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Old 04-18-2022, 07:54 PM   #861
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Giving the same rights to all US citizens by giving them representation in Congress is only a controversial policy to douchebags.
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Old 04-19-2022, 01:03 AM   #862
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After we 'fix' the Senate by tacking on a few new 'states'

expand the Supreme Court (only under the correct president and Senate, obviously)

and get rid of the Electoral College once and for all....



then we can tackle those pesky presidential term limits. No biggie!


Which ‘states’ might you be referring to, and what is your logic behind why you do not believe in statehood or something parallel to that for, let’s say, DC?

I’ll make you a proposition. DC gets Arlington back, becomes more populous than 9 or 10 other states, and VA gets to free itself of its liberal chunk of land it stole all those years ago. Then you won’t have to view it as you are with “stacking the courts.”
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Which ‘states’ might you be referring to, and what is your logic behind why you do not believe in statehood or something parallel to that for, let’s say, DC?

I’ll make you a proposition. DC gets Arlington back, becomes more populous than 9 or 10 other states, and VA gets to free itself of its liberal chunk of land it stole all those years ago. Then you won’t have to view it as you are with “stacking the courts.”
lame. equal representation is totally passé.
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Read the mandate ends in two weeks, so seems this was more about baiting Biden admin into a mask/culture war

Probably not worth the politics.

But yes it shows another way our system is broken with these lifetime appointments by a executive who is only limited to max eight years (and a couple of POTUS who didn’t even win popular vote)
It's not worth the politics because the science is telling us otherwise. If we are to preach "trust the science" when Mango Mussoliniis in office, then we also need to trust the science when he is not - otherwise it wasn't really about the science, was it?

COVID has changed. This isn't March 2020 anymore. This is actually closer to an Ordinary Spring .

Yes, BA.2 is our there, and yes cases have risen. But they haven't skyrocketed like they did with the first COVID variant, and hospitalizations, while yes, they have risen, haven't risen at an alarming rate. Deaths have remained flat - even in the places where this next mutation has been with us for well over a month like DC and NY.

If you look at NY...

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The hot spots are centered not around densely populated New York City, rather in two college towns upstate, and a few rural counties way way up state.

In other words - areas unlikely to be vaccinated.

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Hospitalizations now take away those college towns - because whole young and healthy college kids spread this thing like candy, they don't get severe illness - keep those same rural areas (red counties where those at risk likely haven't gotten any shots because of politics), and a few parts of Long Island - at least one of which is very much a Red part of the state.


If you want to keep wearing your K95 on the plane, train or subway? Go ahead! They work! And unlike during the last administration, we actually have a shit ton of them!

If you're vaccinated you have very little to worry about here.

If you're young you have very little to worry about.

Children have very little to worry about.

We are at the point where we can allow people to make personal decisions on what is best for them and their families. We know enough now, and the virus has changed enough, to start to move forward.


Democrats should accept this not because it's politically viable (it is, by the way), but because it's just what they should be doing.

I know it's difficult to move on from this thing after the last few years - but we all know that this is eventually going to become endemic (it already is) and we also know what we as individuals can do to keep us safer.

So let's do that.

If another mutation comes around that is worse? Hey, we can always go back. We'll be better prepared to do so.
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Sigh.



Border Patrol Agents Accused Of "Whipping" Migrants, Of Course, Have Been Cleared Of All Wrongdoing
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi...rongdoing.html

"The guys are not being punished," reported Bret Baier. "Remember how much coverage was given to that moment and those allegations?"

"It looked bad and then the explanation was available in a matter of hours," Brit Hume said. "That didn't stop President Biden from coming out and saying those border agents are going to pay."

"He's been notably silent, and now we know, as was probably inevitable, they've been cleared of any wrongdoing."
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“Of course.”
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Bdubs, I do want your input on statehood (or something similar) for over a million Americans who currently do not have access to meaningful representation in the government that hands down law to them.
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We've kicked ideas around, it's in the recent archives.

US Politics XXV: At Least We're Not Australia....page 47.
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You took the time to find that but not the time to like just write your thoughts and I do not know why… this just makes it harder on me and less conversational
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Sorry. It was a deja vu moment.
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So can you at least synopsize this
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https://twitter.com/mallorymcmorrow/...dcXJDZ4y9qS1uw

More of these democrats please. Less “let’s reach out to our friends on the other side of isle even tho they call us pedos and want us killed”
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I actually didn't think I could get any more disillusioned or angered by the GOP and the right wing propaganda machine that is Fox News after the previous administration - but this whole "groomer" thing that they've settled on has taken me to a new level of anger that I didn't know I had left after the exhaustion of the other guy.
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I’m struggling to grapple with how the fact of my existence is a threat to children, and that people think this belief is fine and good and a reasonable basis upon which to create policy.
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Biden has told Obama he’s running again
https://thehill.com/news/administrat...running-again/

President Biden has told former President Obama that he is planning to run for reelection in 2024, two sources tell The Hill.

...Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, noted that a handful of modern presidents have recovered from challenging times to successfully seek reelection, including former Presidents George W. Bush, Clinton and Obama.

...“Biden is the best choice, but there’s a concern that the Democrats don’t have a strong bench,” said Smikle, who added that there are still broader worries about Biden’s standing with younger voters and dampened enthusiasm.

Smikle also argued that the Democrats aren’t doing enough to groom Harris to be the next standard-bearer of the party after Biden leaves office.

“Is she being used to push out Democrats’ messaging effectively in key areas? A lot of Democrats don’t see it but would welcome it,” he said.

The source familiar with the talks between Biden and Obama said, meanwhile, that many Democrats are skeptical of Harris’s chances of winning in 2024. “People think she has no shot, which has to keep him as the guy.”
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"first term president intends to run for second term"

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I didn’t get my synopsis
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I actually didn't think I could get any more disillusioned or angered by the GOP and the right wing propaganda machine that is Fox News after the previous administration - but this whole "groomer" thing that they've settled on has taken me to a new level of anger that I didn't know I had left after the exhaustion of the other guy.
Well, hey, they have to do something to try and distract from Matt Gaetz, who's currently under investigation for sex trafficking involving underage girls, or Jim Jordan, who allowed sexual abuse to happen on his watch, or Trump, who has numerous sexual assault allegations against him, and who was known to "walk into" the dressing rooms of teenage contestants in the Miss Teen USA pageant. And I'm sure there's plenty other GOP members who would belong on this list as well that I'm forgetting.

This is basically the "Gay marriage will ruin the sanctity of marriage, but please ignore my own sex scandals!" bullshit the GOP pulled a decade or so ago, but on steroids. It's absolutely disgusting, but knowing the batshit crazy nonsense QAnon and others like them have been spouting with this "Satanic pedophile ring" crap, I'm sadly not all that surprised. I can only hope that enough voters will be turned off by this insanity and will show up in droves to kick these assholes out come November.
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Eagerly awaiting Republican condemnation of the state of Florida punishing corporations for having the wrong politics.

Corporations are people, too.
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Eagerly awaiting Republican condemnation of the state of Florida punishing corporations for having the wrong politics.

Corporations are people, too.
Was reading that DeSantis' little stick it to Disney move will force Orange County to be responsible for over a billion in bond debt that Disney/Reedy Creek Improvement District currently owes.
Will cost the average family in the county between $2,200 and $2,800 in added tax burden.
Very republican philosophy.
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