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ml1
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

got the QB with the hints today. Did not need the Buddy however.

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tjohn
Discussion: What does Putin want (and whatabout it)

As PVW has noted, even if we accept all of Nan's claims about U.S. actions in Ukraine (she has conveniently established that these need not be factual), it still does not justify Putin's War.

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tjohn
Discussion: What does Putin want (and whatabout it)

nan said:

DaveSchmidt said:

To ask it another way: You wouldn’t make each and every one of those concessions, if you had to, in order to save all the lives that have been lost on both sides of the war?

Would you be OK with Russia or China overthrowing our government and installing a puppet?  Do you think it we should just be passive and accept that because someone might get hurt?  How would you feel if your country was taken over for the benefit of another country?

I remember when people thought Trump was a Russian puppet and they were pretty pissed off.  

Absolutely not.  If Russia or China attempted a coup using NGOs and their intelligence agencies, I think the only rational defense would be to invade Canada.

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ml1
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

got the QB. It's been a good week :-)

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nohero
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Listening to voters’ concerns

mtierney said:

Meanwhile, back in another NYC courtroom, this is happening…

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/13/nyregion/jury-selection-menendez-trial.html?unlocked_article_code=1.sk0.DT5n.Vti3R1DuVDuJ&smid=url-share

Gold bars were found, concealed into the lining of his suits — really?!

Let everyone know when you find a defense of Menendez in his current legal difficulties by a poster on MOL, or a local Democratic politician, or a NJ Democratic politician, or a national Democratic politician.

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tjohn
Discussion: Pope Francis, Catholics, and Christians in the news worldwide

mtierney said:

@db…Sounds like a beautiful love story with a happy ending. 

Whatever path my daughters follow in life is fine with me.  What I don't really need to hear is a very well-paid man having no special qualifications beyond the ability to kick a ball preach to women about the path they should following in their lives.

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tjohn
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Listening to voters’ concerns

mtierney said:

Question I have is why another Democratic alternative cannot be considered, albeit the November election is looming. Is it really all about Kamala Harris and the prospect of her stepping into —(two scenarios come to mind) —%the role as our  first female president? Her poll numbers have been so consistently poor, she could never win an election on her own merits.

Do you even care?

I think most rational people are wondering why we can't do better than the two fossils we have now, but it seems that it is what it is.

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jimmurphy
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

Early QB today.

Missed ganglia and ligated yesterday.

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Morganna
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Listening to voters’ concerns

I rarely post videos, but this is one of my favorite VP Harris moments. She may not come across as warm and fuzzy but I'm not personally looking for that in someone who could possibly move into the Presidency. She had my interest in the Democratic Primaries and was one of my picks. 

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Morganna
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: Listening to voters’ concerns

GoSlugs said:

Since when is "taunting the cops" a crime?  I think that falls pretty squarely under "freedom of speech".

I worded that poorly. I was thinking of the hurled bottles and physical engagement. But if you are told to vacate the area and you do not, taunting the cops or not, you will get arrested. I got arrested for politely refusing to leave Cornell voluntarily. It was explained to me that I would be arrested, and I went peacefully. Why would I taunt the police? They weren't torturing and killing the cats. And in this case, they aren't engaged in the war in Gaza.

Just my point of view that if you care deeply about your cause, you don't want to alienate the public. 


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