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Author: Raine    Date: 11/22/2017 14:11:34

"“Do you think they’ll get the president?” Kushner asked a friend, according to a person briefed on the conversation."
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22 comments (Latest Comment: 11/22/2017 21:31:08 by BobR)

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Author: TriSec    Date: 11/21/2017 10:58:01

Good Morning.

We'll start today with the latest issue garnering headlines around the country. Sexual Assault has suddenly been in the news, as all manner of celebrity and media have been accused of these crimes in recent weeks.

The military is not immune, but it seems that reporting these crimes is apparently not on anyone's radar. No doubt covered up by the recent revelations around well-known politicians is this little tidbit from Fort Bragg.
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41 comments (Latest Comment: 11/21/2017 20:59:32 by Raine)

Monday stuff.
Author: Raine    Date: 11/20/2017 14:03:07

I have a feeling this is going to be a good week.

3 days until Thanksgiving!
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36 comments (Latest Comment: 11/20/2017 21:02:02 by BobR)

Trickle Down Wins Again!
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 11/19/2017 18:20:19

Thank God for republicans! Otherwise, we'd be stuck with this current tax nightmare which often takes 3-5 pages of papers to fill out. With our new simplified plan put out by President Trump, it'll all fit on a small post-card. That's progress!
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Author: TriSec    Date: 11/18/2017 15:03:12

Apparently, I spent a half hour writing a blog, then neglected to actually post it before heading out this morning.

I suck.
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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/17/2017 13:50:32

Just celebrating the joy of baby elephants before the blood thirsty tRump family gets rid of them.


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15 comments (Latest Comment: 11/17/2017 21:35:01 by Raine)

A Tale of Two Bills
Author: BobR    Date: 11/16/2017 14:13:03

There is no such thing as certainty when it comes to Congress. Both houses have their pet projects and their own constituencies. Members of the House answer to a specific district; Senators answer to their entire state. As such, getting both houses to agree on the specifics of a bill (that will pass despite opposition party votes) requires some compromise and negotiation.

Such is the situation with the dueling tax bills in the House and Senate. Both are claiming tax "reform" (translation: tax cuts for the rich, with the false implication that "regular" Americans are getting a break too), and both are ignoring the deficit - something they were so keen on when the Democrats were in charge.

Let's take a look at what is in the bills:
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42 comments (Latest Comment: 11/17/2017 03:16:16 by Raine)

If your life isn't perfect, you're not alone. I love your imperfect life. 
Author: Raine    Date: 11/15/2017 13:43:06

It's so easy to compare our lives to others. We all want to live the best lives we can live and all too often we judge our lives based on the Keeping up with the Joneses’ theory. I had friends in High School who I thought lived lives that were so much better than mine. Decades later I've learned that wasn’t always the case. My abusive journey started later than some and earlier than others. The point being is when it happens, it's hard to acknowledge it. In that denial, the cycle of abuse cannot begin to end. Without it, healing is difficult. I'm talking about the sexual domestic abuse that's been a much spoken-of topic with regards to politics this past week.

More specifically, the idea that women shouldn't come forward to speak of their abuse is now being bandied about. I call bullshit on this. There is a myriad of reasons why women do not come forward. Books, theses, and essays have been written about why not - and still, too many men ignore the reasons. To state it more pointedly, the men who cause problems and ignore our explanations when we come forward are the reasons.
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30 comments (Latest Comment: 11/15/2017 21:45:41 by Mondobubba)

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Author: TriSec    Date: 11/14/2017 10:50:49

Good Morning.

We'll head right for Southeast Asia this morning, and check out the damage caused by Hurricane Trump.

Of course, the reactions are coming from North Korea, so you can make of this what you will, but in conjunction with the presidential visit to some of our more questionable allies (Duterte), there has been some stepped-up military action.
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17 comments (Latest Comment: 11/14/2017 20:21:55 by Mondobubba)

Who knew?
Author: Raine    Date: 11/13/2017 14:09:10

Who knew it would be so hard to deny a pedophile a senate seat?
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