It is difficult to imagine anyone being so giddy about President Trump as Dan Smoots was in his recent letter to “The People Speak.”

He stated Trump’s goal of improving every single life in the USA. Well, I feel he has fallen pretty short of that mark. Considering his lashing out at many Americans due to their race, creed or differences from him and where they originated from.

Dan’s referral to a phenomenal list of accomplishments that Trump has made thus far was brushed off with “you know the list.” No, I’m afraid I don’t! Dan did mention the booming economy, but one wonders with Trump’s trade wars and tariffs, especially with China, how much longer it will be before the economy hits hard times.

”Money makes the world go round,” but with Trump at the helm, the world may not go round as we’ve been accustomed to. Unlike Trump, I listen to our renowned scientists and ecologists that state: Our environment, the air we breath, the water we drink and our wildlife are all in great danger.

Dan’s generalized statement of “all the things Trump has had to fix of our previous leaders,” doesn’t fly! No, not one specific thing was even mentioned! Our country has always been great and will continue to be. There’s no need for the left, independents or anyone else to trash the President of the United States, as he does this himself! He is his own worst enemy with what he says and does.

I would like to agree with Smoots’ last statement in part, “the facts speak louder than lies ever will,” but be careful, don’t ever attribute FACTS to President Trump! Four more years of Trump would be a disaster that would take decades to fix.

Mary Stauffer and Brendy Allison

Emporia

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Justice81

You are enabling a Liar!




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Justice81

Crooked, Lying Donnie Trump believes in Limited Government, too! With government limited to just DONNIE TRUMP! Trump just called himself God this week!




ibtirish

wich of these 2 is more likely , The Earth is melting an we will all die. or a group of people want to use climate change as a way to gain power and control.

1 has never happened , I mean we are still here and the other is as old as the hills, People trying to use a crisis to gain power, the sky is falling let me save you

ibtirish

I love party time ham. When I come back to Emporia from Detroit to visit , I take back a cooler of Party time ham an as many Reebles cookies as they have behind the glass. and sometimes a pretentious J's hamburger he is sooo smug that burger flipper

ibtirish

It took 2 people to right this? Dang a Guy has a opinion you don't like an 2 of you write a dissertation on it. SORRRRY we will all agree with you 2 all of the time from now on. Tell me what to think , please!! I don't want to trigger or upset you

aulani

Yuck, can't stand Party Time Ham. It's just pressed pieces of ham and not a full genuine slice.

SnowGypsy

We buy the slices which come in "regular or thick" out at the Fanestil facility on Hwy 50.

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Aim_High

Epoch news was created in the year 2000, but nobody's ever heard of it until it blew a couple million dollars on pro-Trump facebook ads in 6 months before being banned. Epoch news specializes in "Support of its affiliated Falun Gong and Shen Yun organizations", Meditation, Near-death experiences, UFOs and space aliens, Chemtrails, Pseudoarchaeology, Pseudoscience in general, which is listed in the "Beyond Science" subsection of "Science" in Epoch Times, In Germany, anti-immigration and pro-far right, and in the United States, it supports Donald Trump and denigrates his critics. It also promotes conspiracy theories such as QAnon. It's just another dumb Alex Jones type news site. full of spam....





Honest newspaper, no spin, no hidden agendas huh? Yeah, Right, lol.

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Aim_High

There is no Tom D'Ambra video titled "Why they are afraid of Trump" on Youtube, and the only website with the title "70 ways President Trump has changed the nation" was from a website called "The Epoch Times" which turns out to be a Chinese group associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement founded in the year 2000. No Thank You. Stop opening your junk e-mail, KB.

SnowGypsy

Homelessness? People that are "food insecure"? Mental health care crisis? Violence? Life span for Americans decreasing? Children locked into foster care? Home foreclosures? Non-living wages or no job at all because jobs outsourced to China? Economic illegal aliens flooding into the country to have babies that the American taxpayers will foot the bill for. Not sure how old the two authoring the opinion are, but I remember what America was like when it was great, and our current situation is not great, not even close! Also, the "elephant in the room" is still the fact that the Democrats don't have a viable candidate for the 2020 election. We all know that Trump supporters take a beating by the liberals trying to silence them. We are in danger if we display a bumper sticker, sign or wear a hat or t-shirt expressing our desire to "Make American Great Again". Liberals are so terribly violent that I admire anyone willing to openly express an opinion that will go against their agenda.

