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My Dear MAGA friend….

Life is nothing but a journey. A journey filled with wonders and mystery and love, but also filled with deceit and treachery and pain. The journey is yours to make, but you don’t have to walk alone. Some people walk with you for many years and some only accompany you for a brief period.

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The Mockery of Law

The first three days of the impeachment trial at the Senate had gone by without any major incidents. Originally, the Republicans voted to block subpoenas for new evidence, as well as refuse new witnesses’ testimony. However, after much deliberation, the Senate set down the the trial rules allowing for a new vote to be casted after each side has argued their positions.

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  • The Mockery of Law

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    The first three days of the impeachment trial at the Senate had gone by without any major incidents. Originally, the Republicans voted to block subpoenas for new evidence, as well as refuse new witnesses’ testimony. However, after much deliberation, the Senate set down the the trial rules allowing for a new vote to be casted after each side has argued their positions.

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  • Day 27: Kindness challenge

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  • Day 26: Kindness challenge

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  • Day 25: Kindness challenge

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    Te recogí en el aeropuerto y te traje aquí al hospital abandonado. Pero bueno Sammy, en esta historia nuestra, esa parte ya te la sabes.

     Aquí estamos de nuevo, Sammy. Samantha, tal vez, ahora que ya eres una mujer. Al fin juntos. Estás tan hermosa como siempre, quizás más. No tiembles, Sammy. Sabes que a mi lado nunca tendrás nada de qué preocuparte. Entiendo que te marcharas, pequeñuela. Aunque eres mi esposa, ningún matrimonio está exento de dificultades y contratiempos y juegos. Y tú jugabas a desaparecer, y yo jugaba a encontrarte. Han sido muchos los años, o al menos a mí me lo parecieron. Muchos los sacrificios. Pero te perdono, princesa; porque al fin y al cabo todos los sacrificios han merecido la pena. Estar contigo de nuevo, a tu lado, poder suspirar en tu oído y oler tu perfume. Y perderme en el hechizo de tus ojos verdes…No hay sacrificio en exceso si la recompensa es estar a tu lado.

  • Day 23: Kindness challenge

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  • Day 22: Kindness challenge

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  • Day 21: Kindness challenge

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  • Day 20: Kindness challenge

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    We have a major windstorm all day. Still goin on. It is so bad it is unsafe to even drive. So husband and I stayed home. It’s been going on for hours. For a little while the town’s electrics went off. On the plus side we are having a very warm winter. It’s about 11 degrees celsius. Which, to be honest, I am not complaining. This time last year we were hitting a solid -15 to -20C.

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    Como te decía, princesa, estaba muy apesadumbrado por tu ausencia. ¿Pero sabes qué? Un día me levanté y el cielo tenía otro color. Escuché el trinar de los pájaros en la ventana y el calor de la mañana me trajo de nuevo la alegría que tanto tiempo me había faltado. Como siempre, tú fuiste mi primer pensamiento mañanero y cómo no, el último antes de cerrar los ojos cada noche. Y aquel día no solo fuiste un pensamiento, sino que tu recuerdo trajo un fulgor de esperanza. ¿Por qué, te estarás preguntando? Porque al fin entendí por qué te habías portado así conmigo. Entendí que en el fondo tú me amabas y nunca habías dejado de hacerlo. Lo único que sucedió era que te habían lavado el cerebro. Tu madre, tus familiares y amigos; todos ellos culpables de que tú y yo no estuviéramos juntos, felices el uno con el otro tal y como nos merecíamos.

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