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Not such a bad outcome
What would happen if the Electoral College was abolished?
America would become like every single other constitutional democracy on Earth.
Rural white men who are nominally Christian would no longer be able to rule America despite being a minority. They would still have disproportionate power in the Senate, but they would no longer be able to elect a President without having to moderate their extremism so as to form coalitions with other groups.
The effect would be a two party system more moderate than the highly polarized one we now have, with the majority of Americans living resentfully under the oppression of an entitled dogmatic, hostile minority.
The Republicans, who would never again elect a President as long as they only represented rural reactionaries, can’t admit any of this.
So they concoct BS answers to dance around their real belief: that they have the God-given right to rule the rest of us, and democracy be damned.
They say no entrenched minority ever gives up power willingly. I don’t know how generally that’s true but it sure is true in this case. I have yet to meet a Republican who admits the truth of what they really believe.
What’s scary is that as the challenge to their unrighteous dominion over the rest of us mounts, they’ve become more and more fascistic / authoritarian in response.
I Want To Ask All OPP Members For a Favor
Politics aside, I want to ask a favor of all of you. If what I'm asking of you is too much, by all means, please feel free to move right along.
What I want to ask of you is quite simple. I want to ask you all to do just a little bit of research on what is happening at this very moment in Brazil and also in Mexico (but definitely Brazil - save Mexico for later if you wish). I am not going to provide any links, quotes or anything of that kind as I want you to read the sites that you trust. Furthermore, I want to urge you to watch the nightly news (again, choose whichever channel you trust) tomorrow night and the day after that. Those of us who have been doing this have seen very chilling images of massively humongous mass graves filled, being filled, yet to be filled and still being dug around the clock. There is no shortage of work for backhoe operators in either country. In fact, they are having a hard time keeping up with the pace of deaths.
Why am I asking this of you? I'm asking this of you because I want my fellow Americans to continue on the decent path we've been on thus far. I am all for opening up asap. I think we all are. And I think most of us agree that it is time.
What I want to remind you of is this: we got here largely due to social distancing (I'm not going to even discuss masks anymore as it seems everyone has made up their minds on that issue one way or the other already - I'm strictly talking about distancing and not masks). Please don't underestimate how vital that was and still is. For those of you who don't believe social distancing helped us immensely, look no further than Brazil and Mexico. These two countries are lagging behind in grave digging for a few reasons but, in my opinion, the leading one is clearly lack of social distancing. It simply works. And these two countries did not implement that tool (they couldn't - we can). It's been proven to work in several countries (South Korea, China, even here in the great U.S.A, etc.). One of the precious few tools we have at our disposal to fight this crap is the ability to pay attention to what's happening in other countries - those hit before us as well as those behind us. We should take every advantage of that.
A major motivation for me to post this was the disturbing images I've seen lately on TV of places in Missouri and several other states of crowds partying literally elbow to elbow. The dumbest person on Earth should know that this is very unwise behavior at this moment in time.
In short, party on, America. Go have a ton of fun. Just please be smart going about it. As corny as it sounds and as much as some people are tired of hearing it, we really are all in this together. Indeed, the slogan "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" has never rung truer. I feel social distancing for a little while longer is a small price to pay in order to get (and keep) the economy going and to minimize CV-19 cases/deaths at the same time. Don't believe me? Just ask Brazil. Or Mexico.
Photos of Trump at church services yesterday.
Are you kidding, he doesn’t go to church, According to him church is an “essential service” just not for Donny five chins he has far more important business on his schedule. He worships nothing, he expects and has people worship him.
My apt building is soooooo unpatriotic !!!
My Apt is the only apt in the whole building that put American Flag out!! Very sad commentary about how Americans feel about their country!!!
It's time to reevaluate your religion...
Well past time. These are the same people freaked out over the morals of Bill Clinton but have absolutely no problem with the morals of Donald Trump. Just goes to show that for today's evangelical Christians moral values are relative to who is president at the time.
I used to be normal
I Used To Be A Normal Person
As a man, I used to think I was pretty much just a regular person, but I was born white, into a two-parent household which now, whether I like it or not, makes me "Privileged", a racist & responsible for slavery.
I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget & support myself.
I went to High School, got a degree, got in some college & have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was "advantaged”.
I am heterosexual, which according to "gay" folks, now makes me a homophobe.
I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.
I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which makes me a defacto member of the "vast NRA gun lobby”
I am older than 60, making me a useless eater who doesn't understand Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.
I think & I reason, and I doubt much of what the "main stream" media tells me, which makes me a "Right-wing conspiracy nut”.
I am proud of my heritage & our inclusive American culture, making me a xenophobe.
I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.
