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FreeWheelBurning

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Seems like Russia wants a war

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-azov-blockade/russia-blocks-ukrainian-azov-sea-ports-minister-idUSKCN1NY0NO
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Thu Nov 29, 2018, 11:31 AM (16 replies)

Quick local observation after voting this morning

Not much to report from my local polling station in southeastern CT. I stood in line for about 5 minutes which is typical for a mid-term election here. It does not appear that there is a surge in new voters in this area. Then again, this is a very small precinct so it may be hard to tell.

This part of CT will occasonally send a Rep to congress but I do not think that will happen this time. Courtney has done a decent job with local issues and is popular. I myself voted for him the last time around but did not today. He also had a lot more money to spend. His ads were everywhere and I don't think I saw a single add for his opponent Postemski. This race was over a long time ago.

For the Senate race, CT will do what CT as a whole always does, they will pull the lever for the candidate with a D next to his name and Murphy will be sent back to the Senate for another 6 years.

The governor's race may be interesting. I have not looked at the polling but the general feeling around here is that Stefanowski (R) has a shot to beat Lamont (D). Southeastern CT is a little redder than most of the state but does still trend blue. This may be coloring my perception of the statewide race. I do think if Lamont gets elected and the state stays on the same trajectory it is on now, he may be a one term governor.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Tue Nov 6, 2018, 02:04 PM (10 replies)

When did the belief that we are a nation of laws and our borders should be respected become fear?

I have been seeing this a lot lately. Most Conservatives and Republicans believe in the rule of law. When it comes to immigration that means those seeking citizenship need to go through the legal process of becoming a citizen. If you are a refugee, there is a process for that as well. When reading left wing articles that discuss Republicans and immigration, you will almost always read that fear is what is driving the Republican's opposition to open borders.

How can you hope to have a meaningful dialog with those that hold an opposing view when they either cannot understand your motiviation or even worse, intentionally mischaracterize it for political gain?
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Fri Nov 2, 2018, 10:15 AM (20 replies)
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