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I've been trying to comprehend what the fuck her deal is. she seems to have had decent positions on most issues prior to gaining real political power and is now doing the opposite of what would be expected of her. is she being swayed by corporate interests, or is she trying to hold on to her position by appearing more middle of the road, or what?

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^ could be another case of a little too much fame/power going to someone's head. feeling that powerful stops a person from thinking rationally, feeling empathy, etc.

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2 hours ago, usagi said:

I've been trying to comprehend what the fuck her deal is. she seems to have had decent positions on most issues prior to gaining real political power and is now doing the opposite of what would be expected of her. is she being swayed by corporate interests, or is she trying to hold on to her position by appearing more middle of the road, or what?

Apparently bought out.

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My city is in the toilet right now. State already has the highest per capita infection rate in the country, over 1270 new cases and 10 COVID deaths as of today, and on top of that there were anti-maskers at yesterday's city assembly meeting who wore paper Stars of David to play false victims of mask mandates, which they compared to the Holocaust. And the fucking mayor defended them: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2021/09/30/a-direct-disrespect-jewish-leaders-decry-use-of-holocaust-symbolism-to-protest-anchorage-mask-ordinance/

I shouldn't be venting about local politics like this on here, but this is beyond idiocy. I remember people saying a while back that Trump will have done lasting damage beyond his presidency. Well, it's confirmed.

The main reason we ended up with this shit-bag mayor in the first place was a 19 percent voter turnout. Turns out low voter turnout leads to shitty leadership...familiar. 

As a friendly reminder, please vote in local elections. Do not make the same mistake that we did.

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Man, that sucks.  I am kind of glad that I don't live in a red area.  NJ is doing decently right now, thankfully.  My area is 75% vaccinated (18 and older, 62% total).  At my workplace, they're bringing everybody back to work on Monday and even making masks optional for people who are fully vaccinated.

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On 10/1/2021 at 11:10 AM, ambermonke said:

As a friendly reminder, please vote in local elections. Do not make the same mistake that we did.

as shit as the situation can be in terms of candidates and meaningful change, I think it's almost always the worse option to not vote at all.

having said that:

 

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Here’s a pretty sobering take on the state of American democracy… sorry for the generic link, but there is no direct link for the episode, just the show page. Scroll down and listen to this one: 

“OCTOBER 1, 2021

How attempts to overthrow the presidential election threaten democracy

There's new information on just how hard the Trump administration tried to overthrow the 2020 election. How healthy is the state of our democracy? Neil Buchanan, Suzanne Mettler, Anna Grzymala-Busse and Jack Beatty join Meghna Chakrabarti.”


https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510053/on-point

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8 hours ago, usagi said:

as shit as the situation can be in terms of candidates and meaningful change, I think it's almost always the worse option to not vote at all.

having said that:

 

Pretty much agree with all of this

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Those 'Save Australia' protests in NYC from teachers protesting mandatory vaccination...just surreal stuff yo. Hopefully we can scam those crazy gullible conservs to gofund us poor totalitariats a $1 a day rather than being liberated with drone strikes.

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12 hours ago, Blir said:

gotta admit the fuck off stamp made me laugh lol

a friend made business cards that just say "FUCK YOU" in big block letters. 

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23 minutes ago, Nebraska said:

the long arm of the law catches up with "thugs" in the wrong part of town

Only in the last year or so have I noticed how many white-supremacists-who-don't-realize-they're-white-supremacists there are. (My dad included)

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37 minutes ago, Nebraska said:

the long arm of the law catches up with "thugs" in the wrong part of town

Lol: “I know my people … I’m not from here.”

WTF. Apparently he was fired though (but was he rehired just down the road?)

 

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