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Marv!

Trump University

Oh Boy. We get to hear Trump speak every night of the convention. Can't wait. All other years the nominee spoke on the last night only giving an acceptance speech. I hear that the muscles in his left arm have become quite dominant from patting himself on the back for doing nothing. Meanwhile, all those around him seem to have lips that are ever enlarging from doing guess what? Does kissing increase your lip size? Is it true he will also be showing a rerun from the Apprentice? Lots of his family will be speaking but not all: he is excluding any that have written a book or were taped by other family members. Be sure to watch it all and don't forget to have your puke bag ready, like the ones on airplanes people used to ride. And don't fprget to register and vote. Go early as you may have to stand in line behind the Trump police. You can be certain the post office employees will be there voting as will those that have recovered from the virus. Not so much those that are dead, may they rest in peace. There go 175,000 possible votes for Trump. Who would they vote for now, if they could? Feel free to chime in Porkchop. All you trump lovers too. What a still great country we live in. God Bless America. Not long until election day. Did anyone hear Willie Nelson and his song, "If you Don't Like Them in There, Vote Them Out?"

8/23/2020 12:32:28 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

What do you hope to hear marv?

8/23/2020 1:01:06 PM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

The Trump convention will be nothing more than his greatest hits. Hillary and Obama bad me good. I'm great I should win the Nobel Peace Prize. Mount Rushmore here I come. Blah blah blah!

8/23/2020 1:35:42 PM

Marv!

Trump University

Whatever!

8/23/2020 1:41:27 PM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Yea spudley...got it... but what would you hope to hear?

8/23/2020 1:42:27 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

One thing about Trump is that he won't hold back. He says what he believes. And he believes he is the best man for the job. Can call him conceited, a narcissist, both fit him. But do you want to hire someone who has a plan can articulate it well and has enthusiasm to work hard on it, or someone who can't string words together to make a coherent sentence?

I am hoping for a couple debates. Face to face. Show the country just what we have to choose from. But I doubt if the DNC will allow it.

8/23/2020 2:37:08 PM

quinn

Saegertown Pa.

People have nothing better to do but complain, if you have a proublem with him or any other party just turn your Chanel to something else. Like I did last week. And won’t be turning it on this week, I already now who I’m voting for.

8/23/2020 3:26:54 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I always said that if you don't vote you don't have a right to complain. If you voted for the loser and you think the winner is screwing up, go ahead and complain. If you voted for the winner and that person is going back on campaign promises, go ahead and complain. But if you didn't vote, you already said you don't care, so keep quiet.

8/23/2020 6:40:21 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

Just look at the speaker list.
Its gonna a repeat from 2016: Anti illegal immigrant talk with of course the mother of a murder victim, some anti abortion talk and well scripted communal prayer to reel in the Christians and evangelicals again, some entrepreneurs who's taxes where slashed and made millions more singing Trumps praise, some fox news personalities and some of Trumps family that probably was forced to spew some lies about him in public.

Lots of fear mongering, lots of out rage, lots of patriotism because only conservatives are patriots of course, lots of liberal bashing and lots of negativity. Topped with lots of bragging and exaggerating. Most importantly Lots of Trump &*%ss kissing.

No word about the country divided in two, the rising national debt, the covid deaths, the wall that was never build, the coal industry that can't be saved or the steel industry that's still in the same bind. The paid of porn star or the impeachment. None of all that.

Trump fest is about to start. Celebration of a mad man. Grab your pop corn.

8/24/2020 10:13:36 AM

Ned (team slammer)

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

I dunno.. the Dems spent their 4 days bashing Trump and not about what they were gonna do anything differently to improve things. Sounds like their entire plan is to spend all of their days continuing to bash him. That's all they have. At least they dragged Joe out of the basement for a 20 minute "weekend at Bidens" moment.

8/24/2020 3:07:45 PM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

Lol, did you just watch Trump rant rave and ramble for about 50 minutes at the convention? Uplifting my ass! Typical Trump message divide and conquer! Looser!

8/24/2020 3:39:53 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Watching conventions is a waste of time. Either you will hear all the great stuff you expect, or you will just make yourself madder and angrier.

8/24/2020 7:32:30 PM

roger80

Susquehanna Pa

Dumb and dumber coming up next

8/24/2020 9:07:50 PM

OLD-ROOKIE

NILES , CALIF

Herschel Walker; besides earning a heismen trophy and
running for 2400 yards in one season,he is an inspirtational speaker ,He made alot of democrats who were watching , go vote for Trump.

