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i find myself paralyzed until congress happens on the 6th

Discussion in 'Political Debates' started by icehorse, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
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    I don’t recall ever having this sort of dread. I’m 99.9999% sure that the election will be certified, but not 100%. And I HOPE that the number of violent trumpsters will be small, but I worry that things could get really nasty.

    and then we have the Georgia runoffs…

    man, i’m truly stressed out by this crap!
     
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  2. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    Me too.

    The 6th is going to be a long day, and it's going to feel like a long time to get there.
     
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Trump will lose on the 6th.

    Georgia? That's a cliffhanger with, I'm sure, violent MAGA threats and possibly action if the Democrats win. But with Trump talking out of both sides of his mouth about the Georgia vote, who knows.

    Polls close 7pm ET Tuesday but presumably it will take as long as last time to know the winner.

    Sigh. Mutter. :(
     
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    Do you really think anything about your life will be different? You want to know what's in your future..? Look what's in your hand.

    America will be America.
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Yooz guyz...
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    Me.....
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  6. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
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    Hey, I know that line! One of my favorites from Bob Weir :)

    And yes, I think this is an extraordinarily consequential moment. Women's reproductive rights, healthcare for all, climate change, the possibility of defanging the oligarchs, rebuilding our infrastructure, restoring our education system..
     
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  7. Heyo

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    You'll have to wait for that another eight years, I regret to inform you. Bernie won't run again and AOC will not be old enough in 2024.
    Sleepy Joe ran on the merit of not being Trump and that's what you'll get.
     
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    America has not been America for the last four years!
     
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  9. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Makes me wonder whose fault it is.
     
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    Relax. Read some American history. I think you will see that this is not the worst it's ever been.
     
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  11. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    I do as well. It's the same condescending drivel one heard just prior to election day some four years ago, i.e., prior to some 354K COVID-19 deaths. So, yes, life may well be significantly different.
     
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  12. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
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    Never in "history" have the stakes been higher or our situation so fragile and perilous. Please, try to think about the world you'll be leaving behind for future generations to deal with.
     
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  13. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I say the cold war near misses with all out nuclear
    war with the USSR were more perilous. Several
    times, it nearly happened.
    I don't think this should make you feel better.
    But it should put things in perspective.
     
  14. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
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    Okay, instead of "never" I could have said "rarely" ;)
     
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    That is partisan rhetoric, uninformed by history.
     
  16. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    It's too often for me to see it as rare.
    Occasional is more accurate...& worse.
    So I'd like to see our government try
    harder to pursue peace.
     
  17. Wandering Monk

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    American Civil War
    Domestic terrorism in the 60's (eg. Weather Underground, Black Panthers, KKK... and so on, ad nauseam)
    Assassination of political leaders (JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King...)
     
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  18. HonestJoe

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    Then how did you type this post!?! o_O
     
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  19. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    And by implication, you can do better? Excellent! I look forward to your balanced, carefully weighed and fact-based, non-partisan evaluation! How refreshing!
     
  20. Sunstone

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    Superb start! List your topics -- a classic beginning. And now your non-partisan evaluation of each topic!
     
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