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  • 'Jersey Shore' cast member scolds Trump on global warming

    12/29/2017 5:28:28 PM PST · 22 of 59
    JohnEBoy to Ennis85

    ” “It has to do with disruptions of atmospheric conditions, ocean patterns, jet streams and s—t like that.”

    You know, I was such a fool! I was a climate change and global warming denier. I read the science by Al Gore and Michael Mann and I rejected it out of hand.

    But eureka! An epiphany has occurred! I have seen the light! Vinny from Jersey Shore has explained it in a way even I can understand. Please President Trump, take us back to the Paris Climate Accords. I’m selling my 2 SUV’s tomorrow and using the money to buy a PreAss.

    Think how lost and confused I would be if not for Vinny!

  • Many open seats as Cowboys-Redskins kickoff (less than half full)

    12/01/2017 5:28:33 AM PST · 14 of 19
    JohnEBoy to Vince Ferrer

    Your comment reminds me of a story about the New York Jets back when the American Football League was just getting started ... maybe early 60’s.

    The league reported the attendance at one game as 45,000. One sports reporter said “Sure, that’s true if 30,000 fans came disguised as empty seats!”

  • Did Al Franken Save Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate Bid?

    11/17/2017 6:39:14 PM PST · 12 of 87
    JohnEBoy to markomalley

    This could be a double win ... Moore winning a senate seat and Franken being ousted.

    However, I am disappointed that my favorite democrat ticket for president is probably doomed, now. I was hoping Al would run for president and pick Jill Stein for his vice-president.

    But now it looks like we won’t have the Franken/Stein ticket after all.

  • NFL Owners: The Dumbest Collection Of 32 People In America

    11/13/2017 5:41:29 AM PST · 20 of 38
    JohnEBoy to RoosterRedux

    I’m as baffled as everyone else by the owner’s inaction regarding Goodell.

    In my opinion, most of these major sports owners, do not own these franchises for the week to week income that they provide. I’m not saying they aren’t glad to see revenue come in, I’m just saying it is not their primary motivation for owning a team.

    What they want is to buy a team for $200 million and sell it 10 years later for a billion, or buy it for a billion and sell it for 3 billion.

    Well I don’t think that’s going to happen now. The value of these NFL franchises is not going to increase if fans are staying away, sponsors are leaving, stadiums are half empty, concession and gear sales are off and TV revenues are down.

    I believe this is what is upsetting Jerry Jones and others.

  • Blonds are People too!

    11/10/2017 3:54:54 AM PST · 7 of 30
    JohnEBoy to sodpoodle

    So this blonde is cruising down the highway when she glances at her gas gauge and sees she is on empty. So she pulls in to the nearest gas station. But, no sooner does she get out the car and slam the door when she sees she has left her keys in the ignition.

    She goes into the store, all distraught. However, the guy behind the counter consoles her, saying, ‘Don’t worry, miss, I have a coat hanger. I’ll straighten it out and you can poke it down through the window and unlatch the lock”.

    Between tears, she brightens and says “okay, I can do that.”

    A few minutes pass, and the guy starts to wonder how she’s doing. He steps up to the door and sees her poking the coat hanger down through the window and the blonde in the passenger seat is saying “No, no, a little to the left, no, a little to the right!”

  • Too many bad teams, awful quarterback play making NFL games hard to watch

    10/23/2017 5:07:51 AM PDT · 38 of 97
    JohnEBoy to canuck_conservative

    I agree partly with you. The bad football has always been there, but I believe even more bad quarterbacking, bad officiating, long and tedious replays to determine miniscule rule infractions and consecutive commercial time-outs all are contributing to the fans watching less and less of the NFL.

    But the author is in definite denial. All of the above has pushed most fans to the brink, and the anthem protests have pushed many, many fans, myself included, over the brink. In other words, when we are protesting and boycotting the anthem protests, the bad football does not tempt us to go back. We can feel secure that our protest is the right thing to do and we’re sure we really aren’t missing much.

