Only wanted to see you laughing in the Purple Rain

February 5, 2021

Happy Friday.

We made it through another week. That’s always an accomplishment.

Tina needs to make more efforts to speak to conservatives in your marketing and your daily emails, I think most of us feel pretty alienated and frustrated by the comments you publish

We’re so glad you’re here, but we hate to hear this. How can we make this better?

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Question 1: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: President Biden has signed too many executive orders since taking office.

The upward trend over the last 3/4 presidencies in governing by executive order is concerning. Senate reform may be the only answer.

Biden stated in 2020 during his campaign he would not govern through executive orders. It is the way a dictator would. Well he is doing just that.

Biden voter here. Wouldn't it follow that if someone voted for Biden, he or she would be happy with the reversals of Trump's policies?

Question 2: Would you support or oppose replacing Andrew Jackson's portrait with Harriet Tubman's on the $20 bill?

Although I enjoy what Harriet Tubman stands for, loved reading books about her growing up, even did a book report in elementary school and think she was a total bad ass, leave the money alone. It’s been this way and not necessary to change.

I initially thought Tubman on the $20 was a good idea but have since been reading about how it is disrespectful - putting a black women's face on currency, when her legacy was freeing slaves who were treated and traded as commodity seems a bit backwards. I'm not sure what I agree with here.

Who uses cash anyway?

Question 3: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: I'd like to see more political leaders seek common ground with the other side of the aisle.

Question 4: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: I'm tired of leaders who compromise on my values.

The phrasing "leaders who compromise on my values" is misleading. Politics is about compromise, always has been. The news makes it seem like politicians are abandoning ideals and really exaggerates this. When the truth is that a concession may be made to achieve some larger goal. This is what adults do to work together.

I don't have an issue with leaders who compromise on MY values, but I do have a huge issue with leaders who are hypocritical and compromise their OWN self-professed values. There's a very disturbing vein in politics of not being able or willing to admit that you were wrong, or changed your mind given new information. Feeling like you can't ever change your views and have to double down when questioned on them is a dangerous game.

Question 5: A few members of the Tinaverse have mentioned that they've been struggling to get good sleep during the pandemic. Have you struggled with sleep during the pandemic?

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Today’s title reference: “Purple Rain” by Prince (specifically his halftime show performance at Super Bowl XLI in 2007).

An editorial note: Wednesday’s title referenced the song “So What” by P!nk, but the “Today’s title reference” note at the end of the email mentioned and linked to a different song. This error has been updated here.