Anyone been following Biden's stradegy in Afghanistan? Husband just pointed out that he is following the same stradegy that we followed in Vietnam. Not wanting to leave because the Taliban will over take the country when we do and we'll lose all the work we did.
If the GOP were honest, there's probably a lot of wishful thinking that he'll either be in prison or dead by the time the next election rolls around. I know that sounds callous, but it's probably close to the truth.
My name is Rene IG @dotren1tx since I'm not good at adding photos on here lol
lani ,birdgal ,bbbearsmom , It's only a negative if you're never doing anything to be part of the solution, because god knows there's a shit ton to moan about from the last 5 years (I count the time asshole launched his campaign of hate). We are living in very difficult and scary times and it's so easy to give in to the 'woe is me' stuff, I do it too sometimes. But I felt empowered the other day when I got my Fair Fight email and I called up my House Rep (he's a Dem so I know which way he's voting anyway, and I must admit I was tempted to call that Supreme Douchenozzle, Darryl Isa, and say I was his constituent just to have his team get a vote no for voter supression.) Anyway, just an FYI to all here, and please pass along to others, you can call your elected Senators or Reps literally 24/7 and leave a message. There are live operators manning, or womanning I should say, the switchboards 24/7 and they are lovely ladies who will help you find your correct elected officials by your zip code. Trust me when I say, these people NEVER answer a phone so you don't have to worry about panicking on your script if an actual human answers, because they wont! It's easy to leave a scripted voice mail and then you've taken action on what you were concerned about. It's not the only thing we can/should be doing, but it's a very easy thing for anyone to do!
DotRen , my husband and I were talking about this last night, it's going to backfire spectacularly. I will say this again, if only COVID attacked those who were not masking up and distancing, I would be fine with that. I'd consider it a Great Darwinian House Cleaning, and let the idiots in the collective gene pool get cleaned out. But sadly these morons are killing innocent folks who are trying to do the right thing. Someone yesterday in CA was saying that it's not just TX, these assholes will come to CA - like they all did over Easter break - and walk around unmasked and in groups, spreading their Covid germs around. It is infuriating and I would be absolutely fine if CA closed its borders to everyone from states where masking is unmandated. I guess you can tell, this chaps my ass tremendously. And you're right DotRen, I do believe they're doing this to undermine the Biden administration, which just goes to show how ignorant and petty these people are. Useless, one and all.
Abbott bitches that "100s" of undocumented immigrants are coming into Texas, not being tested for Covid, and being "put on buses". To where, I don't know. Blames Biden. I haven't tried to fact check this. I find it hard to believe they wouldn't be tested. ETA: Abbott actually said immigrants who have tested positive are being put on buses. So no lie. More below.
ETA: Alrighty, I did some checking. The immigrants are tested and yes some (I don't have the exact number) are coming back positive. The Border Patrol says they have no way of restricting their movements. They are advised of their status and it is recommended to them that they quarantine but it doesn't sound like many are. They mask up and use sanitizer, etc. But yes some are getting on buses and going to who knows where. So it does sound like a broken system. However, I don't know if this is a change from the procedures during Trump's reign or what.
It seems like I spend half my life fact checking. If something really riles me, then I know I have to fact check it.
I like a politician who can tell me how they are spending my money, what are the good things they are doing to make us safe, prosperous, secure, and healthy.
Instead of moaning and groaning and pointing out the other guy/gals imperfections. I can see and hear. I'm not paying you to stand and point. I can get a dog to do that and all it would take was a Milk Bone and a pat on the head.
I want them to tell me what they have done to earn their pay. Not what others are or are not doing.
Lani, inquiring minds want to know. It's a good thing. As Oprah would say. I think it was Oprah.
Just a bit more on Abbott: he delayed getting federal funds for testing immigrants for Covid, then blames the federal government. He states it's solely the federal responsibility to test for Covid and not the states. Oh the games people play now, every night and every day now...never meaning what they say now, never saying what they mean. Oh yeah...