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Make It Worse

Time stamp: Wednesday morning

As of this writing both chambers of the Tennessee Republican controlled legislature have passed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in their classrooms. The only question remaining is whether Tennessee’s Republican Governor will sign it into law. That is largely unimportant since the measure passed both chambers by veto proof majorities that would most likely override a veto anyway.

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Progressive Sweeping LXVII

There is a huge story that I should be writing about today (at this point I’m saving it for Sunday). Who knows what will pop between now and when I write Sunday’s article. In any event, there is plenty to “sweep up” today.

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GOP Riggin’ ’24

“Rigged election”. In recent years, how many times have you heard a Republican claim that either after they lost an election, it became apparent they were going to lose one and often in both cases? Well, I was slow to get to the point of actually writing it, but it is now just too obvious that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has rigged the 2024 primary so that only Donald Trump can win.

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Your Retribution Opportunity

I have to begin this piece with a word of credit and thanks to Steve Brodner who, in his opinion piece of January 2, 2024 in the Washington Post entitled, These politicians denied democracy on Jan. 6. Now they want your vote., did much of my research work. As of this writing there are 147 Republicans who voted not to certify the electoral college results of the 2020 election despite overwhelming evidence to the back up said results and even after they were attacked by domestic terrorists earlier in the day on January 6, 2021. Several have been implicated in complicity in the planning and/or execution of the illegal events of that day. By virtue of this vote, all 147 of them are in my opinion and that of many, many others, at minimum, accessories after the fact.

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Questions Of Motivation

Republican Representative George Santos of New York was expelled from the House of Representatives on Friday of last week. The vote was 311-114-2-8. This was the third attempt at expulsion, (keep in mind that Santos didn’t take his seat until January of this year). I’d like to list the 112 Republicans who voted to keep Santos in office. 8 (split 5-3 Republicans to Democrats) did not vote; I’ll comment one on. Then I’d like to explore the motivation for some of the votes. (Even a political junkie like me isn’t comfortable ascribing motivations to many of the back benchers.) Totally perplexing to me are the two Democrats who voted “Present”.

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