I don’t know much about Elijah Cummings except what I’ve heard in the popular media. My clearest and best memory is of him emphatically saying, We are better than this, during several hearings in the past year.
His passing came as such a shock. I hadn’t realized he was ill much less seriously ill. I hadn’t realized he had entered hospice. I woke up. Checked the news. And, read he was gone at age 68.
He was a good man. He was an inspiration to be better. He will be sorely missed.
It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to keep #BidenHarris honest & progressive, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.
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Calico Jack – A good man who will be missed.
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Indeed, he will.
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