The leadership of the Democrat Party in the House of Representatives have shown that they are the ones responsible for obstructing Congress and justice.

Nancy Pelosi now wants to dictate to the Senate. That is an abuse of power. She is holding, refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate until she gets the set up in the Senate that she wants. Abuse of power.

Sen. Chuck Schumer wants witnesses in the Senate to continue the investigation. Obstruction of Justice. They made the decision to impeach on the information they had in the house and the trial in the Senate should be held on the information they voted on in the house. They should not be allowed to re-investigate in the Senate. Obstruction of justice.

God help us all because the Democrats are not helping us at all.

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OnTheFence2020

This this bigger than just a quarrel between two parties. If our President really is siding with the Russians against the Ukrainians as the House Democrats allege, shouldn’t we want the Senate to investigate it thoroughly with all relevant witnesses called to testify? The risk to us all is too big to ignore isn't it?

DLJohnson

OnTheFence2020: If you truly believe what the Democrats allege, why are you on the fence. Are you having difficulty understanding the rules set out in the Constitution regarding the Impeachment Process? You don't understand the process of the House investigating and then bringing forward charges in Articles of Impeachment and sending them to the Senate for trial? Are you saying that it is alright for Nancy Pelosi to seize power that she is not entitled to and to now dictate to the Senate what and how she wants things done?

The only thing I can believe from your position is that you believe the Democrats did a crappy job investigating and are now trying to shift the blame for the crappy job they did in the house onto the Senate.

Or do you believe in the concept that we should just charge people and then have a trial to investigate if there were facts that the person did anything wrong? If so, what would you like to be charged with on Tuesday morning? Then Thursday we could start the trial to investigate if there was any basis to charge you in the first place. Sounds pretty backwards doesn't it?

Putin

Thanks, DLJohnson. I used to be sooo mad at The Party of Reagan for what it did to my beloved USSR. But you’re doing such a good job of helping the Party of Trump make up for it!! Keep up the good work, Comrade. So glad you’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat! Together we’ll make Russia Great Again!! Солидарность навсегда, Ты полезный идиот!

E pluribus

The Democrats allege Trump held back money that Congress authorized to defend an ally against our worst enemy. If this is not impeachable, then nothing is impeachable. No matter what procedural failings you feel the Democrats have committed, the underlying charge is too grave to ignore. Articles of impeachment by definition are just allegations. It's the Senate’s job to determine the truth. They should get to the bottom of this instead of sweeping it under the rug. And 70% of Americans agree.

DLJohnson

E pluribus: Why aren't you appalled that Obama held back funds that were authorized by Congress to defend an ally against our enemies? And Articles of Impeachment are more than just mere allegations, they are charges of Impeachable Conduct/Actions. Why aren't you appalled that Joe Biden threatened to deny funds if the Ukrainians did not fire the prosecutor looking into the company his son worked for?

Jolly Roger

★ Stop crying, DLJ. To abuse power you have to have power. Read the Constitution, Dude: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.” Nancy can’t make the Senate do jack. She’ll pass along the articles after she pauses long enough to get inside Trump’s (and, apparently, your) head. She’s giving voters a little extra time to reflect on McConnell's vow to prevent a fair trial. She hopes the voters will flip the Senate in 2020. Who knows if she’ll succeed. But it’s not an irrational strategy. She says she’s never afraid and seldom surprised. And she sure seems to be “owning” you and Trump. ★

DLJohnson

Jolly Roger: Then why is she trying to dictate to the Senate? Answer this for me, what is going to happen with all this B.S. after the election in November when the GOP takes control of the house and retains control of the Senate and the White House? Didn't know that you were smitten on Pelosi.

antiteaparty

Ahahahaha!! Now here's a fellow who paid attention to the 2018 elections and has definitely noticed the mass exodus of Republicans currently serving in the House (over 20 now) before the 2020 election....

