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Martin68

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June 17, 2024

It was most definitely a "Stunt" using a church as a prop. Just like Trump holding up a Bible for a photo op

in front of St. John's Church after violently clearing Lafayette Square of peaceful BLM demonstrators. Religion is strictly performative in Trump World.

June 14, 2024

Yeah, you know, the Florida that is literally ground zero for sea level rise made any reference to

climate change by their government illegal. That's the definition of "burying your head in the sand," something Florida has a lot of.

June 13, 2024

Republicans like Youngkin just can't help themselves. Logic and rational thought fail them when

they are confronted with improvements in green energy because they are opposed to it in principle, being wedded to the idea of the superiority of the hydrocarbon extraction industry which shares a little of their obscene profits with sympathetic politicians like Youngkin. Solar panels on the Pentagon!!!! Horrors!!!! Must be a communist plot!!!!

June 7, 2024

I see no evidence that Biden "echoed" Reagan's speech. They both spoke on the same topic, which was the focus of the

commemorative event, with similar views on America's role in the defeat of Nazi Germany, and the importance of protecting our democracy and freedom. The similarity does not constitute an "echo," which implies he is copying or was influenced by Reagan's speech. Reagan Republicans will probably notice the contrast between Trump and every president before him. I wonder how influential they are in the modern GOP.

Compare Jimmy Carter's speech on the same occasion:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5116438/president-carter-day-speech


And Bill Clinton's"

https://www.c-span.org/video/?57592-1/president-clinton-day-50th-anniversary

And Obama's:

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/06/remarks-president-obama-70th-anniversary-d-day-omaha-beach-normandy

June 4, 2024

GOP gathers and looks the other ways as Florida sinks and Texas cooks.

The odds of a truly disastrous power failure during a powerful heat wave increase by the month, and Texas will be ground zero for that. They could prepare for it but you know they won't.

May 31, 2024

Republicans demonstrating their scorn of the US justice system, and their denial of the rule of law.

Shame on them and their support for a candidate convicted of 34 felonies. They have denied convicted felons who served their sentences the right to vote. What's their excuse this time?

May 31, 2024

Hannity is upset because his guy is a convicted felon facing prison.

I'm not gloating. I'm relieved that the justice system worked as designed, and the jury voted their conscience. Trump is guilty as hell, and deserves to rot in prison. But I'm not gloating. I'm proud to be an American, and I'm proud of our dedication to the rule of law.

May 31, 2024

OMG, wow. After all the times he's pulled victory out of his ass, I was worried he'd win this one too.

This is a historic day for the Republic, one which will stand as a turning point in the drift towards fascism. I'm not suggesting the danger is over, but this was an essential step towards proving that the rule of law still stands, and the American system of justice has not been broken by this fascist's attempts to destroy every obstacle in his path to total power.

May 31, 2024

Conservatives hate the Sermon on the Mount and some have actually tried to have it removed from the Bible.

They reject the concept of mercy and forgiveness. They reject the commandment to help the poor. They have retreated to the Old Testament concepts of a punitive, vengeful and jealous god that Jesus challenged. The focus on the Ten Commandments completely ignores every concept Jesus introduced during his time on Earth.

To be clear, I don't believe Jesus was God. i believe he was one in a long line of enlightened teachers like Buddha who tried to change the way we live and think. But the irony is that conservatives claim to speak for Jesus without understanding a single word he said in the Bible they accept as literal truth.

May 30, 2024

We know which states want to impose a theocratic government on the United States because they

are the same ones who tried to ban abortion: Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho,, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.

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