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Morganna
Discussion: July 4th 2022 Celebration in Maplewood

krnl said:

Maplewood's Police Department just sent a Nixle Notice that the Channel 12 report is wrong. There are NO fireworks this weekend.

For the sake of all of the critters, happy to hear there are no fireworks!

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tjohn
Discussion: The 1/6 Committee Hearings

Cassidy Hutchinson, though young, most certainly is not a fool.  She understood the personal risk she was taking in testifying.  She was almost certainly advised that she would be subject to vicious attacks intended to discredit her.  But she testified anyway.  She testified because she still believes in the Constitution.  She told the truth.  And the problem for Trump is that most Americans know this.

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ml1
Discussion: July 4th 2022 Celebration in Maplewood

algebra2 said:

ML - obnoxious - maybe the guy was from out of town and just googled “post office”. 

from the expert on being obnoxious. With keyboard courage. 

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tjohn
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: “Awoke” in the Land of Nod

I am pretty convinced that a high percentage - maybe even a majority - of those cheering the overturning of Roe v. Wade will actually exercise choice if an unplanned or medically complicated pregnancy affects them personally.  I think Roe v. Wade is one of a few issues that has become the hill on which we will fight for many conservatives.

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ml1
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

jimmurphy said:

me too.

I got the QB. Admit I used the hints for the last word. But I don't feel guilty though because I'm sure I would have got it if I stared at it long enough. 

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jamie
Discussion: July 4th 2022 Celebration in Maplewood

Looks like the bike parade had a nice turnout!  Dean Dafis posted this:

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ridski
Discussion: Pope Francis, Catholics, and Christians in the news

mtierney said:

I just heard, or read it somewhere, that if a sitting president steps down or dies, the vice president becomes president immediately — no ifs, ands, or buts. A “transparent,” (aka obvious) reality facing Democrats.

mtierney said:

Not obscure at all, as anyone old enough to remember Lyndon Johnson’s swearing-in aboard the presidential plane, carrying the body of John F. Kennedy back to Washington from Dallas, will never forget.

How can you have known this fact for 60-something years, yet claim you just heard about it?

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jimmurphy
Discussion: (Fusion Voting) "New Jersey Centrists Seek to Legalize Their Dream: The Moderate Party"

ml1 said:

And as one of the NYT commenters pointed out, the progressive caucus was very willing to make a deal to get BBB done. It was the so-called moderates who reneged and blew up the deal. 

The problem the Democrata have with getting things done is really not the fault of progressives as it is timid centrists who are afraid to be labeled as "socialists" on Fox News. Even though they will be anyway. 

I didn’t post the link to the article so much because I agree that Centrist positions are right, or Progressive positions are wrong.

I agree that the Progressive wing is playing ball, ml1.

To me, the article was more about messaging and understanding the mindset of swing voters (yes, yes - they’re all idiots, DB.)  

I’m sure some recall that I endorsed Warren, and maybe think that’s incongruent with many positions I take here.  I did so because I think her character is beyond reproach, and I thought that the system would rein in some of the more “ambitious” ideas while she was working toward reining in Wall St. and reducing income inequality.

Probably naive in thinking that could happen…

What the article pointed out to me was that these are not revolutionary times and that the message needs to change.

To me, Obama was the near-perfect President. He considered the entire constituency, perhaps to a fault. He underestimated the popularity of Universal health care. Could have rammed it through. 

Big mistake.

If only we as a nation, were colorblnd.

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DanDietrich
Discussion: Meet the Mets (For Mets Fans Only!)

Mets win, Braves lose.

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tomcat
Discussion: July 4th 2022 Celebration in Maplewood

And there is still a fair number of people who refuse to use FB (undersigned amongst them).

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