GBR SD

Ok Doug, ask yourself this: if your boss was being investigated for a crime and told his staff not to cooperate, wouldn't answer any questions under oath and basically admitted to said crime, would you still work for him and support him like "no big deal"? Or would you want answers? Hmmm...please answer the questions Douglas!

DLJohnson

GBR SD: Do you mean like a priest hearing a confession and then continue to support the parishioner? Do you mean like an attorney continuing to support his client (boss), like it is no big deal, after he admitted the crime ? You're ignoring the principle of privileged communication.

antiteaparty

Here's the part where good ole' Doug admits Dump commits crimes but just doesn't care because Dump is not Obummer or something...

GBR SD

So you didn't want to answer my question or you don't know how to answer my question?

Friedrich Farmer

How can there be abuse of power when it’s the Senate that holds all the Constitutional power? Did you flunk civics class? Now that McConnell’s told us the fix is in with the Senate, Pelosi is just holding things up hoping to pressure a few GOP Senators. All she needs is 4 or 5 to vote with the Democrats, and we’ll get to hear witnesses before the Senate rubber stamps an acquittal. Can’t say it will work, but it’s a smart attempt by a master politician to influence the 2020 election.

DLJohnson

If the Senate holds all the Constitutional power, why is Pelosi allowed to act the way she does if she is in the House and according to you has no constitutional power?

Putin

DLJohnson! They're not buying your laughable “Abuse of Power” charge. I know your silly Constitution better than you do! And your random distractions are beside the point. (хорошего полезного идиота - так трудно найти) Don’t you watch Fox and Friends, Comrade? Russia-loving Republicans everywhere are uniting behind my “Ukraine hacked your election” propaganda.

DLJohnson

Putin: Вы Предатель Америки

Putin

что это за ерунда? твой президент моя сука!

ClownsRus

Now Isn’t this funny.  Douglas Johnson writes an opinion letter and then needs to sign on as DLJohnson to defend his lame analysis. But hey, DLJ , I’ll defend your right to make a fool of yourself no matter how many people laugh at you. And remember - don’t ever be ashamed of yourself. That’s your parents job.

DLJohnson

I don't need to hide behind a pseudonym like you do. You are the only Clown/Fool commenting. FYI, parents are dead and I'm not ashamed of myself.

Jolly Roger

★ Ooo... good work, ClownsRus. The Insult Master himself responds so defensively! You’ve hit a vulnerability. And it frees up the intellectuals on this feed to float above his lame insults while they fact check him. ★

ClownsRus

Good thing your parents have passed. They’re beyond shame now. (Let’s see another try, DlJ. That wasn’t one of your better insults.)

DLJohnson

Antiteaparty: Didn't admit that Trump committed a crime. You need to get better at reading or at least possess some deductive reasoning. Assuming again aren't you?

DLJohnson

Antiteaparty and ClownsRus: It appears that both of you are suffering from the same unfortunate condition; Cranial Rectal Inversion. There is a very simple cure for the condition, just reach down, grab your ears and pull real hard. Don't be alarmed at the loud popping sound. Democrats in Washington are use to the experience and the sound.

antiteaparty

So original and so fresh! I don't know how you do it Doug. I should know better than to argue with someone with such superior argumentative skills. Alas, I am a slow learner. Do you prefer the cherry or grape kool-aid that Dear Leader gives you?

ClownsRus

That’s a little better, DLJ. Too bad you didn’t include it with your letter supporting our President’s sucking up to the Russians. Your insults are always the best part of your inimitable take on why we should ignore the GOP preference for Russian propaganda over American interests.

GBR SD

So to everyone's comment above you asked them questions but didn't answer any questions...nice try at deflection!

E pluribus

DJL, You responded to Jolly R, speculating that “the GOP would retake control of the House and retain control of the Senate and the White House in November.” That trifecta seems unlikely to me, but it is certainly a possibility. However, as we look at the House and the Senate, the GOP is mostly fielding old white men. In your opinion how do Republicans reverse this demographic death spiral after Trump is gone - either next year or at the end of a second term?