8/25/2020 5:23:33 AM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

In general, Democrats vote based on personality. Republicans vote for candidates that support their beliefs. Positive uplifting messages will win an election every time. Democrats, any uplifting messages about God, family, the American flag, and law and order?

Debbie downers and supporting violence in your large cities projects nothing but a defeatist attitude. Try to find what you stand for. Who and what do you look up to? What history represents your beliefs? Who and what do you model your beliefs after. Until you can state these questions clearly across the board your party is hopeless. “Here comes dumb and dumber”, ..”don’t forget to have your puke bag ready”, “Celebration of a mad man.”, “Uplifting my ass!” are the typical statements you will receive to a party that knows it’s gone off the deep end. Good luck.

8/25/2020 3:54:37 PM

Frank and Tina

South East


Garden rebel,

Do you believe Trumps "uplifting messages about God, family, the American flag and law and order"

When you examine and research his life before the presidency ( which I'm sure all trump voters did) did Trump go to church a lot, pray and praise God, or did that only really start in 2016 for the photo ops? His Eastern European models, multiple marriages and infidelity, his sex affair with a porn star while his wife just delivered his last child, what does that say about his family values? The American Flag he could have defended in Vietnam, but those darn bone spurs, kept this elite white rich mans kid at home. While the children of regular Joe's let their lives abroad. And law and order? How many lawsuits is he in right now, how many times has won or lost. The law is like a rubber band to Trump, and he likes to stretch it as far he can. Money buys good lawers, good layers can keep you out of jail even if your guilty.

The best thing for the country would be for Trump to step down. His polarizing nature is harmful to democracy and the country. We need a somebody to unite Americans void of a larger then life ego.

If you want to know what democrats stand for, then google it? Or listen to top democrats speak.

Once Trump is gone, the republican party can rebound. The populists, nationalists and right wingers can return to the shadows and start meeting on the dark web again.

The future is bright but only if we are led by people who understand that they serve us, and we don't serve them.

8/25/2020 6:08:44 PM

roger80

Susquehanna Pa

Frank and Tina, No truer words have ever been written

8/25/2020 8:36:40 PM

Marv!

Trump University

Is it too late to sign up for Trump College?

8/25/2020 8:50:56 PM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

Sure, I can internalize and agree with most of your longest paragraph above. But unlike you I can stand back and see both sides objectively. Unite Americans? How? The Democrats don’t have a clue. Vote Trump away and everything is fixed. I can come up with pages of Trump said this, does that, and lies. Like Biden, Trump is only a figure head.

F&T, you seem intelligent enough to be able to pick apart Biden and the current Democrat party just as you pick apart Trump. If you can’t be objective enough to do that your credibility is small.

Once again, a positive uplifting platform will win the election. Beating down Trumps character does nothing positive for you guys. It only damages your character.

8/25/2020 9:34:36 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Trump's "polarizing nature" is simply the fact that he won and the crybaby losers had a hissy fit. If they couldn't win, they have to spoil things for everyone.

We have all heard from the top democrats, from Beto saying hell yes we will take your guns, to Kamala saying she would give congress a limited time to call for a gun buyback(confiscation) then she will do it with executive action. To top dog, presidential nominee Biden trying to talk but unable to make sentences unless they are on the teleprompter.

8/25/2020 10:05:18 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

Garden rebel,

Biden is a realist. Biden has the ability to implement bipartisan legislation, which is more likely to pass than sweeping bills.

He's always been a man of the people, he's humble and knows how things work. He's not going to stretch the constitution, rage a war against the press, belittle his opponents or bow to Putin. Trump is all about appearance, but he has no substance. Biden has decades of political experience national and international that make him perfect for the job. Or at the very least a common sense alternative to Donald Trump.

He is not a spoiled narcissist billionaire who spend years shouting at the tv and now has a chance to finally play President. Cause in case you haven't noticed, that's exactly what he is doing. Enough embarrassing our country, enough porn stars and firings and lies, and scandals. Its time for calmer water.

The democrat party? Yes it has veered more to the left. But there are plenty of stabilizing forces left to make sure it doesn't go off the rails. Being progressive is about coming up with new ideas and new ideas always meet resistance, conservative resistance, because they like the status quo and would rather go back in time in some cases.

