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  1. 6 hours ago, SpongeDad said:

    It's like watching twin red headed brothers fighting over a Stretch Armstrong aka Uncle Sam. Hellbent political nonsense from both sides with media force feeding you doom and gloom 24/7 is tearing the country apart by making people have to pick a team.  America has been way too political for the past 5 years. 

     

    That, I agree with. It actually it started getting bad when 24 hour news began. With all that airtime to fill, they cover everything. The problem is, not every dam story needs to be a national story. It brings people to bad conclusions. Having CNN, MSNBC, and FOX reporting everything is it makes everything seem like a national issue.

    Simply put, most news should be kept localized to the area it affects. Local news should report this news and the national media should let it be. Instead reports are picked for their inflammatory subject and reported on the cable news channels, which people automatically extrapolate to the whole nation. Instantly, an isolated or local problem becomes a national issue or crisis.

    We have 400,000,000. The fact is, things are going to go wrong. Report just the bad stuff and this country looks ugly.

     People will always fight, argue, disagree, commit crime, hate, and so on. There is no way around that truth. We will all never all agree, but the media, seems intent to divide the nation by emphasizing inflammatory news and making every single thing that happens in this country a national issue. Were the wildfires in Georgia indicative that every state should have wildfires too?

  2. 1 hour ago, SpongeDad said:

    You create a thread called "Trump is the man", looking to antagonize, then tell everyone to "chill". Your troll thread has come full scircle, congrats.

    I'm ready, Super Bowl. I'm ready, Super Bowl. I'm ready. Sorry guy, getting excited about the game. The Falcons are in the Super Bowl after all. The only Trump I speak of the rest of the week is the Falcons Trumping the Patriots.

    After all...

     

  3. 2 hours ago, falconsd56 said:

    It's funny to see people talk about whining and complaining by liberals.

    After the right spent 8 years complaining ...and protesting Obama.

    **** they started their own political party out of it.

    Conservatives were not in the streets rioting, protesting, and making a general nuisance and annoyance of themselves. Liberals who protest in such a manner cost taxpayers money, damage property and do nothing more than make the people involved look ridiculous and out of control.

    They accomplish nothing. It is mob mentality. It is group think. It is lead by celebrities and politicians spouting rhetoric and using demagoguery to enrage people to do their dirty work and try to get their way through intimidation. Protesters do not know they are being manipulated. They are just foolish to believe the words of Madonna or Samantha Bee or John Lewis.

    Conservatives complain. We criticize. We say many things, but we respect the process and the law. We respected that Barack Obama and Bill Clinton were the Presidents of the United States though many did not like them. We respected the office of the President if nothing else. We accepted that our ideas lost and moved on.

     

  4. As I hear there are protest in Houston, I will say one last time what I have said before. Liberals are the most hateful, angry, and selfish people on earth. They cause more divisiveness with their tantrums, protest, and rhetoric simply because they cannot not have everything their way. Then they have the edacity to accuse Trump of being divisive.

    This kind of behavior is exactly why Trump won. People are fed up with those that  pitch fits when that do not get their way absolutely. The ones now turning the Super bowl into a political debacle because Brady is friends with Trump. How ridiculous. Where were the protest for the inaction by the NFL on hundreds of domestic abuse cases? Where are the protest in Chicago over hundreds of murders. Really people, grow up, and stop being such whiney, crybabies, and focus on the real problems.

  5. 54 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

    Remember when Republicans were oh-so-concerned about America's standing in the world under Obama?

    Now it's "*** 'em, we're murica".

    I, personally, never said such or have I ever criticized Obama for using executive orders. Republicans are just as hypocritical as anyone. Trump is not a typical Republican.

    It touches on another reason I like Trump now. He was getting no love from the Republican party nor did he care to appease them to get it. In fact, he basically won shunning the Republican establishment, they believed, he could not win without. That is great.

    Trump was pounded by the media, Hollywood, entertainment cabal. Every news program, late night talk show, television program, singer, actor, or celebrity constantly attacked Trump, trying to bring him down. That, I expected, but even Republicans were bowing to political correctness. Republicans started stepping away from Trump, but Trump simply said I do not need you.

    Conclusion, we may have the first President who will do what he thinks is best for this country without worrying if he is upsetting Demorcrats, Republicans, other countries, special interest groups or Aliens landing in New Mexico. 

    Trump appears to be truly a man outside the establishment, and he won. I have to respect that. 

     

     

     

      

  6. He is being more Presidential in the first week than most Presidents do in four years. He is addressing problems and actively trying to do the things he promised and do the things many people have wanted done or believed would never be done. He is not interested in popularity or agendas.

