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MaryMagdaline's Journal
MaryMagdaline's Journal
February 6, 2024

Best cover of classic hits

I know, covers are heretical to purists.

List of decent covers:

Fast Car - Luke Combs
Original: Tracy Chapman

First Cut is the Deepest - Cheryl Crow
Original: Rod Stewart

Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows
Original: Joni Mitchell

October 3, 2023

What happens to Ukraine now?

I can’t think how we are going to get funding now.

June 9, 2023

Pat Robertson dies and Trump gets indicted

Happy heavenly birthday to my mom!

November 9, 2022

Special thanks to our Closers, Obama and Biden

Time well spent in the last days of the election, in all the right places.

October 8, 2022

Russians fleeing Russia - reminds me of poster from 60s or 70s

“What if they declared a war and no one came?”

Every fleeing conscript is a body that does not kill and a body that doesn’t get killed.

August 18, 2022

Reasons for unsealing the search warrant

My guesses:
1. Judge was defense attorney … skews towards openness
2. Judge is liberal … skews towards openness
3. Judge believes openness serves democracy
4. Judge believes affidavit for warrant was well-founded and will vindicate him for issuing warrant

So … his principles and his own self-interest are aligned.

March 9, 2022

Has anyone sponsored refugees in their homes?

I’d like to know how the process works and I’d like to know what organizations are trustworthy

March 3, 2022

Time to thank our European allies for their sacrifices

Putin never expected the “soft” West to sacrifice the oil and gas pipelines and the easy money gained through laundering Russian money through European banks.

Europeans have committed to serious sacrifices in order to defeat Putin.

First I give them credit for recognizing that they will pay a price. Second, I give them credit for being willing to pay that price. If you think we’re worried about losing elections in the US because of high gas prices, think how it must be for a German politician, knowing the German people will suffer.

Finally, I thank them for taking in (now) a million refugees, with more to come.

February 21, 2022

Are the Russian people willing to go to war?

The West has softened since WWII and since the Cold War, but so have Russians. Do their soldiers and civilians have the stomach to kill their close cousins (ethnically and culturally?). This is far different from fighting invaders on your own turf.

August 16, 2021

Afghanistan pull out was always going to be a disaster

It had to be done. Kudos to Biden for having the guts to do it. The “timing” was never going to be right. Better to do it early in his administration and be done with it.

China has built massive infrastructure by avoiding stupid wars. We need to to do the same and rebuild America.

I stand by Biden.

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