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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Opinions Online, 11/5/16

Blogger's Note: Opinions Online is a regular Saturday feature. If you'd like to express your opinion on any topic (excepting the Presidential election), click on the Opinions Online button on my left sidebar. I prefer local topics, especially concerning topics I miss, as opposed to talking points. You can also call 385-325-2564. In addition to these submissions, I sometimes highlight comments from throughout the week and re-publish them here. Please keep your comments brief, if possible. Anonymous personal attacks will be deleted, especially when aimed at other readers. I refuse to publish anything I consider possibly defamatory.

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As one who spent over a year at Gracedale recovering from a horrendous accident, I am sure that I can vouch as to the top notch care and attention delivered , from the housekeeping staff to the head of the facility. This place is the Crown Jewel of Northampton County...

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57 comments:

Dave said...

We have some very distrubring incidents occuring in this election cycle. Incidents that are unprecedented in previous United States presidential elections.

In the early morning of November 4th, political vandalism took palce against Republicans, specifically the Donald Trump campaign offices in Denver, Colorado were attacked with vile slogans painted on its walls and windows in an attempt to intimidate Republican supporters of the GOP nominee. One of the vandalism included the words “pervert” and “thief” and were painted in large block letters on the brick facade of the building.

Earlier this week, another Republican office was vanalized in North Carolina in a spray paint attack. Last week, a Republican office was fire bombed, in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

It is not coincidental that a video tape was discovered, showing a Democratic political operative explaining how to employ political violence to intimidate opponents and to use that tactic to win elections.

Please Hillary Clinton supporters, explain how this abhorrent tactic is different from Kristallnacht

Bernie O'Hare said...

Violence is never justified, and I know no person in either campaign who condones it, except for the fringes.

Anonymous said...

Bernie a Black Church and Dem offices were all so vandalized across the south. Your poster at 12:59 should heed your words that nuts are not confined to any one political party or philosophy. I am disappointed at how stupid Americans are becoming.

This is about Gracedale not the election. Let me add that Gracedale is in fact the Crown Jewel of the county.

Anonymous said...

12.59
try
http://wncn.com/2016/10/17/group-of-democrats-create-gofundme-for-firebombed-ncgop-office-raise-13k-in-40-minutes/

"As Democrats, we are starting this campaign to enable the Orange County, North Carolina Republican office to re-open as soon as possible.

Until an investigation is undertaken, we cannot know who did this or why. No matter the result, this is not how Americans resolve their differences. We talk, we argue, sometimes we march, and most of all we vote. We do not resort to violence by individuals or by mobs.

So, let’s all pitch in , no matter what your party affiliation, in and get that office open again quickly.”

Anonymous said...

I'd rather Obama stayed in office till 2 different and viable candidates emerge.

Anonymous said...

After hearing Obama give his speech on TV yesterday, it pleased me to hear pleading sounds come from the democrats with their Identity Politics Bullshit.

If you don't vote for Obama, you must hate Blacks

If you don't vote for Hillary, you must hate Women

Frankly, I love the smell of Desperation by Democrats in the Mornings....

Anonymous said...

The headline in this am Morning Call is quite disturbing. Is this the new America some have been speaking about?

Anonymous said...

I saw a campaign flyer stating, stop paying for things with borrowed money. Isn't that exactly what some Lehigh County Commissioners did with the recent budget amendment? Leading up to District elections, they want to give a one time minuscule tax rebate with borrowed money at the same time they discussed floating a bond for major capital improvements. How the hell is this fiscally responsible? Votes should NEVER be for sale, especially with borrowed dollars. Keep my $8 and spend it on public safety or Cedar Brook.

Anonymous said...

