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Name: Skippa's Dad
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So when do we create a national defense force to mitigate climate change?

What good is our strategic world plan if we are being destroyed by nature at home?

We should take 50% of the resources we spend on military and shuttle it to a Department that can deal with climate change at a national level.

Nats got screwed, then they unscrewed it.

A real piss poor call on the base-running call. But, next batter corrected the injustice and hit a 2 run homer.

Disclosure: I am a die hard Red Sox fan, but I want to see the Nats win....cuz, why not?

Democrats are solid with Impeachment.

The end is near.

Does anyone else feel that the Washington booing was a turning point?

This was a nation-wide reality check on what a broad, unfiltered crowd of Americans really sound like with their political wake-up call. Really discounts a planned and manufactured PR effort to find 5000 rubes (er,people) to show up at Trumps /Nazi rallies. Watch how the Trump supports continue to melt.

So, assuming Trump appeals the release of the Mueller report to the Supreme Court...

What are the chances that the Republican members of the SC will uphold the Constitution / Rule of Law or say, Screw it, lets get this American experiment over and install DJT as the Deciderer of who breaks the law and who doesn't.

Obama vs. Trump

Yeah, lets make it a referendum. And lets do it on a prime time TV! Think of the ratings!!!! A 2 hr debate on why each deserves impeachment, presented by Trump against Obama and Obama against Trump.

I think I'd start the betting odds of 500:1 for Obama.

When I liked the Republican Party......

Today's Republicans; Genetically incapable of voting their conscience.

Trump: Kompromat: We knew this in 2015, it was posted here. We all should acknowledge this. We knew Trump was Kompromised before the election. No big surprise.

But pay attention to the Trump Fluffers. There are many, but take out the Jim Jordans and Devin Nune's....they've got nothing.

No Republican was elected for their legislative skills or ethical clarity. You wanna see the last great Republican Women in the US Senate? Read this: . They were elected because, they were weak, compromised, and subject to a Party line. That's the way Republican's roll.....

But lets remember a better Republican Party. Eisenhowser got it....he saw the middle class dead in WW2. he got it. He was the most socialistic supporter coming out of WW2.

Then You had Margaret Chase Smith-

Here is a great Republican....back in 1950s-

A Declaration of Conscience
June 1, 1950

Photo of Margaret Chase Smith
As Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine boarded the Senate subway, she encountered the junior senator from Wisconsin, Joe McCarthy. “Margaret, you look very serious,” he said. “Are you going to make a speech?” Without hesitation, Smith replied: “Yes, and you will not like it!” The date was June 1, 1950, and Smith was about to deliver the most memorable speech of her long career.

Four months earlier, McCarthy had rocketed to national attention. In a well-publicized speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, he claimed to possess the names of 205 card-carrying communists in the State Department. Smith, like many of her colleagues, shared McCarthy's concerns about communist subversion, but she grew skeptical when he repeatedly ignored her requests for evidence to back-up his accusations. “It was then,” she recalled, “that I began to wonder about the validity... and fairness of Joseph McCarthy’s charges.”

At first, Smith hesitated to speak. “I was a freshman Senator,” she explained, “and in those days, freshman Senators were to be seen and not heard.” She hoped a senior member would take the lead. “This great psychological fear...spread to the Senate,” she noted, “where a considerable amount of mental paralysis and muteness set in for fear of offending McCarthy.” As the weeks passed, Smith grew increasingly angry with McCarthy’s attacks and his defamation of individuals she considered above suspicion. Bowing to Senate rules on comity, Smith chose not to attack McCarthy, but to denounce the tactics that were becoming known as “McCarthyism.”

"Mr. President," she began, "I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition.... The United States Senate has long enjoyed worldwide respect as the greatest deliberative body.... But recently that deliberative character has...been debased to...a forum of hate and character assassination." In her 15-minute address, delivered as McCarthy looked on, Smith endorsed every American’s right to criticize, to protest, and to hold unpopular beliefs. “Freedom of speech is not what it used to be in America,” she complained. “It has been so abused by some that it is not exercised by others.” She asked her fellow Republicans not to ride to political victory on the “Four Horsemen of Calumny–Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.” As she concluded, Smith introduced a statement signed by herself and six other Republican senators–her “Declaration of Conscience."

Her speech triggered a public explosion of support and criticism. “This cool breeze of honesty from Maine can blow the whole miasma out of the nation’s soul,” commented the Hartford Courant. “By one act of political courage, [Smith has] justified a lifetime in politics,” commented another. Newsweek magazine ran a cover story entitled “Senator Smith: A Woman Vice President?” Critics called her “Moscow-loving,” and much worse. McCarthy dismissed her and her supporters as “Snow White and the Six Dwarfs.”

Smith’s Declaration of Conscience did not end McCarthy’s reign of power, but she was one of the first senators to take such a stand. She continued to oppose him, at great personal cost, for the next four years. Finally, in December of 1954, the Senate belatedly concurred with the “lady from Maine” and censured McCarthy for conduct “contrary to senatorial traditions.” McCarthy’s career was over. Margaret Chase Smith’s career was just beginning.

If I hated this country.....

I'd vote Republican. Join the Treason, water's not hot.

A map of Ukraine and its implications on Balance of Power.


Ukraine is Putin's #1 focus. Trump helped undermine the Ukraine's defense by withholding military aid. "Dirt" on Biden was Trump's pay-off.

Trump just imposed significant tarrifs on many EU countries.....why no Russian Vodka or Caviar?

If Ukraine falls, who will stop it? The first domino to a reconstituted Soviet Union is mighty wobbly.

He treats our Allies like shit, but seems to really love the Russian regime. Why is that?

My take - Trump is so thoroughly compromised he's in too deep on his debt load....carried by the Russian Mob, to get out.

But, there is an upside for him - Trump is angling for permanent Mob Boss of the USA syndicate. Boris wants the UK syndicate.....for starters. But make no mistake, all will be reporting up to the Boss of Bosses, Vlad Putin. Game Over.

It's treason.

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