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Smart decision by 5th Circuit as allowing gender fluidity and incorporating newly invented words into court decisions could open up challenges to an unimaginable number of cases. Still, English is a living language that necessarily changes over time to reflect the society that uses it. Some words can no longer be used...'queer' used to mean unusual, "That's a queer placement of that sofa" would now have derogatory connation. 'Bad' can mean 'good'. And so on. You could say "I think it's swell" and it would cause confusion if you were being sincere or snarky.

A contemporary remake of this Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers movie would necessarily have a same-sex couple:

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I wonder how many young people understand this without googling it???

 

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I think Bernie did a few too many experiments with mind altering drugs, back in the day,,,, LIKE YESTERDAY!!!


REALLY BERNIE,,,,, JUST LIKE HITLER????

I really think he would have HAPPILY been a SNITCH, IN THE WARSAW GHETTO!!!

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NOT one word on the topic at most of the major left wing focused website landing pages this morning (Yahoo, Google News,,,,,,,)!!


They claim there was NO hack of the "App" they created, and likely rushed to production without proper testing/vetting!!!

I have been in the IT world for over 20 years, and this disaster will not portend well for the Democratic party's IT operations moving forward. They are the "Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight", and there is no way the results can be trusted at this point!!

I am willing to wager that their "App For That" was created by a team of "Offshore" developers, they hired on "Fiver"!!! I hope they got their five bucks worth!!!

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I'm sure the 9th would have had a different view. Disgusting bunch out here.
 

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Okay, first off, I'm sorry. As a proud Iowan I have always felt good about our quirky but enlightening caucus procedure. It is a crude and antiquated system, but it works (worked), and has been a telling and important part of the nomination process for a long time. This year the Iowa Democratic party decided to use an app from a company run by former Clinton and Obama staffers, and funded in part by the apparent winner of the Iowa caucuses, Pete Buttigieg. The US Department of Homeland Security offered to stress test the app, but the IDP said no thanks, we got this. A recent update and two days later we have 86% of the results, with an asterisk. The IDP said that the result would be accurate, but shortly after releasing the latest numbers put out a statement saying "There will be a minor adjustment to the last batch." So two days later the numbers are still not complete, and are being altered after their release anyway. It is difficult to take stock in those numbers when the apparent victor, who declared victory immediately following the caucuses before leaving Iowa for New Hampshire with no numbers yet released, just so happens to have funnelled thousands of dollars into the company responsible for said numbers.
In the big picture, the impeachment debacle followed by the embarrassing actions of the speaker of the house, further strains our political process and divides our country. The impeachment started as a partisan witch hunt, and ended with a partisan acquittal. In my estimation the Democratic party did themselves no favors with this whole thing, and Trump's approval numbers would seem to affirm that notion.
The two party system is broken, and our forefathers warned us about it. Unfortunately it would seem that the third party with any traction is socialist, and that is more dangerous to our democracy than almost anything else.
In ending my thoughts I will apologize once again for Iowa's handling of the caucuses, and point out that it wasn't the people that failed the process, it was the process that failed the people.

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."

- John Adams

"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind, (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight,) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
There is an opinion, that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the Government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of Liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in Governments of a Monarchical cast, Patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in Governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And, there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."