I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort - not freedom of outcome or subsidies which must make me a borderline sociopath.
I believe in the defense & protection of America for & by all citizens, now making me a militant.
I am proud of our flag, what it stands for and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand & salute during our National Anthem - so I must be a racist.
Please help me come to terms with the new me because I'm just not sure who I am anymore!
Funny - it all took place over the last 7 or 8 years of Socialist Democratic control; it’s time to finally get rid of these fools.
If all this nonsense wasn't enough to deal with, now I don't even know which restroom to use… and I gotta go more FREQUENTLY!
IN GOD WE TRUST
Dam it trump finally get his medal
and he sure as hell deserves it.
Self-inflicted destruction of America, all for naught
Self-inflicted destruction of America, all for naught
Carol Brown ~ May 24, 2020
Stats now show that the mortality rate for the coronavirus is hardly more than the seasonal flu. And when this is all over, it may even be less.
Trump was right all along. But the left mocked him as they elevated Dr. Anthony Fauci to sainthood. It turns out, this “expert” deceived us all.
The mortality rate for the coronavirus dropped from WHO’s estimate of 3.4% to 2% to Fauci claiming it was 1%, and therefore ten times deadlier than the seasonal flu. (He plucked the 1% figure out of thin air, since there was insufficient data to make such a claim).
Now we learn that the overall mortality rate for this virus is not 3.4% or 2% or even 1% Instead, the mortality rate is around 0.26%.
Yes, you read that right. 0.26%. As in 26 one-hundredths of one percent!
Per a recent report at PJ Media, the current CDC numbers for coronavirus mortality rates, broken down by age group, are as follows:
0-49 years old: 0.05%
50-64 years old: 0.20%
65+ years old: 1.30%
Overall ages: 0.40%
The rate drops further because the CDC’s 0.4% estimate is based on symptomatic cases (which comprise 65% of all cases). When they factor in asymptomatic cases, the figure drops to 0.26%.
When, and if, we start to conduct large scale antibody testing, that number will continue to drop. Meanwhile, there’s reason to believe it’s already lower due to inflated death counts imposed by hospitals and others. Some put the inflation as high as 25%.
Then there’s the Fauci factor, as Red State further reports (bolded emphasis is mine) Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for your blood pressure at this point:
But the worst part is that we’ve known for a while, with absolute certainty, that he never believed a word of it himself. In case you hadn’t heard, he made sure to let his peers know he wasn’t that stupid beforehand.
As first reported by Sharyl Attkisson, in a February 28 article addressed to his fellow researchers published at the esteemed New England Journal of Medicine’s website, Fauci not only gave a quite different take on the threat COVID-19 posed than the one he would soon start peddling to the American public. He even explained exactly why the stats he would go on to spend the next month terrorizing us with were bogus!
Fauci notes that the frighteningly high fatality numbers we were hearing for COVID-19 were sure to be grossly inflated because “the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases.
Hence, Fauci explained to his fellow experts:
The overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%).
As written at Red State: “Choosing a more brazen liar to lead the nation’s response to COVID-19 would have probably been impossible.”
So, the good news is this virus is no more fatal than the season flu and the vulnerable demographic is the same.
The very, very horrible enraging surreal shocking unthinkable news is that a calculating madman led the country down a path into darkness. The destruction done to our economy, to people’s lives, to our psyche, to our Constitution, and quite likely to our election in November, is incalculable.
Fauci must be held accountable. But even if he is (and I doubt he will be), it won’t help us recover from the damage that has been done. Pure evil reached its tentacles into all of our lives. One knows not whether to sob or scream.
We must persevere. We must all be strong. And may God bless us all.
Why Trump should be removed from Office
Trump knows no boundary’s when it comes to his political gain. He is without a doubt the most disgusting vile SOB that ever occupied that White House.
Then his just as ignorant son had to tweet in.
But here is a letter which I could not find on line but it was a letter to Jack Dorsey CEO of twitter that apparently allows this disgusting president to tweet lies, conspiracy theories and disgusting tweets such as this about Lori Kaye Klusutis all because he doesn’t like Joe Scarborough a Republican from Florida.
This is what occupies the White House. Hopefully the Trump supporters will wake up to who this guy Trump is and shows no empathy to anybody. But when your talking about ignorant to facts racist they love this stuff that’s why they vote for Trump.
(JUST DISAGREE ON AN ISSUE WITH THIS GUY AND WATCH WHAT HE WILL DO TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES. He is a disgusting vile man and his family is no better.
I guess everyone forgets
Pissed off at China? I know I am. I'll bet you think that you can't do anything, right? No I don't mean join a militia although that's a great idea. Learn which companies belong to China and boycott them. Who says we the people are powerless?
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