Editor,

I’m so proud of our President Biden. He is the only U.S. president that has the brains and guts to get our country out of a 20-year long “forever war” in Afghanistan. Trump couldn’t do it. In fact, Trump screwed up the ending of the war and the evacuation of American and allied troops and personnel, by the weak agreement he signed with the Taliban. To me, once Osama bin Laden was killed, for his part in the ‘9/11’ attacks on America in 2001, the Afghanistan war should’ve been over then. But, “war hawk” Republicans wanted to keep the war going. Why? Because many of the U.S. military bases and military/defense plants are located in Republican controlled states with low wages, in the southeastern part of the United States. Without those military bases open and the military/defense plants going, the Republican governors of those states would not know how to maintain sustainable economies.

Perhaps now, we all can get together and concentrate on ending the COVID-19 pandemic once and for all.

Michael Oberg

San Mateo

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Jorg

Mike, Rel, Tafhdyd, Tommy Tee, and others on the sane side: I have a hard time deciding what Republicans have become, - dishonest, un-patriotic, un-American, disloyal, - or simply too stupid to grasp the damage they do by working so hard against any Democratic administration. Instead, they support blindly the last two disastrous Republican administrations we got stuck with, in addition to others without neither a clue to what’s good for the country, nor any interest beyond their own selfishness. It is quite apparent that Republicans have nothing of value to offer anymore. Instead, they are willing to do anything just to hang on to some undeserved power, mainly supported by voters who don’t know what they are doing to the country and its inhabitants.

Terence Y

Blah, blah, blah, same old hackneyed fake news and lies. Speaking of nothing of value, we all notice you and your supposedly sane side have nothing positive to say about treasonous Biden. Instead, it’s living in the past and being dishonest, un-patriotic, un-American, and not knowing what you’re doing to the country or its inhabitants. BTW, how about those signs greeting dementia Joe in Michigan today?

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Poor old fella. Jorg is in need of some love. Everyone pitch in.

Ray Fowler

Wilfredo...

If Jorg wants to dance, he will have to pay the fiddler. I responded to his post. It was not a shot across the bow, but rather capping the T...

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Mr. Fowler,

Jorg is fond of saying people like me are stupid followers. But it is he that mindlessly believes what the media presents as fact to their audiences. Lacking or possibly not remembering the education he so proudly professes to command, he can only regurgitate propaganda he consumes. Join me if you care, indulging the poor old fella. He aches for companionship and plaudits. Even if not deserved.

Ray Fowler

Wilfredo... I can't figure out whether Jorg is supposed to be Statler or Waldorf.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Mr. Fowler,

I favor Statler. Thanks for providing a well timed laugh. Jorg says he likes good quotes about stupidity. Maybe he'll like this one as much as I did.

"It's hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it's d*mn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person." Bill Murray

Ray Fowler

100%, classic 100%

Tafhdyd

The old Republican party was hijacked by the Tea Party crowd because of the attitude of " Oh, that sounds like fun" and they started to go downhill much faster than they were. Then they were hijacked by the bible thumpers, white supremacists, and xenophobic gullible Trump supporters which finished them off. They are only the party of NO. No testicular fortitude, no spine, nothing to offer for the good of the country, just oppose anything from the other side of the aisle and push anything that will fatten the pockets of the rich.

When the ACA was passed during Obama's first term they said they would block it, repeal it and have something better. After ten years they come up with nada. They had six years to prepare and when Trump won, not only did they have nothing to put on the table, they didn't even have a table.

The Democrats have messed up a number of things when they have been in office but even shooting themselves in the foot and hobbling around missing their toes they do more for America than the Republicans.

Ray Fowler

Jorg...

More satire from the left! Wow... it always comes back to someone on the right side of the aisle going backwards in time. Jorg... it's 2021... let's deal with the issues of the day.

So, Republicans and anyone else who didn't vote for Joe are "dishonest, un-patriotic, un-American, disloyal" and stupid. If that's the case, how do you explain Joe's approval rating slipping from 57 points six months ago to 43 about three weeks ago? According to Gallup, that's about 17 points lower than all Democratic Party presidents for the past 60 years measure at this time of their presidencies. .

Oh, it gets better... that 43% approval rating? Well, 53% of those polled disapprove of Joe's performance... that's a majority. Even if you give Joe the 4% of those surveyed with no opinion, the majority still disapprove of what he's doing in office.

I know what you're thinking... those numbers don't mean anything... they're just Republicans skewing the results. Whoa, cowboy! Among Democrats, Joe's rating has dropped 8 points. What do you make of that? It only dropped 5 points for Republicans. But here is the most telling stat in the Gallup report... the approval rating for Independents dropped from 61 to 37% Jorg... that's 24 points in six months. You know... those "dishonest, un-patriotic, un-American, disloyal" and stupid Independents. 2022 can't get here fast enough...

