Nancy offers prayers for starving people updated with full prayer

I bet that she is also thinking about people who are close to being evicted. It’s great that we have such kind and caring representatives that think of us so fondly.

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Good lord could she be any more tone deaf? "Pray for the wealthy who will not help them". Uhh Nancy? This is you. You refuse to give us the help we need because of your insistence on pay go rules that go out the window when it comes to your donors!

The banks definitely should have to make allowances for people who are unable to make their mortgage payments because of how many times we have bailed them out including the $29 trillion during Obama’s tenure and the over $20 trillion during Trump’s. Because you just know that if too many people default on them congress will make sure they are okay.

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famously siad: "we live in a Capitalist country". As a result, the best we can do is to Loan them some bootstraps at the going rate, something like 18% on credit cards, right.

I always wondered what clause of the Constitution capitalism is in. Maybe it's there in Article VIII with the Federal Reserve.

be well and have a good one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

for Michelle Obama, who is having a sad.

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Only a fool lets someone else tell him who his enemy is. Assata Shakur

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@lizzyh7
You have just hit a new high in deserved snark. Good one.

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-Greed is not a virtue.
-Socialism: the radical idea of sharing.
-Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
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@lizzyh7

I’m very sad this morning. Michelle Obama has admitted she is experiencing low-grade depression. The racism she has had to endure her entire life and now all the recent racial turmoil has her on emotional tenterhooks. Poor dear. She has the weight of the world on her shoulders. It’s not easy managing a $12 million Martha’s Vineyard mansion. Meanwhile, my wife commutes to work an hour each way every day where she teaches children. She is quite literally putting her life on the line just as any soldier does and yet no one even thanks her for her service let alone pays her what she’s truly worth. No $12 million dollar mansion for my wife and, oh, lest I forget, my wife doesn’t have the luxury of experiencing low-grade depression. If she indulges that luxury, she’s living in a cardboard box underneath the freeway until the cops come and rustle her off and excoriate her for her white privilege.
This is what they mean by reparations.

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She is also very disappointed with the people who voted for Trump or didn’t bother to vote at all. After her husband’s great presidency how could we turn around and reject every damn thing he stood for by voting for his heir Hillary? Do we know what we gave up when we rejected her? Well by golly Michelle I did know what I rejected by not wasting any more time on voting in this corrupt country. I blame your damn husband’s tenure for opening my eyes to it. Both he and Nancy refused to help 10 million people stay in their homes then too. F’ck your depression.

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is the number of veterans who are homeless and living on the streets because their government has broken the contract they made with them for signing up for their wars for resources.

Neera is on Twitter daily bitching about how many people have died due to Trump’s negligence. I always remind her of how many people die every year from lack of health care. Or how many diabetics have died because they can no longer afford their insulin.

19 million kids were food insecure before COVID hit us, but I don’t remember Nancy offering prayers for them. Or the millions who are living on the streets and still trying to go to school. Or the millions of people who are.....because our government spends more money on the military industrial complex and puts the rest of us on sanctions.

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I mean we're talking San Fran after all...
https://shahidforchange.us/

Of course the system has been captured, but maybe...well I can dream.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout

Even if he's completely innocent, the shit will stick.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

After that sincere, political prayer, I still don't.

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President Obama Signs the Payroll Tax Cut

Just now, President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 -- extending the payroll tax cut and emergency jobless benefits through the end of the year.

Last week, the President called on Americans from across the country to add their voices to the debate and let us know what they would do without an extra $40 in their paychecks. Thousands of individuals did exactly that, and it made all the difference.

At the time, President Obama said, "Until you see me sign this thing, you've got to keep on speaking up...If it's not on the White House website, it hasn't happened."

It happened. Here's that picture the President promised:

Extending the payroll tax cut was a critical step for middle class families, but we still have a lot more work to do. So get ready.

I don’t know the details, but this move by Obama also cut into social security and it might have affected how cost of living was decided that gave less to it. I read something about that in a recent tweet. Anyone know what I’m talking about?

