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phylny's Journal
phylny's Journal
July 6, 2024

WaPo readers aren't buying the narrative.

Here are some general letters to the editor about the terrible, skewed narrative that Joe must go, and most of the comments on those letters are equally indignant.


I gifted this article, hope you can read it.

July 5, 2024

Today, yesterday, and tomorrow, our executive branch is

and will be functioning fine and President Biden is the age he is. I have faith in him, in our vice president, and all his staff.

I’m so damned tired of this crap.

July 3, 2024

The right-wing push is real.

I have noticed more and more right-wing garbage on Facebook, no matter how much I hide it and block it. Not for Trump, but LGBTQ hate and liberal hate posts. Bullying posts not directed at me but not from anyone I know.

A good friend of mine one district over was sent TWO Republican primary ballots here in Virginia for Bob Good’s district (evidently he just lost the recount). She’s not a Republican and we do not register for political parties here. During the recount period, she got a phone call from a private number asking if she had trouble with her ballot because there had been “an awful lot of problems with mail-in ballots.” She hung up.

The shenanigans are rampant, I think.

April 22, 2024

Katie Phang is doing a great job

with Trump trial play-by-play on X-itter.

February 9, 2024

Today we say goodbye to Chloe, our papillon/dachshund mix.

She was a rescue dog, always a little high anxiety, but the smartest dog we've ever had. She has TCC (transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder) and we treated her without chemo or radiation, but with an NSAID and some bladder support tablets. She was given 6 months and lived 17 months after diagnosis.

Go find Jack, Harley, Pumba, Jimmy the feral cat, and Grandpa Fran, Chloe, and introduce yourself to Scamp, Kelly, and Abby.

Daddy, Blake, and I will see you later. We love you immensely.

February 7, 2024

I have 8 more hearts to give out - do you need one?

Every year, I search for posters who have no hearts and give mine away. It's middle school all over again! Some have an abundance of hearts, some are bereft.

Make me happy by helping me give my last 8 away!

January 22, 2024

Why is Marianne Williamson's name first on the Virginia Democratic ballot?

I looked online but couldn't find out why.

January 21, 2024

Thousands Sign Christian Petition Urging Bishops Not to Back Donald Trump


Thousands have signed a progressive Christian group's petition calling for Catholic bishops to drop support for ex-President Donald Trump.

Faithful America, which backs social justice causes and opposes "Christian nationalism," urged Catholics to condemn bishops who "boost the Christofascist campaign of Donald Trump" in a recently launched online petition that had been signed by over 12,500 as of Friday afternoon.

The group mentioned in particular the "disturbing praise of Trump" from Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan and former Bishop Joseph Strickland, of Tyler, Texas, "inappropriately" endorsing a sermon that erroneously claimed Democrats cannot be Catholic.

Faithful America urged Catholics to sign the petition because "Pope Francis has been clear: Bishops should behave in a more pastoral manner than this," while asserting that "Christian-nationalist politicians like Donald Trump and their vile, hate-based policies do not speak for us -- or for Jesus."
October 6, 2023

WaPo: Moderates could unite amid House speaker chaos. Why don't they?

"Just hours before a vote to oust Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as the House speaker Tuesday, a group of Democrats and Republicans met in a conference room on the third floor of the Cannon House Office Building to make a last-ditch attempt to avoid the history that was soon to be made.

"The group was drawn from the 64-member bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, representatives who consider themselves more moderate and more pragmatic than their parties’ firebrands. Some hailed from swing districts where voters might applaud bipartisan action.

"For over an hour, people familiar with the session said, Republicans in the group begged Democrats to support the stability of the institution by agreeing to save McCarthy — the speaker who had spent nine months catering to the most extreme elements in his party and who helped resurrect Donald Trump’s image after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

"Democrats were bewildered, the people said. They felt McCarthy had done little to earn their trust — and had not asked for their help."


(gifted article, no paywall)


I thought the article was interesting, but I'm glad Democrats didn't help. It's time to let the Republicans take the blame for their collective idiocy, even if it's painful in the process.

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