DLJohnson

E pluribus: You relate this to gender and age in stead of basing it on who has done the most to improve the experience of the American Citizens. Democrats are the cause of a death spiral to the interest of American Citizens.

Why place immigrant's interests above those of American Citizens? Immigrants should have an avenue to earn citizenship and earn the benefits of being a United States Citizen. It should be that the interests of U.S. Citizens comes first. Earn the benefits before you reap them.

Do you support the ill-informed and inexperienced activists of the far left Democrats and Socialists? You know, those who will let you speak if you say what they want you to say.

DLJohnson

Do you ever wonder why Jolly Roger and ClownsRus continue to hide behind pseudonyms?

E pluribus

You’ll have to ask them. Do you have an answer to MY question, DLJ?

DLJohnson

E pluribus: See above.

DLJohnson

E pluribus: Why do you hide behind a pseudonym?

OnTheFence2020

I don’t get it, Mr. Johnson. In both your letter and your many subsequent postings, you bring up tangential issues which may or may not be relevant - but isn’t the core impeachment allegation that aid to Ukraine to fight the Russians was held up to make the Ukrainians open an investigation into the president's main rival in the coming election? The president’s phone call and the subsequent testimony seems to support this. If this is true, are you and the Republicans saying that’s OK? And if it’s not OK (or if it’s not true), why shouldn’t the Senate use it’s subpoena power to get first hand witnesses and get to the truth in a fair trial?

DLJohnson

OnTheFence2020: Did Ukraine get the aid ? Did Ukraine open an investigation ? Did Joe Biden threaten to with hold aid to Ukraine if they did not fire a prosecutor he wanted fired? Is that OK?

They Democrats in the House claimed that they had the truth and based their impeachment articles on that information. That's what should be tried on because that is what they voted on in the House.

Or do you now believe that the Democrats in the House screwed up and put the cart before the horse?

E pluribus

Actually , DLJ, you’re not responding to my question at all. What about the very real demographic time bomb that will blow up the GOP if it’s ignored? Continuing to repeat your opinions, while ignoring the statistics, is just whistling in the dark. It's a darkness that will descend on the Republican Party if it continues to only appeal to a base of old white men. Look at all the white faces of GOP politicians and the sea of white faces at Trump rallies for a reality check.

Jolly Roger

★ Actually, DLJ, at first I wasn’t “smitten” by Nancy P. (as you put it), but I’ve come to appreciate her political prowess. So here’s another strategic reason holding back the articles of impeachment could affect the 2020 elections: She’s already invited Trump to give his State of the Union Address on February 4. Suppose she can delay his rubber stamp Senate “exoneration” until AFTER he’s scheduled to give his address. Can you imagine what his speech will be like? I sure can. It will be a voter-frightening, self-pitying, narcissistic and threatening harangue like no State of the Union we’ve ever witnessed. And I can’t wait to tune in! Pelosi’s playing chess and your man’s playing tiddlywinks. ★

DLJohnson

Jolly Roger: Your Pinocchio nose is growing! You're like a giddy school boy with your sophomoric crush on Miss Nancy.

ClownsRus

DLJ, are you OK? Your responses are making less and less sense. I’m starting to be concerned.

Friedrich Farmer

DLJ, how can anyone take you seriously? Presumably you wrote this opinion piece to have us consider your sincere perspective. But instead of responding to Jolly Roger, you call him a liar and make fun of him for appreciating the skill of the wrong people. I’m beginning to see this is your usual M.O. and I’m learning to discount everything you say.

GBR SD

In the face of warnings from the Pentagon that the hold on military aid to Ukraine could be illegal, an official from the Office of Management and Budget made it clear that the order to keep the freeze in place came directly from President Donald Trump, according to unredacted documents reviewed by Just Security.

