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Bruke
Senator
 
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Founded: Nov 21, 2017
Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Bruke » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:12 pm

Amaras Residence, Keokuk, Iowa

Sydney noticed -and appreciated- that Amaras has used her title twice now- for it was a title she had earned.

Her words had an air of finality to them. “If you support me -and I win- I would use my position as Governor to be a bulwark for limited government: keeping the out-of-control Legislature in check- and in doing so, keep flawed policy from spreading to the rest of the country. Even in losing, my candidacy would be a boon, as several vulnerable House seats are in California- and having a Republican in such a key race would increase turnout so we keep the districts we already have.”

She looked closely for his reaction. “I’ve said my peace. Do I have your support?”

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Federal States of Xathuecia
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Founded: Jan 19, 2016
Democratic Socialists

Postby Federal States of Xathuecia » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:41 am



Time to Ramp It Up

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Marli walks through the streets of the Bronx, with others joining her as she continues. She points to some stores and waves to friends as she speaks.

Dis is where I grew up, where my family struggled wit makin’ ends meet n affordin’ my education. Where jobs were scarce n where crime was rampant. But also where I found a community.


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She passes through a school and a chapel, with the video transitioning between the two locations as she passes through a doorway.

My church community helped advance me. Dey inspired me along wit my devout mother to keep pursuin’ higher opportunities. I was able to use education to further myself, I was able to pursue higher learnin’ despite da obstacles in front of me.


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She tours a factory and then chats with family during a dinner, with her laughing as her voice speaks over the advertisement.

Now I stand proud to be fightin’ to help others across dis state, to be a champion of families across New York. So let’s cut taxes for da working class. Let’s offer ways to make trade school n vocational education easier to obtain.


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She walks with police officers smiling and nodding along as she speaks to them. Elderly people are in the next shot, as she sits down and discusses with them. The sound plays over.

I stand by law n order, n real officers are backin’ my plan of restorin’ justice n safety to our inner-cities n rural areas. No one will be left behind, from da youngest to da elderly, from education of our children to da healthcare of our grandparents.


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She walks through New York, Buffalo, and then a small rural town.

No other candidate understands hardship like myself n I hope to take dat knowledge to fight for da important issues in Washington. No mo’ gridlock, no mo’ playin’ games, it is time we stand for somethin’: Families n da average American.


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She sits behind a Senate desk proudly, as the everyday sounds end as triumphant music plays over.

I am Marli, an average American answerin’ da universal call to action to serve ma state. Because when freedom rings, I answer...I answer for da people, for economic freedom, educational freedom, n freedom to be safe. I am Marli n I am running for Senate, join me!


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Dentali
Postmaster-General
 
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Founded: Dec 28, 2016
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Dentali » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am

Jason Samara Campaign Stop #20
Boston, Suffolk County

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Samara dodged a bullet, he quoted Claudia Patton when she was criticizing the Republican Party, he appealed to Republicans and he flew mostly under the radar. Time would tell if the message stuck with Republicans but for now he needed to protect his left. No progressive had announced yet but it was a strong possibility one would run, so he needed a rally to reassure that branch of the party.

He returned to Boston and made sure to contact every progressive group in the city, every borderline socialist he could find. College students were bused in, and Samara leveraged his contacts in the activist community, friendly city councilman, and spent a week promoting the rally.

“Good Morning! What a crowd, it’s really an honor to be here thank you all for coming and for the warm welcome.”

“I’m Congressman Jason Samara, I am a man raised in Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up walking the Freedom trail, I grew up watching the South End of Boston go from dangerous and remote in the 80s flourish, I grew up jogging along the Charles river and rooting for the Red Sox. But I was born to two loving parents in Puerto Rico, my father was an immigrant and a psychiatrist, my mother was a social worker who devoted her life to helping people get back on their feet. When I was 2 my father passed away in an car accident and my mother took me to Boston to live with her mother. Times were hard, money was short, we relied on family, community and at times the government to get by. I am a product of public school, I grew up hearing stories of my family that fought for civil rights, of my uncles that marched next to Doctor King, who stood on the bridge at Selma, who marched on Washington and I took that to heart.”

“We need to save our democracy, we need to systematically reform our nation, our politics. I pledged to take to corporate PAC money because I believe PACs come before people. Washington works great for the rich, for those with connections… companies and the ultra wealthy can spend billions to influence Congress and federal agencies… we need lobbying reform and we need it today.”

“Lobbying as we know it must end, everyone who lobbies MUST register, we must take Washington lobbyists out of the shadow, ban foreign governments from hiring lobbyists and shut down the ability of lobbyists to move freely in and out of government jobs. When running for federal office candidates should be required to put their tax returns online, while in office we need to keep Senators and Congressman from trading stocks and when they retire we need to ban them from becoming lobbyists.”

“We don’t just need to limit the power of corporations in politics we need to empower the people in our Republic. Politicians are supposed to compete for votes, not try and disqualify voters who don’t support them. Many laws and rules make it more difficult to vote, and practices like partisan gerrymandering keep your vote from counting as much as it should. We must eliminate rules that make voting more difficult, laws and rules that suppress votes especially in minority communities.”

“Democracy shouldn’t be for sale, so that is why we must fight the Citizens United decision, so that you do not need to suck up to rich donors and the washington elite in order to run for office. No more billionaire Super PACs.”

“Years ago I was proud to protest against the Iraq War, at a time when it wasn’t popular to do so. I believe that time has vindicated those who stood against it then, and going forward it is a lesson we must hold close. A strong military is important, it should be a deterrent so that we won’t have to use it, we must be vigilant against terrorists like ISIS and Hamas, but we cannot be the world’s policeman, we need to bring our troops home and strengthen our support for them as they transition into civilian life.”

“When we pursue foreign policy in the future, we should not solve problems with military might and intimidation first… we need to cut our bloated defense budget, take a stand against the military industrial complex that has a grip on our military policy. We need to reinvest our money and resources into diplomacy, standing by our global allies to advance our shared interests and advance the cause of global justice.”

“That fight for justice must continue at home too, our justice system promises equality under the law and America has one of the best justice systems in the world but we need to acknowledge its faults. We live in a nation where for the exact same crime minority americans are more likely than white americans to be arrested, charged and convicted. We live in a nation where teen with and small amount of pot and no intent to distribute can get thrown in jail.”

