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In a quandry here any advice will be welcome

as many of you know I am hard by Christian Nationalist Hillsdale College. My county is a mix of hard right Trumpers and Christo fascists. I am from the Democratic wing of the Democratic party. A Facebook group I belong to is made up of Dem leaning/ progressive people and largely a counterbalance to the hate spewed by the other county groups. Admins. recently held a meeting face to face asked us how we could do more good for community and share ideas. I fully intended to go though it would take a great deal of effort. I had a couple of ideas I thought would work. Chief among those was for members to fund a fellowship program for graduating seniors. I thought that would make a splash and let county know about the group and our goals. I suggested to apply they would submit a research paper on topic of their choice. I suggested Democracy, Womens rights, systemic racism, civil rights for all and voting rights for all. Reasoning that this would be a pushback against the racist intolerant ideas common around these parts. This was scheduled for Sat. in a local park.

Flash back to middle of week get a message that local Dem party has endorsed current Mayor of Hillsdale for reelection. Mayor is a supporter of forced birth, Christian Nationalism, guns for everyone, ending public education and said he didn't care how many died during Covid. Imagine my shock I actually went to our Dem Facebook page and found it was true. Mayors opponent is a joke and will probably get 10% of the vote. I protested that we had just condoned all these behaviors. Got a lot of pushback from current Dem officers saying crap about the alternative candidate was worse. I told them this was an own goal and to reconsider putting our stamp of approval on this. It kind of turned into a pissing contest on both sites. This wasn't my intent. Have since heard from someone much higher in Dem food chain nothing will improve from giving ground.

Did anyone else take it personally that on Fathers Day

the Wordle answer was loser. That is usually what I put in for 5th and 6th entry, when I tell myself I've put in too much time on this already.

Meanwhile in Hillsdale Michigan where Hillsdale College wants freedom of speech

this just happened. The librarian and childrens' librarian both resigned because a PHD student accused them of furnishing inappropriate materials to kids and "grooming" them. A local guy has done a great piece and I will post his link. Remember Hillsdale College is spreading it's poison nationwide and has been tasked with opening academies by one state already. A special meeting of library board has been called for tonight. The damage is already done though. Two decent people have been moved to resign. No one but one of Hillsdale Colleges Stepford children would take the job now. Josh Colettas' page has a brilliant takedown of this attempt at censorship, I urge you to read it. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Funcommonsense.joshcolletta.com%2F2022%2F05%2F24%2Fpaladino-furthers-nazi-republican-takeover-heres-how-we-stop-it%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1gYhsMIkfWEEP3YX7JWrbBMSaPiEsiEIWzfmlIKT8APZOnmSLp21g05rU&h=AT3JAk_OVwDMpNWe81J-gPHQVGOdJIFip3E-a3_IraQCN_cmgb3zmucrv1tkRm2IJaVKedtOlQ1E8FmBPhZXOjL4iMwIhHzqZfQCJZbfsYUIAWf0IYpYOwdEI0kytaAeEoLv&__tn__=H-R&c[0]=AT2f4SQSLKT4h-rndN_45EjtNHdEkWgla0zPRuO41_7vznBcebyIOT0Q-AmdkV6z3VWB3SFHnbqlfL4rR3fo_PiSDYMVU2S5jcLnAN2ESpFuKPqLaEuieHVnklqdgaQvBJ0C6LLTkLu76o8pD_pLsXMLnTijO5Dgzc1OtBnaGx8HcFVR_QXR4xhSgvxwvCrHnxznb5L2kp0LP0y5DXA

Over the last few years I've given thousands of dollars

to politicians and causes. Today I received the 2nd hand written thank you. It was From Carol Blood. The first I ever received was from the woman who ran against our lady of perpetual concern in Maine. My wife would say "her momma raised her right.
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