There are times when posting a comment online to an article has its advantages — one can respond with some great emojis that get right to the point, the angry face, the thumbs down, the head slap ... you get my point. You can’t do that in a letter to the editor, but I will try in my response to Sheryl Massaro’s rather lengthy tear-down of our president in Wednesday’s paper, “He does not love us.”

I’m not sure where to start with her remarks. Is it the “He does not love us”? Or how about “He wants his names on buildings” or “He wants other people’s money”? There’s also “They are all very average people, though maybe three are beautiful,” and of course, “Indictments against him” and the real kicker, “these people in Congress love our country!”

I think the last quote deserves a head-slapping/thumbs-down emoji. Too many in Congress do not love our country, which has been demonstrated over and over by their remarks/actions since Trump has taken office. From the day he was elected, there have been those who would not accept the results, so the tearing down began, criticism for everything he tries to do, day in and day out, every day.

Pray tell me why he would put up with (and continues to do so) if he didn’t love this country?

There was a new “illness” that came into being when our president was elected: TDS, Trump Derangement Syndrome. Hopefully those afflicted like Ms. Massaro will find some help/advice. “He is watched like a hawk by God ... you’d better listen.” I hear HIM loud and clear!

Denise Price

Adamstown

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eleanormp

Trump only loves himself. We see and hear that evidence every single day he is in office. He's a pathetic lying moron.

rikkitikkitavvi

Eleanormp only listens to anti-Trump news. She is a progressive lemming running for the cliffs edge at full speed. We see evidence in every single comment she post at fnp

DickD

Trump loves us? Great! I was so afraid that Trump is trying to get N.Korea to nuke us. Or maybe that Trump is whispering all kinds of under cover secrets to Putin. . Maybe he was just punishing our mid west farmers because they shouldn't have to work so hard and now that China will not be buying their produce they will have more time to sleep. Naturally he loved us when he gave billionaires and large corporations a tax cut, so more of us can work at minimum wages and delay the tax increases his deficit spending will cause.



How could anyone believe lover boy Trump would hire a prostitute and lie about it?



No, we know Trump wouldn't do any of that, he loves us too much. It is only because he is POTUS that he is violating the emolouments law, really nothing that he causes. . And because Trump works so hard watching Faux News and tweeting he just has to relax and spend all the rest of his time playing golf.



We are so lucky, we just need to count our blessings and read the Bible some. .Maybe 2 Corinthians?

awteam2000

Ouch!!! Facts hurt 😞

rikkitikkitavvi

Stop being afraid dik. The only thing to fear is fear itself.

MRS M

Ms. Price, I, for one, would like to thank you for your very enlightening letter to the FNP. You can see, I hope, how much rigorous discussion your letter has prompted on whether Donald Trump loves his country or not. For my part, I had no idea whatsoever that there was a "head slap" emoji, AND that "too many in Congress do not love our country". I'm staying tuned, hoping you'll write another informative letter to the FNP, just so we can know who those members of congress are who don't love our country. I, for one, would love to know. Now let me go find that emoji................

rikkitikkitavvi

[ohmy]Wow! No attack Mrs. M? I applaud you. There must be a Blue moon in the forecast for tonight.[thumbup][love]

MRS M

Thank you so much, rik. Your praise speaks for itself..........................

rikkitikkitavvi

It was a one off. Don't let it go to your head. I'm 99.999% positive we will be back at each others throats in the near future.

rikkitikkitavvi

I think I'll go watch a movie on tubitv. "The Evil That Men do" with my man Charles Bronson sounds like a winner. HA HA. I never get tired of winning MAGA 2020 to you all. I'll be back later this evening. Bye for now.

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gary4books

You work too hard. Let it be.