“We must keep a constant vigil on our justice system, to find what policies disproportionately affect our minority communities and end them. We must embrace community policing and the demilitarization of police, comprehensive reform to our sentencing laws and the complete decriminalization and legalization marijuana.”

“We must however crack down on those who profit off the destruction of our planet. Climate change ravages our planet, our people. It threatens to displace millions, droughts, floods, extreme storms and a changing environment that will wreak havoc on civilization. We need to double down our commitment to alternative and renewable energies, to end our dependence on fossil fuels, to make renewable clean energy affordable and practical.”

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“I dedicated my life and schooling to community outreach and service, I married my high school sweetheart and we have beautiful daughters. I was elected to Congress in 2010 becoming the first African American to represent the state, I have fought for welfare reform, consumer protections, providing affordable college and healthcare, LBGTQ rights, a woman’s right to choose and housing reform. I proudly stand by the work I have done for this state. As a Congressman I proudly voted against the RLSA, WAC and BBA. My parents and my grandmother are no longer with us today, but I know they look down on our work with pride.”

“My last name is Samara, a name that comes from half a world away. In America though your name should be no barrier to success, no matter your name or circumstances of birth, the color of your skin, no matter who you love or how you choose to worship... America should be a place where none of that matters. I stand here now proud of my heritage, knowing that I am just a part of the greater American story. I have a vision for America where there are no barriers to success - no matter what color you are, no matter where you're from, no matter how much money you have.”

“Thats where I come from, now let me tell you what I stand for. I stand for no PACs just people, I have pledged to no longer accept donations from corporate PACs, this is just the first step in Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform that is necessary for our growing Democracy. I stand for the scientific consensus that Climate Change is real, and that we must take steps to build a clean energy economy to make fuel and energy cheaper, better for the environment and free of our dependency on foreign countries.”

“I stand for those who serve are nation in uniform, and making sure that when they return to civilian life we are there to support them in the challenges they face. I stand for Expanding medical care and support services for our service members is a moral duty.”

“I stand for Universal Healthcare, Health Care is a Human Right, a moral responsibility. I will fight to make sure that insurance companies no longer turn people away for pre-existing conditions or discriminate against women. I will work hand in hand with our governor to craft and support a healthcare plan that covers all of Massachusetts so it can continue to be the national leader in coverage and innovation.”

“I stand for Equal Pay for Equal Work. An economy that works for everyone, a $15 minimum wage, affordable childcare, parental leave. No one who works full time should live in poverty and its time big business and the 1% paid its fair share.”

“I stand for LGBTQ equality, I go to Boston’s Pride Parade every year, I marched in DC and spoke on LGBTQ rights and progress. I will stand against any attempt to take away our progress, LGTBQ rights are human rights and we need an equality act to ban discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in employment, housing and other areas.”

“I stand for A God Given Right to Safety, the Minutemen Act showed that Congress cares more about handouts to Gun Manufacturers than safety for our people, and across the country children are paying the price. Gun Violence plagues our communities every day and as your Senator I will fight back against the epidemic, thoughts and prayers are not enough we need action to take dangerous weapons off our streets and out of the hands of dangerous individuals.”

“For most folks, one income isn't enough to raise a family and send your kids to college. Sometimes, two incomes aren't enough. It's harder to save. It's harder to retire. You're doing your part, you're meeting your responsibilities, but it always seems like you're treading water or falling behind.”

“I’m tired of waiting, waiting a decade for a pay raise while CEO pay is soaring, i’m tired of waiting for Republican Senators to act while more Americans fall into poverty, i’m tired of waiting for them to realize that their are kids with the knowledge and the drive to go to college and change the world but can’t because its not affordable. I’m tired of waiting and that’s why I am seeking the Democratic nomination for Senator of the great state of Massachusetts.”

“I am pro-immigrant, but I recognize not everyone trying to come into this nation has the best intentions, not everyone should be allowed into our nation. But a zero tolerance policy does not reflect our morality, turning away families looking for a better life, those fleeing poverty, violence and starvation… turning them away is not American.”

“America has always and should always be a haven for the oppressed, the vulnerable and the downtrodden. We cannot shirk that responsibility now. Our immigration policy must stop the criminalization of entire communities, the tearing apart of families, and the exploitation of new Americans. My immigration policy is grounded in putting the sanctity of families first, and will enforce civil, human and labor rights, continuing our tradition of embracing diversity letting it push our nation to new heights.”

“Those who enter the country illegally who do not have a criminal record should be given temporary amnesty and a simple path to citizenship. If an immigrant pays taxes they should receive the same benefits as citizens. We must dismantle our inhumane deportation programs and detention centers that tear families apart, replacing them with a system targeted on criminal activity besides crossing the border and make sure DHS agencies have oversight. We need a swift and fair legislative roadmap to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants. We must respect local communities, ensuring their positive interactions with law enforcement instead of forcing them to live in hiding out of fear. We must modernize the visa system, especially regarding family visas which has a massive backlog. We must reverse the criminalization of immigrants, no person is illegal and in most cases the act of an illegal border crossing is one of desperation not malice, we must recognize that.”


“We, the people of Massachusetts, the birthplace of the American Revolution, Birthplace to presidents and patriots, heroes of war and peace, a place of science and philosophy, a state that has ALWAYS pushed America forward. And we know the way forward don’t we? We know how to make our economy stronger and fairer, how to make our communities safer and education more affordable, how to make our retirement security and our healthcare the gold standard.”

“We know that we should not abandon our public education to benefit private and religious schools, but we must strengthen our public education. We know that inclusion and diversity make us stronger, that we must encourage new Americans to come here to build better lives. We know that we must protect members of the LGBTQ+ community, we know that ALL are created equal and must be protected as such under the law!”

“We start right here, right now by talking about the economy. An economy that works for too few at the expense of the many. A rigged game where wall street wins and main street loses, when bankers rig interest rates so you pay more for a house or a car thats a rigged game. When companies use tricks and loopholes to avoid taxes and don’t pay their fair share? Thats a rigged game, and when the top 1% has more than the bottom 99% IT’S A RIGGED GAME!”

“Close the Loopholes, lets tell American companies that if they want to benefit from our laws and our protection they need to bring those profits home. We need a fairer economy because the market the republicans claim is ‘free’ is just a game with loaded dice. We have seen wall street billionaires declare bankruptcy a half dozen times and get bailed out, but someone who can’t afford to pay a speeding ticket goes to jail. IT’S A RIGGED GAME. “

“Since 1978 CEOs have gotten paid over 900% more, workers are 65% more productive and they get 9% more. When America’s workers play a rigged game we all lose, when unions get busted and workers can’t organize? We lose... and when you don’t give people a livable wage we all lose. Basic decency and sound economics both bring you to the same conclusion: IT’S A RIGGED GAME thats why it’s time to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.”

