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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Lincoln's prophecy, and more

On August 24, 1855, Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to his friend Joshua Speed. The most famous section comes toward the end...

Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes" When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics." When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
Prophetic, eh wot?

I am happy to report that a dismal crowd showed up to watch D. Fredovich Trump make America bolshoi again. What an embarrassing amount of open space! The last time I was in DC there were far more people on the mall playing softball. I speak literally.

Why are those cops driving motorcycles with sidecars? Second question: Why do we say that someone rides a motorcycle but drives a car? And why do we switch back to the word "drive" when someone hooks a sidecar up to a motorcycle? Language, she is a funny theeng, no? 

Speaking of language, Donald Fredovich seems to have borrowed some key phrases from a certain Batman villain. Turns out that Mark Hamill got it all wrong. Kevin Smith does an excellent Bane: Why doesn't he start reading Trump tweets?

Added note: Trump lied his ass off about relinquishing control of his companies. Can he actually get away with this?

Yes, he can. He won't be subjected to hearings until the Dems control one of the houses of Congress -- and Trump's going to do everything he can to make sure fewer blacks and Hispanics vote. 

Here's another interesting development: I don't condone punching Richard Spencer in the face. Ineffective.

On a completely unrelated note...

Hey guys, you need either a blue sky or blue balls to follow the trajectory the whole way.
Trump has fired all US ambassadors, often with no replacements to take over.

The idea is that if you're not with the Project then you're out. A reorganisation of the DHS and CIA looks likely. Trump needs an SS.

BTW America would be bolshaia, not bolshoi. Bolshoi is masculine; the noun "America" is feminine.

The rumour was that Trump would address the Koblenz conference of European far-right parties by video link, but so far he doesn't seem to have done that.
Interesting point about Lincoln, Joseph.

But Lincoln can also be applied in regards to the low attendance for Ol' Yellow Stain's Inauguration--you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Of course, they will spin the s**t out of this (and Spicer tried), but the pics speak for themselves. Reality bites.

And while I do not approve of violence...I must admit I cracked a smile when Spencer got it in the puss. At least it wiped that smug, s**t-eating grin off his face.
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