Thursday, September 30, 2021

Long Live THE LIE


 
"We are already in a constitutional crisis. The destruction of democracy might not come until November 2024, but critical steps in that direction are happening now. In a little more than a year, it may become impossible to pass legislation to protect the electoral process in 2024. Now it is impossible only because anti-Trump Republicans, and even some Democrats, refuse to tinker with the filibuster. It is impossible because, despite all that has happened, some people still wish to be good Republicans even as they oppose Trump. These decisions will not wear well as the nation tumbles into full-blown crisis".

Robert Kagan
The Washington Post

Incredibly, after four years of the most corrupt, incompetent and dangerous administration in history, Donald Trump is still the front runner to receive the GOP nomination three years from now. In order to make sure he is elected again (which means he would become the first president since Grover Cleveland to serve two non-consecutive terms) Republican governors and politicians in red states all across the country are working overtime to ensure that people with dark skin are not allowed to cast their precious ballots. 

Jim Crow has definitely risen from the dead. When the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in recent years, the bastards knew exactly what they were doing. Their rationale was that the South has changed. Obviously they haven't.

Are these contemptible white politicians unhinged enough to seriously believe that our black brothers and sisters will be passive enough to shuffle back to the ol' plantation singing All God's Chillin Got Wings? Are they that deluded? Here's the good news (or the bad news depending on which side you're on): The're not going backwards - they are only determined to move forward. As the late Dick Gregory once said" "Repression is more detrimental to the repressor than it is to the repressed". In other words, history is crystal clear on this unmovable fact: Revolutions are unstoppable. One might as well try to keep the sun from rising in the eastern sky tomorrow morning. Good luck with that.

If the extreme right wing of this country is foolish enough to believe that it will be a mere cake walk in order to turn the clock back on nearly seventy years of civil rights progress, they will be in for a rude awakening when the bazillion dollar shit-hammer comes crashing down on them with a vengeance too terrible to adequately contemplate. As Lenny Bruce once observed, "There's gonna be a lot of dues, Jim!" A lot of dues indeed. Unless certain people wake up, there will be a shit storm to contend with. Let's just hope and pray that it is non-violent on our part.

Paging Doctor King. Paging Doctor King.

No doubt about it, the next four years are going to be the ride of our lifetimes as citizens of the United States of America. I promise you that it won't be boring - not at all, baby!

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

SUGGESTED VIEWING:

The most important address to a joint session of Congress in the twentieth century was made by Lyndon Baines Johnson on March 15, 1965, when he announced his proposed Voting Rights Act. Here is a link to watch it on YouTube:


While Johnson was giving this speech, Martin Luther King was watching it on television in his home with his wife, Coretta, and a handful of friends. When the president quoted "We Shall Overcome", everyone in the room wept tears of joy. Three months later, The Voting Rights Act of 1965 became the law of the land.

Lyndon has Vietnam tarnishing his legacy. Had it not been for that war, I believe we would be remembering him today as the greatest president in American history. 

SUGGESTED READING:

LBJ: The Man We Hate to Love
from THE RANT,  May 9, 2012 


He was one of our most interesting and complex presidents.

81 Comments:

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

The only crisis is if the people continue to vote for demagogues like Trump. If the people reject such scum then the problem disappears within a vote cycle.

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I always found it to be the ultimate irony. The people that CLAIM that the 2nd amendment was written so we can "defend ourselves from a tyrannical government" SUPPORTED that government when it arrived.

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

It's not just Trump and the Big Lie. It's the decades long coup by the Right to overthrow our democracy completely.

New polling from Navigator Research shows high support for the Build Back Better Act with support from:

66 percent of Americans
61 percent of Independents
39 percent of Republicans

But it won't happen because of the filibuster's chokehold on our so-called democratic republic.

And then there's gerrymandering in the extreme by the Right.

From Tom Sullivan
https://digbysblog.net/2021/10/01/rules-change-rules-should/

“The World Population Review offers a list of states in which gerrymandering results in the House, too, being less representative than democracy demands. I mentioned North Carolina’s statewide vote split nearly evenly between Democrats and Republicans, yet how districts are drawn means the GOP controls 8 of 13 House seats. In Texas in 2020, Democrats received 45% of the statewide vote yet hold only 36% of the state’s 35 House seats. In Ohio, Democrats received 43% of the statewide vote, but hold only 25% of its 16 House seats. In Kentucky, Democrats won 34% of the statewide vote, but occupy only one of the state’s 6 seats (17%).”

The facts tell us who really are the truly marginalized Americans in our so-called representative democratic republic.

They are not conservatives. And they are not the minority.

The majority of Americans voted for the Democrat in 7 of the last 8 presidential elections.
Through wild and convoluted gerrymandering, Republicans have been in the majority in the House of Representatives for four of the past six congresses, despite the fact Democrats have won more total votes in four of the six past midterm elections.

50 Democratic Senators represent 40 million more Americans than the 50 Republican Senators.
The Electoral College has a built in bias for mostly white conservative rural states.

These facts tell us who actually are the marginalized victims of disproportionate, unfair and reduced representation in our government.

Blacks, other minorities, women, and Democrats.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

If you feel the laws need changing, change them. A Constitutional amendment is a little harder to change than a legislative law. We have lived with the Electoral College for over 200 years. Maybe it's not the laws that need changing.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

The EC was designed to help the SLAVE states. There is no reason why empty space should have the same voice as actual people.

Had the GOP lost two Presidential elections in which they won the popular vote, the EC would already be gone.

 
At 7:47 PM, Blogger Darrell Michaels said...

