How Much Political Power Does Facebook Wield?

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This week, Gizmodo published a question that Facebook employees want CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer in an upcoming Q&A session:

“What responsibility does Facebook have to help prevent President Trump in 2017?”

We don’t know if Zuckerberg addressed that question, but the mere fact that it was asked should worry Americans who underestimate how much control Facebook has over its users.

Facebook isn’t like The Drudge Report or Salon where readers know what they’re getting when they log onto the site. It’s presented as a neutral tool, not a place where you go to find out what the company thinks about politics. Conservatives don’t log onto Facebook thinking, “All right, I know I’m getting ready to go into the Liberal Zone.” They may expect to see nonsense from their left-leaning friends, but they don’t expect to be trapped in a bubble where only certain news stories are promoted, certain political views are acceptable, and certain events are ignored.

As Gizmodo explains, Facebook isn’t above tweaking their algorithm to mess with their users:

Facebook has toyed with skewing news in the past. During the 2012 presidential election, Facebook secretly tampered with 1.9 million user’s news feeds. The company also tampered with news feeds in 2010 during a 61-million-person experiment to see how Facebook could impact the real-world voting behavior of millions of people. An academic paper was published about the secret experiment, claiming that Facebook increased voter turnout by more than 340,000 people. In 2012, Facebook also deliberately experimented on its users’ emotions. The company, again, secretly tampered with the news feeds of 700,000 people and concluded that Facebook can basically make you feel whatever it wants you to.

When it comes to politics, Zuckerberg’s positions are well known. He is vehemently pro-immigration, and he’s collaborated willingly with Germany’s Angela Merkel in an effort to curb “hate speech” on Facebook. This week, he offered some thinly-veiled opinions on Donald Trump at the F8 developer conference.

“I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as ‘others,’” Zuckerberg said. “I hear them calling for blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, for reducing trade, and in some cases, even for cutting access to the internet.”

As an American, Zuckerberg has every right to say whatever he wants about our politics. But as CEO of Facebook, does he also have a moral and ethical obligation to keep his site free of secretive propaganda that could brainwash millions of unsuspecting users?

“Facebook can promote or block any material that it wants,” UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh says in the Gizmodo piece. “Facebook has the same First Amendment right as the New York Times. They can completely block Trump if they want.”

From a legal standpoint, he’s absolutely right. But when you have so many Americans using Facebook as their prime (if not only) source of news, it’s clear that Zuckerberg’s responsibilities go beyond the framework of free speech. And since we cannot guarantee that he will live up to those responsibilities, it’s up to us to begin putting cracks in the facade.

“We as a company are neutral – we have not and will not use our products in a way that attempts to influence how people vote,” said a Facebook spokesperson in a statement.

That’s fine, but this wouldn’t be the first time a company has lied to the public. With the stakes as high as they are, we can’t afford to be naive. The liberal mainstream media is so effective because it’s invisible to most Americans. It’s not like Lester Holt starts the NBC Nightly News by telling viewers how awful Republicans are. The propaganda works because it’s so subtle. With Facebook, the illusion is even more difficult to spot.

Be vigilant.

355 Comments
  1. Croco Dile says

    Don’t Fix This Nation .com

    Now is the time to pay TAXES !

    http://www.thetruthaboutthelaw.com/the-income-tax-proves-you-are-a-serf/#comment-16905
    .

    1. Cotton says

      That site is way too cringey for what you give it credit for. I would suggest looking for better places, as all of those “memes” make me facepalm, hard.

  2. bandit says

    It should be renamed to Facistbook anyway !

    1. 1EdMeadows83 says

      What the hell is Facistbook? Oh. Wait. I get it, you thought you were spelling Fascist. Everyone makes mistakes but Regressives make so many!

      1. bandit says

        Was in a hurry . Thanks for being a total asshole about it .

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          You’re welcome.

          1. QuanellEleven says

            My my. What a clever fellow.

          2. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Why Thank you!

          3. Frankiev says

            She was only kidding Bird. A weak moment for you.

          4. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh Frankie, your lack of humor is simply overwhelming!

          5. Frankiev says

            Finally an Obummer govt program I can agree with . A spay and neuter program adopted by Congress, initiated by the Bummer, for worthless libnuts. This means they cannot propagate and will no longer be a drain on our American society.
            That’s something we can all seriously support.

          6. Cotton says

            We all support free speech, but we also support calling out of people that use free speech to make themselves look like idiots. You sir, are an idiot.

          7. Frankiev says

            Cottonbird, just trolling for libnuts who believe in Killeries white privilige theory. Just caught a fish.

          8. Cotton says

            Okay?

          9. Frankiev says

            Okay!

          10. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh my God! What a rapid incisive response! You must be awfully proud of yourself for that witticism!

          11. Frankiev says

            The transgenders are winning Edbird, be on the lookout. Another case of the .001 percent of the population winning. I’ll just piss in the woods from now on, it will be safer. Oops, you’re not one are you.
            Also, not going to Va. anytime soon, at least not near DC.

          12. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Are you never ashamed of appearing so completely stupid? Again, I don’t think I’ll ever have the desire to change my sex, but I’m not a transsexual, so I don’t have the right to speak for them, but apparently you think you do. Go ahead. I don’t think it matters to a transsexual what a nothing like you thinks of him or her.

          13. Frankiev says

            Having an opinion about something can be cathartic Ebird. You never really opine about anything, that’s Just the libnut in you, the California thing. BTW, what they gigging you now for a state tax ther. Gotta keep the illegals happy.

          14. 1EdMeadows83 says

            There’s no way for you to know this, but when I see and e-mail is from you, I simply deleted it. I answered this one because I wanted you to know that you don’t interest me at all.

          15. 1EdMeadows83 says

            There’s no way for you to know this, but when I see an e-mail is from you, I simply delete it. I answered this one because I wanted you to know that you don’t interest me at all.

          16. Frankiev says

            I sense your shame being in libnut territory. Wait for your 90’s, then you’ll almost be grown up.

          17. Frankiev says

            Edbird, a multiple choice test for you!
            Who said: We need to pass this bill now, then read the bill later to see what’s in it? a) Vladimir Lenin
            b) John Lennon
            c) Clarabelle the clown
            d) Grandma Nan Pelosi
            e) Dweizel Zappa

            You have three days to figure this out. Going on vacation then.

          18. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Sorry Frankie. I have too much to do. My recliner and television await me.

          19. Frankiev says

            Just take a wild guess! Be like Nike, just do it.

          20. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Why should a believe what a Greek Goddess has to say? She is no more valid than Yahweh. I don’t believe in him either.

          21. Frankiev says

            You think summer in Florida is hot, try hell any time of year.
            Blessed is he who has not seen, yet believes. St. Thomas the Apostle. I go to mass there on Sunday’s, so I know him.

          22. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I am a total and unapologetic atheist. I think all religions are superstitions, but I will never criticize someone for believing in God. I’d have to criticize my poor dead mother.

          23. Frankiev says

            Well, can I count on your support?

          24. Frankiev says

            Cottonbird, you don’t agree? Why am I an idiot?
            If I were president for the last seven years, our national debt would be trillions less, GDP would not be at one percent growth rate, and white privilige would not be discussed.

          25. bandit says

            Go hug your tree now tinkerbell .

          26. 1EdMeadows83 says

            bandit, I hope you won’t be offended if I ignore your nonsense when I go to other, more intellectual sites for my useless information.

          27. bandit says

            As the saying goes ” Don’t let the door hit you in your ass on the way out” .

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        3. usathoughts says

          You have nothing to apologize about. Your fingers knew what they were doing even if your mind did not. Sort of like an idiom – can’t recall the proper expression.

          I find “Facistbook” as a great description for Facebook. If you had used ‘Fascistbook’ it would just come across as sniping.

          Your distractor suffers from shallow thinking.

          1. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Maybe I suffer from shallow thinking but you, Sir, suffer from not thinking at all! A word is either spelled correctly or spelled incorrectly. No middle ground, not even for stupid Regressives!

          2. usathoughts says

            Regardless, I still like the way it was presented. Has to do with years of advertising experience.

            Had to look up what regressive meant in how you use the term. Does not explain why looking back in time is considered stupid.

            Should you catch me with a misspelled word be assured it was meant to be. It is difficult enough to use words sods like you can understand.

          3. 1EdMeadows83 says

            It’s rather odd that you should say that since I have no trouble spotting a misspelled word. I’ll be watching you! 😉

      2. Cotton says

        Maybe I am looking at the wrong definition, but, doesn’t Regressives refer to backwards thinking liberals?
        As I side note I am fairly liberal myself, just not like those sjws or progressives.

  3. Bob Stewart says

    Getting an FCC license requires public comment and criticism. Perhaps facebook’s license should reflect its political views as well as public comment. The airwaves are public as is the froadband distribution. Rechecking facebook’s apportionment of public access might be interesting as well. Maybe an IRS audit would help zuckerburg with his public awareness and his meddling in people’s lives.

    1. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

      His extreme left leanings will preclude any action from Obama’s secret police at the IRS. They are far too busy persecuting Conservatives.

  4. Gerry Costa says

    We all know where zucker– whatever stands . He is a left wing fruit cake just like clinton,obozo, sanders,and the demoRAT party nitwits. So whatever gets said on facecrap is just that –CRAP !!!!

    1. 1EdMeadows83 says

      Ahhh! Another semi-literate Regressive heard from!

    2. 1EdMeadows83 says

      Oh Gerry! You’re SOOO smart! You have a word for everything! Incorrect though they may be, they’re still words, sorta. Rather smart for an imbecile.

      1. Gerry Costa says

        Look fool —- I couldn’t care less what you think of me or Trump and I don’t care if zucker-whatever- is an atheist, catholic,protestant or nothing– it doesn’t matter to me. I have said for years that it will take a businessman to get this country back on track not one of our crooked,pathetic, self-serving status-quo career corrupt politicians. Whether it be Trump or another businessman down the road, I don’t know but what I do know is that it sure as hell won’t be establishment puppets cruz or kasich and it definitely won’t be a socialist moron who believes in more govt control and handouts and we certainly don’t need a career criminal who is in debt to every foreign dictator who donated to her phony foundation. That leaves ONE (1) candidate DONALD TRUMP whether you like or not doesn’t matter. TRUMP 2016 — get over your feeling of self importance — because to me you are NOT.

