Editor: Having voted in presidential elections for a few decades, I want to share my thoughts. I used to vote, “for the person.” Especially when, no matter what they said, after they got in office, they seemed to have forgotten all of their campaign promises. After all, they has a lot of backers that paved their way to the win, so they had to be so careful that they didn’t get very far in four years.

Then 2016 happened. Here was an outsider, an egomaniac to boot, but what was he saying? The things that my whole household was saying. A lot of things were wrong and they needed to be fixed. On top of that, he didn’t need the job. He certainly was not in it for the money, having plenty himself. Shoot, even he refused the measly amount set up for his salary. So, I decided to take a chance, lo and behold! Not only has he kept his campaign promises, he found a few other items that needed attention.

Now, we are in 2020. For once, I’m voting the platform. The ideologies of the two main parties today couldn’t be further apart. Personally I believe in working for a living. Which is to say, I believe in Capitalism. I don’t believe people benefit from sustained hand-outs. When the economy is good, people like me are much more inclined to be generous in helping out the less fortunate.

I refuse to believe that people who live in poverty want to rely on the government to pay their way (Socialism). They want a job.

So, I’m voting once again for Trump! I could care less about how he wears his hair, how he tweets, what he tweets. His record speaks for itself. I’m so very proud of his accomplishments and I’m proud to be an American!

Sherry Butler

Lake Havasu City

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BigBob

"CVA-42 Oct 23, 2020 9:55am -You know damn well what I'm talking about. You can see it from your place.'

I have no idea what in the hell you are blathering about - from "my place" I can see the lake, the mountains beyond and other houses.

"CVA-42 Oct 23, 2020 9:55am - What do you get, meals on wheels?"

No I do not get meals on wheels since I am sufficiently well-off to take care of my own needs. But I have the utmost respect for those who both provide and need the service.

Can you explain why you are so obsessed with me you make up lies about me virtually day of the week? Is it because I have had much success in my life and you're just a pathetic loser?

deaton

My, my BigBob’s skin is particularly “thin” today? Maybe it’s that time, well you know or he could staring into the post election abyss and all of his pre-election predictions coming back to haunt him. Either way it’s fun reading all of his angry spewing and spouting off. I can only imagine what a foul mood he’ll be in on November 4th? It’s going to be entertaining, unless he just takes to pouting in his bedroom closet? I wonder what the Twit will do to celebrate the re-election of 45? Your “biggest fan” BigBob. [thumbup][beam][love] Deaton

CVA-42

Bozo, do you still use the old route66XXXXXXXX e-mail address?

BigBob

Who is "Bozo" and what is the old route66XXXXXXXXX e-mail address? I've been writing about Route 66 for over thirty years and I have never had, or even hard of, a route66XXXXXXXXX e-mail.

CVA-42

Would you like me to print the whole address?

CVA-42

' from "my place" I can see the lake, the mountains beyond and other houses.' Yes you can, just like the majority of houses in LHC.

BTW, I will never divulge where you live. Took me about 5 minutes to locate your current address, e-mail address and cell phone #.

BigBob

And there you are lying once again. Go ahead e-mail me or call my phone or even better drop by the house.

CVA-42

Remember what you once said, the internet does lie.

Davel2

Apparently this woman has made my blood boil over even more than Kandi! I've come back for a second round! The things people say... "When the economy is good, people like me are much more inclined to be generous in helping out the less fortunate." Well thank ya Massa isn't that kind of you... And when has any Republican been "inclined" to want to pay taxes for social programs? Is it the food stamp program that Trump cut that has you so enamored with him? Ending that "sustained" need of people wanting to eat. Is that one of those "few other items" What is "inclined" to a "person like you" mean? Perhaps purchasing a bag of oatmeal cookies on a street corner for $3 to help some unfortunate soul who needs a $350,000 heart transplant? Is the stimulus package to help the unemployed with families to pay their rent and buy food during this pandemic upsetting you? Because it's upsetting the party you support. Is that the sustained handout? Extending unemployment? They have no other choice, but for us to help them out with our tax dollars as the economy is bad and there will be no jobs until people feel safe and their never going to feel safe as long as Trump continues to mishandle this crisis. I've done well in my life and I think it's my duty to do my share to help the less fortunate and not just when the economy is good, but whenever they need me. Might be I just want to like the person that looks back at me in the bathroom mirror each morning...how about you Sherry?

simon1dog

There's no doubt Trump won the debate. Case closed.

