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4 hours ago, Lord Liaden said:

I would say it's already that way, and has been for a long time. It's just getting more egregious.

 

With systemic bias against the poor, many of them will never have access to the means to advance their position within society, effectively creating a permanent underclass.

 

Capitalism desires...and dare I say...requires...a permanent underclass.

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GOP candidate Anna Paulina Luna filed a restraining order last week against fellow Republican William Braddock, who is also planning to run for Congress in her district.

"I received information yesterday (at midnight) regarding a plan (with a timeline) to murder me made by William Braddock in an effort to prevent me from winning the election for FL-13," wrote Luna in a petition for injunction, which also claims that Braddock is conspiring with "political opponents" Matt Tito and Amanda Makki to "take her out."

 

https://www.rawstory.com/anna-paulina/

 

Trumpists: the comedy gift which keeps on giving.

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I'm inclined to believe Braddock's denial, as the accusation is s totally, absurdly over the top.

If the 3 other Republicans are going to work together to ensure she loses...well, I can buy that.  Already lost in the general election and the boat anchor of a Gaetz endorsement doesn't bode well for the 2022 election.  And she supports banning all lobbyists, which will sit REAL well with the Republican caucus.

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If that recording is legit...........................................................

 

Wow.  OK, well, IF it's legit, I sit corrected.  If ANY of it is legit...well, OK, I stopped listening after 2 minutes, but by that point he's *repeated* his threats.  And his tone is such that hey, he's got no plans to stop there.  If you listened, feel free to chime in, but from those first two minutes, my take is, the speaker didn't think Trump went NEARLY far enough.

 

I'm glad I haven't gotten lunch yet, cuz I'm not sure I'd have kept it down.....

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Ah, the clown car that is modern American politics, with a candidate bragging about getting so much money from the Russians (with a B!) and other foreign sources that it will be difficult to launder into into his campaign (and more than he needs - that's how serious these backers are!) - all in the name if keeping Anerica from turning into a 'Communist-Socialist Sh*thole', even if it comes to using former communist-socialist military personnel to perform a hit.

 

I'm leaning towards legitimate, because even the most out there comedians/writers don't think something this batsh*t would actually be believable.

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Lectryk said:

Ah, the clown car that is modern American politics, with a candidate bragging about getting so much money from the Russians (with a B!) and other foreign sources that it will be difficult to launder into into his campaign (and more than he needs - that's how serious these backers are!) 

 

 

 

For comparison purposes:

https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/most-expensive-races

 

it's twice as much as the most expensive Senate race in 2020, and well over 10x the most expensive House race.

 

I have no intention of double checking but yeah, when half a billion was mentioned, I was like...yeah right...and assumed it was going to be sunk into multiple campaigns.

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For those living in the US and who qualify for the Child Tax Credit, the rules on that have changed with the COVID relief bill and you'll get a monthly check instead of a lump sum payment when you file your taxes next year.

 

If you didn't file taxes last year or have had a baby this year and want your payments to start now instead of after paying your taxes next year, you can sign up now at this website:

 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/

 

The first checks will be going out in July, if I understand correctly.

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20 hours ago, Lord Liaden said:

I lost sight of the border of what's believable in American politics today at, "Jewish space lasers."

All the way back in the 1970s, Harlan Ellison observed that, "Reality and fantasy have traded places."

 

Though I now think that a large portion of humanity has always  lived in mental fantasy worlds with only the most glancing contact with reality. The difference is that now, all the different, clashing fantasy worlds are more visible.

 

I can only hope that I am living in reality. Logically, though, I must consider the possibility that I too am deluded. Or, you know, I'd see the fnords.

 

Dean Shomshak

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2 hours ago, DShomshak said:

I can only hope that I am living in reality. Logically, though, I must consider the possibility that I too am deluded. Or, you know, I'd see the fnords.

 

 

News coverage and politicians is core to blame for that.  At least to me.

 

 

 

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Biden's greatest champion passed away today on the actual grounds of the White House.

 

They're saying it's from natural causes but it doesn't appear there will be an autopsy and perhaps not even a doctor's report.

 

Biden released a very classy and moving statement.

 

I've seen some Trumpists high-fiving the passing on social media.

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5 minutes ago, archer said:

Biden's greatest champion passed away today on the actual grounds of the White House.

 

They're saying it's from natural causes but it doesn't appear there will be an autopsy and perhaps not even a doctor's report.

 

Biden released a very classy and moving statement.

 

I've seen some Trumpists high-fiving the passing on social media.

Champ was over 13 years old - that’s a long life for a GSD. It’s rare that there’s an autopsy when a dog that old passes, unless there was some cause for concern or other mystery to the passing beyond simply being time.

 

Run free, Champ.

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