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          There’s other things we don’t need, like a blathering idiot who calls people he never met, fools. Write this down Gerry’ We will never have Donald Trump as a president. He turns everyone he approaches completely OFF. If you need a multi millionaire, who has declared bankruptcy 5 times and threatens to sue anyone who crosses him, encourages violence at his speechifying, has a very low opinion of anyone and everyone of the opposite sex (In fact he is so hateful toward women, it makes me wonder about his sexuality, even with his trophy wives) then Trump is your man (I assume he’s a man). I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg will be broken hearted when he finds out that such a noble political genius like you, doesn’t particularly like him. I know, because I feel exactly the same way. You register very low on the intellectual scale and I don’t think you’ll be around very long to pester normal people!

          1. ABO says

            He may never have met you, Eddy but he obviously knows a fool when he encounters one. You have certainly demonstrated elevated position as a prime fool on this thread.

          2. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “He may never have met you, Eddy but he obviously knows a fool when encounters one” I hate to be repetitive, but this bit of stupidity requires it. “There’s other things we don’t need, like a blathering idiot who calls people he never met, fools.”

          3. ABO says

            You’re perfectly welcome to be as repetitive, little Eddy, but it doesn’t make you any less a fool.

          4. ABO says

            You’re perfectly welcome to be as repetitive as you like, little Eddy but it won’t make you any less a fool.

          5. 1EdMeadows83 says

            You must be a rather small man because you feel compelled to call someone you’ve never seen, “Little Eddy” That’s OK I sometimes do stupid things also.

          6. Frankiev says

            Even worse, you say stupid things.
            Libnut disease I presume.

    3. 1EdMeadows83 says

      So Donald Trump is your example of Horatio Alger’s heroes? Maybe you’d better go back and re-read some of his novels. His “rags to riches” concept doesn’t seem to fit the Kochs or Trump. Zuckerberg is the son of a dentist. He wasn’t handed a fortune when his father passed away like the Kochs and Trump were. He was raised as a Jew, another reason for Regressives to hate him, but he “saw the light” and became an atheist, which by itself makes him smarter than the average Republican.

  5. anibanib says

    Facebook as such has no political push whatsoever, but if you say the wrong thing tothe wrong person,who knows somebody who knows Zucker………then you can get banned for 24 hrs……….you know like when at school, stay in class after finishing time and write out 50 times summut on the black board

    1. mr2bears@hotmail.com says

      Exactly, funny how the facef*ck police can control some or what “free speech” they want .

      1. anibanib says

        In my case it wasnt the Phasebuck police that did it, it was that black turd A B West who reported me to Facebook………TWICE………..

  6. USAnowMSAsadly says

    With Facebook founder Zuckerberg being a member of The 12 percent crowd and a flaming Libtard, any negative posts about Hitlary Klynton will be “monitored.” Oops! Here they come!

    1. 1EdMeadows83 says

      Oh my goodness! You have such a winning way with words! I’ll bet you were the smartest 18 year old in your 4th grade class!

      1. USAnowMSAsadly says

        Edwin dear boy. Please, I hope you are not peeing in your panties with your love for your Commie Bernie Boy or Imelda Marcos Klyton. You might want to get your skankho mom, the former Madam of your town’s only whore house to see if she can get those stains out for you. Maybe you can pre-order your burlap bag Bernie panties. Apparently they are able to be cleaned up quicker after all your Berni-gasms. If an Imelda Marcos Klyton fan I am sure she has sent you one of her used dress shields to sniff to keep you brain dead. The new drug of choice for boneheaded Libtards like yourself who will never amount to anything in life, but you already knew that.

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          I’m sure you have a reason in you own weak mind for the purpose for this piece of drivel. I sure can’t make heads nor tails of it, and no thank you. I don’t need an explanation from you. This is an occasion when I had rather stay in the dark!

          1. USAnowMSAsadly says

            Edwinna, like the typical Libtard, you are incapable of answering a direct question. So, do you daydream about giving cunnilingus to Communist Bernie-girl or receiving anal sex from Hitlary? This isn’t rocket science. Come on little wet panties girly-boy. Give it a shot.

  7. Jo Ann Cooper says

    I thought that Facebook was set up to be “Social networking” not “Social manipulating”

    1. 1EdMeadows83 says

      Jo Ann, you have to realize this treatise against Zuckerman & Facebook was written by a pissed-off Regressive who realizes his party is slipping in the popularity polls, and is desperately grasping at straws to stay afloat!

      1. Carolyn says

        The only thing losing popularity is the radical left. So be as pompous as you like. Your time to celebrate is nearing an end. You may go unzip your boy friends pants again. You are dismissed.

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          Carolyn. I know it makes you feel important by tacking on that little comment at the end, but the fact remains that you are just another poorly educated, very young, rude Regressive. So I’ll ask you the, as yet unanswered question I ask all Regressives:

          What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family? Social Security, Medicare. 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, paid vacation, all that doesn’t count, because those benefits were provided to you by Democrats. You can thank the Republicans for the astronomical increase in college tuition. Yeah, the Regressives are great for things like that!

        2. 1EdMeadows83 says

          Carolyn. I know it makes you feel important by tacking on that little comment at the end, and the bit of vulgarity, but the fact remains that you are just another poorly educated, very young, rude Regressive. So I’ll ask you the as yet unanswered question I ask all Regressives:

          What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family? Social Security, Medicare. 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, paid vacation, all that doesn’t count, because those benefits were provided to you by Democrats. You can thank the Republicans for the astronomical increase in college tuition. Yeah, the Regressives are great for things like that!

          1. wandamurline says

            Yeah, the Democrats gave blacks welfare to keep their votes forever….LBJ had some very unkind words about the blacks when he did it….the KKK was made up of Democrats….the Democrats fought tooth and nail to keep the blacks from voting, while the Republicans worked to obtain that for the blacks….and yes, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid were gifts from the democrats….they also presented us with a 17 trillion dollar deficit that the younger generation will have to pay…not to mention wasting 878 billion dollars on TARP and we got Obamacare from the Democrats and we get to spend 187 billion a year for the illegal aliens that the Democrats refuse to deport….yeah boy, they have done a great job of tanking America.

          2. 1EdMeadows83 says

            So, you think it was Social Security, Medicare, etc. alone, are the sole cause of the, what, the $17 trillion deficit? What planet are you from?
            I thought at first you might be one of those rarities, a Regressive who thinks, but you disabused me of that notion rather quickly by bringing up that old Regressive canard that Democrats owned slaves, etc, etc. I’ve explained this numerous times on these sites but apparently, you didn’t get the memo. So here we go, one more time. From before the Civil War until LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, Democrats were the Conservatives. Conservative means acting to maintain the status quo. In 1863 the status quo in the Southern states was slavery. This status was maintained throughout the Civil War, or as Southerners named it, The War Of Northern Aggression. I was raised in rural, Southeast Alabama so I know of what I speak (or write).
            In 1964, Lyndon Baines Johnson signed a bill known as the Civil Rights Act, and almost overnight, the Southern Democrats became Southern Republicans, including my own Dad. He voted for Goldwater, I voted for LBJ.
            So, wanda, you are now educated about the Southern Political Dynasties, so I expect you to write a post, telling the world that you were mistaken, and vow that nevermore will you offer such stupid observations. I’m waiting.

          3. David Nichols says

            “I was raised in rural, Southwest Alabama”. And this makes you an expert on the civil war, Southern political history and macroeconomic policies??
            Unless you are contending that you lived through those changes, I can proceed from the knowledge that you learned what you believe from other resources. Those resources are available to all of us, so swallow your smugness, you don’t possess a unique understanding of history.
            A persons point of view will be strongly affected by which references are chosen to give credence to our preconceived notions.
            Yours choices are obvious to anyone who has made a thorough examination of all the facts.
            BTW, referring to another persons observations as “stupid” because you don’t agree with them reveals much more about you than it does them…
            Have a nice day, and try adding a spoonful of introspection to your coffee.

          4. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Ahh Davey, you exposed yourself as a phony with the inaccurate quote you began this diatribe with. I cannot place much credence in a person who cannot read too well.
            No, my birthplace has little to do with my knowledge of the Civil War. I obtained that knowledge by visiting the battlefields, the cemeteries and the villages that were affected. However, most of my knowledge was obtained by reading. You should try that. It would help you quote the words of others correctly. As a matter of fact, I did live through some of those time. Not of the Civil War, of course, but I well remember President Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act in 1964. It made all the newspapers, but of course, you don’t read too well, however, I’m sure you watch Fox News religiously.

          5. David Nichols says

            Ahh Eddie boy, Next time you have the occasion to write–check the location of W and E…
            Typical liberal diversionary technique–spot a typo and hang your tinfoil hat on it.
            No response is necessary, you’re not up to it intellectually…

          6. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I don’t get what you are trying to prove with the W and E bit. It was not I who read the word Southeast and transposed it into Southwest. I’m not as smart as some people but I’m one helluva lot smarter than you!

          7. David Nichols says

            Well maybe if you took my suggestion to heart, and actually looked at your keyboard you would see where you jumped the shark…of course, being a knee jerk, non-thinking leftie, you cannot envision a mistake on your part…
            As part of my outreach program to the learning impaired, I’ll help you out…
            The “e” which might be used in southeast, is immediately adjacent to the “w”…someone who accidentally hit the “w” would cause autofill to print “southwest”. BFD…!
            None of this matters, as you are just using the go to diversionary technique favored by those whose debating skills and knowledge are not up to the task…
            It’s comforting and easier for you to be 100% sure of what you think you know, but sadly, others can see your confidence is misplaced…

          8. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Yeah, OK, Whatever.

          9. ABO says

            Not smarter ed, just delusional.

          10. jreb57 says

            “So, you think it was Social Security, Medicare, etc. alone, are the sole cause of the, what, the $17 trillion deficit?”

