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Burning Down The House
Author: Raine    Date: 01/05/2023 13:29:56

"The only place that isn't functioning, is the place where Republicans were able to win, and that... should be a telling sign for voters ahead in future elections"

Mathew Dowd, Political Strategist
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35 comments (Latest Comment: 01/05/2023 21:58:11 by Raine)

Insanity (once again into the Breach)
Author: BobR    Date: 01/04/2023 13:44:49

It's been said that one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That certainly seemed to be the case yesterday as 3 separate votes in the U.S. House of Representatives failed to deliver the Speakership to Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Actually, the results did change, and not in his favor. Perhaps we should reclassify that as the definition of desperation.

This has rarely happened in U.S. history (exceptions being 1855, 1923, and 1997-98). As one writer put it, The House Republican Circular Firing Squad Over Who Will Be Speaker Is a Vision of Things to Come:
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21 comments (Latest Comment: 01/04/2023 20:32:58 by Raine)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 01/03/2023 10:44:30

Good Morning.

Well, in a few days we'll be seating a new Congress in these United States.
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40 comments (Latest Comment: 01/03/2023 23:48:13 by Raine)

Taking Lee down
Author: Raine    Date: 01/02/2023 13:44:55

Late last year, in between Thanksgiving and the holidays, the last of the confederate statues was removed in Richmond, Virginia. Amid the chaos of the season, and the Mid-term elections, it might have been easy to miss.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 01/02/2023 22:50:31 by TriSec)

That rear-view mirror
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/31/2022 12:28:18

Good Morning.

So....was 2022 any better?
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4 comments (Latest Comment: 01/01/2023 21:33:09 by BobR)

Fantastic Friday
Author: Raine    Date: 12/30/2022 13:06:11

It is the final Friday of 2022. Let's try to send the year out with some fantastic beauty from a park on the other side of the globe.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 12/30/2022 23:38:08 by wickedpam)

Adieu 22
Author: Raine    Date: 12/29/2022 13:55:43

I'll let all those who have more resources come up with their lists of the best and the worst ofs.

Yet, despite it all, we got through another year. In just a few days, we can start anew, as they say.
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3 comments (Latest Comment: 12/30/2022 00:40:20 by TriSec)

Changes
Author: BobR    Date: 12/28/2022 14:04:37

If there's one thing that never changes, it's that change always happens. Norms, styles, technology, attitudes... like the weather, there's an unpredictable level of chaos that keeps our zeitgeist swirling and transmogrifying. A butterfly flaps its wings in China, and a new medical discovery is announced in the U.S.

If you, dear reader, are wondering what prompted this muse, it was my Washington Post on Sunday. We subscribe to the actual paper because I prefer reading the articles and seeing the pictures in a format that can never be matched by technology on the comfort of my couch (or front porch with a cup of coffee on a lovely spring morning). We also like to keep the people who work the printing presses employed.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 12/28/2022 17:30:06 by TriSec)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 12/27/2022 12:32:08

Good Morning!

AAV is back from a two-week hiatus, so let's see what's going on...
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 12/27/2022 16:02:40 by Will_in_LA)

The War & Christmas
Author: Raine    Date: 12/26/2022 13:30:14

It started almost two decades ago, with a segment on Bill O'reilly's show, titled "Christmas Under Seige". It was war. Conservative punditry decided to lean into the idea that this idea they wanted society to rally around: fake war to own the libs.
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 12/26/2022 16:37:50 by Will_in_LA)

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