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Mike 03

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Hometown: Modesto California
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Current location: Arizona
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I'm not the first person to say this, but...

No matter how good the Constitution is, it doesn't work when people of malign intent and bad faith get into political positions of power. When that happens, Constitutions, amendments and laws are just marks on a piece of paper.

And you've probably noticed, this is also happening in Hungary, Poland, and other nations as well.

So maybe we can learn a few tricks from the EU if they can figure out how you tackle a situation like this when the truth simply has no meaning.

+1

And that playbook is probably thousands of years old.

The only thing shocking about it is that it still works on so many people.

Well, in 2016 Trump did say, "I love the poorly educated!" And it's obvious why.

*Sigh*

Mark Meadows said something odd today. Maybe it was just a mistake, or was

it a slip?

Kevin Liptak
@Kevinliptakcnn
Mark Meadows attended GOP lunch at the Capitol today and offered what senators are describing as a good-bye message. Cornyn tells reporters Meadows talked about “basically just there are about 45 days left of the president’s term." Per @alizaslav


Why did he say 45 days?

Will Trump resign two weeks before Inauguration Day?

It's depressing. And the same people who adore Trump are threatening the life

of my Secretary of State here in AZ, and threatening the lives of her family. She ran a near perfect election here. She worked hard, shrugged off constant criticism, and did a great job. And that is her reward: Death threats.

Only consolation: I don't think it's really "half" the country. It's true that 47% of people who voted in this election voted for Trump, but a lot of people still don't vote, and some of them vote for Trump not because they are in the cult, but for other reasons.

I think it was Steve Schmidt or one of the other guests on Deadline White House today who put the number at around 30%. I know that's not any comfort, but it's better than 50%. It's still enough to destroy the country and a new presidency.



Fleetwood Mac - Hold Me (one by Christine McVie)

Official Video and Album Version



2018 Remaster



Lyrics

Can you understand me
Baby don't you hand me a line
Although it doesn't matter
You and me got plenty of time
There's nobody in the future
So baby let me hand you my love
Oh, there's no step for you to dance to
So slip your hand inside of my glove

Hold me, hold me, hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me

I don't want no damage
But how am I gonna manage with you
You want the percentage
But I'm the fool payin' the dues
I live just around the corner
If you got a minute to spare
I'll be waitin' for ya'
If you ever want to be there

Hold me, hold me, hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me
Hold me, hold me, hold me

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Christine Mcvie / Robbie Patton
Hold Me lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

(Fixed some lyrics)

Fleetwood Mac - Peacekeeper (one by Lindsey Buckingham)

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Album Version



Lyrics:

We make all of our suns the same
Every one will suffer the fire we've made
They all explode just the same
And there's no going back on the plans we've made

Peacekeeper, take your time
Wait for the dark of night
Soon all the suns will rise
Peacekeeper, don't tell why
Don't be afraid to fight
Love is the sweet surprise

Only creatures who are on their way
Ever poison their own well
But we still have time to hate
And there's still something we can sell

Peacekeeper, take your time
Wait for the dark of night
Soon all the suns will rise
Peacekeeper, don't tell why
Don't be afraid to fight
Love is the sweet surprise

When the night is cold and still
When you thought you'd had your fill
Take all the time you will
This is not a test, it's not a drill
Take no prisoners, only kill

You know all of our friends are Gods
And they all tell us how to paint our face
But there's only one brush we need
It's the one that never leaves a trace

Peacekeeper, take your time
Wait for the dark of night
Soon all the suns will rise
Peacekeeper, don't tell why
Don't be afraid to fight
Love is the sweet surprise

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Lindsey Buckingham
Peacekeeper lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will (one by Stevie Nicks)

Official Video Version



Album Version



Lyrics

Something in you brought out something in me
That I've never been since
That part of me that was only for you
That kind of romance
Comes only once, that kind of love
That kind of fever dance
That you love because you've become someone else
In an instant

Say you will, say you will give me one more chance
At least give me time to change your mind
That always seems to heal the wounds
If I can get you to dance

Something in you put a hold on my heart
It's hard to believe now
Here is a place that will never be dark
I remember that place
That kind of touch, electricity of love
That certain kind of grace
That you love because you become someone else
In an instant

Say you will, say you will give me one more chance
At least give me time to change your mind
That always seems to heal the wounds
If I can get you to dance

Say you will, say you will give me one more chance
(Say you will)
At least give me time to change your mind
(Say you will)
That always seems to heal the wounds
If I can get you to dance

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Stevie Nicks
Say You Will lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Same, exactly.

I even had a tentative schedule to try to regain my ability to sleep, and to do some creative stuff, maybe some writing (which I haven't done in 4 years).

Now, I don't really see an end in sight, not even Inauguration day.

I did understand Trump would behave badly after the election, but I didn't really think about how much it would impact Joe and Kamala. That's the most painful thing to me, is watching the transition destroyed, and imagining what the consequences will be. I simply didn't understand that the transition process itself could be uprooted.

Thom Hartmann floated this possibility a couple of months back.

I always listen to what Thom Hartmann has to say, but I couldn't gauge how serious he was about this, since his theory depended on the cooperation of Fed Chair Powell, so for the most part I dismissed it. (Jay Powell is not going to help Trump crash the stock market.)

But there are other ways he could accomplish this.

I'm not putting a single thing past Trump. He will hurt anybody at this point, even his rich friends. He's beyond caring.

I think it was Joy Reid who last night said "The mask is off..."

This was indisputably pure racism. Right in America's face.

I'm not really sure if, in my lifetime, I've ever seen anything so bold by public officials. This seems like something from the 1950s or 60s. Stuff I've only read about.

They weren't trying to "sneak" something through. It was so blatant. It felt to me like what it might have been like to watch cops block the way of little black kids trying to go to school. It was repulsive.
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