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The Long Walk Down

We started off a long time ago trying to get to a nice place. We are scratched up from briers, tired and are now in a fetid swamp. Funny thing when you walk through the country. You can lose sight of places where you were. You descend down a ridge. You still see that but no longer see the even higher places you were.

We can all list some of the landmarks we saw on the paths we've traveled. Messing with the Vietnam peace talks. Rumors about the hostages. Outing our agents.

The southern strategy, dallying during the aids crisis, the moral majority, family values, one man one woman.

Blundering into the first Iraq war and lying into the second. Watergate, Iran contra, Valerie Plame

Abu Graihb, water boarding, extraordinary rendition, demonization of immigrants, family separation and tent cities in the desert.

We could all list more.

They say there is a horrible family of cannibals in the swamp up ahead and we smell the long pork cooking. I remember all the so called trail guides who insisted we didn't take more promising paths. Who walked us through those horrible paths where we saw all those landmarks. The ones who tell us that we have to keep walking into the swamp and that the cannibals aren't so bad.

I am dead sure some of these guides and the cannibals are in cahoots. They might even be the same. Some say that some guides were well intentioned and just happened to pick bad paths. That things weren't so bad when they chose those paths. Maybe so.

I'm not dancing today, I am just remembering the ways we took and wish we had made better choices.

Edit: misspelt wish
Posted by Midnightwalk | Sat Dec 1, 2018, 05:46 PM (1 replies)

Green Party Strikes in AZ

US Senate race

McSally(R) 850,043
Sinema(D) 834,135
Green(G) 38,596

The Green Party elects more republicans than their own candidates. Do they even have any one elected at the national level? Sinema used to be green but switched to Democratic Party. The greens still wound up working to elect a republican.

Angela Green dropped out at last minute. Too late. Put in the hours and spent the money to help the republican, then said "never mind".

I know the typical arguments about not being able to count those votes. Bullshit. The net effect is negative for us and positive for republicans.

Happy we took the house and picked up a seat in congress.
Posted by Midnightwalk | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:48 AM (4 replies)

Attempted Assasinations

Fueled by the deranged, irresponsible lies from Trump and right wing pundits.

I say call it what it is. His van is proof. Discussion on his competence mentally or the in wiring doesn't change that.

Rachel Mitchell should resign or be fired

Rachel Mitchell is the chief of the special victims division of the Maricopa count attorneys office in Phoenix. She agreed to be the sole public inquisitor of the victim, Dr Ford, even while publicly admitting that the norms of proper investigations and interviews were not performed.

How can any victim in her county trust that they will be treated respectfully and have their case properly investigated by her office? How can any victim testifying trust that her office will protect them while in the stand?

She chose to become part of this phony hearing and should face consequences.
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