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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:48 PM

General Strike.

If McConnell does this...General Strike. You think it canít be done? It can.

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PCIntern Sep 20 OP
malaise Sep 20 #1
murielm99 Sep 20 #2
torius Sep 20 #5
Nevilledog Sep 20 #6
malaise Sep 20 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Sep 20 #3
rso Sep 20 #4

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:54 PM

1. Did you see that fall?

No 78 yer old falls like that without serious damage. He will stumble again over RBG's replacement..
Down they go - that fall was a metaphor

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:02 PM

2. I understand that he had polio.

As much as I despise the turtle, I don't like to make fun of someone who had polio.

I grew up on the cusp of the discovery of the Sauk vaccine. I was born in 1948, and it was approved in 1955. I did not have a single classroom where there was not at least one kid affected by this illness.

We received the vaccine when we were small. Later, we had the oral vaccine.

Thank God.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:39 PM

5. Rs would say it's a hoax

if the polio epidemic were now. They'd refuse to take even basic measures, and go around spreading it.

From CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/polio/what-is-polio/polio-us.html

Polio Once Caused Widespread Panic

In the late 1940s, polio outbreaks in the U.S. increased in frequency and size, disabling an average of more than 35,000 people each year. Parents were frightened to let their children go outside, especially in the summer when the virus seemed to peak. Travel and commerce between affected cities were sometimes restricted. Public health officials imposed quarantines (used to separate and restrict the movement of well people who may have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become ill) on homes and towns where polio cases were diagnosed.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:43 PM

6. He was in the Military reserves. I think he managed to escape serious aftereffects.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:52 PM

7. I read about his polio before this fall

In 1944, at the age of two, McConnell's upper left leg was paralyzed by a polio attack. He received treatment at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. The treatment potentially saved him from being disabled for the rest of his life.
Born: February 20, 1942, Sheffield, Alabama.

He was not disabled - he recovered.

This same man now deprives others of health care and has not condemned the Con for mocking a disabled man, celebrating a white supremacist killer or indeed being responsible for over 200,000 Covid deaths.
MoscowMitch has his fellow ReTHUGs lying about their plan to get rid of Social Security, Medicare and the ACA. He doesn't give a flying fuck about their medical problems.

I won't celebrate his falling or anyone else falling because I have fallen on our running track at least three times in 38 years. That said his fall is a metaphor and I hope it represents the fall of this entire kakistrocracy.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:03 PM

3. Have you done any organizing around this since August 2019?

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:06 PM

4. General Strike

I donít know, General strikes are commonplace in Europe and Latin America, but we donít really have a tradition of having them here.

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