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Re: “Fake News Uses You

Clyde,

I almost forgot: Relevant also appears to me running about yelling "http://tiny.cc/The-Russians-Are-Coming"

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/09/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

No...Comeys testimony added nothing new to the landscape...the Left think he crucified Trump, the Right think he was completely vindicated...totally predictable. What I think is the biggest "take-away" from the whole thing, is his statement that the FBI is 100% certain that Russia interfered with our election process...and why 45 wants to treat that info as a "Democratic witch-hunt". If he is innocent as a babe in the woods of any wrong doing, and as POTUS, why wouldn't he want to have that unsettling possibility thoroughly investigated?

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Posted by mejjep on 06/09/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

Clyde,

If by "relevant" you mean wandering the streets with batons and baseball bats looking for white people to beat up, then sure, they are. Evergreen State will forever be known as the "home base" of the New Democrat Party.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/09/2017 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Heavy Weather: The Politics of Climate Change

The fellow whose car this is could really use some help. Insurance not covering it. https://www.gofundme.com/wills-wheels-were….

Posted by Glen Harmon on 06/09/2017 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

CL, 5 stars for that question and the answer is "they are".

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Posted by Clyde on 06/09/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

Brichy, you said the Kennebunkport would be our secret!
Now I'll never go back!

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Posted by :) on 06/09/2017 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

CL,

Too late for that.

Remember the Maine!

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 06/08/2017 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

I hope the Democrats aren't reveling in the current spectacle to the detriment of actually creating a relevant party.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/08/2017 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

I completely agree with you that President Obama or Clinton would have been treated differently by the republican Congress.
And I just hope you're right that Comey's testimony today is just a starting point. Maybe some good stuff will come out in the private hearings. There was an awful lot that he couldn't answer in the public hearing today.

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Posted by nobody on 06/08/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

As I wrote, I think the Comey testimony is a starting place, base camp for impeachment proceedings that will be inevitable as Mueller digs deeper. I also believe that had Comey testified similarly about these kinds of interactions with President Obama or President Hillary Clinton, the impeachment proceedings would be starting tomorrow.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/08/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

I'm not sure what people expected from the Comey Hearing. Even though I found it fascinating and entertaining, it wasn't enlightening. Nothing new was revealed outside of his written statement released yesterday. And while there are some damning accusations in it, there's nothing to base an impeachment on. 45 knows how to cover up illegal/unethical behavior. He's been doing it his entire career.

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Posted by nobody on 06/08/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Working to Bring Confederate Statues Down.

Furthermore, if we wanted to celebrate a real civil rights hero, there are so many better examples than Forrest. There are hundreds of great men and women that fought for the rights of all for their entire lives.
Forrest, supposedly, had a change of heart at the end of his life. No doubt, he looked back on his pathetic life and knew what a horrible person he had been. While it is admirable that he could see how much of a prick he had been for most of his life, it doesn't erase anything.

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Posted by nobody on 06/08/2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Fake News Uses You

I believe this is what Trump wanted from Comey. It's the loyalty oath sworn by civil servants to Hitler and the Third Reich.

"I swear: I will be faithful and obedient to the leader of the German Empire and people, Adolf Hitler, to observe the law, and to conscientiously fulfill my official duties, so help me God."

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." -- attributed to Sinclair Lewis.

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Posted by Terry Twyman 1 on 06/08/2017 at 8:47 AM
Posted by ern on 06/07/2017 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Working to Bring Confederate Statues Down.

Towboatman - I take it from your response, that the answer to my question is "No, there are no "black monuments" in Memphis that pay homage to known oppressors."

And, to answer your question, yes, I do know that. But that's not what's being celebrated by the statue in Health Sciences Park. The statue was erected in the first place as a middle finger to a growing black middle class in Memphis. There's absolutely no reason for the statue to remain in a park in the middle of Memphis. It's not an historic location and he's not an important part of Memphis' history.

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Posted by nobody on 06/07/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Working to Bring Confederate Statues Down.

towboatman,
You haven't been drinking river water have you?
Be honest now, maybe just a little?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/07/2017 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Working to Bring Confederate Statues Down.

The problem is the war they are attempting to memorialize with a statue of it's most infamously inept battle-losing general had been over for nearly two generations.

You don't put up statues to losers, and you REALLY don't put of statues to losers after all the people who remember the war weren't around to tell the true story.

The only revisionist history is the statue itself.

Look, I've met the Forrests, and they're very tall, intelligent, charismatic rich white people. I can totally understand why people speaking ill of Great Grandpa offends them, and why they would want to clean the stain off his grave by publishing apology after apology for his actions, and publicizing his repentance more than his sins.

However, because I was educated in city schools that taught actual history the same as what they teach up North, I know better than to believe the after war propaganda in favor of the good journalism that happened during it.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/07/2017 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Working to Bring Confederate Statues Down.

And the statues have been in their location for over 108 years.Has the statue gone running up and down Union Avenue(Talk about rubbing noses into the loss) to kill people?

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Posted by towboatman on 06/07/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Working to Bring Confederate Statues Down.

LoveBC,that is correct.The bodies of the General and his wife cannot be moved without their family's permission.
In 2015,when the take it down movement began,I was at Nathan Bedford Forrest Park and had a short point-counterpoint discussion with Myron Lowery who kept saying that someone was offering to pay the costs of removal and transporting the statues and bodies of Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife but would not give the name of someone so philanthropic as to do so.

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Posted by towboatman on 06/07/2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Working to Bring Confederate Statues Down.

nobody,did you know that after the KKK which had been originally started as an association for Civil War veterans of BOTH sides ,had been suborned into the racist organization that we all know and loathe,Nathan Bedford Forrest resigned and was known as one of the early champions for Civil Rights for newly freed blacks?
I'm sure to be called a liar by people who won't go look it up to prove or disprove my claim.

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Posted by towboatman on 06/07/2017 at 3:03 PM

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