"I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” (about the Great Society plan)~ LBJ

Really, Tom? The greatest president? He was a horrific racist and nasty human. There is someone the left should be tearing down statues thereof!

Along with you being excited about Kamala being Biden's VP though sure gives some insight into how far down the leftist rabbit hole you are, sir.

And not that anyone here cares, but the electoral college was established so that the large states like Virginia would not be able to bully the smaller states in the union. 9 of 13 states were required to ratify the Constitution of the United States for it to become law, including the electoral college. If the Constitution was so "pro-slavery" with the E.C. and such, it is interesting to note that the slave states of Virginia and North Carolina did not ratify it until AFTER nine other states already had done so thus making it law. James Madison originally suggested proportional representation based on population for both chambers of the legislature, but small states like the "free" state of Delaware were against that. This is where the idea of the electoral college came from as a compromise. It was not a bone to throw to slavers, as the leftist rhetoric has been taught.

I now return you to your previously programmed leftist hate-fest.

 
At 8:14 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Darrel, I have spoken to many Black people over the years. EVERY one has no issue with LBJ's terminology, since he signed the Civil Rights act. One, a close friend of mine says "he can call me a Cocker Spaniel if he wants to, he did more for my people with the stroke of a pen than any man since Lincoln".


The EC was established because SLAVE states didn't have a large WHITE population. Again, WHY SHOULD EMPTY SPACE HAVE MORE OF A VOICE THAN ACTUAL PEOPLE?

It's FACT, not "leftist rhetoric"

But thanks for admitting your obvious bias. Like I said, let a GOP candidate "lose" the way Gore and Hillary did, and the EC wouldn't last a year.

Hillary C got Three MILLION more votes than Trump, but by disenfranchising voters in three key states, the GOP managed to sneak Trump through the EC.

The PEOPLE were denied our choice.

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Oh and Darrell, you cannot be CHristian and conservative at the same time, and right now you can't be conservative and American at the same time since your party supports a treasonous con artist who supported VLad Putin over the USA.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Darrell,

Welcome to Mofart's play house where acting like a 3rd grader is considered a promotion.

You can't have an IQ over 85 and be a liberal. See Mofartly for an example.

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger JustMusing said...

A 2020 Gallup poll indicates 61% of voters want a direct national election process. I'd bet that number is up after the 2016 election fiasco and all the shenanigans going on in swing states to keep the conservative minority in power. It ends up disenfranchising the majority voters in those swing states not to mention millions of votes that sided with the majority in the rest of the nation.

The EC has been end run, rendered moot, subverted, and needs to be abolished before Democracy is completely hijacked by fascist terrorists.

The size of the chip on Darrell's shoulder must be painful.

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Darrell,

Have you ever met a disenfranchised voter, or for that matter anyone who has had their civil rights infringed on or denied? I haven't and I've asked posters here, including Tom, if they had and to date non have. But then I'm still trying to figure out how voter
integrity laws are racist when they apply to all races.

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger JustMusing said...

Most so called voter "integrity" laws are pigs in lipstick.

Here are eleven:

https://www.carnegie.org/topics/topic-articles/voting-rights/11-barriers-voting/

And a little history on the side:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disfranchisement#Recent

Some folks need to get out more and maybe should have paid attention in school, oh - right...

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

How are voter integrity laws racist if they apply to all races?

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Darrell,

What amazes me is the Dems control all of Congress and the White House and instead of bragging about their total control of the Federal Govt, they whine about not getting anything done. Even more interesting is they blame the GOP for not giving them the votes they can't find within their own party. Wanting to change the rules, claiming the current rules, which they use when not in power, is racist.

Interesting isn't it that they are more concerned about a man who is NOT in power, instead of praising the man who is... And as history continues to shown when they can't win they play the race card, even though none of them admits to having met a disenfranchised voter, or someone who was suppressed from voting or for that matter anyone who has had their civil rights infringed on or denied.



 
At 6:28 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil has arrived to defend the insurrectionists and the CON ARTIST who brought us the BIG LIE.

I have never met an astronaut either but I know they exist.

As history continues to show, he DENIES that trump committed TREASON while WHINING about the man trying to clean up the mess that was made over 4 years of ineptitude and corruption.

And the laws are not about voter "integrity" they are about voter SUPPRESSION.

No one has ever seen a "fake ballot" either but cons claim President Biden won because of them. Those Voter SUPPRESSION laws effect poor minorities more than well top do WHITE people. That has already been confirmed without doubt. There is no evidence whatsoever of "voter fraud" on any scale that could effect even a local election. What the GOP engages in is ELECTION fraud, with Gerrymandering, disenfranchising voters, and passing "laws" that make it harder for people to vote, when we should be making it easier.

WHY ARE CONSERVATIVES SO AFRAID TO LET THE PEOPLE VOTE?


All Sybil has are infantile attempts at insult. He can't even pick a name here.

He has yet to deny that he supports the TREASONOUS ex POTUS and those people that tried to violently overthrow the LEGALLY ELECTED government.

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then--Jeff Flake is a Patriot, standing up against his own party.

Now: Manchin and Sinema are 'Benedict Arnolds,' standing against their own party.

A tracking poll from YouGov says 46% of Americans say Biden is dishonest versus just 41% who say he is honest.

An Axios/Ipsos survey released Tuesday reported that “45% ... say they trust Biden a great deal or a fair amount to provide them with accurate information about the virus and pandemic, while 53% said they have little or no trust in him.”

Biden's approval rating among Texas Hispanics is at 36% in the latest Quinnipiac poll, with a 26% approval on his handling of the border

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil doesn;t understand that it's the POLICIES one stands against. Manchin and Sinema are against HELPING AMERICANS

Flake was against Treason. He thought Trump should have been impeached, yet voted not to convict because he's a coward.

