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I voted! Correction from earlier....

My wife and I voted by absentee ballots, which we mailed about a week ago. We checked the online ballot tracker and it says our ballots have been accepted at our county board of elections.

Two more votes for Biden and all the Democratic candidates running in North Carolina.

Have you voted yet? If so, post here. We need to hear encouraging news.

Chris Wallace is pathetic.

We can't stand them either.

As I watch instance after instance of obnoxious white women calling the police on black people who are simply minding their own business, I recognize a familiarity.

These are the same mean girls I couldn't stand in middle school. They're the same entitled prissy white women who lived on my dorm floor in college (and got the nice black custodian reassigned just because... yeah, we recognized that you were a stuck-up racist way back then).

They're the same pushy bleach-blonde moms who complained endlessly about the teachers at our kids' schools - and always signed up to be a chaperone on the band trips because it fed their Little Hitler complexes. Guess what. My kids couldn't stand you either. The band director couldn't stand you, the principal couldn't stand you, and the rest of us parents tolerated you just to be polite.

And you're the woman I tried to be friends with in my neighborhood when our kids were toddlers because my son liked your son, but the way you whispered "black people" and referred to "those people" meant that it was always going to be impossible for us to be friends.

I didn't realize that you were walking through life harassing black people - although the incident with the custodian in college should have been a big clue - but now that I know, I'm not surprised.

And I recognize that it's up to me and every other white person to start calling you out on your racism. I regret not having done more in the past. The time for polite assumptions of good will is over. Now I see what you do when you think the country club set isn't watching you.

The IRS just called me from Ontario to say I'm risking jail and suspension of my social security.

The voice mail was polite, though. He wrapped up with "thank you and have blessed day."

I don't want Trump to drop out.

If Trump drops out, the Republicans will replace him with a "reasonable" sounding conservative who could win the election. Once in the White House, the RNC will proceed to hide all the treason, all the illegal activity that took place during this corrupt administration. It will be swept under the rug and we'll never know most of it. We'll never be able to fix it.

I want tribunals. I want congressional investigations. I want grand juries. I want it all exposed, down to the rotten filthy roots, so that we can finally clean out the rot and rebuild our country.

Trump seems to think that testing causes COVID-19

Ponder what that means.


Bloomberg has more going for him than it might seem.

He's an actual billionaire who is spending millions of his own dollars on ads attacking Trump. They're good ads.

Bloomberg has fans among educated progressives who like his public health policies and his commitment to the environment. These folks are part of Sanders' base, and they vote.

It's too early to tell, but this could get interesting.

Let me know if you want a heart!

Just ask! I'm in a happy mood and giving away hearts!

I believe that this will hurt Trump's chances of re-election.

There is a faction of Americans - on both the left and right - who tolerated/kind of liked Trump because they believed that he was anti-war. Lefties who believed that Hillary was a bigger hawk, conservatives who care only about the stock market, etc. There are millions of these people, and they vote, and they're suddenly very upset with Trump.

The Republican politicians, white evangelicals, and racist right-wingers will trot out the party line in the days and weeks to come. Trump has their full support and nothing will budge them. However, Trump just lost support among a group of people who now have a very good reason to vote against him, even if they don't particularly like the Democratic candidate.

This was a stupid move on many, many levels. None of us know what this will lead to or what the consequences will be for our nation. I'm certain, though, that one consequence is fewer people supporting/tolerating Trump.

How many of us have a loved one who is or could be homeless?

Homeless people are the latest target of the Republicans. This leads me to wonder how many of us have relatives or loved ones who are or could be homeless. And, I know that some DUers are homeless.

I have several loved ones who are at risk for being homeless due to economic difficulties, mental health issues, and the high cost of housing.

I want to speak out against this latest vilification of people who have done nothing wrong, but are targets of authoritarian propaganda.
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