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And even worst things about the Traitor, Robert E. Lee
Lee’s cruelty as a slavemaster was not confined to physical punishment. In Reading the Man, the historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor’s portrait of Lee through his own writings, Pryor writes that “Lee ruptured the Washington and Custis tradition of respecting slave families,” by hiring them off to other plantations, and that “by 1860 he had broken up every family but one on the estate, some of whom had been together since Mount Vernon days.” The separation of slave families was one of the most unfathomably devastating aspects of slavery, and Pryor wrote that Lee’s slaves regarded him as “the worst man I ever see.”

The trauma of rupturing families lasted lifetimes for the enslaved—it was, as my colleague Ta-Nehisi Coates described it, “a kind of murder.” After the war, thousands of the emancipated searched desperately for kin lost to the market for human flesh, fruitlessly for most. In Reconstruction, the historian Eric Foner quotes a Freedmen’s Bureau agent who notes of the emancipated, “in their eyes, the work of emancipation was incomplete until the families which had been dispersed by slavery were reunited.”

Lee’s heavy hand on the Arlington plantation, Pryor writes, nearly led to a slave revolt, in part because the enslaved had been expected to be freed upon their previous master’s death, and Lee had engaged in a dubious legal interpretation of his will in order to keep them as his property, one that lasted until a Virginia court forced him to free them.

When two of his slaves escaped and were recaptured, Lee either beat them himself or ordered the overseer to "lay it on well." Wesley Norris, one of the slaves who was whipped, recalled that “not satisfied with simply lacerating our naked flesh, Gen. Lee then ordered the overseer to thoroughly wash our backs with brine, which was done.”
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Question for Trump supporters.
Just a simple question and an explanation as to why you except the pathological lying of Donald Trump. I can understand you’re ignorance to legislation because it’s apparent to me that you never read or Understand legislation or how you're Legislators vote. Trump knows this that’s why he can and his base could care less.

Now hers the question have any of the Ignorant Trump dupports ever used any government agency to get facts, statistics, new legislations, government reports such as some of the following.

CBO, GAO, BLS, CENSUS BUREAU, Department Of immigration, IRS, SS, Medicare, MEDICAID, it’s a very simple process below is an example of where to go and fact check the White House fat ass.
US government agencies are the only agencies that have this countries date. But yet you believe Fox News, Dridge, Alex Jones, Steve Bannon, Even the Trump supporters conspiracy theorist use these agencies data to minipulate, Misinform, flat out lie to keep the ignorant uneducated Pedaphile supporters that live in our southern stars in line.

So I guess it’s a tough question but give these agencies a try to fact check President Fst Ass


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Fake news goes to any extreme to get President Trump.....
Manafort’s fate now sits with the jury, and after two days of deliberations, anti-Trump media outlets like CNN are becoming concerned Manafort could be acquitted, which would be a major blow to Mueller’s credibility and his ability to remove Trump from office — an outcome the establishment media are desperate to orchestrate.

And so, on Thursday, CNN, along with six other far-left media outlets (the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Politico, the New York Times, NBC, and the AP) sued for the release of the names and home addresses of all of the Manafort jurors, a move that is both disturbing and almost unprecedented.
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It seems the Democrats have no idea what Demons they are unleashing
I wonder if Democrats really know what they are digging for these days. Somehow they don't seem to understand that Democratic Socialists just isn't the name they should be using. I think they will see the Democratic word in that title disappearing and be left just with Socialists. It will pain most of them but it has to happen. Here are some words from one of my favorite people, Newt Gingrich, about the whole thing. Please notice that much of what they say goes out through Vox. That isn't Fox news, lefties.