"With signs of the race trending Trump in the waning days of the campaign, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are tied in the Keystone state (46-46%, 2% Johnson, 1% Stein, 4% Undecided). Clinton has a steady lead with women (49% Clinton-44% Trump) while Trump has expanded his advantage with men (43-49%, 9/22: 42-44%). Independents prefer Trump (26-46%) but self-identified Moderates choose Clinton (57-31%)"

http://harperpolling.com/polls/pennsylvania-statewide-poll--11-2-3#PresidentTIE

Read it and weep Democrats

Anonymous said...

Hey Bernie, do the Trumpettes know this is about Gr4acedale? You would think they could read it in their teabags if you were not so clear about that.

Speaking of Gracedale the new "me and only me" politics of the right is why Gracedale was threatened with closure. Shame how selfish some people have become. Maybe they need a refresher course on why a civilized society is and some civics classes while we are at it.

Anonymous said...

"what a civilized society"

Bernie O'Hare said...

It's the weekend before the election, so I'll let everyone have their say. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Gracedale was never threatened with closure.

Santo Pal said...

When is Easton going to stop ducking NDGP?

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:37, for those who understand how these things work it was the same thing just dressed up sneakily.

Anonymous said...

10.45
harper polling?
from their site
"Our clients include numerous Members of Congress, the leading national Republican political organizations and party committees, state legislative caucuses, advocacy groups, corporations, and media organizations."

and
"The sample size for the survey is 504 likely voters in Pennsylvania and the margin of error is +/-4.4%."

based on telephone responses.
might as well just take a poll a rnc headquarters for all of it's value

Bernie O'Hare said...

While I agree with your criticism of this poll, I think Trump could win. Nate Silver's 538 is pretty cautious considering that 13% of the electorate is undecided.

Anonymous said...

Whose to say a Republican didn't make it appear a Republican's office was broken into, to reflect poorly on a Democrat and that a Democrat didn't burn a church to reflect poorly on a Republican?
As a Republican i would be pissed knowing a church, with a black congregation or otherwise, was burned as a show of support for my candidate.
Swastikas, etc,...? I'm not convinced these happened as we think. And of course with a GoFundMe of $150,000.00 quickly pouring in, it would show the support the Democrat church receives. And the anger directed toward the Republican supporters.

PippySqueek said...

Here is what the Kids are saying.
https://vote.studiesweekly.com/vote/results

Anonymous said...

Trump rally draws thousands of supporters in Hershey

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/mc-pa-trump-clinton-hershey-1104-20161104-story.html

I don't believe that Trump has to bus in government workers or union supporters. Tim Kaine had about a dozen people show up at Muhlenburg.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that limits the crowds at a Trump Rally is the size of the venue. There are always crowds of people who can't even get in that are bigger than the ones that Hillary Clinton has.

Yesterday in Florida, 10,000 people showed up to see Katy Perry and Beyonce. Hillary made a brief appearance. One has to wonder who the people came out to see?

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day local elections mean more to your daily life, but people will wait an hour to vote for President, but won't even vote during an off year municipal election, for people that actually do things you see in your town

If you only vote for President every 4 years and then don't vote any other time...

SHAME ON YOU AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO BITCH ABOUT LOCAL DECISIONS

Anonymous said...

And Pence had a bakers dozen show up to the Lehigh County GOP republicanfest

Anonymous said...

8:18 Local elections are very easy to decide whom to vote for. If they have a (R) next to their name, they get my vote. If they don't have it, then they don't get it. It's just that simple.

Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for the announcement that "Trump for President" was only a test to see just how gullible the American public really is. Can we pull the joke off the stage now and see someone who has enough mental maturity to be President?

Bernie O'Hare said...

"If they have a (R) next to their name, they get my vote. If they don't have it, then they don't get it. It's just that simple."

Actually, it is not that simple at all, but you apparently are.

Anonymous said...

I actually sent in the Gracedale comment about 3 weeks ago. Con't understand why it appears now, but, that's the media for ya....oh yeah, Trump/Pence. A vote for Hillary is a vote for One World Government / Globalism.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Assuming you are being honest, the comment was sent in on 10/21 at 6:43 pm. I took a break from Opinions Online last week, and explained that, and posted it today.

