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  • Americans Must Focus on 2024 & The Rise of Authoritarianism   6 days 18 hours ago

    I do not let a very small percentage of people influence my judgement.

  • Americans Must Focus on 2024 & The Rise of Authoritarianism   6 days 20 hours ago

    Thom, I find it interesting that you are coming to the realization that Joe Biden is incapable of being elected President and Trump will be re-elected.

    A law and order platform is a very effective platform on which to run, especially when liberal mayors all over the country have completely lost control and let mobs run wild. You should know, you live in the epicenter of the idiocy.

    Maybe now is the time to direct your efforts at slowing the further destruction in the other democrat run cities across America.

  • Americans Must Focus on 2024 & The Rise of Authoritarianism   6 days 21 hours ago

    I don't normally disagree with you Thom, but in this case, I do. The problem is not going to go away with Congress passing laws because this simply begs the question of how we change cultural behavior in this country. If control of Congress changes, then the law can be changed again. We have a lifetime struggle to maintain an honest, open and transparent government in DC. This will always be a problem. Certainly, the laws need to be updated, but they have to be updated so that people recognize the benefits directly. I'm not a political scientist so I don't have any good solutions for this problem, but I do know cultures as an anthropologist. Culture change is very slow, and it requires a lot of education. Congress needs to learn how to change culture in its laws, rather than just change the law. Changing the law simply reverts power to a different group which is always changing. This is a very complex problem and needs some serious discussion about how to effectively change the culture with laws!

  • Americans Must Focus on 2024 & The Rise of Authoritarianism   6 days 22 hours ago

    You failed to mention Fox News, right wing radio and the other even further, off the charts, right wing sites. They have masterfully brainwashed a large part of the population.

  • Will America let Trump get away with it?   1 week 7 hours ago

    Lotta' relevant and "on target" comments above, but, I don't trust the American electorate to make any kind of informed decision about COVID 45. We live in a nation where the most popular mass media show is "Friday night Smackdown". IMO,Americans have regressed so much, the vast bulk of them can't discern between entertainment and reality. The deck is stacked, the oligarchs own the farm, so, unless our current rulers decide Covid 45 (DJT) is a liability, instead of an asset to be used, we'll get COVID 46 in November. And, if Biden wins, our current rulers still win. Only if the masses rise up, and stay engaged, can we save our "democracy" ( which it isn't). I've heard many times that; "This is the most important election in our lifetime".

    This time, it is.. It's a shot at a REAL democracy, and a real chance for this nation to live up to it's rhetoric. I'm not optimistic...

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    DRAIN THE SWAMP!! I’m willing to let the Trumpers have that mantra. Because what they did is “Drain The Swamp” (swamps are actually beneficial to the environment) so they could turn it into a cesspool and fill it up with the most toxic turds that they could find. And boy did they! Everyday is a diarrhea tsunami of the most toxic shit that has ever gushed out of any building anywhere, let alone the Whitehouse.

  • Americans Must Focus on 2024 & The Rise of Authoritarianism   1 week 7 hours ago

    MEMO TO DONALD JOHN TRUMP, President of the United States of America

    SUBJECT: Alternative Electric Power Generation Development:

    Dear Mr. President, I’ll try to keep this short.

    No doubt you still feel a bit chaffed at being being snubbed by the Nobel committee for your groundbreaking support, research and courageous self sacrificing experimentation, regarding ingesting hydroxycholoroquine, disinfectants and use of incandescent suppositories in combating the devastating virus, Covid-19.

    However, take heart. There is still a chance to claim the honor owed to you. It has been bigly, strongly reported by numerous highly respected, credible, scientific-engineering internet sites, that Scandinavian scientists and engineers are feverishly working in secret labs to develop hamster powered, electrict generating plants, and that a major breakthrough is just around the corner in the next couple of years or so. I certainly don’t need to tell a stable genius like yourself what a boon to Scandinavia this would be, and the catastrophic consequences to our economy and prestige if they should achieve their goal.

    Nonetheless, there is still time! With the use of Yankee know-how and American resources, there is still a window of opportunity. If we act IMMEDIATELY! We can beat the Scandinavians at their on game.

    By focusing the Defense Production Act toward this goal, no doubt America will prevail and Donald John Trump will be hailed as the Stable Genius that he most certainly is. Imagine those snooty Scandinavian Nobelists eating crow in front of the whole world as they present Donald John Trump the Nobel Prize.

    P.S. I’ve included a link showing these cute little furry critters at work so you can get a sense of their true potential.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYTJ9v2vsaE

  • The Big Lie versus grieving families and a dying democracy   1 week 20 hours ago

    The funny thing about “The Big Lie” is that it’s obvious to anyone, other than those that want to believe. It’s not like you have to be a genius, rocket scientist or a brain surgeon, but you do have to open your eyes, listen and be able to process a few simple facts.