  • Trump will allow release of classified JFK assassination files

    10/21/2017 7:32:03 AM PDT · 11 of 122
    JohnEBoy to markomalley

    From what I have read about these records, it may be weeks before anything significant is known, because this is raw data with CIA terminology and acronyms that people will have to figure out. Also, references to people and places which will not be obvious at first reading as to their significance. My guess is there will be as much or more obfuscation as there is clarity.

  • If Trump is doing so horribly, why is the stock market doing so well?

    10/20/2017 9:18:58 AM PDT · 9 of 27
    JohnEBoy to SeekAndFind

    President Trump’s Accomplishments …. So Far

    • Appointed conservative Neal Gorsuch to Supreme Court
    • Mike Pence as vice-president
    • Record high stock market
    • Removing abortion benefits from health care
    • Allowed health insurance to be bought across state lines
    • Brought many jobs to US, stopped jobs from leaving
    • Economy up higher than any time in 8 years of Obama
    • Winning war against ISIS … Obama said not possible
    • Ended Paris Climate Accords for USA
    • Confronting N Korea about their threats
    • Reassessing Iran Nuclear Accord … making Congress responsible
    • Building a wall
    • Illegal immigration down 70%
    • Getting European countries to pay their share of NATO
    • Renegotiating trade deals that are bad for USA (NAFTA, etc.)
    • Rebuilding military and military morale
    • Called out Bergdahl as a deserter … court confirmed
    • Showing respect to members of police, fire, military
    • Improving taxes and tax rates
    • Called out NFL for their unpatriotic demonstrations
    • Called out fake news sites (CNN, etc.) for their fake news
    And (most of all)
    • Prevented Hilliary from being President!

  • THE AGE OF TRUMP: VIEW FROM A SUPPORTER

    10/20/2017 7:23:00 AM PDT · 8 of 24
    JohnEBoy to SJackson

    President Trump’s Accomplishments …. So Far

    • Appointed conservative Neal Gorsuch to Supreme Court
    • Mike Pence as vice-president
    • Record high stock market
    • Removing abortion benefits from health care
    • Allowed health insurance to be bought across state lines
    • Brought many jobs to US, stopped jobs from leaving
    • Economy up higher than any time in 8 years of Obama
    • Winning war against ISIS … Obama said not possible
    • Ended Paris Climate Accords for USA
    • Confronting N Korea about their threats
    • Reassessing Iran Nuclear Accord … making Congress responsible
    • Building a wall
    • Illegal immigration down 70%
    • Getting European countries to pay their share of NATO
    • Renegotiating trade deals that are bad for USA (NAFTA, etc.)
    • Rebuilding military and military morale
    • Called out Bergdahl as a deserter … court confirmed
    • Showing respect to members of police, fire, military
    • Improving taxes and tax rates
    • Called out NFL for their unpatriotic demonstrations
    • Called out fake news sites (CNN, etc.) for their fake news
    And (most of all)
    • Prevented Hilliary from being President!

  • Andrea Mitchell’s Sad Excuse For Not Covering The Clinton Uranium Story [VIDEO]

    10/19/2017 7:13:24 PM PDT · 24 of 27
    JohnEBoy to ForYourChildren

    Here’s what I want to know. Imagine we had gone through all past 9 months of RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! and then the Uranium 1 story broke. Only it involved Trump and his wife and sons getting the payoffs and bribes and overpaid speaking engagements. Would the Uranium 1 story be front page news then?

  • Kerry On Edge As Legacy Crumbles His fatally flawed deal with Iran is about to unravel.

    10/19/2017 6:37:15 AM PDT · 6 of 24
    JohnEBoy to COUNTrecount

    This shows what a fraud Kerry and Obama are. If they truly negotiated in good faith, then why would they care or object to a new administration, tightening and improving a treaty, to our benefit?

    The answer, of course, is they did not negotiate in good faith. They lied about all aspects of this treaty and somehow they bypassed the senate for ratification. President Trump has rightly called them on it, and they don’t like the sunlight shining on their dark deeds.

