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Author: TriSec    Date: 07/07/2018 09:44:52

Looking over my laundry list of Saturday items, there seems to be a certain sameness to it all.

As I often did during the Bush "administration", I'll turn to the words of the fictional Dana Scully.

"We're far beyond the point of common sense here."
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__________ Friday?
Author: wickedpam    Date: 07/06/2018 12:54:59

Honestly, I have no idea what kind of Friday this should be. There are so many horrific things going on that its hard for anything fluffy to feisty to fabulous to treat as many wounds as we have right now as a nation.

Maybe something that could potentially be all three?

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7 comments (Latest Comment: 07/06/2018 16:40:10 by Will in Chicago)

A Civil 4th
Author: BobR    Date: 07/05/2018 15:38:04

A few days ago, right-wing nutjob propagandist Alex Jones made the bold (and absurd) proclamation that the "leftists" were going to start a new "Civil War" on the 4th of July. Like all of his nonsense it was based in nothing and of course had zero truth to it.

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28 comments (Latest Comment: 07/06/2018 00:24:37 by Will in Chicago)

Happy birthday America.
Author: Raine    Date: 07/04/2018 13:43:22

242 years ago, the states declared in independence from the monarchy.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 07/05/2018 00:51:24 by TriSec)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 07/03/2018 09:36:02

Good Morning.

As we're about to head into that orgy of Americanism tomorrow, you may have seen one or two of these around where you live.


While this seems like something we should heed, it's actually indicative of a far deeper problem in the house behind that sign.
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15 comments (Latest Comment: 07/04/2018 02:10:40 by velveeta jones)

Orangehouse Gasses
Author: Raine    Date: 07/02/2018 12:33:33

First things first. If you haven't had a chance, please check out Tri's Bog from Saturday. We were out of the house on Saturday marching at the DC #KeepFamiliesTogether gathering. between the reason we walked and Tri's blog, I think it sums up the current States of America.
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15 comments (Latest Comment: 07/02/2018 20:45:03 by Mondobubba)

I pledge allegiance to...what, exactly?
Author: TriSec    Date: 06/30/2018 09:51:49

Good Morning.
Well, this past Monday morning, I took down my US flag for a while. I’ve been flying the ol’ Stars and Stripes since about 2008. Although I prefer the Bennington Flag, I cycle through the standard 50-star flag, Bennington, and Betsy Ross.

Back on June 14, I did put up my Betsy Ross in honor of Flag day, but I took it down over the past weekend due to some storms that were brewing. I have a nice setup; my flags are under cover, and are backlit by the porch light, so when it’s up, it’s up until weather compels me to take it down.

Or politics.
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Fragile Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 06/29/2018 12:42:13

This has been a hard week. Feels almost the hardest of them all so far. Don't think a pile of fluffy puppies is going to be enough to put a band-aid on this wound. So I will leave you with the wise words (tweets?) of Rep. John Lewis.


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24 comments (Latest Comment: 06/29/2018 22:45:37 by Will in Chicago)

Supreme Catastrophe?
Author: BobR    Date: 06/28/2018 13:28:18

When SCOTUS Justice Antolin Scalia died suddenly in early 2016, it seemed like we were poised to make changes to the court that would swing it in the direction of human rights for years to come. It was still too early to tell who the presidential candidates would be, but it seemed that Hillary Clinton would be the presumed Democratic party candidate, and none of the candidates on the Republican side seemed electable. Still - Senate majority leader "Turtle" McConnell created an unresolved constitutional crisis by refusing to take a vote on President Obama's replacement pick until after the election.

Perhaps McConnell had some "inside information", because the gambit worked. The worst possible nightmare happened - tRump became the candidate, and then the president-elect. A man who knows nothing of the Constitution or law (or even common decency) got to choose a Supreme Court justice. The spate of recent rulings show the consequences of that.
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39 comments (Latest Comment: 06/29/2018 00:33:39 by Will in Chicago)

Let them eat in peace?
Author: Raine    Date: 06/27/2018 13:11:29

I have been stewing about this since this editorial was published over the weekend:
We nonetheless would argue that Ms. Huckabee, and Ms. Nielsen and Mr. Miller, too, should be allowed to eat dinner in peace. Those who are insisting that we are in a special moment justifying incivility should think for a moment how many Americans might find their own special moment. How hard is it to imagine, for example, people who strongly believe that abortion is murder deciding that judges or other officials who protect abortion rights should not be able to live peaceably with their families?

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