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Name: T Begich
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Hometown: Tower, Minnesota
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From a distance...

I can't help but thinking that this week was just theater. McCarthy was always going to be the Speaker. They deflected the 1/6 event and gave Trump a new forum.

This was all about bringing attention to themselves and winning the news cycles.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Sat Jan 7, 2023, 10:37 AM (9 replies)

What if the "Big Lie" was the smokescreen to cover the document theft?

Consider this idea: Lots of people have their eyes on the capitol (Jan 6), and replacement electors, and state by state challenges, and sending money to challenge the election results.

But no one was watching the other hand: The real prize for Trump was the documents that would fetch more money than Trump had ever had in his lifetime.

Now that its been discovered, Trump falls back on his tried and true protector: the U.S. justice system. With the appointment of a special master, any process to indict Trump will slow down.

Trump is probably two steps ahead still. I can't imagine that he didn't have documents copied and stored elsewhere.

I'm guessing he will continue to walk free among us and never see jail in his lifetime.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Sun Aug 28, 2022, 05:10 AM (25 replies)

What's with the Lawrence O'Donnell replay?

I have MSNBC on Sirius all night. Starting at Midnight (Central) Lawrence O'Donnell has been on a 30 second loop. The loop is a rant about the Secret Service deleting the text messages.

Tune in, its still running.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Wed Jul 20, 2022, 01:44 AM (2 replies)

Replacement Theory

If I understand this correctly...

White American men have been chased out of much of the floor work in meat packing.
White American men cannot get jobs roofing houses
White American men can't get employment to clean stadiums and/or arenas.
White American men have been replaced in housekeeping in the hospitality industry.

I'll believe in the Replacement Theory when I see White American men applying for these jobs. Obviously, Replacement Theory is just more Right Wing code.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Sun May 22, 2022, 10:22 AM (13 replies)

Barbara Bush (elder) was Pro-Choice

I saw an interview with her regarding abortion. She defined life very simply and accurately:

"When a being does not breathe it is dead. Therefore life begins when a being can breathe." (paraphrased)

My thoughts:

We do not call an egg a chicken, or a duck, or a goose. It is an egg. When it can breathe it is a chicken, turkey, duck, or goose.

* Not a Bush family fan, but in this case the comment makes a point.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Sun May 8, 2022, 08:56 AM (7 replies)

This is White Privilege!

Abortions will not disappear. Its just that people with means will have access. Generally, that means that White women who can afford to travel will have access. The rest will live under restrictions and poor health care.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Wed May 4, 2022, 05:03 PM (6 replies)

While we are focussed on Trumps and the Ukraine...

the markets are robbing us. The market goes up: I lose a few bucks, the market drops: losses accelerate, market rebounds: I'm left behind.

Luckily, I don't have much in there, but if people are depending on their investments, they are in a bad place.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Mon Feb 21, 2022, 12:26 PM (10 replies)

Question about Bannon's Pardon

Isn't Steve Bannon playing with fire by not cooperating? Aren't there conditions that come with accepting a pardon? If he refuses to testify can't the pardon be revoked?

Just askin'
Posted by LakeVermilion | Tue Oct 19, 2021, 08:43 AM (16 replies)

What the Republicans learned from Trump

They will not be contrite, they will not retreat.

They are doubling down.

Biden better do as much as he can in the next two years. If the Republicans regain a legislative branch back in 2022, there will be hell to pay. They want total control. Democracy be damned.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Mon Jan 25, 2021, 09:59 AM (4 replies)

I don't know about any of you, but...

lovely Ann and I went out for dinner this evening. It was our first evening out at a restaurant since August. I found myself examining other tables trying to identify Republican traitors dining near us.

Is wearing a baseball hat in a dining room a tell? Just askin'.
Posted by LakeVermilion | Sun Jan 17, 2021, 11:08 PM (11 replies)
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