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Our federal government was designed in 1787 to do this, and only this:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Boy, did we scope creep.

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@JM @DonnaLea
Agreed. And not just history. There is so much talk about democracy here in US, but we are a Constitutional Republic of states for a reason. We are not a straight democracy because the US was intentionally designed to NOT have mob rule.

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@cmclark63 @SandyisGettingSteamed @REX @ThomasWic @GenFlynn

Am so very very grateful to see the power of free citizens' votes, and the fact they walked in and voted so... despite propaganda media and polls.

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My post Quod handle is "Barr sniffs at jejune analysis", from a Bill Hemmer interview of AG Barr at the time I joined Quod.

Not changing, as it leads to my threads and main contacts here.

But for the named one, it was a poor the end.

JUST IN: Gov. Ron DeSantis says Biden Administration's FEMA denied emergency funds request, says state will provide $25 million for supplies to repair damage homes affected by Hurricane Ian

@Dusty @Teneseo @Julie @DTPrez

She was brilliant and played up to the stereotype. I always loved watching her growing up and as I got older. I saw her for what she was worth, and never thought disparaging of her. Maybe it’s because I knew how incredibly talented she was in so many areas of life!


I wish the GOP would shut up about investigation into anything. The newsies are salivating over persecution stories.

@masterblaster @YoungBlood

Besides, what good commander starts to telegraph to anyone what his next moves are planned to be?

@DonaldJTrumpJr: "Feel good story of the day!

BREAKING: Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for defrauding his clients and for obstructing IRS efforts.
Apparently the below worked out about as well as all his other scams. [screenshot]"

My 94 Cobra project has finally started.

I won't have my father much longer but he has inspired me to finally get going on this project. He worked hard his whole life and has lived a pretty incredible life but of course he still had more he wanted to do.

Now everything he saved will go to his son's and I told my father. I incredibly grateful what you're leaving me but these days I don't want much. All I care is about my family and if anything finish that mustang.

He said he would.

I was looking forward to the First International In-Person Quodmeet.

I had a nice comment, in my head, to tell @Debradelai about it.

But it wasn't meant to be. Or wasn't God's wish. Or the stars weren't aligned for it. Or just a nasty combination of bad luck.

But the operation went well, the kid will need 2 weeks of cast, and we'll all be after it.

Thanks @Gmajv, @Donjanusgjrdrm, and @Timmerax for the good wishes here, as well as @barrsniffsatjejuneanalysis, @timr, and @wziminer elsewhere 💜🙏

A small health update:

In an earlier toot today, with @antonionpellegrini, @Realknownothing, @BlkLdyPatriot @Teneseo, @Lemonhead, @Linnie, and a few others, I mentioned an operation involving my 9yo kid.

About a year ago, he fell while playing on a high instrument in its school playground, and broke his left arm.

It was bad. I mean, double-elbow bad.

I thought I'd written about it on QV, but I looked through my toots from that time, and apparently I didn't. Don't know how.


@Stacie @Dawnz @BlkLdyPatriot

Thank you all! Very kind and loving of you 💜🙏

He's after it, and it went fine. I saw him today for a few hours, and we played an Israeli card game 🙂

Now he's asleep at the hospital, with his mom by his side, and I'm at her place, to send his brother to school tomorrow.

More details here:

@watch4thedrop @Donjanusgjrdrm @antonionpellegrini @Realknownothing @Debradelai @barrsniffsatjejuneanalysis @Teneseo @Lemonhead @Linnie

@barrsniffsatjejuneanalysis @Donjanusgjrdrm

"Theobromine is the reason chocolate is poisonous to dogs. Dogs and other animals that metabolize theobromine (found in chocolate) more slowly[32] can succumb to theobromine poisoning from as little as 50 grams (1.8 oz) of milk chocolate for a smaller dog and 400 grams (14 oz), or around nine 44-gram (1.55 oz) small milk chocolate bars, for an average-sized dog."

Slippery slope of betting. Learning the pitfalls at an early age is essential. I bet you 5 bucks more will never learn this lesson.
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Anything and everything except sincere Learning..

'You freakin' idiots': Dave Ramsey just blasted US Universities for promoting online gambling to students — and reaping millions in fees.

Due to lax laws regarding Gambling, casinos such as Caesars Sportsbook, etc. have been inking deals w Universities to promote gambling. for example, U of Colorado Boulder collects $30 every time someone uses the school’s promo code to download the gambling app & starts betting.


I tell this story and yes it is a bit different that most have heard. Maybe cooked up by some mushroom head doper but does have some relevance.
Our job as parents is to teach our children to think for themselves and rationalize.
The day I understood that the Santa Clause story had some holes in it was the day I knew I had grown up. Now at that point it was not my job to go and tell my baby sister that there was NO Santa Clause and it would have been a big mistake.
Merry Christmas to all.

Putting up my Christmas decorations that all seem pagan to me in nature but I love doing it every year.
I have long past the time when I could believe in that jolly St. Nick in front of all the department stores(a bygone era).
I love the many myths and tales of the many cultures in the world.
I came across a Vice story about Northern Europe and the magic mushrooms.
You know those red capped ones with the white flakes?
fables represent our dreams where they are comprised by bits and pieces.

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