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shiftless88

I wonder if rikki realizes that his behavior is exactly what the President stated yesterday that we should condemn.


hayduke2

Sorry but TDS actually means Trump Defense Syndrome. Those inflicted spin, modify, turn a blind eye, embrace and spread fake news in defense of the president's actions regardless of how absurd they may be.

rikkitikkitavvi

Show me your work and I'll show you mine.[love]



Trump Derangement Syndrome:

Unhappiness caused by the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States. Sufferers display an inordinate loathing for and preoccupation with Donald Trump. The grief and distress they suffer is real.

gary4books

Beto has found his voice. He IS right.

rikkitikkitavvi

HAHAHA @thebookguy 9:44

threecents

I think a lot of people, including the letter writer, do not understand the difference between "love" and "like". For example, when a football player takes a knee during the anthem, it usually means they don't like some things about the country - such as white supremacy and institutional racism. In no way does it mean they don't love the country. You can dearly love the country and still loudly (or in the example, quietly) complain about what is wrong with it. On the other hand, what Trump said about Baltimore, one of our great cities, I think goes into the hate category. He is such a narcissist that it is hard to believe he loves anything other than himself.

Thewheelone

Threecents[thumbup][thumbup]

shiftless88

Yes. It is like a marriage where you sometimes have a disagreement that may carry on for some time. Like some aspect of spending money, or moving, or raising your child. You may even get mad. But that does not mean you do not love your spouse.

rikkitikkitavvi

Thank you Doctor zerocents for your unsolicited yet inciteful observations and conclusion. Now go to your safe space before you melt.

threecents

Rikki, It's probably my imagination, but I sense some hostility from you.

rikkitikkitavvi

Hostility? Not at all, but I do sense your hatred towards everything Trump. You aren't trying to play the victim are you zerocents?

threecents

Rikki, You are certainly perceptive about my feelings toward Prez Trump. He is the gift that keeps on giving. I hope I don't appear to be playing a victim. I am doing fine; it is the souls of the deplorables that I worry about.

public-redux

And then there is TCS — Trump Condonement Syndrome. People afflicted with TCS excuse otherwise reprehensible behavior when Trump does it.

rikkitikkitavvi

Here's another one THCS Trump Hamburger Condiment Syndrome. Definition is: People that obsess over what the President puts on his hamburgers.

public-redux

Hey, Dennis, how ya doin?

threecents

I like coleslaw, tomatoes, and onions.

awteam2000

Mine with bacon and cheese. Followed by heartburn.

rikkitikkitavvi

Coleslaw? on a burger? That doesn't sound very tasty to me. I think the coleslaw would overpower the burger. Too each his own. Maters, Mayo, onions, a dab of ketchup and hot sub peppers.

rikkitikkitavvi

Heart attack city aw. I should know.

DickD

I would leave off the coleslaw.

DickD

Mayo, ric? You are going to clog up all of your arteries. .Have to agree on the coleslaw.

gary4books

But does he love all of us? When he raises our taxes? Or adds tariffs to what we buy? Or wants to "send them back?" Even when they are local people? It is not a syndrome to dislike some of Mr. Trump's actions. To me, it is just common sense. When elected representatives in our Congress make suggestions, they do not "hate the USA" but want to make it better. So do I.


jsklinelga

Denise,

Keep posting and writing. Unfortunately in the FNP there seems to be too selective a process for allowing certain comments while deleting others quite arbitrarily. That is a shame. Tempers are rising to a dangerous level in this country.

Yesterday I promised I would end my subscription after I visit the Managing Editor, if possible, to raise my concerns. Much of the anger in this country can be tied directly to biased journalism. I am glad the FNP printed your letter. Adios and good fortune.

gary4books

Adios. You will be missed.

Thewheelone

Ms. Price, in no way is my response here to denigrate you; we have far too much of that (admittedly sometimes by myself) in our society and in this forum. What I need is an understanding of why someone like you, a seemingly reasonably intelligent person, capable of discretionary thought, can support someone who is so morally, ethically and educationally bankrupt as President of the United States. All the lies he has told, the people he has insulted, the women he has patronized and the divisive tone and words he uses do not resemble anyone a person like you or me could trust with holding any political office, particularly the highest one in the land. I just don't get it; his revolving door administration is a train wreck. Some of his friends are either in or going to jail for corruption and lies, yet his approval rating according to Fox News and the Washington Post is around 45%. I have not seen as much turmoil in this country since the Vietnam era and yet the president's base of support in congress and among the public remains strong. I want to know why, I want to hear from citizens how their lives are so much better because Mr. Trump is in the the president. Please tell me, Ms. Price, how your life is better these days.

hayduke2

Wheel - well said. [thumbup][thumbup]

awteam2000

Thewheelone,



That’s a very good question, ...



