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I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.

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Chauvin sentencing.

his mother: "I believe a lengthy sentence will not serve Derek well."

it will serve justice. I started watching the sentencing as it was ongoing so it may already be known, but just wanted to comment on this. Apparently his mother never watched the video of George Floyd's murder.

I am entirely unswayed by this woman. I did watch the video, in the context of the trial. It took me that long to watch it because I knew it was horrific.

shoulda been a 1st degree conviction imo. he had almost 10 minutes to decide to murder George Floyd.

ETA now his lawyer. someone i hold in contempt and will probably not listen to today.

ETA 22 1/2 years.

so I've kinda quit watching the news. /rant on

I still read DU and WP and other sources. But this morning I thought I'll click on MSNBC.com and watch some shows I actually miss a bit (Chris Hayes, Nicolle Wallace, Brian Williams primarily).

but i was running around a little while it was on. anyhow.

So on the 11th Hour, discussing the record steal from congress members by trump's DOJ, one of the pundits, a woman who I cannot name, said, "But this is not trump's DOJ, this is Biden's DOJ."

BULLSHIT. in virtually every institution of government, trumpsters are still making life hell for Americans, flaunting the rule of law, abusing their power, and they are not all gone. Not by a long shot. Who's running the post office for instance? ICE is still running amok.

Joe Biden cannot turn around the damage in 3 months or 4 years or 8 years. I've said since 2017 that it will be generations. I do not appreciate pundits who insist on boiling it down to "now" and "then" as if "then" is not now and for years and years to come, infecting both now and the future.

FFS it pisses me off. It's not simple, and these people come on with their powerful voices and try to make it simple. Don't do that. Just tell the fucking truth.

/rant off



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