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We are now, what, three weeks from Trump's reinstatement?

Have you all made your party plans for the inauguration?

We can finally quantify the craziest of the right-wingers.

Reading an article about the Arizona fraud stunt, the author mentions a survey that says that 62% of Republican Arizonians polled believed that Trump won in AZ. But the really crazy cult of 25% believe that Trump will be reinstated. I suspect that those numbers would translate to the most of the rest of the nation.

So, basically, while all Republicans are evil, 25% are bat-shit crazy. The funny part is that the Party has to cater to them because they can not win without them.

As a side note, the article I read did not expect a final report from the fraudit because the point was to continue the conspiracy rather than produce a result. As long as there is no final report, Trump can continue to claim anything he wants to about the "audit."

I think that even most liberals underestimate how serious the Republican threat is to our Representative Democracy....

Celebration: Today is the last day of my first 50 years of marriage.

All and all, I can say that I highly recommend the institution.

The day we were married, I had just turned 19 and my wife was 17. My family objected, the neighbors was sure that my wife was pregnant. (it took ten years to deliver) and my older sister cried because she thought that I was making a terrible mistake. My friends were betting on divorce within six months.

My wife's father's only demand in agreeing to allow the marriage, was that she would finish high-school. Seven years later she got her master's degree, with honors, but the old man did not live to see it. My wife worked days and went to school nights, she had far more courage than I did. I learned a skilled trade and made a good living at it and it kept us above water through the first few years.

In the beginning, we were so poor that we could not afford to pay attention, but the struggles bound us even tighter. Neither of our families were in a position to help us financially so we had no safety net, it was sink or swim; we chose to swim. We worked very hard and after four years of renting we bought our first home. It wasn't a mansion, but it wasn't on wheels either!

We raised two very good children, one of each flavor. Both are well educated and successful in their middle age. We worked ourselves into a strong middle class lifestyle and we are now enjoying a nice retirement, free of struggle and still deeply in love. Through all of the struggles that life presents, I always knew that I had a strong and loving partner who had my back.

The anniversary is very important to the both of us, but we will celebrate in a very low-key manner. Instead of a big shebang with the accompanying drama and demands, we are going to go antique shopping and have a very nice dinner out.

If I died before I finish typing this, I could have no complaints, I have had a good life with a wonderful, smart, loving partner. It has been a really good run, now we are setting our goal on the Carter's record!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=We%27ll+build+a+sweet+little+nest+somewhere+out+in+the+west+and+let+the+rest+of+the+world+go+by&&view=detail&mid=277696EF02E24E8DC349277696EF02E24E8DC349&rvsmid=447ACE27381B9456F1EA447ACE27381B9456F1EA&FORM=VDRVRV

Only in America do we throw birthday parties like this:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/05/us/us-shootings-july-fourth-weekend/index.html

Can we do a betting pool on Chauvin's sentence?

I am betting on three years, with him actually serving about half of that. I am hoping for a minimum of ten years, but I am not holding my breath......

No wonder lumber prices are so high, we are shipping it to space! ;)

I thought that this was a pretty interesting story:

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/17/1007106908/plywood-satellite-wood-woodsat-european-space-agency-esa

Missouri bans state enforcement of federal gun law in state. (NPR Story)

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/17/1007690138/can-missouri-declare-federal-gun-laws-invalid

The Feds are going to have to take a stand against these rouge right-wing states and this looks like the perfect opportunity. If it were me, I would start with withdrawing all Federal law enforcement funding for state and local police agencies and aggressively prosecute the people who violate Federal gun laws. Examples need to be made.

A plumber's opinion: Trump's continuing power over the Republican Party

is the power of extortion.

I can imagine Trump telling McTurtle the facts of life as handed down by the King of Trumps:

"Here it is Mac, I don't give a damn about your fucking party, if you don't cover my ass for the remainder of Biden's term, I will form a third party and assure Democratic control for at least four more years, and maybe a lot longer. I know that I can't win, I don't even want to win, but I demand to be seen as a continuing and respected Republican Powerhouse. I demand that you run legal interference for me. Otherwise, I will carry away at least 20% of Republican votes. However, if you play along, in the final year of Biden's term, I will be a good boy, withdraw for health reasons, support the DeSantis/Ivanka ticket and give you the opportunity of continuing your Fascist agenda." Take it or leave it.

I think that Trump, by continuing his claims and keeping his base hopeful, has the Republicans between a rock and a hard place. The master of the con, as a minority shareholder, owns the party, lock, stock and barrel.

The senior leadership in the Republican party must hate Trump as much or more than we do. There is just no way out for them as long as Trump lives.

Who all is going to the "My Pillow" gig tomorrow?

I think that I will convoy there with all of my neighbors, you all are invited too!

I hope that Lindell explains the process by which the "Real President" is to be returned to office in August. I would just love to meet the man and shake his hand...I am hoping that Sidney will be there too. Now if only Maga Traitor Greenie would be in attendance, mwould be complete. Oh, to be in the same room with all of those patriotic heroes.

Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies!

Texas, guns and silencers, coming to a state near you soon....

Texas is on the verge of telling the BATFE to kiss their ass.

For many years gun suppressors (silencers) have been heavily regulated and taxed by the Federal Government. Texas is taking the position that if the silencers are made in Texas and stay within the State that they are none of the Fed's business. The legislation is planned to be a model for other states to allow their citizens to use silencers without government regulation. It will be really interesting to see how the Feds handle the issue.


https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/05/to-the-governor-texas-passes-suppressor-freedom-act/
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