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Hey, Elected Republicans and Progressives ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: freedom

Just a reminder:

‎”What is to be the consequence, in case the Congress shall misconstrue this part [the necessary and proper clause] of the Constitution and exercise powers not warranted by its true meaning, I answer the same as if they should misconstrue or enlarge any other power vested in them … the success of the usurpation will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in a last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people, who can by the elections of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.” –James Madison, Federalist No. 44, 1788

We The People DO NOT reside

in the 50 colonies of

the Imperial Washington, DC

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Okay, About The Military at the RepCon 2012 ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Politics, Supporting the troops

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After my little rant yesterday about the Military hardly being mentioned or the war for that matter, by any of the speechifiers, I watched again last night for a bit and saw this:

Beau Davidson Performs At Republican National Convention

Very nice song and terrific photos of our Military and Veterans.  Yes, we are so blessed to be Americans ~ we have something inside us that when threatened, stands up, comes out swinging and won’t back down.  And I do see the connection between the song and the photos, because without our Armed Services, this country wouldn’t exist.  But I have to say I found this little “for the troops” interlude between speeches weak at best.

I think if they were going to show photos of our Finest, they should have had a Military band play The  Warrior Song Project’s “The Warrior Song“.

But then, that’s just me.

This also:

Christopher Devlin-Young & Jeanine McDonnell

Jeanine McDonnell is the daughter of our Governor here in VA (who is also a Vet).  A special Woman.

And – Go Coasties!!!!!

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Well, here’s one for all the ones waiting at home and praying and worrying:

Comin’ Home by Dave Adams and The Warrior Song Project

(I apologize ~ I can’t seem to embed some of these videos for some reason)

And here’s one by an Iraq and Afghanistan Vet for the Vietnam Vets who did not get a “Welcome Home” (because of the people who are still out there spitting on the Troops – some who are now in positions of power in DC or teaching in our Institutions of Higher Learning)

“The Eagle Cried” ~ an original song and music by U.S. Army Major J. Billington

We are still at war ~ and yet again, another Democratic admin is trying to gut our Military.  Go figure….

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Politics, Supporting the troops

Having watched a good portion of the Republican Convention last night on CSPAN, there was one thing I noticed missing from the speeches I did see (the rest that came on after my bed time I have recorded).  That one thing was our Military and the war that is still going on in Afghanistan.  (Yes Virginia, we are still at war.)

Maybe I missed that part.  (If I did, please leave a link to it in the comments and I’ll update the post.)

Now I know that the convention is all about nominating the presidential candidate and revving up the party for the election ~ and yes, it is very important to get the support quotient raised.  But the same moments the speeches were being given in praise of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, our kids in uniform, wearing 80 lbs of gear, were starting their day of taking on the enemy or standing guard over and trying to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan citizens.

As they have been doing for a helluva long decade.

Even the obnoxious Code Pinkies and their comrades showed up – not to so much protest the war as was their #1 priority during Bush’s terms- but to protest the (Democrat party’s frantically made up) Republican party’s “war on women”, sporting pink vagina costumes, for the love of god.

Vets For Peace, United National Antiwar Coalition and Women Against Military Madness are there though, with their focus being anti-war.  Even Westboro Baptist Lunatics have shown up to lend their brand of crazy to the protest festivities. (You can find all sorts of videos at youtube, I’m sure, so I’m not linking to their crap.)  Apparently, the vaginas are getting most of the media attention.

And while the protesters protest and call for the killing of the police and anyone who disagrees with them:

Air Force fighter jets are watching the skies over the convention.

The National Guard is on hand to support the local authorities in keeping the protesters from causing too much harm.

Military Working Dogs, their handlers and members of the Veterinary Corps are also on duty at the Convention.

And The Tea Party Patriots honored our military at the RNC Convention.

But how much time was given to acknowledging our Military and Veterans so far?

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Out of sight, out of mind?

Not for those of us with skin in the game.


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“Bow to Nobody”

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Obama, Veterans

I love it!!