            Social security and medicare are paid for with the payroll tax and was accounted for separately until Lyndon Johnson thought it would be a good idea to count this income as general revenues in order to show a balanced budget. The government has been raiding these accounts since the inception. What caused the debt (not deficit) is years of deficit spending. The deficit is due to government spending exceeding government revenues. The debt which now exceeds 19 trillion, not 17 trillion is the sum of all of the past deficits. Some good news is that the deficit has been reduced to under 500 billion dollars. The bad news is the government is still spending more money than it takes in..

          11. ABO says

            Well, jreb I just can’t wait to see little Eddie Meadows response to your absolutely accurate and well stated post, although he’s really not a big fan of the truth and seriously dislikes anyone challenging his incredibly egotistic attitude of superiority.

          12. QuanellEleven says

            Once again, Eddy jacks himself off in public.

          13. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I am constantly amazed at the intelligence level of Regressives, or at the complete lack of it.

          14. ABO says

            A little early on for one of your infamous, spoiled brat tantrums don’t you think Eddy???

          15. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Yeah and you just proved that you’re just another poorly educated vulgar Regressive. I don’t think there’s much hope for you to join the human race.

          16. runnindeer says

            How about you repeat those” very unkind words about blacks” that you say LBJ said about blacks when he signed the Welfare bill? As I recall it, LBJ did a favor to all Americans at that particular time. Welfare helped people of every nationality and color. Not just black Americans. LBJ was not a racist. In fact, he had black employees that thought highly of him as did millions of Americans that knew him to be a good man and a good president. I didn’t say a perfect man , I said a good one. None of the people that have held that position of President has been perfect and none will ever be regardless of race or gender.

          17. wandamurline says

            Be glad to….after the blacks were FINALLY given equality, he said….”They are getting a little uppity…so we will give them something, not much, but a little so that those n*****rs will continue to vote Democrat for 100 years.” LBJ was not a nice man….I was sixteen when JFK was killed and always believed that LBJ and the FBI were behind it.

          18. 1EdMeadows83 says

            wanda, i think you still think with the mind of a 16 year old. You really need to educate yourself. Oh, and LBJ never said those words at the time he was accused of saying them. EDUCATE YOURSELF!

          19. ABO says

            The first time I heard those words was shortly after he said them and the tape was aired on National Public Radio. Now I assume that you’ll claim that NPR made the whole thing up and faked the tape? Apparently it is You who need an education.

          20. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “The first known record of this quote is from Ronald Kessler’s book Inside the White House: The Hidden Lives of the Modern Presidents and the Secrets of the World’s Most Powerful Institution, writing in 1996, a good 30 years after Johnson potentially said those words. Of course, that doesn’t disprove anything, just casts reasonable doubt.”
            If you know ANYTHING about the old South, you’ll understand 99.9% of Southern men used the term “nigger”. (And why do people think it’s necessary to leave out the 4 middle letters? It’s a word just like any other word. I’ll grant that it’s a hurtful word but that doesn’t negate it’s legitimacy.) I was born and raised in the old South and actually used the word myself. I’m not proud of it but whatchagonnado? I never used the term Kike or Pollack or Chink because I never lived in the part o the US where those terms were popular. So, unless you’re Jesus, who was supposed to be perfect, lighten up on frivolous scolding!

          21. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “The first known record of this quote is from Ronald Kessler’s book Inside the White House: The Hidden Lives of the Modern Presidents and the Secrets of the World’s Most Powerful Institution, writing in 1996, a good 30 years after Johnson potentially said those words. Of course, that doesn’t disprove anything, just casts reasonable doubt.”

            If you know ANYTHING about the old South, you’ll understand 99.9% of Southern men in those days used the term “nigger”. (And why do people think it’s necessary to leave out the 4 middle letters? It’s a word just like any other word. I’ll grant that it’s a hurtful word but that doesn’t negate it’s legitimacy.) I was born and raised in the old South and actually used the word myself. I’m not proud of it but whatchagonnado? I never used the term Kike or Pollack or Chink because I never lived in the parts of the US where those terms were popular. So, unless you’re Jesus, who was supposed to be perfect, lighten up on frivolous scolding!

          22. ABO says

            Wow, couldn’t find the reference to NPR? Gee, and here I was just thinking that you might actually be as brilliant as you obviously think you are but no just a textbook narcissist.

          23. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Why should I waste the time looking up something you say. You seem to be overwhelmed by the fact that I’m smarter than you. Don’t worry. When you leave this conversation, you’ll be as dumb as ever. Why can’t you say everything you want to say in one post? Why is it necessary to post every stupid thought individually?

          24. ABO says

            You mean “I just can’t be bothered seeking the truth”, Eddy? Oh and why can’t you condense all of your pathetic drivel into just one post Eddy??? Does that only apply to the peasants but not to the great and glorious elite narcissist Eddy Meadows. You really are pathetic, Eddy, and becoming more so with every response.

          25. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “Oh and why can’t you condense all of your pathetic drivel into just one post Eddy???” Now where have I heard this thought before? Hmm. Oh yes! I know! I just said the same thing to you!! I guess that’s what they mean by Deathless Prose”!

          26. ABO says

            Again you completely miss the sarcasm. I thought I made it abundantly clear that I was making a parody of your ridiculous, self serving post but apparently you nose was just too far in the air as usual to get it, ed.

          27. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I realize you probably thought that but you were mistaken. What is the use of a post if it is not self-serving? 😉

          28. ABO says

            Oh and why can’t you condense all of your pathetic drivel into just one post, Eddy? apparently no one has taken the time to show you how to use the “edit” command to add to a post rather than produce another post one minute later but thank you so much for providing me with another descriptive term that applies so well to your amazing personality. Of course I have no idea what it means, being that I’m so inferior and all so please explain it to me Eddy, please.

          29. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh so we’re back on that? It never fails. I present a thought and PRESTO! It becomes yours! That’s OK. I believe in helping the less fortunate. I’m a Democrat.
            OK, do you have your trusty Scripto handy? Here’s your lesson for today.
            Supercilious, literally means “above the nose hair” in other words it means snootily looking down your nose at someone you deem inferior. It’s a privilege to help others. I am a Democrat.

          30. ABO says

            Huh, you got a point there. Must be why you’re here.

          31. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I have an idea. Why don’t we back away from the insults and name-calling? It does neither of us any good. I hereby swear that I will be more thoughtful in My posts to the enemy camp! 😉

          32. ABO says

            Well said and much appreciated, Ed. I’m with you on that.

          33. 1EdMeadows83 says

            You bring up something. Do you know what the word, “Supercilious” means and why?

          34. ABO says

            Overwhelmed by the fact that you are smarter than I??? Sorry, Eddy but the fact is that you are nothing more than an abysmally self absorbed, narcissistic fool who mistakenly thinks himself a superior mind. Thanks for the comic relief, Ed.

          35. 1EdMeadows83 says

            There is a very old proverb that says, “A cat may look at a queen”. By the same token, an ignorant lout may criticize a genius No, I’m not saying you’re an ignorant lout or that I am a genius, but the analogy is valid. Any stranger whose eyes might fall upon these pages could readily see the intellectual differences between me and you. I’m sure I could write the very response you’ll make to this!

          36. ABO says

            As I could easily anticipate your response to everything I post.

          37. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Why! You must be almost as smart as I!!!

          38. ABO says

            Oh but never Eddy, I would never presume to be a match for the great and glorious Ed Meadows, founder of all that matters in life, seated at the pinnacle of brilliance, supreme in his own mind. Oh please, great one, please don’t think it.

          39. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh please! You don’t have to say that just because it’s true! 😉

          40. 1EdMeadows83 says

            You’re welcome.

          41. Frankiev says

            Goodness, you’re smarter than everybody. Were you a cardiovascular surgeon, rocket scientist, or physicist.

          42. 1EdMeadows83 says

            No Frankie, just an extremely smart Democrat! Also, I’m not smarter than everybody, but I am smarter than you.

          43. Frankiev says

            You’re a Dim, so you ain’t very smart Edbird. Narcissism is an affliction. Get over it.

          44. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I’m sure there is a message there to your poor overworked brain, but I don’t get the comment.

          45. Frankiev says

            Lots to digest. Keep working at it.

          46. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Aw, come on ABO! I know what a narcissist is and from whence the word arises. Someone said if a person uses a word 5 or 6 times, it’s his forever. I think you have the word “narcissist” safely tucked away in your mental filing cabinet. Try a new word once in a while.

          47. ABO says

            Oh but Eddy, inferior intellect that I am, I just can’t come up with another that so perfectly fits your personality. Maybe you could help me find a more suitable term for your incredibly nauseating elitism. Please Eddy, please.

          48. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh, I don’t know. Let me think. Well, brilliant, bright, discerning: Those words seem appropriate. Take your pick.

          49. ABO says

            What was that one in the middle, blight was it? OK Eddy That sounds good.

          50. 1EdMeadows83 says

            If you are fortunate enough to have grandchildren you should have them help you with difficult words.

          51. ABO says

            What, did you make another mistake Eddy? I see you’ve responded to your own response and as usual … So, are you fortunate enough to have grandchildren to help you with that stuff, ed?

          52. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh I make a lot of mistakes. I think I made one,,,,, let’s see,,,,I think it was in February. My grand-kids are too busy with their own families to be bothered, but I have a very smart 11 year old great granddaughter who might be able to help. In the meantime I’ll work on a retort that you will be able to copy and use as your own. Again.

          53. ABO says

            OK you got me Ed. What retort have you ever posted that I was desperate enough to copy and use as my own? Not to go off subject but I honestly think it’s great that you have a great granddaughter to spend time with. They are wonderful aren’t they?

          54. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I may have made another mistake by confusing you with another clueless Regressive. That make 2 this year! I guess I am getting old!

          55. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Yes they are. I have one great grand daughter and two great grand sons. I live near one great grandson but the other kids are in Washington State while I wither away here in California

          56. ABO says

            Well in any case I’m truly glad for you as you very obviously love them very much.

          57. Frankiev says

            That explains a lot, you being from Califoricatia, the land of the parallel universe libnuts.
            You’re excused for all your craziness Ed, I apologize.

          58. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Frankie, you read too much in what people say. That’s why you are so confused! I never said I am FROM California. I said I LIVE in California. One time I lived in Washington State. I once LIVED in Texas, when I was in the Air Force. I am FROM Alabama after being born in Florida. If that’s not clear enough for you poor overworked brain, there’s not a helluva more I can do.

