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You are reading page 46 of Impeachment. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

Yep, totally agree that what has morphed into what conservatives call themselves today and how they behave really doesn't have much to do with conservatism.  

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On 1/1/2020 at 6:25 AM, Tweety said:

Yep, totally agree that what has morphed into what conservatives call themselves today and how they behave really doesn't have much to do with conservatism.  

That is another indicator of a cult.

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14 minutes ago, toomuchbaloney said:

That is another indicator of a cult.

And of course, you can't discount the fact that some Americans are just not very smart, and therefore, easily influenced.

I was getting my hair cut and colored this evening, when I overheard the owner of the shop, a White woman in her 60s, explain to a customer, that her daughter didn't want to know about slave-owning ancestors.

She said: "It was the times. If you were a farmer, you owned slaves."

WRONG.

Then she spouted more nonsense about how we hear about the bad parts of slavery, and surely, " some people were mistreated."

As if being bought and sold, and considered another's property wasn't mistreatment enough!

Then she spouted even MORE nonsense by saying the Irish were slaves in this country.

NO.

My blood was beyond boiling at this point, and I explained that the Irish were indentured servants, which is not the same as being a SLAVE.

(Yes, I know in Irish history there were times the Irish were enslaved, but not in the US).

The woman she was explaining all this too was probably in her 30s or 40s. She had no idea of Irish servitude. Never heard of it.

It 2020, and some Americans somehow believe that slavery had an upside for the enslaved.

I am White. But when I hear this kind of blissful White ignorance, it enraged me.

 

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42 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

And of course, you can't discount the fact that some Americans are just not very smart, and therefore, easily influenced.

I was getting my hair cut and colored this evening, when I overheard the owner of the shop, a White woman in her 60s, explain to a customer, that her daughter didn't want to know about slave-owning ancestors.

She said: "It was the times. If you were a farmer, you owned slaves."

WRONG.

Then she spouted more nonsense about how we hear about the bad parts of slavery, and surely, " some people were mistreated."

As if being bought and sold, and considered another's property wasn't mistreatment enough!

Then she spouted even MORE nonsense by saying the Irish were slaves in this country.

NO.

My blood was beyond boiling at this point, and I explained that the Irish were indentured servants, which is not the same as being a SLAVE.

(Yes, I know in Irish history there were times the Irish were enslaved, but not in the US).

The woman she was explaining all this too was probably in her 30s or 40s. She had no idea of Irish servitude. Never heard of it.

It 2020, and some Americans somehow believe that slavery had an upside for the enslaved.

I am White. But when I hear this kind of blissful White ignorance, it enraged me.

 

But, to be politically correct, we are not supposed to correct their errors.  Poorly informed opinion becomes as weighty as fact when left standing unchallenged.  IMV

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

But, to be politically correct, we are not supposed to correct their errors.  Poorly informed opinion becomes as weighty as fact when left standing unchallenged.  IMV

I am not politically correct, baloney, because I did say something.

And if my head hadn't been covered in hair dye, I probably would have walked out of the shop.

As it is, I am in a dilemma, because how do I frequent the shop in good conscience?

It wasn't my stylist spouting stupidity, but the owner.

She gets a portion of my money.

Maybe I could purchase a book for her to read about the true nature of slavery and White Privilege?

 

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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

I am not politically correct, baloney, because I did say something.

And if my head hadn't been covered in hair dye, I probably would have walked out of the shop.

As it is, I am in a dilemma, because how do I frequent the shop in good conscience?

It wasn't my stylist spouting stupidity, but the owner.

She gets a portion of my money.

Maybe I could purchase a book for her to read about the true nature of slavery and White Privilege?

 

Keep going, smiling, and correcting her ignorance.  Yeah, maybe a nice book as a gift.  It will get better. 

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Yes, Madame Speaker, follow the rules and got on with it please and lets put this behind us.

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The days of Pelosi being hailed as some next-level genius impeachment strategist I guess will have to come to an end for the liberal pundit industry. Her plan to withhold the articles of impeachment to create that "leverage" over McConnell failed spectacularly. No Republicans were harmed, pressured, or otherwise inconvenienced in the making of this sad, sad film.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/opinions/mcconnell-impeachment-pelosi-schumer-jennings/index.html

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53 minutes ago, Tweety said:

Yes, Madame Speaker, follow the rules and got on with it please and lets put this behind us.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/07/opinions/mcconnell-impeachment-pelosi-schumer-jennings/index.html

Yeah, she should move forward.

Since Trump is already having problems handling the mess he made in Iran, now would be an excellent time to get the impeachment proceedings started again.

I doubt his brain will be able to handle it all.

How many temper tantrums can he throw in a day?

His grip on reality is so tenuous, that impeachment trial in Senate, could send him over the final cliff.

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It's time to open more impeachment investigations and open hearings into Trump's dangerous dishonesty. He is a threat to our national security. 

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4 hours ago, Tweety said:

I think McConnel is full of crap, but he's really killing it.  Score one for him.

https://news.yahoo.com/mcconnell-house-democrats-already-done-220930921.html

Some 15 people are challenging McConnell for his Senate seat.

I THINK, close to 11 of these folks are Republicans.

KY doesn't love Mitch.

Outside forces love Mitch.

I saw Amy McGrath in the grocery store on Sunday.

She is challenging Mitch.

Her three small children were in tow, so I didn't talk campaign to her.

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1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

Some 15 people are challenging McConnell for his Senate seat.

I THINK, close to 11 of these folks are Republicans.

KY doesn't love Mitch.

Outside forces love Mitch.

I saw Amy McGrath in the grocery store on Sunday.

She is challenging Mitch.

Her three small children were in tow, so I didn't talk campaign to her.

 I know you live there so I won't argue.  But it's interesting that a state that doesn't love him has elected him since 1985.

I have to admit, he's good at what he does and he's at the height of his career.  I hope that his blind support of President Trump is his undoing and that you're right that the tide has turned against him, but I'm not holding my breath.

Edited by Tweety

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