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Posted: Nov 19, 2023 - 1:48pm


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Posted: Nov 19, 2023 - 12:56pm

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Posted: Oct 24, 2023 - 6:29am

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The poorest man in Congress©

EXCLUSIVE:
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Kurt... this is when you go from being conservative, to just being plain stupid.

If you really cared for a second about anything resembling the truth, you'd say "hmm...how could a guy who's been working in government his whole life get that kind of money?"  Then, you'd realize you had access to his fucking tax returns (yeah... you know, the ones that every President shares when running for office... minus one).  In a 2 second search, you'd find the following:

Biden’s federal tax return for 2016, his last full year as vice president, showed adjusted gross income of nearly $400,000
his 2017 federal tax return reported adjusted gross income of more than $11 million.
His 2018 federal tax return reported adjusted gross income of nearly $4.6 million.

Hmmm.... how could he have purchased a $3M house for cash in the fall of 2017?  

It must be from a secret payment referenced in a text by his druggie son... that's gotta be the answer.

Important note.. if Donald Trump were buying that house, then you should REALLY ask questions.  He reported a taxable LOSS of $12.8M in 2017.  How does a guy who never makes any money live so large?  Your "business genius billionaire" made $24M less than public servant Joe Biden in 2017.  No wonder he wouldn't share his tax returns... they document his failures and illegal activities.
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Posted: Oct 24, 2023 - 2:52am

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The poorest man in Congress©

EXCLUSIVE:

Joe Biden paid nearly $2.75million CASH for Rehoboth Beach house within weeks of Hunter sending 'threatening' text to Chinese business partner demanding to close $10million deal

DailyMail.com has discovered that then-private-citizen Biden, who had spent virtually all his adult life in public service, bought the home for slightly under $2.75million – in cash.

And making the transaction even stranger it was within weeks of a highly questionable text that Hunter had sent to Runlong 'Raymond' Zhao, an associate at Chinese oil giant CEFC asking to seal a deal worth $10 million a year.



Another wiff and a miss...
  
This from the same article: 
 
Property records show Joe's six-bedroom second property was purchased on June 8, 2017 for $2,744,001 – just seven weeks before his son's shakedown messages.
 
I guess the purchase must have been from proceeds from a previous shakedown? Maybe go look for a different connection as the timing on this one just doesn't add up. 
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Posted: Oct 23, 2023 - 11:29pm


The poorest man in Congress©

EXCLUSIVE:

Joe Biden paid nearly $2.75million CASH for Rehoboth Beach house within weeks of Hunter sending 'threatening' text to Chinese business partner demanding to close $10million deal

DailyMail.com has discovered that then-private-citizen Biden, who had spent virtually all his adult life in public service, bought the home for slightly under $2.75million – in cash.

And making the transaction even stranger it was within weeks of a highly questionable text that Hunter had sent to Runlong 'Raymond' Zhao, an associate at Chinese oil giant CEFC asking to seal a deal worth $10 million a year.

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Posted: Oct 23, 2023 - 5:23pm

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Sorry sir, table for one?
 
Looks like you are the only one having a problem with the phrase, so I guess that makes everyone else a Neocon by default? 
   
There's nothing wrong with a speech trying to play on people's patriotism. All presidents have done it past & present. Some are just better at it than others. His speech wasn't a call to arms but a call to supply (continue to supply) arms and to support our allies. Are you against that? I'm flabbergasted that you miss these blatantly obvious nuances.
  
Btw it's a pretty broad stretch to make to say my "not having a problem with something" makes me a "Neocon". But if it makes you happy... think whatever you like. 

Oh and....

"No it is not the messenger in this case. I would be on Trump as well for this if he would have said it in this context."

...if you can't condemn him for the failed insurrection or improper retention of classified materials... there is not a snowball's chance in hell you would have any issue with anything he says. Sorry but that last statement isn't the least bit credible.








At some point it's just not worth the effort to talk reasonably to people who refuse to recognize that Trump tried to overthrow our democracy. Someone might argue that the storming of the Capitol building was an attempt to stop a supposed crooked election that just got out of hand. But the creation of fake Electors and the attempt to get the Justice Dept. to declare the election results as suspect were serious and blatant criminal attempts to overthrow the will of the people. 

I'd ask Kurt or other Trump supporters to state their opinions on those two acts alone but I doubt it'd be worth anyone's time. I'm sick of the GOP politicians and their bizarro world of fake patriotism. They're as cartoonish as the villains in Batman movies. 
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Posted: Oct 23, 2023 - 4:31pm

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No it is not the messenger in this case. I would be on Trump as well for this if he would have said it in this context.

Perhaps you have come to misunderstand what a Patriot is. This may have worked mid last century as I was informed, but certainly not now. This is Neocon 101 stuff. Just because one calls themself a Patriot does not mean you're all for war because war is a cool thing to do. It is for our military, media, industrial complex and failing politicians to look tough and decisive. War gets votes. War sells news(papers) as well as bombs and missiles. Hearst built an empire on war. Remember The Maine ! ?