          59. Frankiev says

            That’s what I said, you’re from Californication land. Didn’t say anything about the other places. Those women really worked on you. Admit it, you’re pissed because they’re Trumpsters.

          60. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Obviously you can’t read either. I said I LIVE in California, but I am FROM Alabama. Try to concentrate now, Frankie!

          61. Frankiev says

            Edbird, it’s superfluous discussion bud.

          62. 1EdMeadows83 says

            My! What a big word for such a little man!

          63. Frankiev says

            Learned that from my father when I was in grade school. He used it frequently to describe libnuts.

          64. 1EdMeadows83 says

            That’s surprising! I wasn’t aware you had a father!

          65. Frankiev says

            You would be surprised about lots of things Edbird, especially the common sense I had in becoming a conservative. You see, I grew up and graduated from the infantile thought that liberalism was anything but a disease.

          66. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Well, since you are a very smart Regressive, maybe you can answer th question I’ve asked dozens of Republicans. I have YET to receive a single sensible or nonsensical answer. It’s not a hard question. Maybe it requires a little thought and that scares Regressives. Here it is:
            What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family? Social Security, Medicare. 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, paid vacation, all that doesn’t count, because those benefits were provided to you by Democrats. You can thank the Republicans for the astronomical increase in college tuition. Yeah, the Regressives are great for things like that!

          67. Frankiev says

            Edbird, a better question would be, what has the donkey party done that has not added to the growth of government in America and increased our national debt which is now about $100,000 per Ameican.

          68. Frankiev says

            Higher education is run by the Dims Edbird. It’s simply libnuts feeding off libnuts. Witness all the problems recently at Missouri, Ivy League Schools, etc. Education in America is on the decline, and education in America is basically run by the donkey party with the help of the various unions. Not a deep thinker problem, but maybe a deep thinker solution.

          69. Frankiev says

            You watch too much PMSNBC and the fellow libnut Mathews.

          70. 1EdMeadows83 says

            No, you’re mistaken, I watch way too much Fox News. I saw one episode and I’ll never get the bad smell out of my nasal passage.

          71. Frankiev says

            Dims just smell bad all the time. You’ll recover in a few weeks.

            Sent from my iPad

          72. Frankiev says

            Edbird, when you are dead, you don’t know you’re dead, and it’s only difficult on others. Same thing when you’re a Dim and stupid.

          73. Frankiev says

            Speaking of a bad smell, listen to this episode. Muslin goes to a doctor cause he’s not feeling well. Doc tells him to get a bucket, defecate in it for three days, throw
            A few dead fish in it, add some rotten cabbage, then put a towel over your head and the bucket, and inhale it through the day for three days. He follows his orders and returns to the doc in three days, completely cured.
            So he asks the doc, what was wrong with me? Doc says, you were just homesick.

          74. Frankiev says

            Libnuts in Califorication make you proud I bet. Democracy in action.

          75. Frankiev says

            Seven years of Obummer, and nobody knows which bathroom to use!
            He’s been great for the rest of the Dim world, not so much for America.

          76. Frankiev says

            Edbird, Dims always pushed for more lending which said to colleges just keep raising the price. You’re an idiot to think otherwise.

          77. Frankiev says

            Edbird, Dims always pushed for more lending which said to colleges just keep raising the price. You’re an idiot to think otherwise.

          78. Frankiev says

            Social Security in financial trouble because it’s all govt.
            Medicare about 80 trillion in arrears to satisfy future obligations cause it’s a govt program. Five day workweek! Want to be average, work five days a week, I never did. Eight hour workday. I never did, but I was not your average Edbird. Paid vacation? I didn’t need it nor always take it.
            What did the Pubs do to increase the cost of a college education?
            You see things through libnut colored glasses while anyone with an ounce of sense faces reality.

          79. Frankiev says

            The Republcan party knew the KKK support of Dims was pure prejudice. The Republican Party knew slavery was immoral.
            The Republican Party continues to know dependency on govt not a good theory.

          80. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I’ve explained this to many sensible Republicans on these sites. With you, why bother?

          81. Frankiev says

            Ignoring facts can be deleterious to ones health Ebird.

          82. Frankiev says

            The Dim pandering is on warp speed. Rick Morainis would be proud.

          83. Frankiev says

            A country with no borders is no country!
            Tommy Jefferson, a fool who helped make America’s greatness.

          84. Frankiev says

            We can thank the Obummer IRS for political leanings in the last seven years. Where’s Lois when we need her.
            We can thank California for giving us Babs Boxer, a supreme libnut from a parallel universe. We can thank Dims for empowering blacks in Sanford, Ferguson, and Baltimore. Go boys go. We can thank the Dims for their support of govt dependency. BTW, did you do the Google thing on the nine charts that show the Obama economy for the last six years. Let me know what you think. No treading water by Dims there.

          85. Frankiev says

            Get the hell out of the way.
            Keep us safe.
            Keep Mooslims as far away as possible.
            Close the borders.
            Save white privilige.
            All lives matter.
            Whatsthematter.

          86. Frankiev says

            You didn’t respond to my common sense answers to your libnut posting. Securing a better return than 1 percent like SS does or having a medical program not trillions in arrears to satisfy future obligations seems okay to me, but I’m just an average person of average intelligence, unlike the libnuts who put us trillions in debt.
            That white privilige apply to you Edbird? Be honest now.

          87. Frankiev says

            Edbird, wonder if Trump will spend 1.3 billion on vacations when he becomes president?

          88. Frankiev says

            SS a Ponzi scheme if you haven’t figured that out yet Ebird.
            All that money pilfered from me and the companies I worked for should have given me $5,000 monthly if invested at just five percent return. BTW, that lower than AT&T’s dividend now. You’re a gullible Dim, but again, just being redundant.

          89. Frankiev says

            Found out where socialism is located. It’s at the intersection of incapable and incompetence. Trump gonna kick some libnut ass in Nov. Edbird, book it.

          90. Frankiev says

            That sounds very racist Edbird. Killery will hear about this.

          91. Frankiev says

            Jesus was perfect. Get with it Edbird.

          92. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Let’s be honest Frankie. Jesus, if he existed at all, was a wandering Jewish Rabbi who preached that everyone should treat everyone as one would like to be treated. He was no God. He was related to no God, because Gods do not exist. Zeus did not exist. Thor did not exist, neither did Minerva, Achilles, Ulysses, Odysseus or any of the old mythological creatures. Heaven does not exist, Hell does not exist. There are no angels flitting around or dancing on the head of a pin. Once Humans can accept the fact that all religion is no more than any other superstition. then we can work to help people live together in peace, because now, as all through history, religion is the cause of 90 percent of the trouble on this small globe!

          93. Frankiev says

            My evangelical days are long gone Edbird. You like heat, you pay the price.

          94. 1EdMeadows83 says

            OH MY GOD!!! I never thought of that! Your brilliance is breathtaking!

          95. Frankiev says

            Thank you for that.

          96. Frankiev says

            Took long enough for you to realize.

          97. Frankiev says

            Ed, if he didn’t say it, he surely thought it. Remember, some of his best friends were KKK booyas.

          98. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I’m not sure who you are referring to. How can I call you a liar if I don’t know what the hell you are talking about? It is probably Trump because he has been endorsed by the KKK.

          99. Frankiev says

            Edbird, did those women wear you out? Get with it.

          100. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Come on now, Frankie CONCENTRATE! What women are you talking about? God! You’re so dense it’s almost unbearable!

          101. Frankiev says

            The women on the discussion board who put you under the bus.
            They were pretty sharp conservatives, not bs’ers like you.

          102. Ted says

            Being a good little conspiracist of course you did. Unfortunately, there’s not on scintilla of evidence that anyone but Oswald did it. Now, I realize that someone as gullible as you will find Alex Jones quality sources irreparable but oh well. If you analyze all the assassinations since McKinley’s forward you’ll see a pattern of a lone wolf gunman doing the killing. Big conspiracies fail but one man conspiracies succeed because they’re only one person. Reagan, Gerald Ford’s attempts, Wallace, RFK, MLK, JFK et al. One guy.

          103. Frankiev says

            Lots of unintended consequences with that boys administration.

          104. ABO says

            Thank you wanda, Well done!

          105. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Whatever rocks your boat wanda. In the meantime, please answer this question:

            What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family? Social Security, Medicare. 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, paid vacation, all that doesn’t count, because those benefits were provided to you by Democrats. You can thank the Republicans for the astronomical increase in college tuition. Yeah, the Regressives are great for things like that.

          106. Frankiev says

            Pubs get the hell out of the way with less govt intervention, you know, the tax thing, over regulation thing, EPA thing. Next life, you’ll understand.

          107. Ted says

            As great historians go, clearly you’re not one of them. You do excel at regurgitating inaccurate, rt wing party line talking points however you need to get your facts straight starting with the W inspired TARP which bailed out the banks. It was paid back by the banks with interest during Obama’s first term, FYI. The Gov made money on the program. Also the successful Stimulus program under Obama cost $787 billion and, per the CBO, created more than 3 million jobs. The growth of jobs correlates exactly to the start of of the Stimulus on the BLS monthly chart.

            As for Democrats (liberals) being for slavery and starting the KKK, you’re ignoring or ignorant of the fact that they were southern “Dixie”crats who were anything but liberal. And it was their pushback to LBJ’s civil rights legislation in 1964 and 1965 as he rightfully predicted that has cost to the Dems the South ever since with no signs of letting up. I realize you’ll like no none of what you just read but facts are pesky things and don’t care whether you like.

          108. Frankiev says

            Ted, think screwing the GM bond holders was kosher? A $60,000 bond was reduced to $7,000 in GM stock with a few swishes of Obummers pen. Your boy changed the existing law retroactively to suit the unions. All was necessary was for the car manufacturers to declare bankruptcy and renegotiate their contracts. Just a start of picking winners and losers by this morally bankrupt administration.

          109. Ted says

            Oh, so yours is the party of moral superiority? Says you. Yeah, I’ve seen those morals in action lately. Dennis Hastert, the Gov of Alabama. Christopher Lee, Michael Grimmand Aaron Schock those Repub congressmen from NY who resigned last year, Gov Snyder’s coverup of Flint Michigan’s scandal.