Aim_High

What do you feel Trump has done to make America how it was 20 or 30 years ago? Replacing old fencing is pretty much his greatest accomplishment. And with an approval rating of barely 40% and falling, anybody is a viable candidate. Just because you don't like the candidate doesn't mean they're not viable against Trump. A quick google shows 12 democratic candidates. They probably just don't talk about them on FOX.

SnowGypsy

Jobs! During President Trump's first two years, manufacturers added 6 times as many jobs as President Obama did in his last 2 years. In President Trump's first 2 years in office, nonfarm jobs grew by 5.1 million jobs. Basically, jobs, jobs and more jobs, and this is what is getting the most attention as it should. I'm not going to be specific as the information is widely available on the internet as I am sure everyone knows. Of course, for those wanting that guaranteed monthly income whether they work or not, I guess that would be bad news! Or, maybe "free, free, free" or reparations for "whatever". Approval ratings go up and down, and mean nothing. Polling is no longer valid thus one of the reasons that Hillary Clinton thought she had the presidency won before the election, and others felt Trump would lose because of the polling. You can review the reasons that polling is not valid anymore by googling for that. Before the last election, Trump was polling higher than Obama had at that point. in Obama's presidency. The Democratic "dog and pony show" candidate s? It has nothing to do with whether I like them, they are just a sorry bunch, laughable. I don't watch FOX as I don't need anyone making decisions for me, but I realize that is the "go-to" for liberals to accuse anyone that supports Trump of that, but in this case, a fail. So, they are down to 12 pathetic candidates, I guess that is progress! Is McFeelThemUp Biden still among them? Isn't he your best bet per his wife and some others who don't get it to beat the "jobs" president? I support local businesses despite their political opinions, and I do appreciate that Fanestil gives Veteran's a 10% discount on Monday and Seniors a 10% discount on Tuesday and supplies many local people with jobs and even if someone there wrote an opinion supporting Sanders or Biden, I would not throw them aside for that. I don't need to try to force someone to agree with me in order to do business with them or even respect them in many cases.

Aim_High

Here are the real job numbers straight from the source. I'm not going to be specific as the information is widely available on the internet as I am sure everyone knows. I have not cherry picked to just show only manufacturing jobs or what not. This is all jobs, private sector and fed included. NO BS.



2015 — 2.712 million jobs added (1.93 percent growth)



2016 — 2.344 million jobs added (1.64 percent growth)



2017 — 2.188 million jobs added (1.5 percent growth)



2018 — 2.6 million jobs (1.7 percent growth)





Overall, Obama created more jobs in his last two years than Donald did in his first two. Who cares if manufacturers added 6 times as many jobs as President Obama did in his last 2 years if the total number of jobs created is less? Either way, that 6 times more jobs is nothing but spin. It's the type of article that gets written by someone who just has to write SOMETHING, ANYTHING positive about the president. It's sad, really.





And you think FOX is the go to for liberals? First I've heard of that, but it's not the first time I've seen you make wild assumptions. Much of what you say comes from FOX news, but I can definitely understand why you don't admit to watching it.





Not sure why you're so stuck on McFeelThemUp Biden, either. Shaming one person for sexual assault while praising the "grab her by the pussy" guy is idiotic. I'm just glad I don't have to defend either one, and I still get to laugh watching you defend Trump. Biden is the best bet "per his wife"? LOL you really take things seriously from Joe Biden's wife? Saaaad! You really shouldn't feel so threatened by Joe, he's not gonna win anyway.





As for Dan Smoots, he's entitle to his opinions. As am I. Party time ham is pretty good, the rest of the products are pretty average. The last few times I've been there was just to buy overpriced gift boxes for other people. I'll probably shop there again too, because I can't taste Dan's political views.

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