  • Exclusive: Dem megadonor Steyer calls on govs, mayors to support impeaching Trump

    10/19/2017 4:40:29 AM PDT · 18 of 27
    JohnEBoy to Deplorable American1776

    His impeachable, reckless, horrible, despicable, deplorable crime was .... pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords! Oh no! The humanity!

  • Trump: Say, What’s Up With This NFL Tax Break, Anyway? (Crony Capitalism)

    10/11/2017 11:10:03 AM PDT · 6 of 15
    JohnEBoy to SeekAndFind

    So according to the article, about 10-11% of the Saints asset value is due to lucrative tax breaks worth $165 million.

    Meanwhile, my Social Security is taxed as income. Bill Clinton saw to it that I pay income tax for 85% of my social security, up from 50%. Why is SS taxed at all?

    What a screwed up tax system ... a billionaire owner gets millions in tax breaks while I pay a hefty tax on a few thousand a month.

  • Hillary tells of ‘terrible responsibility’ she feels for not beating Trump

    10/08/2017 6:07:32 AM PDT · 34 of 129
    JohnEBoy to Fresh Wind

    There is a psychological condition known as projection ... where you call out the sins and shortcomings of others that you know deep down you, yourself are guilty of.

    So according to Her Highness, Trump was guilty of:

    Personal attacks ...................... projection!
    Lying ................................. projection!
    Misogny .............................. projection!
    Someone who knows so little ........ projection!
    Cares even less ......................... projection!
    Seeks the applause of the masses ... projection!

  • Shock poll: NFL now least liked sport, core fans down 31%

    10/07/2017 8:16:53 AM PDT · 43 of 142
    JohnEBoy to Tammy8

    There is something called denial ... and it ain’t just a river in Egypt.

    All of these people think they are doing something righteous ... protesting some unnamed, ill-defined perceived injustice by taking a knee or locking arms or staying inside during the national anthem.

    When the packers asked the fans to join them in locking arms, it really brought it home how much the players, owners, and commissioner are out of touch with their former customers.

    By the way, I think it is a real possibility that anheiser busch reduces or pulls their ads. The telephone poll they took (which I called in) sounded very serious and not just for show. They said they have 800 veterans working for them and it sounded like they were not happy.

  • ESPN Flip-Flops on Televising Anthem

    10/02/2017 3:33:35 PM PDT · 6 of 34
    JohnEBoy to Kaslin

    This is the most convoluted, confused, stupid, naïve so-called protest in history. I don’t believe the players, the owners, the networks, the fans or the ball-boys have any idea what they are protesting. The protests range from players take a knee during the anthem, take a knee before or after the anthem, lock arms during or before and beg the fans to join in! What??!! Guess what ... doesn’t matter what they do from now on. They have driven a life-long fan away from watching over-paid girly-men engage in antics that dishonor the country and those who have given their lives for it.

  • CNN Anchor: NFL Owners Have Data That Support Trump’s Claim on NFL Protests Hurting TV Ratings

    10/01/2017 7:22:37 PM PDT · 67 of 71
    JohnEBoy to Billthedrill

    Actually, in my case, there are other factors ... see my list below.

    I have chosen, after being a follower since about 1964, to no longer have anything to do with the No Flag Love (NFL) League.

    I have been a Miami Dolphin fan since they started in 1966. I have hosted super bowl parties in my home ... but no more.

    Some things which have brought this to a head:

    1. I totally disagree with cities and counties using tax money to pay for billionaire’s arenas.
    2, I disagree with teams that paid for stadiums having their team yanked away from them on an owner’s whim. (Houston Oilers, Baltimore Colts, LA Rams, St Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders, SD Chargers and so on.)
    3. Replay has become ridiculous ... the umps and refs can no longer be relied on for a call ... we need to review and re-review, ad nauseum.
    4. We go to commercial. Then there is a kick-off. THEN, ANOTHER COMMERCIAL! Enough said.
    5. Pink shoes and armbands.
    6. Players who are thugs to women and others ... and are treated like they’re victims.
    7. And now ... the final straw. Not honoring the flag, pledge or anthem, for some reason that they can’t even articulate (at least, beyond “because of Trump”)

    So, enough is enough! And to whatever degree possible, I will avoid doing business with the major sponsors.

