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We were friends for years. Trump tore
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Posted By: voxpopuli, 2/6/2024 11:59:40 AM

I miss my friends. We lost one another somewhere along the way, through the pandemic and politics of the last few years, old boys who had known one another since Little League and caught boatloads of walleyes together on Storm Lake in Iowa. (snip) I know where I live. Northwest Iowa is a frozen slice of Texas, one of the most conservative places in the country. I guess I am what you call woke because I don't think immigrants are the problem; I think income — lack of it — is the problem.


wow.. wish i could have put the whole diatribe in the intro.. gotta read this one..

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cThree 2/6/2024 12:10:41 PM (No. 1652073)
Don't waste your time. The writer is a newspaper editor, anti-Trump and whiney. For the record, Trump didn't tear anything apart. He tore off the band-aid, and what was underneath turns out to be pretty ugly and vengeful.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: red1066 2/6/2024 12:11:59 PM (No. 1652074)
You're the problem. Under Trump, real wages went up for everyone. Inflation was low as were interest rates, and gas cost less than two bucks a gallon. If that isn't good enough for you, then don't vote or leave the country.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laotzu 2/6/2024 12:13:20 PM (No. 1652075)
Yet another delusional Leftist (yes that's a redundancy) who can't reason, and is driven by propaganda. "Not even Rooster could talk over Donald Trump. A would-be tyrant holed up at a Florida golf course with a bunch of sycophants changed the conversation in our metal shed. Its walls could not ward off the bombardment of propaganda, lies and false fears fostered by a half century of justifiable frustration wrought by consolidation, decline and loss." "The ad hominem attacks have become the norm, especially since Trump took center stage and refuses to exit. . . . We're stuck there whether Trump leaves or hangs around. That's my lament." So, Trump caused the division, but the division will never be healed by Trumps departure? Of course it won't. Because he never caused it. Duh. Never forgive, never forget, and never let the Left get away with this "who me?" nonsense.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer 2/6/2024 12:21:01 PM (No. 1652080)
Sound and Fury....signifying nothing. I think he cracked several cold ones before writing this. Immigrants aren't the problem? That's what some Cherokee said.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: spacer 2/6/2024 12:21:38 PM (No. 1652082)
TDS in a rabid rant from a serf of the Minneapolis Red Star. His former friends have chosen wisely.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: SouthernYankee 2/6/2024 12:26:28 PM (No. 1652084)
The author IS the problem. Hate filled politics originated with Barack Hussein Obama and his get in their faces philosophy. So many errors and misconceptions I marvel that the author has any friends. I will happily return to my basket of deplorables and work to heal your corrupt country.
60 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: SkyKing1222 2/6/2024 12:27:53 PM (No. 1652085)
His buddy Rooster must have enabled him to be a social idiot his entire life. The rest of his friends were probably over that decades ago.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ravineaux 2/6/2024 12:30:01 PM (No. 1652088)
The only worthwhile part of this screed was the reference to Beaker Street. I fondly remember listening to Clyde Clifford on KAAY over 50 years ago. He still does the show Friday nights on the ArkansasRocks website.
7 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: danoso 2/6/2024 12:41:26 PM (No. 1652091)
Your problem isn’t Mr. Trump - it’s your hatred of him. Big difference, obviously.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 2/6/2024 12:47:31 PM (No. 1652095)
WOW!! The TDS is strong with this one!! Try medication and therapy, Dude!!!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Venturer 2/6/2024 12:49:34 PM (No. 1652096)
If you have a friend and arguing politics drives you apart, find something else to talk about.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: philsner 2/6/2024 12:50:30 PM (No. 1652097)
Liberals are never at a loss for excuses as to why nothing is their fault. Cry me a river, leftist.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: padiva 2/6/2024 12:51:57 PM (No. 1652098)
I intentionally avoid people like this guy.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney 2/6/2024 1:02:27 PM (No. 1652108)
Leftist tyrants like you tore us apart! I despise your jabs and your election thefts!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: seamusm 2/6/2024 1:18:37 PM (No. 1652120)
Thank Heaven that at least in Iowa his vote will count for not much at all.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: nwcudagal 2/6/2024 1:39:53 PM (No. 1652131)
I lost a few life-long friends that suffered from metastasized TDS. Very sad indeed.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Birddog 2/6/2024 1:45:54 PM (No. 1652134)
"Immigration isn't the problem...income is"....If this dude had 20,000ilegal "migrants" suddenly show up and all try to get jobs in HIS chosen field of work, effecting HIS income? Different tune. His "Income is the issue" fails it's test in that his social subsidy "solution" to the problems was already the very places these people are fleeing, that is WHY they are all coming here. If he and his Ilk would MAIL them all even 10% of what they make, those migrants would be considered "Wealthy" in their hometowns. If they all stayed in their countries and worked as hard at changing their Govt/Legal/economic systems to something MORE like the USA's historic systems as they plan on "working hard" here? instead of trying to alter the USA's to mimic their failed ones? Everyone rises, everyone wins... Dude even further goes astray when he equates Trump with MegaCorp "wealth stealers"....Those folks didn't support Trump, still don't, they ALL donated to Clinton, to Biden, and still do today.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: jasmine 2/6/2024 1:52:02 PM (No. 1652138)