    Trump is an like a kids book with big type, one syllable words and lots of pictures. However, if you just came for the Kool Aid and never bother to open the book…disaster ensues.

  • The Big Lie versus grieving families and a dying democracy   1 week 20 hours ago

    It feels unseemly to think of all the good that could come from this tragedy. However, the relatives writing these obits want to honor their loved ones. May they be blessed. I want to join Thom and use his knowledge to help honor these families' wishes.

    A cadence from my Army days haunts me:

    "Hold you nose and hang your head; we are marching by the dead."

    "Sound off one-two, sound off on-two three-four."

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 21 hours ago

    deepspace:well-meant. I agree that understanding is the first part. For me, and given that i can never be 100% sure of the correctness of my understanding, the second step is to vote in. Still waiting for Biden's actions to convince me. There is still time, of course.

    stopgap: And as junk food leads (statistically) to shorter life spans (natural selection), so voting in incompetent politicians leads to minor (replacing them with competent ones) or major (social & financial lockdown) collapse (political and/or socio-economic selection). In all cases evolution as usual. I also agree with the accountability, and see no reason why Biden should not raise it at least for HIS presidency. Trust and accountability go hand in hand. Without trust (and accountability) things have no forward thrust. Usually lack of trust slows progress and eventually regresses back to the law of the jungle.

  • The Big Lie versus grieving families and a dying democracy   1 week 1 day ago

    Ahh, yes. Sociopaths. It's a good start to define a "person" that learns that compassion, apologizing, truth telling, etc. ARE WEAKNESSES

    Probably a must, for getting into the dirty, greedy, antics of getting elected

  • The Big Lie versus grieving families and a dying democracy   1 week 1 day ago

    This sounds like a mafia threat: “Her boyfriend [Epstein] died in jail — yeah I wish her well… good luck,” Trump said.

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    whatabout, Re: your links. “Crap like this makes me question mail-in voting.” And that is exactly what those articles are designed to do. Rightwing sites scour the media looking for any iota of irregularities that they can amplify and twist into red-meat to serve up to the cult of believers.

    That is what Fox News is all about. Not to educate, inform or enlighten. But to enable. Fox News does not brainwash, they enable those, that for whatever their reasons, want to be told what they want to believe. Before the “Fairness Doctrine” this was difficult and unprofitable. But since then, Fox News realized that their was a motherlode to be mined from catering to those that were starved for the comfort and security of Rightwing propaganda. And like artificially flavored, greasy, salty comfort food, the Trumpers have gorged themselves on Fox News and the 24/7 buffet of Rightwing internet sites pandering to their insatiable appetite for validation.

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    DAMN RIGHT WERE GONNA OPIN OUR SCHOOLS!!! WERE GONNA EDGYKATE R KIDS TA DEATH!!! Weather they like it er knot!

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    Yes indeed!!! Voter Photo IDs!! No one has ever forged a photo ID. Have they? For instance, no one has ever forged a passport. Have they? At least no qualified voter that is too poor or unable to obtain a “Voter ID.” They are not likely to fake “Voter IDs” because they don’t have the money or means to even get a “Voter ID” in the first place. But corporatists Republicans will have the money and means to obtain fake ID’s.

    Want a minute!!!…now I know why Republicans want “Voter IDs.”

    My God!!! Four men in LA indicted for “Voter Fraud.” Send in the National Guard!! Never mind that they didn’t get away with it. Hell, before you know it, Right Wing internet sites may find three or four more cases of “Voter Fraud” even though those frauds would probably be foiled too.

    Still, you can’t be too careful! By the way, what the fuck does dipping you finger in a bottle of ink prove? How do I know that Republican Homeland Security Storm Trumppers won’t kidnap Democrats and dip their fingers in a bottle of ink before they vote? Much safer to vote from home like the president!

    Yes, why would anyone vote “Democrat?” Hell, were so fucking great now I can hardly stand it. Well, gotta grab my face mask, disinfect my hands and go shopping and then disinfect my purchases when I get back home. How much better can it get?

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    Thom, why do you always run from a voter ID? This whole thing is easy,

    National two day holiday with polls open 12hrs/day.

    Photo ID required

    Machine with Paper ballot backup

    Each voter will have a finger dipped in ink as proof of voting.