BigBob

Having not bothered to watch the debacle, choosing instead to watch a few episodes of "Corner Gas," what I am seeing across the board (including FOX "News") is that Typhoid Donny, the super-spreader of the trump virus that has, so far, killed over 223,000 Americans, lost the debate big time - again.

CVA-42

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-biden-who-won-the-debate-2020-election-doug-schoen

BigBob

You are aware that the link you posted is to an Opinion piece not a poll? Come on man, you can do better than .... oh, wait, never mind.

deaton

“Dog River, Saskatchewan” is that where you’re planning to move after the re-election of 45, BigBob? I’m surprised you didn’t watch your guy “Corruption Joe” do that huge “beat down” last night? Corruption Joe was stammering and stuttering so much I was waiting for him to drool on himself? Good thing he didn’t, no one wanted to see that! [thumbup][huh][ohmy][love] Deaton

Cooldan

Bob. I bet you would love to get that much for your books and movie. And you actually did your own writing.

BigBob

i have no idea what you are talking about. I am very well compensated for my writing. My books sell well, even more-so with more people reading and sales in Mohave County have been very satisfying, and I continue to receive contracts for articles. The movie deal was very surprising and also well-compensated. And of course I do my own writing, despite my using words from the dictionary making me a plagiarist in the eyes of the massively ignorant.

CVA-42

Oh my, now that you are well compensated, maybe you could afford to eat out more than your once week trip to In-N-Out burger joint. Try the chicken down the street from you.

BigBob

I can well afford to eat out, but not being a member of the gene-pool-cleansing tribe I choose to remain at home, protecting myself and others. And I look forward to my once a week foray to pick-up my mail and enjoy a double-double from In-N- Out. However I do have meals delivered a couple of times a week. And what "chicken down the street" are you talking about?

CVA-42

You know damn well what I'm talking about. You can see it from your place.

CVA-42

What do you get, meals on wheels?

Cooldan

I know Bob. He got a 65 million dollar book deal. Just saying.

CVA-42

Probably more like $65.

BigBob

Another lie. Why do you do that?

BigBob

Why do you lie? You do not "know" me and I have not received a "65 million dollar" book deal. Why do you lie, all of the time, about everything?

Cooldan

Obama has a 12 million dollar mansion on Martha Vineyards. I guess it pays to be a politician. The "Big Guy" did pretty well too.

BigBob

Actually it pays to be a best selling author and lecturer.

Davel2

Good for you Sherry... Say where's that greatest healthcare for the people ever? You're proud of his accomplishments? Was it that sweeping tax plan that gave 83% percent of the tax break to the ultra wealthy and will add 10 trillion to the deficit over 10 years? Maybe it's his removal of environmental regulations and his ignorant refusal to accept that climate change is real? I think that's a more pressing issue than the potential you believe will add an extra dollar to your purse. There's nothing wrong with being a Capitalist, but there is a lot wrong with not being an American first. For the 900th time, with all the lies, half-truths, and gross exaggerations from Trump. how can you vote to continue this? With Trump's mishandling of the virus, (Remember Fauci is an idiot with over 223,000 dead) the social unrest, and the dangerous polarization he creates between Americans, once again how can you vote for this a second time? Think with your head. We actually have had a group feel so inspired by Trump as to seriously plan to kidnap and execute a Governor! Did you know that Goldman Sachs and the US Treasury agree that the position of the Democrats would lead to a faster and more efficient recovery of the economy? For a capitalist you certainly are uninformed, but as a Trump supporter you certainly are as ignorant as all the rest. Perhaps you should go back to voting for the person and spare yourself the embarrassment of making the same mistake twice.

deaton

“Say where's that greatest healthcare for the people ever? You're proud of his accomplishments? Was it that sweeping tax plan that gave 83% percent of the tax break to the ultra wealthy and will add 10 trillion to the deficit over 10 years? Maybe it's his removal of environmental regulations and his ignorant refusal to accept that climate change is real? I think that's a more pressing issue than the potential you believe will add an extra dollar to your purse”. Yup, Twit all of this and more! #Re-Elect45! [thumbup][tongue] Deaton

BigBob

" CVA-42 Oct 22, 2020 12:37pm - If it was buried in his tax records that NYT saw, then how can it be a secret account. It was disclosed in his taxes."

Then why didn't he disclose it in his financial filings? Scummy was hiding it and everyone knows it. Why won't you tell us why you think the President of the United States would have a bank account in a Communist Chinese state owned bank?

CVA-42

' the Times reports China is one of three foreign countries where the president has bank accounts, none of which are listed on his public financial disclosures because they are under corporate names.' There's your answer.

