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On 3/13/2021 at 8:26 PM, Ron Bulman said:

That darned Hippocratic Oath.  They should be able to ask on entry to the hospital, did you wear a mask in public?  If the answer is no, sorry, we can't help you.

Being sarcastic, playing the devil's advocate (maybe literally).

Tempting for sure.

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Hey that's an idea!  Since we know now that Trump and Melania were secretly vaccinated. Trump can now come out and Let the Word Go Forth to all who would hear his call to vaccinate. What do you think?

 

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FBI facing allegation that its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh was ‘fake’

A Democratic senator has asked attorney general Merrick Garland to facilitate ‘proper oversight’ into concerns on the investigation

 

FBI facing allegation that its 2018 background check of Brett Kavanaugh was ‘fake’ | Brett Kavanaugh | The Guardian

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On 3/10/2021 at 8:38 PM, Kirk Gallaway said:

It's really remarkable to me that Georgia elected that guy because he actually seems he'd even thrive in California!   heh he

I know, Kirk.  I was just correcting it for those reading it later and quoting you in case your added more at a later time/date.  You're right on the above quote as well.  There are a few of us who would and have supported him in this and earlier (lost) elections, but I think his greatest selling point this time out was simply NOT being the subservient Republican candidate.  Enough of a coalition of Democrats (big turnout among ethnic groups/activists) and a lower turnout among Republicans, some of whom were tired of the Trump drivel.  The Incumbents acceptance of whatever Trump shoveled actually changed some lifelong Republicans to not necessarily vote "for" the Democrats, but to vote "against" more Trump minions.  Had the incumbents shown a spine and the ability to think for themselves, we might've still had the Republican Senate majority.

As a side note, there are still places (too many unfortunately) where signs are still up for "Trump/Pence 2020", "Trump 2024".  There are even some with added signage "Thank God for" posted alongside or above them.  I can only equate these people with those who were taught to worship Adolph "H." because only he could save the country.  It would be funny if it were not so scary how much these people have bought in to every lie Trump has pushed.  They are not going away and cannot be reasoned with.

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1 hour ago, Richard Price said:

I know, Kirk.  I was just correcting it for those reading it later and quoting you in case your added more at a later time/date.  You're right on the above quote as well.  There are a few of us who would and have supported him in this and earlier (lost) elections, but I think his greatest selling point this time out was simply NOT being the subservient Republican candidate.  Enough of a coalition of Democrats (big turnout among ethnic groups/activists) and a lower turnout among Republicans, some of whom were tired of the Trump drivel.  The Incumbents acceptance of whatever Trump shoveled actually changed some lifelong Republicans to not necessarily vote "for" the Democrats, but to vote "against" more Trump minions.  Had the incumbents shown a spine and the ability to think for themselves, we might've still had the Republican Senate majority.

As a side note, there are still places (too many unfortunately) where signs are still up for "Trump/Pence 2020", "Trump 2024".  There are even some with added signage "Thank God for" posted alongside or above them.  I can only equate these people with those who were taught to worship Adolph "H." because only he could save the country.  It would be funny if it were not so scary how much these people have bought in to every lie Trump has pushed.  They are not going away and cannot be reasoned with.

      There must be some sort of lingering cognitive dissonance for people who are still flaunting Trump/Pence signs, now that Trump tried to have Mike Pence lynched on January 6th.

      I noticed that Pence only garnered 1% of the CPAC straw poll vote for the 2024 GOP Presidential nomination.

      Trump fans seem to have a highly developed tolerance for reductios ad absurdum -- like wanting Trump to get credit for the COVID vaccines that they refuse to get.  🤥

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Trump fans seem to have a highly developed tolerance for reductios ad absurdum -- like wanting Trump to get credit for the COVID vaccines that they refuse to get.  🤥

Ha ha ha  If Trump ever did the socially conscious decent thing to do.  His base would leave him in droves! They're not particularly disappointed to find out Trump got the vaccine, But will be forever grateful to Trump that he didn't tell THEM to  get the vaccine, and they're not getting the vaccine dammit!. 😜😬

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Steve I'm sorry to hear about your bad jab in your rotator cuff! That seemingly would have been a hard thing to do!

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Florida Republicans pushing proposal that would allow Trump to open casino over local objections

by Travis Gettys March 17, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/donald-trump-doral/

“Former president Donald Trump may be permitted to turn his struggling Doral golf resort into a gambling destination despite objections from the neighboring community if a Republican proposal goes through the Florida legislature.”

“His younger son Eric Trump, who runs the family's private company, has been promoting the possibility of transforming the resort as Republican state legislators discuss a proposal that would allow developers to transfer gambling licenses to properties in areas that have long prohibited casinos -- and also prohibit local governments from stopping them, reported the Washington Post.

"My understanding is they are trying to take the gambling permits that are in South Florida and make them portable, and preempt local governments from stopping them," said Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber, a Democrat and longtime gambling opponent.”

“"This guy has bankrupted every casino he's ever run," said Democratic state Rep. Joseph Geller. "How do you bankrupt a casino? I don't think we need a failed casino. We don't want to be the next Atlantic City."”

Steve Thomas

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Would this be a Griswald type casino, with games like rock/paper/Trump; craps (on the democrats); covid roulette;  non NFL sports betting; MAGA million slots etc?

 

 

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12 House Republicans vote against bill awarding Congressional medals to police for protecting the Capitol on Jan. 6

bt David Badash March 17, 2021

https://www.rawstory.com/house-republicans-oppose-capitol-police/

“The House passed legislation awarding three congressional gold medals to the US Capitol Police and those who protected the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Bill now heads to the Senate.”

The bill reads in part:

“On January 6, 2021, a mob of insurrectionists forced its way into the U.S. Capitol building and congressional office buildings and engaged in acts of vandalism, looting, and violently attacked Capitol Police officers,"

The vote was 413-12. The 12 Republican House Members who voted against the bill were:

Marjorie Taylor Greene

Louie Gohmert

Andy Biggs

Andy Harris

Lance Gooden

Michael Cloud

Andrew Clyde

Bob Good,

Greg Steube

John Rose.

Matt Gaetz

Thomas Massie

Remember their names.

Steve Thomas

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FCC fines Texas robocallers record $225m

by Rob Beschizza Mar 18, 2021

https://boingboing.net/2021/03/18/ftc-fines-texas-robocallers-record-225m.html

“My phone is nearly useless: dozens of scam calls daily about car warranties and Microsoft hacks and my myriad of crimes, press 1 or go to jail. So all calls are silenced and I swipe through voicemail transcripts now and again to see if anything was real. The phone companies profit from it and will do only enough to tamp down bad PR, which leaves the regulators, reduced to telling Americans never to answer or return calls from unknown numbers. Perhaps this record $225m fine for robocallers is a good sign of change.”

 

I’ve been arrested (or least told I had been) 18 times in the last month.

Steve Thomas

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I get you Steve. I'm told I owe money I don't owe, or I better act now or I face a lawsuit. And still of course, I'm being threatened to be taken to court by the IRS!

Online I'm also getting a lot of car warranty stuff. I'm told I get free auto insurance! Has anybody ever checked that out? Is that a total scam, or is it a free month? One time i took the bait to see if I could lower my auto rates, and I was bombarded by every local agent in the area!

I did enlist in something a few years back. I wish I could remember what it was so I could recommend it.  It did  substantially reduced the telemarketer calls and would flash numbers of incoming calls with a message  "Scam Likely".  As all such things, little by little, telemarketers find ways around them. Still it's a lot more tolerable than it use to be.

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