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Name: Mara Alis Butler
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Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Home country: USA
Current location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Member since: Sat Feb 28, 2004, 01:13 AM
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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.

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What I would like to know

is, can the US ever be counted on to honor any of our agreements one President makes with other countries if the next President can easily back out of them? Note: I'm not saying we can't re-evaluate agreements if new circumstances arise, but it shouldn't be an easy process or shouldn't be for specious reasons (i.e. not liking the previous President)
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jul 1, 2019, 02:42 PM (0 replies)

I know they have to

but I love (hate) how the media has to report Trump's uneducated/ignorant ramblings as "news"/like he knows what he's talking about.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jun 28, 2019, 01:12 PM (0 replies)

So pregnant people are not allowed to start fights now

lest somebody else decides to whip out a gun and shoot them, ending their pregnancy?! Wow. WTF
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jun 27, 2019, 01:05 PM (0 replies)

I understand that the immigration system just needs to be fixed

but these cruel SOBs have a continual "hard-on" for attacking immigrants.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jun 18, 2019, 04:20 PM (0 replies)

I'm not clear on her reasoning here

I guess her argument is, basically, that the Republicans are "hanging" themselves? Are they really, though? Making the calculus that voters will hang the albatross around the necks of every Republican in 2020? That seems like a huge risk. If Republicans survived George W. Bush and spent 8 years of trashing Obama, stealing a Supreme Court seat, and winning the Presidency and both chambers of Congress (keeping in mind Russian interference) in 2016 against a way more qualified candidate, I'm a little less than certain that 2020 is a shoo-in for us. Once the right-wing smear machine cranks up to a fever pitch next year and (probable) Russian interference starts in earnest without any additional protections, our candidate may find themselves running neck-and-neck with Trump again. This may come off as alarmist to some but I'm pretty certain that it's entirely probable. Maybe attempting to impeach Trump may change this calculus and maybe it won't but, frankly, if any President needs to have an inquiry it's Trump, even if for no other reason than gross incompetence and corruption. If the Republicans in the Senate want to ignore everything and vote to acquit in the Senate, that's on them, but, aside from a single Republican in the House, it's hard to count on the Republicans really ruining things for themselves.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 05:56 PM (0 replies)

Wasn't this a Japanese Tanker?

It should be Japan's issue, shouldn't it- even assuming that Iran is responsible. I hope at least nobody is seriously talking about going to war over this. Of course, Trump has all of the people in his WH whom are salivating over that prospect.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:17 PM (1 replies)


HRC should in no way be held responsible for Trump's behavior, either explicitly or implicitly.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:15 PM (0 replies)

If they dismiss the person

They can dismiss anything else they have to say and don't have to do anything.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:12 PM (2 replies)

McConnell *is* offensive

I'm surprised that the Senate is even that busy, given that no House bills are being considered. *What* are they doing (other than confirming Judges)?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Mon Jun 17, 2019, 01:11 PM (0 replies)

"Points on a board"

How much more callous with other people's lives can you be?!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jun 14, 2019, 01:56 PM (0 replies)
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