Read this article and then watch the video:

EXCLUSIVE: SEAL AD TO EXCORIATE OBAMA FOR BOWING TO FOREIGN LEADERS

“The ad itself accurately portrays where this President is,” said Zinke (the former Navy SEAL who started the super PAC, Special Operations for America.) “It accurately portrays his core belief that America should not lead. This president is shaping America to be one of the followers, to relinquish our role as a world leader. I didn’t fight 23 years as a Navy SEAL to watch America bow to anybody.”

Video here.

Go get ‘im!

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Emails…I Get Emails ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Obama

Lots and lots of emails from Obama for America.  (They don’t seem to vet their email list much.)

One was from His Imperial Highnessness Dear Leader Himself ~ (I’m in italics)

Deborah –

When I’m out there talking to voters, we talk about what we’ve done, what we plan to do over the next four years, and why the other guys have dangerous plans to go back to the policies that failed America for almost a decade.  (lies)

But there is another question that keeps coming up, and you need to know about it: “Why do I see so many more ads for the other guys?” (strawman lie)

You don’t need me to tell you that the Romney campaign is outraising us — that billionaire ideologues and corporate interests are piling on tens of millions more in negative ads trashing us, and that all of it means that undecided voters in battleground states like Iowa could be seeing false, misleading, negative attacks at a rate almost twice as often as they hear from us.  (more lies)

Last week, when I was in Iowa, voters told me they were feeling it. The numbers back it up: Our side is getting outspent 2-to-1 on the air there. (liar!)

But the folks asking me about this don’t want an explanation — they want to know what I’m going to do about it.  (Heh. Good one, that.)

And the fact is that solving this problem is up to you.  (AGAIN, IT’S UP TO ME?!  I’M PAYING FOR 48% NON-TAXPAYERS AND A HELLUVA LOT OF ILLEGALS AND IT’S AGAIN UP TO ME??)

Close the gap on the air by making a donation of $5 or more now.

You’re getting this email because you know what the stakes are in this election. You know the facts about what we’ve done to prevent a deeper crisis and to start building an economy that works for the middle class. (Yeah – nothin’)

But for someone who’s not as engaged, these ads may be an important and possibly even primary source of information about the choice in this election. (if you can’t win fair – lie cheat and steal.)

So it’s a bad situation if 90 percent of them are false, negative attacks on us. (LOLOLOLOLOOOOL!!!! A bit of a stretch there, don’t you think?))

We’re losing this air war right now. (*snort*)

I don’t have as much time to campaign this time as I did in 2008, so this whole thing is riding on you making it happen. (Are you frickin kidding me??  What the hell else you been doing??  Oh. that’s right. Those were all “official” business trips, conveniently held at intimate high school and college campuses.)

Donate now to close the gap on the air:  (the gap is there because you hAVE SUCKED ALL THE OXYGEN OUT OF THE AIR WITH YOUR BS)

https://donate.barackobama.com/72-Days

Thank you,

Barack

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MY REPLY ~

Sorry BO…as a small business owner, I’m all tapped out for some *cough*your*cough*policies*cough* reason, bud.

You too, huh?  Funny that…

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Then there’s this email from good ol’ Jimmy M.:

Deborah –

Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president of the United States, just said this:

“No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.”   (you all don’t have much of a sense of humor, do you?  Sarcastic wit goes right by you, huh?)

Take a moment or two to think about that, what he’s actually saying, and what it says about Mitt Romney.   (okay, I’ll bite – just what does it say about Mitt Romney, other than he’s being a bit sarcastic and making fun of all the birther stuff, which if I remember correctly was started by Hillary…and isn’t she one of yours?)

Then make a donation of $5 or more to re-elect Barack Obama today:  (This is supposed to be a good reason to reelect the Amateur in Chief??  You’re kidding, right?  You’re trying to be funny now, aren’t you?   No?  Oh.)

https://donate.barackobama.com/74-Days   (Don’t think so.  Nope. No. Naw…)

Thanks,  Messina

Jim Messina

Campaign Manager

Obama for America

Actually Messina, I’d say this email says more about you all than Mitt Romney.  And it ain’t pretty.

