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    I think he is in a hurry ... he took care of the low hanging fruit on the 1st day ... now the real work will begin. It's always a good way to start a new job ... I'm an expert on that ...
    “But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity” - Herbert George Wells -

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    The pumpkin was finally changed out. There's an elephant now.

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    Today (two years ago) we're gonna talk about the sacred Second Amendment.


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    This one is about false parallels and comparisons with today's news and the McCarthyism of the early 20th century.


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    Jen Psaki is good at what she does ... She was questioned by a reporter (blonde, of course) about Biden's work to classify domestic terrorists. The reporter asked in the usual bullshit fashion suggested the U.S. should be targetting 'foreign' threats, the reporter was trying to be disingenous and Psaki simply replied, "I'm not sure I know what you mean?"

    So the reporter asked straight out, "What about Antifa?". Psaki said, "The administration is working on things but it will not be a political analysis but a circumstantial and factual one." Really slick answer.
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    I haven't seen a White House spokesperson this good since....I don't even know. I probably wasn't paying attention whenever there was someone as good as Jen.

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    This one is about Canada and the US 1st Amendment to the Constitution.


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    "Today we're going to talk about the history of Black History Month":


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    They teach Earth-II history in Texas
    “But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity” - Herbert George Wells -

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    I decided that this would fit here. And then I remembered... He wrote a pamphlet by the name of this thread.


    Thomas Paine

    To Americans:

    “That some desperate wretches should be willing to steal and enslave men by violence and murder for gain, is [more] lamentable than strange. But that many civilised, Christianised people should approve and be concerned in the savage practice is surprising… It has been so often proved contrary to the light of nature, to every principle of justice and humanity, even good policy, by a succession of eminent men…

    Our traders in men (an unnatural commodity) must know the wickedness of that slave trade if they attend to reasoning or the dictates of their own hearts. [But they] shun and stifle all these [and] wilfully sacrifice conscience and the character of integrity to that golden idol…

    The managers of [the slave trade] testify that many of these African nations inhabit fertile countries, are industrious farmers, enjoy plenty and lived quietly, averse to war, before the Europeans debauched them with liquors… By such wicked and inhuman ways, the English are said to enslave towards 100,000 yearly, of which 30,000 are supposed to die by barbarous treatment in the first year…

    So monstrous is the making and keeping them slaves at all… and the many evils attending the practice, [such] as selling husbands away from wives, children from parents and from each other, in violation of sacred and natural ties; and opening the way for adulteries, incests and many shocking consequences, for all of which the guilty masters must answer to the final judge…

    The chief design of this paper is not to disprove [slavery], which many have sufficiently done, but to entreat Americans to consider:

    1. With that consistency… they complain so loudly of attempts to enslave them, while they hold so many hundred thousands in slavery and annually enslave many thousands more, without any pretence of authority or claim upon them.

    2. How just, how suitable to our crime is the punishment with which providence threatens us? We have enslaved multitudes and shed much innocent blood in doing it, and are now threatened with the same [by the English]…

    3. [Should] all not immediately discontinue and renounce it, with grief and abhorrence? Should not every society bear testimony against it and [consider] obstinate persisters in it bad men, enemies to their country, and exclude them from fellowship, as they often do for much lesser faults?

    4. The great question may be: What should be done with those who are enslaved already? To turn the old and infirm free would be injustice and cruelty; those who enjoyed the labours of their better days should keep and treat them humanely. As to the rest, let prudent men, with the assistance of legislatures, determine what is practicable for [their] masters and best for them…”

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    She's an open book.


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    Trump really seems to like love letters. And he writes them to the nicest people.

    Many of Trump's backwards policies have been tried, and have failed. Some as many as a hundred years ago.


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    Today we're going to talk about Texas.

    "It's not like they didn't know. It happens every ten years."


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNyRL_xFWoU


    It's the same poor decision-making made by the same people.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    Today we're going to talk about Texas.

    "It's not like they didn't know. It happens every ten years."


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNyRL_xFWoU


    It's the same poor decision-making made by the same people.
    I love what THIS guy has to say!
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

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