The Democrats Have No Idea What Demons They Are Unleashing
Originally published at Fox News
The Democrats Have No Idea What Demons They Are Unleashing
A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America.
In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup pollshows that more Democrats have a favorable view of socialism than capitalism.
This pattern has been building for a while. Senator Bernie Sanders took socialism mainstream in the party during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. Since then, Democratic Party candidates have been increasingly attaching themselves to the ideology. Most notably, a telegenic young member of the Democratic Socialists of America named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a senior Democrat in New York’s 14th Congressional District and has since been on a whirlwind media tour, spreading the gospel of socialism.
So, the Vox article (or manifesto) is worth taking seriously.
Reading it, I was struck by two things.
First, it was remarkably honest.
The writer, Meagan Day, a member of the East Bay Chapter of DSA, explicitly debunks the apologists in the mainstream media trying to paper over the group’s radicalism. She quotes several prominent news “analysts” who argue that Democratic Socialism is just New Deal liberalism rebranded. She then dumps a bucket of cold water on them, writing, “[i]n the long run, Democratic Socialists want to end capitalism.”
In fact, she writes that the liberal, big government reforms which the movement has chosen to rally behind in partnership with the Democratic Party are simply stepping stones to this eventual goal.
“Social democratic reforms like Medicare-for-all are, in the eyes of DSA, part of the long, uneven process of building that support, and eventually overthrowing capitalism,” she writes.
This explicit goal of ending capitalism makes clear what Ocasio-Cortez meant when she said cryptically in a recent interview, that “[c]apitalism has not always existed in the world, and it will not always exist in the world.”
This is a clear threat to the system which has made us prosperous and the envy of the world, but I appreciate the honesty. Ultimately, the United States is a democratic republic. If Day, Ocasio-Cortez, and Senator Bernie Sanders want to try and convince most Americans to end capitalism and embrace a planned, totally redistributionist economy, they are welcome to use the democratic process to do so. It is up to those of us who know better to convince Americans of socialism’s folly (more on that in a later newsletter).
However, the second notable item in Day’s article suggests that Democratic Socialists don’t value democracy all that much. Day also identified herself as a staff writer at a New York-based, socialist magazine called Jacobin. In fact, several members of the Democratic Socialists of America are writers and editors at Jacobin magazine.
A magazine that would enthusiastically embrace this title is signaling that, like socialist movements of the past, the DSA is willing to drop the “democratic” part of their moniker and instead rely on the traditional method for socialist revolution – bloodshed, violence, and tyranny.
The Jacobins were the most violent and radical political group of the French Revolution. Led by Maximilien Robespierre, the group responded to a growing backlash against the revolution by executing anyone their so-called Committee of Public Safety deemed insufficiently loyal. The Jacobin clubs located throughout the country were used as a secret police force to root out dissent among politicians and the general populace alike. Historian Timothy Tackett estimates that almost 40,000 people were killed under the Jacobin control of the French government. Many were beheaded by guillotine in a grotesque public spectacle after a show trial, and others were brutally executed with firearms. In the case of one period in the city of Lyon, people were executed en masse by cannon fire. This period of carnage was known as the Reign of Terror.
A few years ago, Callista and I saw Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Washington National Opera. It is a moving, true story of the Carmelite Nuns who refused to denounce Christ at the peak of the Reign of Terror. (The French Revolution was virulently anti-Catholic – many churches were closed and reopened as “Temples of Reason.”) The nuns were beheaded for their unwillingness to denounce their faith. Moments before the guillotine dropped, they displayed the power of God’s love by singing hymns and renewing their vows.
A few years later we visited the Picpus Cemetery in Paris. It holds the graves of the martyred nuns and more than 1,300 victims of the Terror in a six-week period of 1794. It is a very sober reminder of what the Jacobins did during the Reign of Terror. It is not a record for which any American should advocate.
Christopher Hibbert’s The French Revolution contains more vivid details of the horrors the Jacobins inflicted upon the people of France. In one instance, he writes, “a woman was charged with the heinous crime of having wept at the execution of her husband. She was condemned to sit several hours under the suspended blade which shed upon her, drop by drop, the blood of the deceased whose corpse was above her on the scaffold before she was released by death from her agony.”
Make no mistake: This is the history of violent revolution, religious oppression, and dictatorship that Jacobin magazine, the DSA, and opportunistic Democrats are embracing – whether they know it or not. Senator Sanders, and more have recently shared articles from Jacobin magazine on their social media accounts. Representative Keith Ellison once sent a Jacobin piece to everyone in Congress.
It is hard to imagine a modern-day Reign of Terror happening in America. But consider the recent phenomenon of outrage mobs on social media demanding people be fired and ostracized for expressing un-PC points of view. Think about the left-wing activists taking over classrooms to prevent conservative voices from speaking. Think about the rash of people being attacked for wearing MAGA hats. Think about the violence of Antifa.
Perhaps it is not so difficult to imagine.
While I do not know Ocasio-Cortez, I have interacted with Senator Sanders numerous times in my career. He is an earnest guy, and I seriously doubt he would countenance violence in pursuit of his socialist goals.
He should keep in mind, however, that the Jacobins eventually turned on Robespierre (in fact they executed him). So perhaps Senator Sanders and the other Democrats rushing to embrace Democratic Socialism should be a little more careful about the demons they are unleashing to win elections.
Your Friend,
Newt
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Really good questions half the U.S. wants answered:
Really good questions half the U.S. wants answered:


