Ordinary World 25Feb19

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar LeeEsq
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    OW1: Any Pope dealing with the clerical abuse atrocity also has the need to save the Roman Catholic Church as much as possible as an institution. One of the things that makes dealing with the Catholic Church difficult is that there are slightly over a billion of them. Many of them like the Catholic Church as it is. They don’t want it to be more liberalized. Others want married priests and for women to be ordained. The Pope has to keep everybody together. With the clerical abuse atrocity, there is simply no way to deal with it that will not anger some significant segment of the world’s Catholics.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    I think that Trump needs to go in 2020 too but I find it fascinating and frustrating that so many people in the elite want him gone just to reestablish American hegemony.Report

  3. Avatar PD Shaw
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    [OW5] An MP representing a Remain constituency asking for a recount, which the EU is almost certainly not interested in giving time for. I wonder if such a tact leads in the opposite direction its supporters want: the EU comes across as obnoxious and disinterested in democratic legitimacy, reminding everyone why everyone hates it in the first place.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to PD Shaw
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      Labour says that if their (currently unspecified) deal fails to win a majority in Parliament on Wednesday, they will back some (also unspecified) form of public vote. Myself, I still think they’re all going to bumble into a no-deal exit.Report

      • Avatar PD Shaw in reply to Michael Cain
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        It sounds like a Labour alternative deal will be advanced on Wednesday, and if it fails, a push for a delay and second referendum would be advanced by March 12th. The deadline for a deal is March 29th. I live in a world in which if there is no deadline for government to act, then government (in this case the EU) takes too long. Unless I’m missing something, Labour is acting too slowly for this; they probably know it; so this is about optics.Report

  4. Avatar Lark
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  5. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    Trump is going to assemble a panel of “experts”* to prove that fossil fuels don’t contribute to climate change:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-climate-change-global-warming-panel-william-happer-white-house-a8795466.html

    *Experts in this case means a bunch of oil industry hacks and/or own the lib, knee jerk contrarian trolls who seek to prove Upton Sinclair’s statements on salaries is correct.Report

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