Juneteenth - " celebrating the end of...

Juneteenth - " celebrating the end of slavery

There are 793 comments on the WOODTV.com story from Jun 19, 2014, titled Juneteenth - " celebrating the end of slavery. In it, WOODTV.com reports that:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich Today is June 19th, but it's more than that. It is a date that is celebrated as the day when enslavement ended in America back in 1865 and is also known as Juneteenth.

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FIan

Honolulu, HI

#686 Jul 22, 2014
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Which is why there is so much buyer's remorse. As for the Tea Party, the reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. However, please, by all means, keep patting him on the back. He is a failure and those of you who blindly support whatever he does will be taken down with him.
Really blind support. The Chinese are buying up your state. Another Obama Brillant Maneuver.

All Hail President Obama....keep p!ss!ng off All of these rogue nut cases.

Long Live Your Birth Certificate.

Obama the Man who become POTUS against ALL Odds. And you ,Really, are one of the "odd ones".
Probably about;
840 (EIGHT- HUNDRED- FORTY-DAYS LEFT AS POTUS. Hope your 'puter holds out. Well there is always the Holland Public Library.
pipedream

Ann Arbor, MI

#687 Jul 22, 2014
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, what is well documented is that you have neither comprehension skills, a grasp of the obvious, OR any knowledge of what is actually going on in this country. No surprise there, anyone who gives one group a total pass no matter what they do while blaming the other group entirely for everything from the weather to the fact you pee your britches daily is bound to be someone who can't fathom life as it happens. You must be terribly disappointed daily. I feel sorry for you and your inadequacies.
You just proved again you can't read. Of course considering where your head is all the time its easy to understand why. Read my comment again. I said the IRS went after groups in all political ideologies. It was faux blows & the right who lied, saying the IRS only went after conservative groups. Get your head out of Limpballs a--hole and smell fresh air stupid.
FIan

Holland, MI

#688 Jul 22, 2014
hey pipedream how is it you know so much about g. beck and r. limbaugh? Are you a fan of theirs?
bonds77

Holland, MI

#689 Jul 22, 2014
I forgot about that one!

The MAMH even fooled 310 million people by forcing the state of Hawaii to forge his birth certificate. Luckily, the all-knowing eye of Donald Trump was watching to keep him in line(for now)
FIan

Honolulu, HI

#691 Jul 22, 2014
The HORSE wrote:
I forgot about that one!
The MAMH even fooled 310 million people by forcing the state of Hawaii to forge his birth certificate. Luckily, the all-knowing eye of Donald Trump was watching to keep him in line(for now)
You back all the Blowhard Braggarts don'tcha.



Trump Plaza Casino to close, cut about 1,000 jobs

**Trump Plaza, Revel and Showboat employ 6,248 workers, according to state regulators. The lost jobs would come on top of the January closing of The Atlantic club casino, which WIPED OUT ABOUT 1,600 JOBS.

1000 JOBS LOST + 1,600 JOBS LOST = 2,600 JOBS LOST...MAHALO TO The Donald......

By Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg News
Bloomberg
11:20 p.m. CDT, July 14, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. plans to close one of its two Atlantic City casinos in September, putting about 1,000 people out of work in the seaside New Jersey resort town.

Employees were notified Monday that the company is reviewing options for the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and plans to shutter it as soon as Sept. 16, according to a statement from the company. That would leave the Atlantic City-based company with one property in the market, the Trump Taj Mahal.

The East Coast gambling hub is withering amid growing regional competition. The Atlantic Club closed in January, Caesars Entertainment Corp. plans to shut the Showboat on Aug. 31, and Revel, the $2.4 billion mirrored-glass casino that was supposed to usher in a resurgence for the city, is searching for a buyer while in bankruptcy.

"The big issue for this region is that you'll have 6,000 to 8,000 people who will now be unemployed," Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo, a Democrat who represents Atlantic City in the state legislature, said in a July 12 interview. "That's going to have a devastating effect on our economy and on this region."

The Trump Plaza has 1,009 employees, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement website.

Atlantic City lost its regional gambling monopoly as states including Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York legalized casinos or expanded betting to increase tax revenue. Casino revenue in the city has dropped for seven straight years, falling to $2.86 billion last year from a high of $5.07 billion in 2006, according to Bloomberg Industries.

Mazzeo said a buyer could emerge to rescue Trump Plaza and save jobs. That prospect is clouded by the need for an estimated $100 million in renovations and $20 million to $25 million in legacy pension costs, he said.

