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Re: America, you have my sympathy.

Postby I.B.Igor » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:35 am

I hope your wrong Chris, but deep down I know you may be very, very right.
I hope against hope the inauguration goes smoothly, and some sense, decency and stability returns to the oval office.
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Postby Sandra » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:27 pm

I'm just hoping the nuclear codes are back in the bathroom (as is reported for Nixon's last days)...
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Postby phalarope » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:37 pm

Agreed, Chris. :( :( :(
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Re: America, you have my sympathy.

Postby Nonny Mouse » Mon Jan 11, 2021 04:29 pm

Same here.
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Re: America, you have my sympathy.

Postby chrisboote » Tue Jan 12, 2021 03:11 am

As I feared
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55625707
There are reports of armed groups planning to gather at all 50 state capitols and in Washington DC in the run-up to his 20 January inauguration
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Re: America, you have my sympathy.

Postby chrisboote » Mon Jan 18, 2021 06:18 pm

Please keep safe, well away from state Capitols
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Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed Jan 20, 2021 06:26 pm

Well, apparently a few dozen people showed up at a few capitols but it wasn't enough of a crowd to get them riled up. Nothing happened.

And everything is better now.
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Re: America, you have my sympathy.

Postby phalarope » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:06 pm

We have elected a fundamentally decent human being. Thank Om. His inaugural address was exemplary. The text is here.
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Postby chrisboote » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:09 am

Nonny Mouse wrote:Well, apparently a few dozen people showed up at a few capitols but it wasn't enough of a crowd to get them riled up. Nothing happened.

And everything is better now.

Phew!
I'm so glad nothing happened
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Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Jan 21, 2021 06:13 pm

Luckily I had no reason to go downtown!

But it seems that the aftermath of the insurrection has taken the air out of them. Now Qanon and proud boys and them guys are disappointed and in some chaos.
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