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Suggestion for No. Virginia Dems...

Why don't you take a page out of the right's playbook and have people stand all day outside of the NRA's headquarters in Fairfax and shout:

Murderer!

Child killer!

At whoever goes in or out of the building?

THEY are politicizing the shooting.

While the right says we are trying to politicize the shooting for talking about gun restrictions now, they have just found a way to subtly politicize this shooting for the benefit of Trump. The Fox headline is "Did the FBI drop the ball?" Because of one YouTube comment made months ago on a national forum.

There you have it. A way to keep attacking the FBI and erode their credibility to protect Trump. It's almost ingenious of them, actually. Expect this to be the theme of the Fox coverage/Hannity rants/ Carlson babbles. Nunes will be opening an investigation in 3,2,...

It's a heartbreaking day here in So. Fla.

In that anyone who is a professional in Broward County knows people who live in the Coral Springs/Parkland area. It is an upscale area where lots of people live that are in my profession and the professions I serve. I have been hearing stories all day from parents, neighbors of parents, and even someone who has met the shooter.

It shakes the foundation we are on. But we also need to remember that it isn't only kids in the Columbines and Stoneman-Douglas High School that are victims. There are countless youthful victims of gun violence who don't get the thoughts and prayers of the politicians and community leaders and are forgotten as soon as they are shot:


Gun injuries and deaths among Florida kids have spiked. One child is shot every 17 hours:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article134487764.html

i have spent the morning talking to parents of Douglas High students

who have kids that were on lock down, who tried to help fellow students from bleeding out, who know kids in critical care or worse. Now it is personal. I have been arguing for a ban on ARs and assault weapons all along and now I am seeing the gunsplainers on here start to appear.

No we don`t have to compensate owners of assault weapons if we ban them. That is NRA propaganda. No there is no need to allow for weapons of war in the civilian population and NO I DON`T WANT DEFENDERS OF OWNING AR15S AND OTHER ASSAULT WEAPONS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Those people can go to hell.

Settling in to watch Wade's 1st game back with Heat

just feels right.

Let's nominate Snooki from the Jersey Shore to be President!

I mean, why not just take the quicker route of riding celebrity to idiocracy?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/10/celebrity-politicians-political-decline-oprah-winfrey

There is only one argument in support of Franken

That the allegations are not credible. PERIOD. Any other argument does not work or is hypocritical.

I am hearing the same people who told Moore supporters that this is politics and not a court of law now say Franken deserves due process. If Franken wants due process he will get it, by the way.

I am hearing people say that Republicans get away with it. That's the worse argument yet; should we speed the degradation of politics along it's way?

I am hearing that the bigger progressive goals are too important to hold an individual responsible for harrassing behavior. Really? The end justify the means? If we don't hold to our principles, how are we better?

Almost everyone pointing out that the taking the moral high ground isn't helping us. Don't people understand that if we don't hold onto the very best we can, than those who don't will only drag us down more easily? I believe we are in the middle of a huge political backlash right now. Moore, Trump and company are the result of those who have held privilege acting out of fear of losing it. But the arc of progressivism is still climbing over the long haul. In fits and starts, sure. There will be backsliding, but how far back actually depends on how hard we hold on to those principles that move us upward.

So for me, the only argument I will only listen to is that the allegations are not credible. Everything else is hypocracy.

9 years. I should have posted here...

On Monday I got 9 years sober. I didn't think to post it here and then I was reminded that we celebrate not for ourselves, but so that others can see recovery is possible.

I'm old school recovery and by the grace of God, and a willingness to do his will, it has really worked for me.

I'm reluctant to cast stones against Republicans

Based upon harassment allegations. We just don't know how much glass our house is made of. All the money paid in Congressional harassment cases likely involved both sides of the aisle.

We have to win on our message, not just their misdeeds.

Interesting Trump Parallel

So while he was running for office, Trump repeatedly stated that China was "raping" America with their trade. But when he talks to China directly, he says that he doesn't blame China, America "let" them do it, so of course they did it.

Hmmmm... that rings familiar somehow.
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