“But if we are really going to create permanent lasting change we MUST support education. Now i’m not supporting teaching our kids how to better answer a multiple choice question on a test. I want to build real strong communities around schools, have teachers who are well-trained motivated and LOVE what they do. I want schools and teachers that really prepare our children not just for college but for life. We need to treat teachers with the respect they deserve and like the professionals they are!”

“The average student graduates with over $35,000 in debt, I want to make sure that every student gets the opportunity to go to college and that they can go to community college for free and when a student borrows money to go to college they get low rates.”

“The ACA was not perfect, it could have been improved BUT I would take the ACA over having tens of millions without healthcare, without a net, where the only time they see a doctor is in the emergency room. We must continue to improve healthcare, making sure coverage is truly universal and held to the highest standards. I will work hand in hand with our governor to get the best possible healthcare after the RLSA until we can finally repeal it.”

“Everybody deserves affordable healthcare, nobody should have to choose between filling a grocery cart or a prescription jar. The Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that allow people to retire with dignity, that gives survivor benefits to their partners and families…. These are programs I will fight tooth and nail to defend, to make sure Social Security is there for you. It’s the least we can do.”

“One of the best tools we can use to reduce healthcare costs is a way to empower patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare. We need a tool that is comprehensive, that provides location specific price and quality information, not just a national average of the cost of services.”

“Hospitals should and must be MANDATED to publicly post their price lists in a machine readable format on their websites. In addition hospitals should be required to report directly to state and federal agencies so they can provide a comprehensive data set for consumers.”

“We must address that our current medical education system is not producing enough primary care physicians, and as we work towards healthcare reforms like patient centered medical homes and Accountable Care Organizations. One reason for that is that the Medicare physician payment policy greatly favors specialists and Primary Care Physicians have a massive gap in income. We must support loan forgiveness policies for medical students who pursue careers in primary care, and generally incentivizing med students who focus on primary care.”
“One of the best tools we can use to reduce healthcare costs is a way to empower patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare. We need a tool that is comprehensive, that provides location specific price and quality information, not just a national average of the cost of services.”

“Hospitals should and must be MANDATED to publicly post their price lists in a machine readable format on their websites. In addition hospitals should be required to report directly to state and federal agencies so they can provide a comprehensive data set for consumers.”


“As we make peoples healthcare secure let us also secure our communities…. Mass Shootings capture headlines, but daily tragedies we see in towns and cities across the nation are just as tragic. Thirty Thousand Americans are killed by gun violence every year, the madness must end. I have given my thoughts and prayers to victims too many times but as great man once said ‘when you pray move your feet’. We need to move, we need to realize that we have options and ways to bring down gun violence without dismantling the second amendment which I respect. Ways to ensure criminals, terrorists and other dangerous individuals don’t get firearms. This is not about hunters, this is not about responsible gun owners looking to protect their family… This is about realizing that there is no good reason to own an assault rifle. If you buy a gun, no matter where or when, you should get a background check. The gun lobby owns many in Congress but they do not own the conscience of the American people.”

“As your Senator I will fight to ensure that no one who works full time will live in poverty, I will fight to raise the minimum wage, get better work scheduling, get paid family and medical leave, I will work towards giving every kid in America an opportunity to go to college without being buried under a mountain of debt, and for the debt that is owed now I will fight to make that burden easier.”

“As your Senator I will fight for retirement with dignity, an expansion of Social Security, Strengthening of Medicare and Retirement accounts, and to reform the ACA.”

“As your Senator I will fight against attempts to strip control of a woman’s body away from her. Defending a woman’s right to choose, supporting education and easier access to contraception is vital to promoting sexual health.”

“We need stronger laws to govern Wall Street, we need to keep the 1% accountable and when banks get too big they need to be broken up, the people of this country and this state deserve someone who will hold their feet to the fire and make sure they are accountable. We deserve someone who will support trade deals that don’t just favor the big corporations, trade deals that don’t leave you in the dirt and left behind as the gap between rich and poor widens and the middle class disappears.”

“In too many places the poor are getting poorer, families who need help will find essential services cut, they will find healthcare cut and they need to ‘pull themselves up by their bootstraps’ while the boot of the 1% is on their back. Americans trapped in poverty, no hope of a job or education, many turning to drugs and gangs. We as a nation cannot abandon them, and as your Senator I swear I will fight for them.”

“Call it ‘trickle down’, call it ‘supply side economics’ but its the same story, the shining city is for the privileged few not America as a whole. But democrats have always fought for a different vision, a vision of a nation where we pursue new frontiers in education, healthcare, and prosperity, a nation where we all move forward to that new frontier together, where no-one is left behind.”

"To this end I want to reform and improve the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child Tax Credit. My goal is to make work pay, the EITC and Child Tax Credit is great for increasing employment and labor force participation, but they can be improved. I want to make the Child Tax Credit fully refundable for families with children under 17, increase the phase in rate to 50 for families with children under the age of 6. This could lift over a million people out of poverty."

“President Roosevelt said that our right to liberty as Americans included the ‘the right of every family to a decent home.’ If we are going to fulfill that right for all American’s we must pursue housing that is safe, secure and affordable. Without a good home no one can thrive, participate fully in our economy, our society. Housing is a basic human need and we have a moral responsibility as a society to ensure it is met.”

“We need to protect families from being displaced, preserve rental housing using incentives that keep rents low paired with renovation and credits for energy efficiency. We need to facilitate permitting for adding rental units to larger existing homes, especially for elderly homeowners. We must expand community ownership models like co-housing and housing trust while encouraging the construction, financing and preservation of owner occupied multifamily houses, creating ways of financing for working individuals and families. We need 21st century regulatory reform that understands home-sharing, protecting the income generating function of homeowners and protecting rental opportunities. Home rule petitions must be expedited allowing communities to experiment and lower costs.”

“To my republican friends out there I want them to come to the table with us on this. Affordable housing is not charity, its not government welfare, this is one of the bottom rungs on the ladder to security and prosperity for our families and our communities. Good housing improves child and maternal health, leads to better school performance, better jobs, the ability to accumulate savings and contribute to the nation.”

