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Trump is appealing the tax ruling (that went against him).
The judge who got the case? Merrick Garland. (lol)
 

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Team alternate reality not doing too well in court. Go figure.
 
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I don't really get this tweet or anyone crushing NYT or others that think Hope Hicks is in very bad situation. She's obviously in a very bad situation, as are all of the other people that the White House is telling not to cooperate with congress. On one hand, not complying with congressional subpoenas is clearly illegal and could result in huge fines, and in this case, possibly criminal exposure. On the other hand, anyone who provides testimony harmful to the president will have their name dragged through the mud and their career potentially destroyed going forward. I don't feel sorry for any of them, but they are undeniably not in an enviable position.

I also don't see what any of this has to do with race, other than that it's something, and everything is about race.
 
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I don't really get this tweet or anyone crushing NYT or others that think Hope Hicks is in very bad situation. She's obviously in a very bad situation, as are all of the other people that the White House is telling not to cooperate with congress. On one hand, not complying with congressional subpoenas is clearly illegal and could result in huge fines, and in this case, possibly criminal exposure. On the other hand, anyone who provides testimony harmful to the president will have their name dragged through the mud and their career potentially destroyed going forward. I don't feel sorry for any of them, but they are undeniably not in an enviable position.

I also don't see what any of this has to do with race, other than that it's something, and everything is about race.
I don't see this as a choice at all. I mean, there is only one choice - and that's to tell the truth.

FWIW, it's a bad situation of her own making. So, like you I don't feel sorry for her. But more than that - I see only one path towards 'redemption.'

For race - I don't know. The analogy might not be perfect. But at the end of the day - she'll still come out a wealthy CT girl, with small talent - and a fast track back to 'the fast lane.' Her parents and her privilege ensured that long before Trump & Co. noticed her.
I don't think she's ruined in the least - though I sure think she deserves that -
 
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I don't see this as a choice at all. I mean, there is only one choice - and that's to tell the truth.

FWIW, it's a bad situation of her own making. So, like you I don't feel sorry for her. But more than that - I see only one path towards 'redemption.'

For race - I don't know. The analogy might not be perfect. But at the end of the day - she'll still come out a wealthy CT girl, with small talent - and a fast track back to 'the fast lane.' Her parents and her privilege ensured that long before Trump & Co. noticed her.
I don't think she's ruined in the least - though I sure think she deserves that -
I agree that the right choice is pretty clear, but a lot of people are still minimizing the consequences. When I say that she'll get dragged through the mud if she testifies, I don't mean by congress. I mean that she'll get thrown under the bus by the president and co., just like everyone else that does things that he doesn't want them to do. That might not be a big deal for olds like Sessions, Tillerson, Mattis, etc, but if you're a young person working in a particular political circle, getting ejected from it could mean having to start over on an entirely different career path. She's also fairly vulnerable to being publicly humiliated due to her personal relationships during the campaign and after.

There's obviously lots of people in the world that have bigger problems than Hope Hicks, but that doesn't make it any less ridiculous to crush a reporter, who happens to be a very good reporter, for writing an article about Hope Hicks' problems just because there are people in the world that suffer more at the hands of racial injustice or anything else. I guess no one can care that Theresa May resigned, because at least she's not starving in Bangladesh or suffering from terminal cancer.

I don't really know very much about Hope Hicks, so maybe she really will always have a silver spoon. I have no idea. I just get super tired of people randomly injecting their world narratives into every topic, whether it has to do with race or anything else. It doesn't promote progress nearly as much as it turns people off of actual important issues by beating them over the head with it constantly, even when it has no relevance at all to the subject at hand.
 
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I just get super tired of people randomly injecting their world narratives into every topic, whether it has to do with race or anything else. It doesn't promote progress nearly as much as it turns people off of actual important issues by beating them over the head with it constantly, even when it has no relevance at all to the subject at hand.
I've come to believe that there are far too many people who get off on being professional victims. If some "woke" person cannot figure out how to be a professional victim, I guess they think the next best thing is being the champion of the professional victim.

Quite frankly, I think it's gross.
 
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I agree that the right choice is pretty clear, but a lot of people are still minimizing the consequences. When I say that she'll get dragged through the mud if she testifies, I don't mean by congress. I mean that she'll get thrown under the bus by the president and co., just like everyone else that does things that he doesn't want them to do. That might not be a big deal for olds like Sessions, Tillerson, Mattis, etc, but if you're a young person working in a particular political circle, getting ejected from it could mean having to start over on an entirely different career path. She's also fairly vulnerable to being publicly humiliated due to her personal relationships during the campaign and after.
https://www.foxcorporation.com/management/executive-team/
 
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FOX has done to our parents what our parents thought video games would do to us.
per tweet by Allen Marshall
 
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This is worth the ~3 minutes it takes to watch this; easily the most rational and thoughtful statement/argument for opening an impeachment inquiry I've seen up to this point.
 
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"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in." - George McGovern
 
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Mr. President, As a survivor of war, I want to tell you: going to war does not make you strong. It makes you weak. tweet Ilhan Omar
 

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For those that don't know, ravelry is THE place for knitters and crochet-ers - all over the world. There are thousands of members and it's the go-to place to exchange patterns, sell patterns - you name it.

There *were* supportive patterns for trump on there. I guess, no more.....
https://www.ravelry.com/content/no-trump
We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.


This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.
 

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For those that don't know, ravelry is THE place for knitters and crochet-ers - all over the world. There are thousands of members and it's the go-to place to exchange patterns, sell patterns - you name it.

There *were* supportive patterns for trump on there. I guess, no more.....
https://www.ravelry.com/content/no-trump
We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.


This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.
Have you read through the threads that led up to this decision? (I haven't yet but saw somewhere that the events leading up to this are described on the For the Love of Rav forum)

I wonder if this will make national news.
 
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ravelry
For those that don't know, ravelry is THE place for knitters and crochet-ers - all over the world. There are thousands of members and it's the go-to place to exchange patterns, sell patterns - you name it.

There *were* supportive patterns for trump on there. I guess, no more.....
https://www.ravelry.com/content/no-trump
We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry.


This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content.
Good stuff. I wish more social media platforms were as no-nonsense as this. Twitter, Youtube, and Reddit especially are pathetically weak when dealing with white supremacists.
 
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