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Republicans will never convince me that a man guilty of sedition while in the White House has but to step through the door to escape all culpability.
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It infuriates me that the richest country in the world, that so easily doles out trillions of dollars in foreign aid, can suddenly get stingy with aid to Americans who are losing their businesses, jobs, and homes and are struggling to feed their children, all through no fault of their own.
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Beat the virus, rescue businesses, get people back to work. Urgent as those issues are, the Republicans have already argued about how much money and where it should go. Unity sounds great, but I don't think it means much to Republicans. Still, good ol' Joe can be disarming. He's not naive. He knows politics as well or better than most of those in DC.
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2021 on The Art Of The Possible at Morning Fog
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We'll be years cleaning up the messes Trump has created. Meanwhile he'll be out there somewhere, on the loose, creating new messes. Possibly even worse because he'll be an angry poor loser followed by angry far-right radicals. They'll probably appoint him "Generalissimo" and carry on as before.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2021 on Happy Unnew Year at Morning Fog
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I share your concern. I'm 77, was moved up to the 1B group here in Colorado, and got my first vax Saturday. I'm very concerned about any plan to release those reserved second doses. The supply chain has been pretty erratic to date and I'm not at all confident about my second dose being available in four weeks. If Moderna said 2 shots, with 4 weeks between, the government shouldn't be taking chances with that schedule.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2021 on Ignoring Science? at Morning Fog
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He doesn't and never has cared about other people and certainly not us "commoners." He just wants to wield his power as often as he can for as long as he can. What an insufferable little creature he is. Merry Christmas anyway!
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2020 on Baby Huey In The White House at Morning Fog
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I have to wonder if a national edict would work. Certainly our patchwork of local regulations is not. Denver businesses are suffering, partly because immediately to the north is a county that enforces very few Covid restrictions. As with states, being able to move freely from a restrictive state to a wide-open state and back again is doing a lot to undermine control efforts. I don't know what the answer is, but I'm not leaving my home to find out!
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2020 on Pandemics And Politics at Morning Fog
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Pence and all the other Republicans in DC are gutless wonders thinking only of their own political futures. Otherwise that impeachment/conviction effort would have succeeded and would have been started much sooner. But maybe I give them too much credit in thinking that without Trump they'd be rational, normal people working for the good of the country.
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2020 on A Bazaar Of The Bizarre at Morning Fog
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Around here very few people fly the flag. And I think you're right, it's become too politicized. I've also seen more than one report of flags being stolen or defaced, which would tend to discourage flag flying. Do you remember after 9/11 how everyone was flying a flag? I didn't have one and all the suppliers were sold out. My sister sent me our dad's old flag and I was thrilled to have it and fly it then. Now it's kept safely in its box. I don't want to risk anything happening to it.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2020 on Flagging Veterans Day Observances at Morning Fog
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You nailed it with "unless they seek to spread dissent, sow doubt where none exists, and incite violence." However, such pettiness and fealty to a lame-duck leader strikes me as counterproductive for those wanting future careers.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2020 on Is Insanity Contagious? at Morning Fog
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Just one more reason be rid of him.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2020 on Voter Suppression - An Apotheosis at Morning Fog
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I fear Russia, China, and Iran will have much to celebrate in the days following our election.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2020 on Reestablishing Comity at Morning Fog
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Bush v. Gore was a travesty that should never be repeated. If a state can't get its ballot count done properly, let them redo the election. But it's theirs to handle, not the Supreme Court. For that matter, how does some federal agency get to tell a state which ballots they can and cannot count -- such as mail-in ballots that are counted several days after Election Day? Barrett (or is it Coney Barrett?) should indeed recuse herself. But let's just hope nothing about this election ends up in the Supreme Court's lap. I suspect we'll have more than enough chaos without that.
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For the first time since I can remember, I voted a straight Dem ticket. I want to cut them off at the knees.
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2020 on Remember Trump's GOP Enablers at Morning Fog
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Having voted earlier this week, I couldn't summon enough interest to watch either town hall. I did find it curious, however, that the competing town halls aired simultaneously in the Eastern and Central time zones, but in the Mountain and Pacific zones the network tape-delayed Trump's until after Biden's had aired.
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She certainly should recuse herself if it comes to that. After all, she will have been confirmed DURING an election, since voting has already started. And no election should end up in court. You count the votes; you recount them as often as necessary; you even have another election if necessary. But you don't let 8 or 9 justices decide something that millions are supposed to decide. 2000 was a travesty. It should never be repeated.
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Trump was smart enough to realize a virtual debate would put him at a disadvantage because the moderator could cut him off at will. And he counts on being able to talk over his opponent. Biden, on the other hand, is wise enough to realize Trump may still be contagious and that it would be foolish to get anywhere near him. In lieu of debates, Trump wants to have another rally -- where he can possibly infect dozens of supporters. Like you, I'm thinking we've seen the last of the debates. But I expect more rallies for the spreader-in-chief.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2020 on Political Debates on Television at Morning Fog
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If Biden and Harris look like progressives, it's only because Republicans have gone so far to the right. I think of them as fairly moderate, middle-of-the-road types. In any case, they'll be busy trying to undo the damage Trump has done. What I fear most is a violent reaction from Trump's supporters if he loses. Possibly even something resembling a civil war.
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The horror for me has always been that so many people voted for Trump in 2016 and, worse, still support him.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2020 on When Common Sense Fails at Morning Fog
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Hey, long time no see. Welcome back. There's plenty to talk about these days... if you can stand to contemplate it all.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2020 on Trump's Coronavirus at Morning Fog
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I'm beginning to doubt there are any sensible, thinking persons left in Washington. And I'm not too sure about the rest of the country, either.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2018 on Sensible, Thinking Persons at Morning Fog
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The police trusted the dad not to give the guns back to the son. Unbelievable. And Congress is unwilling to protect Mueller. I keep thinking things can't get much worse. And yet ....
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I think I'm happier with Trump backing off. The thought of Trump and Kim standing face to face arguing "my missile is bigger than yours" is very, very scary.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2018 on Sum Summit at Morning Fog
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I am heartened by the reaction of the Parkland students, our next generation of voters. I understand their planned nationwide demonstration on March 25 (?) has drawn the active support of the organizers of the Women's March. I hold out little hope that any meaningful legislation will result from all this, but I applaud the students in their efforts, even as I grieve their losses.
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You may get your wish. I saw a story somewhere about how now the kids are marching in protest, asking why adults and/or the government didn't protect them better, act sooner, have better security measures in place at the school, etc. It was heartening. Maybe when they are old enough to vote, they'll be able to do something. I've less than no sympathy for lawmakers who, with all the mass shootings we've had, still sit on their hands and say there's nothing they can do (Second Amendment, you know) while pocketing millions from the NRA.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2018 on School Shootings On The Rise? at Morning Fog
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