McCook NE

Hey, wide world of social media, is there more to McCook, Nebraska than one museum and a Walmart? I’m 100% serious, I’m planning on spending four nights here as part of a grand train trip through the middle of America. What should I not miss? Or should I just walk into a bar and announce “HEY I’M AN EAST COAST LIBERAL WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT THIS PLACE?”

Tweet from Cathy Gellis (@CathyGellis)

Got me doing some googling.

Cathy Gellis (@CathyGellis) Tweeted: @ThePaperSoldier @AOC I’ll criticize Israel. But I’m not going to use the warped lies of anti-Semites to do it. And that’s what @AOC did. She has access to quality information. And an enormous platform to amplify it. Yet instead she’s only amplifying discredited garbage that fosters ant-Jewish hate. https://twitter.com/CathyGellis/status/1393944207044145155?s=20

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/04/27/israel-report-apartheid/

«“If we keep controlling the whole area from the Mediterranean to the river Jordan where some 13 million people are living … if only one entity reigned over this whole area, named Israel,” former prime minister Ehud Barak said in 2017, “it would become inevitably … either non-Jewish or nondemocratic.”»

«Human Rights Watch is not arguing that Israel is an “apartheid state.”»

Some old articles:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/05/unforgiven/306776/

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2005/05/will-israel-live-to-100/303896/

Opinion | A GOP Civil War? Don’t Bet On It. – POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/05/12/gop-civil-war-dont-bet-on-it-487192

We really are sliding into minority rule in this country.

«In Congress, and at the grassroots, the dominance of Donald Trump over the party is more or less total.»

It’s not Trump that’s dominating the party, it’s Trump VOTERS, and there’s a difference.

«What we’re seeing isn’t a civil war. It’s a purge, and there’s every reason to believe it will work.»

….

«Yes, there are those within the party who will resist: Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, blue state governors like Larry Hogan, former GOP Chair Michael Steele, who has been effectively divorced from the party for years. As nominal Republicans, they will win a significant share of coverage in the New York Times, and on CNN and MSNBC. But the idea that they represent one side of a major split within the Republican Party is a fantasy.

As a body, that party has embraced notions about the political process that would have seemed the stuff of parody a decade ago.»