One of my long-time friends still believes he's a "good guy" because he's not taking a salary... I pointed out that he doesn't need the salary, he's already getting a ton of $$ off the taxpayers by using his properties and "we" pay for him (and the secret service, all his staff) to stay there. He's making more off that than he would off a salary. She decided that was offensive lol -so I linked a summary: trump's business profits off the taxpayers She unfriended me, Ah well. I guess facts are offensive to some people lol.
My name is Rene IG @dotren1tx since I'm not good at adding photos on here lol
If this doesn't show how absolutely absurd our country's citizens have become I don't know what would. 64% of people believe Trump has committed crimes (mostly think this before he was in office, but 45% think he has committed crimes while in office), and yet he still has a 46% approval rating. That's almost half the country! 88% of Republicans think he walks on water. When did it become ok to be a criminal even if not convicted and still be someone people approve of being president? That just makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever!
"You see, our glorious diversity—our diversity of faiths, and colors and creeds―that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are." -- Michelle Obama
"Donald Trump is laying the groundwork to de-legitimize the 2020 election"
Here we go again. The same old song, and the same old verse. If he loses the election it was not legitimate. If he wins the election, then we should totally ignore any interference from Russia or anyone else. Honestly, this guy seems to have only one playbook. The rules are simple: 1) keep inserting hate at every opportunity; 2) at all times try to de-legitimize the justice system as well as intelligence experts; 3) pretend you're going to build a big, beautiful wall and that will totally solve illegal immigration, the drug problem, and probably terrorism too; 4) hold lots of stupid rallies where you say totally incomprehensible gibberish as an adoring crowd chants things like "lock her up" and "build that wall;" 5) suck up to as many dictators as you can. Surely people will not allow him to get away with this again? I wish I could believe that they won't, but I have lost a great deal of confidence in the American people.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) wants younger people to have a say in federal elections....... On Wednesday, Pressley introduced an amendment to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 years old in federal elections. The legislation would allow minors to vote for Congress and for President as soon as the 2020 elections.
I'm not in favor of 16 year old voting. I think 18 is just fine, but no on the 16.
Sixteen does sound awfully young. There are so many things that kids that young don't understand, and sometimes they just want to be "against" whatever they think their parents and parents' generation are in favor of. Of course, on the other hand, 16 year olds do understand a lot more about technology and probably serious issues like climate change than their parents/grandparents. They're also exposed to much more world news than we ever were growing up. At 16 I don't remember having much interest in anything outside what was going on in my high school, but I think kids are much more attuned to the world around them now. I remember when the voting age was changed from 21 to 18. That was the first year I got to vote, so I voted at 18. I think back then the reasoning behind it was that if you were considered old enough to die in VietNam you were old enough to vote. (Of course, as I remember "streaking" was a the big craze going on then. And, no I did not "streak" but I did attend a streaking event or two. LOL!) So I'm not really sure what I think. My first reaction is no it is too young, but then I can also think of reasons in favor as well. I will be interested in reading what some of the others think. I think of 16 year olds as being children.
Nope. Not in favor of having a Sweet Sixteen party during the day (do they still do that?) and going to vote that evening. I also remember when and why the voting age was changed to 18. I had younger twin brothers back then and one was sent over there while the other one was in Korea. Thankfully they both came home safe but I can't honestly say sound.
16 is still a child. They should be out with their friends listening to music and sneaking smokes from their parents (do they still do that?) They should be hanging out with their friends in a mall picking out outfits and having a cheeseburger and a shake and falling in love every other day. They should not be picking a president. Hell, grownups can't even do that right!
Don't mess with older people. The older we get the less "life in prison" is a deterrent.