I am sure that during the Depression and World War II, many Americans would have said that a paraplegic could not handle the responsibilities of the presidency. And yet....
He wasn't elected in the future. He was elected now, for a 6-year term, and the Present-Day Fetterman is nowhere close to the danger to democracy that Present-Day Trump was and still is.So, you can look into the future and see what Fetterman will be when he's 70?
I have seen him interviewed quite a few times post stroke. He has come across as articulate and clear in what he says. That he is honest about what happened to him I think demonstrates credibility and authenticity.Has anyone claiming that Fetterman is incapable of doing the job actually listened to interviews with him in the last month? Not the debate, which was always going to be the most challenging circumstance for someone in his position, but any regularly conducted interview? Because there is nothing wrong with Fetterman's cognative ability. He has some speech difficulties, which do not disqualify him from holding office.
Some of us aren't doing Thanksgiving until Saturday afternoon. Some of us have family that don't have differences in politics - or at least the people who disagree don't live close by, or aren't close enough of relationship to have family dinner with.
n 2008, Jim Powell, a Democratic candidate for a local Public Service Commission seat, was initially disqualified from running for office by Karen Handel, a Republican who was Georgia’s secretary of state, for taking a homestead tax exemption outside of his district.
But ultimately, the Georgia Supreme Court decided the candidate could remain on the ballot, saying 7 of the 15 rules showed he had ties to the district.
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As the oldest, I kind of made all my siblings into lefties and my parents just defer to me, so that helped a lot. I, of course, am exaggerating. I may have shared my opinions, but they’re their own people who came to their own conclusions and are open to hearing other views despite our stubborn streak. They are lefties though.If I stop stereotyping, then will I discover the secret behind being able to cook, eat, argue with family, and engage in online political debate on a holiday?
I'm pretty sure if I ever talked about politics with anyone but my mother and a couple of my aunts, it'd end in bazookas, so I get you.As for my other extended family who are conservative and many of them Trumpsters, we don’t talk about politics with one another anymore, or just on a deeply shallow level. We find it more important to remember we’re family and when crap goes down, and if one of us falls, we’re the ones who will pick you up or help each other through support and just being there…or at least we’ll be there to celebrate when things go good.
I have a nephew who is a cop who goes on about black-on-black crime and tried to justify Tamir Rice's shooting. I gave up trying to talk to him and just unfollowed him on social media. Though at his brother's wedding last year, they sat us at the same table. I was dreading it but his wife and I had a nice convo about how great unions are (she's a teacher) so that just goes to show that you never know.I'm pretty sure if I ever talked about politics with anyone but my mother and a couple of my aunts, it'd end in bazookas, so I get you.
Although I do have this one cousin with whom I've tried to talk to a few times, and he always ended the conversations a couple of minutes later by squishing my face as if my opinions were very adorable or something. I never got it.
Was the cousin’s husband also Vietnamese? If so, this sounds so familiar. Hell, even if not, it sounds familiar….Besides an uncle in Toronto, all of my family is either in the US or still in Vietnamese. So, as the token Canadian, we are mindful of being guests in another country. So, I never bring politics up unless I am with people whose politics I am aware of and align with mine.
I went down to the US for a wedding in the Bay Area. It was during he NBA Finals between Toronto and Golden Skate. So, during a big dinner when Game 2 or whatever was on, I was wearing a CANADA shirt.
A cousin’s husband came up and we were chatting when he started talking about Trump (still president at the time and he was under investigation for something) and how all of these attorneys are going after him and how awful it is.
Cousin’s husband: Manhn, you are an attorney! How do you feel about your profession when all of these attorneys are attacking our great President!
Me: Well, ya know, I don’t really practice in that area of law, and since I am from CANADA [point to my shirt] I am not all that well acquainted with American legal procedure. And since I am from CANADA [point to my shirt], I try to keep my following of the news local. Ya, because I am from CANADA [point to my shirt]. So, how about that Drake?
Was the cousin’s husband also Vietnamese? If so, this sounds so familiar. Hell, even if not, it sounds familiar….
That was my close second guess. Viet’s in California and New Orleans have become cult-like. It’s not just conservatism, it’s a true extremism, follow the leader and he can do no wrong thing with Trump. It’s like mob mentality and those who are different, no matter how respectful you try to be, are seriously mistreated, ridiculed, and personally attacked.Nah, white guy, heh.
My parents get more pushback than I do, as the older generation tend to be more republican. I remember one exchange between my mom and her sister. My sister asked my mom where she gets her news.
My mom watches Vietnamese news on YouTube. So, she just said CNN because she probably saw Anderson Cooper on his New Year’s Eve special. My aunt was all smug.
I told my mom: “Mom, you don’t tell American conservatives you watch CNN! You tell them you watch Canadian news! CBC, CTV, Global, whatever. They are Americans, they know nothing about Canada! Tell them you love Rod Black.”
This sounds like my SIL talking about my Niece-IL and unions. According to SIL, her DIL has been "brainwashed by the union" because she likes that the union has her back.My mil's bff has woke kids who brainwashed her and now they only argue about woke things now so she doesn't have a best friend anymore.
Whenever people start throwing the term woke around, I stop listening to them. It's lazy name-calling.It was like going to exposure therapy to inoculate myself against unhinged sexagenarians calling everything woke. I wonder if Elon and our own dear Louis would still think they were cool for fighting against wokeism and having them on their team if they were all stuck in a room together for an evening
Is he for or against them??The only break I got was when my husband brought up aliens.
He's super into aliens. His parents believe in them too of course, but they had a little spat about Ancient Aliens because my husband loves that show and his dad thinks they don't go far enoughIs he for or against them??
Same. I also think that if aliens came here, we would know it. It wouldn't be a quiet thing that governments could sweep under the rug. Not to mention, they wouldn't all come to the US so maybe they'd come to a country that doesn't even want to hide it.I think there's other life out in the universe but there's not enough proof that they've visited Earth.
Why don't you tell us first about how you and your family/ies manage to do so at gatherings on special days in your country?If I stop stereotyping, then will I discover the secret behind being able to cook, eat, argue with family, and engage in online political debate on a holiday?