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I found the debate to lack substance.

In my opinion, there were a few questions that resonated with voters, but not enough to address the serious issues that are so crucial at this point in America. There was plenty of bluster for position, but not nearly enough issue oriented debate. The questions from the moderators lacked substance, almost like they were afraid to bring up the corruption of what’s his name in the Oval Office, how to deal with the aftermath of coverups, foreign intervention, vote rigging, the dismantling of the Justice Department, the emoluments clause, issues involving gun deaths in the country, the threat of white supremacy, the narrowing of wealth (mildly addressed), securing the basic tenets of the constitution, ......

All in all, this was more of a personality event than a substantive debate. No one candidate came out a winner.

Many thanks for the Valentine.

Sometimes I think that I vent too much. I post and then start my day so I don’t often get back to reply.

In any event, I view myself as sort of a silent member. I greatly respect and appreciate the opinions of those with much more insight, knowledge, intelligence and credibility than myself.

So, I was flattered that I was given a heart. Thank you.

Will someone please explain to me.....

why, when numerous subpoenas were lawfully issued and ignored, that there is absolutely no repercussion? I don’t understand. If laws have no meat, why do we have them, or are laws that govern us only limited to the working class Joe Blow, and beyond the purview of the powerful and wealthy?

Murkowski to vote "no" on witnesses.

Source: The Hill

What a shock! (Sarcasm)

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/480863-murkowski-to-vote-against-witnesses-dashing-democrats-hopes-of-extending

PA State Senator Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Source: NBC News

Gotta love those religious values.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pennsylvania-state-senator-arrested-child-pornography-charges-n1055766

Perry's deal with the Ukraine.


KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/after-push-from-perry-backers-got-huge-gas-deal-in-ukraine

The gloves are coming off.

If you thought it was nuts before, just wait to see what Barr is going to cook up at Trump’s orders. Our current state of affairs is already mind boggling and it’s only going to become more intense as the election gets closer. The gloves are coming off and it’s sink or swim time so hang on tight. The coming months will be a doozy.

Are we fortunate or cursed to be witnessing the most disturbing times of recent memory? I fear for our future, as it may only be sustained after a period of great national pain. And which party brought this to bear? They intend to win at any cost. I hope we are as prepared.

I need some advice.

Very recently, I started getting ads all over the place when I am in DU. It happened shortly after an upgrade from Apple. The ads are on the top, bottom, left, and right on the page and partially inserted in the text itself. I asked if anybody else was experiencing this, and was told to become a star member, which I did to no avail. The ads are an intrusion and I object to having to maneuver the page around to hide the ads.

What’s the deal? Is it only me? Is there a way to cut out the bombardment of meaningless ads that aggravate me rather than stimulate me to buy?

Is it just my computer?

As of the latest Apple upgrade, advertisements are popping up in DU. Since I am a music freak, I also have Bluetooth music playing while I scan DU. Now, when the ads pop up, it cuts out the music as well.

I never had ads appear before. Is this a DU directive? Are all of you experiencing the same thing?

Write your representatives.

I just sent a rather lengthy and not too kind email to Ron Johnson with regard to his pathetic statement in today’s Milwaukee Journal - “I think personally the greatest threat to our democracy right now is literally this effort to sabotage a new president.” What rubbish! I reminded Mr Johnson of the eight years of relentless hammering of Obama by Republicans. I reminded him of Moscow Mitch’s statement on day one of Obama’s presidency to make Obama a one term president. We all know how well that worked out.

I encourage all of my DU friends to take the time to write to their representatives. Bitching here relieves some tension but we’re preaching to the choir. Now, more than ever, we need to let our elected representatives understand how many of us stand in opposition to becoming an autocracy.

Now is the time for all good men...............
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