DLJohnson

GBR SD: You do like on-line forums that include this disclaimer on their web page, "The views expressed on this site are attributable to their individual authors writing in their personal capacity only, and not to any other author, the editors, or any other person, organization or institution with which the author might be affiliated or whom the author may advise or represent in legal proceedings". We all know what opinions are like and that everyone has one.

Is "could be illegal" the same as illegal? Is that similar to; is almost pregnant the same as pregnant?

GBR SD

What part of "unredacted" don't you understand? All you do is deflect and no-answer every comment. Answer questions without having a question in your answer...how hard is that? (A shot of your own medicine there!)

DLJohnson

Putin: Вы не могли бы ни на что рассчитывать в жизни. Таким образом, вы решили быть незначительным.

DLJohnson

ClownsRus: I see that you did not take the cure for Cranial Rectal Inversion.

DLJohnson

E pluribus: What demographic time bomb are you referring to; the Democrats, radical left and "democratic socialists" imploding on themselves?

Jolly Roger

★ The statistics say white folks are a shrinking demographic who will become greatly outnumbered by the rest of America’s diversity. Since non-whites have largely rejected the present GOP, what will become of a future GOP? Keep whistling past the graveyard, Big Boy! ★

DLJohnson

JR (Little Boy): Seems that are large number of non-whites voted for GOP candidates and voted for and support President Trump. You mentioned graveyard...isn't that where the Democrats get many of their voters?

ClownsRus

You’re making such a big deal of pseudonyms (a time honored device since the Founding Fathers wrote the Federalist Papers under the pseudonym "Publius.") So are you acknowledging you’re the Douglas Johnson who wrote this opinion piece?

DLJohnson

ClownsRus: I acknowledge that I wrote the opinion piece. Now you have to acknowledge that you are a coward who cannot stomach public scrutiny and that you have to cower behind a pseudonym.

DLJohnson

ClownsRus: Do I understand your correctly............you are saying it's time honored to be a coward?

DLJohnson

GBR SD: What makes you think I have a reason to trust anything that comes from Just Security?

OnTheFence2020

DLJ. There is no evidence of voter fraud. You continue to ignore the clear demographic implosion of the GOP. As the sheer number of your postings indicate, your polemical strategy is to take an indefensible position and then defend it with fact-free insults. If you can’t respond to this, can you at least grace me with one of your better insults? Thank you for your consideration.

DLJohnson

OnTheFence2020: The best defense is a good offense. My offense must be working because you are starting to implode. Therefore my position is not indefensible. You just need to look into the investigations of voter fraud and how people who are deceased show up as voting. While the investigation did not identify those responsible and did not result in criminal charges, it did result in a number of votes cast discounted and rejected.

E pluribus

Mr. Johnson, I suspect that really isn't a band uniform like Jolly R and the Clown tease you. You probably really are a military man. A true warrior might be quite dismayed at a draft-avoiding Commander in Chief who undermines Military discipline by coddling war criminals. Do you have a non-insulting response?

DLJohnson

E pluribus: Please identify yourself so I can determine if you posses the qualities of character required to face and accept the hard truth. Are you talking the same military discipline that caused Army leaders to rejected the nomination of an Army Captain William Swenson for the Medal of Honor because he pointed out their failure to send support when requested during combat operations. Thanks to Dakota Meyer, some law makers and Capt. Swenson's unit mates for standing up for him. A true warrior is not dismayed by a Commander in Chief who holds them in high esteem for the difficult decisions they must make in a split seconds in highly stressful situations. Watch who you call a war criminal. If you want to see a true war criminal, you need to look into the eyes of the democrats mourning the death of an Iranian terrorist who was responsible for many American deaths. Was that non-insulting enough for you?

E pluribus

It may not have been insulting. But it wasn’t an answer. Thanks, anyway.

E pluribus 1/7/20 7:14 a.m.

antiteaparty

I have not heard of a single democrat mourn the death of Soleimani. Not surprised by this all out lie on your part there, Dougy. It is the GOPs playbook. Lie and scare. It's what you do when the facts don't back you up. But, do go on Doug. You're a disgusting disgrace.