            As for GM gee, I seem to recall that the first guy to bailout GM with federal billions was some named Dubya, wasn’t it? Or did you forget that? And there’s this? Exactly, how much would those bonds have been worth had GM filed BK? The GM bailout that Obana completed saved 1 million jobs. And for your wishful thinking GM prediction to be true that they’d have been better to file BK, you’d need a better crystal ball than you currently possess. Might want to see how much Mitt Romney wants for his.

          110. Frankiev says

            Tedbird, you are entitled to an opinion but not your inane facts. Bush did put forward 17 billion up front with caveats for restructuring the auto industry which did not include screwing the bond holders. Along comes Obummer, adds 85 billion to the ante with no established guidelines, makes Radner the car czar, who proceeds to usurp authority from nowhere, and gives the unions the gift that keeps on giving. Additionally, there continues to be 23 billion, based on past stock prices which may never be paid back. Bush would have required restructuring with the unions to prevent the auto industry from a future catastrophe. It would have cost no loss in jobs.
            BTW, try a Google search on Dims who went beyond the pale in sexual encounters. You conveniently forgot those scuzballs.
            Do a Romney search and see how accurate his crystal ball was in predicting future events. He was spot on concerning the economy, foreign affairs, debt, economic growth, and everything else. But the idiots of America in many of our 57 states chose the Bummer and his failed policies.

          111. Ted says

            If you’re going to quote Moynihan, make sure you’re correct when you do.

            So you want me to do your homework for you? You tried to bogusly, wishful thinkingly take some bullshit moral superiority high ground and I destroyed your argument. I like how this works. Nice try though.

            As for Romney, Obama’s “failed policies” have exceeded what Romney said were his goals and he did it much sooner than Mitt said he’d do it. Wrong again!

            So, tell me genius, when Obama misspoke about those 57 contiguous states (that means “continental” btw) did you, like many extremists, claim that Obama as a former state Senator, a current standing Senator and Constitutional scholar really didn’t know how many states there were? Are you that clueless? Can you see Russia from your front porch?

          112. Frankiev says

            Slinging bullshit is not a forte, it’s a disease Tedbird, similar to liberalism. Taking up space and saying nothing is not an admirable trait bud. Try that on your libnut friends.

          113. Ted says

            Typical numbnutted con templated response. When you’re getting your ass kicked just flee. Ignore the facts, put your wussy ass tail between your wussy ass legs and high tail it outta Dodge. Puss.

          114. Frankiev says

            Not a libnut, so can’t be a wuss. Did I hit a nerve bag boy?

          115. Ted says

            Pussy works equally well. Good point.

          116. Ted says

            If you had a case to make besides your partisan tu quoque bullshit you would have

          117. Frankiev says

            Just more libnut bullshit Tedbird, you can do better!

          118. Frankiev says

            Tedbird, here’s one I also sent to Edbird. Harriet will soon be on the $20 bill. For the Bummer, that’s a twofer, a black and a woman. The progressives gotta be really happy.

          119. Frankiev says

            Bet you were a fan of Billy Clinton! How about his war on women.

          120. Frankiev says

            Overheard Bill and Killery last week at a political rally.
            Bill said I’m a politician and I’m honest.
            Killery replied, I’m a prostitute and a virgin. Love that couple to death.

          121. Frankiev says

            GM bond holders lost 95 percent of their value when they got screwed by the Bummer. In bankruptcy , they would have been worth much more.
            Bush wanted GM to declare bankruptcy , a normal procedure for reorganization. No jobs would have been lost.
            Romney has greT foresight, witness Russia, economy, foreign affairs. He would not had led from behind.
            Tedbird, you’re a lemming.

          122. Ted says

            Yeah, right! Romney’s crystal ball worked so well that he thought he’d win by a landslide didn’t he? He was so cocky that he couldn’t lose to a black guy he didn’t even have a concession speech ready, did he? So, how nany times has he had his ass handed to him now? 3? Yeah, what a great candidate!

          123. Frankiev says

            Those 47 percenters were murderous to his election, plus the 96 percent black vote. Pandering and ignorance were difficult to overcome Tedbird.

          124. wandamurline says

            Wow, what planet have you been living on? We lost over 15 million in Chrysler stock sales….GM has never completely paid us off, but they did file bankruptcy AFTER they got their TARP funds….the banks and Wall Street will never pay us back….and yes, fact are pesky things….something the progressive liberal communists like you never want to acknowledge.

          125. Ted says

            I’m on earth. How’s Mars? Or wherever you get your octogenarian, Alex Jones bat shit craziness from?

          126. Frankiev says

            Tedbird, you obviously we’re never a bond holder, just a simple libnut.

          127. Ted says

            GM had been mismanaged for decades. Poor quality, short term buck only vision, Why would anyone invest in that company back then? Sorry to hear that you lost your ass.

          128. Frankiev says

            Wasn’t me, but the deacon at my church. He’s a real GM fan now.

          129. Ted says

            You’re pissed about 15 million? Your side threw away $2-3 trillion in Iraq and $24 billion when Cruz shut down the Government! Get phucking real!

            Nice that you’re only capable of partisan outrage. That’s always true of extremist ideologue’s like yourself. The funny thing is you’re blind to irony, oblivious to hypocrisy, incapable of introspection and willfully ignorant.

          130. 1EdMeadows83 says

            OK, we know that the Democrats have helped the Blacks, but I ask again: What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family? Social Security, Medicare. 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, paid vacation, all that doesn’t count, because those benefits were provided to you by Democrats. You can thank the Republicans for the astronomical increase in college tuition. Yeah, the Regressives are great for things like that!

          131. 1EdMeadows83 says

            OK, we know that the Democrats have helped the Blacks, but I ask again: What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family? Social Security, Medicare. 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, paid vacation, all that doesn’t count, because those benefits were provided to you by Democrats. You can thank the Republicans for the astronomical increase in college tuition. Yeah, the Regressives are great for things like that! PLEASE!!! Won’t some Regressive answer that simple question?

          132. runnindeer says

            If you are under the assumption that America is a Democratic form of Government you can rethink that. America is a Republic, but if you look at what is happening now on both sides of the coin-democrats and republicans have very little difference. This entire political system is rigged in a way that has thrown the will of the people under the bus for years. There will never be fair or equal as it stands now. ( Free is a fantasy for children) You have to be living in fantasy land to believe that Bernie can or will be able to give free college to the Nation. Every election for the last 24 years has been directed by politicians that want the same things. Power, position and money. Republicans wanted Obama to be president more than Democrats did. Democrats still fell for the lie that Romney was a candidate. Every year that Republicans have held the majority they have failed to really do a thing that stopped democrats from having their way. So don’t try to convince anyone that democrats are superior. They aren’t. Right now the parties from both sides aren’t competing against one another . They are both competing to stop Donald J. Trump. I have heard both sides call this election a circus. They are right. It really is and we are the clowns for thinking that they aren’t manipulating the election for their own gratification with nothing to be gained for any of us that still hope for change that we can believe in or that makes America great Again.

          133. 1EdMeadows83 says

            runnindeer, ain’t the internet wonderful? You can lie and lie and usually no on will call you on those lies. You claim the system is rigged. You may be right but what is obvious is that you’re watching and absorbing too much of what Donald Trump bleats. “Everything is rigged against me, ME, the omniscient and omnipotent one!” He’ll soon slither back behind the woodwork where all those who emulate Hitler eventually find themselves. This election may not be a circus but it sure does have a Barker!

            “…change that we can believe in or that makes America great Again.” Now it seems that I have heard those very words before. Where could that have been? I get so tired of imbeciles, but it seems they are part and parcel of the Regressive mantra. Our only hope is that someday those imbeciles we advance to the state of just being normally stupid.

          134. William Cashman says

            Sanctuary Cities-Open Borders- Reduced Military Capacity-Putting illegals before real citizens-Putting Syrian Immigration Before Veterans Health. You must be so proud ! I was a life long Democrat going back to JFK. Things have “flip-flopped” majorly between the Dems+Repubs. The Dems are the party of the illegals-LGTG-Open Borders. Lets let more illegals kill innocent women in San Francisco+have the Mayor+ So Called Sheriff smuggle them out of the country !!

          135. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “I was a life long Democrat going back to JFK.” So you were a Noumea Democrat. I voted for Adlai Stevenson in 1952. I have little patience with ignorant people who claim to have “once been Democrats” Democrat and Republican are more than just titles. They are states of mind. It is impossible to think as a Democrat, act as a Democrat and vote as a Democrat, then suddenly think, “Sonofabitch. I’m actually a Regressive”. So Billy, you’re fooling no one but yourself!

          136. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “I was a life long Democrat going back to JFK.” So you were a Nouveau Democrat. I voted for Adlai Stevenson in 1952. I have little patience with ignorant people who claim to have “once been Democrats” Democrat and Republican are more than just titles. They are states of mind. It is impossible to think as a Democrat, act as a Democrat and vote as a Democrat, then suddenly think, “Sonofabitch. I’m actually a Regressive”. So Billy, you’re fooling no one but yourself! You’ve always been a Closet Regressive!

          137. William Cashman says

            That Ed…..or the party I once admired no longer exists. The Republicans are even worse. Super delegates…primary+caucus rules that can be+ are being manipulated to give the Party Favorite the advantage. You go back a lot of years in all this. I never really paid as much attention to the behind the scenes maneuvering and dirty politics as this election by both partys. ! Hillary Clinton is so owned she should have to wear a Nascar type Hat+ Jacket of her favorite corporations. The Republican Leadership hates Trump+ Cruz. Trump takes out their favorites one by one-Bush-Rubio-now their down to Cruz. To hell with the Democrats+Republicans. Give me a businessman. TRUMP 2016………JUST TO PISS OFF MITT ROMNEY + THE REPUB REGULARS…….IF FOR NO OTHER REASON.

