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June 7, 2023

Opinion:Biden has a theory of MAGA that just might be working

Interesting opinion article from the Washington Post

https://archive.is/mYFY8
or
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/06/04/biden-debt-limit-maga-republicans-2024/

Biden is operating from a largely unappreciated theory of MAGA, and in some ways, it’s working.

...Biden’s theory of MAGA helps explain this outcome. Biden ran in 2020 on the idea that the country faced an existential threat from the far right, highlighting white supremacy, political violence and President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attacks on democracy. This year’s reelection launch highlighted the assault on the Capitol and cast “MAGA extremists” as a threat to American “freedom.”

However, in promising to restore “the soul of the nation” in the face of this threat, Biden has continually distinguished between MAGA Republicans and more conventional ones. This approach has been criticized by those of us who see much of the GOP as extreme and dangerous — after all, many elected Republicans helped whitewash Trump’s insurrection — and think Biden’s characterization of non-MAGA Republicans plays down that broader threat.

But Biden’s reading served him well in the debt limit standoff. Contrary to much criticism, Bidenworld believes that refusing to negotiate at the outset was key: It forced Republicans to offer their own budget, which created an opening to attack the savage spending cuts in it.

June 3, 2023

Boebert's father is NOT pro wrestler Stan Lane

So apparently, for some time, Lauren Boebert's mom has alleged that retired pro wrestler Stan Lane is Lauren's father. A pro wrestling site today received this press release from a friend and associate of Lane:
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My name is Stan Lane. I have had two professional careers, one in the world of Professional Wrestling, and the other as an announcer for many years in Powerboat Racing.

Early in my wrestling career while I was living in Florida and working for Championship Wrestling from Florida, I received notice that a woman I had a short affair with was accusing me of fathering her child.

We went through the legal system and completed a court ordered paternity test. I was declared not to be the father and the case was dismissed.

In spite of the court verdict, the mother of the child - who turned out to be Congresswoman Lauren Boebert - her mother has continued to stick to her original claim.

I agreed to take another DNA Paternity test with Lauren Boebert in May 2023. I allowed Lauren to handle the chain of custody for the samples to alleviate any doubt with the results.

The results came back on May 11,2023. They were conclusive that I had a 0.0% chance of being the biological father. Once we both reviewed the results Lauren and I agreed that this matter is settled, and I accepted Lauren’s apology on behalf of herself and her mother.

https://www.pwinsider.com/article/171867/stan-lane-undergoes-dna-testing-that-proves-he-is-not-congresswoman-lauren-boeberts-father.html?p=1
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What shocks me the most is that Lane says his "interactions with Mrs. Boebert have been pleasant and enjoyable" (I believe he is referring to Lauren, not the mom)

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