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For me the 2016 election was about SCOTUS. The day the news Comey

announced he was re-opening the email investigation I felt like a tractor trailer hit me. I wonder how Comey’s wife and daughter feel now. They were portrayed in a movie about him as devastated that he might be helping Trump win.

I guess we need to educate these idiots better and reinforce that the pilgrims of the Mayflower

were a group of around 100 people seeking religious freedom from the Church of England along with other skilled workers and people seeking a new way of life. This is stuff that as a kid in grade school was ingrained into our heads. If you learned nothing else in grade school you should have learned that freedom of religion and separation of church and state is one of the most important, if not more important, than other rights guaranteed under the Constitution. Here’s an idea, how about Dems set up and support colonies of democrats in red states to turn them to blue states. If we are condemned to the rule by the minority and can’t or won’t reform SCOTUS or add DC and Puerto Rico as States then what else can we do. Sounds absurd, I know, but we will never turn many red states unless you have a candidate so dynamic like a Teddy Roosevelt who appealed to both Eastern elites and the rural folks country wide.

Roe being overturned took attention away from the other decisions attacking our individual rights

and the ability of the federal government to enact and enforce regulations that protect our environment and help deal with the climate crisis. Could it be that SCOTUS striking down Roe at this particular time was part of a greater plan to overturn years of precedent in other areas knowing that the public focus would be such that little attention is paid to the other decisions that normally would make headlines.SCOTUS knows Americans have the attention span of a gnat and while people will rage against the ruling in Roe the other extremely significant decisions will get very little attention. It seems like a devious plan years in the making.

F' Barrett but the real F'er is Alito and his written opinion that exposes him and the strange

bubble he lives in that ignores real history in favor of some incoherent ideas about who we are and aren’t as Americans and where we came from. If I were to grade that opinion he would get an “F” as does his views on history and tradition which reflect he own warped mind and no way resembles American history especially the treatment of women throughout our history.

After this and Roe is overturned SCOTUS will be completely delegitimized so that when

they try to uphold the stealing of the next election by republicans, American democracy will officially come to an end. It’s our courts and it’s respect for the rule of law and precedent that made America the envy of the world and an economic power. Trump will have officially broken SCOTUS and America and can add them to his long list of failures.

Only the hopelessly ignorant, stupid, and believers in an "alternate reality" believe that there

was a Russia Hoax. The tragically misinformed by Fox and RWNJ media outlets have turned a large portion of the population into literal information zombies. Their entire belief system is based on the most outlandishly dumb conspiracy theories that they have become completely detached from reality and short of shutting down their massive propaganda network, which is impossible, there isn’t much we can do to bring them back to reality. Never in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagine Americans of all socio-economic and educational levels could be so gullible. Really puts the rise of the Nazi party in perspective. Understand that the Nazi’s came to power through their appeal to rural Germans just like the rise of Trumpism and the Christian fascists evangelicals who have taken over and now rule over the majority of Americans. And even if we stomp on them at the ballot box there is no guarantee we can stop this downward spiral. But know this, we will not go down without a fight and unlike the 19 cowards in Ulvade we are well armed and not afraid to rush into action. Today’s pretenders shamed the memories of their heroes of The Alamo who I sincerely doubt would have stood in utter fear as small children’s bodies were being exploded by a mad-boy with a gun and a grudge. “Remember Ulvalde” should be the new Texas slogan.

Live in NJ which just made recreational cannabis legal to buy.

Hope I’m not breaking any rules but as a 60 year old who only tried weed twice in college while drunk I never experienced the drug. As an attorney I have seen cannabis work miracles on clients especially with ADHD and anxiety. My wife and I are pretty square, only drink occasionally and never more than 1 or 2 so I said to her when it becomes legal for recreational use we are going to try it. She is game. Well it’s legal and I heard we should try an edible. Any suggestions on what we should try. Looking for a happy, warm fuzzy high to try at least once.

Took my daughters old 2011-2014 MBP and put in 500gb SSD and 16gb RAM and now they are fast as

lightening. I think you can upgrade up to 2015 13in. After that Apple made it so you couldn’t upgrade the computer yourself, they glued the components so what you ordered you were stuck with. I went in Craiglist and found a 2013 MBP 13in in good working order and souped it up for my neighbor. Cost about $100 for SSD and RAM but very easy to install. Beats paying for a new machine. You can get a good 2013 13in MBP for about $250-$300. I also still use my 2007 iMac for watching tv shows for free. Watching Turkish history shows now about the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Each episode is about 2 1/2 hours, great acting, no commercials and each period has about 150 episodes. So I have watched from Ertrugal the Kati Tribe leader to Osman the Father of the Ottomans and Ertrugals youngest son all the way up to the last Sultan Abdul Hamid II. What a fascinating history. Hundreds of hours of riveting tv. Only drawback is subtitled but I got used to them quickly. Also can watch Drillis Ertrugal on Netflix with voiceover. I’m obsessed with Turkish history now and can’t wait to go to Istanbul. Learned more history watching these shows than any other place. Google “Watch Turkish shows free”. Or go to Turkish123.com or Kayifamilytv.com 2 good sites to watch.

He is a Phillies fan and was known to go to home games. Would love to see him there now and let him

know what we think of his moronic opinion. Off subject, in the early 80’s I spent a semester at American University and our class ha the opportunity to watch SCOTUS arguments then about 8 of us were invited to meet Justice Blackmun in his chambers. Needless to say he was a class act. He wouldn’t discuss Roe but it was quite an experience visiting a member of SCOTUS in their chambers which was spectacular. Also met with Giuliano when he was #2 or #3 man at DOJ. He quoted statistics about the high percentage of crimes are committed relating to drug sale/use. That prompted me to ask the obvious question why don’t we legalize and regulate the illegal drug trade to which he had no good response.

A bit off topic but I have become addicted to Turkish historical series. The shows can be found on

You Tube and by googling Turkish shows. The acting is as good, if not better, than American actors. Each episode runs 2-21/2 hours without commercials and one series has about 169 episodes. The historical dramas tell the story of the creation of the Ottoman Empire from a tribe to the end of empire after WWI. I have learned a great deal about entire region the encompassed the Ottoman Empire which is relevant today especially in the Balkans and Middle East. It’s subtitles but easy to follow. As I watched this clip I immediately recognized the actors were speaking Turkish. Anyway, it’s great television for those who are interested. The series about Suleiman The Magnificent, Sultan Abdul Hamid II, and Ertrugal were all top notch. Some shows can be found on Netflix. Google watch Turkish Tv series or Kayifamilytv.com and many other sites where you can watch the shows free. Also, I have a much better understanding of the Islamic Faith after watching these shows.
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