“She hates businesses and everyone knows that they don't create jobs. Only government can create jobs. They do so with the tax dollars they get from the greedy rich people's magic money sacks. I don't know where that money comes from, probably from the government. Government is the solution to every problem. Yay government!”
FoundersWereConservative on Jun 2, 2014 at 21:24:48
“EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!! That is soooooooooooooo funny!
The 16th Amendment is going to bankrupt America! Since the time it passed, the cost of running government has jumped from 10% of GDP to a mind-boggling 45% of GDP. That is an astonishing spike, but the Dems still want more and lament that the "do nothing" GOP Congress is not "compromising."
We would be so much better off with a limited government (as the Framers intended) with lower taxes and more capital in the private sector where it is used much more wisely than "central planners" could ever achieve.
It has become a sad, sad, joke that will destroy the American Dream for future generations!
“The comment structure that you and I are currently commenting on will no longer be available on any new article. It's switching to a Facebook exclusive format, which basically means, our accounts, our usernames, our friends and fans, are no more. We won't be able to comment unless we agree to have our Facebook names, accounts and employers publicly displayed by each post. Even if you have fake account there has been mass tech glitches, we will no longer receive on-site notifications if someone responds to our comments and Facebook has not been informing posters when they receive a reply. And they gave us less than 2 days notice of all this. One poster did an analysis and found that the Facebook format only had 10% of the comments of the normal threads because what fun is it debating with a real name, and pictures of grandchildren. Even if you account is private your friends and family information is available. In other words, there is no longer supposed to be any Huffpost comment threads, just Facebook comment threads.”
“Hi. I've been contacting a few of the friends on here who I've interacted with more frequently to thank them for everything. Your posts have always been insightful and a breath of fresh air. You made the lion's den worthwhile. I can deal with the death threats, but I can't subject my family and friends to that. Thanks for the covering fire all these years and good luck.”
GoldwaterKid on Jun 1, 2014 at 16:23:21
“It's been a moment we all knew was going to be happening. About a year and half ago many of us started noticing that when you googled a topic that was on HP that our posts were there as if a fact of interest. That is when the old times started leaving.
I wanted to stay as long as I could and here we are. I too have seen my person FB Page show up here on the FB Comment section, which it never should have.
Thanks for all the backup and support on topics. We all have great points and when you put them all together it's very powerful.
Most here don't realize that if you question what our Government is doing, then you are not in the "IN CROWD" here on HP. We have been posting 100 to One, which meant we actually all cared to take the time about an open conversation.
“Glad I found this comment. I'm afraid I'm going to have to leave with the masses tomorrow. I can deal with the hatred and threats thrown at me, but I can't risk my friends and family. I'm contacting a few of the "warriors" who I interacted with more frequently, like yourself. You helped make the lion's den worthwhile. Thanks for the covering fire and good luck.”
GregCampNC on Jun 1, 2014 at 20:40:33
“Same to you, my friend. Keep up the good fight, wherever you are.”
“I'm leaving with the exodus. I'm just posting messages to some of the comrades in arms that I've interacted with more frequently letting them know and wishing them luck. You made the lion's den more bearable. Best of luck.”
“Hey dude. I'm rolling out with the exodus tomorrow, since Huffpo has decided to destroy itself. I can handle death threats, but I'm not going to risk my family and friends. I just wanted to thank you for intelligent posts and for the covering fire from time to time. Best of luck.”
“Hello friend. With the virtual disbanding of Huffpo tomorrow I'm probably going to disappear with a lot of the others in the exodus. Just wanted to say you always had insightful, intelligent comments and that you were always a good ally here in the lion's den. Best of luck.”
DontAxeMeBro on Jun 1, 2014 at 18:31:22
“Likewise my friend....I've enjoyed your more than valiant attempts to educate the un-educatable.”
“Just wanted to let you know, I'm leaving Huffpo with the exodus tomorrow. Death threats don't bother me, but I can't have my family easily traceable by the hoardes on here. You were always a good ally and an insightful poster. Best of luck.”
hobbesjd on Jun 2, 2014 at 03:35:53
“ok, did i miss something going on HP that is going to cause this exodus?”
Paul Denver on Jun 1, 2014 at 19:40:42
“You and everyone, else, it would seem. Be good, Raisin!”
“Hi. With the impending exodus I'm just trying to let a few of the friends I interact with more regularly know that I'm probably not going to posting after tomorrow. I can deal with death threats to a pseudonym but my family and friends come first. Just wanted to thank you for the insightful comments and all the assistance here in the lion's den. Good luck.”
Sabrina Gray on Jun 1, 2014 at 18:00:49
“:) Thanks, I am joining the mass exodus well, if you want, hit me up on FB, it's the same name. I also appreciate the support that you have given me as well.”
“I'm going to miss all yall. This is the equivalent of requiring blacks in the south to post their names and addresses in the local paper if they registered to vote. As a conservative on Huffpo I've learned more than a fair share about my own views through spirited debate and providing covering fire for my friends on here. I doubt I'll be posting much if at all after tomorrow. Just wanted to thank you and my other comrades in verbal arms here for all the fun, support, and mostly the information. Exchanging ideas is how we learn. Apparently the center really can't hold anymore.”
May 30, 2014 at 21:19:15
“Farms, the railroads, houses were based on slavery? The Shenandoah Valley had no slaves, because it was the mountains, and President Lincoln ordered Sheridan to make that valley, so barren that a crow would have to pack a lunch. That is not a slave economy.”
May 30, 2014 at 21:16:16
“The federal government has victimized and dehumanized practically everyone dude. They burned a church filled with women and children to the ground over a tax dispute. 99% of Americans deserve some kind of compensation for perceived wrongs. But government isn't a piggy bank where every person with a chip on their shoulder gets to claim a deduction.”
May 30, 2014 at 16:23:47
“lolz. I agree, all former slaves should get a reparations check.”
jbp3 on May 30, 2014 at 19:31:29
“But none of their descendants......”
hjo4 on May 30, 2014 at 16:41:10
“The intentional disenfranchisement and psychological damage done to American Black citizens runs deeper than slavery. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement this government with a strong assist from the American voter intentionally harmed American Black citizens thru laws, practices and policies. We are living with the ramifications of that today. To claim harm was done to American Blacks by our government and no recompense is due is to dehumanize American Black citizens and to continue to believe we are not equal and we are should not be made whole as others are like Native and Japanese Americans.”
May 30, 2014 at 16:06:32
“I'm a southerner. The federal government violently destroyed like 75% of our infrastructure and GDP. After 50 years, we started to rebuild, attracting manufacturing jobs with our only competitive advantage (hard work and low-cost labor) only to have the federal government again destroy our competitive advantage by passing a wage floor that does not take local costs of living in to account. I am statistically more likely to be poor and statistically more likely to be passed over for a job because of my accent and its all because the federal government caused inherent structural problems before I was even born. Where are my reparations? This idea that people who are "disadvantaged" because of stuff that happened before any of us were born is ridiculous.”
GrandmothersRock on May 30, 2014 at 17:46:02
“Because they were enslaving and torturing/cutting off feet, and beating with whips and even LINCOLN couldn't allow that.”
MTY INDACHI on May 30, 2014 at 16:14:47
“that's because your infrastructure and GDP was based on bondage and wage theft...the federal government didn't go far enough. every former slave owner should have been put to death.”
ackridgek on May 30, 2014 at 16:13:29
“Your, avatar, tells me and anyone with an ounce of sense every thing we need to know about you....rs.”