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    We are so fucked.

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    Doesn't everybody?
    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    We are so fucked.

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    We are so fucked.

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    Downtown Portland was one of the most beautiful and cool places to hang out when we lived in Oregon in the '80s. Saturday Market was a highlight for our family and friends when they visited. On Sundays, it was fun to have coffee and pastries at one of the little cafes around Yamhill Market. Of course, the Rose Festival was the highlight of the summer. I hope those days aren't gone.
    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michele View Post
    Downtown Portland was one of the most beautiful and cool places to hang out when we lived in Oregon in the '80s. Saturday Market was a highlight for our family and friends when they visited. On Sundays, it was fun to have coffee and pastries at one of the little cafes around Yamhill Market. Of course, the Rose Festival was the highlight of the summer. I hope those days aren't gone.
    It's hard to say. There are plenty of areas that are still rubble or empty wastelands from the riots in the late 60s in different places. Couple that with the growing hatred of white business people or home owners who are willing to make major capital investments in marginal areas and it's tough to predict what will happen.

    Middle class blacks who could potentially restore these places are generally happy to be living in clean, crime-free suburbs with their kids. Their memories of inner city life (or the stories they heard from parents) aren't especially affectionate.

    Some people speculate that the near term future of inner cities is for a flight by educated middle class people (of all colors) since they are no longer tied to city offices and the 'cultural' aspects of the life are on semi-permanent hold. Which would mean mostly turning those areas over to the criminals, the very elderly poor, the homeless, and unemployed (or unemployable) teens/young people.

    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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    They aren't even pretending anymore.
    We are so fucked.

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    "I want to pause here to note, humbly, that it is wounding to watch a public servant reduce those who take him at his word to fools. I mention that not because it “matters” in any sense McConnell would recognize but because it is simply true that this nation’s decline accelerates when the conventional wisdom becomes that believing what the Senate Majority Leader says is self-evidently foolish. The chestnut that politicians always lie is overstated—a society depends on some degree of mutual trust. One party has embraced nihilism, pilloried trust, and turned good faith into a sucker’s failing in a sucker’s game."

    ~ Lili Loofbourow

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    If it pays, it stays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbit View Post
    Now that's funny, and depends on the audience knowing something.

    We have traveled quite a distance, no? Now the highlight reel is Stephen Colbert saying of the president, "The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's cock holster."
    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.


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