I think they will claim it’s their 401k’s. But they have to either share Trump’s racist bias to believe he loves all America and what the country stands for.

Trump has created controversy for years with incendiary hateful rhetoric that is often directed at people of color, women and non/Christians. His adversary campaign style purposely pits America against each other. At rallies promotes violence to his mobs at on other Americans then accepts no responsibility for their actions. He has told Americans “go back to their country”. All the non-stop insults to individuals, families and entire American communities. But worst of all, he has innocent American blood on his hands ... Do they not here him? Not know? Feel it’s fine? Or don’t care? Or maybe simply agree.



Yeah they can excuse all that... the attacks aren’t about me. “Those people aren’t like me. They deserve it.”

🤷‍♂️

Tcb2468

Denise, I would love to know the same. With the addition, how can any woman support a misogynist? That baffles me. He has no shame and has brought great shame and division to America. He is a sniveling coward who received many military deferments, but yet, there are enough women like you and likeminded men who support him. My only conclusion is misguided rage, bigotry, a sense of importance at the expense of others.

hayduke2

Oh,, they will claim the economy is the booming, and refer to employment figures without really looking into who that economy is benefiting or the type of jobs folks are doing. They will also ignore the positive economic bubble we have been in for the past 8 years. They will find an excuse to dismiss the negative actions of this administration or simply buy into the false promises and claims made daily while falling back on "you don't love your country" or you are a " socialist' or similar. Really is kind of sad.

rikkitikkitavvi

Sounds like such a personal hatred to our President tcb. Your conclusion is one of your own making as it is with all the other haters. Haters gonna hate even if they have to spin an issue one-hundred eighty degrees to fit their sad agenda.

rikkitikkitavvi

Sure it is wheely. You and your kind, phydo comes to mind keep asking the same question in a thousand different ways expecting a different answer and when someone veers a millimeter off the path you and yours attack, you swarm, you spit insults and names. Yours are a pathetic lot and it all boils down to "but it was my turn to be President. You promised." Well it didn't turn out that way and now the I'm with her and the past Administration adorers will do anything and everything to crucify Donald J. Trump. It ain't gonna work. The funny thing about this is, DJT is not only My President... but he is also Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's President. Ain't that a bite in the behind? [innocent]

Thewheelone

Rikki, did you read one attack, or insult in my post? You don't know me and thus, you don't know my "kind." With that being said, can you please answer the questions I posed in my response to Ms. Price? Other than the enjoyment you seem to get in this forum, tell me how your life is better now with DJT in the white house.

rikkitikkitavvi

Thewheelone Aug 6, 2019 1:43pm



Rikki, did you read one attack, or insult in my post?

Yes I did. It was one long lingering insulting attack against the President of these United States. I suspect if you tell the lies you and your 'squad' have been spewing for so very long it begins to look like the truth to you. It is not. It is a mirage that the talking heads have been indoctrinating into you low information voters. Go soak your head in cold water. It may or may not help. Good luck and God bless.

Thewheelone

Once again you assume you know something about me, that I am a "low information voter," and that I lie. Once again I tell you that you do not know me or anything that I know, so now that you have vented your dislike for my post, can you answer the question I posed? .

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Thewheelone

That sounds like a nice place, Rikki. I am not sure why the president and his being in office had anything to do with that, but you must have your reasons and they very well could be on target. My financial life has been pretty much the same as it has been for most of my working and retired life. We do just fine, have a nice home, relatively good health, etc. Why my life is worse is because I cannot stand to see how divided our country has become and yes, I do put it at the hands of the president and his administration, as well as most of the do nothing legislative branch of our government. I am a life long student of history and cannot compare the president favorably with anyone who ever held the office. I cannot stand to see the erosion of our planet from man made events and that it has become a hot political point, rather than a rallying cry to bring us together to do something to change it. Most scientists who know a heck of a lot more about it than me are all saying the same thing. So my worse stuff is more intrinsic than economic. In my opinion, there has been a horrendous lack of leadership in this country since the current administration took office and subsequently in the ways I mentioned, my life has gotten worse.

