I am reading the Dec. 8 edition of the Rhino, Under the Hammer, and I will agree with Mr. Hammer 100 percent on the article that he has written. If anyone hasn’t read it, they need to read it. But I agree with him saying that the Democrats reelecting Nancy Pelosi to the minority leader tells you all you need to know about the Democratic Party. The nation’s moving on, and the Democratic Party is stuck in the mud. But, anyway, enjoy your paper. And thanks a lot. Bye.

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Well, Mr. Trump has already showing his true colors. He’s already filled his Cabinet with fat-cat billionaires and major campaign donors more than any president elected in recent history. Linda McMahon, the new head of Trump’s Small Business Administration gave the campaign almost $8 million. The new labor secretary donated a third of a million. This crowd doesn’t give a darn about Trump voters, America’s working men and women. You backed the wrong guy. I feel bad for you.

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I would say the Democratic Party has truly become despicable. They’re claiming now that Donald Trump was elected – this is in reference to the Harvard post-election meeting between the campaign managers – the Democrats are publicly stating that Donald Trump was elected off the back of white racists. This is how they now describe the people in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania who voted twice for Barack Obama. Suddenly now these same people are racists. And the Democratic Party doesn’t believe they’re out of touch. There is a reason they lost the election, because their value and philosophies totally mismatch reality.

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Obama’s final report card. Change: A+. Hope: F-.

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Good morning, Beep. Sitting here this morning looking at the talking heads on all the channels. And everybody is talking about how the Russians have hacked our voting systems and everything. I’ve got a great idea how you can fix that. It’s called voter ID. Have a nice Sunday. Thank you.

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Hey, Beep. Hello, Reid. I hope everyone on the Rhino staff from top to bottom has a merry Christmas. Thank you for another year of interesting reading. Sincerely, Southern Guilford and Otis.

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Isn’t it funny to watch the limp wristed college professor/community organizer wagging his finger at Russia’s hard man, Vladimir Putin? I’m sure the erstwhile KGB agent is quaking in his boots as you deliver your threat, in your best big boy voice – complete with signature pregnant pauses – that you will strike Russia at a time and place of your choosing. Hey Barry, you only have a couple weeks left to wave your big stick. And Teddy Roosevelt would counsel you to speak softly, bro, not run your mouth. What are you going to do anyway? Nuke Moscow? Maybe you’ll warn Vlad the lad that he had better not cross an imaginary red line you lay down, or else. Or else you will turn tail and run away when he steps over your line, like you did the last time you issued such a threat to a foreign leader, Assad of Syria. You’re pathetic, Barry; you have no credibility and the whole world is laughing at you. Just sign me off as An Independent Thinker.

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Rudy Giuliani is one of the top reasons, if not the top reason, I voted for Donald Trump. And my family voted for Donald Trump. If he’s not going to be secretary of state, which I can’t even imagine the calculus behind that decision, then he darn well better be attorney general.

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If the Democrats are still clueless as to why they got handed their heads on Election Day, I can sum it up for them in three words: Barack Hussein Obama. I just wish Jesse Helms could have lived to witness this election. I think I know what Jesse would say, and he would sum it up in three words too: Liberal, liberal, liberal.

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There was an old woman named Hill, and her creep of a husband named Bill. They were quite the pair, for a few years back there, but now they’re both going downhill.

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Yes, I would like to say what a pleasure it is to see Sandra Hughes back on channel 2. Maybe she can teach those other women to put something on their arms. We’re so tired to see those long bony arms hanging out their naked. Thank you.

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Yes, I’d like to thank the Social Security Administration for that big raise that they gave us this year. I ought to be able to go out and take the first airplane that leaves the airport and go to Martha’s Vineyard and spend a week. And, then, take it tomorrow and fly to China and stay a week. Since Obama has been in, he has taken more vacations than any president in the United States. I haven’t had a vacation in 15 years. And I hadn’t had any Social Security to put in my pocket.

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Good morning, Beep. Just kind of sitting here losing that warm fuzzy feeling for our QB, Cam Newton, especially when he’s dressing like a clown. Good morning.

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Good morning, Beep. It’s Monday and as usual on Yanceyville Street they’re running red lights and speeding. Anyway, I love your paper. But one thing, you had the Veterans Day Parade, and you had a Christmas Day Parade. How come they don’t have any white bands? Y’all don’t ever show any white people on these two parades. Just three or four standing in the left-hand corner. Don’t any of our schools have bands anymore to play? It’s all A&T. I wish A&T would move out of Greensboro myself, but can’t do that. Another thing, how is these people get by with pulling trailers with no tags? I’ve got two trailers. I have to pay taxes, and get tags on them every year. And these people pulling these lawnmowers and stuff and everything else, they don’t buy tags. I see one the other day that had one of the big trailers like hauling a motor or something, a backhoe. No tags. If the policemen would get out of Biscuitville and out of their offices up on 16th Street and start patrolling some of these streets like they’re supposed to …

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Today I cancelled the News & Record. Have had enough of their garbage. Susan Ladd is a racist, left-wing socialist with her constant ranting and railing. Good riddance.