Jolly Roger

Quintessential “whataboutism”. Our Dakota drum major can never answer a direct question.

DLJohnson

Jolly Roger: Pseudonyms do not deserve direct answers. Here endeth the lesson.

DLJohnson

E pluribus; What question do you want an answer for? The response, "You have not answered my question", comes from you quite often. It is hard to tell if this is a response from a human or a computer generated response due to your hiding behind a pseudonym.

DLJohnson

antiteaparty: Being a disgusting disgrace to you is an honor I accept. If you were someone significant I would be concerned. But, because you are insignificant I have no concern.

DLJohnson

antiteaparty: Do I need to send you a hurt feelings report?

antiteaparty

Not at all. I am completely fine with your insane rantings. You lay out clear who you are.

DLJohnson

antiteaparty: Classic, a patient inside the assylum

DLJohnson

antiteaparty: How novel for an inhabitant of an asylum to use insane to describe those outside the asylum.

GiftofTheMAGA

Mr. Douglas Johnson, I’m so proud of your defense of our Chosen One in the face of these atheists’ attacks. You’re so inspiring!! We know the Iranians are going to fight back. Can you please make a military man’s case for wiping them off the planet? God did it with Sodom and Gomorrah. And now He can do it again, if we just Nuke these Heathens back into the stone age. I’m sorry I can’t reveal my true name, but you know how viciously oppressed true Christians are

ClownsRus

How amusing! Dougie posted so many distractions and insults to defend his lame letter that now everyone knows his real name. Naturally, he wants us all to “out“ ourselves! But here’s an idea: Let’s see how many of his posts we can provoke. Maybe we can make him set a new record. Or maybe we’ll make him retreat. Either way It’s win-win!! Your move, Sweetheart!

DLJohnson

All of you who hide behind a pseudonym do not have an opinion worth listening to. You fear taking personal ownership of an opinion mostly because you do not believe in what comes out of your mouth or what you put on paper. You are the people who stir the pot for the shear joy of controversy.

One thing is certain in life, we will all die some day. It is up to you if you pass with honor or as a coward. I can see it now: Here lies ClownsRus. He did not amount to much in life. He chose to hide in the shadows of anonymity and to stir the pot of discord. He fears ridicule and lacks the moral courage to defend his views, why else hide behind a pseudonym? Yes, fear is his nemesis and in the end he reached his goal and lived up to his name, Clown.

Jolly Roger

★ You nailed it, ClownsRus. Good work! Dougie’s already up to 32 out of 68 posts‼️ He’s begging for a “pseudonym reveal” to feed his childish ad hominem ramblings. Why can’t he do something useful, and help his fellow Trumpster, GiftofTheMAGA, make the case for Armageddon? Could it be he’s really a washed up Drum Major who’s better at twirling his baton than weighing in on military affairs? ★

DLJohnson

Jolly Roger the cartoon makes an appearance. Trump still has the lunatic Democrats in the House jumping around wasting time on nonbinding resolutions. Every day the Democrats give more and more evidence as to why they should not be in positions of powers.

Dr. Drew is considering running in the next election to unseat Adam Schiff. More and more people are moving away from your political point of view. Maybe this is how the swap will be drained.

DLJohnson

Jolly Roger: Didn't realize that it was so easy to get the "pseudonym cartel" worked up and to overtax their limited level of intellect. JR- as far as weighing into military affairs- sinking your ship would be easy.

ClownsRus

Keep up the good work! That’s 34! Half of all these posts are yours now, Dougie! Hey, I know. Why don’t you swap out that silly photo of yours for a pic of your most prestigious military award? That would establish your warrior bona fides. Your Cub Scout Bobcat badge will do if you don’t have anything better.

