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Percy
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Message 444 of 473 (912057)
08-11-2023 11:51 AM
Reply to: Message 443 by Theodoric
08-11-2023 9:07 AM


Re: Dennis Prager unfiltered
Theodoric writes:
Prager is a vile, disgusting person. He thinks slavery was ok and this.
And marc9000 was recently defending slavery over in the 2024 US Presidential Election thread.
Southerners defense of slavery often included how nourishing and wholesome were the conditions and treatment of slaves, but ads by owners of runaway slaves were not uncommonly accompanied by a list of identifying markings, such as brandings, the pattern of whip marks on their backs or the appearance of scars, mutilations, limps and missing limbs. They could not hide the reality of the conditions their slaves endured, just as people like marc9000 and Prager cannot hide the inhumanity of their beliefs.
And while slavery in the US is a thing of the past, it perpetuates in racism. But Republicans today seem to be saying, "Could we please just stop talking about racism so that we can go back to discriminating in peace?" Or their latest favorite, "I didn't say nothing 'bout racism when I told that boy he couldn't use the store's bathroom. Yes, I know you used it just before, but this is my store and it's my decision. I ain't no racist. It was you who brought up racism. You're the racist."
--Percy

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Message 449 of 473 (912585)
09-13-2023 9:36 AM
Reply to: Message 448 by Tanypteryx
09-12-2023 5:11 PM


Re: GOP Supports Kamala Harris' Presidency
Is it just me not following the news closely enough, or is Kamala Harris one of the more invisible vice presidents we've had in recent memory?
--Percy

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Message 452 of 473 (913924)
12-13-2023 9:02 AM


The Biden Impeachment
It looks like the Republicans are prepared to move forward with a formal impeachment inquiry of Joe Biden: House Set to Approve Biden Impeachment Inquiry as It Hunts for an Offense - The New York Times:
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The Republican-led House is on track to approve a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden on Wednesday, pushing forward with a yearlong G.O.P. investigation that has failed to produce evidence of anything approaching high crimes or misdemeanors.
Is there anyone who doubts that this is just a political stunt to further weaken Biden during a presidential election year?
--Percy

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Message 459 of 473 (914616)
01-26-2024 9:12 AM
Reply to: Message 458 by Theodoric
01-25-2024 7:43 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
Glasses and Nike hoodie?
--Percy

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Message 461 of 473 (914627)
01-26-2024 4:59 PM
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01-26-2024 2:12 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
It's positioned just as you appear:
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 466 of 473 (914704)
01-29-2024 7:54 PM
Reply to: Message 465 by Theodoric
01-29-2024 3:26 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
You looked friendly and amiable, and like you belonged after the nod to the gentleman as he passed.
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 471 of 473 (914712)
01-30-2024 7:25 AM
Reply to: Message 469 by Theodoric
01-29-2024 10:40 PM


Re: President's visit to Wisconsin
Theodoric writes:
He is an old man. He is physically slow,...
My tennis group has gotten older through the years, and two of us are 82 now. One is still spry, the other has been slowed by double knee replacement, but both still hit a mean ball. Mentally, both are very sharp. Often they are placing the ball in the exact right spot.
At her 95th birthday party my grandmother played piano with the band.
Some people are old at a certain age, some aren't. How physically old is Biden? He exited the room very slowly, in stark contrast to running onto the stage after winning the 2020 election. Has he slowed that much, or does it just take a few steps for the joints to loosen up after standing stationary at a podium for a while? I don't know.
But what's important in a president is his mind. I don't think he's displayed much of his mind publicly during his presidency, though he seems to be gradually emerging from hibernation during this election year. As far as I can tell he's the same guy we elected nearly four years ago, just physically older and slower.
But age could strike him down at any time and then it will be President Kamala Harris. In my view she's been a disappointment, as has Joe. But when considering how a Democratic win in September might play out for the country over the following four years, it isn't a question of whether Biden or Harris would be a good president. The question is whether they'd be a better president than Trump, and of that there can be no doubt.
--Percy

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