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Tulsa Race Massacre by Bailey Sarian

This is an interesting report of something that happened in 1921.

If you think about the context, as she tells the story, you can find parallels, and perhaps learn stuff from it. The timeline is particularly interesting.

I don't want to upset anyone, or fan flames. But, it IS topical and of interest.

A Piece of Trivia

How many people are named "Trump?"


Which one do you think this is?

Sites like this make money with click-throughs. Nothing wrong with it. I was just startled to see someone profiting off the name "Trump." Perhaps a lesser version of Trump U.

I finally heard the WH Press Secretary

on You Tube. I have read how happy DU is with her, and I can see why. Articulate, clear, expressive, polite, and well informed. It's hard to imagine anyone better.

My first time listening to her, and what sticks in my mind is how she kept telling the reporters that the Biden Administration would not be following the advice of Trump's people. I am still in combat mode, and this resonates with me.

I am so grateful for all the voters that turned out, the Georgia Peaches, and all those that are still fighting fascism and the evil Trump sycophants. I am happy with Joe's choices for his Cabinet. and now especially with his spokeswoman. The Press is probably well pleased, too.

No one human being is perfect. We all make mistakes. It is the quality of the mistakes you make that sets you apart. I will continue to occasionally mock our enemies by calling them names, etc. I love the cartoons posted, the memes and the jokes. They help diffuse tension.

I am not concerned with a position candidate that did the same in the past, as long as they live up to the high bar that Joe is setting and do a good job. This is what we want. So far, so good. I feel like we have a chance to succeed now.

In simplistic terms, the WH Press Secretary is like a Hostess greeting you at the door. Best foot forward, and I'm really happy with her.

Good Gawd, what is wrong with these animals??

I have two Pygmy goats. They are my weed control guys. I have raised them since they were weaned. We have a long, friendly relationship -- but they are not trained very much. They are free range, free wheeling little guys that absolutely stick together.

They think my husky is their herd leader. They think that because she told them so. One day, she put one of them in his place, and after that, they follow her around like troops following a General.

I started bringing my dog inside the house at night. She doesn't like it, but when Mama says "in" -- you're going in. This is because it was cold at one point, and my dog is aging. But, my goats can't come in anymore (I brought one in when he was sick as a youngster.)

Well, my Gawd! Tonight I brought her in, and the goats went nuts! They ran around and around the house, looking for a way inside. They were both at once calling and calling. I felt really bad that they can't come in, but they're *goats*! They're goats! This isn't Animal Farm!

They have never done that before, but I can't detect anything else amiss.

I am just so nervous lately. Maybe we're going through a worm hole or something. That iceberg off the coast spooked me, but other than that, what?

Here's part of Thunes excuse

""The impeachment trial is over and former President Trump has been acquitted. My vote to acquit should not be viewed as exoneration for his conduct on January 6, 2021, or in the days and weeks leading up to it. What former President Trump did to undermine faith in our election system and disrupt the peaceful transfer of power is inexcusable," Thune wrote."

And then followed with the "he's out of office" hook that Moscow Mitch gave them.

What was interesting is this part:

"I have great concerns with the Senate punishing a private citizen with the sole intent of disqualifying him from holding future office. Our Founders designed impeachment to be an extreme remedy and cautioned against its use as a political weapon. We should heed their caution. In our democracy, matters of representation should be left with the people, as the Founders intended," he wrote."

What is wrong with these people?? A guy who tries a coup on the Government in order to stay in power should NOT be allowed to EVER, EVER run for office again. Did Mitch forget to tell you what to say?

OMG, he didn't view what happened as consequential enough to prevent this guy from running again! What would it take? What does it mean when the Congress has to remove their pins and HIDE from a mob intent on killing them?

These people are TOO STUPID to rule over us. STUPID. As has been said, if this wasn't enough to move them, nothing will be.

As it is, Sen. John Thune (R-SD), who did not vote to convict, but allowed Trump to go on his way and now comes out with the "he was guilty but I had to let him go" excuse, is married to Trump for all of history. History will brand him an effing coward forever.

I'd let this go, but these speeches are an affront to basic intelligence, and can't be ignored. There is no excuse for this cowardice. Not when you have people like Eugene, the wrong color to the mob, facing them down and backing away as he saves your cowardly ass while risking his own. You let him down, you let your country down.

YOU OWN IT. So. STFU and go away.

Thank you all for my hearts! Mean a lot to me! n/t

Sticking with Joe and Kamala!

We have to vaccinate everyone on the planet that we can find. You can't leave pockets of contagion with this virus. We have a global mandate to do this simply because if we don't, we are toast.

I don't think I am quite old enough to get a shot, but I am going to look around and see if I can find a source. That'll be my first task. Then, I am going to find a way to join the fight. I am licensed to at least give shots.

I am going to pay attention to those good things that Joe/Kamala bring on. Get rid of the EC, fix the Post Office, avoid Repubs...and other things...this day will recede.

Now, we have to focus on saving as many as we can. We owe it to our children. Our standing in the world will slowly come back. As far as I am concerned, there is only one American Party. The other party is fascist. They are a zero.

I want to thank the House Managers

for their efforts to uphold the Constitution.

I despise Republicans.

If this wasn't something to impeach for, nothing is.

These Repubs have everlasting SHAME that they protected a monster like this. McConnell is also a monster.

I suppose in 2022 I will have to pay attention once again to politics. Meanwhile, I can ask G-d to punish these Repubs for their betrayal of our country. Where is the list? History will record their fealty to a wannabe dictator.

If it weren't for our heroes of Jan. 6th, some of these assholes might well have been murdered.

I am deeply ashamed of every one of these Repubs who voted to not hold Trump accountable. It's going to be impossible for me to forgive them. Oh, I'll work on it. My spirituality requires it. But, Repubs just stay away from me...

What about the letter from McConnell?

One where he apparently stated he would vote to acquit? I missed that.
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