It's highly unlikely that Miss Trust Fund Brat was even remotely interested in what the President had to say about his budget plan in relation to the obscenity Paul Ryan's trying to hawk, or the state of the declining middle class She obviously isn't thinking of the masses of unemployed or underemployed, of people who've flattened their 401K's simply to get by
This email is not about being a Republican or being a Democrat. It is about having some integrity and specifically, your lack thereof. As one of your constituents in Arizona's 7th Legislative District I wanted to let you know that I am outraged as a taxpayer at the time, money and effort spent on the ridiculous AZ "Birther" bill sponsored by State Rep. Carl Seel.
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Alexa, Are You Spying On Me?

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I don’t worry about that despite the warnings from nervous people on what they have to say about Siri and Alexa. I frankly don’t care if these paired-down AI functions are collecting information. What they would get from me would be tedious and confusing at best.