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Where does Susan Ladd teach? She does not deserve to teach anywhere except in Russia, China or Cuba.

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Hello. Just a couple of points about the most-recent election. I find it interesting that the Democrats concern about the Electoral College didn’t seem to start until after the election. Why weren’t they complaining about the Electoral College prior to the election? My second point has to do with the story on fake news. The problem with fake news is that it is particularly hard to combat when one of the candidates themselves is perpetrating it. Let’s not forget that one of the candidates claimed to have landed under sniper fire, to have not used a private email server for sending classified documents, and only having one private server for sending classified documents.

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In response to Chuck Mann’s letter to the editor in the Dec. 8 issue about ban the Klan. Obviously, he forgot what happened on Nov. 3, 1979, when a bunch of people were screaming ban the Klan, and death to the Klan. Have a great day.

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It’s Monday night, Dec 12. And Fox News is threshing this out about the Electoral College. The Democrats are sore losers. They will not give up. Telling how you owe it to the people to tell what went on. While we’re on the subject of what the government owes to the people, they owed it to the people when Susan Rice went on telling about the great big lie about Benghazi. Everybody in the Obama administration knew that was a lie, including Hillary Clinton. That’s the reason Hillary didn’t go on. She knew it was a lie. And every time they tried to bring it up and talk about it they said, we done went over this. We done went over this. They are sore losers. They’ll never get over it. As quick as Jan. 20 can come, I’ll really be glad.

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Hi. I’m calling about the election that just took place with Donald Trump. Everybody is trying to – the Clintons just cannot handle the fact that he won, and they’re blaming it on Russia now. It’s time for us to get past it. The American people have spoken, and it’s time for everybody to give back the therapy dogs and put back the Playdough and everything and get moving. This is ridiculous. You know, we’ve had to deal with Obama for eight years. We had to deal with him being in office, being on TV every time you turned around and all this. Now it’s time for them to deal with our candidate. And we’re sick of it. You know? It’s a shame that these grown people are acting this way.

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I completely understand. I would need therapy, too, if Hillary Clinton had been elected.

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I was just curious that the restaurants that are all remodeling on High Point Road got some kind of taxpayer-funded incentive to remodel on High Point Road or Gate City Boulevard, whatever you want to call it now. Same old cruddy road, but trying to make all the restaurants look better. Just curious about that section.

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Good morning, Beep. Yeah, I was going out early this morning. And, of course, on Yanceyville all the fools were out running red lights and speeding. But I didn’t see any policemen. I guess they were all eating somewhere. I saw they had a wreck at Yanceyville and Cornwallis yesterday. Five police cars. Of course, somebody run the red light going the speed. Crossed the curb and went several feet and run into fence, speeding or doing something wrong. But there were five police cars. They don’t patrol school zones. They surely don’t patrol the roads, because people are crazy now on the road. And if that police chief would get off his duff, and that’s mildly speaking, and get these police officers back to work, all he’s got to do is holler Ms. Nancy Vaughan, and she’ll shut up. Let him do his job. Somebody needs to do something about these streets. Thank you very much. Have a good day.

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College professors, they want to call illegal immigrants undocumented people. So I guess when a person commits a crime, are we going to call them a confused troublemaker? Geez, give me a break.

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I just read in the paper that the Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers. You know what? This would be a good job for the Black Lives Matter group and all the other troublemaker protestors out there. They could be doing something positive by ringing the bell, bringing in the money for the Salvation Army.

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Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia. That’s a direct quote folks. In fact, the Trump organization has been in bed up to their necks with Russia financially for years. Now Russia is waging cyberwar on us, and Trump tries to blow it off like it’s something Hillary is making up. Plus, he’s just nominated Putin’s buddy, Tillerson, for secretary of state. Republicans, you won’t listen to me. So, ask Mitch McConnell what he thinks.

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Psalm 146:3-5 says: Do not put your trust in princes nor in a son of man in whom there is no help. His spirit departs. He returns to his earth. In that very day, his plans perish. Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for help, whose hope is in the lord.