Hispanics are mad that Biden isn;t doing more FOR immigrants.

Again, Sybil doesn't post his SOURCE because he doesn't want us seeing the ENTIRE story.

Post a link to the polls Sybil.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger JustMusing said...

Ohio Working Hard at Partisan Gerrymandering:

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/ohios-new-voting-maps-violate-its-own-constitution

Race based voter suppression:

https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/new-voter-suppression

Unfortunately not very hard to find out what's happening on these racist fronts.

The only thing left in the GQP bag of tricks is denial, deflection, and disinformation.

Hispanics are pissed at politicians in general and rightly so:

"Beyond party lines, current Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) also had a poor approval rating among Hispanics (37 percent) versus a 52 percent disapproval rating. That may or may not stem from the fact that a majority of Hispanics (57 percent) in the state strongly supported mask mandates in K-12 schools versus just 12 percent opposed."

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/09/19/texas-poll-joe-biden-approval-rating-tanks-hispanics/

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Darrell Michaels said...

Mozart, I find it fascinating that a devout racist like LBJ is acceptable to Americans of color because he signed the "civil rights act". Can you explain to me how a real racist like LBJ that begrudgingly did some good things purely for political reasons is good, but Trump who helped reduce minority unemployment to record levels, increased black home ownership to record levels, and increased funding for traditionally black colleges is NOT acceptable to the left? Let me give you the correct answer on both. It is all about leftist politics, sir.

Next, I appreciate your pointing out that I cannot be a Christian conservative American. For the record, I did not vote for Trump the first time. I did vote for him last time because the leftist corrupt head of the Biden crime family was far more egregious of a threat than Trump ever could be. These last nine months have demonstrably proven this.

What one cannot be is a leftist Christian pro-abortion American these days. First off, most leftists (not to be confused with liberals/Democrats) don't believe in God or anything greater than themselves or the power of the nanny state. Second, most leftists think that America is a systemically racist, sexist, homophobic nation from its founding to its present day and thus hate America accordingly. Lastly, the pro-abortion left is absolutely in conflict with orthodox Christianity. Even Pelosi's own bishop stated regarding her latest evil abortion bill, "[It] is surely the type of legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”

JustMusing, if there are enough indoctrinated and ignorant people voting to change the constitution so that we can have direct presidential elections, then I guess that will be the case. The very reason we don't have a pure Democracy is because the founders knew the dangers of a mob-rules democracy and thus wanted a representative republic accordingly. Having a majority opinion on subject does not make something true or right. If the left is to be believed, a majority of people voted for a corrupt, senile, foreign-powers beholden career politician to the oval office. Look at the damage that "correct" decision has already cost this nation in nine months with inflation, soaring fuel prices, Covid escalation, erosion of freedoms, unchecked borders, international scorn, and the blood of 13 Americans and scores more of those left behind in Afghanistan on the hands of this "president".

Lastly, I am for every ELIGIBLE and LEGAL American being provided the opportunity to vote. Voter ID is not voter suppression. It is simply a trope and leftist talking point used to further inflame the ignorant among them. If cases of true voter suppression are found, they should indeed be brought to light and removed. Dilution of actual voters' wills is something more to be afraid of, as evidenced by the Arizona audit.

Volume III of the Maricopa, AZ audit lists some disturbing findings. That includes 23,344 “mail-in ballots voted from a prior address”; 9,041 “more ballots returned by voter than received”; 5,295 “voters that potentially voted in multiple counties”; 2,592 “more duplicates than original ballots”; and 2,382 “in-person voters who had moved out of Maricopa County.”

This is the actual voter fraud that occurs, Mr. Mozart. But don't look behind the curtain as long as your corrupt and senile candidate wins.

JTF, keep fighting the good fight with joy in your heart, my friend!

 
At 1:54 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


1)
This is NOT what the founders wanted:

Wyoming has one electoral vote per 195,000 people.

California has one electoral vote per 712,000 people. Put another way, the least populous state in America has 3.5x more representation than one of the most populous states.

