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The Blue Wave
Author: BobR    Date: 11/07/2018 14:20:54

Election 2018 was being promoted as the "Blue Wave". There was giddy anticipation, and possibly some premature jubilation over how the Dems were going to take over the House, the Senate, the Presidency, the Supreme Court, and various dog catcher posts. Okay - some hyperbole there, but expectations were unrealistically high.

What happened in reality, is that Dems will be taking control of the House in January, and several governerships flipped from red to blue. In the Age of tRump, that is a pretty damn big deal. Naturally, there will be naysayers for whom this just wasn't enough. They may be ignored. Let's take a look at some of the results...
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52 comments (Latest Comment: 11/07/2018 23:17:18 by Raine)

Ask a VOTE!
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/06/2018 11:01:46

Good Morning. We interrupt today's regularly-scheduled Ask a Vet for a special announcement.

https://athensema.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/vote_590_476.jpg

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22 comments (Latest Comment: 11/06/2018 21:30:50 by Raine)

America Back
Author: Raine    Date: 11/05/2018 13:51:19

By tomorrow night voting will end. Election day, once the day that we decided who would represent us in all levels of government, is now the end of our election season.
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 11/05/2018 21:32:06 by livingonli)

Weekend stub.
Author: livingonli    Date: 11/03/2018 20:11:29

Looks like no one was set up to fill in for TriSec so I will just slap something here for anyone who comes in.

How is your pre-election weekend?
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A-dork-able Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/02/2018 13:08:06

Teaching the next generation right.


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Is This Our Last Chance?
Author: BobR    Date: 2018-11-01 12:00:00

 

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
- Martin Niemöller



This will be my last chance to write a regular blog before the midterm elections next week. My next blog will either be a celebration or a post-mortem (hopefully, the former). How things end up are contingent on 3 things: The success of voter suppression tactics, the success of vote tampering, and voter turnout.
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21 comments (Latest Comment: 11/01/2018 21:58:06 by livingonli)

Trick or Treat.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/31/2018 13:09:25

I woke to see this question on the twitter machine:

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21 comments (Latest Comment: 10/31/2018 21:18:03 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/30/2018 09:37:20

Good Morning.

Although the good people of Pittsburgh are not officially veterans of war, the community there has suffered an attack no less violent than any act of war. It would be a 'normal' thing for the President of the United States to visit and offer comfort and succor. Except this is not normal times.
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37 comments (Latest Comment: 10/30/2018 20:05:22 by Raine)

Heartbroken
Author: Raine    Date: 10/29/2018 13:18:38

Good morning. I have a very particular subject in mind today for the blog. Having said that, I found that while researching it last night and more this morning, it is going to take a few more days to put it all together. It's about the 'rebel' flag and I hope to have it together by Wednesday.

For now, all I can say with clarity is that I am heartbroken with the events of last week and the murder of 11 people on Saturday. Last week, I mentioned that the mail bombs reminded me of the DC Snipers back in 2001. This morning WTOP has an exclusive interview with the man who was the Montgomery County, MD police chief at the time, Charles Moose. He's not as optimistic, but rather, realistic.
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22 comments (Latest Comment: 10/29/2018 21:05:48 by Will in Chicago)

Fanning the Flames
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/27/2018 10:12:57

Good Morning.

Let me start right out by saying how surprised I am that Elizabeth Warren has yet to receive a "package".

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1 comments (Latest Comment: 10/27/2018 15:57:48 by Will in Chicago)

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