As far as you second question, is it illegal for him to have an account in a Chinese owned bank? I'm quite sure he is not the only business person to deal with China.

BigBob

You still are avoiding the question. Now let's consider what would have happened had President Obama been found with a secret bank account in a Chinese Communist bank?

The "under corporate names" crap is just that, pure crap. He should have disclosed every holding h was involved no matter if it were personal or corporate.

CVA-42

You asked a question and I answered it. So you didn't like, big deal. The 'crap' you elude to is law.

simon1dog

Thank you Sherry! Most excellent letter! I too, like the majority of "informed" Americans, am voting for Donald Trump. Unfortunately, some folks lack the wisdom to make wise decisions. BM, being one such person along with his "groupie", HG.

BigBob

Who is this "NM" you are constantly whining about? And although you keep saying Typhoid Donny, the super-spreader of the trump virus that has, so far killed over 223,000 Americans is done. So just stick a fork in his putrid carcass and drag him out of our White House.

deaton

Well it could be “Numb, well you know” which of course would be you! What you need to “stick a fork in”, is the “chemically induced” delusion that President Trump is going anywhere in the next four and a half years! Get ready BigBob, the “nightmare” is just 12 days away! “Say NO to Corrupt Joe”! # Re-Elect45! [thumbup][tongue][beam][love] Deaton

CVA-42

Bozo. You may be the one dragging your putrid carcass around if Trump does get re-elected. I suppose if he does you will be crying foul that he somehow cheated and the election process is flawed.

BigBob

Who is "Bozo" and why do think he has a "putrid carcass." And rest assured you will be the one whining when President Biden is sworn in come January.

Blazer

Well put, Sherry. Many of us share your viewpoint.

BigBob

No, we don't.

deaton

Maybe you, the Moron[batman] the Twit and RESIST don’t, but like Blazer said “Many of us share your viewpoint.” #Re-Elect45! Say NO to Corrupt Joe! [thumbup][rolleyes][whistling] Deaton

Cooldan

Bob do you really think that if Hillary was president, that this virus would be under control? Nancy Pelosi was running around China Town telling everyone that everything is OK. Bill DeBlasio was telling everyone that there was nothing to worry about. As Jane Fonda said, Covid19 was the biggest gift to the Democratic party. So you and everybody else on you side just shamefully using covid19 deaths to win an election.

BigBob

Oh, gosh, I it looks as if you need to see - yet again - just how Typhoid Donny, the super-spreader of the trump virus that has, so far, killed over 223,000 Americans brought this horror down on our nation.

1. He shut down the Global Health Security and Bio-defense agency.

2. He fired Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossart in 2018, whose job was to coordinate a response to global pandemics. He was not replaced.

3. In 2018 Dr. Luciana Borio, the NSC director for medical and bio-defense preparedness left the job and was not replaced.

4. In 2018, at the direction of trump, the CDC stopped funding epidemic prevention activities in 39 countries, including CHINA.

5. The NSC’s Senior Director for Global Health Security and biodefense, Tim Ziemer, left the position on May 8, 2018 and was not replaced. The departure occurred the same day that the WHO announced a new Ebola outbreak in Africa.

6. In June 2019, the trump administration discontinued the CDC medical epidemiologist position that was embedded in China – That person left China in July, a few months before the coronavirus hit China. The position’s purpose was to DETECT disease outbreaks IN CHINA.

7. Amid the worldwide outbreak a 19% cut to the budget of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, a 10% cut to Public Health Services, and a 7% cut to Global Health Services, the organizations that respond to public health threats were all engineered by, yep, trump.

8. One of the more brilliant ides from trump was ingesting disinfectants as a potential “cure.”

9. He chose Mike Pence, not a doctor, to oversee the US pandemic response.

10. Trump sowed doubt about the severity of the virus, using the word HOAX at events and rallies, even doing so at events where the virus was spread.

11. In yet another brilliant move trump declined to use the WHO’s test. In January, within a week of finding out about China’s mysterious virus, Berlin virologists produced the first diagnostic test. By February, the WHO shipped the tests to 60 countries. Trump declined taking any WHO tests even as a temporary bridge.

12. Trump pretended the virus had been contained many, many times. You’ve seen his quotes.

13. On January 31 he imposed travel restrictions on China. Nevertheless, he continued to allow China flights with over 40,000 people coming in. The US did NOT test anyone arriving from 14 Trump stopped distribution of useful information concerning the pandemic many times. He halted CDC guideline release as states began to open, later allowing release of watered-down guidelines on May 20, long after many states reopened. Church reopening guidelines were deleted. Within 48 hours of the release, he demanded that churches be opened immediately.