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BOHICA ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Afghanistan, From The Front, Islamofascists, Politics

U.S. to Discipline Nine Soldiers in Afghan Incidents

By DION NISSENBAUM

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military is expected to discipline nine service members on Monday in connection with two incidents that sparked widespread outrage in Afghanistan, including the burning of copies of the Quran at one of the country’s largest military bases.

The punishment, which doesn’t include criminal charges or jail time, falls far short of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s calls for a public trial, and it remains unclear how Afghan officials and the broader public will respond to decisions that could be viewed as relatively lenient.

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The punishments against the Marines, and likely for the Army soldiers, are expected to be career-ending, blocking service members from re-enlisting, officials said.

Both the Army and Marine Corps are shrinking, and service members with significant administrative actions against them are unlikely to be retained, officials said.

Read it all here.

Oh for the love of god…here we go again.

Progtards battle cry: Appeasement. Appeasement. Appeasement.

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American Taliban seeks group prayer in Ind. prison

By CHARLES WILSON

The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. government claims it has the ultimate proof that American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh might foment hate and violence among fellow Muslim inmates if they’re allowed to pray together daily. He has already tried, it argues.

Lindh had been charged with conspiring to kill Americans and support terrorists, but those charges were dropped in a plea agreement. He is serving a 20-year sentence for supplying services to the now-defunct Taliban government of Afghanistan and carrying explosives for them. He is eligible for release in 2019.

But Lindh, 31, accuses the government of going too far in its drive for security and trampling on his freedom of religion by restricting group prayers among Muslim inmates in the Terre Haute, Ind., prison unit where he has been housed since 2007.

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Lindh is expected to testify Monday in federal court in Indianapolis during the first day of a trial that will examine how far prison officials can go to ensure security in the age of terrorism.

Read it all here.

What a waste of time and money.  But then, he does belong to a special victims pet group of the progtards, doesn’t he?  And these “plea deals” have got to go.

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Seventeen party-goers ‘found beheaded’ in Afghan village

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Fifteen men and two women were found beheaded in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province on Monday, punishment meted out by Taliban insurgents for a mixed-sex party with music and dancing, officials said.

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Also in same article:

Ten Afghan soldiers killed

and

Two US troops killed by rogue Afghan soldier

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Veterans weigh in: $16 trillion debt endangers security

By Pete Hegseth  CEO, Concerned Veterans for America

What do American military veterans believe is the greatest threat to our nation’s security? If you think the answer is China, the Iranian nuclear threat, or foreign terrorist groups, guess again: Nearly three-quarters of veterans we surveyed last month cite economic weakness (42 percent) and the national debt (30 percent) as the top threats to national security.

As policymakers in Washington wrestle with historic budget deficits — and candidates hit the stump with plans to jumpstart the economy — they should keep these results in mind.

Veterans are often assumed to be a monolith, focused narrowly on VA health and retirement benefits. They’re not. Our military and veterans — having sworn an oath to defend the Constitution — have a keen eye towards all threats to our nation’s future, foreign and domestic. They know that our nation’s military might and inherent freedoms are inextricably tied to our economic health.

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For the United States, which secures American and Western interests around the globe, the $16 trillion debt — combined with scant economic growth — is a recipe for compromised security. As our leaders seek to stanch the flow of deficit spending and mounting interest payments on the debt, the 19 percent of our budget that pays for our defense is increasingly a top target.

Why? Because it’s easier to cut back on military priorities than muster the courage to reform entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security — programs that together command a much larger portion of the federal budget (62 percent) and are the overwhelming drivers of current and future debt. Those programs — especially Medicare — also constitute a political maze of presidential proportions, as we’ve seen in the past few weeks.

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Once again, political game-playing on the backs of our warfighters. Heaven forbid any of those multiple and redundant entitlement programs have a penny cut from their bloated bureaucracy.

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MoH recipient Meyer blasts Army officers in new book

WEST MILFORD, N.J. — During one of the Afghan war’s ugliest battles, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer was nearly taken prisoner at gunpoint but fended off his would-be captor by beating him to death with a baseball-sized rock, according to the Marine’s forthcoming book.

That is among several revelations in “Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War.”

Very interesting interview.  And another book to add to the reading list.

