Ours was pretty good.
(photo by, of course)
Your five year old starts singing "Right Hand Man" while holding open a door for you as you approach.
Here comes the general!
Ladies and gentlemen
Here comes the general!
The moment you’ve been waiting for…
… in his own words (and deeds)
“People come with tremendous passion and love for their country. When they see what’s going on in this country, they have anger that’s unbelievable. They don’t like seeing bad trade deals. They don’t like seeing higher taxes. There’s some anger. There’s also great love for the country. It’s a beautiful thing in many respects.”
(The Central Park Five were a group of minority boys aged 13 to 16 accused of attacking and raping a white woman back in 1989.)
After buying ad space in four New York Newspapers calling for the death penalty to be brought back for these black children. Trump was quoted saying about the boys:
“They should be forced to suffer! Criminals must be told that their CIVIL LIBERTIES END WHEN AN ATTACK ON OUR SAFETY BEGINS!“ ? Donald Trump
Years later after DNA evidence proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the boys were innocent and falsely convicted Trump refused to apologize for his statements claiming they were still “somehow probably guilty”
“The Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak.”
- 60% Support banning Muslims from entering the United States (Unconstitutional)
50% Support the Confederate flag hanging on the capital grounds
30% Support shutting down all mosques in the United States (Unconstitutional)
30% Wish the South won the civil war (Treason)
25% Islam should be illegal in the United States (Unconstitutional and the best example of what a violation of the first amendment would be)
25% Support the policy of Japanese Internment (Unconstitutional)
20% Support banning homosexuals from entering the United States (Unconstitutional)
10% Say Whites are a superior race
^ (11% aren’t sure one way or another)
15% disapprove of slavery being abolished (Unconstitutional and morally wrong)
^ (Another 20% aren’t sure one way or another)
50% support the use of torture on foreign enemy combatants (Violates not only domestic but International Laws)
^ (Another 25% aren’t sure one way or another)
Go ahead and tell yourself he's no different than Hillary.
It's interesting – a great read – but one of the most fascinating / horrifying things throughout the book is politicians and people in powerful government office have literally always been blinkered assholes since the very founding of the country. (And before that, pretty much forever, but whatever.)
Ninety percent of the stuff the book talks about during Adams' presidency could be taken from newspapers today.
Right down to plagiarizing sections of speeches from a member of the opposite party and getting called on it. (Which I read about yesterday in the book, then again this morning, regarding the RNC.)
Fox News? They had that. HuffPost? They had that too.
The point is, there has never been a point in our grand republican experiment when our leaders weren't aggrandizing shitlords painting crude caricatures of the opposition party with their own blood and feces.
There's a section of the book I just got through — this would have been while Hamilton was Inspector General of the provisional army during the Adams administration, where a Federalist congressman spat in the face of a Republican, was then 'thrashed with an oak cane' by said Republican, and then picked up FIREPLACE TONGS to finish the brawl with the guy… in the middle of the House floor.
This would have been… 10, maybe eleven years into the constitutional government? What a sound foundation of glory our country is built upon.
And the baseless accusations and hype. Oh my word.
"Our president is working in secret to bring us back under George III!"
"The commander in chief of the entire Revolutionary Army? THAT Washington?"
"Here's 45 facts, with citations, listing why that is batshit insane."
"Blah blah blah can't hear you MONARCHIST ANGLOMAN."
So… yeah. At least the opposition bullshit with Obama/Climate Change/AHCA has historical precedent?
Apparently facts have always gotten in the way of "proper politics."
Found the two-year-old knapping a flint knife in the back yard.
Where did she get the flint?
How did she know how to knapp the stone without a YouTube tutorial?
She wouldn't answer my questions. Whispered "What do you want to do today, Ferb?", turned away, and vaulted over the neighbor's fence.
"God could come down from heaven with a million angels and tell me that gif is pronounced “jif” and I still wouldn’t fucking do it."
"I’d just shrug and say, 'Okay, thanks, Jod, I’ll keep that in mind.'"