“Our nation, our republic will not work if we do not get out there and fight for what we believe in. Politicians from the President to the local dog catcher need to hear from you, they hear plenty from the 1% and Wall Street, from Super-Pacs and giant corporations and those who can fill their pockets and campaign chests. If we don’t speak now, make our voices heard, our politicians will ONLY work for the wealthy few.”

“So while I am asking for your vote, but more importantly asking for your engagement. I hope that when election day comes you put a check mark next to my name on a ballot, but should you decide that you disagree I hope that you still get involved. Raise the level of debate and discourse, demand the highest standards not just from your elected officials but from those who elect them. Do not take your vote for granted, your country needs you, your nation needs you, and those who do not have the chance to vote need you.”

“Our state has a strong Irish tradition, and the Irish tell the story of a man reaching the gates of heaven asking to be let in, St. Peter says ‘of course just show us your scars’ to which the man replies ‘Scars? I have no scars’ St. Peter says ‘what a pity, was there nothing worth fighting for?”

“In the days to come we will accomplish much, we will push our state and our nation continually forward, but no progress worth making has ever been made with self sacrifice, personal suffering and sometimes even death. Find your truth, fight for it, pray and move your feet, show others the path forward by blazing the trail.”

“We are STRONGER TOGETHER, that means everyone who works hard has an equal shot at America’s promise, at joining the middle class and having a better life. We are STRONGER TOGETHER yet so many of our corporate and political leaders seem content to pursue their own self interest, leaving so many hard working Americans struggling and without a fair shot. So lets not give up now, abandon our dreams to dark apathy we are STRONGER TOGETHER and we can achieve the American Dream.”

“Together we can accomplish great things, I pray you join me, I pray you stand and march forward with me, and one day we will have built a country worthy of the principles we were founded on. Thank you, God bless America and God bless the Great State of Massachusetts.”
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Postby The Orion Islands » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:34 am

Wilson Twitter @KeepWyomingGreat
"Congratulations to President Reed and America on getting a strong, originalist woman onto the Supreme Court. A 5-3-1 Conservative majority! Roe v. Wade is hopefully in it's last days as law."
"My priorities are now to pass the American Energy Relief Act, Ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership, pass the Stop Chinese and Russian Imperialism Act, take a stand for the Second Amendment..."
"and pass a military budget that gets our ground, naval, and cyber capabilities souped up against criminal regimes like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, and stop the waste in the Pentagon."
"Number One: Pass the Stop Chinese and Russian Imperialism Act."
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Postby Meelducan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:54 am

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Hey loser boy Troy, good luck trying to pass anything in the HoR while Donald Johnson is there!!!!!!
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Postby The Orion Islands » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:11 pm

Meelducan wrote:
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Donald Johnson
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Hey loser boy Troy, good luck trying to pass anything in the HoR while Donald Johnson is there!!!!!!

Wilson Twitter @KeepWyomingGreat
"We have 305 representatives there to carry out the will of the people. My agenda is the agenda of the state of Wyoming. The Republican agenda is largely, as proved in 2016 the will of the American people. Take your Winston cronyism elsewhere."
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Postby Meelducan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:26 pm

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You do not have that many loser boy, many representatives hate you loser people like you and will NEVER support you! Take your Dianna Noble supporting a$$ elsewhere!
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Postby Prolieum » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:00 pm

Amaras Residence, Keokuk, Iowa


Amaras waited for several moments, into over a minute, considering, hands folded in front of him.

"I think that you will."

"It is still very early, and I want to see you in action before I fully commit. Burning yourself out this early won't do you any good regardless. But, when the time comes, I believe that you will have be behind you to give the push you're looking for."
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Postby Bruke » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:14 pm

Amaras Residence, Keokuk, Iowa

Sydney responded quickly. "I wouldn't expect support before I went out on the campaign trail, of course, but I understand your position and appreciate your advice all the same. Thank you for having us over."

She handed over a card with her personal number. "I will be sure to keep in touch as the campaign goes on- I am sure you will do the same."

Liliana spoke up, as both got up to leave: "Thank you for your advice, Senator, and for the invitation."

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Postby The Orion Islands » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:27 pm

Meelducan wrote:
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Donald Johnson
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You do not have that many loser boy, many representatives hate you loser people like you and will NEVER support you! Take your Dianna Noble supporting a$$ elsewhere!

Wilson Twitter @KeepWyomingGreat
"I have net 23 approval in Wyoming according to my campaign polls, and the Democrats and Progressives combined have just 130 seats in the House and just 35 in the Senate. America rejected both Walton and Winston."
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Postby Meelducan » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:47 pm

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Wrong you stupid loser, firstly you probably have an approval rating of -23% and secondly no member of the House of Representatives agree with your stupid bills, so you don’t have a majority! Go back to your boyfriend Troy.
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Postby Puertollano » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:51 pm

Meelducan wrote:
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Wrong you stupid loser, firstly you probably have an approval rating of -23% and secondly no member of the House of Representatives agree with your stupid bills, so you don’t have a majority! Go back to your boyfriend Troy.


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Postby The Orion Islands » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:43 pm

Meelducan wrote:
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Donald Johnson
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Wrong you stupid loser, firstly you probably have an approval rating of -23% and secondly no member of the House of Representatives agree with your stupid bills, so you don’t have a majority! Go back to your boyfriend Troy.

Wilson Twitter @KeepWyomingGreat
"I have allies across America, and you lie."
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Postby Dentali » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:22 pm

Glen Anderson Personal Time

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After returning from California Glen had given himself the weekend off, it was planned and the campaign was still running but he had no events planned. He spent the first day sleeping, 20 hours straight which were well deserved after the marathon campaigning and travel.

The next day had a date with Amanda, he went shopping that morning at the local grocery store, taking a few selfies with supporters he encountered. His main dish Baked Dijon Salmon, it was technically gourmet but not particularly difficult, preheating the oven to 400 degrees, taking a small bowl stirling butter, mustard and honey and another bowl with bread crumbs, pecans and parsley. Anderson brushed the salmon fillet lightly with the honey mustard mix and sprinkled the contents of the second bowl on top. After that he baked the salmon for 12 minutes and seasoned it.

For a side dish he made roasted Wild Mushrooms and Potatoes, the appetizer was Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts, and for desert he made a simple no frills biscotti. A last minute addition was an easy Beet Salad with Goat Cheese.