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Upside Down and Sideways ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Uncategorized

Military budget cuts, the (mostly absent) Leader of the “free” world doing his damndest in gutting our defense capabilities, strong women doing amazing things and hysteria over a made up war on women…which of these subjects do you think made Top Story this past week?

Reckless Lunacy

WASHINGTON — Americans following this year’s presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won’t notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama.

The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons.

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Of course the media won’t report on this.  They agree with the Messiah-in-Chief.  It’s much easier to report 24/7 about a republican senate candidate making a ditzy comment about rape.  Now that’s a war they can get their arms around.

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Always, it’s the Military first.  Never the Departments of Entitlements.  More Free Stuff, please. (Contraception!!  And if that doesn’t work: Abortions!).  Nevermind that free stuff won’t help if we’re all blown to hell.

Serious about cutting spending? Start with the military.

A majority of all federal discretionary spending is for defense and national security. So, if you’re looking to trim the federal budget, why not start there? But Romney/Ryan wants to maintain current levels — $700 billion or so.

There are corners of the GOP, though, where there is an appetite for military spending cuts. Congressman Mick Mulvaney is a leader. Over at the American Conservative, Michael Ostrolenk interviews Mulvaney on the issue. Some excerpts:

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And be sure to read the comments.  Constitution 101, anyone?

*Head/desk*

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Unknown Soldiers: Erika and Erica –

Editor’s note: “The Unknown Soldiers” is a blog about U.S. troops who do their duty – largely without media attention or fanfare – and how a nation at war cannot afford to stand idly by.

At just 24 years of age, U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Erika Bagley has already been to Afghanistan twice.

“It’s something I always wanted to do since I was little,” Sgt. Bagley said. “I did a semester of college and decided it wasn’t for me, so I just decided to join the Army.”

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Afghanistan is barely mentioned on the news these days, even though cities and towns across America continue to suffer the devastating effects of war.

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There are so many more stories such as the one above that you’ll never hear if left to the LSM.

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Lasers and Idiots ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: STUPIDITY

If it isn’t one damn thing for those who protect us, it’s another:

Green lasers halt Coast Guard air searches

Posted by LT Stephanie Young

The SAR alarm is sounded and a Coast Guard helicopter is launched. As the aircrew arrives on scene, ready to search for the boater who needs their help, a green light enters the cockpit. It’s a green laser being shined from land and its blinding beam forces the pilots to head back to base, unable to finish their search.

This life-threatening incident is not a made-up story but something happening to Coast Guard aircrews along our nation’s coasts as they take flight to save lives.

When a laser is directed into an aircraft, the aircrew has to stop searching immediately and land. The crew is grounded until each person has an eye exam and is cleared by a flight surgeon. This process can take up to 24 hours, depending on when and where the incident occurred. Additionally, there is typically a two-to-three hour delay to get a new helicopter and crew on scene to resume a search.

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Can we bring back the switch?

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Swift-Boating, Media Lies & Enemy Lists ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Afghanistan, Obama

UPDATE:
Navy SEALs Hit Back at Pres. Obama’s ‘Condescending and Belittling’ Comments

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If nothing else, the AP is consistent in it’s half-truth reporting and progressive shielding for the Great One:

Special operators to anti-Obama groups: zip it

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of retired special operations and CIA officers who claim President Barack Obama revealed secret missions and turned the killing of Osama bin Laden into a campaign centerpiece are coming under criticism from some of their own.

Some special operations officers say the activist veterans are breaking a sacred military creed: respect for the commander in chief.   (Myself ~ I respect the office, but definitely not the man.  I don’t see where he has done much to warrant that respect.)

“This is an unprofessional, shameful action on the part of the operators that appear in the video, period,” U.S. Army Special Forces Maj. Fernando Lujan wrote on his Facebook page, to a chorus of approval from colleagues.  (Read this to know a bit more about Maj. Lujan’s perspective. Sigh…it’s no wonder the AP talked to him.)

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“This is not to criticize the president personally, and the president himself,” the group’s founder, former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor, said in an interview Tuesday. “But at the same time, we feel he is ultimately responsible for cracking down on these leaks.”   (The buck should stop at the CinC’s desk, but since this CinC is rarely at his desk, I guess that doesn’t pertain to Dear Leader.)

