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Rottweiler

God your a sick narcissistic old woman

Rottweiler

Go kiss his ring for Christmas Lanivan.

Lanivan

Re: Richard Kamischke's Letter to the Editor: Your important rebuttal to Geri McCaleb's letter is necessary, although many people will not trust, understand, or believe it. Sadly, four years of a president who rallies on the concept of Fake News and distrust of basic US institutions and encourages and emboldens the worst impulses of human nature, and decades of certain media that specializes in falsehoods, misinformation, and propaganda, and you have a divided country. We no longer share a common reality.

Many have seemingly lost their ability to connect the dots, to understand nuance, or to utilize common sense, instead believing deeply in conspiracy theories, dark and fearful images. They reject the evidence before them, instead embracing the surreal.

America can solve just about every challenge that lays before her, but this might be our most existential threat - the lack of a shared common reality.

Lanivan

Re: Robert Pennell's Letter to the Editor: 126 House representatives signed on to a document that wanted to throw out the election results in four states, even though they had no evidence of fraud after recounting and investigation in those four states; 70 House representatives chose not to sign. This was not an unanimous vote. It was not a forced vote. Bill Huizenga made a calculated choice - that he just won re-election, he was safe, and he could continue to put party over country. So he signed what was a seditious document, the purpose of which was to undermine US elections, dismiss millions of votes, and attack hard-working election officials. You have every reason to feel your vote - and your voting rights - was threatened and impinged upon by this lawsuit and Huizenga's signature - which was thrown out immediately by the Supreme court. If Huizenga does not trust or even believe the voters of Ottawa County, how could he possibly continue to be our representative?

edwards1

You must be exhausted

Lanivan

Good Heavens No! I am invigorated and joyful that we now have decency, competence, scandal/corruption-free, expertise, family values (once again a loving family with pets!!), knowledge of governance, reverence for the Constitution, hard work ethic, and intelligence/intellect in the White House!

Not to mention President-elect Biden has assembled a top-notch Covid advisory board to oversee the complex distribution of the vaccine, and cabinet nominees that are smart, non-corrupt, have experience and expertise in their profession, and are diverse in their representation of the Real America (not a bunch of old, white, mostly men, billionaires who bought their way into the position by being huge GOP donors).

2021 has the potential to be a year of healing for this country, and to start moving forward. I am hopeful, despite the fact that Trump is doing all he can to leave a vengeful scorched-earth trail of broken, sick, unemployed, exhausted, anxious country and it's citizens. If anyone can get this country back on track, it's President-elect Joe and Dr. Jill Biden!

Happy New Year!

Rottweiler

You are sick and everyone sees it but you

edwards1

Oh, because you sound exhauted to me.

Rottweiler

Can’t even take time off with the Biden victory or the Holidays...sad

Lanivan

Rottweiler. I've commented off and on on the Trib Online since 2012, and in that time I've made some great friends - even though we might not agree politically we can still interact with respect and humor. But I've never come across anyone here or any other forum who works so hard to be obnoxious, mean-spirited, abusive even, towards me than you. Not to mention irrelevant. I wish you a Healing New Year - you really need it.

edwards1

Self righteousness I'm afraid grips all of us at times.

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