything we say?"

    I did it, just in case. :-)

    Here is another thought, is there something more important in this race?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 7:43 PM
  • I watched the first night and am watching night two as I write this.

    So far the convention has been a disaster, much like the republican candidate and the party itself.

    They lost control before it even really got started as chaos erupted on the floor with delegates arguing and shouting at eachother about the vote process.

    Then most of the angry delegates walked off the floor and left in protest.

    This was followed by a few very strange and disjointed speeches.

    One was a woman who "personally blamed Hillary Clinton" for her son's death at Benghazi.

    I don't want to sound cold hearted, because it must be a terrible thing to lose a child.

    But this poor woman looked like they just pulled her out of the hotel lounge and dragged her on stage to wrongly vilify Clinton for her son's death.

    It reminded of when the woman slapped Chief Brody in the face after her son got eaten by a shark in the movie "Jaws".

    But the big speech of the night was supposed to be from the possible future First Lady, porn princess Melania Trump.

    Everyone in the audience at the convention seemed to love her speech. Republican pundits praised her.

    But then a couple hours later video surfaced of Michelle Obama giving the same speech at the 2008 convention.

    Now Steve, you and other conservatives can try to make this out to be no big deal by saying it was just "similar comments".

    But I've heard both speeches, and read the transcripts.

    This was indisputable plagiarism.

    College students fail courses for this, journalists lose their jobs.

    If Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton had done this we'd be having several independent investigations.

    As I'm watching the convention right now delegates from the state of Alaska have halted the convention again to ask for a recount of their votes.

    So much for party unity.

    The Governor of Ohio, John Kasich has refused to attend the convention being held in his home state.

    Also absent are the Bush's.

    And many other republican senators and congressmen such as John McCain.

    The republican party is in shambles.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 7:52 PM
  • Porn princesss???

    When did Obama's mother join the RNC?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 8:11 PM
  • Really?

    "Your Mama" jokes?

    That's all you got?


    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 8:33 PM
  • quietmike'

    I do believe you cooked RV's goose.

    -- Posted by Blessed Assurance on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 8:55 PM
  • Let the name calling start.I don't how things are today but a mama joke when I was younger got you a busted lip.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Tue, Jul 19, 2016, at 9:32 PM
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    Well beau, since you always seem ready to fight maybe you should start handing out busted lips or should someone make a joke about yo mama first? Wait a minute, maybe she already made it --you.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 12:10 AM
  • Instead of claiming insult, try some research.

    Obama already had an absentee father, then his mother pawned little Barry off on his grandparents so she could pose in porno magazines and otherwise engage in scandalous behavior.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 7:01 AM
  • Folks. I was hoping this name calling was on an old blog post that I would just abandon and let it run as far into the gutter as the T-G wants to allow it, but a new one?

    The post has become worthless to many of us. I am abandoning this blog thread with the end of this post. I will leave it up to the T-G judge, but I will not be part of it anymore.

    There. I said that and I am gone on to more productive things.:-P

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 7:57 AM
  • Steve....I thoroughly understand your sentiments. These people, if people they be, are among the more despicable people I have never known. They clearly have not the courage to walk in the sunshine. I never say anything here or anywhere else that I wouldn't say on the Courthouse lawn in front of God and everyone else. Clearly they will not.

    -- Posted by cmcclanahan on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 1:13 PM
  • No offense to anyone here,but QuietMike and Fairshare,both of you are totally pathetic in making momma jokes and I personally would like each of you to apologize to everyone or have the courage to say it to my face.No wonder why we have so many problems in our county and why those in other counties make fun of us or only report the negative news from here.I may not agree with someone or not like but do not bring families or their mommas into the conversation. Furthermore, if either of you had lived anywhere else in this country or overseas,you would know that kind of talk got you a fat lip or a punch in the face.It's how it was,not how it's in this county of cowards.Yes,I called both of you cowards because that's what you are and will always be.God help this nation.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 1:20 PM
  • Well said beau.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 1:44 PM
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    I would like to apologize to Steve for my part in ruining this post for him. I will even go as far as apologizing to beau's mom, if in fact she is offended by what I said. I suspect she might be more offended at the way beau is acting or maybe even at herself for raising such a child. Beau, I really don't see where I made a momma joke but I am still waiting to find out where to get my fat lip.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 6:37 PM
  • Fairshare you are the biggest fool in this county and are nothing but a craven little cowardly boy.Obviously you've never lived outside this area where you don't act that way.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 6:53 PM
  • Fairshare thanks for showing me what a coward you are.You started with Carl and kept making excuses why you can't respond.To the rest of you it's time to put the keyboard warriors in there place.We have issues in this county that need to be addressed.I read the opinion column about the lost dog,jail problems and other issues and someone wants to talk about people's mothers.How about we take care of our local problems?Oh I forgot you'd rather hide under a anonymous name.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 8:57 PM
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    The difference is that I don't need to think about what I'm saying to you since you wouldn't be able to understand anyway. Anyway, I figured you would be out looking for a lost dog or some other community enrichment project.

