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Firestorm49

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Is it just my computer?

As of the latest Apple upgrade, advertisements are popping up in DU. Since I am a music freak, I also have Bluetooth music playing while I scan DU. Now, when the ads pop up, it cuts out the music as well.

I never had ads appear before. Is this a DU directive? Are all of you experiencing the same thing?

Write your representatives.

I just sent a rather lengthy and not too kind email to Ron Johnson with regard to his pathetic statement in today’s Milwaukee Journal - “I think personally the greatest threat to our democracy right now is literally this effort to sabotage a new president.” What rubbish! I reminded Mr Johnson of the eight years of relentless hammering of Obama by Republicans. I reminded him of Moscow Mitch’s statement on day one of Obama’s presidency to make Obama a one term president. We all know how well that worked out.

I encourage all of my DU friends to take the time to write to their representatives. Bitching here relieves some tension but we’re preaching to the choir. Now, more than ever, we need to let our elected representatives understand how many of us stand in opposition to becoming an autocracy.

Now is the time for all good men...............

Lame Duck Laws upheld by WI Supreme Court

The conservatively stacked WI Supreme Court upheld the partisan lame duck laws limiting Gov. Tony Evers.

Wow! What a surprise!




https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-gops-lame-duck-laws/ar-AADcytK?OCID=msnHomepage

Republicans are on the move. Are we?

Republicans in Florida are launching a program to get out the Latino vote. Republicans in WI are preparing the most aggressive ground game ever to keep WI red. To date, I’ve not seen any Dem. election planning other than “Impeach the MF”, and that won’t win an election.

Excuse my ignorance, but I haven’t seen our strategy come into play. Republicans have their plans established and are starting to implement them. Each day lost can not be taken back. It’s now or never.

We'd all like to think that ..........

our government exists for the “common good”, and or for the “will of the people.” In our hearts, we believe that while taking our tax dollars, the government will assure safe water and air, safe air travel, safe working conditions, and on and on. But, the reality has proven itself to be quite different.

This belief is much like religion, and I apologize to all of my fellow DUers who have steadfast faith. Many of us want to believe that a form of diety is going to allow us to attain some altered form of everlasting life, whatever that may be, just as we want to believe that our government is looking out for our best interests. We put our heartfelt faith in an unknown entity trusting that we will get the benefit.

But reality is often uncomfortable. In modern society, one could make the assumption that money and all that it can buy, both materially and personally, is the supreme ruler. Money is the faith of many, and has become the downfall of the “common good.”

We are at a crossroad in America. Prayer, to quote George Carlin (not that he was the absolute authority) is at best a 50/50 chance. Action is needed lest we become a satellite of Russia. Pray for our democracy if you wish, or stand up and take action. The country we love demands it.

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” JFK

A ray of hope???

A musician in one of my bands is a Republican. Most are. I try to keep politics an arm’s length from SRV, but we talked a bit about what’s his name in the Oval Office. I asked him if he would vote for tRump again and he said “God no”. He said that around “conservative” Republicans, he would be an outcast. He believes in much, not all, of Republican ideology, and believes that what’s his name has done some good things, which is more than I could say. As is usually the case with many of us, he grew up in a Republican household, so he’s Republican. As a side note, my father was a die hard Republican, a thought that never crossed my mind.

The point is, he’s in his mid 30s and hopefully represents a newer generation of voters. He likes what the party stands for, but is appalled at the daily dose of BS coming out of tRump and his band of gypsies. (Oh Firestorm, you sly dog - slipping in a band name)

Maybe there’s hope in the younger generation. One can only hope.

Where are we at this point?

Abortion is no longer the issue.
Pollution of our air and water is no longer the issue.
Civil rights is no longer the issue.
Venezuela, China, Iran is no longer an issue.
Voting rights is no longer the issue.
The price of gasoline is no longer the issue.
The southern border and immigration is no longer the issue.

The very survival of our democracy at the hands of a corrupt regime is the one and only issue. Thousands have given their lives in countless wars or have come home crippled for life defending our Constitutional democracy - the flag of the United Stated of America. It’s all at stake right now, and yet, we still pander.

“NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GREAT MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR PARTY”
Patrick Henry

“GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH”
Patrick Henry

Wake up people, we’re in a serious situation.


Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but how does one become a star member?

"Russia, if you hear me............". Stated before the email dumps.

“I have no problem if they release the entire report” - stated days before it became public that Barr received the report from Mueller. Coincidence? Gibbs doesn’t believe in coincidences. (humor)

Again, he’s put it right out in the open with no fear of repercussion, guilt, shame, or remorse even before word came down that the report was concluded. There’s always more behind the scenes. The truth? We’ll more than likely never know. Who knows what and how much was altered? Who knows how or if Barr re-interpreted the report to his own liking? At this point the truth could and probably will be stonewalled for years. And we can continue to believe in Santa Claus. Years of Rachael, story lines of the century, strong hard allegations that now seem like a bad plot line in Days Of Our Lives. Honestly, it’s more than a bit disillusioning. But, perhaps that’s part of the plan?

I fear for our future.

Vos won't testify in redistricting case.

Source: Milwaukee Journal / Sentinel. 3/21/19

The Rochester Republican and his attorneys refused to accept a subpoena, turn over documents and agree to have him sit for a deposition because they maintain he is immune from civil legal actions.

Democrat Attorney Ruth Greenwood responded; “Assembly members, including Speaker Vos, have waived any claim to legislative immunity in this case by intervening as a defendant and actively participating in the litigation, including filing motions and discovery requests.”

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/20/wisconsin-gerrymandering-case-speaker-robin-vos-refuses-testify/3222777002/In?:
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