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The democrats? LMAO, This pitiful excuse we have for a president was giving the finger to the justice department, to the court justices even he appointed. Had he showed respect for the system, one which BTW was less problematic in 2020 than it was in 2016, and simply conceded instead of feeding paranoid conspiracy theories to the gullible who were hungry for it, the storming of the Capitol would not have happened.
I note that in deference to your actually evaluating the findings of those courts which actually looked at the signed petitions and the findings of small insignificant voter irregularity and abuse and determined that these few errors couldn't possibly have altered the outcome of the vote count to the extent that Trump wanted either all the votes thrown out or a new election, you start up again with the mail in vote as if that was a significant source of error. Very cute!
40 miles north of NYC. Any upper respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose, post nasal symptoms or chest cold results in violent coughing and gagging. Part of my left lung is still collapsed and raw so along with the gagging there is blood. The only way I get it back is by deep breathing exercises which trigger even more coughing. All my upper diaphragm muscles are injured, back and abdominals sore to the extent from the coughing I am unable to sleep more than two hours at a time. I picked up something else, irregular heartbeats which scare the hell out of me. Probably more than you wanted to know. It's in the 20's right now.
If you have never watched his TV shows, seen his documentaries or read any of his books, then I'm sure you can see how declaring him a liar because he is overweight is a tad ignorant.
It was too easy to tell Trump's lines from liberal quotes.
The left are coherent and can construct a sentence.
There were 4,743 victims of lynching between 1882 and 1968. Of those, 1,297 were white and 3,446 were black. (Lynchings occurred in 44 states. There were more whites than blacks lynched in 25 of those 44 states).
That means that there were a hundred white Union soldiers who died in four years' fighting to end slavery for every black who was lynched in 86 years.
I once asked you to guess how many of those lynched were guilty of the crimes they had been strung up for. If I remember correctly (please correct me if I'm remembering wrong), you said, "about a third". Sounds roughly right. I wouldn't be surprised if it were more, but I won't quibble.
So we've got about 2000 innocent black guys who were murdered by the mob in just under a century.
Sad and thank goodness we don't do this kind of thing anymore. But try to keep it in perspective. Millions of innocent people all over the world have lost their lives from injustice, often sponsored by governments, never mind the millions more who were victims of mob violence.
Honouring Confederate war heroes? I'm betting that many of them were more deserving of a statue than a large number of lynching victims. How many people know their full stories or care? Could you make money opening a Confederate War Heroes Museum today?
Those considering the appropriateness of tributes to heroes of the past who don't measure up to our standards need to be mindful of not only of how times change but the stupendous hypocrisy involved in selectively removing some monuments while leaving others intact. We see no calls for demolishing Maya pyramids even though we know all about the bloody rituals that were carried out on top of them. The statue of Maquina, a famous and well-documented Northwest Coast Indian chief with a large retinue of slaves who is commended for restricting human sacrifice among the Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) to only occasional big events instead of weekly or monthly potlatches, still stands in Victoria, B.C. but the statue of John A. MacDonald, considered by many to be the father of the country, was removed because he wrote that Indians should become assimilated to Canadian society at large and become citizens like everyone else, thus disrespecting Native culture.
I think we've been through this before. I don't contest the election result. I do think there was massive voting fraud, just not enough to change the result.
Half of American voters believe the system is broken. Democrats especially have no interest in fixing it.
Hope you get through this okay. I'll say a little prayer for you. It can't hurt.
re: 40 miles north of NYC
Nice area. I've visited New York City several times. Once we took a drive up through the Hudson River valley and into the Catskills. Lovely.
re: Death in Venice
Great movie. The book is even better. Way back I studied German literature and Der Tod in Venedig was one of the first novels I read from start to finish in German. It's relatively easy (not as easy as the likewise short and now suddenly very popular La Peste by Camus, though).