@Pepper @TonyStark Just like laundry, democracy is never done. Voting is a lot more enjoyable, though.

@TonyStark This is a good time to remind everyone that there will be elections in 2021 and having high turnout is really important.

Obviously, who's in office on any level matters. Make sure you stay up to date and vote.
:la: :registertovote:

Reminder for Louisiana voters:

If you live in Louisiana's 2nd Congressional district ballotpedia.org/Louisiana%27s_ or Louisiana's 5th Congressional district ballotpedia.org/Louisiana%27s_ you have a Special Election coming on March 20, 2021 for a U.S. House Representative. There is a vacant seat in each of these districts.

The deadline to register to vote in these elections is February 27, online only. Register and make a plan to vote. Who represents you is important. Online Voter Registration: sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/

If one candidate breaks 50 percent, they win the seat according to Louisiana's rules. If not, the top two advance to an April 24 runoff. :registertovote: :vote: :la:

I just listened to Senator Mark Warner make a great argument for DC statehood during the questioning: DC couldn't call in the National Guard because it isn't a state. It should have that power.

Law enforcement officials will testify in the Senate today about security failures during the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Trying to listen to the hearing on the insurrection at the Capitol while working. Here's what I've heard so far:
1. DC & Capitol police were very brave January 6.
2. No one in charge that day knows how this happened but it wasn't their fault.
3. Our Capitol is still woefully unprepared for a similar incident.
4. Surprisingly, Rob Portman has asked some good questions.
5. Ron Johnson is an idiot.

Did I miss anything?

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Texas, death 

Someone will want to say "don't politicize this" but Texas Governor Greg Abbott already took care of that when he spread Republican lies about climate change and about what the effects of an anti-regulatory, secession-style government would bring while allowing Texas' electricity providers to evade regulatory systems.

None of the people responsible, not the energy bosses, not the Republicans who gave out contracts and are responsible for this disaster - not one of them will be freezing to death in their beds, not a single one.

Thank goodness for Beto O'Rourke and the many more like him who are out trying to help instead of hide. Those are the people we need in office. In the meantime, do what you can to help.

A boy who fell through ice, a woman who lost power: 47 deaths tied to winter storms — and counting:

You remember day back to 2 months ago... in the depths of the Solarwinds breach that everybody has seemingly forgotten about?

When Joseph Menn said MS got popped, and the MS posse came for his neck?

yeah... about that...


After hearing and Former * refused to meet with Nikki Haley this song has been on repeat in my head. youtu.be/o_-B3eQb1bs

I hope you all have an amazing day ...
Woke Up this morning with this song stuck in my head ...

Here's wishing you the bluest sky
And hoping something better comes tomorrow
Hoping all the verses rhyme
And the very best of choruses, too
Follow all the doubt and sadness
I know that better things are on the way

Here's hoping all the days ahead
Won't be as bitter as the ones behind you
Be an optimist instead
And somehow happiness will find you
Forget what happened yesterday
I know that better things are on the way

I know tomorrow you'll find better things


@TonyStark It's not as if he could go incognito with his white supremacist style #3 hairdo.


Tony, I can’t even count the number of times some right winger calls liberals “elite” but they’ll go on a vacation during a pandemic when people can’t eat or a storm is freezing them.

Sure, let's spend money on lawsuits to defend a blatantly unconstitutional law while people are dying, children are going hungry and falling behind in their education and the economy is tanking, also while not wearing a mask because that's a violation of their rights. FFS.

Please be prepared to tell your legislative representatives in DC to support this citizenship bill. This is a promise that we must keep.

Democrats to formally introduce Biden’s citizenship bill - The Washington Post


With this extremely dire article, I'm going to link some ways to help.

1. This Texas Tribune article lists organizations providing help along with how to donate money or items or volunteer in the area if you can.

2. Beto O'Rourke has organized phone banks to do wellness checks on older Texans.

Please help if you are able.

Texas hospitals are running out of water amid power outages. Some are evacuating patients for safety.

As millions of Texans remain without power, hospitals throughout the state have lost water and heat, leaving doctors scrambling to conserve resources and care for vulnerable residents.

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