And those on the right try to silence those on the left. Gerrymandering is a prime example – making sure that GOP reps get a voice in government despite not representing a majority of the people who voted.
To me it does seem there is truth to “Republicans want to take over our state” – if you look at all the gerrymandering, and the attempts to overthrow/throw out legitimate election results – it does seem as if the Republicans wish to take over against the will of the electorate. And as for all the “both Reps and Dems” hope for the best and just have different ways of getting there, well – look at all the Reps’ willingness to kiss Trumps behind no matter what the cost. Getting behind Trump’s lies and conspiracy theories says to me that they DO NOT want what is best for their states – they simply want absolute power.
It was White Supremacists assaulting the capitol on January 6th – not the Taliban.
They are hoping to take something to prevent Covid – just so long as that something is not called a “vaccine.” Maybe the government should say they will start giving out 2-doses of “Invermectin” to help prevent Covid-19. Of course these doses will be administered with needles, because that is the most effective way to give “invermectin” in the proper dosage.
If you had asked me to guess who the “Proud Boys” were a few years back, I would have assumed it had something to do with gay pride. Funny, though – as “conservative” as they are, just looking at all these strangley dressed men stroking the long, hard objects of their affection makes me wonder if there is not indeed a lot of (supressed) homoerotic desires among them.
Yes, I remember ISIS. 2014 – Obama – and by 2016, ISIS was on the run. Trump continued the fight – but by no means was he the one solely responsible for winning it. It’s not as if Obama spent 2 years doing nothing.
Here’s the thing about withdrawing ALL the civilians, Embassy staff, and so on before the military leaves. You pretty much announce to the world – and the Taliban – how much faith you have in the Afghan Army to defend the country. If Biden sincerely believed the Army would hold out a lot longer, then it would make little sense to evacuate as if the Taliban were going to overrun the whole place within a week. You at least want them to think they will run up against resistance. Certainly this was a miscalculation – but there is a reason for the way things went down. And nothing about the previous guy indicates he would have done things any differently.
The women also are mandated to socially distance themselves from pretty much everyone. That may actually help them avoid infection, as miserable as it makes the rest of their lives.
Lessee now – we were paying good money to keep the area in China’s backyard secure while they were reaping the benefits. NOW it’s no longer our problem, but it is theirs. While they are publically laughing at the US, they now realize we are no longer throwing away good military resources, and that THEY are no longer getting a free ride in regional security. Methinks Biden was playing the long game here. May have botched the withdrawal – but if the Afghans can’t hold out for a week without the US, the withdrawal was never gonna be smooth no matter who was president.
How would YOU feel if some strange guy you never met approached you on the street and said “you look pretty?” Harassment is all about timing and being appropriate. Things you might say to your wife or girlfriend don’t fly with strangers or those you have a work relationship with.