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Author: Raine    Date: 11/15/2021 14:05:53

We are forced to deal with and accept requirements all the time. You need to have a driver's license to legally drive a car, for example.
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22 comments (Latest Comment: 11/15/2021 19:56:13 by Raine)

Fall Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/12/2021 13:47:48

https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/autumn-barn-in-a-field-of-sunflowers-joann-vitali.jpg


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12 comments (Latest Comment: 11/12/2021 15:47:45 by Raine)

If it's Thursday...
Author: Raine    Date: 11/11/2021 13:59:49

It's the latter half of the week and according to many media outlets, President Biden has a doomed Presidency
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14 comments (Latest Comment: 11/11/2021 20:18:45 by TriSec)

Long Way Down
Author: BobR    Date: 2021-11-10 13:00:00

TriSec's blog yesterday got me thinking, and I decided to write a sort of "companion piece" to it from my own personal point of view and experience. I will echo his overall gist: our current balkanized political morass is untenable. The sheer venality and oligarchic stance of the modern Republican party has resulted in a government that cannot get anything done, as the Republicans refuse to budge at all - even on issues they've always supported.

That "how did we get here" question was given some context (for me) yesterday upon hearing of the passing of Senator Max Cleland (D-GA) at the tender age of 79. We'll get to that in a minute.

When Nixon was unceremoniously run out of town on a rail, he was universally reviled for his attempts to use illegal and strong-arm tactics to maintain his control on power. Save for a handful of loyalists and party uber alles types, no one was sad to see him go. That was probably the last time the Republicans acted with any sense of fealty to the Constitution.
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 11/10/2021 18:58:09 by Raine)

Disharmonious
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/09/2021 01:25:51

Good Morning.

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled "Ask a Vet" with some observations from this past weekend.
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 11/09/2021 18:49:55 by Raine)

The Unicorn
Author: Raine    Date: 11/08/2021 14:02:12

Last week, as the entire nation already knows, Virginia elected a trumpublican for governor. The rendering and the teeth-gnashing still continue to this day over the why and the how we lost. I'm not going to talk about that. I do want to talk about voting, and TFG's spread of 'The Big Lie'
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8 comments (Latest Comment: 11/08/2021 16:56:46 by Raine)

What time is it?
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/06/2021 11:54:15

Good morning.

I still feel in a cycle. Many of the things I could have written about today, I've already written about in recent weeks. It sure does feel like Groundhog Day.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 11/07/2021 02:59:22 by BobR)

Roaming Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/05/2021 13:26:31

Just this year we got ourselves a new national park, and she's beautiful. (To be fair though, all our nation parks are beautiful )

New River Gorge, West Virginia.

https://blueridgecountry.com/downloads/8376/download/AdobeStock_266586786.jpg?cb=383dbd47bc36f37993ef68a97a0ab509

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8 comments (Latest Comment: 11/05/2021 18:42:06 by Scoopster)

Virginia, there is no Santa Claus
Author: Raine    Date: 11/04/2021 13:00:07

Yes Virginia there is no Santa Claus. Why?

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7 comments (Latest Comment: 11/04/2021 19:06:58 by Scoopster)

Insanity (deja vu edition)
Author: BobR    Date: 11/03/2021 12:44:10

One definition of insanity it's been said, is to keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Here we are not even a full year away from the most disastrous 4 years of presidential ineptitude and malfeasance in our lifetime, and voters say "more of that, please". There are still votes being counted, but this is all pretty ugly for Democrats.
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19 comments (Latest Comment: 11/03/2021 18:11:59 by Raine)

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