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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.

Keeping people with mental health problems from having guns...

How can that really be done? We have to wait until they have already done something bad to identify them, right? In many of these cases the mass shooting (think paddock) is the first bad thing and then it is too late. The other option is to create a mental health database where we compromise everyone's confidentiality so some macho fools can own assault weapons.

I have an easier solution: ban assault weapons. Before you hit me back with the "we can'ts" and the gunsplaining, understand I will not be convinced that this is anything short of a lack of political resolve.

85 dead, 547 wounded in two shootings. How many would that have been if they only had hunting rifles?

Terrorists couldn't have scripted better reactions for themselves from Trump

Trump's reactions to the terrorist attack on the bike path is just what the radical Muslims ordered. First, he blew the xenophobic anti-immigration dog whistle. Second, he used the incident to blame political opponents, not the radicals, for the incident, contributing to domestic divisiveness. Third, he incited fear and nativist reactions ("not in America!" ) designed to loosen people's grip on personal liberties. Finally, he undermined an American governmental institution (the courts) by declaring them impotent.

Isis must be thrilled.
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