The willfully ignorant radical Right will ignore this history:

~~~
https://www.history.com/news/electoral-college-founding-fathers-constitutional-convention

Why Was the Electoral College Created?

The Founding Fathers had to compromise when it came to devising a system to elect the president.


Five times in history, presidential candidates have won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College. This has led some to question why Americans use this system to elect their presidents in the first place.

Among the many thorny questions debated by the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, one of the hardest to resolve was how to elect the president. The Founding Fathers debated for months, with some arguing that Congress should pick the president and others insistent on a democratic popular vote.

Their compromise is known as the Electoral College.

What Is the Electoral College?

The system calls for the creation, every four years, of a temporary group of electors equal to the total number of representatives in Congress. Technically, it is these electors, and not the American people, who vote for the president. In modern elections, the first candidate to get 270 of the 538 total electoral votes wins the White House.

The Electoral College was never intended to be the “perfect” system for picking the president, says George Edwards III, emeritus political science professor at Texas A&M University.

“It wasn’t like the Founders said, ‘Hey, what a great idea! This is the preferred way to select the chief executive, period,’” says Edwards. “They were tired, impatient, frustrated. They cobbled together this plan because they couldn’t agree on anything else.”

Electoral College: A System Born of Compromise

At the time of the Philadelphia convention, no other country in the world directly elected its chief executive, so the delegates were wading into uncharted territory. Further complicating the task was a deep-rooted distrust of executive power. After all, the fledgling nation had just fought its way out from under a tyrannical king and overreaching colonial governors. They didn’t want another despot on their hands.

One group of delegates felt strongly that Congress shouldn’t have anything to do with picking the president. Too much opportunity for chummy corruption between the executive and legislative branches.

Another camp was dead set against letting the people elect the president by a straight popular vote. First, they thought 18th-century voters lacked the resources to be fully informed about the candidates, especially in rural outposts. Second, they feared a headstrong “democratic mob” steering the country astray. And third, a populist president appealing directly to the people could command dangerous amounts of power.

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

2)
Out of those drawn-out debates came a compromise based on the idea of electoral intermediaries. These intermediaries wouldn’t be picked by Congress or elected by the people. Instead, the states would each appoint independent “electors” who would cast the actual ballots for the presidency.

Slavery and the Three-Fifths Compromise

But determining exactly how many electors to assign to each state was another sticking point. Here the divide was between slave-owning and non-slave-owning states. It was the same issue that plagued the distribution of seats in the House of Representatives: should or shouldn’t the Founders include slaves in counting a state’s population?

In 1787, roughly 40 percent of people living in the Southern states were enslaved Black people, who couldn’t vote. James Madison from Virginia—where enslaved people accounted for 60 percent of the population—knew that either a direct presidential election, or one with electors divvied up according to free white residents only, wouldn’t fly in the South.

“The right of suffrage was much more diffusive [i.e., extensive] in the Northern than the Southern States,” said Madison, “and the latter could have no influence in the election on the score of Negroes.”

The result was the controversial “three-fifths compromise,” in which enslaved Black people would be counted as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of allocating representatives and electors and calculating federal taxes. The compromise ensured that Southern states would ratify the Constitution and gave Virginia, home to more than 200,000 slaves, a quarter (12) of the total electoral votes required to win the presidency (46).

Not only was the creation of the Electoral College in part a political workaround for the persistence of slavery in the United States, but almost none of the Founding Fathers’ assumptions about the electoral system proved true.
~~~~

 
At 4:14 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"JTF, keep fighting the good fight with joy in your heart, my friend!"

Darrell loves his bigoted friend, and he condones what he said about me at his blog:

“DAVE,
Don’t want to be called a commie, then don’t act like one.
Commie racist Dave, very upset. Totally irrelevant response from him to follow.
Has Dave ever told us where he disagrees with communism?
Didn’t think so.”


The patented Radical Right Commie Card. This is how fascists demonize dissent.

Darrell wants us to believe his highly partisan "stolen election" cult's "Arizona audit" was impartial and correct.

(Biden still won.)

Arizona ‘audit’: A multitude of unsubstantiated claims and no proof of fraud

https://www.azmirror.com/2021/09/24/arizona-audit-a-multitude-of-unsubstantiated-claims-and-no-proof-of-fraud/


Arizona ‘audit’ finds Biden won (by more votes) and no evidence of fraud

https://www.azmirror.com/2021/09/23/arizona-audit-finds-biden-won-by-more-votes-and-no-evidence-of-fraud/

The audit reports also showed no evidence of fraud or malfeasance that might have changed the election outcome in Arizona.

The reports make a number of claims about ballots that might be problematic for different reasons. But it leaves the issues open-ended and makes no conclusive statements. The findings suggest that the audit team did not investigate those claims more deeply to determine their validity before compiling the reports.

For example, one section claimed that the review found 10,342 “potential voters” who had voted in multiple counties in Arizona, based on voters with identical first and last names, middle initials and birth years. The report said it’s possible for multiple people to share those details, but that the list “should be fully reviewed.”

The report does not state why the audit team did not conduct such a review.

State law permits voters to request that their early ballots be sent to a temporary address.

The draft report also claims that 23,344 early ballots were cast by people who shouldn’t have received them because they moved — a conclusion reached by comparing the names of voters who cast ballots with information from a third-party data vendor. Another section claims 9,041 people returned more ballots than they’d received, though the report acknowledges that there could be legitimate explanations for why the records said that.

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Women in Texas will be mandated by government to bear the offspring of their rapist.

That doesn't sound Christian.

A Texas OB-GYN recently had to tell a woman that her fetus had anencephaly — a condition where the baby doesn't have a brain. It's always fatal, and patients are typically given the option to terminate.

Except now the state's law prohibits it.

That also doesn't sound Christian.

When did Jesus say, "Thou shalt bear the offspring your rapist"?

When did Jesus say, "Thou shalt carry to term and bear a brainless fetus"?

Nope. Never.

Cons don't give a damn about the woman or her suffering.

And that sure as hell ain't Christian either.

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Who here is "morally and intellectually disingenuous"?

Bigots who say there is no systemic racism in the US disagree with the vast majority of people of color. The same bigots demonize all academic study and teaching of the history and effects of slavery and racism as "Marxist" and want to BAN it.

"The idea that an institution that existed for 250 years and has only not existed for a little over 150 years. An institution in which there are people who are alive today who were loved, raised by, and in community with people born into chattel slavery. The idea that that would have nothing to do with what the contemporary landscape of inequality looks like today is morally and intellectually disingenuous."
- Clint Smith, author of "How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America."

The myths about slavery that still hold America captive

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/02/us/slavery-myths-clint-smith-blake-cec/index.html

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

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At 6:12 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


Just as LBJ was a very crass man, Darrell is a very uninformed biased man.

There is no verification he said, "I'll have those n***ers voting Democratic for 200 years." Unproven.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lbj-voting-democratic/

Other words from LBJ:

Five days after JFK was murdered he said, "No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor President Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long,"

“Their cause must be our cause too, Because it is not just Negroes, but really it is all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice. And we shall overcome.”

Of course, actions speak louder than words. LBJ promoted and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In fact, he suggested the opposite of, "I'll have those n***ers voting Democratic for 200 years."

