In two months, Dems sent country to hell
Almost two months into the Democratic takeover of America, what changes are we seeing?
Well here we see gas going from $1.78 a gallon to $2.59. We have thousands of people crossing the southern border illegally and getting free aid funded by hard working American citizens.
They say there is a crisis at the border. No kidding, and how can we solve this? We can pitch tents on the White House lawns, let them camp out on the lawns of the politicians who think there is no problem with them, like all those snakes in the grass like Pelosi, Schumer, Nader, et al. They haven’t any worries. They have protection.
Now America is in a position where there is no checks and balances in government. The Democrats can do all the damage they want to.
You will see more police being crucified for doing their job, you will see it being more difficult for law-abiding citizens to have the right to protect themselves.
For many years I have heard the expression “America is going to hell in a handbasket.“ Guess what? It’s gone!
Rotterdam and Conway, S.C.
Grateful to ‘KF’ for return of document
At the Rivers Casino vaccination site on March 7 I foolishly took my Social Security tax form as proof of address, but lost it before I even got to the check in.
I’d like to thank the kind soul who found it and returned it to me in the mail, But the individual only left initials “KF” in their note and no other way to contact them for me to express my gratitude.
I will sleep better thanks to their thoughtfulness. Nice to know there are people who will still go the extra mile.
Fearing truth, Trump backers cling to lies
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” — Adolf Hitler.
According to the Washington Post fact checker, Donald Trump “made 30,573 false or misleading claims as president. Nearly half came in his final year.”
But it wasn’t until the bitter end of his regime that he busted out the granddaddy of all tall tales with the claim that he actually won the 2020 election, but it was stolen from him because of voter fraud, despite the fact that there isn’t a shred of objective evidence to support his claim.
The truth is Trump’s claims of election fraud were rejected by the courts because his legal team never alleged fraud. Lawyers have a professional ethics obligation “not to abuse legal procedure” by filing “frivolous” claims. Violating this requirement could expose the lawyer to sanctions from the state bar, which could range from a reprimand to a fine to a license suspension.
Hence, Trump’s legal team didn’t allege fraud because they knew there wasn’t any evidence to substantiate his claim. They knew he was lying, and so do the Republican Party officials who are repeating his claim ad nauseam. Nevertheless, Trump’s supporters refuse to acknowledge the obvious truth because they won’t allow themselves to be confused by the facts.
That’s his story and they’re sticking with it.
Time to take problem gambling seriously
Is it possible to be addicted to something that isn’t a substance, something that cannot be ingested?
In modern times, technology has connected us to each other from the furthest corners of the Earth.
It has helped us to launch new virtual workplaces and to keep schools open during the global pandemic. However, it has also contributed to making addictive activities and substances more accessible.
We must ask ourselves if we are taking advantage of ease of access to pick up seriously unhealthy habits such as problem gambling.
Cell phones have made placing an online bet easier than ever. We are constantly connected to our fantasy sports teams, poker apps, card games, and more.
According to the National Council on Problem Gambling “two million U.S. adults (1%) are estimated to meet criteria for severe gambling problems in a given year, [and] another 4-6 million (2-3%) would be considered to have mild or moderate gambling problems.”
Online gambling makes it easier for youth to gain access to illegal gambling through applications on their devices, and “research shows that a vast majority of kids have gambled before their 18th birthday, and that children may be more likely to develop issues related to gambling than adults.”
March is Problem Gambling awareness month. If you or someone you know is struggling, there is help available.
At New Choices Recovery Center, we take problem gambling very seriously, and we will take your treatment and recovery very seriously as well.
Visit newchoicesrecovery.org for more information.
Dakota T. Torales Maxwell
The writer is a prevention coordinator at the New Choices Recovery Center.
Count our blessings for new leadership
Mitch McConnell is certainly an enigma, refusing to schedule the impeachment trial prior to the inauguration and then voting to acquit because Trump was no longer in office.
Although, he said the election was legal and that Trump was guilty as charged. Duh? Shortly thereafter, he said he would support him in 2024.
McConnell, in my opinion, is not a very likable guy.
I do not remember ever seeing him smile, but I do remember him saying on Obama’s first day as president that the first thing on the GOP’s agenda was to ensure he would be a one-term president.
Of course he did not succeed, but wasn’t that a lofty goal?
Barack Obama accomplished several things.
Exactly, what did Trump achieve in four years?
For a short period of time, I thought Mike Pence had become his own person. But alas, he remains a wimp and a derriere kisser.
President Biden and Vice President Harris have accomplished a great deal already.
Let us all be thankful and count our blessings. Now, it is WE instead of ME.
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