Trump Entertainment emerged from bankruptcy in 2010 with Donald Trump as a minority investor and no management role. He told the Buffalo News in April 2014 he held a small stake in the two properties.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced in 2010 a five-year turnaround plan for Atlantic City that included a marketing push to increase non-gambling tourism. The state in November also began letting casinos offer online betting as a way to attract new business. Revenue hasn't met forecasts.

"All these casinos can't be supported now because of regional competition," Mazzeo said.

Trump Plaza is a 39-floor hotel with 906 rooms and 86,000 square feet of casino space, according to the company website.

****Trump Plaza, Revel and Showboat employ 6,248 workers, according to state regulators. The lost jobs would come on top of the January closing of The Atlantic club casino, which wiped out about 1,600 jobs.*****
bonds77

Holland, MI

#692 Jul 22, 2014
Um...I'm not the horse? It was sarcasm...
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#693 Jul 22, 2014
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Does it have pictures and is it drawn in crayon????
It could be stapled to his sloping forehead and he'd still stare blankly forward chanting, "prove it prove it prove it prove it"...

According to pip the professional troll, that's his "job", the pathetic sap.:)
FIan

Honolulu, HI

#694 Jul 22, 2014
bonds77 wrote:
Um...I'm not the horse? It was sarcasm...
So you say...:)
Blackhorse

Holland, MI

#695 Jul 22, 2014
bonds77 wrote:
Um...I'm not the horse? It was sarcasm...
Bonds77, the girly boy from Honolulu is so paranoid he thinks everything written here is by me. I must be so ingrained in his melon, he thinks of nothing else. That makes me happy.

BTW, I caught the sarcasm, albeit a bit late. You scared me at first, I almost thought I had converted you, then I realized you were making a funny. Good job.

Anyway grass skirt, girly man, go do your hula dance for your boy friend. Maybe he will give you a reach-around. But I am behind every stone and blade of grass. Give a "clueless" icon for every post you think is me. LOL
FIan

Honolulu, HI

#696 Jul 22, 2014
BH must have the day off to play. A shot and a cheap beer is all it takes to wet himself.

Your public attitude shows that you were one of the retuning Vietnam Vets that deserved a sh!tty welcome home.
Blackhorse

Holland, MI

#697 Jul 22, 2014
You probably dream of having the gumption to serve your country. It would surprise me if your moral compass worked sufficiently for you to find the parking lot.

I served and I really don't give a rat's tail what you think of me girly boy. Go talk to Hugh Jorgan, he has something for you. LOL
Dr X

Littleton, CO

#698 Jul 22, 2014
FIan wrote:
BH must have the day off to play. A shot and a cheap beer is all it takes to wet himself.
Your public attitude shows that you were one of the retuning Vietnam Vets that deserved a sh!tty welcome home.
So, you like to speak ill of our Vietnam veterans....do ya? Progressive clowns like you have been turning your backs on vets for the last 40 plus years. It all started with the traitorcunt Jane "commie" Fonda and continued with the communist, America-hating professors who've made it their mission to plant the seed of collectivism into the minds of our youth. The only "service" that you know is operating the drive-thru window at the local Steak and Shake.
FIan

Honolulu, HI

#699 Jul 22, 2014
Dr X wrote:
<quoted text>So, you like to speak ill of our Vietnam veterans....do ya? Progressive clowns like you have been turning your backs on vets for the last 40 plus years. It all started with the traitorcunt Jane "commie" Fonda and continued with the communist, America-hating professors who've made it their mission to plant the seed of collectivism into the minds of our youth. The only "service" that you know is operating the drive-thru window at the local Steak and Shake.
..........Yes i'm speaking ill of the wordy bigmouth braggart BH.,,,,,,,,,

Some of my family members who have served have told stories of rejects that they had to deal with on a daily basis.

Like in any military service there are loud-mouthed a-holes and your B.low H.ard is one.
Some of you need to get over you're very disturbing "welcome home" and git on wit you're life.
LIFE IS NOT FAIR.....THERE has been a series of shows on Vietnam Vets (maybe the History Channel )and i feel for those guys but never for the over the top cocky a-holes like BH.

New an older guy for ten years and i new he was in the Air Force. He moved away, succumbed to being an alcoholic. Passed out in the street and a car hit and killed him. All his new friends and acquaintances said he never got over the Vietnam War. He wore his dog tags and talked story about the war all the time. He was living in peoples backyards etc....

