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  • #333601
    @widdershins
    Participant

    I just realized something important that’s going on right now, at least in Iowa, that nobody seems to have noticed yet.  Because of Covid the expiration of driver’s licenses was extended, so a lot of people’s licenses and IDs are expiring all at once.  On top of that, also because of Covid, the DOT is not taking walk-in customers.  It is by appointment only.  I just had someone say that they called today and the earliest they could get an appointment just to get their picture taken was early September, about a week from today.

    For some reason an expired license or ID, even a recently expired one, is not a valid form of identification.  You can’t cash a check if your ID expired yesterday.  And, in Iowa, you can’t vote if your ID is expired.

    Now I am not thinking this is some huge conservative conspiracy or anything.  It was only extended until, I think, August 23, giving people more than 2 full months of notice to get an appointment made, for which there is about a 1 week wait.  But still, we all need to be absolutely certain, without doubt that the Republican push to disenfranchise voters works absolutely as little as possible.

    #333607
    @sree
    Participant

    For some reason an expired license or ID, even a recently expired one, is not a valid form of identification.  You can’t cash a check if your ID expired yesterday.  And, in Iowa, you can’t vote if your ID is expired.

    Politics aside, thanks for the heads up. We all need to be mindful of the timely renewal of this photo ID. Mine expires 2023.

    #333617
    @timb
    Participant

    Good catch, Widdershins. The word needs to get out.

    #333618
    @timb
    Participant

    But maybe don’t tell all of your conservative acquaintances.

    #333627
    @mriana
    Keymaster

    I was able to get mine renewed in May. They took my name down the day I went to renew and called my cell when they were ready for me, so I was free to wait in the comfort of my own home. Mine doesn’t expire until 2026.

    #333639
    @sree
    Participant

    I was able to get mine renewed in May. They took my name down the day I went to renew and called my cell when they were ready for me, so I was free to wait in the comfort of my own home. Mine doesn’t expire until 2026.

    Are you thankful that you are living in a country that works?

    #333652

    Are you thankful that you are living in a country that works?

    READ ALL ABOUT IT:

    https://keepamericagreat.com

    #333665

    You (*&^%#$  )*&%#$, we are in the middle of a Pandemic killing thousands, that didn’t need to be what it’s turned into.  We have massive unrest in our streets like we haven’t seen in a long time.  Impacts of AGW thanks to neglected scientific realities and disregard for our children’ future.

    What’s working in our government is working because of inertia left over from the good ol days and that trump’s team hasn’t had a chance to totally fuk it up yet.

     

     

    How has Trump hurt U.S.? Let us count the many ways
    BY DAN VUKELICH / ALBUQUERQUE RESIDENT
    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 12:02am

    www _ abqjournal _ com/1393506/how-has-trump-hurt-us-let-us-count-the-many-ways _ html

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    Donald Trump’s Corruption Is Killing Americans
    The government’s coronavirus response is just another example of quid pro quo.
    DAVID CORNJULY/AUGUST 2020

    www _ motherjones _ com/politics/2020/06/trump-coronavirus-corruption/

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    Present at the Destruction of U.S. Power and Influence
    Four years of neglect, unilateralism, and failed diplomacy have left America’s alliances in tatters. It’s time to rebuild them.
    BY PETE BUTTIGIEG, PHILIP H. GORDON
    JULY 14, 2020

    www _ foreignpolicy _ com/2020/07/14/trump-biden-foreign-policy-alliances/

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    Trump’s Trade War Has Hurt American Manufacturers More Than It Helped Them
    That should be fairly obvious to anyone who has been following the news, but a new report from the Federal Reserve provides the empirical evidence.
    ERIC BOEHM | 12.27.2019

    reason _ com/2019/12/27/trumps-trade-war-has-hurt-american-manufacturers-more-than-it-helped-them/

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    Trump Has a Bizarre Idea of Winning
    Let’s tally up the results of his efforts with Iran.

    By Nicholas Kristof – Jan. 8, 2020

    www _ nytimes _ com/2020/01/08/opinion/trump-iran-war.html

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    Democracy’s defenders no more: Trump’s failure to learn from history in the global COVID-19 fight
    Kelsey Landau and Norman EisenThursday, July 2, 2020

    www _ brookings _ edu/blog/fixgov/2020/07/02/democracys-defenders-no-more-trumps-failure-to-learn-from-history-in-the-global-covid-19-fight/

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    5 Ways the Trump Administration’s Policy Failures Compounded the Coronavirus-Induced Economic Crisis
    By Ryan Zamarripa  June 3, 2020

    www _ americanprogress _ org/issues/economy/news/2020/06/03/485806/5-ways-trump-administrations-policy-failures-compounded-coronavirus-induced-economic-crisis/

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    Trump’s Attack on the Postal Service Is a Threat to Democracy—and to Rural America
    By Bill McKibben,   August 11, 2020

    www _ newyorker _ com/news/daily-comment/trumps-attack-on-the-postal-service-is-a-threat-to-democracy-and-to-rural-america

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    Column: Trump’s attack on the Postal Service now endangers democracy

    By MICHAEL HILTZIKBUSINESS COLUMNIST
    AUG. 10, 2020

    www _ latimes _ com/business/story/2020-08-10/postal-service-attack-endangers-democracy

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    Why does Trump hate the U.S. Postal Service?
    Updated Apr 21, 2020; Posted Apr 21, 2020

    www _ al _ com/news/2020/04/why-does-trump-hate-the-us-postal-service.html

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    www _ nytimes _ com/2020/07/18/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-response-failure-leadership.html

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    www _ nationalgeographic _ com/news/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

     

    And so on and so forth.