“I think we just delivered the South to the Republican party for a long time to come.” Why? Because the racist Southern whites hated him for that and became Republicans. They still are.

“You’re either the party of Lincoln or you ain’t…. By God, put up or shut up!” - LBJ

Times have changed.

Now the Party of Birther Trump is doing its best to make voting more difficult for Blacks.

 
At 5:52 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Darrell, what one THINKS and what one DOES are two different things. LBJ can THINK what he wants and use any WORDS he wants but his ACTIONS did more for Black people than anyone since Lincoln.

Words and thoughts harm no one. ACTIONS are what's important. Look at trump. He TALKS a good game, but DOES the opposite of what he promises, if he does anything at all. He TALKS about "making America great" while doing everything to harm the nation even going as far as taking Putin's side over that of the USA on more than one occasion.

There were many food stores and restaurants that provided free food after the recent hurricanes in the south. Here in Iowa we had a "derecho" last year that damaged homes and killed the power for over a week. convenience stores were giving away all the ice (one bag per customer) that was in the outside freezers.

I saw lots of people on social media claiming "they are only doing this for promotion of their business and to get rid of food that will rot with no refrigeration"

Assuming that this was 100% true, do you think the people who got the food and ice (It was 90 degrees outside) cared WHY they were giving it away?

Many claimed President Biden was only giving checks out during covid to help Dems get elected. I don;t think the people who were able to pay bills and feed their families cared about the motives.

Republicans TALK big and provide NOTHING. They claim to "praise Jesus" yet live their lives and support politicians in a way that is diametrically opposed to the teachings of their mythical savior. They use words like "freedom", "liberty" "honor" while denying people those very rights.

So get off your high horse. You sound like Sybil with a little more education.


BTW, Trump didn;t do a damned thing for "minority employment". he simply took credit for the growing economy President Obama left him.

He then exploded the debt through tax cuts for billionaires, HUGE increases in military spending, and pushed for the gutting of voting rights for minorities.

And why is it that anyone NOT following the fascist agenda of the GOP is "indoctrinated"?

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

And why is it that anyone NOT following the fascist agenda of the GOP is "indoctrinated"

Answer: Projection.

Also a fundamental misunderstanding of what is indoctrination.

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

TB3,
I had an Uncle way back in the 80's who said "If you want to know what the Republicans are up to, look at what they accuse others of doing."

They have made projection their one and only political tool.

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

And STILL, no denial From Sybil about how he supports the Jan 6 coup attempt and the instigator...

And no admission that he's been vaccinated. But we do have his Daddy "Darrell" commenting now.


Go figure.

 
At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'White Supremacist' Who Scrawled Racist Graffiti on Walls in Missouri High Schools Turns Out to Be Black Student

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil finding any way possible to DEFLECT from the actual subject...

No denial From Sybil about how he supports the Jan 6 coup attempt and the instigator...

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

You are wrong, Mozart. Clearly projection isn't their only tool. There is, of course, deflection. It's their little blue pill. It's the only way they think their "point" can stand.

 
At 4:10 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

It's amazing Darrell holds the founders in such high regard, but find LBJ nothing but a racist. After all LBJ did not own slaves as our founders did. Both had one thing in common, they were smart enough to see beyond their own biases. The founders wrote all men should be free, but, of course, in their time all men were not free, but the founders were smart enough to know all men should be free. Just as LBJ knew blacks needed legal protection, having grown up in a bigoted Texas.
It seems the only government acceptable to Darrell is a theocracy based on his religious beliefs and anyone believing anything else is an immoral criminal. So I thank God we have a Constitution that protects us from such demagogues.
It's easy to see how low intellectuals get the way Darrell is, they have been believing Republican lies for 40 years. He has no respect for individual beliefs protected by the Constitution, he thinks he is correct in everything and everyone must believe what he believes. He is a sad person obviously not educated to different beliefs from different people. Certainly not accepting of negotiation, or compromise just like his fellow Republicans.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

"It seems the only government acceptable to Darrell is a theocracy based on his religious beliefs and anyone believing anything else is an immoral criminal"

Except he is a self admitted convert to his religion. So that wouldn't work, cause who knows what religion he'll be tomorrow?

Also there isn't even concensus within his own religion regarding secular policy. There would be even more cleanses and purges amongst sects.

And the one thing he or they won't realize after they get their way? Is that religious and secular don't mix and that our founders wanted religion out of government for a reason. But rather than admit they are wrong or in error, it's best we either rewrite history, recast our founders or just, I don't know, stray further from the teachings of Christ. I know. Maybe they could look to the Taliban for how to use their holy book and drag their religion through the mud to justify oppression and inhumanity.

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

TB3. I stand corrected Sir!

Interesting that Darrell "converted" to the Church that still defends pedophiles.

And STILL, no denial From Sybil about how he supports the Jan 6 coup attempt and the instigator...

And no admission that he's been vaccinated, while he WHINES about "illegals".

 
At 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BIG LIE, Trump colluded with the Russians in 2016 to win . How's that for staying on topic?

 
At 3:45 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

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At 3:48 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Is Sybil still WHINING about trump getting caught working for Putin?

Trump owes $400,000,000 to Russian banks.

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/332270-eric-trump-in-2014-we-dont-rely-on-american-banks-we-have-all-the-funding-we


Resulting in his loyalty going to Putin


https://www.npr.org/2018/07/17/629601233/trumps-helsinki-bow-to-putin-leaves-world-wondering-whats-up

 
At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

F Joe Biden” chants break out during NASCAR interview.

https://twitter.com/TrumpJew2/status/1444457523902390273

The BIG LIE, There is no crisis on our southern border.