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“You know me. Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?” - Joe Biden 8/31/2020

@snoopydawg the "Obama" payroll tax gimmick didn't reduce SSI revenue. It's easiest to see from an example: if SSI revenue at the standard payroll tax rate would have been $1,000 and at the reduced is only $800, then the $200 shortfall was made up by general revenues. It was a bookkeeping entry because there is no surplus, only deficits, in general revenues. So, technically, the SSI shortfall was made up by increasing the national debt.

Remember, the social security trust fund is a not insignificant component of the national debt. For over thirty years more has been collected in social security taxes than has been paid out. All of that excess cash revenue was spent in ways ordinary SSI beneficiaries would have soundly rejected had they known.

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@Marie

SSDI is funded the same way as social security, but SSI is funded differently. I was told that just last week. I think he said that it is a federally funded program and so a payroll tax cut won’t affect it.

Do you remember anything about how cost of living rates were changed during Obama’s tenure that reduced the amount people get? It was changed so that certain items weren’t taken into account for how much more people need each year.

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“You know me. Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters? Really?” - Joe Biden 8/31/2020

@snoopydawg - The payroll tax rate for old age, survivors, and disability insurance has been 6.2% since 1990. Based on actuarial calculations, the allocation to OAS and D has varied somewhat over the years, but generally has been close to 5.3% for OAS and 0.9% for D. As the D trust fund depletion date is 2065 (per 2020 Trustees report), the program is fully funded by payroll taxes. There may be special provisions that are funded by general revenues, but that's beyond my pay grade.

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COLA's during the 8 years of Obama averaged 1.3%.

During Trump's 3 years the average of COLA increases for Social Security recipients was over 2%.

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@snoopydawg The FRightwing will never stop trying to rob/privatise the funding for these programs unless they are blown out of the water peacefully by We The People. What is the solution? Rec'd!!

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As I stated above. I was trying to explain how SSI is not funded by payroll taxes so it’s not affected by the cuts to them. I spoke with someone at SS just last week about it who told me that.

The solution? Good question. General strikes for one. See Ian's comment below for others.

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@snoopydawg doesn't know what he/she is talking about or explained it very poorly.

See my comment below.

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@snoopydawg SSI IS funded by OASDI payroll taxes. FULLY. It has never been funded by general revenues. Not one penny from general revenues has ever been disbursed to SSI beneficiaries.

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@Marie Actually, the Social Security Trust Fund is the single greatest holder of US debt at $2.93 Trillion. Under law, the Social Security Trust Fund is required ti invest its excess funds in US Treasuries. Second are two entities with $2.3 Trillion each: the Federal Reserve and mutual funds. Among foreign governments, Japan leads the way with $1.26 Trillion, followed by China with $1.08 Trillion.

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It goes like this: Dear God, please help us get rid of all these corrupt politicians.

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@Granma Am @Granma Amen!

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Ah, the good old Gospel according to Matthew, Chapter 7:

"15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"

vv. 15-16

And the fruits of Nancy Pelosi:

Good lord could she be any more tone deaf? "Pray for the wealthy who will not help them". Uhh Nancy? This is you. You refuse to give us the help we need because of your insistence on pay go rules that go out the window when it comes to your donors!

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"21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

source for Christian Scripture texts

Methinks that Nancy, and several others of her politician ilk, are careening towards this particular cliff at very high speed. Goat willing, I'm wrong here; but I don't think I am.

Bad

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-- snoopydawg

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doing her Noblesse Oblige bit for the day.

(Nancy in her counting house, counting her many millions.)

Lovely stuff.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

I hope she chokes on her gelato.

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The only way Joe Biden is “going to be like FDR” is that he will die in office and leave a shitty vice president as a replacement.

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@Dr. John Carpenter
find out she died from an overloaded freezer that fell on the witch.
Just another grave to piss on.

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Pray harder for the public officials who cater to the greedy....

How bout you tax them instead and then use that money on us. Tone deaf isn’t even the right word for her. She’s basically rubbing our faces in the fact that she has the power to change things, but will only off platitudes instead. Guess I’ll don my scuba gear and see what the centrists are saying about this.

ETA.