Lots of people in this country feel threatened and insecure about a changing country, more ethnicity, more new, less familiar. Trump has cashed in on that by stoking fear and lots reminiscing and playing on nostalgia. That formula has ran it course. People catch on.

Time to move on.



8/25/2020 10:40:23 PM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

Fair enough, thanks.

8/26/2020 12:33:20 AM

OLD-ROOKIE

NILES , CALIF

Biden is missing a step, his cognitive abilities are gone!!
Then why would his campaign people keep him in a basement and not allow him to talk,why would they not allow any questions asked from the press if he does do a 5 min talk?
.... because his own people know his faculties are almost gone, Voters see this,and there scared to vote for him
TRUMP BY A HUGE LANDSLIDE

8/26/2020 4:35:37 AM

Jimbo01

Mid Michigan

As of this morning the polls show that Biden was up. The national average 50/42, electoral college 270/104. Not bad for a guy unaware he's being kept in the basement.

8/26/2020 5:02:58 AM

Marv!

Trump University

For the sake of our country and the principles we all believe in let's hope that Biden is able to win. I have a really hard time visualizing a future with Trump.

8/26/2020 9:19:03 AM

Ned (team slammer)

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

OHH those polls again. Don't believe everything that someone wants you to hear.

8/26/2020 9:59:21 AM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Lets have a debate. no canned speech on a teleprompter. Think on their feet. After all, a real national crisis doesn't come with the answer already made up. The country would see just how far Biden has slipped.

Frank doesn't believe Trump is a Christian, thinks he is faking it. Says look at his past. Well, not all Christians started out as saints. Some had rough pasts. Some may have believed in God but didn't take Him seriously. Sometimes, facing a crisis can bring you closer to God. A crisis like finding out you are in a job you were not prepared for. All at once you find out you need help, and a lot of your friends aren't who you thought they were. Maybe they need a new friend and heard the song "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"? Who knows how the Holy Spirit gets to some people? But if you listen to the President and look at his actions, you can see he is trying to be a good Christian. There is no such thing as a perfect Christian, just those on their own journey to Jesus. To me, It looks like Trump is on the right path. People still criticize him for his tweets and he does need to improve that. But I will not condemn him for not being perfect. Nobody is perfect.

8/26/2020 10:57:38 AM

Frank and Tina

South East

Have you seen any Donald Trump interviews Iowgian. His people are so afraid to make him angry that they only show him numbers he likes. And we he shows to whoever interviews him, he looks like a fool and cant defend them. Because when he is supposed to get briefed, he's watching cable news and tweeting. Yea, lets have a debate. no live audience though. So Donnie cant play clown. Just a moderator Biden and Trump. And lets see who knows what. I think at the end of such an event Trump would look pretty foolish. He does better chanting insults with whipped up angry crowds. More show.

I love your forgiving and warm feelings for Trump. And that you identify him as a fellow Christian, trying to be a good one at that!

Its seems provisional though. If his stance on gun owner ship were any different, or he dared to interpret the second amendment any different then Scalia did I have a feeling your warm feelings would cool down pretty fast.

Because besides him supporting your political pet peeves, what else is so admirable about him?

Politicians pretending is a well known cliche is it not? Kissing baby's, Showing off the family and the family dog, going to Church and Thanking god, while at the same time cheating on his wife and embezzling public funds. Its been ridiculed in movies and on tv many times

Some politicians are different, they are idealists, they have a set of values and ideas they are fighting for and no matter how long it will take 1 year or 30 years, they will keep moving forward with a goal in mind.
And then you have the cliche politicians like I mentioned above. attracted by the power, the public adoration, he potential legacy. Selfish reasons.

Needless to say Trump is that second kind. And then some.

8/26/2020 6:50:00 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

I could sum up 30 different actions or things Trump said that all been in the news in the last 4 years that could be considered solid proof that the holy ghost is nowhere near Donald Trump and that he's not trying to change anything. If anything he takes pride in not changing at all, for nobody.

But none of those 30 reasons would change your mind. He hit rock bottom several times, morally he has no leg to stand on, yet none of that is enough for you to stop supporting him and even defending some of his vile behavior. But its all good. Putin has supporters, Assad in Syria has supporters, Erdogan in Turkey, lukashenko of Belarus..so why not Trump? People make bad decisions about their country all over the globe all the time. And like we seen with Covid, the US is no exception on anything.

