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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:58 PM

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I am in lockdown with my Brother. He has been very helpful with me since I am disable from a stroke that I had several years ago

But he is a TRump supporter.
We usually avoid talking about politics

He is blaming the DEmocrats for they delay in the stimulus bill.

He said that they are demanding boards for each company that gets money and that those boards must include woman and minorities.

He posted about Ted Cruz arguing about what Carbon limits have to do the Virus.

I just pointed out the Business stimulus and the People stimulus are two different bills.

I am not trying to start anything with him, we have to live together

I just want to avoid any conflict with him.

BUT I think this is TRUMPS plan all along,

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Dr Vegas Mar 2020 OP
greenjar_01 Mar 2020 #1
StarryNite Mar 2020 #2
In_The_Wind Mar 2020 #3
Flaleftist Mar 2020 #4
Faux pas Mar 2020 #5
XRubicon Mar 2020 #6
2naSalit Mar 2020 #7
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #8
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backtoblue Mar 2020 #10
MerryBlooms Mar 2020 #9
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #11
MerryBlooms Mar 2020 #12

Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:00 PM

1. Trump doesn't have a plan. He's a demented old fool

 

THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

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Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:00 PM

2. tRump's plan is to kill off the old

and those who are not in good health regardless of their age.

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Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:01 PM

3. Try to stay calm.

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Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:01 PM

4. His cult are going to believe whatever Trump and right-wing media tell them. Facts be damned.

Like always.

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Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:01 PM

5. I feel for you

Dr Vegas. Just keep venting here and keep the peace at home

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Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:04 PM

6. You can't buy beer with food stamps

These corporate fucks need to comply with the rules of getting public handouts and shut their fucking mouths.

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Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:05 PM

7. Divide and Conquer

Do your best, it's the only thing you can do.

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Response to Dr Vegas (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:19 PM

8. It's a standard tactic of fascism. Division and a thousand forms of fear.

In a rational world, there should be not conflict in discussions between you and your brother even if you're attached to different parties. Up until around the time of Nixon, Democrats and Republicans got along and could have friendly debates, or at least where I was raised.

Some extremely nasty right-wing operatives realized if they ever wanted to achieve significant power, they would have to create chasms between numerous groups of people in America....therefore divide and conquer. That's what they've done over the last 50 or so years and now it's come down to families and neighbors not even speaking.

This is a good Berkeley article from way back in 2003 by George Lakoff on this subject that still applies today:

Link: https://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2003/10/27_lakoff.shtml

I sincerely hope you can point this out to your brother and find common ground to allow him to see what Republicans have done to our society.

We have truth on our side..........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:42 PM

10. +

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Response to MerryBlooms (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:52 PM

11. Thanks for sharing your story. We do have truth on our side.

It breaks my heart I don't have more to give to charities right now, like I could before retirement. There's a vast amount of need around the world now, with so much suffering. Plus, we have a multitude of Democratic campaigns that need help.

I appreciate your encouraging, positive words........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:04 PM

12. I don't have much right now, seriously, I'm giving $2 to each. That's all I got unless

Capital One lowers my minimum payment. It's really hard right now. I guess I need to apply for food stamps, but I don't have a mask, and I'm afraid to sit in the office because both my sisters and my client are super high risk. We're isolating... I have some tough decisions to make by the end of this week. We'll be okay, just have to keep telling ourselves that. Take care.

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