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The Blind Man In The White House (+Great Pic)
The Brussels Journal ^ | 09-09-2011 | Johnny Fincioen

Posted on 09/09/2011 8:53:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

The Blind Man In The White House

From the desk of Johnny Fincioen on Fri, 2011-09-09 20:56

Photo: Vice President Joe Biden appears to temporarily lose his mind during President Obama's jobs speech on 9-8-11. This is not an altered photo, but a well-timed freeze-frame from a video recording made by Russ Allison Loar.

Obama lost his way. He is drowning in economic problems: unemployment doesn’t fall, au contraire; the economy is in a virtual standstill; the Government debt reaches dangerous heights; the yearly deficits are just plain immoral, and the dollar is weak. He still believes it’s the government’s task to create jobs by pumping borrowed money into the economy. The friendly explanation is he has no clue how a free market economy works. The more stringent view is he hates the free market and wants to destroy it. Today, people are not any more afraid to ask: Why does he repeat the same failed policies over and over again?

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His reactionary collectivist ideology blinds him. He is unable to backtrack on his previous decisions. He believes his revolutionary changes (ObamaCare; the nationalization of the car industry, of the student loans, of the mortgage loans; his vast extension of the union’s power; his mammoth expansion of regulations on everything that moves or grows) as essential to his policy, as the defining factor of his presidency. Very probably he believes the next points are proof of his success:

 

  1. 47% of the population depends of government handouts in one form or in another,
  2. only 49% of the people pay income taxes,

  3. 3% of the citizens pay over 50% of the income tax,
  4. the component in GDP of the Federal Government grew from 20% to over 25% under his watch.

Yesterday Thursday September 8th, he read again from his teleprompter his plans to revive the American economy. It was ‘all show and no substance’. This was the reason why he insisted to have his reading exercise in front of Congress, on the highest political platform of the USA. Such shows are normally limited to once a year.

His proposals are only a déjà-vu of his old tricks, which don’t help the country forward, but paralyze the economy. He said nothing we haven’t heard before. Obama wants to borrow another 400 billion from the Chinese (?), and spend it on infrastructure. Although, the previous trillion spent on such stimulus had a negative impact on the economy and on employment. He wants to prolong again unemployment benefits. Pay money to people because they are without a job is considered the ‘best’ stimulus for the economy by the Democrats. But, they are afraid to use that ‘stimulus’ word again. Today the word provokes laughter at the Obama policies. Obama wants to give again many billions to the States so they can pay their unionized bureaucrats and keep them on the job. Which States really need this money? The States that are lead by Democrats to bankruptcy, for example my own home State of California.

But wait, Obama will only next week tell us how he will pay for all the new expenses. Why didn’t he tell us yesterday? We know what to expect: higher taxes and phantom savings over the next 10 years. This will never pass the Republican House.

However, he also offered some positive measures. The government will pay its vendors sooner (no kidding); the taxes on wages will be halved; businesses get a tax credit for every veteran hired, etc. The problem is, Obama packs everything together in one ‘all or nothing’ deal.  This proves Obama’s aim with this speech was pure politics: corner the Republicans, and blame them for the lack of jobs.

Obama accuses Congress for all economic problems, but he is silent about his absolute majority he enjoyed in both chambers of Congress for over one year, and about the control over both chambers he had for the first two years of his Presidency.  The Republican majority in the House is only 8 months young. Obama was able to push through Congress all the laws he wanted for two long years. He used this advantage to the fullest extent, even against the voiced opposition of the American population.

For almost three years he sits on the trade agreements between the US and Columbia, South Korea and Panama. He refused to introduce them in Congress for a vote. Last night he presented the situation as if it’s Congress fault these agreements were not ratified. 

As a first reaction the Republicans said to welcome negotiations on Obama’s proposals to boost the economy, and lower the unemployment.

The recent poll by NBC/WSJ shows only 42% of the Americans consider Obama a strong leader. That’s almost 40% less than at the time he became President. Obama is finished as a President. He will NOT be reelected. The majority of the Americans have stuck a needle in his balloon. Most Americans believe Obama is a nice guy, but totally not up to the task to be President.