The present day Media without Trump to bash would go broke. They sure won't sell anything defending Biden. War is the next best thing for clicks.

But back to the phrase ... neocon 101. Since you find nothing objectionable or inappropriate with the phrase and its present context I will have to conclude that you are or support neocon activities, ideals and principals. I do not.

Sorry sir, table for one?
 
Looks like you are the only one having a problem with the phrase, so I guess that makes everyone else a Neocon by default? 
   
There's nothing wrong with a speech trying to play on people's patriotism. All presidents have done it past & present. Some are just better at it than others. His speech wasn't a call to arms but a call to supply (continue to supply) arms and to support our allies. Are you against that? I'm flabbergasted that you miss these blatantly obvious nuances.
  
Btw it's a pretty broad stretch to make to say my "not having a problem with something" makes me a "Neocon". But if it makes you happy... think whatever you like. Is Biden now a Necon as well?

Oh and....

"No it is not the messenger in this case. I would be on Trump as well for this if he would have said it in this context."

...if you can't condemn him for the failed insurrection or improper retention of classified materials... there is not a snowball's chance in hell you would have any issue with anything he says. Sorry but that last statement isn't the least bit credible.




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Posted: Oct 23, 2023 - 12:54pm

 VV wrote:
 kurtster wrote:

So what is your take on Biden's speech ?  I offered mine which you criticized. You're turn.

First off, I didn’t see it live but did read it on WhiteHouse.gov. 
 
I can’t speak to his delivery since I didn’t see him deliver it but only to content. And the gist of it is to convince the public that continued support of Ukraine is necessary as is our support of Israel. I only objected to your overreaction to the words: Arsenal of Democracy. Put into a little more context… the paragraph in his speech where he made his statement is found below along with the paragraph before it.
 
And let me be clear about something: We send Ukraine equipment sitting in our stockpiles. And when we use the money allocated by Congress, we use it to replenish our own stores — our own stockpiles with new equipment — equipment that defe- — that defends America and is made in America: Patriot missiles for air defense batteries made in Arizona; artillery shells manufactured in 12 states across the country — in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas; and so much more.

You know, just as in World War Two, today, patriotic American workers are building the arsenal of democracy and serving the cause of freedom. Call me crazy but I don’t see anything incendiary at all about it. Are you “triggered” by what is clearly an appeal to patriotism? I’m sure if it came out of Trump’s mouth (though he doesn’t understand patriotism) you would have no problem with it. In the end, it’s probably the messenger you have issue with… not the message.
 
No it is not the messenger in this case.  I would be on Trump as well for this if he would have said it in this context.

Perhaps you have come to misunderstand what a Patriot is.  This may have worked mid last century as I was informed, but certainly not now.  This is Neocon 101 stuff.  Just because one calls themself a Patriot does not mean you're all for war because war is a cool thing to do. It is for our military, media, industrial complex and failing politicians to look tough and decisive.  War gets votes.  War sells news(papers) as well as bombs and missiles.  Hearst built an empire on war.  Remember The Maine ! ?

The present day Media without Trump to bash would go broke.  They sure won't sell anything defending Biden.  War is the next best thing for clicks.

But back to the phrase ... neocon 101.  Since you find nothing objectionable or inappropriate with the phrase and its present context I will have to conclude that you are or support neocon activities, ideals and principals.  I do not.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 10:12pm

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So what is your take on Biden's speech ?  I offered mine which you criticized.

You're turn.

First off, I didn’t see it live but did read it on WhiteHouse.gov. 
 
I can’t speak to his delivery since I didn’t see him deliver it but only to content. And the gist of it is to convince the public that continued support of Ukraine is necessary as is our support of Israel. I only objected to your overreaction to the words: Arsenal of Democracy. Put into a little more context… the paragraph in his speech where he made his statement is found below along with the paragraph before it.
 
And let me be clear about something: We send Ukraine equipment sitting in our stockpiles. And when we use the money allocated by Congress, we use it to replenish our own stores — our own stockpiles with new equipment — equipment that defe- — that defends America and is made in America: Patriot missiles for air defense batteries made in Arizona; artillery shells manufactured in 12 states across the country — in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas; and so much more.

You know, just as in World War Two, today, patriotic American workers are building the arsenal of democracy and serving the cause of freedom.

Call me crazy but I don’t see anything incendiary at all about it. Are you “triggered” by what is clearly an appeal to patriotism? I’m sure if it came out of Trump’s mouth (though he doesn’t understand patriotism) you would have no problem with it.

In the end, it’s probably the messenger you have issue with… not the message.




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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 4:03pm

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If the phrase has any effect, it will hearten our friends who worried during Trump's admin about our commitment to alliances and democracies.


Waiting for a statement from Trump saying he could end this crisis in 24 hours.


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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 3:20pm

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Thanks, I hoped that you would respond to this.

That was then.

So what do you think about saying it now ?

Will it serve as a recruiting tool for potential terrorists ?