- George Washington
 

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Okay, first off, I'm sorry. As a proud Iowan I have always felt good about our quirky but enlightening caucus procedure. It is a crude and antiquated system, but it works (worked), and has been a telling and important part of the nomination process for a long time. This year the Iowa Democratic party decided to use an app from a company run by former Clinton and Obama staffers, and funded in part by the apparent winner of the Iowa caucuses, Pete Buttigieg. The US Department of Homeland Security offered to stress test the app, but the IDP said no thanks, we got this. A recent update and two days later we have 86% of the results, with an asterisk. The IDP said that the result would be accurate, but shortly after releasing the latest numbers put out a statement saying "There will be a minor adjustment to the last batch." So two days later the numbers are still not complete, and are being altered after their release anyway. It is difficult to take stock in those numbers when the apparent victor, who declared victory immediately following the caucuses before leaving Iowa for New Hampshire with no numbers yet released, just so happens to have funnelled thousands of dollars into the company responsible for said numbers.
In the big picture, the impeachment debacle followed by the embarrassing actions of the speaker of the house, further strains our political process and divides our country. The impeachment started as a partisan witch hunt, and ended with a partisan acquittal. In my estimation the Democratic party did themselves no favors with this whole thing, and Trump's approval numbers would seem to affirm that notion.
The two party system is broken, and our forefathers warned us about it. Unfortunately it would seem that the third party with any traction is socialist, and that is more dangerous to our democracy than almost anything else.
In ending my thoughts I will apologize once again for Iowa's handling of the caucuses, and point out that it wasn't the people that failed the process, it was the process that failed the people.

"There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution."

- John Adams

"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind, (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight,) the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
It serves always to distract the Public Councils, and enfeeble the Public Administration. It agitates the Community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
There is an opinion, that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the Government, and serve to keep alive the spirit of Liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in Governments of a Monarchical cast, Patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in Governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And, there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be, by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."

- George Washington
BRAVO!!! EXCELLENT POST!!!

YOU HIT THE NAIL SQUARELY ON THE HEAD!!!

I agree with you Jonathan!!! 100% !!!

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BRAVO!!! EXCELLENT POST!!!

YOU HIT THE NAIL SQUARELY ON THE HEAD!!!

I agree with you Jonathan!!! 100% !!!

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I second this 100%.
 

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Thanks guys. I try not to jump into the political fray but I feel like our country is both at a crossroads and an impasse. It Is a very important time in American history, and it is equally as important for us as Americans to be vigilant in our beliefs and see them through in the upcoming November elections.
No matter your political beliefs, make sure that this latest divisive series of events does not dissuade you from doing your duty as an American and honoring those who fought and died for our great democracy, by showing up to the polls and making your voice heard. God Bless America
 

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I thought all the Dems heads were going to explode from POTUS statements about 2A rights and also about the danger of socialist thinking within our citizenry.
 

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Seven years old, but nothing has changed...


Oops, my bad. We added pole dancing. 🤔
 

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And seven years later...

 

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Seven years old, but nothing has changed...


Oops, my bad. We added pole dancing. 🤔
I did not know this commercial was banned, sad commentary on the state of America.....
 

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I thought all the Dems heads were going to explode from POTUS statements about 2A rights and also about the danger of socialist thinking within our citizenry.
Not a Dem, but had plenty of other reasons for my head to explode.
 

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Okay, so it's really bad when the DNC doesn't trust your results that came in three or so days late, it's even worse when the fan boys at CNN point out how bad you did and finds glaring mistakes in your results.
Make room @Headrat , I gotta get out of Iowa...


An excerpt from the article:

"Precinct-level data reveals multiple precincts where violations of the caucus rules may have occurred. In several precincts, the total vote reported in the final round of the popular vote exceeded the total vote in the first round, even though no one new should have been allowed into the room between the two rounds. And in some cases, a viable candidate lost support from the first round to the final round, even though supporters of viable candidates in the first round were supposed to be locked in to their first choice.

At satellite caucuses, the number of state delegate equivalents awarded per congressional district was calculated based on the turnout across all satellite caucuses within that district. The reported total state delegate equivalents appear to differ from the expected values based on the reported first round vote and the formulas announced by the Iowa Democratic Party."
 

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This next election is going to get ridiculously nasty behind the scenes. TV shows and movies of the past, with their fantastical plots, don't hold a candle to the real-life plotting, corruption and scheming.

I'm starting to root for Russian interference in hopes that DC just gets wiped off the map.
 

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Yup. In Russia they know how to prevent such problems. Opponents of the Tzar simply die or disappear. So simple. What took us so long.
 

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Jared Kushner 2024?
 
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