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The End of Petty Tyrants
Author: BobR    Date: 11/14/2019 14:09:09

For the past several weeks, Democrats in the House have been interviewing potential witnesses for pResident tRump's impeachment hearing. These were done in private so that the testimony of any particular witness would not be influenced by the testimony of other witnesses. There was also the possibility of classified information coming out. Republicans were outraged and even tried to "storm" the hearings in an obviously staged photo op. It rang hollow because quite a number of them were already allowed to be in the hearings.

Last week, the House voted on a measure to make the hearings open, which is what the Republicans were demanding. Naturally, the Republicans voted against it en masse.
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 11/14/2019 20:04:28 by Scoopster)

It begins.
Author: Raine    Date: 11/13/2019 13:58:50

Today is the beginning of the open testimony in the tRump impeachment inquiry.
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37 comments (Latest Comment: 11/13/2019 20:07:50 by BobR)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/12/2019 11:02:09

Good Morning.

Yesterday was the annual day set aside to honor our military veterans. As Bob noted, it originally served as Armistice Day, marking the end of the "War to end all Wars". Alas, we know how that turned out.

I hope some of us participated in some events honoring veterans. I also know that not everyone can. Remember when this was always a given holiday? How many now work Veteran's Day so your company can give you the day after thanksgiving? (obviously more important.)
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Remembering those who served
Author: Raine    Date: 11/11/2019 13:58:19

Normally this is the day I post the poem, Flanders field. This morning I came across a touching article about the first Veterans honored in America.
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Did you not vote?
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/10/2019 14:35:11

Election Day 2019 is a few days in the rear-view mirror. Since neighboring New Hampshire is the first in the nation primary, the local airwaves are already flooded with early presidential campaign ads.

Locally, we had a mix of incumbents and newcomers win elected office. A longtime Scouter friend of mine lost his City Council seat after nearly 30 years. A newcomer, and brother of another of my oldest friends in this City, won the Ward Concilor seat in my district. My longtime friend Mayor Jeanette McCarthy easily won re-election against another friend, former Councilor Diane LeBlanc. All politics IS local, after all.
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Thirty Years Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/08/2019 14:24:34

It is still vivid in my memory watching the Wall being broken down on CNN in November 1989. Still makes me get happy and weepy.

It's been speculated that the catalyst for that happening was Bowie's concert in Berlin in 1987.



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9 comments (Latest Comment: 11/08/2019 18:09:16 by livingonli)

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my.
Author: Raine    Date: 11/07/2019 14:01:01

There is absolutely nothing I can write today that would be relevant by noontime.
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9 comments (Latest Comment: 11/07/2019 15:51:37 by Scoopster)

Blue, Blue the Country's Blue
Author: BobR    Date: 11/06/2019 13:46:04

Yesterday was election day, albeit a rather small off-off-year one. We voted for mayor and city council, and I am sure there were others around the country. The big races, however, were in VA, KY, and MI. The results were VERY good for Democrats.

VA voted for its legislature, which has been controlled by Republicans for years. Two years ago, with control of the House of Delegates hanging in the balance, there was an actual tie between the Democrat and Republican for one district, and the winner (the Republican) was chosen by (not kidding) drawing a name from a hat. This year (as far as we can tell), there are no tied races, and the Democrats won control of both the House of Delegates AND the Senate. This means the Democrats control the legislature AND the Governor's Mansion. VA is one of the last states that could finally pass the ERA and get moving along to be added to the Constitution. For Virginians, it also means common-sense gun laws and health care help.
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Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/05/2019 10:50:50

Good Morning.

A mixed bag, this week before Veteran's day.

Of course the most important issue for everyone today is voter turnout. Did you vote today?
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 11/05/2019 18:49:26 by Scoopster)

Change can happen.
Author: Raine    Date: 11/04/2019 13:57:46

When the history books are written of this time of our lives, I pray they will be as ugly as it is living through it in real-time.
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 11/04/2019 16:43:20 by TriSec)

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