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Clinton: "The man from Hope" Obama: "Hope and Change" Trump: Hope quits and walks out the door

I wish that I could do a meme.

Damn!! Hope Hicks Damn!!

I had Kelly in the pool as the next resignation!!! Damn!!!

Why does this commercial get to me?

Is it the greed that makes people stupid? Or is it stupid people who are greedy?

When I look at Trump, Kushner, and Manafort, I see woefully stupid people, but they are greedy as hell. Now, is it because they were stupid first, but then got greedy, and that made them even dumber?

Or, are they greedy people first, and it's that greed that makes them do dumber and dumber things?

Which drives the other, greed? or stupidity?

Hey Sweden! Next time use a broom for curling instead of this!!

Manafort is like a character from a Coen Brothers movie

Greedy. Stupid. Gets in way over his head. Pisses off dangerous, powerful people. And then leaves a trail of chaos to cover his tracks.

Think Jerry Lundegaard (Fargo), Llewelyn Moss(No Country for Old Men), Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer(Burn After Reading), Bernie Bernbaum(Miller's Crossing).

Irma Thomas, "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is". Black Mirror Fans.

Can someone explain to me why this song haunts me so much? I can't seem to shake it. Is it the show?

The racial component to gun regulation

Yes, there's a racial component to the resistance for tougher gun regulations. The race of the potential perpetrators. If stronger, tougher gun laws were passed, the people getting arrested/jailed the most would be White males, as that group has the most guns and would be in violation of new laws.

Why do I say that? Look at the drug war. The drug war violates several constitutional principles, Search and Seizure, Right to a counsel, etc. , but the public has no problem with it. Why? Because the majority of people arrested/convicted are Black.

It's amazing how people love to cite the constitution as if its the Bible, but totally ignore it when it comes to drugs.

What's the purpose of a multi-trillion dollar military when we can be gunned down

by our fellow Americans on a frequent basis. If a foreign power or any other "foreign" group were mass killing Americans, we would mobilize troops, spend whatever amount, strip constitutional protections, go on red alert every day, you name it. Somehow, because its Americans, it almost our patriotic duty to do absolutely nothing, except for offering thoughts and prayers.

So, what is it that our military is protecting us from exactly? North Koreans? Really?

Dammit. Fight for sensible gun control. Stop being bullied by pundits and hacks.

Fight the fight for sensible gun regulation of automatic weapons. I know. I know. We'll lose in rural counties. We'll lose the 2nd amendment people. We're coastal elites, blah, blah, fucking blah. I don't give a fuck any more.

Take the matter directly to the people and do not waver. Stand tall and make the argument. If we lose, so what. Keep fighting the fight. Over time, Americans appreciate fighters. The Civil Rights movement took decades. It didn't happen when MLK made a speech in front of the Lincoln memorial. Hell, the fight for Civil Rights was going on before King was born. Oh, still not convinced? I'm 54 years. In my life time, I personally witnessed the Gay & Lesbian community go from fighting AIDs to marriage equality in a hostile nation.

This can and should be done. The most immoral thing that you can do in life is NOT fight when you clearly have the higher ground morally on an issue. Stop the slaughter.

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