Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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Numb. That’s what it feels like. Or doesn’t feel like, I suppose. Numb. Not depressed. Not saddened. Just no longer subject to the psychological millstone collectively hanging around the neck of the nation’s psyche. Yet it’s still hard not to fill affected in some way.

On Saturday morning, in a short span of time, I was greeted by a series of realities. The first, known to us all Friday night, was the commutation of the Stone sentence. Let me say at the outset this has nothing to do with politics for me. I’ve always viewed Presidential pardons and commutations that weren’t plainly an act of grace and decency to instead reek of corruption (such as, for instance, Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich). Let’s face it, Stone is one of the smarmiest looking guys on the planet. This whole thing stinks to high heaven.

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Sentiment and 11/3

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Preface from Tim: I want it made clear at the outset that I did not write this post. Most Slope posts are by me, but some come in through outside contributors, which I appreciate. I just don’t want anyone thinking I’ve backpedaled on my pledge to not write about politics myself. I haven’t. Anyway, here we go……….

Early polls combined with current news sentiment indicate Joe Biden is now the favourite in the presidential race.

Joe Biden is increasingly looking like the clear favourite to win the next U.S. presidential election. Biden has led since polling began, but he has widened this lead following Trump’s perceived mishandling of both the coronavirus pandemic and the public outcry over the death of George Floyd.

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