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Mon Mar 25, 2024, 02:44 PM Mar 25

Take Heart friends and keep your chins up [View all]

Whenever things got dark in my life, my mom used to say, “Honey, when things get this way, take heart, and keep your chin up.” She passed away in 2017, and part of me is glad she didn’t have to see the worst of what is happening today. But her words stick with me to this day, and I use them when my kids face tough times.

I think many here could benefit from her words today. And I really do feel hopeful for this year. Just today, we got the news that Trump is going to be held accountable starting April 15th for crimes he committed during the 2016 election. It is the first crimes he was charged with, so it is somewhat poetic that it is the first to go. And the Judge in this case ain’t having any of Trump’s b.s. tactics.

If you follow Meidas Touch, you may note that this trial is pretty open-and-shut. The Judge has denied all the b.s. motions from the defense, including the slimy scheme to try to use the Advice of Counsel defense without paying the price that comes with it. Trump is left with no defense on a pretty heavy evidentiary based case that requires no state of mind and has all the facts and witnesses stacked against him. I do believe that Trump will be convicted before the convention and the RNC will have to figure out if they want to have a candidate who is convicted and who will likely be behind bars, or run a different candidate. Either way, they will most likely lose this election, barring unforeseen events.

And the disappointing news today, the reduced bond, still holds Trump accountable to the tune of 175 million. He still needs to pay up and only has 10 days to do it. It is an indicator that the appellate justices likely would have reduced the amount anyway. And even though Trump gets less bond to post, it ain’t over, and that’s money he can’t use for other purposes. I will say I am disappointed too, but only because I savored to see Trump embarrassed by the seizure of assets. But justice isn’t about that.

I won’t deny things are a bit darker today, but I will say this to you here: take heart, and keep your chins up. There is a long way to go, and we need each other to get there.

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Hugs. onecaliberal Mar 25 #1
If the past four years have taught me anything... CBHagman Mar 25 #2
Good OP. Welcome to DU. yardwork Mar 25 #4
He was supposed to have to put up $454 million today... StarryNite Mar 25 #5
Well said!!! hamsterjill Mar 25 #12
He absolutely got away with it and got a favor no other ordinary American would have ever received from a court. lees1975 Mar 25 #14
Hitler paid for his actions faster and with a firmer sentence for an attempted coup than Trump has uponit7771 Mar 25 #16
Convicted Felon has a nice ring to it. ProudMNDemocrat Mar 25 #6
Correct Shermann Mar 25 #21
Welcome to DU! Delphinus Mar 25 #7
Welcome! Blue Idaho Mar 25 #8
These things are beyond our control or influence. But we can succeed despite them. usonian Mar 25 #9
I'm of a different mind: let them flake out and leave. marble falls Mar 25 #10
I feel very hopeful also. There'll be bumps in the road, but I think we liberalla Mar 25 #11
Thanks, I needed that. Welcome! Hikerchick57 Mar 25 #13
How humiliating will it be for Trump when he can't come up with $175 million cash? dlk Mar 25 #15
Yeah, even the My Pillow Guy can probably come up with that. nt Shermann Mar 25 #22
Welcome to DU! mahina Mar 25 #17
Thanks for this. ShazzieB Mar 25 #18
Welcome to DU, Mr.WeRP! calimary Mar 25 #19
Nepotistic RNC already rubber-stamped his nomination. . . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 25 #20
Thank you Wild blueberry Mar 25 #23
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