In my decade of hanging with him...everybody loved him....he had this special aura that drove any age girl crazy with lust and was the best guy friend ever. Never talked about the war.

But in the end he was using his Vietnam experience as a crutch to get free drinks and free places to stay.

If the shoe fits wear it. If not this is Topix so i don't give a darn how crotchey you need to be.
Dr X

Littleton, CO

#700 Jul 22, 2014
FIan wrote:
<quoted text>
..........Yes i'm speaking ill of the wordy bigmouth braggart BH.,,,,,,,,,
Some of my family members who have served have told stories of rejects that they had to deal with on a daily basis.
Like in any military service there are loud-mouthed a-holes and your B.low H.ard is one.
Some of you need to get over you're very disturbing "welcome home" and git on wit you're life.
LIFE IS NOT FAIR.....THERE has been a series of shows on Vietnam Vets (maybe the History Channel )and i feel for those guys but never for the over the top cocky a-holes like BH.
New an older guy for ten years and i new he was in the Air Force. He moved away, succumbed to being an alcoholic. Passed out in the street and a car hit and killed him. All his new friends and acquaintances said he never got over the Vietnam War. He wore his dog tags and talked story about the war all the time. He was living in peoples backyards etc....
In my decade of hanging with him...everybody loved him....he had this special aura that drove any age girl crazy with lust and was the best guy friend ever. Never talked about the war.
But in the end he was using his Vietnam experience as a crutch to get free drinks and free places to stay.
If the shoe fits wear it. If not this is Topix so i don't give a darn how crotchey you need to be.
Anyone who has to fight in a war like Vietnam deserves free drinks for the rest of their lives. They should also be exempt from federal taxes. And I'm not crotchety....am I? I always thought I was straight to the point with my posts because I can be. At least I use proper grammar......."New an older guy"........"i new he was in the Air Force"....etc.
bonds77

Holland, MI

#701 Jul 22, 2014
Blackhorse wrote:
<quoted text>
Bonds77, the girly boy from Honolulu is so paranoid he thinks everything written here is by me. I must be so ingrained in his melon, he thinks of nothing else. That makes me happy.
BTW, I caught the sarcasm, albeit a bit late. You scared me at first, I almost thought I had converted you, then I realized you were making a funny. Good job.
Anyway grass skirt, girly man, go do your hula dance for your boy friend. Maybe he will give you a reach-around. But I am behind every stone and blade of grass. Give a "clueless" icon for every post you think is me. LOL
"You don't even have the common courtesy to give a guy a reach around!"
FIan

Honolulu, HI

#702 Jul 22, 2014
Dr X wrote:
<quoted text>So, you like to speak ill of our Vietnam veterans....do ya? Progressive clowns like you have been turning your backs on vets for the last 40 plus years. It all started with the traitorcunt Jane "commie" Fonda and continued with the communist, America-hating professors who've made it their mission to plant the seed of collectivism into the minds of our youth. The only "service" that you know is operating the drive-thru window at the local Steak and Shake.
So trailercunt must be you wives maiden name. Your part of that garbage mental midget lineup.
Dr X

Littleton, CO

#703 Jul 22, 2014
FIan wrote:
<quoted text>
So trailercunt must be you wives maiden name. Your part of that garbage mental midget lineup.
Would you please go back and get your GED! Your grammar is that of a cave-dwelling buffoon. Maybe you should join pipesmoker in a suicide quest. I can see it now, black candles in honor of Satan and lots of meth to fuel you two idiots to make the final decision. Don't wait too long though, we really want you progressives dead and gone forever.
Flan

Honolulu, HI

#704 Jul 23, 2014
Dr X wrote:
<quoted text>Would you please go back and get your GED! Your grammar is that of a cave-dwelling buffoon. Maybe you should join pipesmoker in a suicide quest. I can see it now, black candles in honor of Satan and lots of meth to fuel you two idiots to make the final decision. Don't wait too long though, we really want you progressives dead and gone forever.
Oh go downtown and kiss the feet of the "big chicken" you puss.
Blackhorse

Holland, MI

#705 Jul 23, 2014
bonds77 wrote:
<quoted text>
"You don't even have the common courtesy to give a guy a reach around!"
Bonds77, in case there is some confusion, the last paragraph in post 695, was not for you. It was for the poster in Honolulu.
bonds77

Holland, MI

#706 Jul 23, 2014
Apparently you haven't seen the movie? Full Metal Jacket? Paraphrased, of course.

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