15. On March 19, trump said: “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion.” Daily intelligence briefings, internal memos, and warnings from past Presidents offer evidence this was NOT true.

16. On March 20 with a straight face trump tells America: “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

19. On April 21, trump removes the nation’s top vaccine expert, Dr. Rick Bright, as head of the CDC’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The removal is retribution for Dr. Bright challenging the trump’s pseudo-science claims, particularly his unwillingness to support trump’s rabid endorsement of an unproven drug.

20. Trump relentlessly searches for scapegoats – he has blamed the CDC, China, Obama, the WHO, “flawed” studies, the Democrats, Pelosi, governors, and he continues to seek out new scapegoats and distractions to deflect.

CVA-42

Do you actually expect anyone to read your oft repeat C&P's.

BigBob

Not my problem. I provide the factual information if people chose not to read it, so be it, but it will never change the facts..

Cooldan

If it was a secret account, how did it get out? China would love for the "Big Guy" to win the election.

BigBob

It was hidden in and found by the New York Times in the tax documents scummy has refused - although promising - to let the American people see. Appears to be the tip of the proverbial iceberg he's hiding.

BigBob

I know I have annoyed many of the supporters of Typhoid Donny, the super-spreader of the trump virus that, so far, has killed 223,000 Americans by asking them to defend or explain his many unkept promises, his actions that led to our nation being number one in the world for coronavirus infections, his lying about the virus, and a myriad of other stupid things he has done or said. I am aware none of you can defend the fool, which explains why you choose to attack or insult me.

Now I would like too direct one simple question to the following: CVA-41 - simon1dog – galnca - Vince Gors – Blazer - “Your” welcome – cooldan- Too Old For This - sansah - 23merkaba - ice pick and any other supporter of Donny who would like to join in.

The question is – Why would the president of the United States of America (even a fake one) need to have a secret bank account in Communist China? Now try not to post attacks or insults, just answer the question.

galnca

Didn't seem to be a secret account. It was on his required disclosure.

BigBob

Wrong – as usual – the account belongs to a Typhoid Donny, the super-spreader of the trump virus that has, so far, killed 223,000 Americans, business entity called Trump International Hotels Management (which was not disclosed on his forms) and was generating a few million dollars in annual income -- that is, until he became president of the United States. At that point, the company suddenly took in $17.5 million -- more revenue than had come into that company in the previous five years combined.

Now since you are too stupid to comprehend the question, I will ask it again: Why would the president of the United States of America (even a fake one) need to have a secret bank account in Communist China? Come on, give it a try? Tell us!

Christopher

G'morning Bob. I believe the answer could be: to deposit receipts. Currency of the country in which one does business is best deposited in that country then drafted into USD via Deutsche Bank where he would get a favorable conversion. 2nd could be to leverage China's monetary manipulation. Chest beating on this issue is mere diversion like every thing TD does.

Thanks for your tireless defense of America from our Fascist neighbors. It so sad. And they expect us to play with them. No thanks.

Dump Trump then let's negotiate our future 4 years faster. Do it now!

...

Christopher

P.S. Notice I omitted money laundering.

CVA-42

Bozo said this. ' Now try not to post attacks or insults, just answer the question.' Then he says this, 'Now since you are too stupid to comprehend the question,'

Too old for this

Again...too much disinformation being thrown around. Tax returns are private. Unless Trump himself has released whatever forms the media claims to have, they should be viewed as probable fakes. Ask any IRS agent what the penalty is for unauthorized release of taxpayer information. It would not be worth the risk for someone to release the real tax returns on someone at this level.

deaton

Christopher, “Dump Trump then let's negotiate our future 4 years faster. Do it now!” Dude I think you’re going to need a “magnum” bottle of “Whine” and a large box of “Kleenex” for Tuesday November 3rd, 2020, better stock up now! #Re-Elect45! [thumbup][beam][tongue] Deaton

“Your”welcome

Good morning “Bobby!” I’m not a man with money! I would just be assuming that like most men with money he’s simply diversifying his portfolio! I’m sure there are good reasons why the wealthy use multiple accounts all over the world! Im really concerned with your helmet these days though. I know that I told you to strap it down tight but I fear you’ve over tightened, you’ve become more crazy than normal! Please seek that medical attention your always blabbing about! I’m not sure what the community would do without the stupid comments day in day out!