     

    Federal employee hiring freeze

    Actually addressing he carnage in Chicago that should have been addressed long ago while Obama was busy stoking protest over a couple of shootings. The federal government can and should step in to protect lives and property when local officials cannot or will not, instead of liberals habit of having the federal government step in when someone is offended or their feelings are hurt. 

    Reducing the role of the U.S. in the U.N. This a big one. I hope this is the first step to getting out.

    Dakota pipe line getting done

    Concentrating on jobs, talking to the auto industry

    CDC conference on climate change and health cancelled. This reeked of a liberal propaganda conference that was allowed under democrats.

    Actually addressing how to keep terrorist out of this country

    and it is just getting started.

    Liberals are having a fit, and I am loving it. Their behavior, predictable, is abhorrent, childish, and comparable to a spoiled brat not getting their way. Many did not like President Obama but did not act like jackasses after his election.

     I did not even vote in this election. I was not that excited, but I am now. It is so refreshing to have a President working for the country instead of catering to every whiney, self absorbed, special interest group who's feelings get hurt.

    It appears President Trump has a thought out plan, and knows what he wants to do. It appears he is well prepared for the job, how refreshing is that. Stay tuned. Trump may just become the best President of the last 60 years.

  7. 1 minute ago, Zaphod said:

    More and more people are looking to Whoopi Goldberg to take the nation's pulse. 

    Maybe not, but she does do a popular show, the View. I happened to catch her say this while waiting at the dentist office. I was already queasy just being at the dentist. This statement made my queasiness worse, but nevertheless, the show is popular. The audience wildly cheered after she said that. Obviously, if there were not a lot of people who believed this, the show would not be on, because I imagine she and the other host say such things quite often.

    Evidently, a large portion of people do believe in what she and the other host say.

  8. I look at things this way now. After Obama was re- elected, I did not so much as surrender as simply reach acceptance. I wrote on here a few years ago that the 2016 election would be important in signaling, I believe, which direction this country shall go for the rest of its existence. I still believe that, but I have reached a peace of sorts.

    The bottom line is if the majority of people in this country want a more paternal, controlling, involved government, and want to drift toward a socialist, even authoritarian government, then it shall be. In that, I have to adapt or leave.

    I am not angry. I feel for my children and their eventual cost in financial and personal freedom, but it seems the direction is set. I can see and feel that more and more people are wanting more government in their lives. I heard Whoopi Goldberg use those exact words.

    More and more people believe the government can fix all that ails them when the government is horrible at everything. More and more people seem fine with letting the government dictate to us how we should think or feel about everything and everyone. More and more people seem fine to depend on the government to take care of their personal finances, safety, and responsibilities. More and more people seem willing to relinquish all control of their lives to the government. More and more people seem to want what Democrats are selling, and if that is the way it will be, it will be.

    I must, and have, accepted that. Stressing over it will only kill me sooner, of course, that could be a blessing.:D

     

     

     

  9. 10 hours ago, kicker said:

    Good story, Area 51.

    Are we being facetious? I cannot tell. It seems everything I write gets shot at, but that is ok.

    Anyways, thanks for the advice offered here. I think the biggest thing is she is going so far away, Montana. If anyone is wondering how she picked that school, it was her uncles fault.:) My brother took her and my younger daughter out that way last summer. They visited several states, Yellowstone Park, and  she fell in love with the state. She wants to be a civil engineer like my brother, at least for now, and Montana State happens to offer that program. She immediately applied.

    We discussed the distance and the weather, but she was determined to attend there. I think it is good, however, she is just now beginning to be concerned with the cold weather. I told her that we discussed that. I just told her it will be an adjustment, but if you hate it, come back home and apply closer. I did tell her she needs to give it time. I think she will be fine. 

    After the weather, comes the distance. Logistically, it is much more challenging than going to school closer to home. We decided she would fly out there. I just do not feel comfortable with her driving that distance by herself. Her mother is going up there with her to get in the room and do some shopping. We will ship most of her stuff during the proceeding weeks.

    I must mention, the cost. College is outrageous now, and after the grants and scholarships Montana State offered her, it is actually cheaper than going to school closer. We are helping with cost of travel and living and as much as we can, but she is getting loans to cover the rest of the cost of going to school, which will be about $15,000 dollars for one year. That is about $60,000 for four years. High, but I have heard of worse.