Anonymous said...

How about enough mental maturity to handle classified stuff properly? Say, how is that nasty little email scandal going for Hillary anyway? I'm sure it's all a great big misunderstanding. Can't wait for the Grand Coronation the Lame Stream Media keeps on gushing over!

Anonymous said...

Obama today, essentially encouraging illegal immigrants to vote.

Desperation is running wild with the Democrats it seems. Not surprised about this, this is why Obama opened the border up for the past eight years, and Hillary wants more illegals in the country to vote as well

Anonymous said...

Hillary Clinton says she's horrified by Donald J. Trump's disrespectful rhetoric...but she has no problem sharing the stage at her rally with Jay Z as he spouts profanities

Bernie O'Hare said...

That's hip hop and your failure to understand that form of art, and it is art, speaks to your own prejudice as well as that of the candidate you support.

Anonymous said...

During the performance, Jay Z was joined by his wife and pop phenom Beyonc√©. The pair danced while Jay Z sang lyrics to his 2013 hit “Holy Grail.”

“Now I got tattoos on my body. Psycho bitches in my lobby. I got haters in the paper, photo shoots with paparazzi. Can’t even take my daughter for a walk,” Jay Z sang. “If this is all you had to deal with. N*gga, deal with, this shit ain’t work. This light work, camera snappin’, my eyes hurt. N*ggas dying back where I was birthed. Fuck Your iris and the IRS. Get the hell up off your high horse. You got the shit that n*ggas die for, dry yours. Why you mad? Take the good with the bad. Or throw the baby out with that bath water.”

Art ? If you say so.... So Presidential by Hillary...

Anonymous said...

Would you be saying the same thing if Trump was at that..... performance ?

Anonymous said...

"If they have a (R) next to their name, they get my vote. If they don't have it, then they don't get it. It's just that simple."

Yeah that makes sense. That is what local voters did in Northampton County in 2013 and they got a 10% property tax increase from their tea party Republicans in their very first year. So, sure that makes sense???

Bernie O'Hare said...

1:06, Yes, Hip hop is art and the use of profanity is essential to that art form. Bigots don't get this, I understand.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Bern, but even the black community has for years tried to get that out of their youth culture .I remember seeing plenty of people protesting the use of the word bitch to refer to woman. Whatever the case, there are lot of rappers who don't condone this lazy BS .Public Enemy , very much one of the godfathers of the genre had songs about using the N word "I don't want to be called yo nigga" .Regardless of if it's art or not, it was stupid for Hillary to have them there if she was going to play that game.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You have no idea what you are talking about, likely bc you don't know any young people of color. I do, and the expression is used as one of familiarity, and among the young, it is used by all persons. It is also used very much in hip hop art, as are profanities. Some of that art is very moving, but you are a bigot, just like Trump.

Anonymous said...

Ah what did I say that makes me a bigot? I know what I am talking about more than you because I listen to rap and have for years. Again this has nothing to do with music itself really.But yeah I am a bigot why?

Anonymous said...

What if Donald Trump used the same language as JayZ Bernie? Would you say that's a good thing for a President ?

Bernie O'Hare said...

First, you speak for the "black community", but falsely represent them. Second, you have no idea how young people speak to each other, likely bc you have no children or grandchildren. Third, you refer to a form of art as "lazy," a common pejorative applied to persons of color. Fourth, you don't even understand Public Enemy. You may listen, and who knows if you are being honest bc you are anonymous, but do you hear? You slur the "performance" bc it was from ... black people talking like black people. So yeah, you're a bigot. We are all bigots, so don't get all bent out of shape. But you definitely are looking at this with an undercurrent of bigotry.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Donald Trump did not use it as an artist, except maybe a con artist. I am not discussing this with you any further until you have the respect to identify yourself and let the world know who you really are. I know.

Anonymous said...