Diddums, the phrase "arsenal of democracy" has been around for over 80 years. Biden was not the first president since FDR to use it; I'll lay good money that Reagan did. It's not as if Joe Biden lit the Koran on fire and peed on it. 

The phrase touches on America' willingness to support other democracies against violent attack. Our enemies, state-based and otherwise, already know this. The phrase "arsenal of democracy" is not going to shock anyone or whip them into a state of murderous frenzy any more than the phrase "truth and justice for all" would. 

If the phrase has any effect, it will hearten our friends who worried during Trump's admin about our commitment to alliances and democracies.

But Teddy thanks you for your comic foolishness. 





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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 3:16pm

 VV wrote:
Drama Queen. 
 

 
So what is your take on Biden's speech ?  I offered mine which you criticized.

You're turn.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 11:35am

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Thanks, I hoped that you would respond to this.

That was then.

So what do you think about saying it now ?

Will it serve as a recruiting tool for potential terrorists ?


Only if you take umbrage at someone killing you with kindness. Etc.
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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 11:22am

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The speech on Ukraine tonight.  It did mention Israel for a minute or two.

Tonight Biden uttered the most consequential words any POTUS has made in either this century or the last ...

The Arsenal Of Democracy

I pretty much stopped listening after hearing those words.  They just overwhelmed me.

These four words will haunt the US and our allies to the end of our existence because they will be used by every terrorist or ideological organization for recruiting forever, just as we still quote the words of other leaders to motivate us and justify our own existence.  

I want the name of the person who wrote those words.

No one has mentioned these words in any post speech commentary that I have seen and likely will go unnoticed until much later when they are replayed by our enemies.

I really hope they go unnoticed by our enemies like they most likely will be by the rest of the world.

imho.
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Drama Queen. 
 
No, those words won't make any difference to anyone or anything. One speech of many that Biden will make while in office. Our enemies will still be our enemies. I sincerely doubt they give a flying f*ck about any one single speech made by our president as it always boils down to actions... not rhetoric. 
 
Also, (slow your roll) we don't quote the words of other leaders to justify our existence. Our existence isn't so fragile as to be impacted by the words of other leaders. Maybe you mean justify the existence of an organization like NATO. Now that would make sense.

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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 11:17am

 R_P wrote: 
Thanks, I hoped that you would respond to this.

That was then.

So what do you think about saying it now ?

Will it serve as a recruiting tool for potential terrorists ?
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Posted: Oct 20, 2023 - 12:12am

 kurtster wrote:
The speech on Ukraine tonight.  It did mention Israel for a minute or two.

Tonight Biden uttered the most consequential words any POTUS has made in either this century or the last ...

The Arsenal Of Democracy

I pretty much stopped listening after hearing those words.  They just overwhelmed me.

These four words will haunt the US and our allies to the end of our existence because they will be used by every terrorist or ideological organization for recruiting forever, just as we still quote the words of other leaders to motivate us and justify our own existence.  

I want the name of the person who wrote those words.

No one has mentioned these words in any post speech commentary that I have seen and likely will go unnoticed until much later when they are replayed by our enemies.

I really hope they go unnoticed by our enemies like they most likely will be by the rest of the world.

Arsenal of Democracy
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Posted: Oct 19, 2023 - 11:13pm

The speech on Ukraine tonight.  It did mention Israel for a minute or two.

Tonight Biden uttered the most consequential words any POTUS has made in either this century or the last ...

The Arsenal Of Democracy

I pretty much stopped listening after hearing those words.  They just overwhelmed me.

These four words will haunt the US and our allies to the end of our existence because they will be used by every terrorist or ideological organization for recruiting forever, just as we still quote the words of other leaders to motivate us and justify our own existence.  

I want the name of the person who wrote those words.

No one has mentioned these words in any post speech commentary that I have seen and likely will go unnoticed until much later when they are replayed by our enemies.

I really hope they go unnoticed by our enemies like they most likely will be by the rest of the world.

imho.
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Posted: Oct 19, 2023 - 12:56pm

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Nicely done.
{#Cheers}
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Posted: Oct 19, 2023 - 12:41pm

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How come only men and women ?  What about all of the rest of the genders ?  Why are they not dying ?


mu
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Posted: Oct 19, 2023 - 11:45am

So that $6 billion that Joe has parked in Qatar where the leader of Hamas, Khaled Mashal very comfortably resides, at 5% interest earns $300 million per year.  While the $6 B may be in limbo, the interest being earned certainly isn't.  How long has was the $6 B in S Korea before being relocated ?  What became of the interest earned on that while it was there ?  3 years ?  That would make that 6 grow to 7 yet no one mentions that.

With Qatar obviously being friendly to Hamas it is no stretch to see that interest money being siphoned off for illicit use, like by Hamas.  Qatar and everyone else can keep that money held on the side and keep their word, yet the interest being earned isn't even mentioned anywhere and that can be given to Iran or anyone else, without breaking the "trust".

Biden, once again is playing us on his relationship with Iran as well as the other countries he has been associated with as being soft on by people paying attention.
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