    -- Posted by fair share on Wed, Jul 20, 2016, at 10:31 PM
  • Stop avoiding the issue that you are a coward,a rather unintelligent individual and can't face the fact that that you are the problem.Obviously, you care nothing about our community nor want to do anything positive.It's you who can't understand nor comprehend anything.As long as I have your attention,then you won't have time to harass anyone else.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 12:11 AM
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    How gallant of you b m. You are a true Southern gentleman.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 1:30 AM
  • Beau,

    If you'd quit trying to he a victim or claiming to be offended, you'd see my comment was not a joke.

    Odd you are strangely silent on RV first using the term "porn princess" in this thread, but are quick to jump on others who repeat it in comparison.

    If you'd do something as simple as a google search, you'd see Stanley Ann Dunham did pose in several porn magazines.

    If informing people of the truth counts as insult in your mind, maybe it's time for you to grow some thicker skin and put on your big girl panties.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 8:21 AM
  • Then of course we get the obligatory post from Carl extolling his bravery in facing the numerous hazards of going to the T-G office and telling them his real name.

    Audie Murphy has nothing on you. When can we expect the documentary movie?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 8:25 AM
  • First off QuietMike if you have a problem with someone,confront them.Leave mom's etc out of it.Next, I'm not a victim as I wouldn't be sparring with you cowards.Second,I have better things to do than worry about someone posing nude.Who cares?My observations since living in this area are,we have alot of ignorance, cowards,crybabies,incompetence in local government, a certain county department that has cost the numerous lost lawsuits and a total lack of education.So in my eyes you are the victim but are to oblivious to see it.Of I forgot you're to busy criticizing Carl or others to see your shortcomings.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 11:15 AM
  • Beau,

    Your rant would be a tiny bit more believable if it wasn't so one sided.

    I guess in your imaginary world where you're socking everyone in the mouth for speaking about their mom, speaking about someone's wife is perfectly acceptable?

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 11:24 AM
  • I don't support talking about anyones family but that you call me one sided? That's the problem with some of you on here,someone disagrees or calls you out and you all seem to go crazy.Furthermore, you live in a fantasy world where you can do whatever you want without consequences. I grew up attending schools all over the country and overseas and learned that you don't talk about people's mothers.Then again you probably haven't been out in the real world. All social media has done is give those like yourself a bigger backbone.I made reference to people getting fat lips or punched from seeing it happen first hand.It's called life experience, something you seem to lavck.Must be sad not being man with Honor,Dignity and Courage..So go play somewhere else.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 12:23 PM
  • I call you one sided because you demostrate it perfectly in your responses.

    In your first post of feigned indiginty, you called out me and one other poster. You didn't, and still haven't, called out the person who started the insults directed to family members.

    I'm all for consequences, and stand ready to accept mine.

    Too bad you can't accept the consequence of having your bias called out, when it's here in black and white for everyone to see.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 2:47 PM
  • I wasn't going to dignify mike's disgraceful accusations about President Obama's Mother with a response.

    But since he brought it up again I'll set try to set the record straight for him.

    This story came about in an anti-Obama hit job movie by a man named Joel Gilbert and was throughly debunked eight years ago.

    He claimed that President Obama's Mother, while living in Hawaii, was romantically involved with a man named Frank Marshall.

    Frank had taken some risqué photos of her and later sold them to a men's magazine.

    The big problem here, besides that the model in the photos doesn't really look like her, is that they were first published in the magazine "Exotique, #23" in 1958.

    At that time Obama's mother was only 15 years old and living in another state.

    It's kinda like when you try to watch someone who questions Obama's Hawaii birth certificate try to explain the birth announcement in the local newspaper from that date.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 3:09 PM
  • Funny Rocket Valentine just posted what looks like the facts of his earlier remark,which wasn't the best in taste.Yet you QuietMike and your other friend Fairshare keep beating around the bushes and only offer excuses. Kind of like when a criminal gets caught and rats out others or cries he wasn't the only one.Problem is neither of you can handle it when people stand up to you or call you out.If not tolerating bad behavior or talking about one's mom makes me one sided.Then I accept the burden of knowing I'm on the right side.Maybe if you were exposed to other cultures,other ideas or knew how to listen then maybe you would be a better person. I bet you are looking for online fights constantly in order to further your ridiculous ways.Wouldn't surprise me one bit.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 3:42 PM
  • Aww how cute "your mamma " jokes....Geeze you guys are actual voters? How scary for America that people who vote have such immature mindsets and are not afraid to show them.... GROW UP!!! This is not some back of the school play ground where the boys spit in the sand insulting each others Mothers to see who is the biggest bully.

    May I point out that if in fact the accusations dear Mike made ( and will hold on to till death even though they have been proven false) and the facts concerning Trumps wife and their proud attitudes toward her porn modeling are not in the same ball park. I will try to keep it simple but, provided Mike told facts he did not get the logic of President Obama being a child had not choice or roll in the actions at the time ( had it been true), HE could not allow or prevent what his mother did ( had she actually done so) He was just a little kid....add to that His mother was not being put in as FIRST LADY of our NATION. NOW compare that to Trump and his wife, they are proud of her actions, they are both responsible for the behaviors involved and want to put her porn and all in the WHite House as our nations First Lady ( can a pron model even be called a lady), a figure for young women to look up to and strive to be like, they want her to be an example to our children of the values they should hold and set their sights to follow. There is a world of difference there. YEp, her message - get naked and marry a sugar daddy who needs eye candy to feel important. . Every Daddy's dream for his daughter, have his little girl.

