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Name: jane
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Do you think that Democratic candidates could make a pact

not to criticize each other but run only on their vision of America?

Am I crazy to hope that we don't eat each other alive but rather focus on the country and save our fire for Trump or whatever Republican shill runs in his place?

It's 12 degrees here and my dog won't come in. Any advice would be

greatly appreciated.

I pray that Speaker Pelosi will close the Capitol Building on State of the Union day

and organize a large demonstration on the Capitol steps.

Does Pelosi actually have the power to postpone the State of the Union?

The forest for the trees...

The major takeaway from this shutdown should be that so many working people do not have enough saved for a month's rent or mortgage payment. The shutdown has exposed this country's dirty little secret and it is a time bomb.

Another problem for workers in this shutdown...

Many probably have direct deposit of their paychecks and have monthly bills automatically deducted from their checking accounts. So in addition to being unable to pay their bills, they are going to face overdraft penalties adding insult to injury.

My two very dear friends, both Republicans,

raised the subject if Trump tonight. We have a pact that we will not talk about politics but tonight, they raised the subject of Trumps Oval Office speech. Neither of them follow politics, usually. One asked me if I watched the speech, I said no, I just couldn't, I listened to it. She then told me that Trump was a horrible man, as if I would be shocked by that concept. The other remarked about Trump's appearance, his staring into the camera and reading from the teleprompter and, as she put it, breathing heavy. Both told me that they thought the country was in real danger from this man, as if this would be a new concept to me.

I think I should get some kind of an award for not reminding them who they voted for in 2016, don't you?

If he's lost these two ladies, who are like canaries in the mine, he's dog meat.

Is Trump the Lord of the Flies and his administration

the boys on the island?

Eminent Domain

" the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation."

So, someone must have clued Trump in about this and the years and dollars it will take to acquire all the land needed for his precious wall. I suspect that is one of the reasons he is talking about a "State of Emergency" at the southern border.

The fact is that he knows, his people know and Congress knows that this wall thing is a farce. But they'll take peoples' land, give them shit in compensation, and never build the damn wall.

I'm waiting for the Trump supporting land owners in the path of this wall wake up and realize that they're screwed if Trump gets his way.
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