Paula Langley 
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Re: “"You got power?"

Collins is doing a better job of getting information out than Morris did in 2003. Of course, social media is more prominent in people's lives than it was then but MLGW looks less like the clown car this time, it helps that the damage was less extensive than 2003.

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Posted by Paula Langley on 06/01/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Unite Against Trump!

The author certainly makes lofty promises and it sounds very noble but that is not going to play out in a dignified way for a couple of reasons. First, a significant number of people like what Trump is doing and saying. They want to roll back abortion rights, LGBT rights and various other entitlements. They want to go backwards. They want conservatives on the Supreme Court and they want the United States to be not a republic that reflects the tension of pluralism but a Christian theocratic capitalist nation. I am not one of them but let's not pretend there is not a significant number of people who have been praying for a political opportunity like this.

Next Trump is not running the show, he is a figurehead for Steve Bannon and his vision. Bannon is despicable but he is not stupid, he does not just do "off the cuff" like Trump, he is strategic and clever. They are floating "soft" executive orders now but things will get real soon enough so along with finding ways to get rid of SS and similar programs a war with a muslin nation is on the table and anybody who thinks otherwise is incredibly naive.

It is early days and while the mostly peaceful protests are encouraging, people may get protest fatigue, or the protest may become more chaotic, difficult to tell right now. I blame the Dems for picking Clinton who ran a lifeless campaign and the Republicans are so empty and lacking in anything coherent or marketable that they allowed themselves to get outmaneuvered quite easily and now they will double down and support Trump because the alternative is admitting the GOP is intellectually bankrupt and completely incompetent.

Given all that there is going to be no room for Dems and Republicans to work together in thoughtful resistance and frankly I would be irritated to see Dems making alliances beyond temporary ones because it would be like the frog giving the scorpion a ride across the river. It would be nice to see some spine from the Dems, the Republicans can work their own shit out. But sorry no, the author is off on another planet with stakes this high things will I fear take several unexpected turns some of which will not be peaceful

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Posted by Paula Langley on 02/02/2017 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Preferred Playoffs: Hockey

I am a hockey fan, not the best place to live for that. The Predators are having a good run. I am a Leafs fan so that is the same as saying, hey I am delusional but I grew up in Ontario so that is my excuse. The playoffs in the NHL are called hockey's second season for a reason, often all bets are off. Guys who bag it during the season suddenly come alive, sometimes the big guns go silent. Always love watching.

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Posted by Paula Langley on 05/12/2016 at 9:55 AM
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