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‘It is an outrages’: Illiterate racist trolls greet Obama’s arrival on Facebook with complaints and Trump chants

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President Barack Obama finally joined Facebook, and he was welcomed to the ubiquitous social media platform by both fans and critics.

He invited Facebook users to take a video tour of the White House lawn — and the haters, well, hated that.

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“Thanks for nothing!” complained Devin Lowrance. “I have a back yard too! I no longer get to enjoy it with my children and pets because I have to work countless hours to help pay for the health insurance that we have. Not only that, we’ve had to empty our 401K in order to afford to keep our insurance and our savings too!! So now, not only do I not get to enjoy MY backyard, I certainly won’t get to enjoy it in retirement either because we have none!! All thanks to you and the rest of the idiots in Washington.”

Many well-wishers thanked Obama for his service as president and even expressed regret they could not vote for him a third time — while others were counting down the days until Jan. 20, 2017.

“I can not wait for the day, when you are no longer President, and we no longer have to listen to your condescending, dribble. #Trump 2016,” posted Shirley Jensen.

One critic, a 29-year-old from Boston, was nostalgic for her youth during the Clinton and Bush presidencies.

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“I don’t like what our country has become, it is an outrages (sic),” posted Jenn Lee. “It’s harder to get a job, and a place to live, I am living from one place to another, barley (sic) getting by. it’s not OK for people from other countries to take our jobs, they don’t know anything in English, I am an American, but I feel trapped cuz we don’t have freedom of speech anymore, we can’t say or do anything cuz the true American. and Why is (sic) our holiday traditions getting taken away. we can’t say Mary Christmas, and can’t celebrate the birth of Jesus, without offending anyone. back when I was a child, we didn’t have this. bring back how it was in the 90s-00s cuz we were alot (sic) better then……. #BostonStrong.”

Some of the most strongly negative comments came in a post about Obama’s second inauguration, in 2013.

“Worst day in American history,” said Paul Arnold. “You are a disgrace to the oval office. Please resign.”

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Facebook users who displayed Confederate flags and upside-down American flags complained that Obama made them sick and had “torn the county apart” — and, of course, some of those comments were plainly racist.

“Did you take (the Oath of Office) with your Koran???” wondered Frank P. Coll.

“A SAD DAY for America too,” sniffed Matthew W. Gall. “The welfare leeches and useful idiots voted yes, the Producers and decent Americans voted NO. HURRY UP January 2017 so President Trump can take over.”

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5.0 earthquake strikes Ridgecrest, California — two months after 7.1

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Two months after the 7.1 earthquakes that hit outside of Los Angeles, another more modest quake was detected, ABC-7 reported.

While the location of the quake was about 20 miles north of Ridgecrest, California, at the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake. People as far away as Clark County, Nevada also felt the rumble Thursday afternoon.

https://twitter.com/ClarkCountyNV/status/1164643506494689280

It left several people asking if it was considered a foreshock or a really late aftershock from two months ago.

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New poll shows Republicans may get wiped out — in Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky

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This year, Republicans may be heading for a rough election in an unlikely state: Kentucky.

New internal Democratic polls reveal that the GOP is struggling in three critical Kentucky races taking place in November. In the gubernatorial race, incumbent GOP Gov. Matt Bevin is trailing Democratic Attorney General Steve Beshear 48 to 39.

Further down the ballot, the GOP is also vulnerable. In the attorney general race to replace Beshear, former Democratic state House Speaker Greg Stumbo is ahead 46 to 39 against Republican Daniel Cameron, the former legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And in the secretary of state race, where incumbent Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is retiring, Democratic former Second Lady of Kentucky and Miss America 2000 pageant winner Heather French Henry leads GOP former Justice Department lawyer Michael Adams 52 to 37.

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El Paso hospital forced to call out Trump’s lie that surgeons left the operating room to see him

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President Donald Trump bragged that he got an overwhelming welcome from Ohio and Texas when he went to visit survivors of the mass shootings before his latest vacation. Now, however, El Paso's University Medical Center is being forced to dispute the president's account of events.

"Not only did they meet with me, they were pouring out of the room. The doctors were coming out of the operating rooms. There were hundreds and hundreds of people all over the floor. You couldn’t even walk on it. So, you know, there’s a lot to happen," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday.

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