          138. ABO says

            When I first registered to vote, back in 1965 I registered as a Democrat. Over the next decade or so, the frequency with which the Democratic Party lied, obfuscated and ignored the will of the people became far too obvious not to notice. In 1976 I changed my voter registration to Republican because as you stated, William, the party I once admired no longer existed. Today, what is still called the Democratic Party is exactly what they long accused the Republicans of being and unfortunately the Republican Party is on the same path. I’m afraid I’m not a fan of Donald Trump but good choices this time around are scarce. Unfortunately, the left has plenty of lemmings like Meadows to keep them in control so we are all under the thumb of the most utterly corrupt collection of elected and appointed government officials this nation could ever imagine. Keep up the good fight, William.

          139. jreb57 says

            “What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family?”

            Provide an alternative to the liberal idiots who run for office under the Democrat banner.

          140. 1EdMeadows83 says

            That’s it? I was hoping for something a little more esoteric, but then I forget I’m dealing with Regressives.

          141. jreb57 says

            What you call progress we call chaos.

          142. 1EdMeadows83 says

            OK.

          143. Frankiev says

            Socialism, you make it, I’ll take it.
            Go Dims.

          144. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh, now that’s deep! I’m sure there’s a hidden meaning there, somewhere. Maybe I’ll give it some deep thought and discover it! Nah, I don’t think so.

          145. Frankiev says

            Don’t even try to figure it out Edbird, WAY to deep for the likes of you. That white priviledge thing you possessed all your 87 years.

          146. 1EdMeadows83 says

            There’s one thing I learned about 80 years ago, and that is the correct way to spell privilege!

          147. Frankiev says

            Aside from your spell check acumen, what other values do you have?
            We know you like our national debt, Muslims, gays, the killing of the unborn, and all other libnut values, but really Edbird, show your hand.

          148. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I don’t think being able to spell properly is a value. A talent maybe. Maybe just a facet of a decent education If that’s what you meant, thank you!

          149. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I don’t think being able to spell properly is a value. A talent maybe. Maybe just a facet of a decent education If that’s what you meant, thank you! As far as my liking of Muslims & gays I proudly plead guilty. I don’t particularly like the idea of abortion so I don’t think I’ll ever have one, but I’m not a woman and will not pretend to know what’s best for them. Any more “libnut” values you want to discuss?

          150. Frankiev says

            Sure. How about the theft of ones property, illegal immigration, having minority rights overwhelm the majority, that silly global warming, er, climate change idea for confiscation purposes, war on women crap, black killings, white privilige, affluency defense in killings, second amendment, first amendment, sanctuary cities in California. I’ll think of more as time passes, got other libnuts to respond to.

          151. Frankiev says

            You can catch the most innocuous things Edbird. I’ll try to give my IPad spellcheck hell. Stay on the couch, catch Fox News, it’s validated.

          152. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I don’t have a couch. I have a very comfortable recliner and I do spend a lot of time there. Don’t fret too much over making a mistake. Hell, I made one myself – I think it might have been last year. Your bringing up Fox News tells me a helluva lot about you! It ain’t pleasant.

          153. Frankiev says

            Try PMSNBC for an eye opener. If you watched, their viewership would go to 38. Talk about inane stuff.

          154. 1EdMeadows83 says

            About the only one I watch on MSNBC is Rachel Maddow. She is smarter than the entire staff on Fox News. Not too many journalists won a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford and walk away with a PhD. I am constantly amazed at her innate intelligence.

          155. Frankiev says

            She can relate tons of superfluous information that pander to libnuts, for sure. I watch her for 3-4 seconds, throw up, and quickly chance the station.

          156. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Have you noticed the dearth of stupid names Liberals have for Regressives? Regressives think it is Oh So clever to use names like Libnut, Libtard, Demoncrap, etc, etc. I make fun of and even insult Republicans but never do I call them “Rethuglicans” or any other made-up names. I call them Regressive because the opposite of progressive is regressive. Liberals are Progressive so it stands to reason that Conservatives are Regressive.

          157. Frankiev says

            Those progressives are all things for all people. Trillions in debt with future obligations coming out the wazoo. No sense of fiscal responsibility, no sense of propriety.

          158. Frankiev says

            I am constantly amazed at her gayness, insanity, stupidity, wackiness, and bias. Guess I have a different perspective.

          159. 1EdMeadows83 says

            At least she’s not like Lindsay Graham She openly says she’s gay. Why should you be amazed? I guess you still are stick in the last century. You’ll adjust eventually, I hope. You just exhibited your extreme ignorance in saying Rachel Maddow is stupid. It would be most incongruous for a person holding a PhD from one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Oxford University to be considered stupid, but that’s a typical Regressive for you! Facts and reality never holds much sway with those cretins!

          160. Frankiev says

            She is simply a product of modern education in America. Let us leave it at that.

          161. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Yeah, MSNBC viewers are far fewer than those for Fox News. That’s because there is a higher percentage of moronic people than Intellectuals. Same thing is true for Trump supporters. You don’t see violence at Democratic or reasonable GOP functions. But Trump? It’s a free-for-all almost every time he appears. That’s because the first instinct for stupid people is to “Knock the Hell” out of someone when they feel outclassed.

          162. Frankiev says

            Edbird, I watch Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, or some similar epic instead of PMSNBC, it’s the similar fairyland thing. BTW, all the violence are Soros inspired radicals paid most happily by Dims of America. If they believed in the first amendment, they would allow free speech, not crude interruptions. Surely a gentleman like you doesn’t approve.

          163. 1EdMeadows83 says

            “I watch Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, or some similar epic instead of PMSNBC,” I don’t care.

          164. Frankiev says

            Maddox up to 39 viewers Edbird, she got ratings. She and her girlfriend/husband/significunt other/ wife/whatever are happier now than ever.

          165. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Lester Maddox used to be the governor of Georgia. I that the “Maddox” to whom you refer?

          166. Frankiev says

            Sorry Ebird, meant Maddog Rachel Maddow. Lester Maddox was a Dim like her though. Was he a KKKer too like those other Dims like Byrd.

          167. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh Frankie! You have such a way with words! ‘significunt’!!! Now that took a stroke of genius! At least for a 9 year old.

          168. Frankiev says

            Just a little play on words Ebird. Trying my best.

          169. Frankiev says

            All those intellectuals selling the future from underneath us. Our kids and grandkids will owe hundreds of thousands per rata soon Ed, book it. All things for all people. Have everyone come to America and collect the goodies. Gig the rich more, continue the theft. Can you say INSANITY.

          170. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I hate to appear ignorant, but I never hear of the term “per rata”. Would you explain to this ignorant one what that term means? Oh, I saved your post so it won’t do any good for you to go back and correct your stupid mistake, and then pretend you never said it! .

          171. Frankiev says

            Proportion, share, how much each person must contribute.
            Easy for you to appear ignorant Ebird, it’s that California thing I bet. If you have a dictionary, use it. Try google, it’s useful unlike libnuts.

          172. Frankiev says

            Lots of retired military on the nature coast here in Florida. Most think that the college kids today can easily earn their free education like they did. Wonder what that means Edbird.

          173. ABO says

            Let’s face it Eddy, you’re not capable of giving it “some deep thought”. As a result your descision to pass was the first good one you’ve made on this thread.

          174. 1EdMeadows83 says

            For God’s sake, ABO! The word is D E C I S I O N! It’s not descision. One would think your Mommy would have taught you how to spell simple words!

          175. ABO says

            And of course the great and glorious Ed Meadows NEVER makes a mistake. After all he is our very own resident narcissistic twit.

          176. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh, not true ABO, not true. I’ve been known to make mistakes. I made a mistake earlier in this diatribe by assuming you were as intelligent as I, but I was soon disabused of that notion!

          177. ABO says

            Ooh, there it is again, “I made a mistake earlier in this diatribe by assuming you were as intelligent as I” There’s that pesky ole persistent narcissism again Eddy. You obviously think yourself superior to all those around you, yet you invariably prove yourself sadly lacking.

          178. 1EdMeadows83 says

            NO, NO, NO ABO! I don’t think I’m superior to all those around me!

            Just you.

          179. ABO says

            Not doing real well with that are you, Eddy???

          180. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Awww! Now I’ve hurt your feelings! Sorry ’bout that.

          181. ABO says

            Not at all, Eddy. Just letting you know that your narcissism is showing again, or should that be still.

          182. Frankiev says

            Don’t think so, you vastly overrate your intelligence. That 83 at the end of your tag gotta be your libnut IQ,

          183. Frankiev says

            Edbird, you’re not that old. One clue only, it involves theft by govt edict.

          184. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I don’t know what you consider “that old” but, yeah, I’m probably that old.

          185. 1EdMeadows83 says

            If it won’t offend you too much I’d rather take the word of someone who knows what he’s talking about.

          186. Frankiev says

            Wild guess. Wild guess. I’ll correct you if necessary.

          187. Frankiev says

            Senility has set in, with you just sitting on that couch. God will care for you in spite of your ignorance.

          188. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I believe I told you, I don’t open your trash anymore, except to tell you, I don’t open your trash anymore.

          189. Frankiev says

            Edbird, it’s me, your favorite Pub who outs you as a true libnut for 87 years. Never grew up, still like a pup.

          190. Frankiev says

            Edbird, this ones worth reading. The Bummer denied a nominal salary increase to our military, but wants to bring in thousands of Mooslims completely dependent on govt handouts.
            I’m sure you have an opinion on that inane decision.

          191. Frankiev says

            Here’s a case of heightened hypocritical babble, Killery talking about white privilige.
            Now that is hubris.

          192. Frankiev says

            Dims choose freebies over freedom, quite a mantra for the libnut nation.

          193. Frankiev says

            The US economy grew at .5 percent in the first quarter of 2016. Bookin Edbird, bookin.

          194. Frankiev says

            Edbird, follow this one.
            Used to be that GM made cars in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico.
            After the last seven years of liberal govt in America, GM now building cars in Mexico and you don’t dare drink the water in Flint.
            Go figure bud.

          195. Frankiev says

            Harriet will be on the $20 in future. That is a twofer for the Bummer. A black and a woman at one time. The libnuts, er, progressives, gotta be ecstatic.

          196. Frankiev says

            Fifty-five percent of all Americans think the American dream is no longer attainable. Glad I didn’t feel that way when I was in my 20’s, married, with no money, and two kids. But I decided to work for 45 years to attain a dream of a better life. Eddie, we are doomed.

