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Is It Time To Mount A Campaign To Overturn Citizens United?......

I Have To Ask This Question.....

If timing is everything - Is it time to mount a campaign to overturn Citizens United?

I know that the Repugs like the money they get from the Corps - but isn't this a chance to have both the Corps & the Repugs (i.e., Moscow Mitch, Hawley, Fox News, Laura Ingram, etc) to put their money where their mouth is?

All the Corps that signed on to that ad opposing voting restrictions. The Repugs saying Corps should stay out of politics. The Dems never on board with Citizens United.

Would we be able to garner some bipartisan support?

It is one way to keep the Corps out of politics - isn't it. With CU overturned. Huh?

At The Beginning Of The Pandemic When Food Stores Were Being Emptied - I Bought Some Spam.....

Instead of continuing to take up space in my pantry - I decided to cook it up and use it. Now I haven't had span since my Boy Scout days back in the 60's when we went camping.

Here's what I made:

1. I cooked up 1 lb of angel hair pasta in salted water.
2. I diced the whole piece/can of Spam and put it in a pan with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and 1 teaspoonful of minced garlic.
3. I fried it up until it started to brown turning it with a wooden spoon to make sure diced meat was browned on both sides.
4. I added two 14.5oz cans of Margaret Holmes - Tomatoes, Okra & Corn to the pan with the Spam and heated til a mild boiling.
5. I added about 1/3 cup of reserved pasta water and turned the heat down to a simmer.
6. Simmered it for about 10 minutes.
7. Added the angel hair to the pan and tossed it till covered.
8. Plated and served it up.

I was floored. It turned out to be a very enjoyable and tasty dish. As I didn't know what to expect - I was pleasantly surprised and satisfied with my concoction.

I will make this again and I actually will look forward to eating and enjoying it.

The Repugs Are Suppressing Their Own Vote.....

When you think about it the Repugs are actually suppressing their own vote with all their crazy conspiracy theories and their cult-like following of Trump.

With respect to the pandemic - most refuse to wear masks and won't get vaccinated. They also are opening up their States well before they should. [Note: Just when it looks like we're gaining ground on Covid - they open up the bars, restaurants, gyms, stadiums/arenas and other businesses and the numbers bad again.]

Many are going to wind up with Covid. Wind up being hospitalized and on a ventilator and dead. They are killing themselves off. Their numbers are dwindling.

And I got to believe that their efforts to pass voting laws in the name of fairer elections (rrrright) - will effect Repug voters as well and further keep their own voter numbers down.

Turning their nose up to new gun legislation isn't going to help them either. Bottom line I got to believe that having a gun puts one on the path to using it and either killing themselves, loved ones or friends and getting themselves in trouble with the law. They actually aren't any safer than any one else when it comes to mass shootings.

Insurrection will be putting a lot of them in jail and I got to believe that more and future attempts will be made to - insurrect - and get more of them in trouble with the law.

Somebody needs to ask both Repugs and Dems to define what it means to them to be 'patriotic'.

I bet that the definitions both sides give - will be 180 degrees opposite of the other.

This is just my opinion. I'm curious if anyone else thinks the same.

With Respect To An Infrastucture Bill Monies Need To Be Included........

in it for follow-up Preventive Maintenance on a scheduled basis to maintain the infrastructure going forward so we never again get into this disrepair situation like we're currently in.

It makes no sense to repair bridges, roads and other structures and let them fall into disrepair again because the States they're in can't afford maintaining them.

What do you think?

Fire DeJoy - My United States Post Office Experience Today.....

I normally hold all my out going mail until I close my office for the day. I hold for last minute letters and packages I have to send. I stop by the Post Office after work and transact my business with them then.

Today I got to my Post Office at 4:35pm (normal closing time is 5:30pm).

Today I found my Post Office closed at 4:35pm. In fact the sign on the door indicated new M-F hours ending at 3:30pm instead.

Pissed and having to get a package out today - I went over to a neighboring suburb Post Office. This one was closed at 2:30pm. Again new hours - indicating being short staffed.

What is going on with this. DeJoy is out to destroy the USPS and this has got to stop.

President Biden needs to get this guy fired and out of this job. I know that the only way he can achieve that is to replace (I believe - Board Members) that have the ability to remove DeJoy from his position.

This needs to be done fast.

I know I've heard of all kinds of horror stories from around the country re: USPS. So I know this is not something that is effecting me. I'm sure other small businesses deal with USPS much the same way I do.

We need to complain and complain really loud. This can't be what we'll have to deal with going forward.

I know that Bernie Sanders was a strong advocate to save the USPS. We need him to get more vocal as well.

We Need To Stop Calling It 'Gun Control' & Start Calling It 'People Control'....

The cat's out of the bag as far as guns go. They're not going to be taken away or confiscated.

We need to change the narrative.

We need to control the people that have, use, buy, sell and manufacture the guns.

We need to emphazise 'People Control' and de-emphazise 'Gun Control'.

Put the teeth in laws that control the people that have, use, buy, sell & manufacture the guns and the ammo.

Stop calling it 'Gun Control'.

Just Curious - Does Fox News Promote Getting The Vaccine?.....

I was wondering if Fox News is putting out any PSA's to get their viewers to get the Covid vaccination shot?

After all they do reach the audience that are anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers.

It would be a way they could do something good for this country for a change.

What's Up With Chefs And Tattoos? ......

Why do most TV chefs have tattoo's? When and where did this start?

A Group Of Tr**p Supporters Along With Their Flags & Signs Were Out Again Today.....

on the corner of Golf & Meecham here in Schaumberg, IL.

They are out on this corner every Sunday. Today I noticed something as we passed them by in our car that I haven't seen before.

They were displaying a Korean flag.

Does anyone know the significance of that? Why would they be displaying that flag?

I Look At DU As A Sort Of Virtual Focus Group Of Democratic - Thoughts (+ and -), Hopes And Dreams..

kind of a pulse of the Democratic Party.

I was wondering if anyone thinks that our elected Democratic Officials - State and Federal - House and Senate - lurk here at DU to try and get a gauge of the thinking of us that post here.

I know if I was a Congressman or a Senator - I would be visiting DU on an on-going basis to learn what my constituents are feeling and thinking.

Do we know if DU is being monitored by our elected officials?

I think DU is a treasure-trove of info and insight into the minds of us Dems.

Do you think it is being perceived that way by our elected officials?
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