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Ugh, like we needed another reminder that this administration and everyone in it is terrible. "Best People" my patoot.


Those poor kids.



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Did you see the news that the Swamp Rat and Billy Barr have declared NYC, Seattle and Portland to be "anarchist cities," and on that basis will try to withhold all federal funding? Apparently they are "researching" to find others. No doubt they'll all be blue cities, in blue states, in the blue parts of the United States, where the majority of Americans reside. "We the People." Ha! It's "Us, the GOP Trumpites, trying to stage a takeover of the government of the United States."


I hope they're busy at Club Fed with gold plating the sink/toilet fixture in the cell reserved for Swampy. I also hope the Big Bad Barr gets John Mitchell's former digs -- the "disgraced Attorney General isolation cell."

~~Growling, Lee~~

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19 hours ago, Lee H said:

"Us, the GOP Trumpites, trying to stage a takeover of the government of the United States."

They seem to be doing rather well at it.

A minority president, minority senate, now a minority court - all nice and legal.

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Yeah... I'm, frankly terrified. I was hoping I'd never see my government go full authoritarian. Please vote.



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Me too. Could you have ever imagined having to ponder what the military would do if a voted out President declared the election invalid, and refused to surrender office to the President-elect? What if he surrounds the White House with his heavily armed anonymous little green men who have been practicing in Portland and Seattle? Along with the White Nationalist Division of the Drumpf Ee-jit Legion, it might be a formidable group of donkeys out there stroking their long guns and fantasizing. Would the Army cite the Posse Comitatus Act and stay home, or would they respond to the urgent pleas for help from -- who? The Democratic Senate? We need a majority in that Chamber. 


How about John and the Supremes? Would they sacrifice their principles and supposed commitment to the Constitution and the Rule of Law to support their Appointer-in-Chief?


I think the American democracy is teetering on the brink, and the American Experiment is on the fast track to failure. This is the most important election in my life, and I lived through Watergate and the Cuban Missile crisis.


POWER TO THE PEOPLE -- including us. VOTE!

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I'm kind of hoping that the US collapses just like the Soviets did and we mostly fracture into smaller units along ideological lines. I'd like to accomplish that with a minimum of bloodshed, but I think the military is too pumped for that to be a reasonable expectation.


Best case of course is a massive blue wave that lasts a couple of generations. The Republican party dissolves and the Democrats split into conservative and progressive wings.


Vote like your life depends on it. Because it does.



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Ouch! Collapses? Into small chunks? Entropy? I hope not, but I totally agree with the "massive blue wave."

Fixing things will require the wealth of the world's wealthiest nation. If Biden is elected, and the Dems control both Houses, his first term and a big proportion of his second will be trying to pick up the pieces. We've got to insist the Feds restore and improve upon the environmental protections, consumer protections, election protections, health-care protections, infrastructure rehabilitation, space exploration ... and I'm sure I missed some categories ... that those jackasses have torn asunder to increase the income equality. And I value the international cooperation of the Western Democracies, because Putin is a threat, and so is Xi. Putin runs a second rate country, but he and Trump are succeeding in dragging us down to that level.  Xi runs the biggest country in the world, and is buying the US. I want to live in a Western Democracy large and powerful enough to protect us.


I prefer English to Rooski or Mandarin, and transitioning with all of you safely to being stoned all alone in the town square. Even by being on this site, we've exposed ourselves to that unless our country can/will protect us. Ya know?


Damn. All this just takes too much testosterone.


~~With a hug right back at'cha, Lee~~

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18 hours ago, Lee H said:

I think the American democracy is teetering on the brink, and the American Experiment is on the fast track to failure. This is the most important election in my life, and I lived through Watergate and the Cuban Missile crisis.



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On 9/22/2020 at 11:03 AM, Jandi said:

A minority president, minority senate, now a minority court - all nice and legal.

As a veteran myself (as are a number of us here) I am totally disgusted by the current regime's systematic destruction of our democracy.  The GOP has become adept at playing the system to overrule the will of the majority of Americans.

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5 hours ago, Jackie C. said:

I'm kind of hoping that the US collapses just like the Soviets did and we mostly fracture into smaller units along ideological lines.

This does seem like a possibility.  However I am clinging to the unlikely possibility that we can somehow unite and reconnect with our allies.  That is the only way to resist this authoritarian wave that is moving over the world.  Unfortunately, it has taken root here as well and is being encouraged by many of our own politicians.

I'm not optimistic.

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2 hours ago, Lee H said:

Even by being on this site, we've exposed ourselves to that unless our country can/will protect us. Ya know?

Yeah.  But I'm getting old anyway.  

Hate it for the kids tho.

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