Amanda arrived at his apartment in his home district around 6pm, they had discussed going out for dinner but decided that they didn’t want the exposure. Glen felt a bit guilty he couldn’t treat her to a fancy meal and so decided the very least he could do was cook a good meal. Outside shopping and cooking, Glen spent his day jogging and exercising, preparing himself mentally and finding a zen place for the date.

He and Amanda had a quiet evening, romantically lit at a dining table in the spotless apartment. The discussed everything but politics and the campaign, discovering a common love for 70s music and Ridley Scott films. After dinner they danced through the record collection in Anderson’s apartment and shared a bottle of expensive red wine. The night went into the AM hours but Amanda left with a kiss, not spending the night.



Glen Anderson Campaign Stop #30
Lock Haven, Clinton County

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The day after Glen’s date he and Amanda were on the road again to Lock Haven, meeting up with the rest of the campaign team. Lock Haven was the county seat of Clinton County, a small rural county full of farmers and consistent Republican voters. It was not densely populated and thus made door to door events difficult, but Glen timed his visit with a local fair where farmers showed off their produce and livestock. He attended the fair, introducing himself to farmers admiring their work and talking about his work for farmers in Pennsylvania and what he wanted to accomplish as governor.

Afterwards he went to Lock Haven University doing a meet and greet with students and giving a lecture to a political science class. He did interviews with the student newspaper and the campus radio station, college students were not typically republicans but they would probably tell friends and relatives about his visit and interviews.

That evening he gave a rally in Lock Haven proper, the crowd was larger than he expected and was likely a good indication of his growing support from farmers which he had been making targeted outreach to.

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"Thank you all for being here today, and for caring enough about our great state to be involved in this effort to Get Pennsylvania Working for the better. This is an incredible turnout and its truly humbling.”

“Let me begin by introducing myself, I am Congressman Glen Anderson I was born in Lebanon and I have devoted my life to public service. Since I first start representing the 17th district in 2012 I have constantly asked myself, ‘how do I best serve my state?’ Searching for an answer to that question I have traveled to every corner of the state, from my alma mater Penn State, to the streets of Philadelphia, the rusted factories of Erie, to the farms of Lancaster I have consistently traveled and spoke to countless residents of our state, people from all walks of life about their concerns and hopes.”

“The common theme I've been hearing is frustration. People everywhere see a real disconnect between Harrisburg and the rest of Pennsylvania. We feel that not only are our elected leaders not solving the serious problems that face us, but that they are actually causing the problems, and making things worse.”

“The average Pennsylvanian sees a governor and a legislature willing to impose record tax increases on the rest of us that we don't need, don't want, and simply cannot afford.”

“We are perfectly situated to become the strongest state in the union, a economic powerhouse. 1/3rd of our nation’s population is within a 24 hour drive, we have a strong work ethic, our universities are leading advanced research that will change the way we live, and yet every day I see our state hemorrhaging jobs, businesses, and taxpayers at an alarming rate, with no discernible response, or action from Harrisburg other than imposing more taxes and stressing our economy to the breaking point.”

“Regardless of party the people of our state constantly tell me we are heading in the wrong direction, and through all my discussions, my travels across the state and country it has become abundantly clear that our state cannot change direction without changing governors, that is why I am running for governor, to get Pennsylvania working again, I refuse to accept the status quo, the politics as usual.”

“Let me tell you what i stand for... I’m proud to say that in during my tenure in congress, i’ve fought to expand healthcare to our first responders, I have championed education, supporting Education Savings Accounts and merit pay for teachers. Just this year I introduced bills in Congress designed to strengthen our pediatric workforce, to protect and encourage innovation for small businesses, to reform onerous regulations stifling the growth of our communities, and to start a grant program to rehabilitate our crumbling schools. I proudly introduced the “21st Century Agriculture Act of 2017” which will revolutionize how we farm and improving quality of life across the state. I’m Pro-Life, Pro-Free Speech, Pro-Second Amendment, Pro-Student, Pro-Small Business and Firmly against the bloated government and fiscal irresponsibility of Harrisburg.”

“As it stands today Harrisburg has 150,000 pages worth of regulations that impact business and every single citizen, we have a heroin and opioid crisis, we have a skilled labor crisis, we have an economy has stay flat for years under the current administration. And for every problem facing our state, the current administration seems to only find one solution… raise taxes.”

“Harrisburg looks out for itself not the state, from day one as governor I will push to cut property taxes, cut wasteful spending and work to create a more efficient government in Harrisburg that works for the people of our state. I pledge that as your governor I will begin a policy of zero based budgeting, we will track every dollar being spent and we will treat with respect every single one. Despite claims to the contrary I can tell you that Harrisburg does not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem, and today I am calling on the state legislature to begin working on a taxpayer bill of rights.”

“We're standing up for the thousands of Pennsylvanians who are losing their pensions because of politics and incompetence. We're standing up for the Pennsylvanian’s who have lost their jobs and we're standing up for their families who are struggling to make ends meet. We're standing up for those thousands of small business owners who have closed their doors, and the thousands of others who are struggling just to keep them open.”

“I know the anxiety you all are feeling, I have a young daughter myself. She wants to grow up to be a dentist, and I want to not only make sure she can go to college and pursue her dream but that their will be good jobs and economic security when she graduates. Jobs will come from a healthy modernized economy not one built behind barriers to growth or handouts to a privileged few through corporate welfare. In congress I have made my first priority the economic security for families, that is something I will continue as governor, building a 21st century economy where people can work hard not just to get by but to thrive and give their children a better life then they had.”

“You feel like they live in the forgotten land, that no one understands what a blue-collar, working-class family has to go through in Pennsylvania today. You’re good, hard-working people, and ready for a change."

“A few weeks ago I was speaking with some of my fellow congress members from Florida. They told me of Dorothy Famiano and her kids Danielle and Nicholas. Nicholas was born with a condition called spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair, Danielle has autism and cerebral palsy, and they were both in the foster care program. Dorothy looked at these kids and where others may have seen challenge raising children with special needs instead only saw love and adopted the pair. Today Danielle and Nicholas are thriving teenagers with lives more promising than anyone could have expected.”

