Great 1 an it makes me feel like why destroy these buildings it belongs to we the people we pay taxes to keep it in good condition i wish people would get that through there heads that they just costed Americans more taxes for destruction destruction an riots an never the way people die or get hurt senseless people who can't realize they take privileges to us all being able to visit these plaves after covid19 is vaccinated in america
Thanks for your kind comment. As far as the financial costs of this episode, believe it or not, relative to the maintenance and security costs that accrue each year to the repair and protection of a 200 year old building, it will be slight. Grant additional costs that were not needed, but relative to overall, not dramatic,Take it from a guy who used to work in Congress and who got to see the Legislative Branch appropriations bill. (You can look it up yourself.)There is no doubt that this was badly handled and that a lot of people who should not have been were asleep at the switch. Still, it is more significant as an indicator - the proverbial canary in the coal mine - of the nation's social tensions.Of course, we have been here before and we have seen worse. See also a civil war in which 650,000 Americans killed at each other's hands. More than we lost in both world wars combined. There is also the astonishing figure of over 8,000 domestic bombings between January 1, 1960 and December 31, 1969.Still, it would be gratifying to think that there was in the country at least some segment of the population that was inclined to calm the waters instead of indulging their emotions. They are out there, it is safe to say, but at the moment are a distinct minority.
😊👍an as always good health i wish for you an family
What did the building an materials its made of due to the people nothing
Best to you and yours as well. As to your latter point, that is true. However, my hunch is that the construction materials - and I know that building very well - did not take it personally. They were probably more upset by being burned to the ground in 1814 or having guns shots fired all around the House chamber in 1954.Cheers!
" government by wild asses" 😅by the way, were you in DC when this happened?
@Texaskid1 Not in the city itself. I live in Falls Church, a northern Virginia suburb. As an independent consultant I work from home - though obviously my work takes me into the city. However, with COVID and all the rest, I spend less time in the city and more time working from home than I used to.
"A result of the deep resentments, particularly among the lower middle class, that have evolved as the economy transitions from a manufacturing/extractions base into a service/tech base. "That resentment is understandable. However, many of the rioters are comfortably well-off, and were fighting to maintain their privilege as straight white Christian men.www.theatlantic.com/.../
@slatyb My reference was to Mr. Trump's base - which is mostly, though not entirely - lower middle class. The tumult of the 60s and 70s showed a particular populist bent. Much of the tumult from that period was about the poor and racial issues, but was led by well off upper middle class whites. They, after all, have the time and money that affords them the opportunity to participate in protests and such.As I have said elsewhere, we have been here before.
Excellent point 👍
Agree, other than ESurely would take too long given the 10 days left
@jamesgoldman The house can quickly pass articles of impeachment. Not sure there are enough Republicans who will vote for it.
@jamesgoldman The house will move to impeach even though Trump has left office. If impeached Trump would lose his privileges as an ex-President, particularly his pension. The way his businesses are going it may be the only thing he has left. The Senate can also vote to bar Trump from holding public office in the future (Amendment 14, Section 3):"No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability."
Excellent point 👍👍🍕🍕
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