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Donald Trump has been elected our new president. What a wonderful day for our country. What when you felt the country was gone, somebody steps in to save the day. People are asking themselves, and asking each other, how did this happen? Well, I’ll tell you why. The American people are sick and tired of seeing their heritage, their culture, their traditions and their religion stripped away by the Democrats with their anti-God, anti-American platform. That’s what. That’s why he was elected. They’re tired of the moralists’ agenda that the Democrats continue to cram down everyone’s throat. The country stood up and said no to the liberals and no to the Democrats.

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Hi. I’m calling about the celebrities that are trying to get the electors to change their mind about Donald Trump. They’re saying anybody but Donald Trump. I think, you know, it’s a shame that these celebrities that we, the American people, have made famous by spending our money going to see them at concerts, paying our money to go see them at the movies and buying their music, and so forth and so on, have made them famous by doing that are coming out and rebuking us, basically, by saying we don’t know what we’re doing, because we voted for Donald Trump. He’s got 306 votes to Hillary Clinton’s 200 and some. And they’re coming out in numbers on TV saying, electors, vote your conscience. Do this. Do that.

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Yeah, what’s the profit margin on a child’s education these days at a charter school? Um, and are the board members of these charter schools, are they in positions of political power that would allow them to advance charter schools at the cost of hurting public schools? Because that doesn’t seem right to me. Um, it’s crazy to me for you to sit here and respond to my last thing and say, does a parent have to send their child to a charter school? No, they don’t. They sure don’t. But just like in public schools, I don’t have any kids in any schools, but I can go and get every bit of information and all the transparency I need from public schools as to where my taxpayer dollar is going that I cannot get from a charter school. And it’s going in somebody’s pocket. That’s the problem.

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Let’s just say I’ve got $100 for a child’s education. How much comes off the top before the child gets a single bit of education at charter schools? How much comes off the top? How much of that $100 is reduced? Because the kid is losing out on something so that somebody teaching puts something in their pocket. There are some things that are not capitalistic. Public education is one of them.

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Well, I guess next, Obama, you’ll be blaming my two dogs for Hillary Clinton’s loss since I’m a Republican, that makes them Republicans. So, you pet owners, you better watch out. They’re coming for you.

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Hey, Yostie. That Dec. 8 column when you gave out your awards for the top stories of the year from the News & Record. Well, sir, how in the world did you overlook the award-winning article from Susan Ladd and Leonard Pitts? Shame on you for not mentioning those two wonderful journalists. Ha, ha.

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It’s Saturday, Dec. 17. And they got people in Camp Butner that’s never going to get out that’s got more sense, more intelligence, than some of the people that’s wanting to stop the electoral process where they won’t vote for Trump on Monday. I don’t know what they can be thinking about. This country had an election. Trump won. That’s the end of it. He’s going to be our president for the next four years. Did they not go to school? Martin Sheen, who I thought had good sense. No wonder Charlie Sheen gets in the most trouble with somebody like that leading him. Talking about don’t vote for Trump. Vote for somebody else. Just don’t vote for him. I’ve never heard such an crazy thing from somebody who is supposed to have good sense. They’re crazy. They’re in bad mental shape. They need something. One thing would be confinement.

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Hey, I don’t care what anybody has to say about Trump. He did do two good things. He eliminated the Bushes and he eliminated the Clintons from our government. Thank you. Now if they would just hush up and go on, and leave, lay down, something, just be quiet. Thank you.

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I am sitting here watching Fox News and Obama on there whining about the election, sitting there talking about he told Russia to cut it out over the hacking. It’s absolutely amazing. Then he comes up and tells 39 percent of the Republicans admire Putin. What’s the big deal? They need somebody to admire, because they can’t surely admire him. He’s had eight years in the White House and he’s done nothing but lie to the American people each and every opportunity he got. He’s destroyed race relations between the whites and the blacks, and especially law enforcement and the black community. He’s absolutely never taken up and walked up to the podium and said, stop the violence. Quit attacking police officers.

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Hey, John. I don’t know how much running around town you do in an automobile. But if you do very much, I’m sure you’ve seen all these red-light runners. I tell you, none of them would get to read this, because I know they can’t tell colors. So, I know they can’t read. But they’re going to wind up getting somebody killed out there the way they’re running red lights. I don’t know what can be done about it, but it sure is a shame that people are foolish. They don’t realize they can be mangled up and paralyzed for life and be in a wheelchair or either dead. But they sure ought to start observing the law and stopping on the red before they kill me, and I don’t like that at all. So, you have a good day and a merry Christmas.

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I just wanted to let people know that last week Time Warner Cable just took off their TV Guide channel 42. And I contacted them about how am I supposed to find what the programs are going to be, and they told me I needed to go online. I tried that for a week. And it’s extremely inconvenient to get up and go to the computer every hour or so and decide which programs I want to watch. Just want to let Time Warner Cable know, they need to put back the TV channel on their program. Thank you.

 

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