          197. Frankiev says

            Curt Shilling fired by ESPN for saying: A man is a man.
            Edbird, now that is what I call deep.

          198. 1EdMeadows83 says

            ““A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.” Now I’m sure think it’s A-OK to spout stupid stuff like that on live TV or radio or wherever. But I’m glad ESPN’s morals are higher than yours.

          199. Frankiev says

            What is it you disagree with?

          200. Frankiev says

            Clintons are like herpes. Just when you think you’re rid of them, they reappear! Schazam

          201. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Oh I’m sure that response will go down in history as a very worthy statement. Why are all Regressives so determined to prove themselves to be complete imbeciles?

          202. jreb57 says

            I am not at all interested in proving that you or any of your progressive friends are imbeciles. You are doing an admirable job of it yourselves when you support policies that make you dependent on the government for your housing. food, health insurance and telephones when what you really need is a decent job most of which have been shipped overseas.

          203. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Well, you seem to have an answer for everything, so how ’bout answering the question I have asked dozens of Regressives. I would really appreciate a genuine answer:

            What has the Republican Party ever done for you or for your family? Social Security, Medicare. 5 day work week, 8 hour work day, paid vacation, all that doesn’t count, because those benefits were provided to you by Democrats. You can thank the Republicans for the astronomical increase in college tuition. Yeah, the Regressives are great for things like that!

          204. Frankiev says

            Edbird, Dims have either raided all those funds or they have put America in an unparalleled national debt crisis.
            Why thank Pubs for college costs? Would love to hear your inane explanation.

          205. Frankiev says

            Did I answer that correctly Edbird?

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        4. ABO says

          Pompous doesn’t even begin to describe Meadows, Carolyn. He is a completely self absorbed narcissist. The entire universe could not contain his massive ego much less his vast delusions of superiority. Your response was well put and I’m sure it will prompt a tantrum of self pity from ed the perpetually offended. Thank you for your wise and entirely appropriate response to Little Lord Fontleroy.

          1. QuanellEleven says

            Here here!

          2. 1EdMeadows83 says

            N o, no, Quanell, not Here Hear. It’s Hear, Hear! Look it up.

        5. Frankiev says

          Is that true, about you unzipping your boy friends pants. If so, I’m outa here Edbird.

          1. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Whatever it takes to be rid of you Frankie!

          2. Frankiev says

            Those women were tough on you, I agree. Trump supporters, go figure. Conservative, go figure. War on women, they are out of the mainstream.

          3. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Ahhh, Frankie! You never miss an opportunity to expose your stupidity, do you?

          4. Frankiev says

            They did baffle you, admit it.

          5. Frankiev says

            Killery now insists its up to just whites to stop racism. When will her pandering stop? Doesn’t she realize she already has 98 percent of the black vote. She gotta be losing the half-sane libnut white vote with comments like that Edbird.

          6. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I don’t think so. She’ll get half of the white votes, the intelligent hlf. The Regressives will vote for, hmm, let’s see…. Goldwater?

          7. 1EdMeadows83 says

            I don’t think so. She’ll get half of the white votes, the intelligent half. The Regressives will vote for, hmm, let’s see…. Goldwater?

          8. Frankiev says

            Funny you mention Goldwater. I was at Paris Island in 1964 at election time and every DI there was a Goldwater fan.
            Killery may get half the white vote, lots of 47 percenters out there. Lots of ignorance. Tons of clueless folks.

      2. William Cashman says

        As opposed to being a FULL BLOWN LIBTARD like you + SUNKINGBERG ?

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          “SUNKINGBERG”? I’m sure that means something in your addled mind, but to normal people it’s gibberish.

          1. ABO says

            What exactly would you know about what “normal people think Eddy???

        2. 1EdMeadows83 says

          “a FULL BLOWN LIBTARD like you” If a Libtard is the opposite of a Regressive, then I wear that label proudly!

          1. Frankiev says

            Which proves an excess of stupidity!

      3. usathoughts says

        Would you rather they be Progressives? This is the movement implemented by President Woodrow Wilson. It is designed so that ‘Whites Only’ need apply. President Johnson so liked this policy that he created the Great Society wherein the Negros where shunted into Ghettos. Also served to breakup the families. The Democrat Party was even able to get Negros to use the moniker “Black”, a rather derogetory term.

        Are the Negros mentally challenged? Looks like it – they keep voting for Democrats.

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          “Are the Negros mentally challenged? Looks like it” Still further proof the Regressives are a party of racists!

        2. 1EdMeadows83 says

          No, poor fellow. The Progressive Party was started by Theodore Roosevelt, a couple of years before Wilson’s administration./ Now, my work here is done!

      4. Frankiev says

        Edbird, you libnuts are taking a hit. Wait until the election and the Trumpster kicks some liberal A$$.

    2. usathoughts says

      There is abundant evidence for Social Manipulating by Facebook. In particular with Foreign Countries – not that they have a choice under their current agenda. Once they have expended all this energy & money doubt they would exempt Americans from its consequences.

      What I find egregious is the results of fulfilling their agenda. It doesn’t seem to bother them that they put America at financial risk, in addition the lives of millions in foreign countries. Facebook prospers – people lose.

      Note: Putting personal information on Facebook can be dangerous to your well being.

      1. 1EdMeadows83 says

        “Note: Putting personal information on Facebook can be dangerous to your well being.” Only if you are a Regressive!

  8. Patriot47 says

    The information age is in full bloom. Problem is you have to work to detect the lies and propaganda.

  9. junkmailbin says

    suxerberg, like all liberal progressives, has no morals or ethics.

    1. fred says

      his ethnicity makes him all about the money, even though he claims he isn’t!

      1. Me Again says

        he needs”ILLEGALS” TO TAKE AMERICANS JOBS

      2. 1EdMeadows83 says

        Of course we all recognize that the Koch Brothers are the epitome of decent, hard-working Americans who we all want to emulate!

        1. fred says

          I don’t believe i ever said anything about supporting the RINOS or “DINOS” as you call them! There is pure evil throughout the political spectrum, I tend to go for those who give me the most FREEDOM, not those who want to control me cradle to grave! Try if you’re able to keep up, i know for some it’s hard, the big picture we should all be using as a measuring stick is does it make me more or less free? Does that make any sense to you at all? Socialism and Communism will never succeed because the “leaders” are always lifetime appointments of corrupt, greedy people with NO conscience for how they treat their fellow man! Term Limits in a “free” economy for our leaders gives everyone a chance to make things better for all for a little slice of time… instead of building an Empire they shape for themselves by our sweat when they are there in office for a lifetime! we all need to support the Convention of States, the DC criminals want to kill it, and our Founding Fathers really knew what they were doing by making that available as a tool to kill the corruption and treason in DC!

          1. 1EdMeadows83 says

            It took THAT many words to prove that you don’t know what you’re talking about? Communism is a dead, wilted flower. I can’t think of a true Communist nation. Maybe a small island out in the Pacific, but certainly not China or Cuba. Not even Russia. There are several flourishing Socialist countries. One is directly North of us, several in Scandinavia. Even America is Socialist leaning. Social Security, Medicare, the Highway system. Almost everything the Democrats has given Americans is a bit Socialistic. So you might get the idea that I don’t think Socialism is evil, you would be correct. You would suffer greatly if all Social benefits were suddenly stripped from you. I’m sure you will continue to prove your ignorance in future postings. Too bad.

          2. fred says

            Your ignorance is too profound to argue, as you have MOST of your assertions/assumptions incorrectly stated! I would flourish if all social benefits were stripped because other than the Interstate highway System-that Eisenhower gave us btw- I use none of the socialistic systems in place, although I involuntaritly contribute to nearly ALL the “entitlement” class criminals running around—see if you can figure out who those might be with your tiny drug-addled brain?!! Now I see who the enemy is, it is you Ed, and all the others suffering with your delusions and profound ignorance!

          3. 1EdMeadows83 says

            My ignorance is profound while yours is abysmal. It is true that Eisenhower (A great Liberal) gave us the INTERSTATE Highway system, but we had highways long before that. The main ones were called US Highways. You probably ride on them everyday. You’re probably too young to remember “Route 66”. That was a US Highway. You seem to have a lot of mis-information about me, especially having never met me! I have never used drugs, other than those prescribed by physicians. Now, please tell me which of my “assertions” are misplaced! It is so easy to call a person a liar on these pages because there will be no repercussions. So actually, freddie, you are a coward. In other words, you are a typical Regressive!

        2. Frankiev says

          Wonder how many people they employ.
          More than Killery ever thought of.

    2. 1EdMeadows83 says

      If “morals & “ethics” is what the Regressives claim to have, I want none of it!

      1. William Cashman says

        EDDIES new word of the day is Regressive ! Your mommy(that you’re still living with) must be so proud. That must make you+your fine party PROGRESSIVES ? As an ex Democrat I see nothing Progressive about their agenda ! DEMS FOR TRUMP-2016

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          Well Billy, I believe Democrats are Progressives so it stands to readon that Republicans are Regressives and it ain’t no new word, I’ve been using it for years. There’s no such thing as an “ex Democrat. They were simply DINOs. Oh, and my “Mommy” passed away in 1957, so I’m hardly living with her.

        2. 1EdMeadows83 says

          Well Billy, I believe Democrats are Progressives so it stands to reason that Republicans are Regressives and it ain’t no new word, I’ve been using it for years. There’s no such thing as an “ex Democrat. They were simply DINOs. Oh, and my “Mommy” passed away in 1957, so I’m hardly living with her.

      2. ABO says

        Not to worry Eddy, you are obviously bereft of both.

        1. 1EdMeadows83 says

          Heavens to Murgatroyd, ABO, who could you possibly know who is smart enough to have taught you such a huge word as “bereft”? I am stunned!

          1. ABO says

            Oh I’m sure you are, little Eddy, I’m sure you are.

          2. 1EdMeadows83 says

            Not necessary ABO, I think I invented the word.

          3. ABO says

            Doesn’t surprise anyone I’m sure that you think you invented the word. You’re just so, so smart, little Eddy. I’m so impressed.

    3. ABO says

      He won’t know what you’re talking about junkmailbin, “morals or ethics”, huh?.

