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October 31, 2020

Police pepper-spray, arrest protesters marching to the polls in Alamance County Read more here: htt

Source: News and Observer

Alamance County sheriff’s deputies and Graham police repeatedly pepper-sprayed people participating in the “I Am Change” march to the polls organized by Rev. Greg Drumwright on Saturday afternoon.

A racially diverse group of about 200 people walked with a police escort from Wayman’s Chapel AME Church to Court Square, where they held a rally encouraging people to vote.

At least three politicians participated in some parts of the event: the current mayor of Burlington, Ian Baltutis; Democratic candidate for county commissioner Dreama Caldwell; and Democratic school board candidate Seneca Rodgers.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article246861942.html?fbclid=IwAR3sqfB0mzqtajn0JOvrHCgdDwOEd5ZXQnKcMoQ87nDd4x5Dw3_k3-DcBRg#storylink=cpy

Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article246861942.html?fbclid=IwAR3sqfB0mzqtajn0JOvrHCgdDwOEd5ZXQnKcMoQ87nDd4x5Dw3_k3-DcBRg

it's an outrage. who polices the police?
in NC
October 31, 2020

A good but much more conservative than I am friend

and i talked for a long time yesterday. She told me that she voted for Cal Cunningham even though she does not like the way he goes after the pharma industry and his bad judgment regarding a sex scandal during the middle of a campaign. Her even more conservative brother (they are both from Western NC and he still lives there) voted for Joe Biden AND Roy Cooper.

I struggle to understand why these votes were hard for them. Especially the Senate vote, because even when Joe wins, if we don't take the Senate McConnell will still be doing his evil during a Biden term.

We talked for a long time about the fallacy (as I see it) of the conventional wisdom that republicans are better for the economy. We argued over whether Amy Barrett will be bound by the law or by her religion and partisan interests, and whether it was ethical for her to even allow herself to be used this way.

We bemoaned the estrangement caused by the great divide. Between us, we can talk out our differences. She said, "I just want us to stop hating each other."

I do too. I love my brother and we never talk. She said you can debate, and I said how do you debate somebody who's operating on a completely different set of facts? we did not resolve this conversation, but we're still friends, and she voted almost straight Dem ticket except i think Agriculture and some other office not part of the GA.

she said she's going to switch her affiliation to unaffiliated because Democratic GOTV calls are driving her crazy lol


October 28, 2020

This former diplomat was proposed to by a friend's father in Canada

so she could leave, because of Trump.

Every day I watch several of these RVAT videos, because they give me hope. Sometimes they piss me off for various reasons, but mostly they give me hope.
October 15, 2020


i don't have cable tv or rabbit ears. everything i watch is on youtube or websites.

there's no way i would watch trump - i never actually do, but if i watch Biden's event tonight, will it show up in his ratings?

i would just love to wake up tomorrow and find out that Biden's ratings were like twice as much as trump's.

also angrier by the minute at NBC and Chuck Todd for doing this. it's immoral, unethical bullshit.

i'll miss my MSNBC lineup. Rachel, Nicolle, Ari, Chris, Lawrence, even morning Joe on most days. I like Brian too but he plays too many clips of trump. Actually grew tired of Joy but will probably be back, or would be if i didn't have to start boycotting MSNBC.

I've already voted, but I will tune in to Joe's event if it helps his ratings. just to fuck with trump.

October 15, 2020

So here's a little fantasy.

Biden wins BEFORE election day just based on numbers.

an old woman can dream.

October 10, 2020

Perfect comment at WP


The president is hoping that his return to the campaign trail will help him make up a steep polling deficit in the race’s final days, according to aides.

He’s behind in the polls because he is not holding enough rallies? And here I thought it was due to his failed leadership resulting in:
1) an out of control pandemic (100s of 1,000s dead)
2) a once thriving economy (thanks, Obama!) that is now tanking
3) his sponsoring unabated right-wing terrorism
4) his being impeached, caught withholding US aid to a country until that country’s leadership announced a phony investigation into Joe Biden
5) his peddling conspiracy theories, aligning with QAnon
6) his declaring he will refuse to accept election results not in his favor; he will not transfer power
7) his refusal to confront Putin and Russian leadership wrt their US soldier bounty program
8) his disparaging US soldiers, declaring those injured as being weak

I could go on but I think you get the gist.
October 8, 2020

okay so I heard several lies and now i'm muting pence,

but am i correct that Kamala is killing it?!
and she looks so good! so sanguine, assertive yet smiling radiantly, and telling the truth. the actual truth.

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