Nancy admits that lots of children are going hungry right now, but then there is always a problem with children going hungry in the richest country on earth. But hey I guess that’s not something that usually crosses her beautiful mind.

This is another issue that centrists are ignoring. Kinda like all the articles that have debunked Russia Gate and the Russian bounty story. Oh well. This way they can still rail at republicans for being the badder party. Worse? Worser? Piss poor?

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@snoopydawg
to pray for her, then.

Is she so lacking in self-awareness that she doesn't realize she's describing herself?

Pray harder for the public officials who cater to the greedy....

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@Centaurea @Centaurea and senile. Shame. Sad

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Not just a Republican thing anymore.

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They say that life's a game and then they take the board away
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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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ICYMI this article Azazello posted in today’s OT:

America’s about to make a double digit percentage of its population homeless. Something like 20 to 30%, or more of American small businesses have or will shut down by the end of the pandemic. The jobs won’t all come back and those that do will pay worse and feature worse treatment than the ones before (which were mostly not well paid and featured routine meanness.)

We’re talking about 30 million to 60 million homeless.

America is “undeveloping.” It is moving from being a developed nation to being an undeveloped nation.

This process has been going on for a loooooong time. At least 40 years (1980), arguably since about 68 or so. The frustration as an analyst was that the trend was obvious but it took so long. There is, as Keynes said, a lot of ruin in a nation.

America is third world and experiencing the complete corruption of its ruling and governing classes, with the collapse of its administrative ability. When your post office can’t even deliver mail, you’re a failing state: this is such a basic part of being a government that it’s part of the Constitution, written in the 18th century, but since the post office isn’t a kleptocratic institution, the American political class is destryong it.

I posted a link to the article on how this country handled the tuberculosis outbreak during the Great Depression in my previous essay. Any person who was infected was given a tiny house to stay in to keep it from spreading to families and a nurse would check on them daily. That we did that before as opposed to how we have handled COVID tells me that this was done deliberately just so the PTB could finish asset stripping the country before they abandon it.

Social security is going to be saving lots of money next year after they get done killing off the elderly people who were in nursing homes. And of course the prison’s have not been trying to keep people safe, but instead doing bone headed moves that allowed people to get infected.

During the Great Depression the people finally rose up and demanded that the government do something to help people. FDR put millions back to work fixing the country including building the tiny houses for sick people. This is in the article. It’s worth reading.

Finally that they are insisting kids get back to school is criminal and probably justifies as a crime against humanity. But for gawd’s sake why are so many parents going along with it? Not the ones who have to work because they are living on the edge, but people from families that haven’t been as affected by the shutdown. Maybe it’s the ones who believe that COVID is a conspiracy theory? But for gawd’s sake I would never take the chance of losing my kids to it. Or letting them take the chance of getting lifetime disabilities..

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*shrug*
Americans already decided not to fight. I mean, as I’ve said elsewhere, what you should do is have a fucking revolution.
I hope you do, but I doubt you will.
If you don’t, well, sorry, but America’s about to become even more dog-eat-dog.
Given how Americans have acted, and voted, I assume that’s what most of them want. I assume most of my readers don’t, but most can’t get the fuck out, so since they’re there, they’ll have to do what it takes to survive.
Sorry, that’s how it works: if you create a shit society, people do shit things.
If you don’t want that, revolt. Storm Congress while it’s in session, the White House and really occupy Wall Street and the Hamptons.
And defeat the eliminationist right, who, unfortunately, have most of the guns. The cops and DHS will side with them, your only hope of winning is if enough of the military sides with you, which seems… unlikely.
I mean, you fuckers have dug yourself one of the world’s biggest holes and every time someone suggested you stop digging you refused.

So, you’re moving a couple layers down in Hell. Expect to act like it and be treated like it

Faced with two horrible candidates to vote for going back decades we keep voting for the one who most closely meets our values. Look at where that has gotten us. Last election and now this one the best we could come up with was them? And now people are happy to vote for Biden even though he’s the reason we got Trump? Let’s stop digging.

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Nuff said.

