In the early years of this century, the economic divisions that would come to define America in the age of Trump became evident on the lush back roads of Greenwich, in a sign so subtle that it was easy to miss. Many of the new estates going up were no longer surrounded by the simple stone walls, stacked to the height of a farmerâs hip, that crossed the New England landscape. Instead, the builders introduced a more imposing barrier: tall, stately walls of chiselled stone, mortared in place.
The fashion for higher walls had little to do with safety; Greenwich has one of the lowest crime rates in America. To Frank Farricker, who served on the townâs planning-and-zoning commission, they symbolized power and seclusion. âInstead of building two or three feet high, people got into six-footersâthe âFuck youâ walls,â he said. When nearby municipalities noticed the trend, they treated it like an invasive species; they rewrote zoning rules to prevent the spread of what stonemasons took to calling âGreenwich walls.â
When they become the minority, and they will eventually, they are sure to demand 'bipartisanship' and 'collaboration' and 'compromise', all of which they have absolutely no interest in reciprocating. Mitch proved it with President Obama: anything, ANYTHING the President was for, he was against. Never mattered if it helped anyone, it wasn't (and still isn't for him) the point.
When you're young, you think that maybe you can be friends with the bully, get him to work with you, change him.
After he pants you in public, knocks your books out of your arms, and generally - repeatedly - shows you that he has no intention of changing his ways, you change tactics.
Nuclear warfare, ignoring their pleas for "co-operation" and "bipartisanship" and "equal time."
Started watching last night. Lots of really cringey stuff and some laugh out loud partsâusually when he's ad-libbingâ but we had to turn it off before they got to Giuliani. I'm still not sure I want to see that.
But I will because Maria Bakalova is amazing. It's one thing for Borat to get up to his hijinx, but she does it, um, in heels and backwards. Absolutely fearless.
There some in the DEM camp who think they need to buckle down and play harder ball. Donnie, Mitch and Co. have stopped at nothing, NOTHING to hold on to power. When they become the minority, and they will eventually, they are sure to demand 'bipartisanship' and 'collaboration' and 'compromise', all of which they have absolutely no interest in reciprocating. Mitch proved it with President Obama: anything, ANYTHING the President was for, he was against. Never mattered if it helped anyone, it wasn't (and still isn't for him) the point. Look at the negotiations over 'rona relief: if Pelosi is 'fer it, he's ag'in it. Full stop. History will not be kind to him and his ilk. Better, if polls mean anything (unlikely), his seat is not safe, and could be handed his walking papers in November. Along with Cornyn and all the other Trump toadies - good riddance to bad rubbish. c.
His opponent is a card-carrying Bad-A$$. She did three tours in Afghanistan, was wounded by enemy fire on the last one. They were rescued, but had to stand on the skids of the choppers all the way out. Under fire. You think the U.S. Senate is going to frighten her?
Cornyn's team made the mistake of criticizing the tattoos on her arm. Went about as bad for him as you'd expect:
"A pro-Cornyn Super PAC is using a photo of my tattoos to make me seem 'radical.' That's pretty funny to me. You think I'm ashamed of them? They cover my shrapnel wounds from when my helicopter was shot down. They're a mark of my service to our country. I'm damn proud of them."
If the Republican-controlled senate pushes through a supreme court nomination before the election it will be the epitome of hypocrisy.
Yea you better do some research, see how we got here and then you will realize the heights of irony you have reached.......... or not. Bubbles are not just used so millionaires can continue to collect checks playing in front of cardboard inserts.