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Has anyone found an online way to engage in sensible discourse with any Republicans?

I enjoy DU very much but I feel like we are all preaching to the choir here many times. Most of my neighbors are Republicans and most have had enough of Trump but for obvious reasons are not automatically thrilled with Biden either. They are folks one can have a political disagreement with without being disagreeable or ending up in an unending feud over politics. I am wondering though if any DUers have found an online avenue to chat with GOPers that are at least open to dialog and what sites that may be ?

Heading to the Security Clearance store for my Top Secret Compartmented Intelligence clearance.

They must do them over the counter now as I think I just read in my news feed that Judge Cannon gave Trump's attorneys until June 20th to get their TSCI security clearances. When I got my clearance many years ago there was this crazy months long due diligence process by multiple government agencies to make sure I was of solid standing and unimpeachable character so not subject to bribery or other coercion to give up the secrets with which I was going to be entrusted. Not sure how that squares with the judge's timeline and the people she thinks should be getting a clearance.

So when are the wingnuts going to connect the Chinese balloons to the OH train derailment??

Maybe I am just missing it but surely someone can connect the dots and assert that before we shot them down one of the balloons fired a micro hypersonic missile that bent the train track and caused the derailment. And of course the Chinese have hacked into all train and other shipping manifests so they know exactly which shipments have the most risky cargo that they can hit to cause the most danger and terror. Woooo...you waskelly wabbit!

Could Manchin be considering following Sinema?

I don't know how much WV politics parallels AZ but have to think Joe is assessing his options given the new reality as well. Sinema was pretty low key about things but Joe seemed to relish a place in the spotlight.

Didn't think anyone could out crazy the MAGAts....see the QAnon Queen

I guess I don't read enough in the right places. Short version-- QAnon woman in Canada has declared herself Queen of the World and has been appointing regional leaders. This includes a King of America-- Donnie is probably p***ed about this-- it's not him, it's a guy in Arizona. The "King" says he has been taking out the leaders of the global elite involved in the giant pedophile ring. How could I have missed all this? Just when I thought the MAGAts had the final word in defining crazy. Sad to see this is even spreading to Canada. Beginning to think this is a viral disease not just politics gone awry. I thought Canada would be about the last sane country on the planet but guess not.

Article if you care to read: https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3pjwj/qanon-queen-of-canada-romana-didulo-king-feud

Lindsey Graham: "It's just a matter of time until somebody comes across that southern border & kills

a bunch of Americans because they are a terrorist." Yeah, Lindsey. And it will be even less time before some undiagnosed, unhinged young male who can all too easily get military grade weapons and all the ammo he wants will drive up to a school or church or major public event and kill a bunch of Americans. Just a suggestion Lindsey, do the math on number of Americans killed, injured or traumatized as a result of a misguided reading of the 2nd Amendment vs. those killed by foreign terrorists. Just for once, it would be nice to get your facts and the priorities straight you slimy groveling wingnut!

Curious why Jeffries suggests "serious investigation" into Tara Reade's allegation against Biden...

... as an early act in his new leadership role? It was painful to read but as I thought about it, not only the stand up thing to do but also smart political timing as right after mid terms and well in advance of 2024 and before the Repugs can say it was their idea. Just worry what the House Republicans in the ascendancy will do with it but that will likely be what it is with or without Jeffries raising the issue. Of course, they will be all about Hunter's whatever and they can't focus on more than Trump farts and one other thing so it will be a challenge for them.

What would happen if we gave Ukraine long range missiles and they could strike inside RU?

If interior Russian supply depots and their power and other infrastructure got hit, I wonder what the RU people's reaction would be. Will be hard to hide Belgorod or some other major city with its power turned off.

What disappoints me more than that Dems didn't do better, is the relatively low voter turnout

Some places haven't posted final numbers yet as votes are still being counted, and I haven't researched every state, but I can't help fear for our democracy when barely 50% of registered voters turn out to vote when so many key issues are at stake going forward. And that is not even considering the many who are eligible to vote but don't even bother to register. As a veteran who served with the ideals of freedom of speech and a participatory democracy as a key driver to my enlistment and service, I am very disheartened.

Please let me wake up to news that DOJ has charged Trump...PLEASE!

Enough dithering already!
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