The American Experiment is on life support. Someone please care. Reblog via THE SHINBONE STAR

I feel personally wounded that so many would care so little about this nation.


 

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It’s worse than gunning down an innocent bystander on 5th Avenue in New York City and getting away with it. Donald J. Trump and his Republican Party sycophants are about to deal a death blow to the American Experiment of government, built for the people of our country, held accountable by a checks-and-balances system, and defended by patriotic men and women on battlefields at home and abroad for more than 240 years.

The heartbeat of our once great republic is on life support today, thanks in large part to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who announced last night that he does not want to hear from witnesses with first-hand knowledge of Trump’s abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Alexander attempted to justify his lack of courage to stand up to Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bullying tactics. His spineless reasoning should haunt him and his constituents for…

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THE CHANGING SEASONS, JANUARY 2020 – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons, January 2020 This hasn't been a normal January. We had no measurable snow and only 4 out of 31 days have been lower than average January temperature. Every other day was higher than average bringing this month in as the third warmest recorded. Most of my pictures this month were birds. Without snow … Continue reading THE CHANGING SEASONS, JANUARY 2020 – Marilyn Armstrong

DAMS AND ICE AS JANUARY SQUARES ENDS – Marilyn Armstong

DAMS AND ICE - JANUARY AT ITS END It has been a warm January, the warmest since 1932 and the third warmest since the beginning of the 20th century. Today was the first day that was colder than average in a couple of weeks. Tomorrow? Who knows? We had a dental appointment and that office … Continue reading DAMS AND ICE AS JANUARY SQUARES ENDS – Marilyn Armstong

TIMING, TIME TRAVEL, AND THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT – ELLIN CURLEY

I am fascinated with the concepts of time travel, parallel universes and the Butterfly Effect. Fortunately for me, there are several TV shows today that deal with these things. One is Timeless and another is The Flash. The Flash is a Marvel comic based series in which the hero can run so fast that he … Continue reading TIMING, TIME TRAVEL, AND THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT – ELLIN CURLEY

THE BEST BOOK I’VE READ ABOUT CANCER – FICTION FOR REAL LIFE – Marilyn Armstrong

Anyone who had cancer, no matter how many years have passed, knows you are never "cured." The best anyone can say is "so far, so good." Cancer isn't one disease nor is there a test to tell you whether or not your body is free of cancer cells. As this life crisis was ongoing, I … Continue reading THE BEST BOOK I’VE READ ABOUT CANCER – FICTION FOR REAL LIFE – Marilyn Armstrong

I can see clearly now – SHINBONE STAR – Reblog

Irony and satire, but beneath that is too much truth for my taste. If you take Dershowitz’s argument at face value, we do not have a Democracy and any crazed leader who thinks he or she is our best leader can do ANYTHING to win election or re-election. That sound pretty much like fascism to me.

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It’s all so simple when it’s explained by a Harvard Law School professor.

I want to state at the outset that I’m not a former Harvard Law professor, nor am I an expert on constitutional law.

Maybe that’s why I’m unable to formulate a response to Alan Dershowitz, who stood before the U.S. Senate yesterday and claimed that if President Donald J. Trump believes his re-election is in the nation’s best interest, he can do anything he wants to make that happen, and whatever tactic he chooses would not be an impeachable offense.

In case you missed it, let me paraphrase the argument, though I sure can’t type it with the same eloquence that Dershowitz said it: Asking Ukraine to dig dirt on political opponent Joe Biden was justifiable because Trump felt it would help him win re-election, and since Trump believes that Trump is the best thing for the…

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LET’S PRETEND IT’S SPRING AND LOOK AT DAFFODILS – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – January 29, 2020 – Daffodils It's winter and not even a really good winter. It's a very warm winter. Not the warmest January ever, but the third warmest in 100 years, which is warm. We've had a bit of snow, a few days of cold, a fair bit of rain. It has been gray … Continue reading LET’S PRETEND IT’S SPRING AND LOOK AT DAFFODILS – Marilyn Armstrong