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MichMary's Journal
MichMary's Journal
August 24, 2018

So, no special election

to replace Senator McCain. I checked, and it looks like the deadline for filing was in May.

The R governor will be able to appoint a replacement, who is sure to be a yes vote on Kavanaugh.

August 21, 2018

Manafort question:

Does the jury know their verdict could possibly lead to a sentence of literally centuries in prison?

I'm wondering if that could have something to do with their failure to come to a quickie verdict.

August 6, 2018

No Choice: Why Harry Truman Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Japan


Critics of the decision to use the “special bomb” in 1945 are judging men born in the 19th century by the standards of the 21st.
No Choice: Why Harry Truman Dropped the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Nuclear arms are hideous, immoral weapons whose existence continues to threaten our civilization. To say, however, that Harry Truman should have sacrificed hundreds of thousands of American lives because of what happened in the nuclear arms race decades later is not only ahistorical, it is moral arrogance enabled from the safe distance provided by time and victory.

Interesting article. My son did an internship at Oak Ridge some years ago, so we toured the facility where the bombs were built. They were projecting some scary American casualty numbers, had an invasion been necessary.

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