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“…it doesn’t have the loops and valves of a trumpet.”
Then it must be a bungle.
“How much can he eat, unless his stomach is in his mouth…”
I think his stomach is his mouth.
“We did elect them. The Electoral College elected someone else.”
Not so. “We” may not have “chosen” them, but we did elect them… through the election laws as prescribed by our Constitution.
If you want to Amend the Constitution through legal means, have at it. (I know that I want to, but not necessarily in the same ways as you would.) But if you declare any portion of the Constitution to be “invalid”, then you are implying the same with regard to the entire Constitution. And I’m pretty sure that you’re not claiming to have that authority.
And we’ll collect it now, just in case you do win and might consider not paying.
“…I doubt Al Gore would have taken us into Afghanistan or Iraq, or ignored global warming…
Would Hillary have ignored or politicized Covid?"
But we didn’t elect them. And I was responding to your “We did elect different leaders….”
“I need a filling station!”
There’s a dental clinic half-a-mile ahead of you, on the right.
“Actually, Lalo has a great idea here. The police do not need to be ‘defunded’, the police need to be ‘DISARMED’ "
No. They need to be de-violenced. After all, Chauvin didn’t use a gun. A policeman with a club can still kill a person, and there have even been rare cases of death-by-TASER where a person was tasered repeatedly until they “stopped resisting”.
There are actually many situations where a cop may reasonably be expected to need a gun. What we need is to get rid of cops who feel that (part of?) their job is to punish individuals who don’t obey them… and not just those who feel that death is an appropriate “punishment”.
Meanwhile, it seems that the only way to have that happen, except in just a few isolated cases (none of which is likely to be a big city) is federal legislation… enforceable, and enforced!
I have many further thoughts about what requirements there should be — training, psychological profile, responsibility, etc. — for anyone to be a member of (or deputized by) any police force. But this is enough for this comment. And I really don’t expect that anything of the sort will come from our current Congress, or even for several decades (or centuries?)
Latest report that I’ve seen (hoping for updates) is that there was a gun, and there was residue on the kid’s gloves connected to firing the gun. BUT…
1) There was also another, older individual involved, who was arrested but not shot. Almost no information about him. Did he hand the kid the gun so that it wouldn’t be found on him? (That is, admittedly, speculation.)
2) The video shows the kid with the gun in his hand, but not pointing it at the officer. In fact, it was later found in the nearby bushes. And then he raised both hands. Was he throwing the gun away before giving up? Too bad; too late. The officer already had his gun out and ready, and less than a second after the gun is visible in the video, the officer fired the shot that killed the kid.
3) Why do the police who do shoot always seem to shoot to kill, never to disarm/disable, even when the (assumed) infraction is only a traffic violation or an attempt to avoid arrest? Is that part of their training?
“The house of wheels, it does have a certain ring to it…..”
Would you like to be their spokesperson?
“Republican’s could never develop any plans as #45 was creating confusion and disarray and reversing his own plans in mid-sentence.”
Well, in theory, they could have ignored him and actual developed their own plans.
Hmm. Maybe I should replace that “theory” with “fantasy”.