“Dorothy deserves all the praise and credit in the world for her actions, but she had hardships raising these kids. The public school system didn’t work for them, there was no place to put them, placed in classrooms overfilled with students that had severe behavioral issues it was not a environment where they could learn or thrive. It wasn’t until Dorothy learned about the Gardiner Scholarship that things turned around. The scholarship was specifically for children with special needs, applying through the Step Up for Students program the Scholarship gave her the ability to homeschool her children, letting her teach her children at their own pace and meeting their needs, from there her kids blossomed and made great progress.”

“Dorothy said ‘They have gifts that aren’t necessarily discovered in a classroom setting. I saw that potential in them from the first time I met them. The success my children are enjoying is due to the fact the Gardiner Scholarship is geared towards each child’s strength. It’s the personalized learning experience that has made it so successful. A lot of people don’t understand this.’”

“Thousands of students in our state face the same challenges that Dorothy’s kids faced. Programs similar to the Gardiner Scholarship program could prove a turning point in the education and development for our children. We need Education Savings Accounts, programs where parents can provide children with the education that best suits them, tuition, special needs services, curriculum and more can be funded based on the individual needs of the kids. This is educational innovation, this is bringing closer to bringing education into the 21st century, people demand choice in every area of life, education should not be the exception.”

“Six States have already enacted ESA’s and families are extremely satisfied with the results, over a 90% satisfaction rate. Empowering parents is a necessity to improving education, and ESAs promise to improve the lives of student by letting parents choose what’s best for their child.”

“Pennsylvania was once the leader in education choice, in 2011 the tax credit cap for EITC scholarships here was $60 million, it served 38,000 students the most in the country, Florida served 29,000 students. Audits of the program have found it saves billions for taxpayers and provides better education for the students through school choice and empowering parents. Now Florida serves 107,000 students while Pennsylvania doesn’t serve half that many, and is forced to turn down thousands every year. The EITC should not be arbitrarily capped but should be based on demand. As governor I will pursue legislation to increase tax credits automatically if 90% of available credits were claimed in the previous year. I will not allow partisan political skirmishes disrupt valuable programs as we have seen too often in the past.”

“School Choice and Education Savings Accounts put choice back in the hands of parents, they provide an escape route from failing and violent schools, they save money and lead to smaller class sizes, they give lower income families the same options as upper income families, and they force schools to improve to attract students. Perhaps most importantly it rejects the notion of a “One-Size-Fits-All” education, it creates diverse schools that respond to the needs of the children instead of forcing children to respond to the needs of a rigid curriculum.”

“ For towns like this I wrote the Student Fiscal Literacy Act, supports schools that try and teach their students practical financial literacy, how to balance a checkbook, save for the future and make smart financial choices that let them pursue the American dream. Its for towns like this that I wrote legislation like the 21st Century Agriculture Act, which amends the tax code to reflect the modern realities of farming, lowering the cost of doing business and making things easier, a goal I will continue as your governor. ”

“For towns like this I authored the Save Local and Small Business Act, which rewrote regulations a rules governing businesses on main street, making it easier to do business, lowering taxes and increasing investment in the small businesses that need and deserve it the most. It reforms the worst parts of Dodd-Frank, that have so badly impacted small banks and businesses and made it easier for entrepreneurs to get loans.”

“For towns like this I wrote the Invent and Manufacture in America Act, which promotes and protects manufacturers in America, not just helping keep our job right here in Pennsylvania, but beginning the process of bringing them back home.”

“For kids like ours I wrote the Educational Facility Rehabilitation Act, a bill that will help ensure that kids don’t need to attend crumbling schools, schools without heat in the winter or air conditioning in the Summer, because schools should have to worry about teaching children, not whether the facilities are safe. For kids like ours I authored the Strengthening our Pediatric Workforce Act, which encourages doctors to enter into the field of children's health, a field that desperately needs more doctors.”

“As your governor my agenda will all works towards the prosperity of Pennsylvanians, not select corporations or special interests. I will push for policies that promote charter schools and quality education, doubling down on policies like your county has where residents may apply to attend cyber charter schools with no additional costs to parents. And when we send our children to college I will pursue a policy of openness and much needed transparency regarding tuition and what your children will get out of college.”

“On day one as governor I will declare a statewide disaster and state of emergency regarding the opioid crisis, this will enable us to take immediate measures to enhance response, increase access to treatment and save lives. It will be the first of its kind for a public health emergency in the state.

“Step one will be to create an Opioid Command Center located at PEMA. The Command will meet weekly and be responsible for coordinating all elements of our response to the crisis. Next we will expand access to the prescription drug monitoring program to ensure prescribers are in compliance with opioid regulations.”

“We must make Overdoses and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as reportable conditions, so that prescribers know if a patient has a history with abuse, keeping prescribers informed and making sure data is available is vital to curbing future addiction. We must also give the DDAP further emergency purchase authorization, allowing us to purchase more lifesavings drugs. Other aspects of this include amending regulations so that EMTs can dispense naloxone, waiving regulations that keep pharmacists from interacting with other organizations that deal with at risk individuals. Make rescheduling of fentanyl derivatives permanent as long as the crisis continues.”

“We have a shortage of doctors certified for the Narcotic Treatment Program, we need to allow nurses and physician assistants to expedite initial intakes which will greatly speed up the certification process and provide more qualified doctors to fight the crisis. For the duration of the crisis we will waive ALL licensing requirements and fees for high-performing drug and alcohol treatment facilities.”

“We also need to start exploring any and every option to combat this crisis, a plan that addresses the crisis from the top down, start to finish. This is just the first step in addressing this crisis, I just hope the current governor finally realizes the severity of the crisis. Even now I am speaking with members of the Pennsylvania legislature to secure funding exclusively to fight this crisis and the greater crisis with addiction as a whole. Moving forward we need to ask ourselves 3 major questions What treatment programs are proven to be effective?‘How can we fast track the most effective programs? How can we educate people about the dangers of opioids?’”

“The same moral commitment that calls us to act on the Opioid Crisis calls us to move to protect the most vulnerable among us, the lives of the unborn. In the words of Ronald Reagan ‘I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion… has already been born’. I’ve heard some claim you can’t determine where a life begins, that its a matter of debate, well here is where I stand… if we don’t know when the unborn becomes a human life then we MUST opt in favor that it is a human life until someone proves it isnt. And as a life they are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“As it stands our state levys one of the highest taxes on natural gas in the nation, and the democrats in harrisburg have tried to raise it higher every year. That hurt every one of those jobs pipelines like Mariner East has created, the permit delays, the fee increases on gas wells, raising a tax on gas sold to homes… the energy sector is one of our states most promising sectors, we shouldnt shackle it to the greed of bureaucrats in Harrisburg. As your governor I will fight every proposed tax increase, and do everything I can to relieve your regulatory and tax burden.”

