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I think it's time for a fireside chat

from our President about covid relief funds. That might generate some pressure from the public on recalcitrant lawmakers. I'm tired of Democrats being so fucking considerate of our opponents' feelings. We have a limited time to get a lot of important things done, and I think it's time to bring out the big guns. Metaphorically, of course.
Posted by cyclonefence | Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:42 PM (1 replies)

Continued repetition of the Big Lie

On Sunday or maybe it was Saturday evening, after my husband finally took the damn football game to our bedroom TV, I was checking in (as is my wont) on what O*N and the other RW news channels were saying.

On O*N, it was the "Investigative" Show just ending up, and this young anchor was reciting every one of the Pillow Guy's assertions (dead people voting, juveniles voting, out-of-state voters, etc) *except* for accusing the voting machine manufacturers of malfeasance. She was outraged and incredulous--how could such blatant criminal activity go a)unreported by the Lamestream and b)unpunished? It was clear, according to her, that Tr*mp had won the election, and won big.

This is wrong, and it's unacceptable. Everything she said has either been disproven, debunked, or laughed out of court, and yet there it was laid out plain, obviously to rile up the believers.

We are all damaged and endangered by this. How can we counter the "official"--by network TV--spread of lies--of incendiary lies? The injured parties are not the machine-producing companies; the injured party is US. Who can sue? Who can bring O*N to court to prove these false allegations? Can an entity like the ACLU act on behalf of the American people and sue?

Outlets like this, which are continuing to stoke the fires of insurrection and treason, must be forced to put up or shut up--and not just shut up, but make amends by broadcasting statements that what they said was wrong and a lie.

Does the DOJ have a role? How about someone who was injured or whose loved one was killed on 1/6? We are *all* damaged; how can we *all* sue?
Posted by cyclonefence | Mon Feb 8, 2021, 01:30 PM (2 replies)

"cancel culture" "political correctness"

Both bugaboo phrases condemn suffering the consequences of one's actions. If you violate society's norms, there will be a reaction, whether it's losing your tv show because your nutty talk scares away sponsors, or your rude behavior gets you excluded from polite society.

No consequences. The Trump family motto.
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