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Remember when Joe Biden first said, "Battle for the Soul of the Nation"?

When I first heard it, I felt a wave of affirmation wash over me. At the time, not many people in my world seemed to be as worried as I was. I found his statement comforting because someone who mattered recognized what I had been seeing and feeling since TFG was elected. I had even gone so far as to make a plan to leave the country and nagged my grown children to get passports. My children didn't come out and say I was crazy, but it took a very long time for them to recognize the serious situation we were in in this country. It really wasn't until after Jan. 6th that many people began to really fear what had and is still going on.

Now, I'm more afraid than ever, but also more hopeful because it seems that we are in the midst of fighting the last long battle in the, "Battle for the Soul of the Nation". Right now it doesn't look good for our country: SCOTUS is on a path to make the special version of "Handmaids Tale" of the conservative States a reality; the States are passing horrific voting suppression laws; the news media is making 5% inflation into something like 15%. The Repulican minority doesn't want to pass anything that benefits anyone but corporations and the wealthy (even the corporations and some billionaires are getting sick of them). We have a Debt. ceiling date looming that the GOP want's to play "chicken" with, and a huge social safety net bill that could be scuttled or gutted by two members of the Democratic party.

That said, I believe we will keep our Democracy because there are more good people than bad people (and there are a lot of bad people), because Joe Biden recognized what was going on and called it out early, which makes me confident he also decided to do whatever was necessary to save the country he loves and has served his whole life. But it's ugly out there right now and it's easy to lose heart. Please don't. We all need to do our part, no matter how small. Vote. Donate. Volunteer. Pray (if you do and even if you don't). And have HOPE.
Posted by Joinfortmill | Thu Dec 2, 2021, 03:22 PM (3 replies)

I have an idea

Why doesn't the press call a moratorium on all coverage of Trump & Co. until 2022, unless it's to announce indictments. Happy Holidays!

I predict the chances of Justice Clarence Thomas resigning in the next year are high

Given what we currently know, that his wife, Ginni, gave public support to the Jan 6th insurrection, I've been wondering what we don't know. As the investigation moves closer to the nexus of insurrection, it may get too "hot" for the Thomases.

https://www.yahoo.com/now/clarence-thomas-wife-supported-rioters-231103492.html

"According to Independent, Mrs. Thomas is allegedly a member of a network of conservative activists called Groundswell. The group has close ties to Trump and his senior officials, according to the report. Thomas reportedly helped craft lists of “disloyal” government officials, and detailed memos are said to have been written by Groundswell over the past year-and-a-half."

A Little Inflation Isn't All Bad:

You may receive the first interest payment in years in your savings account for the holidays. Just saying.

About Joe Biden and Merrick Garland

I'm just an old woman esteemed by no one other than my children (most of the time). This is my take on these two men, who have met their moment in history, and of which much is expected by Americans and the world. Yes, the DOJ,operates independently of the White House, but let's be realistic., these two men have talked, at least to some extent. No, they likely don't discuss cases, at least not much, but I'm certain they did talk cases during their meetings before the nomination. I would go so far as to say they had a meeting of the minds about how the corruption of the last administration and especially the Jan. 6th insurrection was to be handled. These are two men, each in their own way, who are patriots, whose entire lives have been in the service of their country and ours. Like Churchill and Roosevelt, they will not let this abomination stand. I trust them to do the right thing for the country.
Just An Old Woman.

Regarding race or anything else, how about TTT: Teach The Truth

Michael Flynn is using what he learned from Al Quada to agitate in the U.S.

Yesterday Raw Story reported this from Flynn: "If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion," Flynn said at a ReAwaken America event in San Antonio. "One nation under God, and one religion under God." https://www.rawstory.com/michael-flynn-2655547552/
This is what he said about fighting extremism as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. military: “Over the course of all those interrogations, I concluded that ‘core Al Qaeda’ wasn’t actually comprised of human beings, but rather it was an ideology with a particular version of Islam at its center,” Flynn said in the recent interview. “More than a religion, this ideology encompasses a political belief system, because its adherents want to rule things—whether it’s a village, a city, a region or an entire ‘caliphate.’ And to achieve that goal, they are willing to use extreme violence. The religious nature of that threat makes it very hard for Americans to come to grips with.” https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/how-mike-flynn-became-americas-angriest-general-214362/

Politico: Joe Biden's first 100 days in photographs

https://www.politico.com/interactives/2021/washington-dc-during-joe-bidens-first-100-days-as-president-photos/

Question about DOJ strategy regarding Jan 6th insurrection

To the attorneys among us: Do you think the DOJ is waiting until the Special Committee completes it's investigation to make a public move on any of the major players behind the insurrection?
Posted by Joinfortmill | Fri Nov 5, 2021, 05:36 AM (8 replies)

Glen Kirschner - Day One of Chauvin Trial - Shocking first witness

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