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rikkitikkitavvi

It is. You and yours keep moving the goal posts for this President. You shortened the playing field for the past administration. How does that work. Oh yeah, control the media AND the talking points on every network owned by the big six to make one a golden child that can do no wrong while labeling the other a demon. Yep, that's the ticket. It's only gotten worse in your head wheely. It's the narrow-mindedness of the hate/destroy Trump t all costs mind set.

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Thewheelone

Sorry Rikki, but I am not one who lives by the code of the media, whatever their agendas may be. I base my conclusions on what comes out of the mouths of people, how they act and not by what others say about them. As for my historical perspective, I rely on knowledge I have gained from multiple sources who research and document their sources. So really, all that stuff you mentioned has not caused my ideas to have "gotten worse" in my head. After the election I vowed to give the president the benefit of doubt, that things would change about his personality and that he would cease the disparaging things he said about others. One of his first comments that started me thinking that this guy is not right for the job was to call the white house "a dump." That seemed so elitist and disrespectful to me that of the many things he has said that reinforces my opinion of him, it is the one that I clearly remember. Those "sh#@hole countries," was another. So my thinking about the president has been forged by his words and actions that I see and hear him say, not by somebody else's interpretation and spin. Please give me and "my kind" a little more credit. PS I soaked my head; it did not work!

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rikkitikkitavvi

Well then wheely we must agree that we are on different ends of the political spectrum and no further comments will advance any type of capitulation from either side. Agreed? In other news, Don't you hate it when you open a sleeve of Graham crackers, my personal favorite, and see that half of them are broken? That really gets my goat. Makes it difficult to put the peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips on them.

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Thewheelone

Yes that is annoying, Rikki. We found some common ground!

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rikkitikkitavvi

Thewheelone Aug 7, 2019 5:43pm



Yes that is annoying, Rikki. We found some common ground!



Very annoying wheelone. guess I can live with it if you can

Obadiah Plainsmen

Good for you Jim, however the FNP does not delete comment by random.They delete those that get too close to the truth of the FNP leftist agenda, which is to silence those that do not walk lockstep with their ideology.There are many avenues to travel to get the news of Frederick, the FNP is not one I wish to go on.

threecents

Paranoia much? I don't think they care enough about our comments to delete them just because of ideology. Get over yourself.

Dwasserba

Each day a newspaper is fresh and important and the next, it lines the birdcage. So now because we can comment and it hangs out there how long, potentially forever (?) comments somehow matter? If so, wouldn't there be more of a process to selecting commenters than "choose a screen name" and more editing than "report"? Reading without ever posting is entertainment. Posting is a sign of....what? Hand-eye-brain coordination? Well! Isn't that special!

hayduke2

three and gary - [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

rikkitikkitavvi

Yes they do.

rikkitikkitavvi

Worse things have happened in this world because of an ideology cents. Look at islam

gary4books

It is possible that what you call the truth is not.

rikkitikkitavvi

Did you look in the mirror as you were saying that?

gary4books

My face is always with my writing with my Army blue shirt ane insignia. http://www.milbadges.com/corps/USA/intelligence

hayduke2

Conspiracy theories abound! FNP leans left[lol][lol][lol]

hayduke2

Sorry that you are filled with so much anger jsk. Enjoy your day.

smassaros

I must point out that FNP has published 2 letters in response to my 1 letter, so I’m afraid I cannot agree with you on their bias. In response to your letter, DJT hasn’t really tried to do anything. In fact, he’s actually encouraged and condoned the very opposite of most of his campaign promises. As long as a person truly puts God before DJT, I am happy.

rikkitikkitavvi

You must be worthy of two letters SM. You should feel proud. Hold that head high! Your voice has been heard by electronic and paper readers. That is quite an accomplishment. Can such an accomplishment go on the viral thingamahbob? Asking for a friend.

threecents

Some people babble like that when their blood sugar suddenly drops. You might want to get that checked.

gary4books

Do you mean that you do not know? About a bob? Oh my.

smassaros

Just holding my head up, rikki. No, such an accomplishment is no accomplishment, just FNP getting some excitement going. No, it cannot go viral.

DickD

[crying][scared]

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