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hopefully all those "praying elites faking emotions for the poor, hungry and homeless" end up homeless. They don't deserve what they are living in and occupying.

Pelosi, that was the most disgusting piece of shit in camouflage of a prayer. No respect whatsoever. Next time pray in the privacy of your bedroom and don't bother to let us know what you pray for.

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Pelosi is the head of the branch of Congress that is charged with appropriating money. Her f*cking prayers mean nothing. Pelosi blocked Pramila Jayapal's attempt to get a UBI as part of the CARES package. In fact, Pelosi personally negotiated the CARES package with McConnelll, Schumer, and representatives of the Trump administration. She then rammed it through the House on a voice vote with zero discussion. Pelosi is the primary guardian of the oligarchy while simultaneously virtue signaling. Virtue signaling does not put food on the table or pay the rent.

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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." ~ President John F. Kennedy

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congress is supposed to work. Some article mentioned that by her leaving out most of the house in negotiations and discussions, but then she allows republican house members to weigh in on the discussions she is breaking some type of rule. I thought I had saved that article, but alas I can't find it.

Pelosi personally negotiated the CARES package with McConnell, Schumer, and representatives of the Trump administration. She then rammed it through the House on a voice vote with zero discussion.

Hey how many house members are bitching about this abuse of power? AOC? Omar? Tulsi? Bueller? Nope. I am not seeing any of them saying this is bad and that she should let the whole house be in the discussions. And as far as I know the whole house is rarely in session. I could be wrong. But Pelosi has been getting sh*t for not allowing remote voting from home. Bernie is on one hand telling us that we must pass MFA during the pandemic while on the other telling us that we must vote for Biden who has said that he would veto it if congress ever passed it. Umm Bernie? STFU!!! And if you want things to change then start standing up to Schumer and block every bill that doesn't include what we need. Or stay off Twitter bitching about what you refuse to do.

McConnell is not even in the meetings anymore because many repubs have told him that they will not vote for it.

Schumer said that we must open the schools or we will let the economy get worse. Well many schools have opened and kids are being infected and the schools then have to close down again. The school in Georgia that suspended the student for posting a picture of the kids in the hallway has a huge outbreak now and is back to online schooling.

Huff Poo has a article on how 100k kids have tested positive after returning to school. The rest of the world must be watching in horror as our government does its best to kill as many of us as possible. And I can't imagine what they will think if 50 million homes are foreclosed on. Many families have 2-3 kids, or they live with their extended families because they can't afford rent otherwise. So it is not going to be 50 million people who become homeless. Higher numbers will be over 200 million if not more. And all Pelosi can do is offer prayers. Well if after 20 kids were murdered at school and nothing was done except thoughts and prayers I guess this shouldn't surprise us.

Ian Welsh is spot on in his comment to us. We do have the chance to change things, but most will not take it. The Trump supporters think this is a hoax and democratic voters think that Biden is going to change everything that Trump has done. They are blaming the GOP, Trump and DeVos for schools opening but Schumer and Nancy get a pass because democrats wear white hats. I just can't understand how people can still be so blind after Obama's presidency where wealth inequality got much worse. I just don't get people.

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about the small town on the banks of a river that is approaching flood stage. All of the townspeople are lined up in a human chain, filling sandbags to try to protect the town from the rising waters. One person notices that the town preacher is right there with them, shoveling sand into bags as fast has he can go. "Preacher", he says, "why don't you stop and pray for the flood to pass us?". And the preacher says "Pray all you want, but keep filling sandbags!"...

Would it be wrong to wish that Ms. Pelosi suddenly develop lactose intolerance? Asking for a friend.

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Reminds me of the old joke about the small town on the banks of a river that is approaching flood stage. All of the townspeople are lined up in a human chain, filling sandbags to try to protect the town from the rising waters. One person notices that the town preacher is right there with them, shoveling sand into bags as fast has he can go. "Preacher", he says, "why don't you stop and pray for the flood to pass us?". And the preacher says "Pray all you want, but keep filling sandbags!"...

"Laborare est orare." To labor is to pray. (Benedict of Nursia)

Would it be wrong to wish that Ms. Pelosi suddenly develop lactose intolerance? Asking for a friend.

