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DAY 142

 

 

" 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."

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Day 149

 

 

 

" It is certain, in any case, that Ignorance, allied with Power, is the most ferocious Enemy that Justice can have."

 

 

 

James Baldwin

 

 

Writer, Rosenwald and Guggenheim Fellow

Commander of the Legion of Honor, 1986

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Day 149

 

 

 

" It is certain, in any case, that Ignorance, allied with Power, is the most ferocious Enemy that Justice can have."

 

 

 

James Baldwin

 

 

Writer, Rosenwald and Guggenheim Fellow

Commander of the Legion of Honor, 1986

 

that sounds like you mean Donny's tough!   :D 

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Day 148

 

 

 

"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world."

 

 

Albert Camus

 

Nobel Prize for Literature, 1957

 

"and from the hardness comes forth a purity that soft men can never know." -charles tyner, lawman

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NipkowDisc--Reread the Baldwin quote; it's NOT a compliment!

exactly. the left loves high-falootin' sounding philosophies to cavalierly and with disdain dismiss the concerns of the ordinary man and woman

 

Result: Donny Trump

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"that will stop!" -jack hawkins, ben-hur

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exactly. the left loves high-falootin' sounding philosophies to cavalierly and with disdain dismiss the concerns of the ordinary man and woman

 

Result: Donny Trump

 

 

Yeah, but you aren't "ordinary". Ordinary within a society would correspond to the majority, and the majority of Americans aren't Trump supporters.

 

You'll always be extra-ordinary to us.  :o

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Yeah, but you aren't "ordinary". Ordinary within a society would correspond to the majority, and the majority of Americans aren't Trump supporters.

 

The vast majority of all of you are supporters of American Empire and the Military Industrial Complex - so there's very little difference between you.

 

In fact, Trump has only bombed one country so far. Hillary would probably have bombed three by now.

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Day 149

 

 

 

" It is certain, in any case, that Ignorance, allied with Power, is the most ferocious Enemy that Justice can have."

 

 

 

James Baldwin

 

 

Writer, Rosenwald and Guggenheim Fellow

Commander of the Legion of Honor, 1986

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Day 150

 

 

" The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy."

 

 

 

Montesquieu, French Enlightenment Lawyer and Political Philosopher

 

 

Writer of De l'Esprit des Lois, 1748(The Spirit of the Laws)-

 

- The Enlightenment treatise explaining the Separation of Powers in government that greatly influenced the political philosophies and writings of

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

 

 

Source: "Constitutionally Montesquieu" by Hank Burchard, The Washington Post, November 10th, 1989

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Day 151

 

 

In private: " I want you all to *Stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else. " Richard Nixon, March 22nd, 1973

 

 

In public:" I condemn any attempts to cover up in this case, no matter who is involved. " Richard Nixon, April 17th, 1973

 

 

Source: The Washington Post

 

 

* Stonewall: to be uncooperative, obstructive or evasive (Merriam-Webster.com)

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Day 152

 

 

" The Press is your enemy. " Richard Nixon to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Thomas Moorer, February 1971

 

Source: Washington Post, Feb 19, 2017

 

 

 

" The Press is the enemy." Richard Nixon to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, December 1972

 

Source: NYT, Dec 3, 2008

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so trump is supposed to be a repeat of nixon...

 

and you are the ones saying that conservatives can't turn the clock back to the 1950s.

:lol:

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Day 153

 

 

" The Political Lesson of Watergate is this:

 

 

Never again must America allow an Arrogant, Elite Guard of Political Adolescents to bypass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election. "

 

"If there are any more cliques of Ambitious Amateurs who Want to run Political Campaigns, let the Democrats have them next time. "

 

 

Gerald Ford, Speech to Republican Leaders in the Midwest

 

Source: NYT, March 31, 1974

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Day 153

 

 

" The Political Lesson of Watergate is this:

 

 

Never again must America allow an Arrogant, Elite Guard of Political Adolescents to bypass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election. "

 

"If there are any more cliques of Ambitious Amateurs who Want to run Political Campaigns, let the Democrats have them next time. "

 

 

Gerald Ford, Speech to Republican Leaders in the Midwest

 

Source: NYT, March 31, 1974

 

And the ironic thing about Ford's words were that they would very soon come to pass, as the Democrat who would defeat Ford in the very next Presidential election, would turn out to be, and despite being a decent and honorable man for the most part, a neophyte "amateur" when it came to understanding political gamesmanship within the D.C. beltway and how to maneuver consensus toward his own political goals, and no matter how honorable those goals might have been.

 

(...I'm of course talking about the peanut farmer from Georgia)

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Day 151

 

 

In private: " I want you all to *Stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover up, or anything else. " Richard Nixon, March 22nd, 1973

 

 

In public:" I condemn any attempts to cover up in this case, no matter who is involved. " Richard Nixon, April 17th, 1973

 

 

Source: The Washington Post

 

 

* Stonewall: to be uncooperative, obstructive or evasive (Merriam-Webster.com)

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Day 152

 

 

" The Press is your enemy. " Richard Nixon to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Thomas Moorer, February 1971

 

Source: Washington Post, Feb 19, 2017

 

 

 

" The Press is the enemy." Richard Nixon to National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, December 1972

 

Source: NYT, Dec 3, 2008

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Day 153

 

 

" The Political Lesson of Watergate is this:

 

 

Never again must America allow an Arrogant, Elite Guard of Political Adolescents to bypass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election. "

 

"If there are any more cliques of Ambitious Amateurs who Want to run Political Campaigns, let the Democrats have them next time. "

 

 

Gerald Ford, Speech to Republican Leaders in the Midwest

 

Source: NYT, March 31, 1974

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And the ironic thing about Ford's words were that they would very soon come to pass, as the Democrat who would defeat Ford in the very next Presidential election, would turn out to be, and despite being a decent and honorable man for the most part, a neophyte "amateur" when it came to understanding political gamesmanship within the D.C. beltway and how to maneuver consensus toward his own political goals, and no matter how honorable those goals might have been.

 

(...I'm of course talking about the peanut farmer from Georgia)

 

The funniest thing to me about the whole Carter issue was that when he was running for office, the republicans made a HUGE deal out of his "D.C. inexperience".  "He's never held an office HIGHER than GOVERNOR of a STATE! " they cried.  "HOW can we expect him to know how to handle the affairs of an ENTIRE NATION?"  they exclamed.  And what Ford was saying.

 

So, WHO did the republicans choose to oppose him come the NEXT election?

 

Why, former GOVERNOR Ronald Reagan!  Somehow, HE had more "D.C.experience" than former GOVERNOR Jimmy Carter.

 

Go figure.  :D

 

 

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The funniest thing to me about the whole Carter issue was that when he was running for office, the republicans made a HUGE deal out of his "D.C. inexperience".  "He's never held an office HIGHER than GOVERNOR of a STATE! " they cried.  "HOW can we expect him to know how to handle the affairs of an ENTIRE NATION?"  they exclamed.  And what Ford was saying.

 

So, WHO did the republicans choose to oppose him come the NEXT election?

 

Why, former GOVERNOR Ronald Reagan!  Somehow, HE had more "D.C.experience" than former GOVERNOR Jimmy Carter.

 

Go figure.  :D

 

 

Sepiatone

 

what's to figure?

 

California is a mighty big state.

 

carter was a real pip too. sat around for a whole year while the Iranians held American hostages then greenlights a desert rescue disaster.

 

and when was the last time anyone talked about zero base budgeting? then he blames a stagnant economy on a national malaise.

 

a real pip he was.

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