@TonyStark Both were moments in American history that should always be remembered, and the response to this moment cannot be as horrible as the response to 9/11. I don't believe it will be, but it's going to take every ounce of skill, strength, and will that Democrats have to make it happen. And the people's support on the phones and in letter form, of course.
@TonyStark If Sinema is on board, we only need to win one more seat next year to overcome whatever Manchin doesn't want to go along with. I fully intend for us to take the PA, NC, and WI seats so that we have a 53-47 senate and can afford to lose two votes without even the VP tiebreaker, but since I'm a Democrat and so are all of my friends, we can't really register our dead relatives in three states each and must work the phones and hit the pavement. (Adopt a state if you don't live in one of the three!) @HowardStark
@TonyStark Georgia is also a good adoptable seat, as Sen. Warnock is an incumbent with a tough race now that Georgia voters are being further disenfranchised. We'll have to see what other states with senate elections try the same. Ohio also has an open seat. Hopefully there will be a good Democratic candidate there and a weak Republican one to run against! @HowardStark
There are still feel-good stories in a pandemic. This one includes painted-red dryer balls, a used Fiat, and a couple of people in New Jersey named Joe and Shirley.
We have been mired in an anti-science ditch for far too long. The Biden Administration is bringing about the resurrection of an essential part of our lives with these transformative acts.
Biden has proposed a 20 percent increase to the National Science Foundation, as well as numerous new investments totaling $180 billion in his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package: https://thehill.com/policy/finance/548789-biden-looks-to-bolster-long-term-research-and-development
The article indicates that this ruling will likely make it harder to hold the people who killed Officer Sicknick accountable. I know that medical examiners aren’t infallible. I know that if they’re good at their job, they’re only paying attention to facts and not pursuing anything other than the truth. I just hate the thought of people getting away with cold-blooded killing.
@TonyStark On the day it happened, it seemed like surely, SURELY this was going to be the breaking point for more than just a handful of Republicans. That feels like 5 years ago and I can't believe I was so naive; I've lived among Republicans my whole life. I know the cult mentality.
I'm going to be candid and say that I've had at least a couple of violent nightmares a month since 1/6 and I can't watch footage or see photos of it without a wave of anxiety, and all I did was see events unfold on live TV (and then watch hours of news about it afterward). I can only imagine the PTSD that people who were there might be suffering now. It will be an unforgivable insult to them, and to those who died, and to the idea of this country itself if the GQP keeps an independent commission from happening.
But am I surprised? Fuck no. People just want to forget bad things that have happened, which makes it easier for evil assholes like RepubliQans to wipe it from the record.
January 6th gave me a similar feeling to 9/11 except a group of Americans attacked America.
So long as the RepubliQan Party supports their Big Lie, the only practical solution will be to drum every Republican from office- national, state, and local.
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