FTA: "I guess I am what you call woke because I don't think immigrants are the problem; I think income — lack of it — is the problem." Whoa! Save the propaganda for your readers. Immigrants come the United States legally with our PERMISSION. They are vetted. We know who they are. Trump supports that. It's called America First. It's Biden and his dictatorial America Last agenda that is causing people to question his motives, as well as the motives of his supporters. Biden's invitees are economic migrants, not asylum seekers. They are unvetted illegal aliens, and they are here because corrupt politicians, uneleced bureaucrats, globalists and NGOs are using imported poverty to reduce "income disparities" by making wealthier nations less wealthy. It was Obama who spoke approvingly of "spreading the wealth around." Donald Trump has never worked against the American people or their interests. He has supported America and Americans FIRST. That's what Americans want. They now understand what they lost with Biden's election. They want Donald Trump and their country back.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 2/6/2024 2:29:43 PM (No. 1652155)
People like this have never been my friends nor do they have any interest in being friends with me. I despise them and always have.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 2/6/2024 2:43:16 PM (No. 1652160)
Woke puke, blames Trump for him being a leftist jerk. Sorry, you lost your friends because they discovered that you are a leftist, anti-American,anti-freedom puke and they don't want anything to do with YOU.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Starboard_side 2/6/2024 2:59:27 PM (No. 1652164)
From the Left they have this almost exact talking point they like to recite which means they aren't being critical thinkers or reasonable. I'll bet this guy would scream at the top of his lungs if the President told Amazon they shouldn't promote certain books as being a tyrant and authoritarian. Yet that's exactly what the Biden administration did recently. As far as immigration, there is a legal way and an illegal way and no asylum is simply being used to cheat the system since almost none actually meet the usual criteria of asylum. The wall/barrier/fence that Trump proposed was simply to close the open sections and funnel the people to the Ports of Entry. So, people could come through the front door. Democrats refused the $5 billion request so they could have the political issue.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 2/6/2024 3:29:11 PM (No. 1652177)
Ah, No.21! It's the Republicans who want immigration as an election issue. Isn't that what Chucky Cheese and the Democrats are saying?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 2/6/2024 3:32:22 PM (No. 1652178)
I doubt the sincerity of their friendship. And usually the liberals who turn ugly.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: liberty 2/6/2024 3:41:08 PM (No. 1652182)
Oh yes, another person who blames the Orange Bogeyman for all of his problems. What a load. Orange Man bad... which is why I continue to love and adore DJT.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: downnout 2/6/2024 3:43:42 PM (No. 1652185)
No, Art. You and your leftist flying monkeys have tried to insert your beliefs into every facet of our lives instead of letting us live as we wish. We will NOT comply. Trump didn’t tear our country apart. You and your buddies did.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 2/6/2024 3:52:29 PM (No. 1652191)
Sounds like they were just tired of that rectum.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: planetgeo 2/6/2024 4:09:08 PM (No. 1652196)
Truth: Trump did ALL of us a favor by exposing phony "friends" (they're really "acquaintances" that have never self-revealed their true beliefs and personalities to you) and having them self-isolate from you. Consider it a valuable service. I do.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Kate318 2/6/2024 4:53:07 PM (No. 1652227)
A cursory read of your anti-Trump screed tells us all we need to know about you, Art. You lost your friends because of you. Fortunately, the commenters after your article have you pegged.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: SALady 2/6/2024 5:33:41 PM (No. 1652251)
All I truly got from this editorial is that this guy's former friends are immensely better off without an evil and idiotic lie-beral like this in their lives!!!!!!! His former friends definitely won this one!!!!!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: BarryNo 2/6/2024 7:08:03 PM (No. 1652319)
What a putz. About what I expected from the Red Star of Minneapolis. Where he in Germany when that famous line, "First they came for the Jews..." was uttered, he would have said "Hell, Yeah! Those damned Jews!!" A useful idiot, who imagined being an American was sitting around with a Beer in one hand. He never met a Civics course he didn't sneer at.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: broken01 2/7/2024 8:55:54 AM (No. 1652604)
Get over it buddy. I have blood relatives who were like brothers to me instead of cousins growing up who've called me an Oreo, MAGA bootlicker, Uncle Tom, Buckwheat and my person favor a White Nationalist in Blackface. TDS and liberalism (as coined by Dr. Michael Savage) truly are mental disorders.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: franq 2/7/2024 9:04:13 AM (No. 1652617)
Income is the problem? No problem, just print more money. Hello!!!! Anybody home???? Think, McFly!!!!!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/7/2024 9:23:04 AM (No. 1652638)
Your friends don’t miss you! Liberal woke sissies crying about illegal’s pain are banished from the pool table! Go join your wife in some rousing Pickleball!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Hermoine 2/7/2024 9:32:51 AM (No. 1652645)
He's upset that his friends woke up and realized what has been happening to the country...those big corporations that he loathes so much are in bed with the Uniparty and Donald Trump was the one who unceremoniously pulled back the curtains so all could see how the sausage was being made. Funny how this dope lays all of the conflict at Trump's feet yet never mentions the destruction wrought by BLM, the Trans movement, non-stop illegal immigration, DEI, and the list goes on. But yeah, good 'ole dope-smoking Rooster could have weighed in with some words of wisdom to set his whole gang straight and they'd all be best buds again. Sorry Art, for many people, the last 4 years cannot simply be unseen or rolled back. There's going to be a time known as Before Biden and After Biden and let's hope After Biden is the time we bring back normalcy to our once great republic.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: RayLRiv 2/7/2024 3:07:19 PM (No. 1652776)
Lost a college acquaintance of over 40 years when he started attacking my family over Trump. He wasn't much of a friend, so no big loss. I was just saddened at how personal his attacks became.
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