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

Keepin' it classy.

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


Vern shows he supports the Big Lie by his deflections and projections. No wonder the cult deflects from Trump's Big Lie about a stolen election. No wonder they deflect from the fact Trump praised a violent mob after they attempted to overturn the election.

So Vern wants to bring up Russia?

"Russia, if you're listening..."

The 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Kremlin agents. They shared poll data with them. They met in Trump Tower with them for dirt on Hillary.

Trump's offspring admitted they got $ millions from Russia.

Also a fact: Russia waged a cyber attack on our elections. It's all in Mueller's investigation. And he specifically said it does NOT exonerate Trump from obstruction of justice.

No matter how many times Trump says otherwise, it happened. History has recorded that it happened and will continue to record that it happened. Any claim that it didn’t happen is a far-right, cult fantasy.

 
At 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BIG lie; racism is alive and well in the South...

A Black Georgia Neighborhood Was Terrorized By Notes From The Ku Klux Klan. It Turns Out A Black Woman Sent Them

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

What a racist would say:
"The BIG lie; racism is alive and well in the South..."


New polling from Navigator Research shows high support for the Build Back Better Act with support from:
66 percent of Americans
61 percent of Independents
39 percent of Republicans

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BIG lie: Shocker: Biden and Democrats Are Breaking Their Promise to Historically Black Colleges...In the original iteration of the “Build Back Better” agenda, Biden proposed $55 billion in funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBUCs). However, when the proposed legislation went to Congress for reconciliation, it cut the number to $30.5 billion, according to BNC News.

 
At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

‘Don’t Allow Them to Enslave Us’: Black Americans Protest Against Vaccine Mandates in NYC...According to recent NYC.gov data, blacks are the least vaccinated ethnic group, with 40 percent of them considered fully vaccinated.

It was hosted and organized by Angela Stanton King, founder of the American King Foundation, and Kevin Jenkins, CEO of Urban Global Health Alliance.

“Black Americans all across America are waking up! They realize modern-day slavery is upon them again,” Jenkins told The Epoch Times.

“In black communities, they are starting to have serious dialogue and are strategizing on how to fight back! They are saying no to the vaccine/slave passport and no to segregation. We have a long, dark history with bigotry and exploitation, and we are asking the world to stand with us! It’s time to fight back!”

 
At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the Russia hoax's 'big fish' finally in John Durham's crosshairs?

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/10/are_the_russia_hoaxs_big_fish_finally_in_john_durhams_crosshairs.html

 
At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Virtually every liberal or leftist viewpoint, from no need for voter ID, to the porous southern border, to Critical Race theory, to restrictions on the First Amendment is harmful to society. Their prolonged and questionable badgering related to COVID-19, and their willingness to overlook street violence, further exacerbates the perception that the Left loves the idea of total authority and of imposing its will on all of us, forevermore.

Is it okay to teach children that there are more than 50 genders? Do you believe as leftists do, for example, that children may choose their gender? Do you think that cross-dressers should be reading to children at story hour? Should mathematics, the sciences, and other core academic disciplines be taught to accommodate ‘politically diverse’ points of view? Should entire college curricula be redesigned because most of the great works of literature throughout history have been written by white males?

Is the Marxist ideology of BLM acceptable to you? Are the goals and violent tactics of BLM and Antifa acceptable to you? If they’re proud of what they stand for, and forthright in their actions, why do Antifa members wear ski masks? Appearing in selected cities in time to cause trouble, how many of them actually hold jobs? How many pay for their transportation and housing costs?

 
At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crowds in New York City today and at NASCAR this weekend all have one thing in common. They are all yelling “F— Joe Biden!”

“F— Joe Biden and [Mayor] de Blasio!” chants the crowd outside the Department of Education in New York City.

Video by @BGOnTheScene: pic.twitter.com/dLDx2TgkeU

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Last I checked BLM, Antifa, and the medical and education professions DID NOT STORM THE CAPITOL to overturn an election.

Also last I checked the left didn't BAN CRT AND FREE SPEECH in higher education.

Last I checked the left didn't force women to bear the child of a rapist, or of creepy Uncle Vern, or forced them to carry to term a brain dead fetus.

Is fascist ideology acceptable to you?

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

How is BLM "Marxist"? When did they ever attack the capital in an attempt to overthrow the government?

How much time does Sybil spend thinking about how other people choose to have sex?

When has he seen a "cross dresser" read to children"?

Has he ever KNOWN a child who is forced to live as a gender he isn;t comfortable with? How many suicides is too many?


Gotta love the source though. LOL

"Overall, we rate the American Thinker, Questionable based on extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories/pseudoscience, use of poor sources, and several failed fact checks."


https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/american-thinker/

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

"Crowds in New York City today and at NASCAR this weekend all have one thing in common. They are all yelling “F— Joe Biden!” "

Now we know who Sybil is PLAGIARIZING...


https://therightscoop.com/crowds-in-new-york-city-and-at-nascar-are-all-yelling-f-joe-biden/

Another "reliable" source. LOL

"Overall, we rate The Right Scoop Right biased and Questionable based on the promotion of propaganda and conspiracies and the use of poor sourcing techniques, and numerous failed fact checks."

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-right-scoop/


How do I suss out his sources when he works so hard to hide them?

GOOGLE.


 
At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Biden plan is 'zero' cost, why did he work in government for decades and not show us how to stay out of debt?

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today Martin Luther King’s dream has been realized. Systemic racism was outlawed almost 60 years ago by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There has never been so diverse and equal a society as America. It has elected a black American to its highest office twice. There is no other country in the world that has elected the member of a previously oppressed minority as its president.

