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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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14 comments (Latest Comment: 11/06/2019 17:30:50 by Mondobubba)

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)

America's Greatest Fear
Author: TriSec    Date: 11/03/2019 13:23:19

Good Morning.

A day late and a dollar short, but TriSec brings back a nutritious weekend blog!

It's time for a quick quiz. What is the most deeply-seated societal fear held by all Americans, depending on what news source you believe?

It used to be Nuclear War. Maybe it's One World Government. It might be people that don't look like you moving in next door. Maybe it's ISLAM!

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1 comments (Latest Comment: 11/04/2019 04:09:16 by BobR)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 11/01/2019 12:13:15

Today felt kind of like a baby goat day....

https://www.wholelifechallenge.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/baby-goats-on-straw.jpg


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8 comments (Latest Comment: 11/01/2019 18:12:34 by Raine)

That Happened
Author: Raine    Date: 10/31/2019 13:09:34

Today is a good morning.
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18 comments (Latest Comment: 10/31/2019 17:20:33 by Raine)

Do YOU Support the Troops?
Author: BobR    Date: 10/30/2019 13:22:51

Most everyone reading this remembers the aftermath of 9/11/2001. Our country was reeling from the attack and wanted vengeance. As we readied ourselves for sending our military into battle, we also remembered the aftermath of the Viet Nam war. Soldiers came back to a country that saw them as "baby killers" and ignored or reviled them, despite the fact that most of them were drafted, and sent off to fight in a war they didn't start. In 2001, in retrospect, we knew better.

Without the draft, and after years of only minor skirmishes, our military was not as staffed as we would have liked for the initial incursion into Afghanistan, and the later illegal invasion of Iraq. In order to bolster staffing, we offered immigrants a way to fast-track their citizenship if they joined up and fought on behalf of the country they were trying to adopt as their own. That was the promise.
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 10/30/2019 19:04:20 by Scoopster)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/29/2019 09:49:22

Literally.

Of course we've been following the impeachment hearings with increasing hope. But in skimming my military news sites this morning, I'm learning that there is a potential for the most damning testimony yet. It could come from a veteran - one who is truly sworn to 'preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.'
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12 comments (Latest Comment: 10/29/2019 18:50:32 by Scoopster)

Things that Hurt.
Author: Raine    Date: 10/28/2019 13:03:51

Sometimes protest is far more personal than just to protest. You may think I am talking about the Boo heard around the country that occurred that last night.
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10 comments (Latest Comment: 10/28/2019 17:58:31 by Raine)

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