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Rep. Karen Bass for VP?

Congresswoman Karen Bass was just on Morning Joe and is very impressive. Very potentially Presidential.

Side note, totally off topic. I don't care for our Dem. friends so have their moniker listed as Rep. I know it means Representative but subliminally, it could mean Republican, hence confusion.

Instead, should be something like Cong. Karen Bass or what I would really like, MC Karen Bass. MC=Member of Congress

Lady Antibellum

Already my Trumpian high school friends are dismissing all this recent BLM movements, as another form of political correctness. Specifically they mention the change of name from Lady Antebellum to Lady A.

My suggestion is just edit the spelling of the name from e to i. Lady Antibellum

Bad cops are the fruits of a country at war

I feel that bad cops are the fruits of a country which is constantly at war.
(Despite being constantly maligned, Jimmy Carter's term was one of few respites of conflict in the US 250 years of existence.)

The training of warrior solders include instilling the mindset of we vs. them, we crusaders vs. the enemy. Many cops were part of the military and carry that instilled attitude into the American streets. if they were not in the military, they were trained at the Academy by retired military who use military techniques. Moreover, excess military equipment now becomes 'basic & essential' battle gear for patrolling American towns and cities. No wonder the call has come for cutting the funding of local police budgets.

But the way produce good fruit is to create a new peaceful mindset. That is, to trim this military-industrial complex and that means, no more war. Search for peace.
No more 18 years of war in a backward country. No more linking economic wars with 'protecting our freedoms.'

the cop on the neck might not be the killer?

I've seen the very short video and I saw 3 cops kneeling on George Floyd. Yes, there's that cop with the knee on his neck.
But I wonder... the second cop kneeling on his back might be the reason Mr. Floyd could not breathe. The third cop is kneeling on
Floyd's legs.

Maybe the second cop is the real killer. (Actually, in my mind, all 4 are the killers, all equally)

what I posted on Facebook last night in time for Sunday church

For those of you who are going to church this Sunday, just wear a Trump hat in public so we know, that the rest of us can avoid you in order to protect ourselves. And in 3 weeks, we'll even let you wear your hat at your cremation.

not my Commander-in-Chief

I'm not being necessarily anti-Trump here, which I am, but I'm not or never have been in the military, so no President is my Commander-in-Chief.

For someone to state that 'he/she' is my Commander-in-Chief so therefore, 'he/she' should be able to demand my respect 'him/her' does not make sense to me.

Thank you for your service

bus drivers- thank you for your service,

pharmacy techs- thank you for your service

grocery clerks- thank you for your service

flight attendants- thank you for your service

janitors who keep cleaning and disinfecting- thank you for your service

nurses, med techs and doctors- thank you for your service



(Please feel free to thank those for whom you appreciate their service)

"May One Flee From a Deadly Plague", written in 1527 by Martin Luther

written by Martin Luther, 1527, in reaction to the Black Death epidemic

"I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above..."

sent this morning in an eMail by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

Report from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

so, I flew into Gran Canaria a few days ago for a vacation and from what I hear from the States is there is almost hysteria. Wegmans shelves are picked clean according to the photos I've seen from Rochester.

Here, there shelves are full (think 7-11 stores), people are relaxed. It feels like a zombie apocalypse because all the stores and restaurants are now closed. I never see anyone with a whole shopping cart filled with supplies. Just a few bottles of water or the preps for the evening meal. Brötchen is still plenitful.

Still some people walk the sidewalks, the sun is out, skies are blue, 70º+ with breeze. It's much more quiet than a few days ago when tourists were expecting Carneval celebration here. Already I'm planning on returning next Winter but for a month.
So far, I have heard no American nor Canadian accent. Maybe some British and plenty of people who speak English as a second language.

I'll be leaving in only a couple days, cutting my vacation short because one never knows what turns this crisis will take. We have a truly incompetant imposter who calls himself President along with his incompetant advisors. What is fascinating is how the Governors are stepping up and acting like Presidents , yet limited to their state borders.

News for me is limited because i don't speak spanish so I read DU and wait for reports from friends.

postpone election?

If Trump even breathes a suggestion that the General Election should be postponed, we should immediately counter it by suggesting that the election be held on schedule but the winner is immediately inaugurated and directed to go to the White House.

On Jan 20.2021 we still hold officially ceremonies, parade and late night parties.
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