DLJohnson

Clown- are you just a jerk while hiding behind your pseudonym or are you like that all the time? I think I figured out why you hide behind a pseudonym, you want to spare embarrassing your family with your conduct. Too late, you've already rung that bell.

DLJohnson

Clown: You are now up to counting in the double digits. Good for you. By the way, is that t he best insult you can come up with? Sad, very sad.

Jolly Roger

★ 36. Dougie, if that’s not your high school band uniform, and you really did ”serve,” then you were just a pogue “wannabe.” Your phony, foolish, tough-guy talk sounds like something I’ve heard many times coming from behind a desk in an air-conditioned office. Real warriors don’t need to blow smoke. But that’s what what pogues always do in the presence of infantry. Or are you an example of “Stolen Valor”?★

DLJohnson

Jolly Roger: Did I ever arrest you and throw you into our local hoosegow? You remind me a lot of a punk I dealt with in the past. Or is you nick name Jody? You might not want to go down the road you can not come back from. But making good decisions is not your forte. Just look at you track record. The only "wannabe" is you pretending to be a pirate. By the way...it's POGs (People other than Grunts) dumb a**.

Jolly Roger

37. How old are you, Pops? Do you know how to use the Internet? Google “Pogue”? Maybe it was “POG” back in the day, but I guess I was born too recently to know that ancient history - if it’s even real. This makes me think you’re a “Stolen Valor” case instead of a desk jockey. But you can’t even credibly play the part. Talk tough to us, sweetheart!!

DLJohnson

JR: Just what I thought, a disrespectful young punk. Perhaps you identify with the WWI referred definition of the word. Another poor decision on your part. You don't get old making the mistakes you are making. Just grab your binky and retire to your corner where you are king/Queen (can't tell because of your hiding behind a pseudonym) to cower from the realities of life.

E pluribus

Just decided to check in, and here you are - still trading insults! So this is as good a time as any - for what it’s worth - to see if you might have a rational response. The very real demographic time bomb I am referring to will inevitably descend on the Republican Party as it continues to only appeal to a demographically shrinking base of white folks. Look at all the white faces of GOP politicians and the sea of white faces at Trump rallies for a reality check. You can’t deny it - the statistics bear this out. This part of America is steadily shrinking. What do you recommend the GOP do?

DLJohnson

E pluribus: When I look at the GOP I see diversity. Unlike the Dems, the GOP does not attract the poor soles who are easily brainwashed. Many Dems are being turned off by their own party due to how far left they've gone. The GOP doe not have to do anything because the Dems are destroying themselves.

E pluribus

Mr. Johnson, I struggle to see a logical connection between the diversity you see in the white GOP and the Dems’ brainwashing of poor souls. Can only white folks resist brainwashing? Is that why people of color are mostly Democrats? Is this what you really mean? Probably not. But that’s how it sounds What did you actually intend?

Anyway, you’re saying Republicans will survive with just white people because the Dem’s are destroying themselves. No action needed. Frankly, this sounds more like your sincere hope than a serious analysis

DLJohnson

E pluribus: You are a seriously flawed person. There are persons of color in the GOP so, no I am not saying the GOP will only survive with white people. It does appear that the GOP attracts people with higher character from all walks of life. I am not saying that only whites can resist brainwashing. I am saying people of character of all races, creeds and colors resist brainwashing and those people are attracted to the GOP.

The Dems historically have targeted people who make a career of taking from the government and other taxpayers instead of contributing. The Dems keep dangling the carrot on the stick to attract and keep dependent those they target.

I do not think that you are as diverse as you pretend to be by displaying a colorful State silhouette. More evidence that you are contributing to the demise of the Democrat Party. Now, before you throw a"hissy fit", you cannot take this comment personal. You are a pseudonym therefore you are fiction.

E pluribus

Well, on this unique occasion, you may be right - I AM a seriously flawed person, but that’s no reason to evade my very reasonable question concerning the long term survival of the GOP - regardless of who may win the coming elections. And this question concerns statistics readily available with just a few internet searches. Of COURSE there are members of color among the GOP membership, but not enough to keep their numbers of minority Representative and Senators from shrinking with each passing year. Why do you ignore this reality?

