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drray23

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I am ambivalent about Trump running in 2024

On one hand, I am thinking this may prevent more sinister candidates like De Santis from running. The idea would be that Trump should be easy to beat again.

On the other hand, my faith in the wisdom of American people is limited. There is always the possibility that he could somehow win.


Regarding the DOJ suing Georgia for their election laws

If I understand correctly when something like that is contested, a judge will usually grant a stay to stop the new law from going into effect until all legal challenges are exhausted. Does this mean that even if the DOJ does not win outright, it can run the clock until the 2022 elections where they would have to use the previous laws if the new one has a stay on it?

procedural question regarding bills.

So if we have this so-called bipartisan bill on infrastructure and it passes house , gets put up for vote in senate and goes down because repubs renege on it, can we reintroduce
the original Biden proposal as part of the reconciliation package ?

I assume a new bill would have to be written, pass house and senate ( with 50 votes under reconciliation) . Hopefully that's plan B if the deal is actually scuttled.

hydrangeas.

We have several hydrangeas in our yard. We are in southeastern Virginia. After hurricane Isabel in 2003 they stopped flowering. At that time yard got flooded but it did not kill the hydrangeas.

For the first time in 18 years , one of them is putting out a flower. We had tried fertilizing, weeding around it, etc.. in the past and could never get them to flower again even thought they put out a robust foliage. Not sure what changed. The only thing I can think of is that we now have chickens that we let roam and they maybe picked bugs around it and pooped there fertilizing it ?







Why is Adam Schiff saying it will take a decade

to clean up the justice department in the wake of the revelation that they were spying on him, his staff and potentially others? Is not it just a matter of firing anybody who was nominated by Trump ? Just fucking clean house.
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