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(14,041 posts)
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 10:51 PM Nov 2022

Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.. with all the talking heads ..

I’ve waited for an experienced n no drama point of view from him n his guests. There are a few good hosts on that channel but I somehow gravitate to his segments/show. He’s on later at night so he has the time to get facts n always compares the issue w/ history. Like Rachel. I’m not gonna get excited or fret.. there’s nothing we can do but arm chair debate. Having said that.. I’m learning a lot about the law n how the Constitution is our DNA.. if I can make some kind of relevance. I think we’re gonna be just fine.. not even tfg n his cult can shake us n evade our laws n justice. All this is just my opinion

Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.. with all the talking heads .. (Original Post) Deuxcents Nov 2022 OP
Here's a surprise: elleng Nov 2022 #1
Well, democracy held through the last election. calimary Nov 2022 #2
I so agree. I'm not gonna fret. I'm gonna fight as long as I can.. Deuxcents Nov 2022 #3
Gonna fight right along with ya, Deuxcents! calimary Nov 2022 #4
"there's nothing we can do"... actions that involve doing nothing ck4829 Nov 2022 #5


(126,962 posts)
1. Here's a surprise:
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 10:59 PM
Nov 2022

((He didn't expect to ACT in The West Wing, he just wrote, directed and produced.))


(79,172 posts)
2. Well, democracy held through the last election.
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 11:02 PM
Nov 2022

Maybe it seemed like by the hair of its chinny-chin-chin, but it HELD.

We were NOT sunk to the bottom of a red sea of Republican votes. We kept hold of the Senate and could even win another Senate seat next month, and were only edged out in the House.

And one of the MAJOR takeaways was the right to choose, which the GOP was steering toward the rocks. That didn’t work for them either.

And we can’t ease up now. We have to stay strong and build on what we know works. Keep on standing with women, and women’s rights. Just don’t forget to promote that. As long as the bad guys keep gunning for our rights, we HAVE TO remain vigilant, and battle-ready.

Much as I wish it, the bad guys won’t go away, or concede defeat even when it’s about to bite their heads off.


(14,041 posts)
3. I so agree. I'm not gonna fret. I'm gonna fight as long as I can..
Fri Nov 18, 2022, 11:37 PM
Nov 2022

Women are more than half the population of this country n we’re so under served n represented. I know it’s gonna be a bumpy ride but if this Special Council can come to the same conclusion as most of us agree, this country can be rid of this hate n stalemate n move on to a more perfect union as is our responsibility to the Constitution. I’m not naive..it’s not gonna be pretty


(34,678 posts)
5. "there's nothing we can do"... actions that involve doing nothing
Tue Nov 22, 2022, 04:39 PM
Nov 2022

Withdrawal and renunciation
52. Silence

Ostracism of persons
55. Social boycott
56. Selective social boycott
57. Lysistratic nonaction

Noncooperation with social events, customs, and institutions
61. Boycott of social affairs
64. Withdrawal from social institutions

Withdrawal from the social system
65. Stay-at-home
66. Total personal noncooperation

Action by consumers
71. Consumers’ boycott
72. Nonconsumption of boycotted goods
73. Policy of austerity
74. Rent withholding
76. National consumers’ boycott
77. International consumers’ boycott

Action by workers and producers
78. Workmen’s boycott
79. Producers’ boycott

Action by middlemen
80. Suppliers’ and handlers’ boycott

Action by holders of financial resources
87. Refusal to pay fees, dues, and assessments
88. Refusal to pay debts or interest
90. Revenue refusal
91. Refusal of a government’s money

Action by owners and management
81. Traders’ boycott
82. Refusal to let or sell property
84. Refusal of industrial assistance
85. Merchants’ “general strike”

Combinations of strikes and economic closures
118. Hartal (total shutdown of workplaces, offices, shops, and courts of law)
119. Economic shutdown

Rejection of authority
120. Withholding or withdrawal of allegiance
121. Refusal of public support

Citizens’ alternatives to obedience
133. Reluctant and slow compliance
134. Nonobedience in absence of direct supervision
135. Popular nonobedience
136. Disguised disobedience
138. Sitdown
139. Noncooperation with conscription and deportation

Action by government personnel
142. Selective refusal of assistance by government aides
144. Stalling and obstruction
145. General administrative noncooperation
146. Judicial noncooperation
147. Deliberate inefficiency and selective noncooperation by
enforcement agents

Psychological intervention
159. The fast
(a) Fast of moral pressure
(b) Hunger strike

Economic intervention
182. Stay-in strike


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