It can pretty easy to ready between the lines and see ones true nature Iowegian. You gotta look for it though. You cant be swept away by appeasing rhetoric.





8/26/2020 6:50:08 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I have watched several interviews, press conferences, spur of the moment question and answer session as he was heading to Marine 1. I don't have warm feelings over Trump's 2A stand. He rushed through the bumpstock ban. At one group meeting he said take away the guns first, then give them due process. I just see that he would cave into a den controlled congress, but would be a 2A supporter for a repub congress.

What is admirable? Try promises kept. He made promises to Iowa farmers over renewable fuels. It took a while but promise kept. He promised to take a tough stand on N Korea. Promise kept, made more progress with Little Rocket Man than his last 6 predecessors combined. He promised to get out of some bad deals, like TPP and Iran nuke deal, Paris climate accord and delivered, He promised to support Israel and move our embassy to Jerusalem, like our law required for decades. Done. Promised better trade deals, Replaced NAFTA with USMCA, new deals with Japan, S Korea, Europe. promises kept. Promised and delivered prison reform, better treatment for veterans although he still has much to do for veterans. Promised to build the wall and make Mexico pay for it. Got a good start on the wall. Although Mexico isn't paying directly for the wall, they are holding refugees on their side of the border. The money that saved us is more than we spent on the wall, so indirectly Mexico did pay for it. Promise kept.

8/26/2020 8:58:51 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I admire the fact that Trump does what career politicians won't do. He attacks problems and fixes them. The career politicians like Biden, Pelosi and the others just kick the can down the road. They have been in office for 30 to 50 years and attack Trump for not fixing the stuff they neglected for decades, If they had fixed problems, they wouldn't have an issue to run on, and they aren't ambitious or smart enough to take on new problems. And it makes them look as bad as they really are. He promised to fight back against China in their economic war on us. Previous administrations appeased them and we were getting our butts kicked, He tightened the screws in china until they gave in on the first round of trade deals. Promise kept.

You keep reading between the lines and inventing stuff you see in those blank spaces, I don't have to do that with democrats. They put their hair-brained schemes out where everyone can see them. Gut the 2nd amendment, a health care system no one can afford. a green new deal that will cost yens of billions that we don't have. They are soft on crime and rioting. Appease Iran while the build their nuke infrastructure. Sweetheart trade deals for foreign so they can steal our jobs. Appease China in their war on our economy.

8/26/2020 8:59:05 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

What problems did he fix?

8/26/2020 9:16:10 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

I realize that whoever we elect will be a flawed, imperfect human. Yes, I would prefer a Christian to be President. Someone like Jimmy Carter But there is no religious test for holding office allowed under our constitution, so religion is a very minor concern of mine. Article VI, third paragraph of the constitution, In fact, there is a prominent person who was raised Lutheran but now is an atheist who I would pick over any of the nominees.

We need someone who still has all his marbles and is playing with a full deck. Of the 2 major candidates, the person in that office is the one who fills the bill close enough for me to consider, The challenger just seems to have slipped mentally. And don't forget his lies that sank his first presidential campaign. Plagiarism in college, lying about his scholarships. lying about being tip political scientist. claiming to have 3 degrees instead of one. If he keeps lying and can't remember what is true and what is made up, how can he serve as president? Recently he bragged about demanding quid pro quo from Ukraine to get a prosecutor fired. The same kind of charge that Pelosi used to try to impeach Trump. Difference is Trump was innocent and his opponent confessed. We would have instant grounds for impeachment

I am sure the republicans could have found a better candidate, but we are stuck with Trump. So, even if he isn't a Christian like he claims, his job performance wins my vote. Something that a 46 year registered democrat thought he would never say,

8/26/2020 9:32:53 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

And just FYI. The things your mention about democrats are conservative talking points. Where are the facts?

The things you celebrate as Trump achievements are no real achievements, they are works in progress.

- the second amendment is safe from democrats, but your masters like to dangle that in front of you to get you angry.

- Where is that wonderful republican replacement for Obama care? Trump: "we going to do fast, so very fast and its going to be the best, so much better the very best. Still waiting

- They are soft on crime and rioting. Tell me where and how? Sounds like another conservative talking point the conservative masters want their constituency to parrot.
Fox news lingo. Frustrated conservatives who are unable to land a mayor in a mayor city and therefore lash out.

