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46 minutes ago, W. Niederhut said:

A related film about CIA cocaine trafficking during the GHWB years is Kill the Messenger, about the late San Jose Mercury journalist Gary Webb.

Kill the Messenger (2014 film) - Wikipedia

 

W.,

I lived near the Ouachita Mountains at the time. It was common street knowledge at the time, that there were places in those mountains that you just did not go.

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1 hour ago, W. Niederhut said:

A related film about CIA cocaine trafficking during the GHWB years is Kill the Messenger, about the late San Jose Mercury journalist Gary Webb.

Kill the Messenger (2014 film) - Wikipedia

Now, back to this interesting discussion of alleged Russian hacking...

That was a  good film, and it did not get nearly enough promotion.  Because of its subject matter. Its a marvel it got made in the first place.

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Yow! Almost dead heat in Georgia! Looks like the Democrats got one Senate seat and probably both!    Warnock looks like a winner with  up by 35,000 vote lead and right now Ossoff is behind by only   1200 votes to Purdue  2,189, 000 to 2,188,000 with the remaining votes skewing to the Democrats!

They are saying that 98% of the vote is counted but that is contradicted in an interview with Lt.Governor Raffensperger, who says there are still 200,000 votes that are still to be counted, which would  indicate only 95% of the vote is now  counted. He seems like he thinks he's in more trouble and trying to spin the results to look the most hopeful for the Republicans. But until all the votes are counted , it's still up for grabs in the Purdue Osoff race.

You can use the cursor to check out the vote totals in all the Georgia counties, though they did make it kind of stupidly awkward. The remaining votes in red counties don't amount to near as much as the blue counties.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/georgia-senate-runoff-election-results-2021/story?id=74588101

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2 hours ago, Kirk Gallaway said:

Yow! Almost dead heat in Georgia! Looks like the Democrats got one Senate seat and probably both!    Warnock looks like a winner with  up by 35,000 vote lead and right now Ossoff is behind by only   1200 votes to Purdue  2,189, 000 to 2,188,000 with the remaining votes skewing to the Democrats!

They are saying that 98% of the vote is counted but that is contradicted in an interview with Lt.Governor Raffensperger, who says there are still 200,000 votes that are still to be counted, which would  indicate only 95% of the vote is now  counted. He seems like he thinks he's in more trouble and trying to spin the results to look the most hopeful for the Republicans. But until all the votes are counted , it's still up for grabs in the Purdue Osoff race.

You can use the cursor to check out the vote totals in all the Georgia counties, though they did make it kind of stupidly awkward. The remaining votes in red counties don't amount to near as much as the blue counties.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/georgia-senate-runoff-election-results-2021/story?id=74588101

OMG!

Could it be?!

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1 hour ago, Joe Bauer said:

OMG!

Could it be?!

Looks like a done deal. Called at 215 EST. See ya Mitch ya POS.

I wonder who's helping Donald burn files in the Rose Garden?

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Republicans turn on Trump after Georgia loss

“Fissures are forming as Republicans decide whether it's useful to cling to Trump — even as he tries to subvert an election — or to distance themselves.”

By MERIDITH MCGRAW, GABBY ORR, ANDREW DESIDERIO and JAMES ARKIN

01/06/2021 03:36 AM EST

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/republicans-turn-on-trump-georgia-loss-455305

“Ossoff having a good chance of toppling Perdue — Republicans were quick to blame Trump.

Trump is the cause of this, lock, stock and barrel,” said one Republican strategist. “But when you’re relying on someone to win you a Senate race that also lost statewide eight weeks prior, you’re not in a position of strength.”

Republicans lost the Presidency and are now poised to lose control of the Senate as well.

“When asked why Republicans didn’t prevail on Tuesday, a senior Senate Republican aide simply said: “Donald J. Trump.”“

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Destroying the Republican Party is not Trump's first destructive accomplishment. He helped destroy the United States Football League, in which he was a team owner. At his urging, Trump being the brilliant businessman that he is, the league decided to switch from playing in the summer to playing in the fall to compete directly with the NFL. It was a quick death. Everything that Trump touches...

 

  

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4 hours ago, Bob Ness said:

Looks like a done deal. Called at 215 EST. See ya Mitch ya POS.

I wonder who's helping Donald burn files in the Rose Garden?

YEEEAAAAHHH !!!

Fist pumps and dancing jigs!      Take THAT McConnell !

YOU MEAN, AWFUL, CHEAP WITH OUR OWN MONEY, DESPICABLE PERSON YOU!

Trump's campaign rally visit to Georgia was a HUGE BUST! 

The ultimate loser infected the two Republican candidates with his loser virus! Now they have to live with this loser reality.

Trump's campaign visits did this way more often than not everywhere he went since 2018.

Stupid candidates chose to be blinded by this Trump Loser reality...now they are all LOSERS TOO!

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20 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:

W.,

I lived near the Ouachita Mountains at the time. It was common street knowledge at the time, that there were places in those mountains that you just did not go.

Steve Thomas

I lived in Mena, Steve for about a year in 1996.

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5 hours ago, Joe Bauer said:

OMG!

Could it be?!

I wouldn't get too excited, yet. If Dems pull it out, I look for Manchin to switch parties. Certainly as soon as someone in the Senate utters the words Green New Deal.

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21 minutes ago, Andrew Prutsok said:

I lived in Mena, Steve for about a year in 1996.

Andrew,

I believe that Clinton was rewarded with the Presidency for what he allowed to go on in Mena.

I read once, that at one time, Mena was the busiest airport in the world.

I lived in McAlester, OK for about three years in the late 80's.

Steve Thomas

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13 minutes ago, Andrew Prutsok said:

I wouldn't get too excited, yet. If Dems pull it out, I look for Manchin to switch parties. Certainly as soon as someone in the Senate utters the words Green New Deal.

Andrew, maybe I'm not partisan enough, but I have watched and listened to Joe Manchin many times and he seems a dedicated conservative Democrat.  I have not studied his career extensively, but I have no problem with his standing for his ideals and not leaning far to the left.  I think we need many more like him.  I could be, and probably am wrong, but that is the way I always thought members of the Congress and Senate should act.  He is strong on his convictions, yet able to compromise to reach a middle ground in order to produce results.  That in my mind is how a Senator or congressman should govern.  Those who see everything completely black or white miss a lot of shades in between.  When you are dealing with thousands or millions of constituents, there are many shades of being a Democrat or a Republican.  If I remember correctly, JFK railed against those who wanted to "label" everyone and put them inside an immovable cage thereby removing them from the ability to learn and grow as their experience grew.

As an aside, as a citizen of Georgia, I am relieved and hopeful that we will now have two Senators who are actually forward thinking progressives and not just "follow the [DEAR] leader" shills.

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In two short years, the Republican Party has managed to lose the House of Representatives, the Presidency, and now the Senate.

You think there are some Republicans who are thinking that following the crazies might not be such a good idea after all?

Maybe the "trump base" isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

Steve Thomas

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9 minutes ago, Steve Thomas said:

 

Maybe the "Trump base" isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

Steve Thomas

Oh, Trump's base is "cracked" up all right.

They're hooked on "Trump Crack!"

And it's rotting their teeth, minds and souls.

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59 minutes ago, Steve Thomas said:

In two short years, the Republican Party has managed to lose the House of Representatives, the Presidency, and now the Senate.

Even if the DEMs get parity in Congress, I'm not confident in Harris being a deciding vote for DEM bills, at the expense of anything bi-partisan that Biden may want to concede.  This includes the massive stimulus aid improvement people seem to expect.

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