DLJohnson

E pluribus: I didn't realize that you also identify as a crystal ball. I think you are just putting forth wishful thinking. Keep selling the dangling carrot to attract those easily influenced and easily made dependent on the Dem party. It won't be long until the only minority in the congress is Democrats. Tic-toc, time is running out for your party.

ClownsRus

40. Dear Doug the POG, Others have been correcting your punctuation and grammar. I’m not qualified to go there. But I do know nonsensical word combinations when I see them. But what does it mean when you tell E pluribus: “I do not think that you are as diverse as you pretend to be by displaying a colorful State silhouette.” But POGey, by definition an individual can’t be “diverse.” You probably didn’t mean it. (I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.) I am honored to learn insultology from you, but you're disappointing me. Please say you’re being subtle here and tell me what I’m missing. Otherwise, can you please at least make your insults understandable?

DLJohnson

Did somebody of substance make a comment? Can't be...only see a clown.

DLJohnson

You say by definition an individual can’t be “diverse.” So you are saying they cannot be different and that they cannot show a great deal of variety. You may want to rethink your comment. Thanks you showing us your closed mind.

Jolly Roger

★ A picture is worth a thousand words. I zoomed in on your photo and I see you were a “Blue Falcon” (an MP). I should have done that long ago. Real Marines despised you Blue Falcons. You were the worst kind of Pogue/POG. You didn’t just hide from conflict, you guys loved to make life hard for grunts - the real warriors who take our fights to the enemy. No wonder you want to argue over nomenclature. You get to choose your label of shame, buddy. POG it will be. But either way, it explains a lot about who you were and are, Mr. Douglas Johnson. Let’s hear some more tough talk now, big guy. It all makes perfect sense now. ★

DLJohnson

JR: Jealousy or envy on your part. Because we know you don't have what it takes to earn the title of Marine.

ClownsRus

42. Even listening to Doug the POG, I learn something. When I Google “POG,” I come up with “Person of Girth.” So I’m getting an insight: Someone who needs to pretend to be a warrior is more likely to be overweight. Even in his picture from younger days, our pudgy POG looks like he doesn’t miss too many meals Did they make fun of you on the playground, pumpkin? Our POGEY-Poo needs compassion - not contempt. Does Weight Watchers issue uniforms?

ClownsRus 1/16/20 4:35 p.m.

DLJohnson

Clown: You must have been severely bullied as a child. Maybe brought on by your cowardly behavior. You and JR are in the same the same boat of jealousy and envy. Those without life experiences have to rely on Google to tell them what to think and what to do. Are you one of those people being controlled by a machine? I believe that Emmett Kelly would be insulted that you are using his likeness to hide behind.

Jolly Roger

One last comment on your pathetically naive letter, Mr. POG. I salute Nancy Polosi. She’s completely out-maneuvered your Captain Bone Spurs. Look at all the new and damning evidence that has come out during her withholding of the Articles of Impeachment. (This is probably the first you’ve heard of this.) FoxNews will tell you Trumpster true-believers what you are supposed to think. And they’ll help the Senate ram through a sham trial. But they won’t write history - Nancy P has seen to that. And if the Dems do manage to retake the Senate - it will be because she’s forced the GOP Senators to reveal a basic personality trait you share with them - craven cowardice.

DLJohnson

JR: And if the Dems do manage to retake the Senate. After the election in November the unemployment line will be filled Democrat politicians. I'm sure that President Trump will insure that jobs are created where their talents can be utilized. We know that a lot of manure comes out of their mouths, so they should be pretty good at shoveling it.

E pluribus

Mr. Johnson, you have created a serious security vulnerability by NOT using a pseudonym.

From your careless postings on these pages, everyone knows your full name and middle Initial, your MOS in the Marines and that you either did (or do) work in law enforcement in Yankton SD.

