Monday, February 08, 2021

According to Lincoln....


After nearly six years of this country being torn apart by Donald Trump, the American people need to be healed - the Reunited States of America. This is beyond my ability as a writer; so today I'm turning over The Rant to Abraham Lincoln. We need to look to his second inaugural address for inspiration. Sadly, one month and eleven days after delivering this masterpiece, Lincoln fell victim to an assassin's bullet.

Tom Degan

Goshen, NY


At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement somewhat in detail of a course to be pursued seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation, little that is new could be presented. The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself, and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.

On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it, all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war—seeking to dissolve the Union and divide effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.

One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war, while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party expected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with or even before the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. That of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. “Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.” If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln, 4 March 1865


At 1:47 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

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At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shouldn't Biden* open up our business and restaurants before he opens up our borders?

Where will all the new Democrat voters crossing our borders stay for 2 weeks while under quarantine?

At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Breaking: Biden Administration Confirms, Illegal Aliens Convicted Of Assault, Rape, DUI and Drug-Related Crimes Will NOT Be Deported

While ICE’s new operational plans are not yet final, interim instructions sent to senior officials point to a major shift in enforcement. “Generally, these convictions would not include drug based crimes (less serious offenses), simple assault, DUI, money laundering, property crimes, fraud, tax crimes, solicitation, or charges without convictions,” acting director Tae Johnson told senior officials in a Thursday email advising them on how to operate while new guidelines are finalized.

Ray Pearson

At 5:58 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Timothy "Vern Ray Pearson" Trueblood of Fort Worth is a liar. Rape is a violent crime and "Ray" made that one up. He also added "illegal aliens" to replace the word "immigrants". And "simple assault" means no physical battery.

I hate racist liars.

The facts:

Agents will no longer seek to deport immigrants for crimes such as driving under the influence and assault, and will focus instead on national security threats, recent border crossers and people completing prison and jail terms for aggravated felony convictions.

“Generally, these convictions would not include drug based crimes (less serious offenses), simple assault, DUI, money laundering, property crimes, fraud, tax crimes, solicitation, or charges without convictions,” acting director Tae Johnson told senior officials in a Thursday email advising them on how to operate while new guidelines are finalized.
Biden officials said they are not abandoning immigration enforcement and will continue to prioritize national security and public safety threats, while preventing the deportation of those who do not meet their more selective criteria.

And they emphasized that the interim guidance makes clear that anyone in the United States illegally still could be subject to deportation if an ICE officer makes the case for removing them.

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden wasn't lying when he said he didn't work for us.

At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My comment four years ago was making america great again will mean all of the potholes on our roads will be filled in. By that metric, I think we can all agree that Trump was a dismal failure...

At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be totally obvious, but for the sake of clarity I will state that this anonymous, is not the same as that anonymous. I have graced this blog comment board on occasion as John.

At 7:58 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

US commandos operate in 22 African nations, making the continent its second-largest military footprint after the Middle East, a new report reveals. Locals and the US public are largely unaware of the extent of US presence there.
When four US military service members were killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, it came as a surprise to many, including even sitting members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who were not aware that US troops were in the African country in the first place.

The under-the-radar deployments of US soldiers to Africa are as prominent as ever, according to South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. Elite special operations forces were present in 22 African nations last year, including in de facto combat missions, the newspaper said.

Taken from an article in ICH. I sure am glad we are bombing countries in Africa as it make my life so much better.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone who is worried about "super spreaders", who is against opening up States like Iowa thought about how the Biden* new border policy will impact quarantining and the spread of CV19?

What are Biden's* plans to quarantine those new soon to be democrat voters for two weeks? Where will he hold them during their quarantine? Cages? Will they be released into your neighborhood, untested, when there is no more room in the Obama built cages? Will they be given masks, and CV19 tests?

Is asking these questions racist? Is this why Xiden/Biden* is telling us this virus could be round for a long time?

Come on SloJoe, what are your plans for America? How are you going to protect us? Do you really not work for us?

At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope Biden* has a plan to end our military actions in Africa. Anyone seen an EO do so?

At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Brady Called “Racist” For Winning Super Bowl During Black History Month

Many Black Lives Matter supporters scolded Brady for having the temerity to win, suggesting he was “racist” for doing so.

