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AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE BY TRUMP/ THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN'S SOULS


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#41 Princess of Tap

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:53 PM

Somebody is having trouble counting days.



Mad--


Where were you on May 15th 1963 when those four little girls were murdered in Alabama? And what were you thinking?


Did you think that integration was a good thing or that maybe Governor Wallace was right--that a few good funerals would end it?


I can tell you what my father thought.


He thought that those 4 little girls would be martyrs for the Civil Rights Cause and that their deaths, though horrible, would help more and more Americans, not just black people, but all the American people to have Equal Civil Rights.


Mad - - 54 years ago what did you think about all this?

Do you think dylann roof was greatly influenced by the Alabama church bombing?

Was that why he killed those black Christians in that South Carolina church?

Do you think all those vestiges in the South of the Confederacy and Jim Crow contributed to these white supremacy crimes?



Yes, Mad-- what do you think about all of this?







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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:27 PM

Somebody is having trouble counting days.


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Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.


#43 Princess of Tap

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:24 PM

The four little girls who died 54 years ago were murdered by 4 Ku Klux Klan members. Another little girl, whose sister was killed, had serious injuries but survived, losing one of her eyes.

Prior to the shooting the governor of Alabama, George Wallace, suggested that integration could be stopped with a few good funerals.


There was great unknown potential amongst these little girls. A close friend of theirs became the First American Black Woman to be the US Secretary of State.

That was Condoleezza Rice, who will forever be haunted by this
white supremacist crime.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:28 PM


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16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, killing 4 beautiful little girls, was 54 years ago today http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/churches/archives1.htm

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Both sides are not equal:

One side marches for Freedom and Democracy.


While the other side marches for anti-Semitism, racism, and white supremacy.


One side promotes life, the other side promotes death.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:01 AM



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#MLK "...the system, the way of life, the philosophy..." #FourLittleGirls #16thStBaptistChurch

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These little girls were the friends of Condoleezza Rice. All of them had the potential to become what she became, but that potential was destroyed by racial hatred.

This is no time to turn our backs on the reality of white supremacy. This is the time to finally defeat it once and for all.

Americans are stronger than any group of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan or white supremists.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 11:50 PM

DAY 236




" Trump is out there on his own, leading a demagogic attack on the institutions of free democracy.

We are into terrible authoritarian tendencies. "





Carl Bernstein

Watergate Investigative Reporter
Co-Author of All the Presidents Men

#47 Princess of Tap

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:58 PM

DAY 235





" Whites would accuse you of causing trouble when all you were doing was acting like a normal human being instead of cringing. "





Rosa Parks, the American woman sitting in the front of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1st, 1955.



Mrs. Parks was the first woman, and only the second black person, to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington DC.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:19 PM

A stronger acknowledgment that when it came to their

actual real world lives, these guys were delusional.


Curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:30 PM

you mention the Declaration of Independence which includes...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

a strong acknowledgement of God, princess. :D


Nippy,

I don't have a problem with that.

Bonsoir
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:29 PM

DAY 234


What makes the United States of America truly unique in the world is that we formed a union based upon certain principles and beliefs and not based upon a group of people of the same race or religion or ethnicity Etc.

No one group of citizens is greater or more important than any other group of citizens.

From the very beginning of this nation, we were and we are a nation of diversity and of diverse originations of peoples.

Anyone can be an American who wants to uphold the principles of the US Constitution and those stated in the Declaration of Independence. There is no other litmus test.

It's up to us as Americans today to support the Constitution and what we stand for and to not let ignorant, backward voices run us into a dark cave of irrationality and Un- American bigotry, no matter what the external threat is,


-- because the external threat has always been with us and as a people we are eternally United against whatever the external threat may be.

We can't allow those cowering in irrational hatred and bigotry to send us hurling backwards. America and Americans always progressed forward.



*We progressed forward in the Civil War and ended slavery against human beings.


**We progressed forward in World War II and once and for all demonstrated how the white supremist Nazi politics of racist genocide, culminating in the in horrendous Holocaust would not be tolerated.


***Irrational and bigoted fear is divisive and Un-American.



The man who was President of the United States of America for the longest period of time during internal extreme economic depression and external World War said it best:



"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."




Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States of America

you mention the Declaration of Independence which includes...

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

 

a strong acknowledgement of God, princess. :D 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

DAY 234


What makes the United States of America truly unique in the world is that we formed a union based upon certain principles and beliefs and not based upon a group of people of the same race or religion or ethnicity Etc.

No one group of citizens is greater or more important than any other group of citizens.

From the very beginning of this nation, we were and we are a nation of diversity and of diverse originations of peoples.

