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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 01:13 AM
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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The thing about Trump, Fox, and other right-wing misinformation peddlers

that I find even more galling is that- even while they are telling everybody to go back to work, the gym, bars, pools, churches (in some cases threatening to sue states whom keep things restricted), etc., they themselves are continuing to work remotely, keeping their distance, taking unproven medications (HCL), being frequently tested, all things they are not encouraging the rest of us to do or enabling the rest of us to do. The rest of us are expendable to them. They are placing their own needs and fortunes ahead of the rest of ours. Trump may be wanting his supporters to risk their lives to come see him at his rallies but you can bet he's taking every precaution imaginable to ensure that he doesn't catch the virus and he would be bigly pissed if he ever did and probably find somebody to sue the pants off of.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jun 13, 2020, 03:20 PM (2 replies)

Both

There is virtually no daylight between them. We need to tie Trump around the necks of GOPer candidates and force them to either embrace or repudiate Trump because, at the end of the day, if Trump gets re-elected, they will serve and enable him. People should know and understand before going to the polls that none of them can be counted on to repudiate them and/or vote to hold him accountable and we can't afford another 4 years of Trump being able to do virtually what he wants with impunity and allow his minions to further corrupt our national institutions, rule of law, criminally neglect the health and well-being of the majority of Americans in this country, etc.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Jun 13, 2020, 03:11 PM (0 replies)

COVID-19: Seasonal?

Have any scientists ever come out and said whether or not they think COVID-19 is likely to be a seasonal thing or if it could be a year-round thing that we'll have to deal with until we have treatments, vaccine, etc? We know that the flu has specific seasons when it tends to be worse, but this isn't a type of flu. Do we have any prior experiences with Coronoviruses that tend to indicate one way or another whether they can be seasonal or do they just exist until they are eradicated or able to be vaccinated against?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu May 28, 2020, 09:35 PM (4 replies)

Democratic Governors

ARE developing re-opening plans for their states, which are, in most cases, more responsible than what Republicans are proposing. But Republicans are wanting the doors flung wide open and "human capital stock" shipped back to work no matter how bad things still are with the virus, which won't work. Republicans are still mocking and encouraging resistance of basic measures to help prevent more spread of the virus. Plus, there are still lots of individuals whom have immune system issues whom can't just run right back out until we have better treatments or a vaccine. Once again, it's important to remember that we only have limited control over things like viruses. Rahm is entitled to his opinion but it is not particularly helpful here.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed May 27, 2020, 07:44 AM (0 replies)

Hard to say

Spewing a bunch of junk on Twitter or trying to drop cases against people swept up by the Trump Russia investigation or pardoning them is one thing but if they're actually going to actually file criminal charges against anybody within the FBI, they're going to have to have damning evidence that 9 impartial jurors and/or a Judge will have to find good enough to convict and failing to do so would backfire tremendously. Even considering what bad shape things are in right now in terms of the judiciary, DOJ still can't just waltz into any old courtroom and conduct show trials. Also, didn't they already decide NOT to indict or try to charge Andrew McCabe (most likely because they couldn't find anything to charge him with)? Their main weapon right now seems to be just trying to splash doubt and discredit what has already been done and the investigators, which doesn't require that they prove anything in a court of law, although I can't imagine that they aren't making a lot of enemies in the FBI and intel agencies with their conduct. I now see that they are going after Christopher Wray at the FBI, who must not be toadying up for Trump as much as he would like if he is now eyeballing him as somebody he might want to get rid of. Outright firing TWO FBI Directors in one term is probably going to prove to be too much for most, however, so Trump and/or Barr are probably working some low-key angles to figure out how to get rid of him.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat May 9, 2020, 09:55 PM (1 replies)

The most discouraging thing about the Anti-Quarantine Protests

is that they have nothing to do with how poorly Trump and his maladministration has handled this Pandemic and created the situation that we're all horribly stuck in, but everything to do with attacking and harassing responsible leaders whom are doing everything they can to try to save lives now that we're in this mess.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon May 4, 2020, 12:12 PM (13 replies)

Exactly

Him doing absolutely nothing would probably be an improvement at this point. But he's got his supporters out in the streets protesting governors whom are trying to handle things competently and then he's got his Attorney General harassing them as well with threats of legal actions for any orders that his holiness feels "goes too far" And if all of that isn't bad enough, they're stealing supplies designated for states and McConnell and his Senate crew are dividing the country in terms of States they deem as "givers" and others as "takers", taking their attacks on public to a whole new State-by-State level. And Trump is now trying to mix his hard-core racist immigrant policies into requests for aid. All of this is making an already bad situation inestimably worse.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Apr 30, 2020, 11:58 AM (0 replies)

Eli Lilly Antibody Survey Study (Asymptomatic Individuals)

Central Indiana Residents can sign up to participate in a research study being done through May by Eli Lilly to test for COVID-19 antibodies if anybody is interested, they can go here to get information and a number to call to sign up and see if you qualify for the study. I just went today for my test. AMA.

https://www.info.lillycovid19testing.com/
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Apr 29, 2020, 04:13 PM (0 replies)

I don't know what he's referring to

but life has remained fairly normal for us, at least in terms of being able to move about as needed, albeit more carefully. We don't attend Church or practice any religion, so maybe it's a bit of a rub to people who do to not be able to attend Church services in person, but most Churches have gone online for right now and the people I know who do attend Church are not particularly worked up over it, nor do they feel like their constitutional rights have been abridged. I mean, I'm sure it sucks for everybody that we can't go out and move about as freely as we used to and that some establishments are currently shuttered due to the pandemic, but the groundwork has not yet been laid for many things to open safely at the moment. Maybe if Barr's boss had done a better job responding to the pandemic initially, we'd be in a much better place by now? Just a thought.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Apr 28, 2020, 10:38 AM (0 replies)

I'm pretty much finished with them

It's not our job to try to inspire or make them feel enthusiastic about Joe Biden. If getting rid of Trump and/or making sure that a Democrat selects Ginsburg's replacement or even that we have a sane government that can finish dealing with whatever is left of this Pandemic and the subsequent recovery by the time next January rolls around isn't enough for them, nothing ever will be. But, like some people have said, most hardcore Sanders supporters are not actually Democrats. They seem to be largely left-wing Independents whom were only interested in Bernie's candidacy through the Democratic Party and were probably never going to be sticking around for anybody else. But they may feel a little different as things move along. We wrapped up the primary very early this year, so there will be plenty of time for them to re-think their position on voting Democratic in November. I feel like they don't understand that you don't have to necessarily like or love a candidate for public office (and nobody is perfect anyway) but just have a belief that they can do a better job than the other person. And, on the merits and qualifications, there is absolutely NO comparison between Trump and Biden.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Sat Apr 18, 2020, 03:18 PM (0 replies)
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