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Willow

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Good morning 

 

well either I’m early or everyone else must be having a Labor Day hangover.  Not necessarily alcohol induced could be too tired.  
 

So, I’m sitting here thinking about how ridiculous the two main political parties have become. The mayor of Portland blamed Trump and the Republicans for his troubles because they were defending government property from his rioters.  Never mind that he has allow them to clash in Portland for several years.  They come near his home and all of a sudden he disappears and the police start trying to stop them.

 

Biden blames Trump for the unrest but suddenly changes his tune.  Trump blames everything on Pelosi and the Dems and continues to suggest Biden is to old and infirm.  
 

Trump claims to be a friend of transgenders but tries to take away our right to medical care or to serve our country even though a lot of us already did.  The military didn’t suffer for it  any more than it does having mixed races, or women.  Two things previously thought to be problematic.  Time to stop the divisiveness and come together for everyone’s good.

 

I’m voting Green Party this year as a statement vote.  They support our community, are moderates and if we could get enough of them in office around the country we could probably fix what’s wrong.

 

Time to come down from my podium.  Sorry if I offended anyone.  I’m just tired of the finger pointing and lack of progress.

 

Willow

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Well up early for darn reason. just wanted to I guess. Well the white crap is falling sideways about normal for WY.  Started about 4 or so.

 

Like I said, this girl ain't going out today.

 

Only thing I'll say about the problems is protesting is fine in my book. But when it starts getting violent, That is another story.

 

Kymmie

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20 minutes ago, KymmieL said:

 

 

Only thing I'll say about the problems is protesting is fine in my book. But when it starts getting violent, That is another story.

 

Kymmie

I don't endorse it either but historically for people of color, peaceful protests never did anything.  Civil rights in the 60s was stalled until riots started happening.  People/things don't change unless there is a painful stimulus.

 

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Bri, Yeah, you are correct. Somethings may have never changed if it weren't for open acts of violence. American history is actually full of them.

 

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Hi, First, I was 19 years old In college and yes, I will say that people rioted in 1968. The riots were over the death of MLK.  MLK didn’t call for riots he spoke about inclusion and peaceful demonstrations.  I HAVE A DREAM was all about inclusion not fighting.  In the larger cities that I am familiar with, Toledo, Detroit and Washington DC, the odd thing was in those cities the rioters burned the parts of the cities where they lived and shopped.  Many of the businesses Burned were black owned.  
 

who made the most difference, MLK or the riots?  I contend it was MLK.  
 

I have no issues with peaceful protest. That is what eventually started the Revolutionary War began, peaceful protest with escalation by the British.  
 

I know the protesters are angry over police killing men who didn’t deserve that.  But the Portland riots have gone on over three months with riots which begin at night after the legitimate protesters have gone home, and none of the mistreated people were from Portland.  These riots have little or nothing to do with police treatment of anyone in Portland.

 

but this wasn’t really my point in the first post.

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Jackie C.

Where all of the protest talk I've culled from "Good Morning, Coffee's on Me" ends up. As the political season heats up, please remember rule #15 and keep all political and religious topics in the correct forums. Thank you.

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