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I haven't forgotten or forgiven the lame stream corporate broadcast media

Lest the corporate executives and senior editors of corporate broadcast media overwhelm themselves in waves of self-congratulations for their (cough cough) good citizenship and responsible journalism, many of us remember the damage they did to the US in 2016. I haven’t forgotten and I haven’t forgiven the lamestream corporate media for their role in putting Donald Trump into the White House. Their irresponsible, lazy-@$$, sensation-seeking excuse for journalism propelled Donnie over th finish line and is threatening the very existence of our democracy.

Up until recently, Northern Evangelicals have enjoyed

A reputation for being devout (if perhaps over-enthusiastic) Christians free from the taint of racism that has haunted their southern brethren for more than a century. Actions speak more forcefully than words, and that reputation is going, going, going...

If in the near future they bewail a reputation for racist bigotry, they need only remember that it wasn’t given, but earned.

Trump voters don't get it. Suckers were always disrespected

Trump voters don’t get it. Even back in what they believed were the “Good Old Days” when the American populace was overwhelmingly white, almost every respectable person went to church on Sunday, Father knew best, and the women stayed home to mind the kiddies, suckers and other gullibles were disrespected not only for acting on their bad impulses but for the poor judgment they’d showed prior to acting on them.

One of the core beliefs of that bygone time was that the rural farmer was shrewd and wise enough to resist the blather of fast-talking Bull-slinging city slickers and that age and experience conferred wisdom.

In 2016 millions of anxious and often hurting country folk and the elderly went to the polls and voted for a BS artist and politicians who work to enrich the wealthiest few, not the average Joe or Jane. They made a sucker’s choice using suckers’ thinking and now they’re demanding respect. By dint of both our so-called “elitist” thinking and by the standards of that older time they profess to believe in, just why in Sheol and Gehenna do they believe they deserve it?

Mitt Calling Out Jeffress? How unusual for a Mormon!

Mitt Romney calling out Preacher Jeffress as a bigot? I’m amazed by his behavior. Most LDS’ers seem to have a habit of remaining as silent and inert as bean-bag chairs whenever Baptists and other Evangelicals trash them. The Evangelicals whack them, they shift a little, but otherwise remain stationary.

I’m surprised that it has taken this long for any prominent Mormon to denounce the Christian Right’s bigotry towards them. Many Evangelical sects have been hurling abuse at the Saints FOR YEARS, and some Evangelical big-mouths have hinted at plans to crack down on non-Christians if they ever got control of the government. Many Evangelicals have been explicit about their views that they don’t consider Mormons to be Christians. Considering the Mormons’ persecutions in the 19th century, I used to wonder how many times they had to be whacked over the head with a stick before they wised up.

I’d say that it looks like either Mittens has either woken up and smelled the hot water (I believe that good Mormons aren’t supposed to drink coffee) or he’s running for Senate, or both.

Republican Myth Of Fiscal Responsibilty Put To The Lie

Most of us gray-haired Democrats are old enough to remember the Republicans’ claims that they were the party of fiscal responsibility, an oft-repeated meme that might have last been close to plausible while Gerry Ford was in the White House (Over 40 years ago!!!), but has been disproven multiple times in the decades since.

Ryan’s tax cut was the latest slap in the face not only to the struggling, the aged, the ailing, and the handicapped but to folks across the ideological spectrum who believed in Honest, responsible governance.

There is a kernel of truth in Ryan’s statement, though. Trillion-dollar deficits ARE inevitable—IF YOU ELECT REPUBLICANS!!!

The people of Zimbabwe express their true feelings.Good riddance to Mugabe!

The people of Zimbabwe express their true feelings! Goodbye and good riddance to the old dictator!

One of my strongest beliefs is that the role of government is to promote the general prosperity, not of oligarchs, not of kleptocrats, not of one race, not of one ruling faction—EVERYONE. Robert Mugabe failed in this and failed his country miserably. Sandalistas and self-appointed keepers of the flame may prattle about British colonialism, but Mugabe had 37 years to make Zimbabwe a prosperous, multi-ethnic State. Instead, he and his followers ran his country’s economy into the ground to maintain power and to enrich his friends and allies.

I hoped Zimbabwe would have a better future when white rule ended. I hoped that post-Rhodesian Zimbabwe would be a beacon of prosperity and democracy in a continent of states cursed with poverty and endemic corruption. I was disappointed.

I have come to believe that the Republican Party is an amoral party

Dedicated to maintaining its hold on power and serving kleptocracy. The Republican Party has thrown the interests of the average man and woman in the USunder the bus, shamelessly prostitutes itself to the fossil fuel industry and banksters, and has ceased to give a rat’s rump about the long-term interests of the people and the republic of the United States of America. Their professions of patriotism and devotion to the US Constitution are hollowed-out fables and their leadership aspires to service.the oligarchy, not the common man and woman.

The willingness of today’s Republican Party to plot with agents of unfriendly powers shamefully demonstrates that this is not a party devoted to the republic of the USA, but a corrupt, Latin-American-style oligarchical Party. In sum, a banana Republican Party.

I do not say this lightly. I come from a family of older-school Republicans, ones that were genuine patriots and feared the rise of authoritarianism. Nevertheless I believe what I just wrote is true.

The Senator from Bubble-Stan thinks that repealing the ACA will help Donnie get re-elected

About the only people likely to vote for Donnie because their health insurance premiums remain low after Donnie nuked the exchanges are the young, healthy, silver-spooned Trevors and Muffies from wealthy Republican enclaves, and there aren't nearly enough of them to get so much as a plurality, even WITH vote-tampering.

Districts demographics can change

Mr. Ossoff's chances might be better now than they would have been twenty five years ago. GA-6's voters aren't quite so Lily-white as they were back when it was Newt's seat.

Districts do change. Out in California, Bob Dornan's district seemed solidly Republican and a safe place from which to bait Latinos--until the voters replaced him with Loretta Sanchez.

Maybe touting Trumpcare might cause Handel to pay the Price. Heh-heh-heh

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Notoriously Untruthful

Why should PP believe Thump's "compromise" offer, even if they were willing to accept it? The anti-abortion movement is notoriously dishonest and untruthful. Even if PP was willing to "compromise," the rabid right would STiLL yank funding because they thought birth control caused abortion, because PP provides minors access to birth control, because contraceptives "promote promiscuity," or some other sorry-@$$ claim.
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