- China? China owns all the banks that hold Trumps debt. Tariffs? Hurt America more then China, China defeated? Hell to the no. Where was Trump when Hong Kong was under siege. He was silent.

- He has achieved nothing with N-Korea but some photo ops, they still have nukes and still launch rockets

-His "better deals" are very similar to the old deals, only they have a new name. Don't be fooled.

- withdrawing from international pacts and agreements is no achievement.

- American embassy to Jerusalem? Sure Corrupt Bibi loved it, but What happened to Kushner solving the Israeli Palestine problem? Provoke the Palestinians and make sure peace is even further away, great move!

- Veterans and prison reform? Both in the works pre-Trump he gets no credit for that.

-The Wall, lol. You make me laugh, he made a bs campaign promise he could never keep. Like Sean Spicer would say: PERIOD!!!

Trump thinks he can bully and force his way through problems. Intimidate, Bribe. But he found out that people in Washington can play that game better then him.

Saying you solved a problem, or taking credit for things that never happened are not the same as actually

8/26/2020 9:50:00 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Simplified out of control government regulations. That is something I had a lot of experience. The 85 Farm Bill started the Conservation Reserve Program. The first year it was one set of rules, easy to administer, got a lot of fragile cropland out of production. When I retired 7 years ago CRP had at least 30 different programs and sets of rules. I had to deal with environmental assessments every time I talked to a farmer. I became an archaeologist, having to inspect every acre of land we might disturb. I had to locate all the eagle nests so we didn't bother them. We had to get wetlands delineated, Waters of the US that required more investigation and permits. State floodplain laws, federal endangered species, and on and on. In my 2nd year on the job, we got over 200,000 feet of terraces, 175 water and sediment control basins, miles of grassed waterways several windbreaks, over 100 miles of underground drains and countless other practice on the ground, protecting our soil, water, wildlife and other resources. They sent me their latest annual report. One terrace a couple sediment basins a couple windbreaks and reams and reams of paperwork. Good old paperwork is king and actual conservation is the court jester. And the rest of the government is in the same shape.

Run away regulation was not only strangling business but it was actually hurting the environment. Trump had his cabinet secretaries get these rules simplified or eliminated where they served no useful purpose. You hear "environmentalists" screaming about this, but they are the ones who profit from filling out all the worthless paperwork.

8/26/2020 10:05:49 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

"the second amendment is safe from democrats"

Ask the people of Virginia and any other state where Bloomberg is pouring in millions to get gun control. ask the people in California where they have to wait for background checks to buy ammo.

We are tired of hearing this lie

8/26/2020 10:11:40 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

The second amendment calls for "well-regulated". The only thing YOU read is shall not be be infringed. It does not read: "Do as you please when ever and where ever you want in regards fire arms, buy as much guns and ammo as your horse can carry without any questions asked" Although I believe that is what you and many others would really like.
A free state is not secured by an armed-to-the-teeth populace holding at bay an armed-beyond-belief government.
Both in Virginia and California you can still bear arms. Lawful regulation is no infringement. You can still protect your family and so can they. Get over it.

8/27/2020 8:30:02 AM

Frank and Tina

South East

So when you retired in 2013, in 28 years, 30 some programs where added. That is on average one program per year? That doesn't sound excessive and learning one new program a year doesn't sound like its to much to ask from government employees. If it wouldn't have evolved like that it would have been really a waste of government resources. You cant expect things to stay like they were in 1985.

Environmental protection tedious? Lots of work? To much paperwork? How unfortunate... Of course one program and one set of rules for the next 30 years would have been easier and more comfortable. But now what?


If paperwork associated with regulation got in the way of accentual conservation, then explain to me how slashing the regulations promotes conservation?

Wouldn't it make more sense to perfect the processes instead of eliminating them?

ignoring the problems doesn't solve them.

I get it though. Less regulation, less work, less problems for both you and land owners. Its easier to let people just go about there business without asking to many questions. But conservation programs are not designed to improve the lives of people, they are designed to protect the environment.

And sure, environmental protection shouldn't strangle businesses, but businesses shouldn't strangle the environment either.

Protecting the environment is not about maximizing profit; Environmental protection is the practice of protecting the natural environment by individuals, organizations and governments. Its objectives are to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment and, where possible, to repair damage and reverse trends.