I've said this before... Jorg, someone is not "dishonest, un-patriotic, un-American, disloyal" and stupid just because they do not share your personal point of view.

Jorg

Ray: So, what? That Republicans are against a Democratic president is nothing new, no matter what good he/she may do. And that more and more Democrats become impatient, like the Republicans want, should also be understood. Doesn’t mean they want Trump back! He has shown the vast majority of us that he is not only completely incompetent, but extremely dangerous. That doesn’t mean a darn thing to Republicans, as long as they can prevent a Democratic administration from succeeding, which they have shown they aren’t able to.

edkahl

Trump didn't bungle leaving Afghanistan - Biden did. Trump had gotten troop levels down to 2,200 without any causalities in the past 18 months. Biden handed the Taliban billions worth of US military weapons that should have been recovered or destroyed. Biden humiliated the US with his ineptitude.

Tommy Tee

Great letter, Mr. Oberg!

Terence Y

It’s nice to know the rabid left considers treason to be an accomplishment, and that they’re proud treasonous Biden is a global embarrassment. Of course, when there are no real accomplishments, what else can they point to? Sorry, Mr. Oberg, you’ll need to try again to list an accomplishment patriots would actually be proud of.

Jorg

Terence! Y don't you try to educate yourself by paying attention? This may help, - perhaps: http://www.drurymirror.org/2021/03/30/the-biden-administrations-top-ten-accomplishments-in-the-first-100-days/

Perhaps not ...

Terence Y

Jorg, did you bother to educate yourself and read your link? Out of your list of “accomplishments” you consider getting back into the boondoggle Paris Climate Agreement and the corrupt WHO as accomplishments? Those guys will accept anyone they can con into giving them money. Writing four executive orders regarding divisive social justice garbage, three memos which pay lip service, and convening one meeting among a few people to be an accomplishment? Um, how exactly do any of those actions actually promote America First, or help the American people? I can see the fleecing of the American taxpayer, but those are dubious accomplishments. Please try again, but this time, confirm they’re real accomplishments before responding. Thanks in advance.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

Why are you such a hypocrite? Your complaint about Paris and WHO, " Those guys will accept anyone they can con into giving them money." is the backbone and motto of Trump and how he plays his gullible followers. Have you found a mirror lately? The only reason he keeps hyping the next election and fraud etc. is because fools will believe him and send more money for him to skim for his own pocket. BTW, how are you doing with your bamboo fibers?

Terence Y

Taffy, I see you’re flustered again since you’ve gone back to your mirror shtick – and then trying to change the subject because you have no coward-in-chief Biden accomplishments. Don’t forget, your jealousy aside, that our great President Trump is a billionaire, so he doesn’t really need any money, but we support because we believe in America. BTW, how IS your panda diet study? And how are you doing researching the research on the effectiveness of HCQ and Ivermectin treatments for COVID? You’d better get a giddy-up because a few more have been added to the database and your homework is piling up. Or have you accepted their conclusions – effective treatments. It’s okay, you don’t have to answer – your silence on the subject is deafening.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

I am sure you know the saying that a fool and his money are soon parted. How much did you send Donald this week? As for your fish fungus and parasite meds, in your case I am sure they would be of benefit. BTW, how are you doing on your bamboo fibers?

Terence Y

Taffy, I’m familiar with the saying but you should direct it at all those donors who contributed $1 billion to Crooked Hillary’s epic failure. I guess you’re ruing the day you asked me for links, as I’ve again proved your talking points are bunk and another epic failure. Maybe if you did your homework, but you know as well as I do, you’re arguments are built on a house of cards and Terence-bot has blown your house down. BTW, how IS your panda diet study doing? No appreciable results to summarize? Like treasonous Biden?

Jorg

And what a positive contrast to Trump! President Biden, from a modest background, has come out of personal tragedies as a better and more caring individual. Trump was born and raised in luxury, and never developed a fiber of concern for anyone but himself. Despite a constant target of insults, Biden works for the country, battling the mess his predecessor left, just like President Obama. Trump works mainly for himself and is the source of insults and the cause of much of the mess we’re in, shamelessly faking religion to get the gullible evangelicals to support him, the worst liar we have ever had in the WH. How could anyone have such low regard for the US presidency that they found Trump worthy?

Dirk van Ulden

Jorg - your predictable rant is absurd. Exactly what mess is Biden battling? Open the borders for all, destroying our energy independency? Coming up with a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill that will not cost anything? A son who clearly was dealing with the CCP and Biden telling us that he was not aware? There is too much happening but as long as you and your fellow travelers are in denial, this country will continue its precipitous decline. Long live inflation and tax increases, all because of the mess that Biden is battling? Perhaps Trump lied but at least those lies did not affect our everyday life as Biden's inane statements do.

