Not even a week in and the house is already doing the following:
About to pass meaningful gun control legislation that 95% of Americans support and will get to watch the republicans kill.
Have a meaningful debate on Medicare for all(Which I do not support as a way to Universal Healthcare but a debate we need) and will strongly imprint our support for reasonable healthcare for all Americans. Not that we need more. We own the issue.
Telling Donnie FU on a his wall.
Getting the oversight cranked into gear starting with providing Mueller all the transcripts which will probably show perjury and perhaps collusion in that perjury with republican members of congress.
Making Climate Change priority again.
I am glad that Nancy has agreed to limit her time to 4 years and I suspect that if we win the presidency she will resign in 2020. And that is very good because we need to allow our very strong bench of youngsters to grow into their potential and gain leadership
But good god, am I glad we have the experienced leadership we have today.
Never mind his interviews, his tweets alone tell us he is seething with righteous indignation.
He is a former prosecutor who has watched this crook for 2 years and been impotent to actually do anything about it.
A year of watching him bring the trump crime cartel to its knees will make him the most popular man in America. The dude is already talking about Money Laundering for gods sake.
Not saying I support him or that he has any interest, but he will be the man a year from now.
Saudi Arabia must have something big on Trump.
If we cut off all military support for SA, which the House should vote to do in January, they would have almost no leverage against us. Their military would grind to a halt without spare parts and technical support. And turn to the Russians or Chinese as trump says they would do? They would have to start over as their crap is totally incompatible with our technology.
And oil? They supply 11% of our oil and besides, oil is sold on the open market and we have huge new sources coming on line or waiting for a slight increase in price to do so. It is not 1973. From a climate change stand point it is all Screwed to hell and back. But those are the facts.
We put the screws to them and they would have a new king in 6 months. Or would be rapidly collapsing. Why we favor them over Iran, which is a true threat, does not make sense to me.
It is so apparent that the leverage they have is not on the United States, but Trump. While I want the Russian inquiries to continue, I believe trump is equally as compromised to the Saudis. That whole hands on the glowing orb thing says it all.
The Democratic Party needs to pound this message home. Even some on the right are troubled by our total capitulation to them on the murder issue.
I just do not do OPs because I don't normally have anything that I think is of value. But all the post about this guy for the last 6 months is really pissing me off.
So this dude represents a porn star that Donald Trump fucked. And then in public defense of his client he goes on a twitter war with Trump and all the talking heads have him on because, you know, Porn Star. And he loves the publicity as defense lawyer do, for good reason.
So now he is representative of the Democratic Party? Total Bullshit.
I can't believe there are still so many post about him on DU, and even people here talking about him as a Democratic candidate for president? It boggles the mind.
Meanwhile, we have real public servants like Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Marcia Fudge and so many more fighting to right this totally fucked ship of state?
I for one will fight against the attempt to turn DU into a reality TV talking platform. I am going to post a version of this post on every Avenatti OP that my time allows.
I love DU because it is a group of serious thinkers talking about serious subjects.
Stop talking about this clown.
I do not do OPs and as a whole and generally distrust anecdotal threads.
But voting this evening was encouraging. I live in a very white and republican county in Florida, Lake to be specific. Although Democratic and Independent voters combined outweigh republicans.
There were probably 50-70 people voting and the vast majority were not white. And there were lots of multi-generational families voting including lots of young folks which is refreshing.
The main difference was that when early voting in 2016 it seemed like half the place was wearing red. Not today. A sea of blue, myself included. No one was talking but lots of eye contact acknowledgement.
Living in Florida I have learned to temper my enthusiasm but I am actually starting to believe we can do this.
Take it for whats its worth. One mans experience.
My 57 year old wife is still hot. She often wears short shirts. And since Florida is hot often goes without a bra while wearing a blouse.
Looking like hookers for tempting weak men who do not see women as equals? And so she wants to show off her body. It is nice. Got a problem with that?
Fuck that shit and your misogynistic outlook.
You are on the wrong site. Why does the female body bother you more than the male?
I have 14 duck quarters curing in the fridge. And a gallon of duck fat.
Making my yearly batch of Duck Confit!!
One of the top 5 foods in the world!!
Have a nice weekends.
Top of the list of most Trump fans is their hatred of Political Correctness(PC)
And they all believed that once Trump was elected they could once again revel in their open racism, misogyny, anti-homosexual, anti-anything but Fascist-Christian rhetoric.
What they were too stupid to realize was that the government does not weigh in on speech and was not the driving force in Political Correctness. You can say whatever racist screed you want and the local sheriff will not come beating down your door.
Your employer? That is another story. As this country becomes more diverse, no business can accept allow openly racist working for them. We see news story after story where some newly empowered racist sets upon someone they hate, it is filmed on a phone and they lose their job. Be it Starbucks, Pools, Restaurants, theaters or even on the street. If a person goes off as a total bigot and are identified you will lose your job.
This in my mind is the most powerful social tool that decent people have to fight against the resurgence of bigotry. Film the Motherfuckers. Post it everywhere.
The only reason my ancestor gave up slaves is because they lost a war and hundreds of thousands of men. The only reason my ancestors allowed African American to vote was the threat of Federal Action.
What we have is just as powerful. Show yourself as a total racist prick in public...lose you job.
Even if the Republicans continue to hold political power, business will still respond to public indignation.
I bet I have not started 10 discussion since being here but today I saw something yall need to know about. We took some books to donate to the local library which is shared with the local community college. Although a public library it feels more like a college library and is a somewhat affluent area.
At the entrance of the library there were three young gentleman and I would guess were students, two of them African-American. They were registering voters.
I grew up in the south and I am over 50 years old. I have never seen anyone under 40 trying to register voters. I engage them in a brief conversation and left totally energized. As expected they were not wearing partisans clothing, just voter registration shirts. They told me they Had been doing this for several weeks and had registered a couple of hundred voters.
I could not help myself, on the way out I made a quick comment, blue wave coming. I got 3 big smiles in response.
Those three smiles meant more to me than anything I have a read on DU in the last 18 months.
I do not do OPs.
But the NRA must be frightened
In my 2+ years on DU I have not seen so many Firearm related OPs get Removed in one evening. All designed to divide us but very obvious and poorly done. Almost like those posting do not really understand our culture. Go figure.
Whoever is on watch here tonight, thank you.
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