That's no easy business. But slashing regulation without addressing the problem, or procrastinating and worsening the problems leaving hem for future generations is not acceptable from any government.

Although that's the exact course our current government has chosen.

8/27/2020 8:59:28 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

https://youtu.be/piVd_6VPpyM
Here’s the fake bs wall campaign promise.
And yea frank...I agree, veterans and prison reform were def “in the works” pre-trump. In the works for a LOOOnnnng time.

8/27/2020 9:11:10 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

“Right to try” I think has been a thing since the aids epidemic. I think it was where smart people were telling patients that the stuff they were taking to live longer was snake oil. He got that done. But it was already a thing.

8/27/2020 9:18:23 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

And North Korea?...we are less the. 3 months from a presidential election and we haven’t heard from NK?...there’s always North Korea bullshit before our top job elections... that’s truly a first in my lifetime. Or maybe they are just late this time around.?...

8/27/2020 9:22:02 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

And second amendment strong here in ny. If you are feeling unsafe in the towns that are having it rough, and feel like a pistol in your purse would help you feel safe...just sign up for the 8 hour class, fill out all necessary paperwork, get 3 references to fill out all necessary paperwork. In 6-8 months you will appear in front a judge for a screening. You will then pay for a permit and can then go shop for a little tiny peashooter to put in your purse. This shit needs to end now.

8/27/2020 9:27:34 AM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

My county went from being in the top 10% of Iowa counties for getting conservation on the land, to not doing much of anything but paperwork.WE accomplished a lot. WE cleaned up one stream to the point where the state could stock endangered mussels and other endangered mussels started showing up, saved from extinction. We totally protected the watershed of our premier county park, We got new septic systems. wetlands and sediment traps, a 7 acre pond to provide a sediment trap and recreation while the main lake was renovated. They removed many acre/feet of sediment, rip-rapped the shore, installed new swimming beach, handicap accessible fishing pier, hiking trails, added close to 100 acres of prairie. At the rate they are working now, not only would they never do a project like that again, but they would have to cut down every tree in the park for all the paperwork they would use.

Whenever we saw administrations change, we saw regulations change, With Clinton and Obama, it was all about adding programs and changing the rules every 6 to 12 months.Reagan actually signed the first Farm Bill to include conservation, and Bushes actually tried to hold the line on new programs and rule changes.

And Frank, you spout a good dem version of 2A propaganda. Words can have meanings change over the years. In the language of the late 18th century, well regulated meant adequately equipped to do the job, the militia was all the citizens, and the security of a free state included the prevention of our own government from turning tyrannical. The usage of language changed but not the rights, Citizens should have unfettered access to small arms of equal or greater power as the military

8/27/2020 10:18:02 AM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

My experience is that of a union factory worker, democrat and pro environment ended up actually designing. conservation work for 30 years. I got to see a lot of good work being done, a great program made even greater, and then see it all go down the tubes because of government. It started with Bush the Worst trying to privatize the agency (he failed miserably) to Obama weighing it down with excessive new paperwork programs and red tape.

8/27/2020 12:29:34 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

Just this spring I a got a call from a friend, former co-worker and former soil and water commissioner. His family, dating back to his grandfather working with the CCC were the county leaders in conservation. He had bought part of a neighboring farm and had a gully starting where a waterway entered a creek. He had an idea of how to fix it but did not want to wait 2 years, the average wait for NRCS to find a gap in processing paperwork. He wanted my assistance and was willing to pay me. He was on the right track, and I gave him dome ideas to make his plan work better, I wouldn't accept pay for helping a friend. But when you drive through my country, there still is lots of structural conservation to be done. More than I could do if I could roll back the clock to age 40, freeze my age and work non-stop for 100 years. But virtually none of it will get done now. The government wants to spend all their money to pay farmers to plant cover crops. Something they should do on their own because it makes them more money. The next door neighbor to that friend has a seed business, has been using cover crops for well over 30 years, and sells just about any cover crop seed you could want. I buy my cover crop seed from them. This is what Obama administration left behind as a legacy; a totally screwed up farm environmental system.

8/27/2020 12:32:31 PM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

The federal government spends more than $20 billion a year on subsidies for farm businesses. About 39 percent of the nation's 2.1 million farms receive subsidies, with the lion's share of the handouts going to the largest producers of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice.

