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Someone please help me find a political answer to a voting question.

I canít seem to find an answer to this question.
When is the last time in a non presidential voting year that the party in power (like the Dems are now) gained seats in the House and Senate ?
Obviously, Iím hoping that happens in 2022, even though all of the political pundits are saying that will not happen in 2022 and that Republicans will regain the majority in both. Argh!

Why does Atlanta shooter go to massage parlors for sex?

Heís claiming heís been fighting his sexual urges.
Why doesnít he pick up and kill prostitutes?
His excuse doesnít add up unless these massage parlors are, in actuality, houses of prostitution.
Patriots owner Bob Kraft argued that these are legitimate massage therapists that he frequented.

Does Freedom of the Press extend to knowingly lying?

Most people that read this site know all to well the genesis of most of Americaís current problems.
Right wing radio got away with it.
Then, right wing tv and web sites and social media, etc.etc.
Got away with what?
Purposeful lies, misinformation, and propaganda.

Many of us screamed and yelled and stomped our feet when it started.
We begged others to listen.
As bit by bit, we saw our family members and friends fall for it.
Mostly it was older white men.
But it spread to other demographics.
Now, a good 40% of our country gets their ďnewsĒ almost exclusively from these sources.

I donít know how our democracy survives without changes.
All forms of media must be regulated and regulated by the SAME source.
That source must find a way to determine what IS considered as deliberately lying by a media source. (is that even possible? Smarter minds than mine need to tackle this).
Once that line is established, strong penalties must be enforced.

If the above can not happen, we must return to having all news content that is of the Opinion/Ediitorial nature, be labeled as such.

This is probably my wishful thinking of trying to ďput the genie back into the bottleĒ.
I do know that some countries now try to regulate or even drop some offending outlets from their cable and satellite distribution.
Would America dare take that drastic step?

Before we rule everything out and just give our country over to the corporate propagandists, Iíd at least, love to see a public/private commission developed to study media manipulation before we completely give up.

Thoughts, my dear friends of facts and truth over alternative facts and lies?

What happened to the story about Reps Giving Capitol tours on 1/5.

Wasnít it Louis Gohmert and some other Republicans Reps that showed some people around the Capitol building on the day before the insurrection?
Havenít heard anymore about it other than when it was once mentioned.
Is that being investigated?

CNN or MSNBC should challenge Fox News to a debate.

Iíd like to see a debate between some of the anchors on each network.
It would be simulcast between the two participating networks.
Each network would provide a three person panel.
A mutually agreed upon moderator and real time fact checker would be used.
The topics would include media political coverage, truth in media, bias in media, etc.

For Fox 🦊, they would use their three big gun prime time propagandists.
CNN or MSNBC would pick their three smartest and quickest thinkers on their feet.

Fox: Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham
CNN: Keillar, Lemon, Cuomo
MSNBC: Wallace, Maddow, ODonnell

This idea seems like something that CNN would more likely do than MSNBC because CNN doesnít have to answer to a higher power for an ok like MSNBC does with NBC.
But, Iíd be thrilled to see either network do it.

The two participating networks would agree to promote the simulcast for about a week.
Should be great ratings and I think the Fox people would be exposed as nothing but shills and their audience would be exposed, many for the first time, to opposing sound intelligence.

Do we need a Voting Rights Czar?

Not sure if Biden could create a new Cabinet position.
But Iíd like to see a team run by Stacey Abrams or someone who has expertise in this area.
The GOP is already back to their suppression tactics in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Could a federal department assist individual states in fighting such suppression until a new Voting Rights Act is passed?

Question 🙋‍♀️ from Sens Rubio and Cruz

Did anybody find out if my Father killed Kennedy?
Could someone please measure my hands 🙌 and President Trumps hands? That issue was never settled during the previous campaign and it continues to hurt my social life with the ladies.

Wake me when Trump is actually INDICTED.

Yes our house managers have done a great job.
But itís only made me angrier about our system.
Iím so tired of the mafioso word salad of his mgt style of never saying the actual words about hurting someone but only implying or suggesting it as Michael Cohen told us he always has done.

I want real legal charges of some sort brought against him either in New York or when we get a Federal Attorney General.
Otherwise, itís all just the same old stuff from him and his pathetic cowardly defenders with Dems scoring some good talking points but not much else.

Thanks for the hearts.

Iím in no way worthy of that type of admiration.
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