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If you think we just "might" be facing fascism, read this from The Nation.

We all fear the unknown. Whatís worse, is when our fears become reality. No matter what, itís doubtful that there will be a peaceful transition after the election. We need to be strong, and determined.

This is the most concise and un-nerving article that corroborates our worst fears. If necessary, we all will need to stand up for democracy.


Democracies survive when all major players respect the ground rules. They crumble when significant players start to flout those rulesóand get away with it. Gerson has concluded that Trump is only too willing to circumvent Supreme Court decisions, is perfectly capable of issuing illegal orders to the military to attack domestic political opponents, and would likely show no compunction in ignoring an election result that doesnít go his way. Each time heís gotten away with crashing through a democratic constraint, his ambitions have escalated. During the impeachment hearings, Trumpís lawyers argued that as president, he was above and outside the law. Postimpeachment, he has sought to implement this theory of governance.


h[link:http://ttps://www.thenation.com/article/society/trump-coup-elections-gop/

Nows not the time to feed Trump.

With about a hundred days to go before the election, nowís not the time to feed into Donald Trumpís plans of becoming the worldís worst dictator. He needs us to protest so he can send in his goons. He needs us to rile up his base. He needs us to be the cause of the unrest that he believes will necessitate his remaining in office. Heís playing us, and weíre falling for it.

We need to be resilient. We need to keep our anger in check until after the election, because by doing so, we will remove the paper from the fires that heís trying to ignite.

Yes, there are many reasons to protest, but at this point in the game, I believe that the best damper on Trump is not falling for his lure - not giving him the civil unrest that Putin told him to unleash. Our community, community leaders, Democratic people of influence need to be on social media, television, and any open public forum to plead with our side to resist his trap until after the election.

If we can show restraint, with any kind of luck he will be removed from office, along with his sycophants and will be tried for all of the crimes and corruption they have inflicted on we, the people.

Repugnant Republicans are at it again in WI. Someone please pass the barf bag.

Here it is, another extortion play by state Republicans in WI. We seem to be getting slammed from every direction, and itís nauseating.


http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/special/covid-19/wisconsin-lawmakers-float-partisan-extortion-scheme-by-holding-covid-19-relief-funds-hostage/

How do you post a picture onto a post?

Tinker - Tailor - Mobster - Trump

https://gregolear.substack.com/p/tinker-tailor-mobster-trump

The author of this article, which appeared in the Guardian, says to read it with a degree of speculation. It reveals several things about Trump that have been born from the Mueller report as well as from the Simpson and Fritsch book, Crime In Progress. It is a very interesting read.

People in Washington must have known much about Donald Trump before he ran for president, but yet, there he is, a possible (?) Confidential Informant.

If true, itís no surprise. Not too much startles me anymore about the most compromised and corrupt President this country has ever suffered under.

Senator: Ease gathering ban for worship

Source: Milwaukee Journal

More mental diarrhea from a Republican politician. He just doesnít quite get whatís going on, and yet, was elected to a position of authority.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/03/18/coronavirus-wisconsin-senator-asks-evers-ease-ban-churches/2865241001/



Apparently, Wisconsin State Senator David Craig doesnít quite get the gist of the pandemic.

ďAs state government takes steps to protect the well-being of Wisconsinites, it is also important that state government not infringe upon fundamental rights of our citizenry, including the free exercise rights of individuals seeking to worship according to the dictates of their conscience.Ē

Now then, aside the oblivious repercussions of group gatherings, letís talk about the proximity of pews and the six foot social separation suggestions. Pews that from the back of one pew to the front edge of the following pew, might be three feet apart. Oops! Wonít work. More than half (wild guess) would never fit into the church under those circumstances.

This was just another mindless dribble from a Republican who still believes Lindbaugh and Hannity that this is no more than the flu. Absurd!

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 whatís 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 donít 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 donít 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
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