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Old 06-20-2022, 12:58 PM   #201
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18 cents a gallon won't be a noticeable enough difference to make people feel better.
Need to see things drop back below 4 bucks a gallon at least before that happens.
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Old 06-20-2022, 03:29 PM   #202
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I don’t wish violence on anyone.

These GQP have been winking and dog whistling for so long that they don’t realize these crazies will turn on you
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Old 06-20-2022, 03:32 PM   #203
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Obviously you don't want to see anyone get hurt (or worse) - but they brought this on themselves. Honestly.

Let the right tear themselves apart. If it gets bad enough maaaaaybe we'll get just enough republicans to come check to the real world. It may not help policy issues, but it may help issue such as, ya know, holding criminal presidents accountable.
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Old 06-21-2022, 07:48 PM   #204
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Here are the worst-run cities in America: report
Washington, D.C., San Francisco, New York, Chattanooga and Cleveland held the top five spots.
https://thehill.com/changing-america...merica-report/

Experts interviewed by Wallet Hub identified the most important issues they believe cities are currently facing, including rising crime.

“The crime wave is clearly an important issue in many cities. The ability of city governments to provide adequate services to residents is an important issue due to declining revenues. This can be alleviated by state/federal assistance, but that is only a short-term solution,” said Gary L. Rose, a government professor at Sacred Heart University.

“Underfunded pension obligations continue to be an important issue in many cities. The strained relationship between police and persons of color within the cities is an important issue,” Rose said.

Baltimore, Birmingham, St. Louis, Detroit and Memphis have the highest rate of violent crime, according to the analysis.



There's also a link in the story for best-managed cities. Good things are going on, too

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Old 06-21-2022, 08:49 PM   #205
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Including New York in that conversation is a joke.
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Including New York in that conversation is a joke.


It is. It’s just a way of pointing fingers at blue citizens, ignoring the blue-cities-in-red-states issue, which are by far the most violent places in American, not New York or San Francisco or even (gasp) Chicago. On a state level, red states are much more violent than blue states. Focusing only on cities is wildly misleading, and ignores growing rural violence that’s a result of drugs and the fact that people walk around heavily armed. More guns, more gun deaths.

It seems rural, red state gun worship has consequences in curries like Memphis or St Louis, but given the histories of such places, and who lives where, it’s not like red voters care beyond blaming mayors who have to deal with R governors and state legislatures.

By all measures, you are better off in a blue state than a red state. I split my time between two cities that have enormous unhoused populations and exorbitant costs of living. But one of the reasons why there’s such a large population, aside from temperate weather that makes an outdoors existence possible (if not even desirable for some) is that there are real services for the unhoused in these cities.

This creates another set of problems. But I’d rather people get food and help rather than be left to die in states that offer nothing.
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Old 06-22-2022, 10:11 AM   #207
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More than anything though, New York is the hardest city to run because of how large it is. It’s basically a country. Parts of it are ran phenomenally. Other parts not so much. But the issues it faces and successes it has are not comparable to even other big cities.
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More than anything though, New York is the hardest city to run because of how large it is. It’s basically a country. Parts of it are ran phenomenally. Other parts not so much. But the issues it faces and successes it has are not comparable to even other big cities.


This also applies in many ways to LA and Chicago.
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Don't feed the trolls and their horseshit bad faith drive by postings
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Old 06-22-2022, 03:30 PM   #210
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https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1...DMHsPpf2A&s=19

Complete fucking clown show
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Old 06-22-2022, 03:53 PM   #211
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https://twitter.com/samstein/status/...7ropLsrcTtqmCw

Should ask him if Trump is the nominee from Prison, would he still vote for him ?

These GOP folks who did the right thing in the moment are not hero’s.

These are the same people that have enacted voter suppression laws, and despite standing up to a criminal, they still would put him into office again ?
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that is some mega /r/LeopardsAteMyFace energy right there.
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"I'm on a call"

"No you're not. I can see your screen"

Might be one of the best things I've seen all year.
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Old 06-23-2022, 10:24 AM   #214
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"I'm on a call"

"No you're not. I can see your screen"

Might be one of the best things I've seen all year.
Indeed.
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Supreme Court — You should have the right to carry guns anywhere you go

Citizens — can we carry them around you?

Supreme Court— NO!! We have 24/7 security, work in a highly secured building where only cops can carry! Are you nuts !!!

Just this week tax payer $$$ can now fund religious schools. You can carry weapons, and soon womens bodily rights are stripped.

Thanks Trump (and BernieBros) supporters !!!
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Old 06-23-2022, 02:58 PM   #216
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https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status...fbyuUAL34K0mZA

https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status...fbyuUAL34K0mZA

I agree more with the last tweet. Democrats and progressives especially seem to really hammer home policy, or nuance. It’s important. It’s intellectual.

But it doesn’t really win you elections outside of your comfort zone.

A lot of people couldn’t tell you who their own state senators are. They only know democrats hold congress, and White House.

So any economic pain, failures are going to be pinned on them 100%.

We all know that isn’t fair and true, but what has Biden and Democrat leadership done to try and fix it ?

Elizabeth Warren is the only high profile character to call for expanding the court. We all say it can’t be done because of this senator or that, but we’ll never know since it’s not a priority of Dem leadership. Pelosi, Schumer, and Biden are against it

So we’re stuck trying to negotiate with terrorists who will show no mercy or follow any rules when they take power again
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Italian satellite's gone up to the skies, to change election results
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Old 06-23-2022, 05:43 PM   #218
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18 cents a gallon won't be a noticeable enough difference to make people feel better.
Need to see things drop back below 4 bucks a gallon at least before that happens.
No issues here with mostly symbolic gestures like SPR releases or gas tax holidays. Symbolism is important sometimes, especially for our pols.

Unfortunately for the president, he's in a tough spot. His desired energy policy was (aggressively) highlighted in campaign stops, in the debates, with hostility toward producers like Saudi Arabia (SA trip soon now!), and then with actions carried out via the president's executive orders. Not to mention the reverse on his short-sighted support of Nord Stream 2, and only after a major Eastern European shooting war was on.

Not to mention Senator Biden also voted against the Trans-Alaska pipeline in the early 70's. The president hasn't been a credible voice on many issues over the years. Energy is one of them.
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LOL Matt Gaetz. "Uh...Mr. President. Could you uh...just pardon me for the things I'm going to be arrested for? I mean...we both like underage chicks right?"
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Elections have consequences.

But hey, Hillary and Trump are the same #FeelTheBern
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