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McConnell: "Fuck the Constitution." Pelosi: "We'll see about that."

McConnell and most Republicans don't care about the principals/concepts/laws embedded in the Constitution. They are interested in gaining absolute power and holding it. Forever.

Many of us know this, and most of us are against it. But aside from marching/protesting, and most importantly, voting, we are virtually powerless.

And that's why we should be thankful for Nancy Pelosi. At this moment in history, Speaker Pelosi, and the Democrats who follow her, are, at this moment in time, saving us from an absolute dictatorship.

She has used her power brilliantly. And she has also gotten into the head of an orange madman and is driving him more crazy than he already is. The misogynistic piece of crap suffers daily about the fact that A WOMAN has power. And that she's in a position to stop him from being The King.

So McConnell, Trump, and all the rest of you motherf$#%*^s, wake up. You don't get to own the world. One gutsy, smart, dedicated WOMAN is standing in your way.

We'll have to wait until the next election to see where this is going. But right now, if it weren't for Nancy Pelosi, we, and the rest of the world, would be screwed beyond repair.

And what I have to say at this moment is thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, Nancy.

This was one of my best Sunday mornings in years.

Having reached a saturation point of disgust, I decided to not watch the Sunday morning "news" shows. Instead, I switched to a PBS station that was showing a John Denver documentary.

John Denver's songs, "I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Rocky Mountain High," "Country Roads," "Annie's Song," "Calypso," and so many more, were songs he wrote during a horrible era in American history -- Vietnam, Watergate and extreme political divisiveness.

Yet, John Denver's songs, and his genuine persona, brought moments of enjoyment to millions and they brought them to me this morning. Critics of the era crapped on him because he was neither country music, rock, nor any other identifiable category. Yet millions loved his songs. He sold over a billion records for RCA.

"Annie's Song," (you may not know the title, but google it and you will instantly recognize it), is perhaps one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. He wrote it in just ten minutes, after a spat with his wife, Annie, at the time. (To me, it's a work of musical art that will endure for centuries.)

He became acquainted with Jacques Cousteau and wrote "Calypso," for Cousteau, his crew, his mission of deep sea exploration, and his ship, the "Calypso". (Google that one too. You'll love it.)

John Denver lived in Aspen when it wasn't today's Aspen, but within spitting distance of nowhere. He adopted a black son, (which was an amazing, courageous and magnificent thing to do about 45 years ago), and a daughter.

Living in Colorado, and respecting and loving the land around him, John Denver was an environmentalist before that word existed. He treasured nature and the world that sustains us.

And virtually everyone who knew him attested to the fact that he was exactly the public person he seemed to be.

Today, we are living through another horrible American nightmare. Many of us live with days filled with despair about the future. At this moment, we could sure use many artists like John Denver who, with their music, can help us to carry on and endure.

It should terrify us that about 40% of Americans stand with the creature

Even if we win the White House and the Senate, that 40% will still be there, scheming how best to screw the rest of us.

There's nothing we can do to enlighten these people. There's no way we can make them grasp the fact that they are embracing pure evil.

But there is something we can do about those yet to come. Education. If Democrats attain full control of the government, that trillion dollar tax cut should be repealed and every penny of it thrown into educating the next generation. Some of them, no matter how well educated will retain the disease of Republicanism. But I believe we can turn the majority into enlightened, decent human beings.
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