BigBob

I notice you did not actually answer the question, but that was expected. Two points - 1) If it is all so simple why did he hide his Chinese bank account? 2) The account belongs to a Typhoid Donny, the super-spreader of the trump virus that has, so far, killed 223,000 Americans, business entity called Trump International Hotels Management (which was not disclosed on his forms) and was generating a few million dollars in annual income -- that is, until he was appointed president of the United States. At that point, the company suddenly took in $17.5 million -- more revenue than had come into that company in the previous five years combined. Now where did all of this money come from? That's still unclear, but we do know where the bulk of that money went: after the company suddenly received the huge influx of cash the lair-in-chief withdrew $15.1 million for himself. And what is worth viewing in the large political context a lot of the crooks blather during this election has claimed, somehow, Biden is tied to China in nefarious ways.

And as usual you just can't help yourself when it comes to posting insults.

deaton

Yeah But, yeah but, yeah but! That’s all BigBob’s got. Just like the “Big Guy” BigBob is trying to shut the barn door after the horses are out! Move along, nothing to see here! I suspect that “Corruption Joe’s” first stop, after losing this election, will be his “arraignment” in Federal Court before a US Magistrate? As a conservative Republican it’s going to hurt to say thanks to Bernie and the Bro’s for forcing the Dimocrats to nominate a a cognitively impaired, corrupt, old fool Joe B. to run against President Trump. Twelve days BigBob, your worst nightmare is about to happen! #Re-Elect45! #Elect McSally! [thumbup][whistling][tongue][love] Deaton

Azul@Havasu

The answer to the question is here:

https://apnews.com/article/trump-tax-records-china-f086bba3b691acdc51535412f77f2c8e

The account belongs to: "Trump International Hotels Management LLC"

"China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Trump maintains a bank account, according to a Times analysis of the president’s tax records. The foreign accounts do not show up on Trump’s public financial disclosures, where he must list personal assets, because they are held under corporate names."

“No deals, transactions or other business activities ever materialized and, since 2015, the office has remained inactive,” Garten said. “Though the bank account remains open, it has never been used for any other purpose.”

BigBob

Well said. Thank you.

CVA-42

Watch Big Bozo try to twist your reply to his narrative.

BigBob

Who is "Big Bozo and what does he have to do with thread? I notice you have yet to answer the question. Just for you, here it is - Why would the president of the United States of America (even a fake one) need to have a secret bank account in Communist China?

Too old for this

[thumbup] Thank you for a coherent answer. It is sad that it will not be accepted, or even considered for its truth.

BigBob

just curious when are you going to tell us which book of mine you libeled me over last week? Or will you just admit to being a liar because you have never purchased nor read any of my books.

samsah

Yawn. This latest "bombshell" is a result of the NYT analyzing his tax records. Foreign bank accounts are required by the IRS to be disclosed via FATCA/FBAR reporting. If the NYT discovered this latest bombshell via analysis of his tax records, then it kinda sounds like it was disclosed, which makes it not too much of a secret... Thanks for playing.

btw, Hunter's biz partner is singing like a canary this morning...!!!

BigBob

It was not disclosed in his required filings. Just hidden in his tax records he has refused to let the American people see.

The same people who believe Mrs Clinton was operating a child sex ring from the basement of a D.C. pizza joint, also believe Hunter Biden flew from California to Delaware and abandoned his compromised laptop at a shop that just happened to be owned by a friend of Rudy Giuliani.

Too old for this

If he had business in China, they may have tax laws that would require monies to be deposited in a Chinese bank first. I do not know that this is the law, so it is up to you to look into the possibility. As for it being a "secret" account, how can it be secret if the MSM allegedly know about it? Too much disinformation being thrown around out there.

BigBob

I am not interested in any "possibilities. All I know is that scummy hide the fact he had a bank account in Communist China and hid it from the American people. - how can you not be upset about that? What would have said had such a disclose come about with President Obama - the last president elected by the American people.

And it was a secret until the New York Times found if buried in mummy's tax records, something he has promised but yet failed to let the American people see.

Also, I wonder when you are going to tell us which book of mine you libeled me over last week? Or will you just admit to being a liar because you have never purchased nor read any of my books

deaton

“I am not interested in any "possibilities.” This statement is rock solid BigBob! You’re so deep in the “Dimocrat” DOGMA, you haven’t seen daylight in years? How about this “possibility” “Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Amy Coney-Barrett” this is not only a possibility this will be FACT on Monday afternoon. Just one of the “facts” your going to have to deal with in the next 12 days! Better check your supply of Rx antidepressants on hand, you’re going to need them BigBob? [thumbup][tongue][whistling][love] Deaton

CVA-42

If it was buried in his tax records that NYT saw, then how can it be a secret account. It was disclosed in his taxes.

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