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Yes yes yes, we should not indulge in irrational thinking. It is not good for us in general. None of us know, with certainty, what will happen in the election. There are many polls and much wishful thinking. There is also the precedent of Bush v. Gore.
If...if...if (you notice all the "if's LOL) the dictator-wannabe is re-elected..... god forbid.... I think I will get drunk for a few days, at home, so I endanger no one else. Then I might contemplate moving to Canada somehow. Barring that drastic move, we will all have a huge amount of work to do to save our democracy.
Please, fellow Americans, deliver us from this evil called Donald Trump.
Its definitely self-serving. I mean, once you grow up, life is all about contradictions.
Most days, in the crack of separation between his own aims and the aims of the president, the Republican can find a way to live with himself. Most days, feeling no connection to the White House, he can do his job and achieve a state of blissful denial, thinking little about whom his actions are really in service of. Most days, he doesnt factor into it, he said, explaining the cognitive dissonance. Trumps pretty disengaged day to day. He has subcontracted most of what his administration actually does to actual Republicans who work on traditional Republican issues. Thats the story of his presidency. This is fundamentally a pretty lazy guy who likes to watch a lot of TV, likes to call up his buddies on the phone and bitch about why the government isnt really working for him.
But other days, during periods of crises or threat or less common unified effort, the interests of this White House and every Republican outside it fuse together. Its not sustainable in times like that, he said, which feels really bad on a personal level. There are times when we are all working directly, and those times felt bad. Though, if hes being honest, not entirely bad. They can also be kind of fun, he said, adding that standing against a common enemy in those cases, Nancy Pelosi, congressional Democrats, and the entirety of the #Resistance is the whole game for people like him. I still enjoyed that, he said, Thats the bread and butter of what Republicans do.
He knows that other anonymous Republicans walk among him. But its been a long four years since that Election Night funeral, he said, and every mourner had to make his or her own choice. A certain segment went and got jobs in the administration. A certain segment wanted to keep suckling off the teat of the RNC and all that, he said. He doesnt talk much about Trumps faults with those people anymore. If you dont like Trump, but you like money, and youre willing to be vocal about how we need to reelect him, theres a lot of money to be made this year. Politics is a business, just like anything else, and the more sacrifices youre willing to make, the better business is. Besides, he said, its hard to go up against the president of your own party even if hes not really a Republican.
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listed on this UK weather site as Barrow: https://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/maps/current?ART=karte&TYP=wetter&LANG=en&UP=0&WMO=70026&CONT=namk&NOREGION=1&CEL=F&TIME=std&LEVEL=140&R=310
I have been to Utqiagvik twice, back in the 1980's when it was called Barrow. Truly arctic climate, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
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Thats the prediction of Greg Bell, president of the Utah Hospital Association, who said administrators of the states hospitals confronted Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday with a grim list: Criteria they propose doctors should use if they are forced to decide which patients can stay in overcrowded intensive care units.
Under the criteria, which would require Herberts approval, patients who are getting worse despite receiving intensive care would be moved out first. In the event that two patients' conditions are equal, the young get priority over the old, since older patients are more likely to die.
We told him, It looks like were going to have to request those be activated if this trend continues," Bell recounted, 'and we see no reason why it wont.'"
Sorry if this was already posted, I did look for it.
By contrast, in Key West, Florida: 85 F (29 C) http://www.wx-now.com/Current/KNQX
I rarely go on Facebook. Is the campaign a significant presence there ? A sincere non-trollish question, as always. Thank you in advance.
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