     

     

     

     

  10. Personally, I like posting with nearly everyone here, so making a list is hard to do.There are those I have agreement with more often, and of course, those that I have disagreement with more often. I do not use agreement of opinion as a decisive point of whether I like a poster or not. I look for respectfulness, and for one who at least tries to write a reasoned or appropriate response. One can disagree, and yet still be respectful and friendly. In that way, Holymoses comes to mind first. 

    If one is insulting they will surely not be a favorite, but I never put anyone on ignore.

    There are many I could list. Flip Wilson, of course, the gentlemen of the board, but really, a list of the best is hard to do. The way to do this is to figure out who is generally tolerated by the most people whether you agree with them often or not. Jdave and Silentbob seem to be good at that.

    Of course, doing a list leaves many deserving posters out in the cold.

  11. 19 minutes ago, Flip Wilson said:

    My oldest is 21 and has her own apartment. My situation was a little different because she lived with her mother and only stayed with me a couple of days a week but now that time has been shortened much further. It is a rare treat to see my first born these days.:(

    Yeah, I am fully aware that after the adjustment period, we will be hard pressed to hear from her. Remembering how my mother would get on to me for not calling her enough, I know how it goes. :)

  12. My oldest daughter is leaving in one month to attend Montana State University. Of course, like we all say, they grow up so fast. It is hard to believe my first born is already going off to college, but it is true. I remember her being born as if it was yesterday, and though me and her have bumped heads a few times, she is my first born, my child, my baby girl, and now it is time for her to fly. This is a wonderful, sad, and emotional change, but it is also a part of life. I just wonder how those before me handled this change.

    I am an emotional person, so I fear the tears will come despite my best attempts to hold them back. My daughter is like me, so she will surely follow me into to tears if I begin to lose it. Though, at times I was ready for her to already be gone, and at times she was ready to already be gone, we know this moment is not set up by fleeting thoughts during arguments over curfews. This moment is not about never seeing each other again. It is about change. It is about parents who have cared for a child for eighteen years, and now, with our duties and responsibilities nearing an end, we will slowly begin to let go.

    Though this transition has been done for thousands of years by billions of people, it is my first time, and I am trying to strengthen my mind against emotional distress. I fear my wife and I will miss her far more than we believe we will.

     

     

     

  13. I had one quarter of my basement converted to such a room seven years ago. It was cheaper than moving when we needed another bedroom. I like mine, but yours is much nicer. You have many more windows, and your accessories and memorabilia are simply awesome.

     

  14. You want more? I had a black principal in high school. We voted a black guy as our Mr. high school. Actually, it was the second consecutive one voted as such. We had a black police chief in my town. I never had a problem with any of these people or what color they were. I was close friends with the police chiefs son. We went to school together and played sports together.

    I have more, but the point of all of this is simple. Though I am accused of being of a racist, I dare say I have had more interaction with black people in my life time then some of those here who sling their accusations.

    I am not a racist. I was not then, and I am not now. What I have tired of is a lifetime of hearing about black problems. I have no problem with a person of color, black, red, or yellow. I have a problem with the culture that prevails in parts of the black community that I believe is self- destructive while at the same time blaming white people for all their problems.

    I believe democrats are partly to blame because they designed a system to keep black people down so they can manipulate them for votes. I blame blacks for not realizing this. Many blacks have started to wake up and realize they, themselves, can do quite well without democrats paternal manipulation.

    Laugh, insult if you want, but I try to have an open dialogue everyone talks about having, but as soon as any discussions turn from blaming white people for everything to discussing black's responsibilities, they always end.

    As always, I try to stay respectful, even to those whose intellectual prowess is limited to name calling and insults. Where people try to diminish the message by denigrating the poster. It is why I do not post here much anymore. Not that I am missed much.<_<

     

  15. 3 hours ago, Dago 3.0 said:

    this is one of the greatest things ever on ABF

    You know when I posted that it was truly intended to be a good story. I have told this story over a dozen times to family, co- workers, blacks, whites, and an Indian, and all thought it a very inspirational story of fate or God or chance. It was not taken, as many here have evidently ignorantly take it, as a I finally talked to a black man story.

    I grew up in DeKalb county in the Lithonia/ Stone Mountain areas. My high school had the Minority to Majority busing program. I grew up with black friends, played sports with, rode the bus with, showered with, went to parties with blacks. I lived next to many in my apartment complex where I grew up, so this was not a story about me  finally interacting with a black person.

    The story was about fate or God or chance stepping in at certain times, about something out there bringing such an encounter at such a relevant time, and finally about being rational and deliberate in judgement at times it is hardest. The latter of which many here could learn.