Just one more thing on Obamacare Repeal.
Since only 11 million people have Obamacare, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed?
Will an additional 13 million people be randomly shot?


Just one more thing on Donald Trump.
If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with BleachBit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent?


Just one more thing on Equal Pay.
If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?

Just one more thing on Sanctuary Cities.
If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?


Just one more thing on ISIS
Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama's term were due to Climate Change and a plea for jobs.


Just one more thing on the London 'Lone Wolf' terror attack.
After the London 'Lone Wolf' terrorist attack government officials have arrested at least eight other 'Lone Wolves' who had conspired with the original 'Lone Wolf' in planning the 'Lone Wolf' attack. Even though all involved are Muslims, you can be assured, the 'Lone Wolf' attack has nothing at all to do with Islam, just like the other 1000 plus 'Lone Wolf' attacks by Muslims, are completely unassociated with Islam.


Just one more thing on Entitlements.
We should stop calling them all 'Entitlements'.
Welfare, Food Stamps, WIC, ad nauseum are not entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts, and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veterans Benefits are Entitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.


Just one more thing on the Muslim Refugees.
If Muslims want to run away from a Muslim country, does that mean they're Islamophobic?


Just one more thing on The Women's March.
If Liberals don't believe in biological gender then why did they march for women's rights?


Just one more thing on the Russians hacking the election.
How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?


Just one more thing on Democrats and the Electoral College.
Why is it that Democrats think Superdelegates are fine, but they have a problem with the Electoral College?


Just one more thing on the FBI and elections.
If you don't want the FBI involved in elections, don't nominate someone who's being investigated by the FBI.


Just one more thing on Hillary's speeches.
If Hillary's speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one shows up to her free ones?


Just one more thing on Russia manipulating our election.
The DNC is mad at Russia because they 'think' they are trying to manipulate our election by exposing that the DNC is manipulating our election?


Just one more thing on foreign involvement in our elections.
If Democrats don't want foreigners involved in our elections, why do they think it's alright for illegals to vote?
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Hating the haters...
Anyone see the irony in that?
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Setting the record straight about immigrants...
I had most of this written when I hit a wrong key and it all disappeared so I am writing it again but posting it here.
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permafrost wrote:
"...Remember the olden days when the Poles, fins(sic), Italians and others spoke their own language, lived in the same areas, had their own stores, shops and dreamed of the "old country"?

It seems very natural for people who came to this country from anyother country, (even the ME) to stay together, feeling comfortable with fellow immegrants (sic)..

What do you think assimilation is? The Somalia(sic) in Minnesota have community. they join in and participate in the local govt, economy.."

