The Round Valley (Eagar and Springerville) Fourth of July parade to celebrate our wonderful country and what that country stands for, was seriously marred by an entry that featured children carrying cut-outs with targets on the front. To condone shooting-to-kill anyone in our country is unacceptable.

These targets were of actual, recognizable people. Is assassination of folks with different beliefs democracy? Don’t we vote our desires?

The children at and in that parade were exposed to what a dictatorship does to the opposition. Are these children primed to assassinate those with whom they disagree?

Caralee Cubbage

Springerville

(10) comments

Russ_in_WML

You libtards really get upset when one of yours is mocked. Strange at how we never hear from Demoncrats when they incite violence....hmmmm... "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that's when civility can start again." -Hillary Clinton "And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere." -Maxine Waters "Go to the Hill today. Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople." -Cory Booker "We owe the American people to be there for them, for their financial security, respecting the dignity and worth of every person in our country, and if there is some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it, but it shouldn’t be our original purpose." -Nancy Pelosi "Michelle always says, Michelle Obama, I love her. She and my wife are really tight. Which always scares me and Barack. Michelle always says, 'When they go low, we go high.' No. No. When they go low, we kick them." -Eric Holder "Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House." -Madonna "I told Jeb Bush after that debate that I thought he should have punched [Trump] in the face." -Nicolle Wallace "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time." -Johnny Depp “New details today on the incident that left Senator Rand Paul with six broken ribs – this might be one of my favorite stories.” -Kaisie Hunt "What we've got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box, and now there's the momentum to be able to do this." -Tim Kaine “Anyway, since we’re talking about bigotry, we have to mention Donald Trump. Sorry everyone. I know. I don’t want to give him any more oxygen. That’s not a euphemism, by the way. I mean it literally. Somebody get me the pillow they used to kill Scalia and I’ll do it, okay — I’ll do it." -Larry Wilmore “How do you resist the temptation to run up and wring [Sarah Huckabee Sanders'] neck?” -Nicolle Wallace “If the bully [President Trump] gets close, I’ll punch the bully in the mouth.” -Ricardo Rossello Just shut up about your float problems

cakeman

Intelligence two points above plant life!

peterh

Cakeman,Your giving them way too many POINTS !!!!!!

ArizAl

I wonder if these republicans are also teaching their kids to grab girls by the p*ssy like Trump is O.K.? To force themselves on girls is O.K., like Trump? To be a pathological liar like trump is O.K.? To be a racist like Trump? To have no integrity and swindle money from others? To be as unpatriotic as possible and help our country's enemies? To spread hate and division amongst people? Finally, are republicans in Springerville teaching their kids to follow Trump's example to never ask God for forgiveness, because as Trump said, "I have never done anything wrong to be forgiven."

dagwood

i think its absurd to think this will cause kids to kill because of a target. and AL is at it again. this is our country to. we have the right to voice our first amendment rights. that is what us in the military fought for. get over it already. i think the float was great. [beam]

ArizAl

dagwood I agree, you, like all americans, have all your Rights from the Bill of Rights and other natural Rights as well. Sooo, do you appreciate and acknowledge the fact that Native Americans, Hispanics, Jewish, Black, Oriental,caucasions, Italians, Irish, Muslims and many more americans of different races, different religions all have fought and died or were permanently injured defending your first amendment rights? When you see a VFW or American Legion float in a parade do you republicans do as the demagouge Trump is doing...attack members of the minority community? Do you agree with Trump publicly demeaning, degrading even white veterans of wars because they exercised their 1st Amendment rights to disagree with his policies.

dagwood

i do not agree with trampling anyone's rights. My kids are Hispanic, and three are black they where adopted. I personally don't Agree with socialism in any form of welfare. if they do not put any effort in. to get something for nothing does not work.So i will have people ask me about what about the single mom or disabled person. to me that is not what i am talking about here. i have a child with a disability. i had the DDD person tell me if i quit my job i could get more money than i make at my job. that is wrong my child got everything they needed from me working. i paid for it. nothing has been given to me for free. i enjoy it that way. Trump may have some faults for sure. but the republican party aligns more to my life style than the democrats. i don't feel i should cover someone else's heath care or housing because they choose not to work. I do not think we should give asylum to someone who has not been vetted. I'm part native american before you through that card. if someone is disabled they can still be contributing member of society. that's the problem.


ArizAl

dagwood, regarding your july 29th post: Socialism is a form of government in which the government owns all the means of production and distribution of goods and services. Look around in your community, there are no private for profit businesses that are owned and operated by the government any where. Socialism in the United States does not exist. However, learn to distinguish the difference between government socialism and an american social society that is the what our founding fathers created when they established our country. "We the people" are the very first words in the constitution,and in the Preamble which enumerates the purpose for which our country was formed. As a moral society we know that not everybody's life is the same and circumstances in which they find themselves are individually different, we should not sit in judgement of others. dagwood we are also a nation of laws, regulations, ordinances, policies in which conditions are supposed to be met to qualify for safety net programs. Give this a thought....it's a sad situation where woker's wages are less than the pittance a person can get on welfare. Whose at fault here the employer or the government?


che guevara

Such a disgusting spectacle is reminiscent of George Orwell's book 1984 , where the plebes are required on a daily basis to watch the " Two Minutes Hate " as mandated by the ruling party . During the Two Minutes Hate spectacle , the plebes are subjected to an array movie screens where enemy combatants from the perpetual wars against Eurasia are paraded amidst patriotic gigaw towards their executions - and the slaves / plebes cheer . This is then followed by the scenes of the state's number one enemy , Emmanuel Goldstein ( a manufactured enemy - sound familiar ? ) with cleverly crafted party propaganda bellowing in the background which is designed to whip the plebes into a hysterical patriotic frenzy whereby they become angry and violent and call for the death of Goldstein and all of the enemies of the state . Some things will never change , as animal psychology does indeed govern emotions , and it works the same around the world . Too - too sad . I would like to thank the good folks in Round Valley who orchestrated this disgusting spectacle for proving that the Forth Reich is alive and well here in the good ol' USA . Perhaps the next time that the local brain trust convenes at the Western Drug and Auto ( back by the am - a - nition counter ) they can consider burning dissidents at the stake ( or Stake Center ) for being un - a - murkan .

ArizAl

Che, no more burning at the stake. There is a reason that republican politicians blocked President Obama from closing Guantanamo Bay. There, any dissidents of the republican's Fascist Corporatist State be, they citizens or members of the press can be sent to be tortured and live a life encarcerated without due process of law. If republican President G.W. Bush could issue Executive Order # 13303 on May 22,2003 that would freeze the financial assets of american citizens for exercising their 1st Amendment Rights to protest the Iraq war,then, it is a very short step for Fascist demagouge Trump to declare another fake national emergency and railroad citizens or members of the press with made up terrorism charges and send them to Guantanamo.

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