The Conning Of Trump Voters

You voted for Trump because Hillary Clinton was going to be in Wall Street's pocket. Trump wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and eliminate the Fiduciary Rule, letting Wall Street return to its pre-2008 ways. You voted for Trump because you thought the...

Calling Out the Deplorables

To those who are voting for Donald Trump: How do you reconcile any of what Trump stands for with what the United States of America is all about? . We should all think long and hard about Hillary Clinton's throwaway line condemning and dismissing...

Clinton is Right About Trump Supporters

This week Matt Lauer was subject to withering criticism for his ineffectual interrogation of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In a litany of complaints, one rose above all—Lauer’s failure to challenge Trump’s mendacious claim that he opposed the Iraq...

The Consequences of Deplorables

If you are a white, Christian, employed gun owner, it is fair for you to ask your Democratic representative or senator — or any Democratic candidate — if they consider you to be in the “basket of deplorables.”  There is no doubt in my mind that when...

The Cowardice Of Donald Trump

I've known this all along. Most of America has known this all along. Trump just did this with the Mexican President. He'll probably call Hillary Clinton "Crooked Hillary" during the debates, but that's only because he doesn't think he'll get her vote....

Take Back the House, Democrats. Please.

"The Democratic Party comp seems poised to recapture its Senate majority this year, but the House is a different matter. Many warn that the current 61-seat Republican majority, much of it achieved by post-2010 gerrymandering, has made flipping the...

Trump's Hot Air Balloon Is Ripping

Donald Trump's supporters can pretend otherwise, but deep down they must know the truth: Trump has been playing them for fools all along.      All that bluster about creating a "deportation force" to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and...

Bradley Cooper Causes Wing Nut Heads To Explode

Bradley Cooper was in attendance at the DNC. Wing nuts are acting like they were kicked in the balls. I love it! Do they actually think actors and actresses check to make sure the characters they portray have the same religion, political views, sexual...

Texas Abortion Law Struck Down

SCOTUS got it right. No specifics yet   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/27/supreme-court-strikes-down-texas-abortion-law.html?intcmp=hpbt1

What's Going On?

Is anybody else getting "404 Not Found" messages when clicking on notifications or something from console.swirl.com that says your browser is not supported? Sometimes I can't even get5 Thoughts to open up. Currently, IE, Edge, and Firefox won't get me...

New OT Rules

This is great news for many overworked and underpaid salaried employees. If you're paid a salary as a manager and have to cover shifts when hourly employees don't show up, you'll finally get just compensation.

Death In The Girls Restroom

We're worried about transgender people? What about mean girls? . http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/3-girls-charged-in-fatal-delaware-school-restroom-fight/ar-BBsQ859?li=BBnb7Kz . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6r4sI7oI8M

Michael Slager Released

Slager is the cop who shot and killed Walter Scott as he ran from his car following a traffic stop. Slager faces a murder charge as a result. The judge in the case set the trial date for October 31, 2016. Circuit Judge Newman, the same judge who...

Obama Has Done It!

"President Obama’s seven year quest to salvage the U.S. economy from the damage done to it by his predecessor George W. Bush has been an overwhelming success, according to the United States Treasury Department. Obama took over as President at a time...

Caucus Experience

We've lived in Iowa for a few months more than thirteen years and tonight we caucused for the first time. My wife and I caucused for Hillary and she was chosen to be a delegate for Hillary at the Polk County convention. She will officially cast her...

Government Spying

I think monitoring private communications is wrong. Phone calls, texts, emails are all private and Americans are guaranteed privacy in the Constitution. If the government wants access to those types of communication, they should get a warrant, but...

This Is An Outrage

I don't know what to call this. This woman got five years...maybe...if she doesn't get early release. The woman's husband turned her in. Yay for him. Before she goes to jail, the court should allow the mother of this child fifteen minutes alone in a...

Obamacare's Killin' Me

Open enrollment for next year's insurance plans is this month and the premiums for my medical insurance and my dental insurance have skyrocketed! The combined increase for the two is $3.65!!! WTF? I'm calling Joni Ernst and I'm gonna have her repeal...

Mike Huckabee: Whackadoodle Of The Day

Mike Huckabee says legalizing same-sex marriage will criminalize Christianity. Say what? No ruling by any court will force churches of any faith, including Christianity, to perform same-sex marriages. The president of the Southern Baptist Convention...