Google “Douglas Johnson Yankton SD” and see how much information is available to any wacko who might not take your vicious insults with just an eye roll, like I do.

And if anyone pays $20 to one of the online background checkers, they’ll get your telephone number(s) to call and announce they’ll drop by for “dinner.” You might be on the menu.

My friendly advice is to create a pseudonym for yourself if you want to BOTH sleep well AND keep bullying people.

DLJohnson

E pluribus: I sleep just fine thank you very much. Nice of you to out yourself as one of those wackos. If you are the representative of the caliber of wackos out there I'll be just fine. It is all mind over matter. I do not mind because you do not matter. Thanks for providing a starting place to investigate if manure or unsolicited items start showing up. Remember, you are only and I.P. address away. No matter how hard you try you will always miss something while trying to erase your digital footprint. Remember, hiding behind a pseudonym doesn't necessarily make you anonymous. Maybe this is a trap to see how far you will go with your attempt at "cyber terrorism"?

E pluribus

Mr. Johnson, one more thing. I anticipate you’ll tell me your not afraid of anybody. (After all, you probably have a badge and a gun.) But any clever 12-year old can order a load of manure delivered to your address. Or call 911 to report a domestic disturbance. Or easily get your cell phone number on robo call lists. (Are you getting the picture?) Even big, tough cops can’t protect themselves from enemies in cyberspace.

E pluribus

It’s certainly true, Mr. Douglas L. Johnson - nobody’s really anonymous in cyberspace. National agencies more powerful than city police departments can cut through to the identity of almost anyone.

However, those resources are not wasted on someone like me who has never threatened anyone or even called anyone a name, but has happened to irritate a hot-tempered city cop. And they are VERY unlikely to be wasting national resources helping you get revenge on a manure-dumping 12-year-old.

You - on the other hand - call names and make silly threats all the time. All the while you broadcast your personal information so it’s clear to any unstable loser, just who you are - by reading your own words. I hope we didn’t pay you to work undercover.

ClownsRus

45. This is funny. Once a POG always a POG. Big Lyle is trying to intimidate E pluribus with the powerful threat of federal law enforcement, which (of course) any washouted cop can bring down on the heads of those who irritate them.

Put me on your list too, POGEY-poo. It does scare me a bit, but it’s good to know that America has so few threats that our national security agencies have time to take your phone call.

OnTheFence2020

I just couldn’t help checking in to see how this extended dialogue was progressing.

E pluribus just told Sergeant DLJ how his careless words and refusal to use a pseudonym has revealed his true identity to everyone. DLJohnson then tries to pass off his naive stupidity as a clever ruse to ensnare E pluribus. “Maybe this is a trap to see how far you will go with your attempt at ‘cyber terrorism’ "?

Like many a POG, DLJ is just a big bag of hot air. He’s lucky the Marines never put him at risk as a warrior. He can’t protect himself - let alone the rest of us.

Hopefully the Press & Dakotan won’t let anyone post his address and phone number which he’s made so easily available to anyone who searches for it.

ClownsRus

POGEY-poo, I’m starting to be concerned about you, Pumpkin. First you were telling us that an individual can be “diverse,” and now... Tell me again, how is it that Democrats winning the Senate equals out-of-work Democratic Politicians? The bottom line requirement for an insult is that it be understandable. Do you still have VA benefits? We know POGs can’t have PTSD, but still, I hear the VA has some great therapists.

DLJohnson

E Pluribus, Clowns and OntheFence2020: It is sad how easy it is to push your buttons. Slowly inhale and exhale and then drift off to your happy place. It was easy to take you off of the subject of impeachment and the obstruction conduct of people in congress. Just remember that you are sheep and "the wolves in congress are leading you to your slaughter". In a way you are proving the Milgram Experiment by going from a point of view to an attack on the character of another. You are not the free thinking individuals you think you are. You would have made Adolph Eichmann proud.

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