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As long as we're getting rid of monuments to slave owners,

shouldn't the electoral college also be on the list?

My favorite picture of Obama

Shows his humanity and yes basic kindness and decency.

Trump's speech on racism

Various cable news are reporting that the WH is considering letting Trump make a speech on racism. Now I usually make a point of switching the channel whenever he appears on TV. But I don't think I could resist watching the colassal butt show of a Dimwit speech about racism. A speech that would surely include every dog whistle and white racist platitude possible. Completely miss the point of social justice and BLM. Have no solutions. Probably announce some commission composed of more of his asshole grifter cronies, and be derided far and wide.

And gosh golly, we would surely get the additional delightful treat of asshole Republican congressmen and senators praising his speech and mouthing their own empty platitudes.

A Trump speech on racism. I get excited just thinking about it.

Goya's Black Paintings

i cannot help but be reminded of the depravity of the Trump administration and his GOP enablers, when I look at Goya's Black Paintings

"Saturn Devouring His Son" as Trump himself



"Men Reading" as GOP Senators reading a proposed Dem bill

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Paintings#/media/File:Hombres_leyendo.jpg

"A Pilgrimage to San Isidro" as Trump's voters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Paintings#/media/File:La_romer%C3%ADa_de_San_Isidro.jpg

When do we call them DEPRAVED?

Def: depraved
adjective

morally corrupt; wicked.
"a depraved indifference to human life"

I want to see the word, "depraved," used more and more as to the behavior of Trump, his supporters, and all GOP sycophants and enablers. I want to see the word depraved go viral. I want to see it in TV ads, billboards, bumper stickers, protest signs.

What else would you call anyone, who continually lies about Covid testing, who confiscates PE, who forces workers back into dangerous jobs, who does NOTHING to help us?

Folks what we are witnessing is criminal depraved indifference that has led to manslaughter on a massive scale.

Right speech is one of virtues that we Buddhist try to practice.

Right speech is one of the steps on the Buddhist 8-Fold Path to enlightenment. Right speech includes speaking gently, purposely, and truthfully. It means no lying, no harsh speech, no divisive speech, and no gossip or idle chatter.

“Lying leads to a life in which others will speak ill of you. Lying also establishes a tendency to lie in future lives, as well as the chances of being lied to and not being believed when you speak the truth. The future life consequences of Divisive Speech include loneliness and a tendency to make mischief with other people’s lives. Harsh Speech begets the abuse of others and leads to an angry attitude. Idle Gossip causes others not to listen and leads one to speak incessantly."

-- HH The Dalai Lama

Anyone know if SSI recipients will get a stimulus check?

I'm retired and my only income is my SSI check. Anyone know if we retirees will automatically get a stimulus check?

thanks

8 Senators voted against the corona virus bill

Eight Republican senators voted against the bill,

Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee
Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin
Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina

When finally there is a Covid vaccine,

do you think the anti-vaxers will reject it too?

Today is my birthday

I'm 73 and can't quite believe that I made it this long. My heart is full of love for everyone, especially all you DUers folks out there. I get so much enjoyment and pleasure from reading your posts. Thank-you for sharing the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly.

I meditate everyday. Currently reading a Dalai Lama book on mahamudra. He is amazing. His scholarship and knowledge of texts and commentaries by old guys from long ago amazes me. Big sections are way over my head and far beyond d my little pea brain to comprehend. But at least I know what's ahead for me to learn. My meditation is going well these days. And I see things differently.

My message to everyone is to cultivate equanimity. Don't get seduced by desire for what is pleasant, and don't get disturbed and agitated by what is unpleasant (including Donald Trump). We are much more able to deal with whatever, when we remain calm and centered with whatever appears. Believe me, I have survived an earthquake, 3 hurricanes, a tornado that destroyed my house and both barns, a crash that totaled my car and horse trailer, heart disease, and breast cancer.

We will get thru this. Our parents and grandparents were called to win 2 world wars. We are being asked to sit on the sofa and watch TV or read a book.

Pick up the phone and call a friend. Radiate love and light.
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