Rel

Dirk, most of the time one can ignore your rantings as a rabid rightie without a conscience. But saying Trump's lies did not effect our everyday lives? Really? Several hundred needless lives lost because his downplaying the pandemic (it'll be over in a couple of weeks" come to mind) would beg to differ. Messes Biden is, or has been, battling: Covid vaccinations; climate change; tax bills for the rich that DO cost us something; respect for the rules of law and diplomacy; clean energy; and yes, infrastructure.

Dirk van Ulden

Rel - let's blame the China virus on Trump? Isn't he the only world leader who made it possible to have vaccines available? All Biden had to do was to continue what Trump put in place. Oh, I forgot, since Biden became president, nobody has died of COVID 19. Yes Biden is respecting the rule of law alright, he is violating laws as we speak by leaving our southern border unguarded, allowing illegal aliens in and distributing them to states without even asking for permission. His CDC is telling us to wear a mask and get vaccinated but is allowing these illegals to roam freely. Those are just a few of his missteps. Diplomacy, don't make me laugh unless you have already forgotten the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan without even consulting with his allies. It caused the UK parliament for the first time ever to condemn the US. Meanwhile the CCP leaders were laughing in our top diplomat Blinken's face during his first meeting. Rel, you've got to be kidding. This is not a rant but an avalanche of Biden's failures after only 9 months.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Rel,

I'm sure you meant to say ...lives needlessly lost..

Rel

Dirk, no one blames the China virus on Trump. However, we can blame the HANDLING of the virus on him. Thousands of lives were needlessly lost because of his knowledge in downplaying it. Your comment on "the only world leader who made the vaccines possible" is laughable on two counts. One, it took years to get the technology in place for vaccines to be effective as they are now through the DNA/RNA process. Trump was effective in bringing the vaccines to the masses quicker. Two, you mean the vaccines the right refuse to take because of the infringement on their personal freedoms? The right is the very definition of stupid to brag about fast delivery of vaccines they refuse to take!

The withdrawal from Afghanistan was clumsy, but it was not a disaster. We are finally out of a war which long ago should have been terminated. Here’s what Biden accomplished: he extended the deadline for withdrawal by four months without incident, he evacuated 99.9% of Americans out of Afghanistan, he ended the war, and through all of this the only loss of American lives came from one ISIS-K suicide bomber. All this despite the fact that Trump had already completely surrendered to the Taliban earlier in February. We can be thankful now that money and lives are now being saved from a useless war.

Ray Fowler

Rel

You wrote, "The withdrawal from Afghanistan was clumsy, but it was not a disaster." You're half right... it was clumsy.

Terence Y

Blah, blah, blah, same old Democrat talking points. Sorry, Rel, there's no way you can spin treasonous Biden's actions as an accomplishment.

Ray Fowler

Q. How could anyone have such low regard for the US presidency that they found Trump worthy?

A. Hillary

Jorg

Ray: The majority of us, including me and everyone I know, knew that Hillary would be a far better choice. Trump himself proved us right!

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Jorg,

Of course she would have been better than Trump. Lest you forget, while she wasn't baking cookies she was defending her pervert husband by blaming his "peccadillos" on a vast right wing conspiracy. Those dastardly right wingers!!!

Ray Fowler

Jorg

One minute and forty seconds... that's all http://www.viewpure.com/Prls6Iz3B3E

Ray Fowler

Jorg

One minute and forty seconds... that's all http://www.viewpure.com/Prls6Iz3B3E

Jorg

Ray: Oh, thank you very much! That explains it all! Now I understand, - perhaps more than you realize.

Wilfred Fernandez Jr

Dang, was that Jorg I saw in the clip? He's everywhere!!! The right wingers are doomed, thanks to our friendly berserker.

Jorg

Ray: The translation a bit frivolous, wouldn't you think? Or, didn't you notice? Never had German in school?

Ray Fowler

Jorg

Actually, I did study German in high school... many, many years ago. Based on your response, I'm guessing there is no word for "satire" in Norwegian.

Jorg

Ray: Oh, yes, satire is popular “over there”, even using the same word, although pronounced differently. However, if introduced in a discussion, it is a sigh that one either doesn’t take the exchange seriously, or that you are out of arguments and have lost!

Ray Fowler

Jorg

The video calls into question Hillary's use of a private server and the destruction of thousands of emails while she was Secretary of State in a humorous way. That's all.

Based on your logic... Alec Baldwin satirized the Trump presidency because he did not take Trump seriously. I'm not sure I follow your line of reasoning as I'm fairly confident ol' Alec was very serious about his opposition to Trump.

Hillary's escapades are the source of humor... that humor is not a sign that an argument re: her train wreck of a campaign is "lost." (Hillary lost.)

So, Jorg... you can have the last word. Throw some humor into the discussion... you have in the past.

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." Mark Twain

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