“Not only that I am going to support research on how to make fossil fuels, natural gas, every form of energy, cleaner and more efficient, so you can do more business and bring home a bigger paycheck to your families. The future of energy is not more corporate welfare, its cutting the oppressive regulatory and tax burden so companies can pay more, hire more and expand to their full economic potential. We have a 21st century industry operating under a 1970s regulatory regime, changing this alone would make a huge difference in the industry.”

“Our current state government is too focused on doling out taxpayer cash and promulgating regulation than on fostering an environment for good-paying jobs and economic growth.”

“We don’t do enough… not nearly enough to support our farmers. I’m not talking about subsidizing farmers more i’m talking about farming smarter. The truth is the average farmer receives little to no actual support with the vast majority going to corporate farmers and massive land holders. Our farmers facing burdensome regulations, negative stereotypes, children fleeing the family business. As governor I will reform how we approach farming, I’ll make sure aid goes to the people who actually need it not corporate mega-farms. We will foster an environment of community, accountability and stewardship, we are seeing our small rural communities falling apart, their vibrant spirit becoming ghost towns in the same way our proud industrial towns turn to rust.

Our government federal, state and local saddle our farmers with excess paperwork, regulations and an increasingly burdensome bureaucracy. Big corporate farms set high barriers that small farms cont overcome, thats not a free market. As Governor I will cut back on the red tape that hurts so many, you will not need an army of lawyers to contend with a mountain of paperwork and regulation. We will deregulate locally produced foods, and work to exempt local sales from government licensure, permitting, certification, inspection, packaging, and labeling requirements, and applies to farmers’ markets as well as on-site stores at farms.

“As it stands the democratic leadership in Harrisburg is a relic, large scale standardization, control, spending and bureaucracy, things do not reflect a highly diverse society, a highly diverse population and a highly diverse state, instead we have an lumbering ‘one size fits all’ government that doesnt fit with the 21st century. With all our advantages jobs are growing at less than 1% a year, Pennsylvania unemployment increases while the rest of the country decreases. Business and entrepreneurship has been stifled by over taxation and regulation, an unbroken 45 year streak of tax increases. We need new solutions, new innovation not more of the same.”

“The policies of Harrisburg have resulted in companies like GE sending jobs to Texas, our wealth and factories overseas leaving thousands of Pennsylvanians out of work. The negligence of those in Harrisburg have seen the jobs of skilled craftsman and tradespeople moved thousands of miles away, it has devastated our middle class, it has devastated our nation. Staying on this path and continuing these policies of relentless taxation, and allowing our communities to deteriorate will keep our factories closed, our inner cities poor, and special interests in control.”

“Jobs will come from a healthy modernized economy not one built behind barriers to growth or handouts to a privileged few through corporate welfare. In congress I have made my first priority the economic security for families, that is something I will continue as governor, building a 21st century economy where people can work hard not just to get by but to thrive and give their children a better life then they had.”

“Under the absent leadership of the democrats an average family of four in our state now owes nearly $20,000 to pay off the state pension fund alone. Many of our school districts, our urban areas spend over $300,000 per high school graduates, half aren’t proficient in basic algebra, they can’t read at a high school level. And for all the accolades the democrats have received for increasing education funding, less than 30% has actually gone to teaching.”

“10 years ago democrats denied the existence of a pension crisis, 2 years ago Vilseck vetoed vital pension reforms, but because of the advocacy and had work of Pennsylvania citizens like you I have some good news... our Senate Majority Leader has introduced SB 1, and it is going to be a major turn around for our state. It moves us away from the unsustainable pension system to a system that provides choice for workers and stability for taxpayers. I have spoken with the leader at length about SB 1 and I am proud to fully endorse this legislation and I encourage all of you to contact your representatives and voice your support!”

“SB 1 is just one step in the right direction, we need to lower taxes of all forms, property, sales, income and whatever else overburden Pennsylvanians. Our budget deficit grows not because of a lack of revenue but because these high taxes, overregulation and a state government that continues to fund failing programs. As your governor I will institute an automatic sunset provision for under-performing programs and require the implementation of cost-reducing changes recommended by the IFO or Performance based Budget Board. We are going to introduce transparency measures and pass the taxpayer protection act to control spending and protect the hard earned money of families across the state.”

“We are going to become the most business friendly state in the nation, not through reckless corporate welfare that the current administration engages in but by actually creating a environment of growth, an environment where the American Dream can thrive. Our state has countless advantages, we have some of the largest, cheapest deposits of natural gas and coal in the world, we can utilize that to bring back the manufacturing jobs of years past we can become the global leader in manufacturing and energy exports once again. I refuse to accept Pennsylvania’s place at the bottom of the country for job growth and economic output, its time for that to end.”

“As your governor I will put an end to a lack of transparency in Harrisburg, the shadow budget, the lack of accountability. I am going to start a policy of job growth, education and fiscal responsibility. I will make blue collar communities like this one, ones that have been left behind by Winston and Harrisburg, my top priority unlike the democrats who have taken communities like yours for granted. How many years have democratic leaders made promises that never came to fruition? You all deserve economic strength and stability, accept nothing less.”

“Despite this lack of transparency, the state lawmakers are some of the best paid in the nation, the governor makes over $190,000 a year, the highest in the nation. I pledge to you today that as governor I will not take a dime of that salary until the salary is lowered! The lowest salary of a governor in the nation is $70,000, Maine, I call on the legislature to make it at least that low. All elected officials working for the state will have a pay freeze while I am governor until the budget is balanced.”

“I will do everything in my power to create an environment more friendly to business encouraging the growth of industries new and old. I am going to fight for the expansion of healthcare and higher education here, i’m going to fight for tax cuts for small businesses and across the board. As your governor I will be an advocate in Washington for the renegotiation of trade deals that are now outdated and costing jobs.”

“The policies of Harrisburg have resulted in plants like GE to send jobs and plants to Texas, our wealth and factories overseas leaving thousands of Pennsylvanians out of work. The negligence of those in Harrisburg have seen the jobs of skilled craftsman and tradespeople moved thousands of miles away, it has devastated our middle class, it has devastated our nation. Staying on this path and continuing these policies of relentless taxation, and allowing our communities to deteriorate will keep our factories closed, our inner cities poor, and special interests in control.”