Today the Left attacks Martin Luther King’s dream as “racist.” Today the Left has adopted the racial views of the Ku Klux Klan as its own. White people are the enemy because of their skin color. Racist leftists hate the idea of a color-blind society because then white people could not be seen as the devil incarnate. Their intersectional hierarchy of races and genders would collapse.

The Marxist trained vigilantes of Black Lives Matter are the driving force of today’s Left.

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dem Rep. Cuellar Blasts Biden: Blocks Legal Visitors, Lets In Illegal Immigrants

Former Biden Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott: At Border, We Have ‘Terrorist Threats trying to enter the USA.

Biden is just following up on Obama's promise to "fundamentally change America" and it's not for the good.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous Vern is a racist liar.

"The Marxist trained vigilantes of Black Lives Matter are the driving force of today’s Left."

The racist liar can't support this racist lie with evidence. Racists hate BLM, not for the two women who understand what Marxism really is, but because they challenge the very REAL systemic racism that is reflected by racist cops murdering unarmed Blacks and harassing them for "driving while Black". The Right's ongoing systemic racism is reflected in their targeting of Black communities with additional voter restrictions.

They hate and blame the Black president, not the white racists, for aggravating race relations. They even tried to say Obama was a Marxist Kenyan. Their racist boy Ted Nugent called him a "subhuman mongrel". Yes, he did. All that is racism to their evil core.

The left doesn't attack MLK. Never have. They Right hates him for his socialist views.

Shall I continue?

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Dave can't prove single claim he makes. He never has, he never will. He just plays the race card, it's all he's got.

Prove me wrong.

President Biden’s claim that his spending plan “costs zero dollars” gets 2 Pinocchios from The Washington Post fact checker https://t.co/x26D1Wd4Ok via @GlennKesslerWP



 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

BIden can't stop the GOP from cutting taxes for the rich and exploding the military budget, which is the cause of most of our long term debt.

Sybil can't deny that he supports the insurrectionists of Jan 6 and the lying con artist that set it all up.

Prove me wrong.


"At least eight polls have been conducted and released recently showing strong support for President Biden’s Made in America Tax Plan, which would raise about $2.5 trillion from corporations to pay for the $2.3 trillion cost of the American Jobs Plan."

https://americansfortaxfairness.org/issue/widespread-support-funding-biden-infrastructure-plan-taxes-rich-corporations/

 
At 5:50 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Oh and Sybil? TWITTER is not a source.

 
At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Black Lives Matter co-founder describes herself as ‘trained Marxist’
https://nypost.com/2020/06/25/blm-co-founder-describes-herself-as-trained-marxist/

BLM Leader Attempts to Explain Why Being a Marxist and a Millionaire Isn't Hypocritical
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/04/17/blm-leader-attempts-to-explain-why-being-a-marxist-and-a-millionaire-isnt-hypocritical-n2588042

BLM Co-Founder Admits; "We Are Trained Marxists"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7C6tNjiRKY

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is under fire for what many of her comrades see as betraying her avowedly “Marxist” values.

As far back as 2015, when she explained the ideological foundations of her movement to Jared Ball in an interview with anti-capitalist Real News Network, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has referred to herself as a “trained Marxist”.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/04/trained-marxist-and-blm-co-founder-patrisse-cullors-says-outrage-over-her-personal-wealth-is-a-tactic-of-terror/

JUST PROVED IT DAVE!!

sucks to be you.

Mofart if you pulled your head from your ass just once you would see the twitter link is to a video, hard to not see, but I guess in your dim witted world of liberalism seeing is not believing.

And Mofart, when you going to stop supporting drag queens in drag speaking to elementary school kids in school class? When are you going to stop supporting leftist following people into a restroom to video them there? When are you going to stop supporting the shooting of Congressmen on the practice ball field? When are you going to stop supporting the attacking of members of Congress while they are cutting their grass or walking with their wife to a parking garage?
When are you Mofart going to condemn the murder of JFK by a socialist communist?

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Mofart, when you going to stop supporting drag queens in drag speaking to elementary school kids in school class? When are you going to stop supporting leftist following people into a restroom to video them there? When are you going to stop supporting the shooting of Congressmen on the practice ball field? When are you going to stop supporting the attacking of members of Congress while they are cutting their grass or walking with their wife to a parking garage?
When are you Mofart going to condemn the murder of JFK by a socialist communist?

 
At 8:20 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

What are your thoughts about the president visiting?”

MICHIGAN RESIDENT: “I wish he would just stay out of this state and leave us alone.” pic.twitter.com/p7DhycHByl

Little video of crowd greeting Biden in Michigan...
https://twitter.com/CraigDMauger/status/1445438167658602501

Hundreds of protesters lining M-59 ahead of Joe Biden’s visit to Howell today.
https://twitter.com/PolarBarrett/status/1445436573156319234

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil, can you name ONE time a "Drag queen) (bigoted much?) spoke to a elementary class?

When are you going to stop supporting insurrectionists and TRAITORS to the USA?

How much of your time do you spend thinking about how other people have sex?

When are you going to stop supporting racism?

When are you going to stop supporting fascism?

Who said I support shooting congressmen?

Rand Paul and his neighbor's issues are private and I couldn't care less.

Oswald didn;t kill JFK (That would be the CIA) and he wasn't a Socialist.

When are you going to stop supporting Vlad Putin's puppet?

When are you going to tell us how you would have reacted had President Obama (Or President Biden) had said and done exactly what trump did the last SIX years?

When are you going to pick a name and stick with it?

When are you going to stick with the topic being discussed?

