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By BigSteve
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Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings passed away overnight...
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Oh, shit. Serves me right for not reading the name properly. Oh well. No offence intended, so I hope none is taken
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snapdragon wrote:Oh, shit. Serves me right for not reading the name properly. Oh well. No offence intended, so I hope none is taken


Ummmm... okay...
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BigSteve wrote:Ummmm... okay...


I really am very sorry to have commented. Maybe I should have just deleted my post.

Oh well. It's ben a long week and it's not over yet.
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Even though I disagreed with his policy, I had to admire his passion to fight for what he believed in. I do wish he would have done more for Baltimore which is my hometown. It's now one of the most dangerous places in the US based on population. Loss of manufacturing jobs and heroin killed the city. Unfortunately "The Wire" is a fairly accurate depiction of West Baltimore.
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terrapinsfan wrote:Even though I disagreed with his policy, I had to admire his passion to fight for what he believed in. I do wish he would have done more for Baltimore which is my hometown. It's now one of the most dangerous places in the US based on population. Loss of manufacturing jobs and heroin killed the city. Unfortunately "The Wire" is a fairly accurate depiction of West Baltimore.


His politics had their foothold in hypocrisy and division.

In 1999 Cummings referred to Baltimore as "drug infested". Of course, in 2019, when Trump called Baltimore "drug infested" Cummings labeled Trump as a racist for saying such a thing.

I don't like to see too many people die, and I certainly would not have wished it on Cummings. But his voice was one we didn't need in politics...

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