“Ladies and gentlemen let’s have the economic resurgence of our state begin today. Lets send a message to Harrisburg a message that enough is enough and we need an economy that is growing not stagnant, it’s time to stop over-taxing, over-regulating, and crippling ourselves. It’s time to get Pennsylvania working again, I hope you join me, God bless America and God Bless the Great State of Pennsylvania, Thank You!.”

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"Leaving already?" Amaras questioned, as he accepted the card. "You could stay for dinner."
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"I see, well, is it easier?"

She gestured towards some of the bathrooms.

"We could just hide out."
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"Leaving already?" Amaras questioned, as he accepted the card. "You could stay for dinner."


Sydney hesitated for a moment. “We wouldn’t want to impose on you or your family.”

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Augustus moved slowly, each foot lifting as if tied to a heavy weight. Each step was its own private struggle, a challenge to reach the next footing necessary to remain upright. It was a slow and personal test. A tiring yet necessary battle. His right hand grasped the railing, his fingers laced around the cold metal with a grip. A grip that was the remnant of what had once been working hands. A grip from a hand where lines crisscrossed its palm, dotting it with wrinkles of a time gone by and a life behind him. He dared not release this hold from the metal, instead dragging it. His hand, a train car on the all too necessary rail to avoid the potential derail, a derail that would manifest itself as a stumble. A stumble that would be his last. Or so he was warned.

It was a lifestyle he had forced himself to accept, one of caution and precaution. The times of independence were long gone, only leaving a shell of what has once been a man who had used his hands to craft. Craft great and strong metals used to uplift banisters of buildings and hold their foundations strong. Each lift of a tool raised a new floor onto a tower, each slam on a sheet shaped a new spiral, each movement grew the muscles of Augustus. Now, those same hands had atrophied their muscles, only useful to grasp. Not to grasp tools like before, but instead grasping medicines and hands, not to help them up but to be assisted himself.

It had left him a brittle man, only reasserted when a fall that in his past would have given him a bruise, this time the analogous fall broke his bones. It shattered the pillars of calcium and the pillars of spirit that he had built throughout his life. His bones had begun to heal, but the other form of pillars did not. No, those remained only stumps. Stumps of what had once been and a reminder that it was near the end. His death had never terrified him, it was a natural piece of human life, a natural ritual that defined the mortal experience, a natural reminder that all was not forever.

But his health, those seemingly random--at least to him--collections of diagnostics, had waged a war onto his body and it frightened him. There was worry everywhere, an aura that had spread like a haze onto his family, even infiltrating his wife. She had left her political tower, removing herself from the helm of a powerful political party, ending her legacy early, all to simply stand next to him should he falter, should he stumble. But already, her dynamism had gotten the best of his partner, taking them both back to the city they had known all too well. Since their first arrival, since the first time they became one the first of the few black families, since they pioneered, lots had changed.

Already, he decided to stay in, a rarity in the past but a common occurrence now. But perhaps it was all just an overactive mind conducting a futile analysis, a dizzy and fatigued mind seeking a distraction. He arrived at the door, his face unflinching despite the small success the latest flight of stairs had been. Reaching into his left pocket, his wrinkly hands looked for the hotel card. He had not bothered to slide the plastic piece into his wallet, opting for easier access to hold it loosely in his pant’s socket. It found itself entangled with some other trinkets, probably receipts from that morning’s breakfast of a sausage omelet or his short trip to the hotel store for some candies. It was not too often that he had a readily available place for food and could escape both his physician and his wife who considered herself the doctor’s equal.

The door emitted a short beep, as he slid the card through the slit. It lumbered open, his chest tightening with pain. A deep breath emitted from his mouth, as he forced his cumbersome feet into the room, shuffling with the light switch to illuminate the hotel room. A small parcel was wrapped and placed on the bench, adjacent to the door frame. She still knew how to encourage a smile onto his sagging and rumpled face. Her words returned to his mind, possibly the only organ functioning beyond full capacity within his entire anatomy. It had been a passing statement, that she would bring him back something from the museum and would drop it off before her next appointment.

His mind wandered back to the contents of the package and his wondering began. It would be a model of some sort, an airplane or a spaceship...Flight had always held a niche in his mind, the same one where one imagines what could have been, the same perch were dreams launched from perchance. Launched like space shuttles in search of the next great discovery, taking flight from one concept to another advanced version. That had been one of their shared interests, they both often enjoyed speculating about becoming astronauts, about what could have been if life had changed their odds. Going to explore the cosmos, the great unknown. The great darkness neither understood but both wishing they got to experience.

His eyes closed, his hands unable to even clutch his breast as he fell. His face seemed to rush forward, only falling slightly towards the door due to the movement of his left hand. The aged man hit the floor with a resounding thud, his feet stumbling mere moments after the pain set in, unable to regain the delicate balance that was necessary with age as the infliction registered. A small pool of thick, dark liquid spread, the nose of the man being the source.

His eyes seemed to flutter for an instant before one last twinkle emulated from the hazel iris as Augustus plunged into the great darkness.
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Appleby considered.

"Hadn't thought of that. Don't know if they check. Would be more likely to get caught. Wouldn't get in as much trouble. Just brought out. We could do the break-in anyways if they find us. Works fine. I say we do it."
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"Nonsense." Amaras waved the concern away. "I don't know how you do things in California, but we have certain ideas about hospitality here in Iowa. My wife sets a fine table, already planned out portions for you."
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"See, an old dog still knows some old tricks."
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Postby Prolieum » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:48 pm

National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.


"How often did the old dog get the newspaper instead of the stick?" Appleby thought it wise to question.
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Postby Federal States of Xathuecia » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:52 pm



Of Michiganites and Museums

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Her eyebrows furrowed.

"Hmm, often enough for....."

Her hands fell to her sides.

"I do not know."
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Postby Prolieum » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:57 pm

National Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.


Appleby's mind continued to churn at its relatively modest pace.

"Problem. Cameras. Won't have any concealment. Would get on the record."

He surveyed the room again.

"Closing soon. No time to smuggle it in."
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Postby Federal States of Xathuecia » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:02 pm



Of Michiganites and Museums

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Washington
District of Columbia




"Another day then."

She seemed to think before going on.

"Congress shall soon be out of session, maybe then?"
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