    Really guys how does it even begin to compare? A lie about a mother from over 50 years ago, vs reality about the spouse who would be First Lady of our nation? What if it were President Obama's wife that had all the trashy tramp pictures, would you still think it was ok? She was attacked for having bare shoulders...... the ignorant hypocrisy isn't even being hidden, you guys throw it out their shamelessly.....and then you vote.....

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 4:03 PM
  • Wow,a new perspective that hits the nail on the head.You are definitely right on the part about the lies.I teach living history and am shocked by how many people ignore the facts and take the lies as gospel.Sometimes anger and emotions rule the day and we forget about the facts.I am from the old school where one doesn"t lie,cheat,steal,or talk about someone's mom.If that offends anyone here,my advice is for you to get a life.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 4:36 PM
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    Wow, does anyone else wonder why some people think slick willy would make a better first lady? Now there is someone for little girls to look up to. But I am sure he could get up for the job. Speaking of jobs, b m , I am glad you have one living in the past.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 5:10 PM
  • How scary for America that people who vote have such immature mindsets and are not afraid to show them.... GROW UP!!!


    Coming from one of the house liberals who's always whining for more government programs because living life with adult responsibilities is far too scary?

    Fairshare nailed it.

    Bill, with his numerous claims of rape and sexual harassment against him, even paying off one victim to avoid a trial, would make a much better first lady.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 5:41 PM
  • And the key word quitemike is CLAIMS. These grown women knew exactly what they were doing, then cried when it did not help their careers.Hillary is someone little girls can look up to,she did not have affairs or pose nude.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 7:24 PM
  • LBR

    Why would someone pay an $850,000 settlement over a baseless accusation.

    Looking up to Hillary?

    That's rich.

    The only reason she's not in prison is because the FBI director said she wasn't "sophisticated enough" (read she was too stupid) to understand her job.

    Nevermind selling 20% of our uranium to Russia for donations to her foundation.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 7:37 PM
  • Fairshare, I happen to manage a bar/restaurant,and happen to act in a few tv/movie when I'm able to.Not to mention how many awards and honors I have received.As far as living life with responsibilities, I've bought and owned three homes without help,owned nice trucks,get hammered by the IRS for being to successful at my job,get invites to do presentations,and do various service for the community.I am a conservative who happens to look outside the box and look at all sides.I was a Democrat for 4 years during the Clinton years and have regretted it since.When one's civil rights and legal rights are violated by the very side you supported,you tend to turn your back on it.Fairshare,seems like you have to spend alot of time attacking others and fail to realive you are the problem not everyone else.QuietMike I'm afraid you are beating a dead horse.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Jul 21, 2016, at 9:53 PM
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    Nice to have the IRS all over you.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jul 22, 2016, at 9:08 AM
  • I just pay more due to the nature of my job,which means I am very successful.Most of my fellow coworkers are in the same boat.But we find that there quite a few bitter individuals who are very jealous of us.Yet some of them do nothing to better their situation.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Fri, Jul 22, 2016, at 9:30 AM
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    I can see that it might be nice working in a bar but have to wonder about the risk of excess bravado and anger. Either way it sounds like you have a nice life and I am happy for you.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jul 22, 2016, at 11:45 AM
  • Because I disagree with you,I have excess bravado and anger,maybe it's just that I don't put up with rude,uneducated individuals.I see angry,unhappy,self centered individuals everyday and it never surprises me.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Fri, Jul 22, 2016, at 1:36 PM
  • Where was all the big stars and well known republicans at the convention? Where was Clint Eastwood? Looks like these people care more about their careers than being seen on stage with Trump.He yelled and screamed for over an hour,whipping his already paranoid worshippers into a frenzy. These people long to turn back time when "everyone stayed in their place".America's demographics has changed,get over it and start loving your neighbor no matter what color,gender or religion they may be.

    -- Posted by lets be real on Sat, Jul 23, 2016, at 2:50 PM
  • LBR,

    Good point.

    I read the DNC convention will feature a woman whose child was a thug who robbed a convenience store then attacked a cop and tried to take his gun. A woman who later got into a fist fight with her mother in law over who would get the proceeds in the sale of memorial T-shirts.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Sun, Jul 24, 2016, at 3:38 AM
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    Is she talking before or after Debbie Schultz ?

    -- Posted by fair share on Sun, Jul 24, 2016, at 5:33 AM
  • In the latest example of democrat hypocrisy, after months of excoriating Trump over the idea of a border wall, democrats have erected an eight foot tall, four mile long fence, surrounding their convention.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Jul 25, 2016, at 1:58 PM
  • Now that's funny.

    -- Posted by beau maverick on Thu, Aug 18, 2016, at 3:23 PM
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