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Come on, dude, let it go.

it's more than two years now. Get over it. You lost. The country rejected you. Get on with you life.

What are you doing, after declaring you were running again for '24 dontcha think this retro request is kinda sketchy?

Buck up, man, I'm sure you'll do a great job on the '24 campaign trail...with your big rallies and all (don't pay attention to the diminished crowds though). It means nothing. You'll see. You'll be fine.

You and Putin can commemorate together when it's all over on loser's row. It'll be nice. Hey, Kari Lake may even join you two swell guys. You'll hoist a drink together...it'll be better than hoisting each other on your own petards.

Best regards.

I was sorry to see Tiffany Cross' show go. I watched...

it regularly. IIRC though, her show was cancelled by something she said on another show..."The Breakfast Club" with Charlamagne Da God and other hosts. She said "Florida literally looks like the dick of the country, so let's get rid of Florida."

And a little laters she said,
"Seriously, let's castrate Florida..."

She was kinda prodded to say that last part by Charlamagne Da God. That was bad judgment as right wing long knives were out to get her and that casually tossed off remark was too castration-adjacent to DeSantis. I think she got a little carried away on the show. She probably should've said "penis" too instead of dick.

Sorry to see her go.

He's an idiot and an embarrassment to Black people.

I can't imagine where his anti-Semitism comes from. It makes about as much sense as when he once claimed enslavement was a choice by Black people.

It's apparent his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top.

Thanks for the post. You can't really go against anyone's religion...

unless of course they're crazy, violent, racist, anti-semitic christofascists...or some other violent sect.

And aren't the Sufis peaceful mistics who study and contemplate how to get closer to Allah? They don't eff with anyone.

Thanks for posting. She's an expert musician. I have a smaller kora I bought back when...

I visited Senegal back in the late '80s. I can't play it but here's a photo. It's 25" long from the top of the neck to the short legs under the bowl. I did a quick photoshop job to combine the image of the whole instrument and a close up of the bowl to show the cowry shell ornamentation, the handles and the strings are visible. It also has a couple of horn ornamentations on the back of the bowl. One is visible protruding from the back.

Poor Russkies, never a history of democracy...

just Czar/landlord/serfs for centuries, and then dictator/apparatchik/peasant in the Soviet Union...too bad. They just don't get the concept of people voting in their leaders, and voting them out if they do a piss poor job.

They just want to be dominated by a strongman daddy figure either in royal robes or Stalinist military garb or poorly tailored Soviet-era suits. Which is why they couldn't adjust to Gorbechev in his stylish Euro cut suits and his modern, reformist ideas. He definitely had to go.

No wonder they feel empty now...and Ukraine was just sitting there...all bread-baskety with food worth billions and plumb for the taking.

Welcome. You'll find that most DUers prefer a Nordic model society...

and work and vote for candidates as far as possible who lean that way. Progressive pragmatism does creep in as we need to win elections to implement policies, and not be so inflexibly idealistic that we never get anything done (see the accomplishments of the Biden Admin in just two years).

Things have to get done for the general welfare of the people.

That last sentence sounds somewhat socialistic, right, and I'm sure you agree with it. We lean left but understand the nation doesn't lean as far left as we do and that the word "socialism" is toxic to many (many boomer and GenXer voters, not all by any means, who were school as kids about Khrushchev, Brezhnev, fallout shelters, the Cuban missile crisis, the iron curtain, Red China, failed communist collectives, Stalininst purges and on and on. Many of those voters never lost the fear of socialism/communism and vote that way. Florida's Cuban and Venezuelan voters for instance, and of course republicans.

What say you? And really I myself voted for Gus Hall and Angela Davis in my first presidential vote, lived in Berkeley across the street from a hippie commune...the whole works.

So I get where you're coming from but understand pragmatism is often necessary. BTW, IIRC the world is still waiting for a sustained society/nation that has a socialistic economy.

IMO it's hypocrisy and cherry picking of amendments.

More justices needed on SCOTUS to counteract the Taliban 6.

Uh-oh, SCOTUS original constructionists of the Constitution...

better take a look at the 9th Amendment.

It being the 4th of July I thought I'd take a closer look at the Constitution and its amendments. The Second Amendment is of course hugely problematic, as is the EC provision, but Scalia and his disciples must have entirely skipped over THE 9TH AMENDMENT in their strict constructionist theorizing (or chose to ignore it), as it states as follows:

The Ninth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that the federal government doesn't own the rights that are not listed in the Constitution, instead, they belong to the people. The 9th Amendment states that the rights not specified in the Constitution belong to the people, not the federal government.


Huh? WTF? Did I read that right? The Ninth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that the federal government doesn't own the rights that are not listed in the Constitution, instead, they belong to the people. The 9th Amendment states that the rights not specified in the Constitution belong to the people, not the federal government.

So Alito's weak ass argument for striking down Roe because it's not mentionned in the constitution is in direct contradiction to the 9th Amendement, as is Scalia's Heller decision on guns, and all the other originalist claptrap being pushed by the SCOTUS Taliban 6.

I therefore move that blue state attorneys/legislatures immediately draw up bills and pass them that can be moved into the appropriate protocol through lower courts which lead to the Supreme Court taking it up—if they dare.

Yep, much flotsam already adrift with more jetsam...

being thrown over to save the orange turd.

The man is not a brilliant, once-in-a-lifetime figure worthy of such devotion. It's makes no sense as he's actually a once-in-a-lifetime, hopefully, incompetent, bloviating bully.

Guess they all checked their critical thinking skills at the WH door on taking their jobs. I give some credit to the ones who got out early like Tillerson and a few others once they realized trump was a moron.

There's no hope for the once who stay to the end or near to the bitter end like Kelly Ann Conway.
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