Anyone can be an American who wants to uphold the principles of the US Constitution and those stated in the Declaration of Independence. There is no other litmus test.

It's up to us as Americans today to support the Constitution and what we stand for and to not let ignorant, backward voices run us into a dark cave of irrationality and Un- American bigotry, no matter what the external threat is,


-- because the external threat has always been with us and as a people we are eternally United against whatever the external threat may be.

We can't allow those cowering in irrational hatred and bigotry to send us hurling backwards. America and Americans always progressed forward.



*We progressed forward in the Civil War and ended slavery against human beings.


**We progressed forward in World War II and once and for all demonstrated how the white supremist Nazi politics of racist genocide, culminating in the in horrendous Holocaust would not be tolerated.


***Irrational and bigoted fear is divisive and Un-American.



The man who was President of the United States of America for the longest period of time during internal extreme economic depression and external World War said it best:



"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."




Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States of America

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:08 AM

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We remember everyone we lost on 9/11 and honor all who defend our country and our ideals. No act of terror will ever change who we are. 

 

 

Shame it has changed what we have become.

 

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Welcome to "1984"



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:10 AM

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America






DAY 233

under trump 'who we are' will indulge in a little nostalgic old-fashioned payback if we are called to it.

 

"all that evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

:) 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:44 AM


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We remember everyone we lost on 9/11 and honor all who defend our country and our ideals. No act of terror will ever change who we are.



Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America






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Posted 11 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

DAY 232






" It is often said that Trump has no ideology, which is not true--


His ideology is white supremacy,


In all its truculent and sanctimonious power.




Ta-Nehisi Coates,
2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, (Between the World and Me)




Source: The Atlantic, "The First White President", October 2017

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:14 PM

yes, donny can be a character.  :D

 

If you call that being a "Character" you have absolutely no right to cast aspersions on 'liberals' as you like to characterize them.



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:43 PM

So says the guy who's a great American War Hero no matter what any other ignorant person, like Trump, might say.

Also, He comes from a family of people who have made sacrifices for our country and contributed a great deal, in peace and war.

If Sen. McCain's father had been associated with the Ku Klux Klan--

as the media has reported about Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, then maybe Sen. McCain's life would have been more selfish and bigoted like Donald Trump:



Trump - - the man who persecuted the Black Central Park Five even after they had been exonerated of all guilt.


Trump-- the man who has no respect for women because he has bragged about touching them inappropriately and gotten away with it.


Trump-- the man who doesn't know the difference between neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and white supremists AND

Patriotic Americans who are protesting Unconstitutional and Un-American Hatred and Bigotry.


No Trump does not think that Senator John McCain is a hero because Trump doesn't comprehend the meaning of the word.




DAY 231

yes, donny can be a character.  :D


"okay, so we're moving right along, folks" -al pacino, dog day afternoon


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:46 PM

so says a guy who owns seven homes. :P


So says the guy who's a great American War Hero no matter what any other ignorant person, like Trump, might say.

Also, He comes from a family of people who have made sacrifices for our country and contributed a great deal, in peace and war.

If Sen. McCain's father had been associated with the Ku Klux Klan--

as the media has reported about Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, then maybe Sen. McCain's life would have been more selfish and bigoted like Donald Trump:



Trump - - the man who persecuted the Black Central Park Five even after they had been exonerated of all guilt.


Trump-- the man who has no respect for women because he has bragged about touching them inappropriately and gotten away with it.


Trump-- the man who doesn't know the difference between neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and white supremists AND

Patriotic Americans who are protesting Unconstitutional and Un-American Hatred and Bigotry.


No Trump does not think that Senator John McCain is a hero because Trump doesn't comprehend the meaning of the word.




DAY 231
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:55 AM

DAY 230




" I've been a member of the United States Senate for 30 years....


This place is important. The work we do is important....


We are an important check on the powers of the Executive.

Our consent is necessary for the President to appoint jurists
And powerful government officials and in many respects to conduct foreign policy.


Whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the President's subordinates.


We are his equal! "







Senator John McCain III, Senior US Senator, Arizona, Republican, 1987--Current

so says a guy who owns seven homes. :P


"okay, so we're moving right along, folks" -al pacino, dog day afternoon


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:34 PM

DAY 230




" I've been a member of the United States Senate for 30 years....


This place is important. The work we do is important....


We are an important check on the powers of the Executive.

Our consent is necessary for the President to appoint jurists
And powerful government officials and in many respects to conduct foreign policy.


Whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the President's subordinates.


We are his equal! "







Senator John McCain III, Senior US Senator, Arizona, Republican, 1987--Current




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