Let's not lower ourselves to Nancy's level, shall we?

Wink

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

Pray for the starving and dead children in Yemen, but pray harder for those who voted for the funding to bomb them.
Pray for the children who were abused and stalked by Catholic priests. Pray harder for the people who still participate in, praise and support the Catholic Church and never say a word about the abuse.

Everyone who has a god has their own god, which is reflected by their actions. Nancy's god is a flaming self absorbed hypocrite; a monster who has allowed 2000 years of death and destruction of children and native peoples in "his" name, while demanding to be worshipped. That Nancy Pelosi promotes her god and uses government to do it puts her right in the inner circle of evil.

By the way, the Catholic church in America received over $6 billion in PPP funds. A portions of those funds went to dioceses that were convicted in court for participating in and covering up child abuse. Some of them were in bankruptcy.

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

@Fishtroller 02 posted. Way down in the lower corner is a "contact" link. So here is the email that I sent to her office. Think I'll hear back???

Speaker Pelosi-
You forgot some phrases in your "responsive prayer".
Pray for the children of the Middle East who are starving, dying and are orphaned.
Pray harder for those who vote for the bloated military budgets that pay for the bombs and drones that cause this massive death and starvation.

Pray for the children who were abused and stalked by Roman Catholic priests.
Pray harder for those who enable the Roman Catholic Church to cover up this abuse by their support and involvement with this institution.

Pray for the families who have lost their health care because they lost their jobs. Pray harder for the politicians who put out "responsive prayers" condemning the wealthy while taking money from venture capitalists, banks and every other group representing wealth, power and privilege in this country and then denying Medicare for All.

Hypocrisy isn't a pretty thing, no matter how you dress it up.

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@Fishtroller 02

Nancy's god is a flaming self absorbed hypocrite; a monster who has allowed 2000 years of death and destruction of children and native peoples in "his" name, while demanding to be worshipped. That Nancy Pelosi promotes her god and uses government to do it puts her right in the inner circle of evil.

This goes for every member of congress who say that they are Christian and Gawd helps them in their job. Every time I see some of them on Twit saying things about this I reply with:

"Hey remember when Jesus kicked the kids and the widows off food stamps in the temple....? Good Times." I change it to fit whatever they are talking about. People seem to enjoy my little rants. This prayer of hers is just in your face because she knows damn well that she has the power to do more than offer us prayers. The last line..."Pray for the greedy...." Good lord!

Hypocrisy isn't a pretty thing, no matter how you dress it up.

Good letter. Let us know if you get anything from her. But don't hold your breath. That the church got PPP while the Vatican is sitting on Trillions is more in your face hubris. But then they let individual dioceses go bankrupt paying for their sex abuse cases instead of you know stopping the sex abuse way back when and stop moving pedophilic priests move around from parish to parish to continue doing it. Hey...have any pictures of the Pope shown up with his arm around Epstein or Maxwell yet?

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@snoopydawg

and the billions sent to churches and other religous institutions through a deliberate change in the SBA's rules on loans for the PPP program, separation of church and state is pretty much dead in the water.

Now we get to watch what happened in Europe when they allowed religion and government to fuse right here in the USA.

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

Two and a half a months ago Nancy just told us all to just calm down. The Master Negotiator had things in hand.

Pelosi Snaps At CNN’s Jake Tapper After He Asks Whether She Made A Tactical Mistake: “Just Calm Down”

So the Master Negotiator's next round is to offer prayers.

Chris Wallace vs. Pelosi on Coronavirus Bill: "Didn't You Mess This One Up?"

The democratic party base is totally blind to Pelosi's incompetence.

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@MrWebster

Yep, but it is deliberate incompetence. No one can be this incompetent without trying to be and that has been the pattern since this epidemic started. I will never believe that government doesn't have plans down to the last crossed T and dotted I for a major disaster. Everything that has and hasn't been done has been on purpose for a proposed reason by the power elite. They do not care how many of us die. Or become homeless. Or any other the massive suffering that is to come.

