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Sinema thinks this will make her powerful, and it probably will

Dem and GOP lobbyists will beat a path to her door to curry her favor for their pet legislation. Senators from both sides will curry her favor as well. She can compete with Manchin for most important swing vote. This is a power play on her part.

A lack of ethical morality

Secular ethical morality is something that I've been thinking a lot about. That so many people voted for Walker is completely disgraceful. People for whom honor, virtue, integrity, decency mean nothing. It reveals a complete lack of ethical morality.

It's one thing that Walker has limited intellectual capacity. Another that he calls himself a Christian. Beating the crap out of your wife, holding a pistol to a woman's head doesn't seem very Christ-like to me. And neither does telling lies. Is being a Christian nothing more than a label? Is wearing a cross on your lapel the same as wearing a football jersey. Truly the Church has failed us.

The ancient classical Greeks esteemed 4 great virtues: Prudence, Courage, Justice, and Moderation (Self-discipline). Personal honor in living up to these virtues was everything. When was the last time you heard a Republican talk about personal honor? I don't think they even know what it means.

Sorry I just had to turn it off

I experience his high pitched voice as unpleasant, plus I already know that the content of his message is self-serving and divisive.

What do Dems need to do to win the rural vote

I look at these red/blue voter maps, and across the country, state by state, large urban cities are mostly blue, and rural counties are red. So what do we need to do to get more rural votes to go our way?

Judiciary Act adds four seats to the Supreme Court

Expand the Supreme Court: Senator Markey and Reps., Nadler, Johnson, and Jones Introduce Legislation to Restore Justice and Democracy to Judicial System

https://hankjohnson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/expand-supreme-court-senator-markey-and-reps-nadler-johnson-and-jones

Has anyone noticed that Hulu takes forever to load

Hulu used to be far easier to watch. But lately it takes forever to load, if at all

Beethoven's 9th tonight on PBS

Alle Menschen Werden Bruder!

All the crazy MAGA QANON hate points to a failure of our public education

Do public high schools still teach civics classes? Is there a focus on critical thinking? Do they offer debate clubs that foster civility and reasoned argument. Do they teach and foster self-discipline over anger and frustration? Do all the sports programs strongly emphasize honor, non-cheating, and good sportsmanship for winners and losers alike? I'm 75, and these were values that were taught when I was in high school. My Dad was a Dallas cop, and no way would he have condoned breaking into someone's house and whacking an old man in the head with a hammer.

After Thomas let Graham off the hook for a while

The Justice committee needs to get in gear and vote to bring impeachment charges, AND --- write some legistation Fed ethics rules for All Fed judges applies equally to SC justices. Dirty shame that the current SCOTUS is so dishonorable. We can't let them get away with their crap.

I early voted today in Dallas TX

1st day of early voting. Although it was raining, my voting place was packed. Parking lot was a zoo. Probably 50 or 60 vote stations inside with 2 or 3 people waiting in line at a few. I noticed that every place on the ballot was headed by the Rep candidate.
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