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This headline is beyond misleading. The Democrats aren't abandoning a $15 wage. It will be in a different bill.

Read the article. The House Democrats want it, the Senate Democrats want it, Biden wants it, but the parliamentarian determined that it violated reconciliation rules and can't be included in this bill.

Overruling the parliamentarian carries its own undesirable risks, and there are other, better ways to try to get it into another bill that would pass the Senate.

It was always an overdue, desirable measure, but it's not essential to the covid relief package, which needs to get passed as soon as possible.

washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2

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@TonyStark Ron Johnson deserves to lose his Senate seat in 2022 more than anyone else I can think of.

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Don't let anyone else decide what your party is called! I remember this as far back as the Bush II years. Republican is an adjective, Democratic is an adjective. Democrat is not.

I know @TonyStark has talked about this before to the instance.

What's in an adjective? 'Democrat Party' label on the rise:
apnews.com/article/donald-trum

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@TonyStark I no longer think of national Republicans as a political party with a legitimate agenda. They may one day return to being a political party. But now they are similar to mobsters who rule through intimidation, lies and violence. In my opinion, Jan. 6th was the date the illusion fully collapsed and today's Republicans showed who they really are.

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@PixxburghGirl @TonyStark And they want to con people into donating money. That’s not a platform but it’s one of their goals.

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@PixxburghGirl @TonyStark
The Republican strategy is to grind all of government to a halt so they can crow about Democrat incompetence. At the same time grinding government to a halt punishes all of the people.  Everyone suffers from the Republican scorched earth approach.

At some point the American people must stop electing/reelecting people who embrace such a destructive approach...that is, Americans have got to stop electing/reelecting Republicans or in other cases just allowing it to happen.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

wow 🔍🙃

apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/2102/

The Pelican Nebula in Red and Blue
Image Credit & Copyright: M. Petrasko, M. Evenden, U. Mishra (Insight Obs.)

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@TonyStark
Democrats need to stay in fight mode.

Everyone saw this happen and know the perpetrators admitted their Trump worship. They were proud of it, one of the worst days in U.S. history.

There can be no moving forward without accountability, and now they're trying to lie their way out of that.

N.O.

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If Trumpublicans take control in 2022, that’s the end of Biden’s presidency. Then, if they gain the presidency on 2024, that’s the end of the republic. 

The stakes could not be higher. We're not done yet.

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Trump incited an insurrection which imperiled the lives of elected officials, their staffs, and other people in the Capitol building, killing and injuring police officers and others.

Republican Senators and Representatives voted to reject the Electoral College votes giving Biden/Harris ticket their entirely legitimate win.

Republicans across the country and in Congress signed on to the Texas AG’s law suit against Georgia.

Republicans have now introduced over 200 bills restricting access to voting in ways that make it harder for Black people, college students, lower-income people, and anyone else that is likely to vote for Democrats to vote.

Republicans need to experience a scorched earth policy directed specifically at them.

There can be no bothsidesism, there can be no bipartisanship. The GQP has abandoned any claim to have a say in the future of the American people.

Rewriting January 6th: Republicans push false and misleading accounts of Capitol riot:
washingtonpost.com/powerpost/r

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WandaVision story, has spoilers. I wondered this same thing. 

White Vision’s Reveal Makes SWORD’s Plan A Plot-Hole

How was Hayward tracking Vision?

screenrant.com/wandavision-whi

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@TonyStark
The most important thing to the Republican Party right now is to be loyal beyond comprehension to a failed one-term president and Trumpism. That's it. They have no policy or platform beyond that.

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@TonyStark
Here's another one from Illinois.

Let's make sure all of these attempts to overthrow our democracy and install a white supremacist theocracy do not get swept under the rug. These people aren't just ignorant, they're dangerous. There must be consequences for their actions.

washingtonpost.com/nation/2021

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Cawthorn is a feature, not a bug, of the Trump party. The stream of lies coming from his mouth is exactly what today's conservatives hail as 'Free Speech', the right to be as destructive as they damn please yet remain free from all consequences.

A liar, a sexual predator, and a gaslighter - the face of the modern Republican party.
Very sad that he's in the U.S. government but hardly surprising that he's a right winger. People like this are extremely dangerous and just add to the reasons why the GOP must be purged from holding office.

The making of Madison Cawthorn: How falsehoods helped propel the career of a new pro-Trump star of the far right:
washingtonpost.com/politics/20

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@TonyStark I just can't get over the fact that Evangelicals are so brainwashed and hateful that they ignore their own book. It's not supposed to be "don't worship false idols... unless they give you the tax breaks and judges you like." Somewhere along the way they became what they claimed to be against when they started. It happened before trump, but now it's too obvious to ignore.

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re: Gun violence, death, very hard to read. 

@QueenRamonda This is gut-wrenching for so many reasons. In addition to the accidental death and the need for gun safety reform, it's upsetting that so many people passed by when they saw a kid trying to flag them down. It does get complicated when people don't feel safe stopping, and when they don't trust police. I don't know how it is everywhere, but 911 dispatchers here ask if you need fire, EMS, or police. Asking for EMS might be a better idea if police are untrustworthy. Then again, people wouldn't know which to ask for if they don't feel safe stopping to talk to someone who's trying to flag them down. I don't know, I'm probably rambling at this point, but it just upsets me that people ignored someone in distress.

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@DarkAvenger @TonyStark The costumes aren’t nearly as good. Also, everyone I know who likes comics and sci-fi wears a mask unlike these fools.

My TV was last on C-SPAN (I'm sure this is a great surprise to everyone who knows me) when I turned it on yesterday and I had to see it for a minute before I grabbed my Roku remote to watch something else. I don't even know what backbencher I saw yelling yesterday evening, but it wasn't good. The sooner this party is driven far away from any power, the better. Being out of the White House, in a bare 50/50 without the VP in the Senate minority, and down 10 votes in the House is way too slim.

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@TonyStark It's like "comic con" for racist white supremacists. 🤦‍♂️ Disgusted that is happening in America.

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