    Out here in the real world things are looking pretty ugly

    #333669
    @sree
    Participant

    I can examine all the charges against Trump one by one without bias. Let’s see if you are willing to do this also.

    Coronavirus response. Isn’t this the job of State Governors? Even funds needed for the response had to be approved by Congress. How did Trump stand in the way of the coronavirus response in the US?

    #333670
    @sree
    Participant

    @citizenschallengev3

    America’s military alliances. This alliance with western powers in the form of NATO  was set up after WW2 to confront the Soviet Union and the spread of communism. The Soviet Union collapsed and disappeared for nearly 30 years. The only significant communist country today is China that has been a major trading partner of the US for the last 40 years. China is not practicing communism but a socialist version of American capitalism.

    Trump’s foreign policy doctrine is to stop endless wars. It should lead to the eventual dismantling of all military alliances. This is a humanist approach to world peace. Hopefully, the next four years would enable Trump to bring about global nuclear disarmament.

    US power and influence are obnoxious. It’s time we got rid of this offensive nationalistic traits.

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    #333678
    @timb
    Participant

    Sree said: “US power and influence are obnoxious. It’s time we got rid of this offensive nationalistic traits.”

    So now you are to the extreme left of AOC?

    Sree, you are about as consistent as your hero, the t rump.

    #333688
    @sree
    Participant

    Sree, you are about as consistent as your hero, the t rump.

    In that case, I ought to run for President in 2024. I want to modernize the Constitution to restrict public office to the best and the brightest in the land. No more donkeys in Congress and the White House.

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    #333700
    @mriana
    Keymaster

    @sree

    Are you thankful that you are living in a country that works?

    No it doesn’t. It’s not working at all. Not that I care, because I don’t fly, but I won’t be flying or going into any federal government buildings due to the sexism involved. The DMV would/could not accept my divorce papers from previous marriage to show I went by that name. They wanted me to drive all the way back to my hometown, during a pandemic for my marriage license to a man I am no longer married to. They accepted my birth certificate and my current marriage license to the man I’m married to now, but the divorce papers to my previous husband were not acceptable. Men do not have to go through that crap. I told them that was so sexist and oddly enough the woman behind the counter said she thought so too. So… I end up with the regular driver’s license we’d been using, which probably keeps me from going to jury duty in the near future because I can’t enter a federal building. When there is sexism and racism the country is not working nor is it working in this pandemic either. So I don’t see how you get that this country id working. Maybe for rich white men it is, but not for minorities and women are a minority group, despite being majority in population.

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    #333703
    @mriana
    Keymaster

    @sree

    Coronavirus response. Isn’t this the job of State Governors? Even funds needed for the response had to be approved by Congress. How did Trump stand in the way of the coronavirus response in the US?

    No it’s not. Why do you think President Obama created the Pandemic Response Task Force, which the dotard destroyed, not caring about how many people died in the U.S.? That Pandemic Response kept Ebola from going out of control in the U.S. and kept the Swine Flu from being widespread in the U.S. too. This nation would have been better off if the dotard know what he was doing- he doesn’t know what he’s doing, especially when he hates so much that he destroys the very things that keep this country afloat, saving lives. The dotard is the stupidest and most destructive thing we’ve had in the Big House since the Do Nothings. The dotard is even destroying the work FDR did for this country and has help millions for decades too. FDR created social security, which is not an entitlement or a benefit, is something every working U.S. citizen has paid into all their adult lives and is to be given back upon retirement or if one becomes disabled or a parent dies, then the young children receive it. It’s not welfare either. Then there is the post office that is more part of the U.S. then apple pie. It’s been around almost since this country came into being and the idiot is destroying that too. None of that is the Governors’ jobs The post office is congress’ job and the pandemic was sadly part of the idiot’s job, but he’s a BIG FAILURE and doesn’t care that almost, if not actually, 200,000 U.S. citizens have died, which is unacceptable and he, as well as He Who Is Not Worth His Name and Moscow Mitch, should be dragged out and locked up for their crimes against humanity.

    #333704
    @mriana
    Keymaster

    @sree

    In that case, I ought to run for President in 2024. I want to modernize the Constitution to restrict public office to the best and the brightest in the land. No more donkeys in Congress and the White House.

    You sure do ignore the elephant in the room don’t you? The Constitution was written to last for hundreds of years with the way it was written. It’s as modern now as it was then.

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