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You got this backwards.

Obama's failure to act decisively then enabled us to get where we are now. That line of thinking is so old it's how we ended up with Confederate generals in the US Congress after Reconstruction, who then became statues, which brings us right up to the present again.

It is time to stop this bullshit and build a new paradigm. Neurenburg trials for them all.

I remember Prince from his original Blackwater tour.

I'm thinking more along the lines of changing locks, freezing assets, and withdrawing secret service protection, but I'm well-aware of the gravity of the situation. This ain't my first rodeo.

Ping, ping, ping! We have a winner!

Voter suppression, for sure. I think Portland is a test ground. They're planning massive voter intimidation on Election Day, and this is how they recruit their "troops." I think they'll be all along the Mexican border, as well as major cities in blue areas that are surrounded by seas of red (NOLA, Denver, St. Paul, DC, Atlanta, etc.). There's gonna be a lot of people waiting hours at polling places while twitchy, obnoxious, heavily-armed white men and their loud-mouthed, fouled-mouthed womenfolk menacingly pace around them.

It's easy to forget, at times, that there are many sane people in government

who work very hard to maintain some semblance of normality in governance. And not only the Lincoln Project Republicans, but Democrats at all levels who haven't been fired or left in disgust and frustration. And I'm pretty sure Biden/his campaign is working with the Never Trump Republicans to counter any attempt at a coup. He would be stupid not to. I know for certain Joe Biden is not a stupid man. It makes me feel a bit more confident that this democratic experiment might be saved.

About the same time the federal stockpile of PPE

was being confiscated for, as Jared put it, "us, the federal government."

BTW, check out those high-quality face masks on the troops. You know they're marching against masks while off duty. But it makes for a stylish, updated KKK look.

Nothing says white privilege more than condemning

black people's behavior after literally centuries of public lynchings.

Then, too, there's this:
https://twitter.com/IanColdwater/status/1265867904844693505

If by "easiest time to live in" you mean

we have the technology to make it better, faster, stronger, then, I agree. And with this technology comes an acute awareness of exactly what constitutes "easiest." Because we know what a unique, fragile planet we live on.

Humanity as a whole is experiencing existential grief and denial on Biblical proportions. We know climate change is a planetary threat to our species. We know this virus has shut down every nation's economy and is killing people the world over. We're witnessing social injustices in real time as several global human disasters unfold concurrently.

These are not easy times to live in at all. Cut yourself some slack, be grateful for what you have, and use that privilege and compassion to help build a better world.


Bring back the League of Women Voters to moderate!

They moderated until the '80's when the Democrats and Republicans colluded together to host their own debates, to purposefully exclude third parties from the debate stage. #history #fact

https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud

You can be both woke and want to win.

He didn't say to not be/become woke, nor did he say people publicly criticizing the political system on Twitter don't want the left to win. He said to take a nuanced approach to politics. Absolutes like "Woke OR Winning" are not in the spirit of what he was saying. At all.

You do know they can tweak their online content to most appeal to individual readers, right?

It's a marketing tool that's been used for decades, and online perhaps most notably by Google tailoring the results you get for any given search based on past algorithms. It's also what contributed to (and continues) the development of red and blue Facebook feeds.

But don't take my word for it. Here's what they have to say about it:
https://help.nytimes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003965994-Personalization

Just in case you don't know about Facebook's red and blue feeds, here's a tool from the WSJ that allows us to compare trending posts on some political topics: http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/

*Edited for bad sentence construction.
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