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Augiedog

Let me see if I have this straight: trump tells Russia to help him in his election(s), they do. His

intelligence officers report that Russia is helping him win his next election......so he fires the the head of said intelligence.

Gosh, I wish I was smart... maybe I would understand this stuff.

H2O Man

Back to the Garden

It's a bright, sunny day in rural upstate New York. A bit cold out there, turning yesterday's snow melt into a sheet of ice on my sidewalk and driveway. I carry a bag out to the compost pile near my garden, happy to be beyond the ice. The birds that feast upon left-over cat and dog food call out warnings as my steps make crunching noises as I crush the crust on the snow. After dumping the organic waste on the large compost pile, I turn and look at the snow-covered garden. It glistens in the sun shine....

Laelth

I ADORE my Democratic candidates.

I would be honored to vote for any of the six people that I have watched on the stage in Nevada tonight. I have been an active Democrat since 1980, and I have never been prouder of my party. Finally, once again, we are liberal.



-Laelth

TexasTowelie

***** DEBATE THREAD #7 *****

This debate should lead to some interesting analysis by the pundits afterwards. What a cat fight.

TexasTowelie

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***** DEBATE THREAD #5 *****

One hour into the debate and we're already at the fifth thread.

TexasTowelie

***** DEBATE THREAD #4 *****

Will this debate change what the voter's think?

TexasTowelie

***** DEBATE THREAD #3 *****

This is turning feisty among the candidates.

TexasTowelie

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It's moving fast folks.

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