    On the living part. In 1991-94, I lived in Stone Mountain next to a Black woman with a young daughter, and she just could not stand me. I assume the last part, but Why would she dislike me? Because the walls were thin and I used to get really loud during Falcon games. She complained to me a few times. I would apologize and honestly try to keep it down, I was just too obnoxious at the time. She appeared to get used to it, and would say things like it must have been a good game last night. I barely heard you yell at all. She could have gone to management, and I would not have blamed her, but she did not. That is called tolerance.

     

  16. 8 minutes ago, Joremarid said:

    No innocent people go to prison

     

    -area51

    I find believe most of your opinions on law and order would change were you or your family ever to be the victims of crime. Of course,  I am not for innocent people going to jail, but I have concerns for my family's safety. I am disturbed by how brazen criminals have become, and how many take lives with little thought. I see it in the news every morning. I do not want innocents in prison, but we cannot surrender to thugs and lowlifes that take lives, steal, and spread misery thoughout our society everyday.

    I am a person of law and order, period. I will never apologize for wanting those who would do harm to me or my family, steal from me, invade my home, or just kill me for looking at them wrong, to be removed from society one way or another whether they be black, white, red, or yellow.

    Ask blacks living in the urban areas how they feel about law and order or whether they want police around. They need the police more than anyone, and they know it. The white liberal establishment and all others that do not live under such conditions are oblivious to the daily **** that goes on. They, you, have no idea the criminal activity these people have to put up with. The worries they endure daily of being robbed or murdered everyday.

    The fact is, aggressive policing tactics, I.E. (inquiring about what one is up to, searching for weapons, checking anyone who is behaving oddly) do work in lowering the crime rate and helping these people, but outsiders who have no stake in the community are trying to run off law enforcement protection from the very people who need it most.

  17. On ‎6‎/‎12‎/‎2016 at 11:46 AM, Billy Ocean said:

    Black men are given prison sentences 20% longer than white men for the exact same crimes: 

     http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324432004578304463789858002

    Yes, and people who commit no crimes, do no drugs, take school seriously, work, pay taxes, take care of their families, make every attempt to be a decent, respectful citizen and contribute to society, spend no time in prison or get shot by police, whether they be black or white. Is it not funny how that works?

    Do not preach about prison sentences. How about preaching against the commitment of crime.

     

  18. If one thinks the details of Prince's death could be ugly, it is going to be nothing compared to the ugliness that is the battle over his money. He has been dead barely ten days, and the family is already in court. There are family members coming out everywhere. Now, there is another claiming to be a half- sister. I am thinking about going up there and claiming half- brother status.

    A lot of money, no will, and more than a few family members (real or otherwise), does not a happy family reunion make. Even when there is a will its ugly, this will be even worse.

    Now, why a man with so much worth would not have a will is bewildering.

     

     

     

     

  19. 5 hours ago, Gritzblitz 2.0 said:

    Just because he overdosed doesn't mean that he was an addict or had a problem. I can't tell you how many times I have seen a person take too many prescribed opiate painkillers on top of a severe respiratory infection and end up in respiratory failure. It doesn't necessarily mean that they are a junkie or routinely abused drugs.

    That is similar to what I have been trying to say. There are those who use drugs just to feel good enough to function, whether that is mentally or physically. I use Adderall just to function, am I an addict. If something goes wrong and I die from its use, am I just another drug abuser who died.

    Yes, there are many who have gone to far, and their functionality has been destroyed by drug use. Those are the ones that do not get much of my sympathy, because once one has crossed over from any drug, legal or illegal, to the point that it is not helping functionality, but hindering it, they need help. I also mentioned those like Belshi and Farley who just took drugs without seemingly any goal but to see how far they could go. They to do not get my sympathy.

    As I have wrote though, for many others, some drugs, legal or illegal, seemingly correct a chemical imbalance that makes them feel almost normal, functional. There are those in constant pain just trying to alleviate it. In desperation, many go outside legal means, though I do not condone that, I understand why. There are millions of people suffering mentally and physically with a medical industry woefully unable to help, because the medical industry nor the anti- drug crowd look for the reasons and the answer to why the person needs the drugs.

    I am hardly known as a bleeding heart, but I understand addiction, and I know about needing medication. I am on Adderall, but with my doctors I am still looking for the reason why I need it. I just a had a whole blood histamine test, and I am also being tested for autoimmune disorders. I need the drug because my body is malfunctioning somewhere. I hope to find that malfunction, and correct it thus ending my need for drugs. That, to me, is how it should work. Addictions, in many cases, is just a persons coping mechanism to get around a malfunction.

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