    Crap like this makes me question "mail-in voting"

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/26/1_in_5_ballots_rejected_as_fraud_is_charged_in_nj_mail-in_election_143551.html

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/07/25/usps-fails-mail-in-ballot-test-n697455

    http://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2020/06/25/fraud-charges/ https://www.foxnews.com/us/4-la-men-admit-to-skid-row-voter-fraud-scheme-da-announces

    As for your constant bleating about Khris Kobach and the voter fraud commission,

    It wasn't "Kobach's" program. It was developed by Ron Thornburgh and was put under the administration of Kansas's Secretary of State, which happened to be Kobach. Unless you can prove that Kobach intentionally messed with the program to bring about a determined outcome then you have no evidence of anything. Such was never determined. Except perhaps by conspiracy theorists using their imagination.

    As for the voter fraud commission, the entire purpose of the commission was to find out if illegal immigrants were voting. Kinda hard to find such when you're blocked by states like California which has the most illegal immigrants living in it. Don't you think? In any case that Trump appointed him head of that program in no way proves that Trump gave him any blessings. And it's not much of a blessing anyways. It's not like it actually benefited him in any way. He had a higher position as Kansas's Sec State.

    That said,

    Based on the crime statistics that have been increasing proportionally with the rise of the blm movement and given those numbers are up over 100% in long time democrat run cities all over the US,

    why would anyone be so stupid to vote democrat again anyway?

    I apologize for the long rant.

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    They have banned overtime at the Post Office. Now it will be interesting to see the excuse to not hire additional help (part time, full time, temporary etc.) with 50 million unemployed.

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    If the Post office can handle Christmas cards, they can certainly handle mail in votes. The Post Office must raise their prices to cover the cost of doing business. That's the first thing a private company would be allowed to do if they took over. Either that, or severely degrade services....Or both.

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    I think the best educator is Accountability. No matter how much good a president does, if the next president is able to come in with a wrecking ball and sledge hammer and destroy that good, how good was it? By not seeking accountability for the abuses of the Bush administration, Obama left the door open for the likes of Trump and his abetters.

    After all, if there are no repercussions for bad behavior and it is wildly profitable, why would anyone think that there are those that wouldn’t follow this path? Has history taught us nothing?

    As about any kid knows, it is much easier to tear things apart than it is to build or rebuild them. Trump is an unrestrained brat from hell, not only undoing any good done in the Obama presidency, he is taking a blowtorch to the US Constitution and is doing all that he can to undo any good done in the 200 plus years of this countries existence.

    The “Build Back Better” that Biden is campaigning on, must feature Accountability as Issue Number One. Maybe, for political reasons, he cannot campaign that way, but if elected, that should be his first priority. Democrats are always saying they can "walk and chew gum at the same time,” therefore it should be no problem to hold Trump and his abetters accountable while rebuilding the country.

    I know my repeated cries for accountability are getting old and believe me, I think the Obama presidency was inspiring and as productive as any in modern times and in many ways he did the impossible by rescuing the American auto industry, solving the mortgage and banking crisis and instituting the ACA. But what good is it if there was no secure foundation to insure those accomplishments.

    Accountability is the most important part of that foundation. To repeat a phrase I once heard, “The Past Is The Future.”

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

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  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 1 day ago

    אתם יודעים מה אני אוהב בנערות ליווי? האמת שישנם הרבה דברים נחמדים שאני אוהב אבל אחד היתרונות המרכזיים הוא האפשרות שלי לבחור בנערה בדיוק כמי שאני רוצה. עבורי זה ממש לחיות את הפנטזיה מכיוון שישנו מבחר כל כך גדול של נערות ואפשר לסנן בדיוק כפי שרוצים. אם בא לכם בחורה שחומת עור, עם חזה גדול ודוברת אנגלית פשוט תבחרו לפי התמונות. אם בא לכם לבלות עם בחורה דקיקה ובהירת עור עם אופי מזרח אירופאי גם את זה תמצאו. אני באופן אישי אוהב את הנשים האסייתיות הכנועות. הן יודעות כיצד לפנק את הגברים ולהעניק עיסויים שגורמים לי לגנוח מרוב הנאה. אז מה הבחירה שלכם? romantik69.co.il #sdjgls93874jsgwuDGsdD

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 2 days ago

    A raging pandemic killing hundreds of thousands and a devastating economic collapse ravaging hundreds of millions is quite the education. The most important aspect of voting is understanding who is responsible, who to vote out of power. The choice is clear.

  • Trump and the Republicans are Willing to Damage America to Hang Onto Power - What Will Happen in November?   1 week 2 days ago

    If we found the 2000 election crazy with the usual suspects storming the doors in Florida, that will seem like a cake-walk twenty years later. It too was compliments of the Supreme Court.

    EDUCATE is the only solution. If you know someone young, try to make them understand politics affects everything thing every day their whole life long.

    Apathy is not an option. Neither is equivocation concerning the parties. I call people out on that and try to explain the damage they are doing by saying things that make folks think voting doesn't matter.

    Strides were made in 2018....let's finish this Trump "episode" with the bigly-est vote ever.

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