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Old 01-21-2018, 12:49 PM
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An interesting story -- I live in Washington, D.C. During the last government shutdown a group of elderly World War II veterans were scheduled to visit the WWII Memorial on the National Mall. Because of the shutdown it was closed and fenced off. A Republican congressman from Texas started to loudly berate a young female Park Ranger for denying them admittance. She politely responded that because of the shutdown the monument was closed and that she (while sympathetic to the veterans) was simply doing what she had been told to do by her superiors. The congressman continued to berate her at which point a number of people stepped forward and said to the congressman "hey ***hole, you and your fellow Republicans voted to shut down the government so leave this young lady alone." It started to get pretty ugly at which point the congressman's staff said it is probably best if we leave.

So if you don't like politics and politicians just think how I feel. I have to live with these bozos.

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I greatly enjoyed watching politicians from both sides get up and run their mouths and blame the other side. Their sense of outrage was laughable. The fools didn't realize that when both side have so much ammunition getting up on your high horse is probably not the best strategy. I am surprised that God does not strike them all down for blatant hypocrisy.

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The thing that confuses me is why christians aren't turned off by the vulgarity
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Hadn't you better wait to see what he delivers, and any consequences therefrom, before drawing such a conclusion?
The full consequences of changes are seldom obvious in our lifetimes, much less in the few years that a POTUS holds power. One may make a very good (unassailable, IMHO) case that the consequences of Pope Urban II's call for a Crusade in 1095 are still not settled to this day. We have to project likely outcomes, and to a certain extent, guess.

Events may well disappoint me. But, for the time being, the fact that Trump is actually trying to solve problems instead of setting his party up for the next election puts him head and shoulders above any recent POTUS. IMHO, the last President who unequivocally put Country before Party was Jimmy Carter, but in his case the man was such an utter numpty that he did more harm than good (albeit with the best of intentions, it ought to be added).
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:27 PM
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IMHO, the last President who unequivocally put Country before Party was Jimmy Carter, but in his case the man was such an utter numpty that he did more harm than good (albeit with the best of intentions, it ought to be added).
Well, shouldn't we wait to see whether Trump doesn't turn out to be another numpty, before we proclaim him a great President?

Many politicians may be "trying to solve problems", but that isn't the same as actually solving them. We need to see what they deliver, and judge them on their record not their rhetoric.
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An interesting story -- I live in Washington, D.C. During the last government shutdown a group of elderly World War II veterans were scheduled to visit the WWII Memorial on the National Mall. Because of the shutdown it was closed and fenced off. A Republican congressman from Texas started to loudly berate a young female Park Ranger for denying them admittance. She politely responded that because of the shutdown the monument was closed and that she (while sympathetic to the veterans) was simply doing what she had been told to do by her superiors. The congressman continued to berate her at which point a number of people stepped forward and said to the congressman "hey ***hole, you and your fellow Republicans voted to shut down the government so leave this young lady alone." It started to get pretty ugly at which point the congressman's staff said it is probably best if we leave.

So if you don't like politics and politicians just think how I feel. I have to live with these bozos.

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So, it's a "shutdown", but a park ranger is being paid to make sure that no-one steps past the sawhorses to look at a monument? That's just the administration being petty..
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A few decades ago in Rhodesia there was a man whose name was a newsreader's nightmare :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndabaningi_Sithole
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A few decades ago in Rhodesia there was a man whose name was a newsreader's nightmare :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ndabaningi_Sithole
I knew his British nephew, Hugh Janus
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I knew his British nephew, Hugh Janus
Bit of an arse as far as I can recall Sam
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I have managed to trace his line back to the Anals of Ancient Rome, and in particular to a pair of Siamese twins :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janus
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