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You MUST see the movie The Post!

I went to see the newly released movie The Post. Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and a host of actors you'll know when you see 'em.

The subject is so timely that I wonder if it was planned, or is it by chance? Very moving. And to consider how different things might be if the events and decisions in that series of events had gone differently.

This is a must-see. A very interesting look at the issues involved in publishing govt secrets, and when going too far is really too far, and does the govt have a say-so in what is published, or a right to preview and agree to publishing parts?

The plot moves quickly, it doesn't drag, the script is good, the acting is,well, the caliber you'd expect with this gang. It's not quite as exciting as All the President's Men, I think. But it's exciting in a different way.

Very timely, given the "The press is the enemy of the people!" meme from the current President.

You think the Repubs are going to try for a healthcare overhaul again?

I just wonder if the Repubs are going to try to overhaul healthcare again, given that it's an unpopular thing to do (but so was the tax bill, and that didn't stop them).

I'm guessing not, because of the midterms?

Trump used global warming as reason for getting a seawall constructed for his golf course

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/946536295710576641


https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/946531657229701120

Poll: 71% of Democratic Minnesotans Don't Think Franken Should Resign

A new Public Policy Polling survey found 50 percent of voters in Minnesota don't think the Minnesota Democrat should resign in the face of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Forty-two percent of Minnesotans think Franken should resign.

Among Democrats, 71 percent don't think Franken should resign.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/poll-half-of-minnesotans-don%E2%80%99t-think-franken-should-go-through-with-resignation/ar-BBHrEYs?OCID=ansmsnnews11

No surprise that Republican Minnesotans think Franken should resign. It also makes sense that the large majority of those who elected Franken don't want him to resign.

Anyone know about Facebook?

I have a Facebook account, but only so that I can participate in some FB groups. I don't "do" Facebook. Which is to say...I don't post anything on my FB pages. No pictures, no messages to other FB people, no "friends." Nothing.

So I don't know how to do FB very well (the settings and all), since I don't "do" FB. But I keep getting Friend requests. I don't ever accept them, because there's nothing on my FB page for them to see. And I don't know them, so there's no reason for me to keep up with their FB pages. I ONLY do those FB groups.

My question is this: Can I turn off the ability for others to request being a "Friend" on my FB page? Or should I politely respond to these people to let them know why I won't accept their request? I just leave the requests sitting there, open.

Is there an established way to handle this?

The Drifters...White Christmas

23 Democratic Party Senate seats up for re-election in 2018, but only 8 Repub seats. Yikes.

Much is made of the 2018 re-election, but I was shocked to see that 23 Dem seats are up for grabs in 2018, and 2 independents, while only 8 Repub seats are.

Even in a Democratic Party favored year, those are some really tough odds to overcome. Are we making too much of the favored status for 2018? Of course Dems should fight for all those seats, no matter what. But I had thought the seats up for grabs was more equal.

All the House of Rep seats are up for re-election in 2018, I believe, which gives the Dems some leverage, IMO.

Merry Louisiana Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my home state. Do YOU have a video from YOUR home state? Vermont? Montana? Seattle?




Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Calculator to see how the "tax cut" bill will affect you.

My taxes are going UP because of the tax "cut" bill, it looks like. Very depressing.

I was wanting to move, if I could afford this. This may force my hand, to move to a lower-tax state.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/politics/calculate-americans-taxes-senate-reform-bill/index.html

If ever there was an example of the difference between a Democrat & a Republican....

the tax bill is it.

The DIFFERENCE between a blue dog Democrat and a yellow dog Democrat is indistinguishable in the votes for the tax cut bill. The objections to Democrats because they're too progressive or too moderate melt, as the votes for the tax cut bill are made.

There IS a difference between ANY and ALL Democrats...and Republicans. It is far, far better to have a Democrat, even one who doesn't hold the same views as you or me, than a Republican, even a Republican we like.

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