  • [NFL] Owners fret over whether fans will make good on threats to flee [ed]

    09/30/2017 7:21:21 AM PDT · 59 of 106
    JohnEBoy to FreedomPoster

    I agree with you ... a strange choice of words. Florio is a lawyer and in the past I have had respect for many of his articles.

    If I take what he is saying here, literally, then he is saying the NFL over the years, with military salutes and air force flyovers, have been “pandering” to the fans. In other words putting on a show that they (the owners) themselves didn’t care that much about. In that case, now it makes sense that they are not forcing their employees to honor the anthem and the flag as they have the right to do and as their employee handbook says they must do.

    If all above is true, then I give the players 49% and the owners 51% of the responsibility for all the problems they have now created. And for the loss of revenue, fans, apparel sales, ticket losses, TV ratings, commercial ads, police escorts and any other fallout that results from their irresponsible actions.

  • [NFL] Owners fret over whether fans will make good on threats to flee [ed]

    09/30/2017 5:26:34 AM PDT · 26 of 106
    JohnEBoy to C19fan

    Well it is a big thing to change a lifestyle. I have chosen, after being a follower since about 1964, to no longer have anything to do with the No Flag Love League.

    I have been a Miami Dolphin fan since they started in 1966. I have hosted super bowl parties in my home ... but no more.

    Some things which have brought this to a head:

    1. I totally disagree with cities and counties using tax money to pay for billionaire’s arenas.
    2, I disagree with teams that paid for stadiums having their team yanked away from them on an owner’s whim. (Houston Oilers, Baltimore Colts, LA Rams, St Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders, SD Chargers and so on.)
    3. Replay has become ridiculous ... the umps and refs can no longer be relied on for a call ... we need to review and re-review, ad nauseum.
    4. We go to commercial. Then there is a kick-off. THEN, ANOTHER COMMERCIAL! Enough said.
    5. Pink shoes and armbands.
    6. Players who are thugs to women and others ... and are treated like they’re victims.
    7. And now ... the final straw. Not honoring the flag, pledge or anthem, for some reason that they can’t even articulate (at least, beyond “because of Trump”)

    So, enough is enough! And to whatever degree possible, I will avoid doing business with the major sponsors.

    I doubt that I will have any real effect on a multi-billion dollar business, but I feel better having taken this stand.

  • Rambling Thoughts about the NFL and their "Dixie Chicks Moment" (Vanity)

    09/27/2017 5:56:16 PM PDT · 25 of 93
    JohnEBoy to Alberta's Child

    Well it is a big thing to change a lifestyle. I have chosen, after being a follower since about 1964, to no longer have anything to do with the No Flag Love League.

    I have been a Miami Dolphin fan since they started in 1966. I have hosted super bowl parties in my home ... but no more.

    Some things which have brought this to a head:

    1. I totally disagree with cities and counties using tax money to pay for billionaire’s arenas.
    2, I disagree with teams that paid for stadiums having their team yanked away from them on an owner’s whim. (Houston Oilers, Baltimore Colts, LA Rams, St Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders, SD Chargers and so on.)
    3. Replay has become ridiculous ... the umps and refs can no longer be relied on for a call ... we need to review and re-review, ad nauseum.
    4. We go to commercial. Then there is a kick-off. THEN, ANOTHER COMMERCIAL! Enough said.
    5. Pink shoes and armbands.
    6. Players who are thugs to women and others ... and are treated like they’re victims.
    7. And now ... the final straw. Not honoring the flag, pledge or anthem, for some reason that they can’t even articulate (at least, beyond “because of Trump”)

    So, enough is enough! And to whatever degree possible, I will avoid doing business with the major sponsors.

    I doubt that I will have any real effect on a multi-billion dollar business, but I feel better having taken this stand.