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Demsrule86

I found a church in Cleveland-diverse. The Pastor says they lock the doors during service for

security reasons...what a world we live in. I can't imagine how any person can accept that as 'normal' It is time to band together and enact reasonable gun control (as soon as we have the Senate and Presidency) I find the status quo unacceptable.

I will join this church. It is a very loving church. They do many community based good works....just what I wanted.But who could ever imagine that going to church would become an act of courage under the monster that is Trump and his evil minions.

Bucky

Can anyone point out any substantive criticism of Pelosi?

I'm just appalled that over a dozen members of the House are vowing not to support Nancy Pelosi for speaker this January. She's had a number of against the odds legislative successes as opposition leader, and when she was speaker before she ran a fair House....

allgood33

There may not have been any Top Secret or Security info in Ivanka's e-mails BUT

we are about to find out how much PERSONAL business she was conducting with China and other places she was touting her brand. She has made a slew of deals with foreign governments for marketing her brands while working in the WH. Same thing for her corrupt hubby.

This is why Trump is looking like a sick puppy these days. He will not always be President and jail time is looking more and more possible for him and his corrupt family or at least they will go bankrupt in defending themselves.

4du

Pelosi battle to become speaker is a non-story

The vast majority of Congressional voters against Pelosi now have their cover. These Congresspersons got it when their letter saying they would vote against Pelosi became public. Most of them had to promise to vote against Pelosi to get elected in a more conservative area. They were elected on local issues but had to run against the national Democrats. Pelosi represented the national Democrats. Nobody in the House will announce they are a candidate running against Pelosi for Speaker. The signers of the letter can now tell their voters they kept their promise. They can tell their voters they tried, but they had no choice.

TheFerret

Thanksgiving Celebrations Marred as Princess Ivanka Commits the Greatest Crime of All

In this season of Thanksgiving, let me express my gratitude for the Great Big Fat Fuckin’ Blue Wave, and everyone who made it possible. And for beer, of course. And um...the Doobie Brothers are pretty cool, I guess. Enough schmaltzy shit, let's do the news.

Let's kick things off by reporting on a presidential injury. Yes, Orange Julius Caesar received treatment for a sprained wrist, sustained when he high-fived himself too hard for referring to Congressman Adam Schiff as, and move over Bill Murray, ”Adam Schitt.” Basically, America took the fourteenth cleverest kid on the elementary school playground, and gave him nuclear codes. Neat....

Cyrano

Jim Crow is alive, well, and still fucking up America

If you don't know what Jim Crow is, Google it. Learn about your country.

I wish everyone understood how we got here and why an ignorant, mentally deficient bigot/buffoon is occupying the White House. But too many people don't/won't "get it." Or don't want to. Or never will.

Here's the short version. When slavery ended, the South wouldn't accept black people as human beings. This ain't a history class. But in the 20th century, Jim Crow was a term that was applied to what many Southern white Americans did to deny the vote (or humanity) to black people....

leftyladyfrommo

Do these guys just never learn?

They just got steamrolled in the election. It is painfully obvious that most Americans hate what is going on and are demanding changes.

But the Repubs just keep on with the same old schtick. They haven't changed at all. And Trump just keeps making the same mistakes over and over and over.

I would think they would have gotten the big picture after such a bruising. Guess not.

Tommy_Carcetti

The three faces of illegitimacy of the three branches of government for me.

None of these three men deserve to be sitting in the office that they are or will be sitting in them. All of them have spent their lives living in deceit and contempt of others. All of them diminish the value of the office that they hold simply by holding it.

Hopefully all three will receive their just comeuppance at some point down the road....

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