8/27/2020 4:32:19 PM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

And that figure doesn't include the bailout money spent to make up for lost trade to China. Another one of Trump's bright ideas. It ain't no wonder he filled for bankruptcy 7 times. Genius my ass.

8/27/2020 5:30:24 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

CRP (conservation Reserve Program) is one of the biggest farm subsidies. They pay farmers to take fragile land our of production to reduce erosion and sedimentation, protect well heads, create wildlife habitat, special programs for pollinators, quail and other threatened wildlife species. This is a rare program. The value we get is worth several times the money we spend on it. Farmers are willing participants and even sometimes bid against each other to get in the program. It is inevitable that some farmers will get more from the program than others, because farmers with the best cropland won't get in. It is the poorer, fragile lands that get in. One of my favorite CRP jobs involved the farm with the worst erosion in the county, about 800 acres. The farmer was not in any subsidy program because he knew he wasn't doing the minimum to be eligible. He came to me, and with the help of 4 others from my office, we covered that farm with waterways, contour buffer strips, field borders, filter strips along the crees. Half of that farm was planted to grass, and then he decided to notill everything. It went from being the worst erosion in the county to just about the best conservation farm in just 1 growing season. His neighbor who was taking on lots of sediment damage was thrilled, And we cleaned up a small stream and kept the county road ditched from filling with sediment.

If you wan't to complain about USDA handouts, go after they #1 budget item by far, Food Stamps. Before the covid panic hit, food stamp participation was dropping off. Unemployed people were getting good jobs and others were getting raises so they no longer needed that help. But it was still there for those who needed it

8/27/2020 7:01:35 PM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

The most successful have failed many times at first, whether it’s military leaders, athletes, gardeners, businessmen and women, Einstein, and yes, even our president.

8/27/2020 7:07:18 PM

Frank and Tina

South East

Love your youtube proof Porkchop. looks very unbiased and legit, lol. I,m sure its been vetted by tons of credible sources, lol. How could a channel called "the truth" be wrong? One guy and a pick up Truck, with no idea what he's filming.

And I love what Trump did for veterans but The Veterans Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act was first signed by Mr Obama in 2014 after it passed through Congress.

All Trump did was expanding eligibility. Yet he acts and talks like it was his bill. (not the first Trump takes credit for something he didnt do)

Right to try started pre-Trump, Colorado 2014, him putting his Hancock under the federal version is a hardly a "Trump achievement"

North Korea not in the news and that's because of Trump? LOL Your trying hard choppie, very hard. I like your creativity!! To bad it has no root in reality.

And 6 to 8 month to long for a pea shooter? Doesn't sound excessive for ownership of a weapon. Or would you prefer less regulations so guns fall in the hands of people that should not have them, so you can type the typical NRA "thoughts and prayers" the next time somebody goes ape shit and kills a bunch of people.
Just go through the process and get vetted, get references and stop wining like a little weiner. Getting a gun shouldn't be like buying an ice cream.

8/27/2020 8:10:03 PM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

I don't understand the GOP's obsession with SNAP/food stamp program. They want to starve the kids to punish the parents. They want accountability for food stamp recipients but never withhold money from military contracts. How many defense contracts has Trump renegotiated, none. He's such a deal maker, bullshit.

8/27/2020 8:44:52 PM

Iowegian

Anamosa, IA BPIowegian@aol.com

It is the Dems who are obsessed with SNAP. They want as many as possible dependent on them for food. GOP wants people working and earning so much they don't need SNAP. And until covid it was working. Low unemployment was forcing wages up. Places around here that used to pay $8.50 an hour are now paying $12. And that in turn raises pay for non entry level jobs And it was a colorblind boom, especially when you see minority unemployment at lowest level ever. It was a color-blind economic boom. They were not trying to starve kids, that is old dem scare tactics, They were trying to give them economic freedom so they aren't under the thumb of government and a big tax burden on society.

8/28/2020 9:08:32 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

I’ve been vetted frank. :)

8/28/2020 9:40:35 AM

Marv!

Trump University

Who vetted Porkchop? Was it Iceman? Read all about it on the Cucumber Forum. We are also in the process of revetting Hillary, Obama, Biden, and of course, Trump. Stay tuned. Breaking news!

8/28/2020 9:51:55 AM

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