Hello Professor Civics here,

People have been having all kinds of palpitations over the idea that if Clinton wins the election Donald Trump will not concede or accept the results. Fortunately the Constitution has anticipated that great dilemma. It DOESN"T MATTER!!! No one gives a shit if the loser concedes or not. It is irrelevant. The winner of the election will be sworn in as Precedent in January 2017, regardless of what the loser does or does not do.

Don't want to concede, Ok cause no one gives a shit and the Constitution does not give a shit either.

You are welcome! Class dismissed!

Anonymous said...

I am voting for national security and economic stability. I am voting for Clinton. Trumps false showmanship is not reality and would be devastating to foreign policy.

Anonymous said...

Gore conceded, then un-conceded. Then put this country through hell for a month trying to steal the election.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only person in these United States not to have access to Hillary's classified emails? Sure seems like it.

And many fine American rot in jail for lessor offenses than what Hillary has committed .

Anonymous said...

Hip Hop is not music. It is a regression back to the Stone Age when communication consisted of grunts and gestures. Hip hop is the enshrinement of ignorance and illiteracy by modern neanderthals.

In other words, Hillary supporters like JayZ and Beyonce

Anonymous said...

JayZ is everything that Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump to be.

Yet, she covets his support. I don't get it

Bernie O'Hare said...

That's bc you are a bigot.

Anonymous said...

9:32,
Depends on your political leanings. Many believe Bush stole the election by having it heard in SCOTUS, anticipating it would narrowly find in his favor and stop the recount. (5-4 Bush)

Anonymous said...

Trump is a compulsive liar. Everydays he shows up at a podium and barks out totsl lies and then cslls the media croocked for calling him on it. His latest lie was about NV poll suggestimg it was kept open for hours whike people were bused in. With cameras present, only those voters that were already in line by clising time were permitted to vote. Trump lies, trupm lies, trump lies. America IS great.

Anonymous said...

Bernie,
I have waited till now to read and write on opinions this weekend because mine was a no show! The circuses gloryhole gatherers and carnivals toilet brigade came out well this weekend.
REpublican redd
Will not be traveling with the circus nor carnival as this election has brought today's uglyness out in its true colours
None of the above R's or D's

Will you be at this weeks study of the budget studyin as one of the finer understudies of the three ring circus?

Anonymous said...

In an interview with Latino star Gina Rodriguez, Obama urged all American Latinos to vote, specifically Latino citizens who knew illegal immigrants or had illegal family members living in the United States.

http://www.popsugar.com/latina/Gina-Rodriguez-Interview-President-Obama-Mitu-42664193

Now we have the President Of the united States urging Illegal Aliens to break the law (as if they aren't breaking it by just simply being in the United States) and VOTe in our elections, which they are not entitled to do.

An illegal alien voting negates my Constitutional right as an American Citizen to vote. Obama hates Americans though so I'm really not surprised. So much for "There is no Democratic Voter Fraud" Bernie.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You are totally nuts. Your own link proves you are a liar. People who want to vote and who are entitled to vote need to vote. A person who votes IS A CITIZEN, as Obama noted. If a family member is undocumented. Obama argued that the family member who can legally vote should make his or her voice heard by voting. This is not fraud, but your attempt to suppress the vote is intimidation. Don't try it.

Peter J.Cochran said...

Hillery Hip Hop skit is faude ulate ,these people don't even pay taxes how would they know anything.

Anonymous said...

O'Hare it is surprising that as a white man you are not supporting Donald Trump. he is at least representing white America. Clinton has made it clear she is for Rappers and doesn't care about the white people. You have abandoned your own race.
Mr. Trump wants to help blacks and other ethnics by making America great again. He isn't against anyone but takers.

Anonymous said...

This race is not about any ethnicity it is about making America great again and how to di it. Mr. Trump wants to help the makers and stop the takers. He will protect people who work hard from those who just take and take. The Clintons have used public office to enrich themselves.