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Trump asks Melania to smile during today's photo op.
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Volkonski wrote:
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Trump asks Melania to smile during today's photo op.
Is this in Maine?

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Matthew Yglesias
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Apropos of nothing the country still lacks adequate supplies of N95 respirators for people who are in high-risk jobs (meat packing plants, health care providers) but not specifically treating Covid patients.

We could fix this but Trump is bored with the pandemic now.
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Jake Tapper
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that the protesters had to be cleared out "for security purposes" since Trump was "walking over to the church" and they were asked to clear "but refused to do so."

"So obviously, it was a necessary security measure.”
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, Cornyn rejected the notion that they were acting peacefully since they can't "ignore what law enforcement officers are telling them to do for the security of the president or anybody else."
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3/ Cornyn criticized the media and others who are "never going to find any good or any positive development in anything. So you can characterize it the way you want, but obviously the president is free to go where he wants and to hold up a Bible if he wants.”
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neonzx wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Sekrit Stuffs!
GreatGrey wrote:
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Turtle wrote:
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On CNN they are saying this was all because he was upset about the stories of him in the bunker. Very last minute, and the SS didn't know about it until right before. They tried to stop him but he threw a tantrum.
Or... it coulda been this picture that made him choose a church.

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Skimming local news it seems that images of this happening went round the world in no time. The comments are not favourable for the resident of the WH.

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The Aussie view of Trump's "speech" yesterday.


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Anyone seen the bus?
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A note - the St Johns church has a history going back to Abraham Lincoln. I wonder if the organizers of this photo op remembered that.
St. John's Episcopal Church
Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.


When President Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861, St. John's Episcopal Church was well established as "the church of the presidents," thanks to its downtown Washington location and ability to attract famous, influential members. Benjamin Latrobe, the original architect, also designed the White House porticos and worked on the U.S. Capitol. In 1815 he designed the church using a Greek cross plan with equal arms and a cupola. By the time Lincoln arrived, later architects had modified the structure into a Roman cross and added a portico and bell tower. The bell which Lincoln heard was cast by Paul Revere's son in 1822 and still hangs in the gold-domed tower.

The stuccoed brick church remains an historic jewel on Lafayette Square. Located two blocks north of the White House, its doors opened to worship services in October 1816. In December the church vestry offered a free pew to President James Madison, who insisted on paying the annual rent himself. Early parishioners primarily supported the church by purchasing pews and paying rent for them. When Madison chose pew no. 28 (since renumbered 54) he unwittingly started a tradition followed by every American president since -- to worship there regularly or occasionally. Presidential visits already were considered obligatory by Lincoln's time.

President-elect Lincoln first attended services on Sunday, February 24, 1861, the day after arriving in Washington. His wife and sons chose to attend services elsewhere with a family friend. Lincoln accompanied William Seward, his future secretary of state, who steered him into his own pew (no. 1) near the altar, rather than the customary presidential pew. Seward's pew was removed in 1968 to make room for a small chapel. Several years later a visitor tracked it down in the church crawl space, where it had been broken apart.

A contemporary newspaper article revealed that few people in the congregation noticed Seward's visitor or recognized him. The reporter wrote, "Mr. Lincoln was dressed in plain black clothes, with black whiskers and hair well trimmed, and was pronounced by such as recognized him as a different man entirely from the hard-looking pictorial representations seen of him. Some of the ladies say he is almost good looking."

President Lincoln eventually used the presidential pew in morning services, according to Jane Wilkes, who sat three rows behind it. The Wilkes family, members since 1844, donated one of the altar windows. Jane noted that Lincoln would attend with his White House secretary, John Nicolay and assistant John Hay.

Jane's father was Admiral Charles Wilkes, who precipitated an international incident in late 1861. As captain of the U.S.S. San Jacinto, he captured the British mail packet Trent in international waters and removed Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell. Although hailed by the public, the action brought U.S.-British relations to a crisis, which was resolved after some diplomatic maneuvering and release of the prisoners.

President Lincoln did not join St. John's but instead rented a pew for his family at the nearby New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. However, he sometimes attended other services, using a pew in the last row, southwest side (no. 89). The Rev. George Williamson Smith, who served St. John's in 1863-64, recalled seeing Lincoln slip into this pew at evensong or the evening service. Always alone, he left just before the service ended, unnoticed by others in the congregation.

This habit mirrored one which Lincoln developed at the New York Avenue church. There he would listen to the midweek evening prayer service from the pastor's study adjacent to the lecture room to avoid attention. Given the immense pressure he endured in his administration and the constant stream of visitors to the White House, it is little wonder that he sought a quiet refuge.

