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Actors aren't characters, of course, but still, I was disappointed to hear that John Rhys Davies, whom I was always so fond of on Sliders, seems to be another unhinged Brexit type.

 

 

The UK seems to be hurtling more and more toward a US-style discourse, the main difference being they aren't as anti-gay or anti-abortion (yet, anyway).

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15 hours ago, Juliajms said:

Is there any much chance that we can take the Senate in 2020?

 

 

Forget about taking the Senate.  I'd be happy if anyone could elect McConnell OUT of office.

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7 hours ago, Juliajms said:

At this point there are so many mass casualty hate crimes I can barely keep up.  What a time to have such a lack of decent leadership.

 

And also the current leadership is driving the hate.

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7 hours ago, Juliajms said:

At this point there are so many mass casualty hate crimes I can barely keep up.  What a time to have such a lack of decent leadership.

 

I think we're at the point where many just don't even care. It's become so rote. What annoys me most of this group are the people who love to talk about anti-Semitism yet only to score points. Some on the far right were jumping up and down with glee to make the shooting all about AOC. You could tell how happy they were. 

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3 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

And also the current leadership is driving the hate.

That's for damn sure. 

3 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

I think we're at the point where many just don't even care. It's become so rote. What annoys me most of this group are the people who love to talk about anti-Semitism yet only to score points. Some on the far right were jumping up and down with glee to make the shooting all about AOC. You could tell how happy they were. 

I think the human mind isn't really good at processing this much tragedy.  Some people are getting hardened to it, but I won't begrudge them that coping skill.  Other people are depressed and anxious like we talked about a couple of weeks ago. That doesn't help anyone,  but I think it can be a normal reaction to the instability and watching other people suffer.

 

It really is sort of odd to watch both left and right throw stones over antisemitism. The real problem is it's becoming normalized across the spectrum. It's a virus that spreads and I will always believe that Trump let it loose this time around.

 

Islamophobia will go hand in hand with that, of course. Some vet running into a group of people because he *thought* they were Muslims? Heaven help us all get through this insanity. 

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https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-synagogue-shooting-poway-san-diego-county-20190428-story.html

 

This is just so awful.

 

Friends identified the woman killed as Lori Kaye, 60, of Poway. Some gathered at her home to grieve Saturday afternoon, as stories emerged about her heroic act inside the synagogue.

Roneet Lev, a member of the congregation, related an account from Rabbi Goldstein of how Kaye threw herself in front of him, possibly saving his life.

Kaye’s husband, a physician, was in the synagogue when the gunshots started. Worshipers called him over to help victims, and he began to do CPR on one until he realized it was his wife, Lev said. He then fainted.

Kaye had gone to the synagogue to say Kaddish, a Jewish prayer for the dead, for her mother, who had recently passed away, according to Lev.

“The irony is, people will be saying it for her now,” Lev said.

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