ICYMI the story of the woman who was evicted from her home while she is recovering from COVID:

The medical bill was 10 years. It was her partners mother's bill. The lawyer went to court while she was in the hospital and she never received word that it was happening. Lots of cops went to make sure that no one interfered with the eviction. This is wrong on so many levels and should be considered a crime against humanity. It is. But how many other families got kicked out their homes or apartments this month that we haven't heard about? You know the media has been told not to cover this.

Good lord, Ian is right. We must raise holy hell and soon if we want to save ourselves from those who are selling the country out wholesale. Read gjohnsit's essay and the article I posted in it.

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@MrWebster
and accused her of siding with the Republicans when she brought up a point about the negotiations. Judy looked pretty flushed and angry.

Next thing you know Nancy will start her sentences with "Come on man!"

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"Without the right to offend, freedom of speech does not exist." Taslima Nasrin

@Fishtroller 02 Just saw the video with Woodward. Looks like Pelosi is moving toward a breakdown. The Master Negotiator indeed.

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@Fishtroller 02

Pelosi snapped at Judy Woodruff the other night and accused her of siding with the Republicans when she brought up a point about the negotiations. Judy looked pretty flushed and angry.

Next thing you know Nancy will start her sentences with "Come on man!"

Siding with the GOP? Look in the mirror first. Nancy!

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
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"Pray in one hand and sh*t in the other and see which one fills up first."

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has that been update to see which hand fills first? I am thinking the one that is full of stinky poo does. Great metaphor for this congress.

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So pretty much the same except that prayer is somehow considered more adult and responsible.

I have seen the quote attributed to Stephen King, but I don't know if he originated the saying.

The gist is that it is said about something being yearned after that it highly unlikely to ever come to pass. So hoping anything good come from Congress fits well.

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Landlord removes windows and doors after Maple Ridge, B.C. mom late with rent

It’s been a difficult year for Jamie Hemson, who says she recently left an abusive relationship and hasn’t been able to work during the pandemic.

“We were short rent the month of July and my landlord has decided to come in when I wasn’t home and remove all of the windows, and doors, on the exterior and the interior,” she said.
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When Hemson returned home last week to find the doors and windows missing, she initially assumed there had been a break in, but quickly learned her landlord was responsible.

“There was no notice, he didn’t tell me it was coming. He waited until I was gone. So, I feel very violated,” Hemson said.

With the house wide open, the single parent was particularly concerned about safety while she and her five and 13-year-old children were staying there, so she hired someone to board up the house.

“I actually had to borrow that money (to pay for it),” she said.

“I’m a woman. I don’t really feel safe sleeping with my windows and doors open,” Hemson said.

Hemson is now securing the door frame with a piece of plywood. She drills it on from inside the house in the evenings — and must screw the plywood in place from the outside each time she leaves...."

Because this is happening across the border from me in British Columbia this lady has a chance in court even as the landlord claims...
" Zhang acknowledges he does not know the ins and outs of the Residential Tenancy Act very well and may have made a mistake.

“This case I think is really a lesson to teach me how to find the right way to fix a problem. Zhang acknowledges he does not know the ins and outs of the Residential Tenancy Act very well and may have made a mistake."

Maybe just doing the right thing never occurred to him.

" Under the province’s current COVID-19 State of Emergency, a renter cannot be evicted for unpaid or late rent, and must be allowed to work out a repayment plan for any money owing since March.

Under no circumstances is the landlord allowed to remove the windows and doors.

“There’s nothing in the law that allows that landlord to do so,” said Rocco Triguero’s of the Vancouver Tenants Union. “A landlord cannot destroy a door in order to make a tenant leave a premise. This is absolutely wrong.”
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/landlord-removes-windows-and-doors-after-maple-rid...(Feed)&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

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I thought there were laws preventing landlords from entering people’s property without permission? This is what my rental agreement stated back when.

But in addition to this horror story we have landlords shutting off people’s utilities if they are late on their rents. We need a national moratorium against evictions during this epidemic, but it’d be nice if people didn’t do horrible things to others who are already going through hell in this damn country.

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