During most of Lincoln's presidency the rector at St. John's was Dr. Smith Pyne, who assumed the position in 1845. Although this Oxford-educated minister grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, he proved staunchly loyal to the Union cause. His son Charles joined the Union Army in 1861 and was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run. The Lincoln administration called on Dr. Pyne to conduct the White House funeral of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth on May 25, 1861. He also offered the prayer at a flag-raising ceremony on the White House south lawn on June 29, 1861. In 1864 Dr. Pyne petitioned Lincoln on behalf of Admiral Wilkes, who had been court-martialed and suspended from the Navy, writing, "I have long felt myself bound to you both in your official and personal character." Whether in response to this plea or from his friend Orville Browning, who represented Wilkes, Lincoln reduced the suspension several months later.

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neeneko wrote:
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If you want to see how a multi party system works Israel is a prime example. It is ugly.
Yeah. Multi-party systems behave just like two party systems, only with the coalitions handled at a more dramatic level and less stable level.
It doesn't get much more unstable than what we have. Take a look around. If no Party held a majority Trump would have been thrown out on his ear last January, if not before.
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Heard on CNN - Jason Dubois, (I believe), referred to Trump's display yesterday as a "false display of piety". Perfect.
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https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2 ... ite-house/
Attorney General William P. Barr personally ordered law enforcement officials on the ground to extend the perimeter around Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. to push back protesters just before President Trump spoke Monday, a Justice Department official said.
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RTH10260 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:01 pm
neonzx wrote:
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Sekrit Stuffs!
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Or... it coulda been this picture that made him choose a church.

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What's different? Remember those tests? Name as many as you can in 30 seconds.
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Alternative Caption: "Church boards up while Satans spawn plays with a book"
April 4, 1865 Lincoln visits Richmond. See a difference?
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sad-cafe wrote:
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Trump asks Melania to smile during today's photo op.
Is this in Maine?
Not until Friday
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Sen. Susan Collins with a strong rebuke of Trump’s actions last night. “ It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to a church I believe he’s attended only once.”
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Same:


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Kendra wrote:
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Sen. Susan Collins with a strong rebuke of Trump’s actions last night. “ It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to a church I believe he’s attended only once.”
11:33 AM · Jun 2, 2020
Guess who woke up from a self induced coma?

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Atticus Finch wrote:
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Kendra wrote:
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Lauren Fox
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Sen. Susan Collins with a strong rebuke of Trump’s actions last night. “ It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to a church I believe he’s attended only once.”
11:33 AM · Jun 2, 2020
Guess who woke up from a self induced coma?
“Strong rebuke”

But she wasn’t “deeply concerned” that Donnie hadn’t “learnt a lesson” from her unwavering support of him.

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Kendra wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:15 pm
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Sen. Susan Collins with a strong rebuke of Trump’s actions last night. “ It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to a church I believe he’s attended only once.”
11:33 AM · Jun 2, 2020

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Kendra wrote:
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Sen. Susan Collins with a strong rebuke of Trump’s actions last night. “ It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to a church I believe he’s attended only once.”
11:33 AM · Jun 2, 2020
Fuck Susan Collins.

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Patagoniagirl wrote:
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Kendra wrote:
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Sen. Susan Collins with a strong rebuke of Trump’s actions last night. “ It was painful to watch peaceful protestors be subjected to tear gas in order for the President to go across the street to a church I believe he’s attended only once.”
11:33 AM · Jun 2, 2020
Fuck Susan Collins.
Not for all the tea in China.

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It takes talent to have 2 religions call you an asshole on the same day

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/catholic-a ... rinciples/
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, the first African American archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, condemned President Trump's visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. He said the visit "violates our religious principles."

"I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree," Gregory said in a statement. The shrine is operated independently by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic community organization.

"Saint Pope John Paul II was an ardent defender of the rights and dignity of human beings. His legacy bears vivid witness to that truth. He certainly would not condone the use of tear gas and other deterrents to silence, scatter or intimidate them for a photo opportunity in front of a place of worship and peace," Gregory continued.

Gregory's statement came after the president took photos in front of St. John's Episcopal Church on Monday after peaceful protesters had been cleared out from nearby Lafayette Park with tear gas.

Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, who oversees the church and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., criticized Mr. Trump's photo opportunity at St. John's Church without even stopping to pray. She told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that she wasn't informed in advance the president would visit, and called Mr. Trump's photo-op a "symbolic misuse of the most sacred texts of our tradition."
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I like your comment!

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