When are you going to admit that trump lost the popular vote TWICE and never once saw 50% approval?

When are you going to stop looking for "little videos" that don;t tell the real story?

When are you going to realize that Socialism and Communism are two different things?

When are you going to stop WHINING about the irrelevant?

When are you going to use RELIABLE sources?

When are you going to tell us if you are vaccinated or not?

Have you told trump he's no longer president?



BTW, Patrisse Cullors is no longer working for BLM, and no one that is is a "marxist"

She breathes oxygen and eats food as well...does that mean everyone that does is evil in your eyes?


 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

ONE Michigan resident that hates Biden talks and you make it seem as if the entire state loves trump.

When did BLM try to kidnap a sitting governor?

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Oh, and since you hate and fear "drag queens...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IrE6FMpai8

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Why does Mofart support having drag queens in drag teach kids? Could it be because Mofart is a closet drag queen?

When is Mofart going to stop supporting Marxist trained BLM? Is it because he is a Marxist?

Joe Biden, Standing Outside: ‘I’ll Bet Everyone In This Room’… LMAO
Is Mofart Biden's speech writer?

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Vern proved nothing but his racism:

"The Marxist trained vigilantes of Black Lives Matter are the driving force of today’s Left."


The two "Marxist trained" women do not constitute the movement. And to call those two Black women "Vigilantes" is a racist lie.

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

A correction in a story run by the Associated Press seems to reveal reveals that infamous laptop stolen from the U.S. Capitol on January 6, long rumored to belong to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was in fact a staff laptop only used for presentations.

The correction came as part of an Associated Press story regarding a New York mother and son “charged with theft in aiding the disappearance of a laptop belonging to the staff of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.” The Associated Press erroneously describes the January 6 protests as an insurrection despite no protesters being charged with that crime.

Who has been charged with "insurrection"? What are their names? When will their trial for "insurrection" start?


The two "Marxist trained" women do not constitute the movement". Let me fix that for you Dave, the two Marxist trained women who were leaders of the BLM movement.

"Vigilantes" is a racist lie". Gee Dave, what isn't racist in your world? Or is that a racist question?

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


You don't have to be charged with arson to be an arsonist.

The 1/6 insurrectionists are being coddled by conservative judges.

How are the two women "leaders" of the movement? They have no power, no legal authority over anyone, command no one, and nobody follows their orders.

Only racists would call them "vigilantes".

Another act of Republican anti-science authoritarianism

Alabama has been among the hardest hit states during the pandemic with coronavirus causing nearly 15,000 deaths.

Today, the governor of Alabama signed legislation into law that allows the state to use COVID relief funds to build new prisons.

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

"The 1/6 insurrectionists are being coddled by conservative judges."

Laughable, where do you come up with your shit?

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Biden Now Merely 2% Away From Lowest Approval Rating For A President In History Set By Jimmy Carter… his approval has sunk to just 38% in the latest Quinnipiac University Poll. A majority, 53%, disapprove.

The survey follows a similar pattern in other polls, notably Gallup, that recently had his approval at a poor 43%.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil, had it been Democratic Clinton supporters that stormed the Capital demanding that the election results be changed, how many do you think would be charged with "trespassing"?

The INSURRECTIONISTS you support, along with trump, giulani and the rest of their criminal gang should be charged with TREASON and given 25 years to life.

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil, i CHALLENGE you to post where "drag queens" (an insulting term) are teaching elementary school?

it's usually the most "anti-Gay" people tat turn out to be closeted.

Anything you want to confess there, Sybil?

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Trump STILL the only "President" to lose the popular vote TWICE, be impeached TWICE, and never once see 50% approval.

BTW, Jimmy Carter is still a better POTUS than trump ever was. He only missed the 9-11 memorial because he's 97 years old.

Trump missed it to toot his own horn at a pay per view boxing match no one cared about.

 
At 10:39 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

CNN: New Poll Numbers “Brutal” For Joe Biden:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWpwReJLAFM&t=3s

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I thought CNN was BS? I wouldn't know, I never watch...


But at least Biden won the popular vote which trump lost TWICE and has been over 50% approval which Trump never reached.

All Presidents have ups and downs. Biden will bounce. He's trying to clean up trump's messes. It's going to take time.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Inflation is at a 30-year high and is expected to continue into 2022. Moody’s Analytics blames insane government spending and supply shortages for the inflation situation.

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

"i CHALLENGE you to post where "drag queens" (an insulting term) are teaching elementary school?" Mofart

This is for Mofart...
Public Schools Bring in Drag Queens To Teach Kindergartners About Gender Ideology...https://www.westernjournal.com/public-schools-bring-in-drag-queens-to-teach-kindergartners-about-gender-ideology/

According to the Drag Queen Story Hour website (link below), the program “captures the

imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.”
https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org/#about

Mofart, still supporting Drag Queens teaching elementary school kids? Still deny it is happening? Still claim the term Drag Queen is insulting when in fact it's one used by those who are self proclaimed Drag Queens?

Just how wrong can you be? If it's Mofart, VERY WRONG!

Jerry is right.

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I still can't help wondering how much time Sybil spends thinking about how other people have sex.

Better a Gay roll model than a paranoid homophobic RACIST one.


Hmmm...what else did "Moody's Analytics" have to say?


https://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trump-economy-moodys-analysis-224535


And then...

https://apnews.com/article/consumer-spending-gross-domestic-product-economy-business-ea9f24b146848b0821b549abb6cf78c8


And yet...


 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

AP news, lol. Mofaert plays the race card, cause that's all he's got.

Mofart supports Drag Queens in drag teaching kids. Typical liberal minority position.

 
At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Let’s Go Brandon”

 

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