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awigze
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 05:26 PM CDT


Music is the master link in the chain of the tribes of mankind! -SloParts
and so it goes...
SmokeyVW
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 05:57 PM CDT

we got here before i died

well, fuck it all

http://www.macjams.com/song/66112
MikeRobinson
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Location: Nashville, TN United States
 
Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 06:28 PM CDT

Quote by: particledots
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-impeachment-poll-latest-majority-americans-remove-president-a7738891.html


If you decide to become President, don't expect to win popularity contests.   You won’t.   And if you seriously thought that the man could snap his fingers and snarl, “yer fired!” at the US Congress, much like you watched him do on TeeVee (if you watch that sort of thing ...), then you have also set yourself up for disillusionment.

In our system of Government, “the President rules by persuasion, nothing more.”   (No less than George Washington observed that, while the President can command the Military to do everything, (s)he can’t command the Congress to do anything.)

No, “if change in this country is ever actually to take place, it will be a long, hard slog.”   And I think that DT understands this, even if many of his constituents don’t.   After all, we now live in a country in which “bribery” ... why, it isn’t “bribery” at all! ... is freedom of speech for Corporations, which (as if by magic!) are “just as much ‘citizens’ as you are.   We may never know what bribes the Supreme Court accepted in order to issue such a cockamamie “decision,” but we are certainly right-now living with a Congress that thinks that it’s a splendid idea.   (Right now, they’re building a long list of diseases that insurance companies don’t have to pay to treat you for, while quietly advancing legislation – under the subterfuge of being “Obamacare Repeal” which it is not – to hand those same insurance companies billions of dollars of Federal money ... no(!) strings attached ... in the name of “premium support.”   This is happening right before your eyes, and the good Librarians of Congress will give you a daily play-by-play a http://thomas.loc.gov if you can dare to look.

One billionaire thought that he could make a difference.   If he does, future history books might place him alongside FDR and Lincoln.   What actually happens, remains to be seen.   The only tool that he has is his ability to negotiate ... his understanding of human nature, and his ability “to make persuade someone else do what he doesn’t want to do, because he wants to.”
SmokeyVW
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 07:59 PM CDT

particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, May 16 2017 @ 09:49 PM CDT

rabittwhole
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Re:Brace for Impact
Wednesday, May 17 2017 @ 05:09 PM CDT




rabittwhole
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Re:Brace for Impact
Wednesday, May 17 2017 @ 05:17 PM CDT

magnatone
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Re:Brace for Impact
Wednesday, May 17 2017 @ 09:19 PM CDT

o.m.g.

my most recent song: "First Light (solo piano)"
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Friday, May 19 2017 @ 08:51 AM CDT

 
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Friday, May 19 2017 @ 09:10 AM CDT