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  • TNSTAAFL

    Damn. Now the moon people are getting involved.
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763


    TNSTAAFL

    Damn. Now the moon people are getting involved.
    I don't like furners either
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 27,307
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
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  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    As far I have heard,  Manchin is on board with everything but the minimum wage.  And there is a counter to $10 coming from Romney. The point is that I think the stimulus will pass through reconciliation with a Manchin vote.  
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    As far I have heard,  Manchin is on board with everything but the minimum wage.  And there is a counter to $10 coming from Romney. The point is that I think the stimulus will pass through reconciliation with a Manchin vote.  
    I;m not a fan of raising the minimum wage to $15 either.  $10 is fine.
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    As far I have heard,  Manchin is on board with everything but the minimum wage.  And there is a counter to $10 coming from Romney. The point is that I think the stimulus will pass through reconciliation with a Manchin vote.  
    I;m not a fan of raising the minimum wage to $15 either.  $10 is fine.
    That’s easy to say if you aren’t living on it.  My wife and I are both well above minimum wage, but I still remember those days, hell I even remember making $15 an hour 10 years ago and having a hard time making it and having to work three jobs to do so.  Something major needs to be done IMO. Raise the minimum higher, or somehow lower price and perceived value.  I mean good luck trying to make average rent on $10
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    As far I have heard,  Manchin is on board with everything but the minimum wage.  And there is a counter to $10 coming from Romney. The point is that I think the stimulus will pass through reconciliation with a Manchin vote.  
    I;m not a fan of raising the minimum wage to $15 either.  $10 is fine.
    That’s easy to say if you aren’t living on it.  My wife and I are both well above minimum wage, but I still remember those days, hell I even remember making $15 an hour 10 years ago and having a hard time making it and having to work three jobs to do so.  Something major needs to be done IMO. Raise the minimum higher, or somehow lower price and perceived value.  I mean good luck trying to make average rent on $10
    $4.35 was my start.  Actually maybe it was $3.90.
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    My start was 5.15 That was shameful even for 95
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,989
    My first hourly wage was $2 something, but then again I was 14, and not worth paying fairly apparently. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    As far I have heard,  Manchin is on board with everything but the minimum wage.  And there is a counter to $10 coming from Romney. The point is that I think the stimulus will pass through reconciliation with a Manchin vote.  
    I;m not a fan of raising the minimum wage to $15 either.  $10 is fine.
    That’s easy to say if you aren’t living on it.  My wife and I are both well above minimum wage, but I still remember those days, hell I even remember making $15 an hour 10 years ago and having a hard time making it and having to work three jobs to do so.  Something major needs to be done IMO. Raise the minimum higher, or somehow lower price and perceived value.  I mean good luck trying to make average rent on $10
    The jobs I had at minimum wage were starter jobs.  I wasn't planning that as a career. 

    I rented a room, drove an older car and gas was only .99$ cigarettes were $2 a pack.  In retrospect, I could work 1 hr and afford 2 gallons of gas, a pack of smokes and a drink and go cruising for the day and wet my whistle.  Today you could get the gallon of gas, fill up your water bottle and roll your own at $7.50.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    dankind said:
    Unpaid here (court-ordered community service; aka, indentured servant)
    And I'm the #1 asshole?  Pshhhhhhhhh...
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    As far I have heard,  Manchin is on board with everything but the minimum wage.  And there is a counter to $10 coming from Romney. The point is that I think the stimulus will pass through reconciliation with a Manchin vote.  
    I;m not a fan of raising the minimum wage to $15 either.  $10 is fine.
    That’s easy to say if you aren’t living on it.  My wife and I are both well above minimum wage, but I still remember those days, hell I even remember making $15 an hour 10 years ago and having a hard time making it and having to work three jobs to do so.  Something major needs to be done IMO. Raise the minimum higher, or somehow lower price and perceived value.  I mean good luck trying to make average rent on $10
    The jobs I had at minimum wage were starter jobs.  I wasn't planning that as a career. 

    I rented a room, drove an older car and gas was only .99$ cigarettes were $2 a pack.  In retrospect, I could work 1 hr and afford 2 gallons of gas, a pack of smokes and a drink and go cruising for the day and wet my whistle.  Today you could get the gallon of gas, fill up your water bottle and roll your own at $7.50.
    The idea of a starter job to me is an asshole excuse most of the time.  What does that even mean.  Kind of like the argument that minimum wages are meant to be “starter jobs”.  Historically I don’t believe creating a pool of cheap starter jobs  for teenagers or whatever was the reason for instituting a minimum wage.

    not everyone is on or meant for a career path. And if you come from low income and decide you want to follow a career path it will likely result in taking out loans for an education and when you finally earn more you’ll be saddled with paying off that debt, thus not really getting too far from the lifestyle from that starter job.
  • what dreamswhat dreams Posts: 1,706
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    Patience, static, patience. It's been a little more than 30 days. "Can't make anything happen" sounds like an exaggeration to me, at this point. He's signed a bunch of EOs ending some incredibly egregious policies. Pelosi has a lot of cats to herd.

    Schumer, in my view, is a bigger issue than any of them. What the hell took him so long to actually get the Senate organizing agreement in place with McConnell, I mean, other than an impeachment trial? The Senate is a really tenuous place, and yes, Manchin is frustrating to the party. But Schumer and his Whip Durbin need to do a better job at pulling Manchin along. 

    So, I just encourage patience. If at 100 days nothing has happened, then I'll panic. But it's still early.
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    Has the dem leadership censured her yet?
    For having principles?
    Exactly.
    I’d go after Joe “we aren’t gonna get anything done” Manchin first.
    Yeah Manchin is getting on my nerves.  His coming out against Tanden is annoying as I believe he has voted for R candidates who have said just as much if not worse on Twitter.  That being said, Tanden's tweets are rightfully catching up to her.  If anything comes from this, it should be to stop being an asshole on twitter.  Can public officials or wannabe officials just learn this lesson...please?
    Maybe I should make a fuck joe manchin thread, but I’m too lazy.  I’m beginning to feel like Dems prefer a divided government so they can blame republicans for everything.  Now both houses and the presidency and can’t make anything happen.  Very frustrating.  Also people are really sick of waiting on those $1400 checks.  At this point it’s not looking good for Dems to the casual voter.  It’s much harder to blame republicans when you have both chambers and the executive.  If 1400+600 equals $2000 does $600 plus 0 equal fuck joe manchin? Almost done rambling here.  At this point Americans got more help during the pandemic under Trump and the republicans, not a good look. Again fuck joe manchin.
    Patience, static, patience. It's been a little more than 30 days. "Can't make anything happen" sounds like an exaggeration to me, at this point. He's signed a bunch of EOs ending some incredibly egregious policies. Pelosi has a lot of cats to herd.

    Schumer, in my view, is a bigger issue than any of them. What the hell took him so long to actually get the Senate organizing agreement in place with McConnell, I mean, other than an impeachment trial? The Senate is a really tenuous place, and yes, Manchin is frustrating to the party. But Schumer and his Whip Durbin need to do a better job at pulling Manchin along. 

    So, I just encourage patience. If at 100 days nothing has happened, then I'll panic. But it's still early.
    Thanks you for the very measured and nuanced response, What Dreams.  It does put what work needs to be done into perspective.  The big fear for me really is that this foot dragging continues until 2022 and causes the Dems to lose seats and really lead to the authoritarian hell hole we narrowly avoided.  So for me 30 some days in the big picture isn’t much, but when it comes to making the case to the rank and file voters that don’t care about Ds and Rs before the mid term it looks like a much bigger chunk of time.
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,835
    so wrong! wow
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