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No, Frosty, I do not remember the 'olden days' the way you seem to remember them. Your memory seems to incorporate a lot of old movies and hackneyed stereotypes rather than actual history when it comes to immigrants. I know because I am an immigrant. I have associated with immigrants all of my life... legal and illegal, I might add.

There are traditionally two kinds of immigrants, financial opportunists and those who want to become Americans. There is a world of difference between the two.

Financial opportunists are to some degree the way you describe them but the others are quite different. I belong to the 'others' group.

Financial opportunists are here for the money, benefits and nothing more. They maintain their language and customs and have no intention to assimilate. They are quite satisfied to be what they are and they teach their children to be the same. A lot of them are very nice people but they are not Americans by any stretch of the imagination, no matter how many generations of them there are here. They have little or nothing to do with Americans outside of the necessary contacts.

The 'others' are here to find a better life than the one they knew in the "old Country". They speak their mother tongue at home but never in public. That is because it is easier and not because of embarrassment or shame. They want to be seen as Americans. They want their children to be Americans so they encourage them to participate in the American way of life and adopt American manners and customs.

Until the lunatic fringe took over the Democrat Party, the only thing impeding assimilation for us 'others' was the acceptance or rejection of our neighbors. Since those Progressives have had power in the culture, they have set numerous other roadblocks in our way. They concocted an insidious form of discrimination called multi-culturism. In the guise of open mindedness and blanket acceptance, they have hyphenated us, deprived many of us of the national language and sought to segregate us in ghettos. Those ghettos arise when we do not fit in with the general population. In short, Progressives have created a situation in which your vision of the immigrant is becoming a reality; separate by custom, isolated by language and dependent for survival on government handouts.

To make the transition from the great American melting pot in which everyone could participate, Progressives have sought to destroy all standards of immigration to produce a disintegrated and disjointed society. As a result, we now have a third type of immigrant, those who want nothing to do with Americans or Americanism but want to transfer their home conditions to the USA...

All my life I wanted to become an American. In my old age, I have discovered that I have always been an American. I might have known it much sooner had not so many well meaning and not so well meaning people made certain I knew I wasn't one.
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Who's Stupider, The Baker Or The Transgender?
First reaction here is that this is a stupid setup by the transgender, this person has to know that this baker is opposed to baking any cakes for gays...

...so knowing this guy has a problem with this why on god's green earth would a gay person want to push this guy who doesn't like them or want to bake them a cake into doing so? Leave the bigot alone and find someone who wants your business already. So knowing this guy has a problem with gays is this going to surprise this person, do they have a reason to be all butt hurt over getting the expected result, which would be to refuse to make their cake?

So on the side of the baker, what is this guy's problem with using his head and using common sense and human nature against this tranny? The transvestite describes the cake he/she wants, the baker says with a dead straight face, "really, you want ME to bake you a cake, are you really really sure about that"? Yeah I'm sure, to which he responds with a wistful little, "okay, whatever".

This is major stupid wanting a guy who has a problem with gays to bake them a cake. They are looking for a legal settlement. The baker should bake a cake with extras, say flies, crickets, cockroaches, whatever.
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Needed/Not
I’ve been sick and NEEDED a doctor.

I’ve encountered trouble and NEEDED a police officer.

I’ve lived through times of war, when our nation NEEDED our military,


But I have NEVER, NOT ONCE, NEEDED a pro athlete or entertainer for ANYTHING.
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John Brennan says his free speech is being suppressed by removing his security clearance....
I say he is a lying SOB!!!How is it that his free speech is being suppressed when he is on every GD channel badmouthing President of the United States?????.....If his free speech was suppressed he would of been followed by SS,or put in jail because of the things he says about our President ....But because we are not in Banana Republic, he has every right to say what he wants and not being afraid for his life.....Maybe he should move there.....and see what suppressing free speech really feels like
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