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Name: Mara Alis Butler
Gender: Female
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 01:13 AM
Number of posts: 24,075

About Me

Transgender Woman /Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

Journal Archives

Fixing the migrant problem

Depends on all states working together with the Federal Government to tackle the issue and figure out a good way to handle the issue, not busing migrants all around the country with no coordination or plan just to score political points. Democrats have time and time attempted to address the issue while Republicans refuse to lift a finger and want to throw migrants right back over the border or punish them severely if not kill them for the “crime” of trying to enter our country without proper processing and politicize the issue. Until there is full cooperation I just don’t know what we should do. I don’t think Republicans want to solve the issue bc like with Abortion they crassly just use it for votes every election. Or they fear trying to do anything bc they’re afraid they’ll be accused of supporting “amnesty” and be primaried.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Sat Sep 23, 2023, 01:22 PM (1 replies)


We’re really going to have to re-litigate the entire 20th century, aren’t we?
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Sun Sep 10, 2023, 07:35 PM (1 replies)

I don't understand it either

Seems like a lot of MSM/Republican-generated “concern trolling”, just like Biden’s age concerns. Republicans genuinely don’t want to have to run against Biden and the MSM seems to be feeding into their smears against Biden.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Sat Sep 2, 2023, 12:24 AM (1 replies)


I would think that wanting to have a less dystopian more optimistic future where we don’t all have to live in a white Christian nationalist theocracy would be inspiring enough for most people, especially the young, but what the hell do I know?
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Fri Sep 1, 2023, 11:28 PM (0 replies)

So 77% of people think Biden is too old

What it actually means is lacking here and without that it seems hard to come up with a “solution”. As far as I see it there are only a few solutions, none of them really good and most of them likely having a lot of consequences. But realistically, are people really going to vote for an awful Republican who isn’t as old? Are they just going to stay home and not vote or vote third-party if there is nobody else to choose from in 2024, which would likely lead to a Republican win. I would hope that people are not myopic enough to shoot the country in the foot by refusing to vote for Biden just because he’s “too old”
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Fri Sep 1, 2023, 11:04 PM (1 replies)

Every election Republicans don't win

Feels like a coup to them.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Mon Aug 28, 2023, 11:53 PM (0 replies)

We need to work hard

but the one thing that gives me at least some comfort is the fact that Republicans and their pundits in the MSM are trying so hard to get Biden off the ticket in 2024, either by finding some evidence of some massive wrongdoing and/or getting him to resign because of his age- or get people to reject Biden because of his age. They certainly seem hellbent on trying to impeach him before/by 2024, however, of course, even if they got an impeachment on a partisan line vote in the House, they will not convict him in the Senate. If they weren't that worried about Biden, they sure aren't acting like it.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Thu Aug 17, 2023, 04:14 PM (0 replies)

What if he is found incompetent to stand trial

But Republicans still want to vote for him for President? That nightmare scenario is now running through my head. And of course, MAGA Republicans will remind us there’s no Constitutional prohibition against running and serving as POTUS from inside of a mental health institution, of course.
We need some serious changes to our Constitution after this. It is becoming little more than a Suicide Pact.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Thu Aug 17, 2023, 01:00 AM (1 replies)

Our policy regarding Taiwan seems paradoxical

We don’t want to risk war over Taiwan but OTOH we don’t want China to invade and overrun it either. So far all sides are maintaining the status quo but if things ever disintegrate I have no idea what will actually happen.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Wed Aug 16, 2023, 09:08 PM (0 replies)

There's no hard evidence per se

but why does it seem "kooky" to think that an increasingly radicalized political party with a long history of dirty tricks and a long-standing smear campaign against the President's son (who has a history of substance use) would be above planting something like this? I don't think many Congressional Democrats or Democratic pundits are keen to advance this speculation publicly, however, I would never completely rule it out. Also, it gives Republicans another "scandal" to attack Biden on (the WH is not secure) and to attack law enforcement, which they've all but declared is now an arm of the DNC.
Posted by Mad_Machine76 | Fri Jul 14, 2023, 01:05 PM (1 replies)
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