Hmmmmm just thinking how Tom Brady has gotten all his rings during black history month. Sum to think about🧐 seems very racist to me🤷🏼‍♂️

— matthew☘️ (@swagdickmatt) February 8, 2021

something about Tom Brady winning the Super Bowl during black history month feels racist pic.twit

I feel like it’s racist that Tom Brady beat Patrick Mahomes during Black history month

— 👾👾👾 (@isaiahjosecruz) February 8, 2021

there's something racist about tom brady… a white man… winning the super bowl every year during BLACK HISTORY MONTH 🤔

— 𝙟𝙖𝙢 ✰ (@jamruntz) February 8, 2021

I hate BLM stupidity.

Tom Brady winning all these Super Bowls during black history month kinda racist

— jenks (@aidencentral) February 8, 2021

Tom Brady surpassed Michael Jordan in number of championships, during Black History Month. Idc that’s gotta be racist.

— 𝐃𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤 (ᴸᵃᵐᵃʳ ᴮᵉᵗᵗᵉʳ ᵀʰᵃⁿ ᴹᵃʰᵒᵐᵉˢ) (@DJGreatness2020) February 8, 2021

At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, in the name of curbing climate change, will cause an enormous amount of CO2 to be released into the atmosphere, according to the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA), because oil from Canada will still travel by diesel-fueled trains and trucks to U.S. refineries at the Gulf.

But the Earl of Ketchup says we only have 11 years to save the planet.

Quinn Weimer

At 11:30 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Wow. Nothing projects like racists and their racism.

At 12:53 AM, Blogger Jerry said...

By the time this pandemic is over it will have killed as many, or more than Lincoln's Civil War. Gods will, be done.
The Senate can do nothing to Trump and it does not matter. What matters is what we can do with a new leader.
As long as the Republicans stay in Trumpland, there will be nothing but malice towards all and charity for none.
As usual, it's left for the people to decide.
I have no clue what young people think of government, but they will be forced to make hard choices and sacrifices after the fucking mess we have left them.

At 6:33 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

There is no "God"
The senate CAN convict trump if they CHOOSE.

Tom Brady never won shit. he's the most overrated player in NFL history. Go figure Clucky would worship a serial CHEATER like his orange hero.

go figure Clucky would obsess on the fact that Brady is held up as the "face of the NFL" by RACIST owners.

At 10:05 AM, Blogger woodenman said...

Morgan Wallen, a country singer said the word nigger while drunk and his album sales shoots up 1200 percent.

You have to admire how the racist of this country stick together.

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Russian energy pipeline that Trump shut down is back in business under Biden. Keystone Pipeline workers and their unions should be furious. You sold out your members, @RichardTrumka.

Keystone shut down.

Nord Stream 2 opened up.

***Joe Biden's America.

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You have to admire how the racist of this country stick together."

Yup, just like the 81 million people who voted for Biden knowing of his racists comments and his V.P. calling him out for sticking with democrat racists.
They must ALL be racist.

Now that's sticking together.

At 2:57 PM, Blogger woodenman said...

Nord Stream 2 opened up.

No shame in posting complete lies.

At 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pipe laying for Nord Stream 2 restarts in Danish waters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The consortium behind the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline has resumed laying pipes in the waters of Denmark, it said on Saturday, despite mounting pressure on the project from Washington.

Woodenman, I accept your apology.

At 9:19 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Only in "murica" can you beat a Capitol cop with an US flag and call yourself a "patriot". How proud the republicuns must be.

At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you be kind enough to quote the words that were "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action" and "likely to incite or produce such action"?


At 10:55 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

"Wow, you guys are really prepared for this..."

Trump's impeachment lawyer

At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wow, you guys are really prepared for this..." Did President Trump say this? NO, he didn't. Wasn't it made by his lawyer?

Would you be kind enough to quote the words that were "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action" and "likely to incite or produce such action"?


At 11:27 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Thanks for the link.


At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you be kind enough to quote the words that were "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action" and "likely to incite or produce such action"?


At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Clearly there are no quotes to be posted. Or they would have gladly posted them.
Give it up, the leftist on this site are never expected to answer questions you might ask.

Like this question, how are President Biden*'s EO's on immigration and border security improving our nation's response to Covid 19?

At 1:56 PM, Blogger TB3 said...

I am sorry you are having computer difficulty, it works perfectly for those who actually go to that website. I will not sift through the publicly available file to appease your self-imposed ignorance or intentional attempt at being obtuse or your bad faith request.

There is literally a trial in the Senate going on at the very moment that I am typing this that would likely demonstrate for you exactly what the Former President has done to warrant such treatment.

Today's theme just happens to be about all the myriad of things the Former President said before, during, and after January 6th. The resources are out there literally unfolding before our eyes this very moment. I believe the American public has been more than adequately invited to observe the proceedings.


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