It looks like the GOP gets its way. Especially on this Democratic Site, where no one no longer anyone wants this country to be an Democratic run country. I've got the feeling that the GOP "bully's" are winning on all fronts because of the ignorance of most people here, who refuse to do their home work related where the GOP stands for.
Sorry but the GOP stands for satisfying the "rich" and "powerful" and lots of "weirdo's". Do we really want an Russian "style" society where the "rich" and the "church" determines your life and income?
Like an Musk who has more money than he can spent in his lifetime and is still not "happy" with it. Or an Trump who as a "kid" never accepted the word "No". Why let spoiled brats without any "world" experience run an country?
So I'm kind of at a loss why no one writes on this site anymore and get the impression that the people here are ego centric because of the "island" attitude and refuse to see "humans" and the world as being worthless in this huge universe where people drown in their own arrogance. Manipulation and lack of proper education drives this country into an "chaos" due to lack of understanding of the world around us. Humanity is digging their own grave; Russia is an example, that if you have enough "nukes" then you can "murder" as much as you like and destroy humans as ants.
Our GOP kind of likes such culture and the fall elections will show "how much", so they can buy more multi million dollar "yachts" etc.
All I can say; Wake up America the enemy is within. If you don't write then the GOP Nazi's win.
I drink a glass or two of wine every day. I'll often have a beer with my meal, and I usually have a shot of brandy as a nightcap.
The key, of course, is moderation.
If you look at the profiles of the other members on this site, you'll notice that Chet Ruminski, Schmidt, wwjd, TJ, and progressive Connie are all listed as "inactive members" because the site had evolved from a discussion group to a monologue.
A discussion group is useful if it encourages participation by ALL members.
You've posted more than 14,000 times on this site. Although your personal history is intriguing, you'll find that you'll get more responses if you throttle back a bit.
Take off a week or two and enjoy the Florida sunshine. You are likely to find a more receptive audience when you return.
I was a college professor for a year in China. Before that, I taught college level insurance courses in Chicago, and I have been substitute teacher for the last decade. One common thread is that the experience is more rewarding if you encourage participation by the students, and avoid simply lecturing to them.
Enjoy the sunsets.