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The head of U.S. Special Operations Command sees it differently.

“Make no mistake about it, it was the president of the United States that shouldered the burden for this operation, that made the hard decisions,” the leader of the raid, Adm. Bill McRaven, said at this summer’s Aspen Security Forum.  (Just goes to prove that there may be brass on their shoulders, but not so much elsewhere.  Politics triumphs over values these days ~ as well as our kids’ lives.)

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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., compared the group’s campaign to the “Swift Boat” attacks that questioned his service during the Vietnam War. Though later discredited, (Really????) the claims were partially blamed for unseating his 2004 presidential campaign. (Aw, come on, AP.  The only ones who were discredited were Kerry and some of the “witnesses” that lined up to bamboozle America about those who fought in Vietnam.  Hell, he didn’t even throw his own medals over the fence…)


But wait!  There’s more!!  From the “truth-tellers” over at barackobama.com, another addition to The Enemy List:

Swift Boat 2.0: Conservative groups behind false attacks on the President’s national security record

It is not surprising that the attacks these groups are launching lack any credibility. The President is committed to protecting our troops and our country’s security. The only way to mislead Americans about his record on national security is to resort to dishonest and overtly political smear campaigns that do a disservice to Americans who deserve to know the facts about the President’s record.

So says the lying kettle to the pot.

EDITORIAL: Swift-boating Obama

Veterans target the leaker-in-chief

President Obama is brushing off criticism from the Special Operations community over politicized national-security leaks and his exaggerated role in the Osama bin Laden takedown. Two new organizations — the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund and Special Operations Speaks — have launched campaigns to highlight the president’s exploitation of the military for political gain.

“I don’t take these folks too seriously,” Mr. Obama said on Monday, but the criticism must be hitting a raw nerve. The Obama campaign quickly put up a webpage devoted to discrediting the groups.

Read more: EDITORIAL: Swift-boating Obama – Washington Times

“I don’t take these folks too seriously” ~ That is the problem right there.  The only person he takes seriously is himself.

Oh, and those who donate to his never-ending campaign.  But he’d still throw them under that big ol’ bus of his, if need be.

For those of us at home who have kids and loved ones in uniform, realizing that NO ONE is reporting the facts anymore, is enraging and crazy-making.

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Also ~ A good question:

Is the Administration ready to admit these attacks aren’t anomolies?

Bouhammer

What I want to highlight is a little add-on to the bottom of the story posted on FoxNews at www.foxnews.com/world/2012/08/21/us-military-chief-plane-hit-by-afghan-militants-at-air-base/#ixzz24BxfNuRw

So far this year, civilian and military leaders keep saying that these attacks are “anomolies”, “lone wolves” and “infiltrators” in order to downplay how serious an issue this is. But from reading the piece below it sounds to me like they are starting to indirectly admit that this is a serious issue.

About damn time.  But will anything positive come from it?

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Stunning Revision of Reality ~

Author: yankeemom  //  Category: Politics

How people can take seriously someone who has absolutely no compunction about lying through her teeth is beyond comprehension:

Nancy Pelosi on Late night TV

But then, lying is all the Progs do.  Which is remarkable in itself, in that their agenda is so un-American that they can’t come right out and tell the people what it actually is.  It would be interesting to see how people would react if what the Progs and all their minions do behind closed doors and out of sight of the press were right out front for all to see.

Or more to the point, how many people would react in the first place.

If you’ve ever worked in an office, especially a government office, I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are the workers who just do their job and nothing more, no matter if a deadline is fast approaching and the whole office is behind, and constantly complaining about unfair treatment to coworkers but never speaking up to their supervisors to try to rectify the problem.

And then there are the few workers who do their job, then take on more to help out a coworker or just to get the work done.  And when they see something that isn’t right, take it up with their supervisor right then and if that doesn’t fix the problem, go right to the top and stay on it until the problem is fixed.

Unfortunately, the first type of worker is in the majority and the second worker is in the oh, so small of a minority.

Much like the voters in this country.

Which is why we have such a large number of progressives in our government and the Nancy Pelosis have 25, 30 year seats ~ lying and cheating all the way.

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