  10. Mark Brickey says

    I guess since it’s a private company, it’s legal to mess with stats like that, but the ethics of it?!?
    I stopped using FB several years ago because of several personal reasons and the more I see the more I’m sure I made the right decision!
    I see several mentions of “free speech”, but FB isn’t free speech & isn’t beholden to that since they are an individual entity. They “have” free speech”, but they’re not beholden to anyone to allow anyone else’s rights of free speech as long as they don’t “discriminate” over race, etc….

    1. mbradsh2 says

      Private companies that have access to masses should be regulated … perhaps by the FCC?

      1. Mark Brickey says

        BIG Problem -WHO does the “regulation”?!? Big Brother? Right. FCC is a self-motivated, self-regulated agency that has no Constitutionally granted powers. There is no oversight, no elected officials, pure govern,ent intervention which is specifically what the Constitution & Federalism was put in place to eliminate.
        The FCC was put in place during FDR’s reign of progressivism & Big Brotherism to “control” the radio & TV, which technically is none of their business

        1. mbradsh2 says

          You are right! I just hate these 2 liberals (Google/FB) controlling the message

          1. Mark Brickey says

            Yeah, but since WE gave them this “power” we can also take it away …. by simply not utilizing them!

  11. Jim Young says

    Folks who are smart won’t be influenced by facebook they’re much too smart for that,how ever facebook does practice censorship. It’s really sad,you can’t help but wonder if these fools are playing with a full deck.

  12. fred says

    zuckerberg is a data mining criminal, everyone should boycott facebook and tell everyone with a Facebook account to DELETE it!

  13. keith says

    Facebook is nothing but a bunch of clap trap nonsense.Any body that is influenced by this BS likely is not intelligent enough to make a decision on their own.There is nothing with any value to be learned from the drivel that is FACEBOOK.

    1. marlene.langert says

      I participate in Facebook to stay in touch with people I know.I don’t give a damn what Zuckerberg thinks but I do write my very conservative comments on facebook constantly. I am voting for Trump. Her is the only one who can pull us out of the quagmire Obama has put us in.

      1. mallen11 says

        I do the same.

  14. Ah nutz says

    ANY is TOO MUCH

  15. curmudgeon VN Veteran says

    I think Zuckerberg is proof that having too much money does not keep one from being a huge a$$hole. What a liberal POS!

  16. Walter Bazner says

    We could all just shut down our pages in protest or maybe even start our own social sites and pages.Maybe a boycott of his advertisers would make him null and void

  17. Kent2012 says

    what if the Donald is elected and asks America what should be done to eliminate facebook? oh wait just a cotton picking minute now that would be racist and sexist and homophobic to boot…

  18. Cadfael says

    “Two faced book” is more like it! Sucks-a-Berg goes by the old communist theory that the end justifies the means.

  19. Sharpshooter says

    Other than writing software, has Zuckenberg ever worked a real job in his entire life? Far too much money at his disposal, no common sense, nor logical reasoning is a planned disaster! Left wing liberals worship his every move, like lemmings, and he will lead them to the sea!

  20. Mynickelsworth says

    Zuckerberg is pretty far left and I suspect his organization is also. Therefore, I have nothing to do with Facebook or Twitter. I would not trust either further than I could toss a 2 ton bull.

  21. Sinnie Kemp says

    I don’t like this guy he is into destroying the US of A with his illegal’s and the Muslims stand. I use Facebook just to log in for comment. Maybe I should use something else instead of Facebook.

    Mark Zuckerberg is on for power, he is in with the NWO which is not good for the people.

    1. Me Again says

      HOLLYWOOD 4 NWO

      https://deusnexus.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/un-blueprint-united-world/ THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE 45 COMMUNIST GOALS WITH KILLING OFF RELIGION http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

      # 25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting
      pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures,
      radio, and TV.

      26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal,
      natural, healthy.”

      1. Sinnie Kemp says

        Thanks for the info. I was aware of the NWO for many years ago but never get across any article about it. It is distressing and scary what these people really believe they can take care of the world.

        The reality is that they know they can’t stop poverty but they have to say that they can if everybody joins and helps because they know that people are idiots have no brain nor comment sense.

        The US government has war on poverty for the last 60 years and we have more poor people than we had before and what is worse is that the middle class becomes the new poor. Now they expect us to believe they could save the world from poverty?

  22. John P says

    Zuckerberg maybe a computer whiz kid but he is worldly incompetent as is Bill Gates, about what is the actual happening in the world, and United States politics.

    1. Me Again says

      LIKE GATES HE STOLE FB FROM SOMEONE ELSE

  23. Mike Stempo says

    The UCLA law professor for some strange reason is not taking into account that Facebook as a social media entity, Opens up a whole new world. In a cyber age, it is and should forever be following the 1st amendment. However, to slip in stealth by steering and bending the flow of thought, unbeknownst to the user requires a whole new school of what constitutes free speech. Free speech should require that one know their exerciser of that right, or know that any communique, even anonymous, does not and can’t steer a whole community of users unbeknownst to them. It can be taken at face value and either embraced, ignored, or any other option that the individual has at their free disposal. But…they are aware of it all, not operating in a system that has a cyber cloaked agenda. That, to me, is subversive and not what the first amendment intended at all. How could the founders know?

    I throw this out as food for thought. I find the UCLA law professor to be uni-directional or at best bi-directional in his thinking in a 3 dimensional, and maybe more, cyber world. His is pre cyber thinking. Essentially a knuckle dragger in the far different world of cyberspace.

  24. imbog says

    I posted an article about how much trouble the country is in because of racial issues and the out of control demonstrations by mostly blacks on social issues and my article was pulled because they thought it was anti- minority. So i guess they feel everything is fine and i should NOT express my opinion

  25. Ohso says

    SEME = Search Engine Manipulation Effect, and was used by the ‘Savage Lickspittles’ at Goo-Ghoul to trash candidates in the 2012 election who failed the ‘Big Happy’ Pander or Perish Test.

  26. John Wedow says

    No surprise. , coupled with a building full of hacks rewriting Wikipedia to sanitize Israels image . Quora is another interesting. site with a clear Zionist bend . Great to contain and identify anti Government. . Don’t forget being Anti Government is now a new classification of mental illness recognized.by the CDC . Also Patriots , Vetss ,Constitutionalists are Fedeally recognized. as.Terrorist breeding. grounds . Hello Sheeple do you see the cage being built ? Probably not , so go back to sleep and vote for any candidate. of the NWO Elitists. .

  27. Wildeagleone says

    The punki should be taken to the woodshed and taught that at his early stage in life his money isn’t worth the voice he is trying to use to interfere with the running of this country as we are greater than he and if he insists on continuing to think he can run this country merely because he has money he should take a look at the headstones of Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and other dictators who had money and stay happy, and leave the people vote without his interference

  28. avrohombilgrei says

    DROP DEAD ZUCKERTURD!

  29. Ellender Brown says

    No one can change you’r mind on anything of you are a strong mind person. Research find the truth.Tell the people that try manipulating there are wrong.That what wrong with today society ,they will fall for anything the Lame Stream Media ,Liberal Professor. or a Politician tell them. We all know they are paid layers .Do research challenge on there ideology .

  30. jreb57 says

    “Facebook can promote or block any material that it wants,”

    Not if the internet is under the regulatory authority of the FCC. That would violate the first amendment.

  31. hora says

    That mother fucker be will paid,we responsability are erase all Dems and liberals and inverse all and give back impossible life to liberals.LIVE TRUMP PRESIDENT.

  32. ZACAL says

    Zuckerberg, (should be) “one man one vote”. This is the reason we’re voting with a stacked deck.

  33. MTnman says

    Fortunate circumstances can create a perceived genius in one field (like Facebook) of endeavor and a moron in another. If egomaniacs would stick with what they know best, it may hide their lack of understanding in other matters.

  34. andrew says

    How Much Political Power Does Facebook Wield? One whole hell-of-a-lot less than the mendicant would like to think he does…

  35. Tiger says

    Using Facebook and Twitter etc has certainly changed everything and all the candidates sure make use of it to talk to people around the country. Trump is a master at it and seems O enjoys it.

  36. QuanellEleven says

    Name calling spelling and grammar check fun for intellectuals below

  37. armydadtexas says

    None in my home

  38. ObomoTheStupidNiggerTerrorist says

    FACEBOOK IS A TOOL OF THE MUSLIM-COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT TO FORCE THEIR IDEALS AND LAWS ON TO THE SHEEP OF THIS COUNTRY (AKA THE LIBERALS).
    DO NOT BE A SHEEP

  39. ricktenny says

    I’m commenting more on the comments below than the article, about which I’ll just say people have been messing around with ways to control what we think since Christ was a choir boy. The only thing that’s new is the vehicle. What troubles me more than Facebook’s algorithms is Facebook’s following of people in all age brackets. I have daughters in there forties and fifties who live their lives connected to a smart phone that they jump to every vibration, lest they miss what one of their friends has posted. Far too many of those friends being people they have never met. They are getting opinions from people they have less than no idea about beyond someone’s picture. You could be talking to the Taliban, a Federal Agent or the neighbor up the street with someone else’s picture. Yet people seem to be mesmerized by it. Not a good thing.
    It was in the mid to late fifties that the Democratic Party figured out that by turning minority groups into victims and establishing financial programs for these groups of victims they could enslave a fairly large portion of our society and have them beholden to the Party that gives them there sustenance. They show their gratitude with there votes. This was not an idea implemented by Federal Level Politicians. It all started in cities with large Black and Hispanic populations These programs of Welfare Housing, food programs and outright financial handouts were all put in place by Mayors and City Councils. A great example of this was told to me by my parents. I was overseas in Viet Nam when it happened. It was John Lindsey running for Mayor of New York. My folks lived within view of the Teterboro Airport where they watched plane after plane land and they watched bus after bus leave this relatively small airport and head east on Hwy 46 toward New York. It was a short while later when they were watching the Sunday Political talk shows, it was pointed out that multiple plane loads of people from Puerto Rico were bused into the city, registered at the polls, they voted and were immediately set up with housing and support. Lindsey won the election and that was that. This is nothing new and has gone on for sixty years. It wasn’t until Lyndon Johnson became President that this stuff was elevated to Federal Politics. He gave us “The Great Society”,

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