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Since when did we surrender in Afghanistan?

I am so fed up with hearing this. We did not surrender. We agreed to pull our troops out of there.

And whatever tfg agreed to was not "us" or "we." It was it.

I received a "canvass" from the RNC.

I don't have a clue why I'm on their mailing list, but this is like the fourth one I've received in the last year or two.

Anyway, I had to do a slow burn at some of the questions. I can't quote them here because of the rules, but let's say they were worded specifically to get the answers they wanted by getting responders pissed off: "radical left," "socialists," "packing the courts," "defunding the police," and so on and on. I wrote BULLSHIT right across four of them.

Other questions were like "do you agree with Republicans that..." In a couple of cases I crossed out "Republicans" and said yes. One of them was whether schools should go back to teaching civics and history. Another one I agreed with was whether political correctness had gone out of control.

But those longer questions really pissed me off. "Packing the courts," right. Who's been packing the courts?

Of course there was a request for money at the end, but there was also a choice: "I can't send a donation now, but here's $15 to help pay for the cost of processing this canvass." Yeah, right. And of course responders have to provide postage.

Fuck 'em.

Does anyone still have their P38 can opener?

I still have mine from boot camp back in the 70s, on my everyday key ring. Use it all the time for little things. Just now I used it to open the packet of dressing that came with a Trader Joe's Caesar salad.

Just wondering...

tfg didn't pull out of Afghanistan because

he and his minions knew it would be a mess. They left it for Biden to clean up and take the fall.

But that brings up a question: what if tfg had won the election? Would we have stayed there? He already claimed he would have done it differently, but would he?

Which brings up another question. Is all this "stolen election" bullshit just theater? Did they know the insurection would fail?

I know that's giving these assholes a lot of credit for thinking, but I do have to wonder.

Dear President Biden,

You have a lot on your mind right now with the withdrawal from Afghanistan, but I'd like to throw an idea, about something else, on the table.

The term "national security" has been used and re-used over the years to cover a multitude of situations and issues. Right now, Covid is affecting the entire nation, not just the dictatorships that DeSantis, Abbott, and their cronies are trying to create. People are still travelling between states and can easily transmit the virus over state borders. That is a nationwide problem.

I suggest you get a hold of several people who are very good at spinning stories, come up with a reasonable way to spin the Covid problem into "national security," and sign an executive order making it a Federal crime for states, local governments, school districts, corporations, and other entities to prohibit or take adverse action against people for wearing masks if they choose to do so.
This not the same as mandating that people wear masks -- this is a prohibition against mandating people to NOT wear masks. A couple of good constitutional scholars can probably find a way, or a precedent, to refer to the Constitution as the governing document.

At the same time, I suggest you get a few media-savvy people, including Jen Psaki, to anticipate how the right-wing media will respond to this and take steps to pre-empt or tear it apart it once they do.

If this happens in a timely manner, we know the media will pounce on it and more than likely cut back on their doom-and-gloom coverage of Afghanistan.

Best regards,

Are people getting more oblivious nowadys?

Is it just me, or are people getting more oblivious to their surroundings? Meandering down the middle of the aisle at the supermarket, walking down the middle of the driveway at the parking lot, driving, turning, and not even always when they're on the phone. Just totally unaware of others around them.

Just this morning at Trader Joe's, a lady was walking down the middle of the driveway in the parking lot, taking her own sweet time, apparently in la-la land. I so wanted to come up behind her and blast my horn, but I wasn't raised that way. When she finally moved aside to get in her car and I passed her slowly, she glared at me like how dare I pass her.

I know my username is grumpy duck, but, really, anybody else notice this?

Dumbasses, Covid, and elections.

This thought struck me this morning: that asshole in FL and a few of his buddies are doing their darndest to kill off their own people. As has been pointed out, most of the people who catch or die from Covid seem to be conservative-minded.

So, who do these assholes think will vote for them once they kill off their own constituents?
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