Confront Obama’s ideas with the proposals of the different Republican candidates for the Presidency in their TV debate the night before Obama’s speech. All of them focus on the growth of the economy, by which unemployment should fall fast, and by which government’s income should rise faster. All candidates agree on the strategy. We see only differences in tactics, in personality, and in how fast and how far they would go implementing their policies.

Some examples.

  1. Radical and meaningful cuts in business income tax: from 39% now to 25%, or to 9%, or even to 0%. The same drastic tax cuts would be offered to private citizens. To balance this measure, all exceptions and loopholes would be abolished. For example: mortgage deductions, child deductions, all subsidies to businesses and to green energy schemes. All candidates pledged not to raise taxes.
  2. Cheap in the US produced energy for all. Energy is the motor of the economy. The purpose is to create a renaissance of manufacturing in the USA. The Republican proposal: remove all impediments and regulations that interfere with the mining, exploitation and use of the enormous US reserves of oil, natural gas and coal.
  3. Fast dismantling of the government and its power over citizens and business. The government IS the problem. The slice of GDP produced by the government must be pushed back under 20%. The suffocating ObamaCare will be repealed immediately, as will most of the new regulations on the financial institutions. All new preferences and extensions of Union power will be annulled. Departments, as for example the Department of Education will be closed, and their tasks delegated to the individual States. Healthcare will be exposed to the free market. Tort reform to lower doctor’s insurance premiums and to make the loser pay the attorney’s costs of the winner.
  4. Responsibility of the individual. People will be permitted to save money in a tax-free account to pay for future health costs. Patients would be free to choose the doctor they want, or the remedy they prefer. Parents would get vouchers and be able to send their kids to the school of their choice: public or private.
  5. Reform today’s Social Security paying the pensions of the retirees. Candidate Perry labeled the actual system a ‘Ponzi Scheme’. With reason. The new members, the young workers of today, pay into the system. Their money is used to pay the earlier registrars, the retirees. The young will never see their money back, because the number of new entrants in the system is dramatically shrinking while those who get the money now live longer. One proposal: the young will be able to invest up to 10% of their income tax free in special accounts. 
  6. Medicare, the nationalized health system for the elderly pays doctors a defined amount for every procedure and drug. This means the patient has absolutely no idea how much the cure costs, and doesn’t care. This system would be replaced by giving every body a voucher to buy on the free market the health insurance of his or her choice.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blind; jobs; obama; speech
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I could not resist the photo.
1 posted on 09/09/2011 8:53:19 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

That’s hilarious!


2 posted on 09/09/2011 8:54:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Texas Fossil
I've seen that expression before...


3 posted on 09/09/2011 8:56:11 PM PDT by null and void (Day 962 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Texas Fossil

looks demonic.

we read in Psalms and Proverbs everyday about these people.


4 posted on 09/09/2011 8:57:47 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Texas Fossil

You know, that photo is of both the sitting POTUS and VPOTUS.

God is trying to tell us something.

I thought for a moment I was looking at the blind sheikh.


5 posted on 09/09/2011 8:59:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Texas Fossil

words absolutely fail...

Lunatics


6 posted on 09/09/2011 9:02:07 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Great construction; article is most appreciated and thoughtfully worded.
The picture is positively reptilian.

The little fellows who inhabit some show themselves on occasion.


7 posted on 09/09/2011 9:04:24 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Gene Eric; combat_boots; ken21; null and void

Glad you approve of my post. It is incredible that the photo is not edited, only cut from a video.

God help the U.S.

We the People are not like this. With God’s leadership we can overcome them.


8 posted on 09/09/2011 9:05:03 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I still can’t get over the facial expression of Biden. The lights are on, but I am not sure anyone is home.


9 posted on 09/09/2011 9:09:24 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: One Name; combat_boots; ken21; null and void; Gene Eric; Newtoidaho

Can you imagine a caption contest on this pic?

They are already almost cartoonish.


10 posted on 09/09/2011 9:12:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: CSI007

Biden is a total clown.


11 posted on 09/09/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: CSI007

Biden is the number 2 guy.
He polled 3% with his own party when he ran for president, so even the marxist party thinks he a loony.
So I guess any retard can become vp.

and he is the number 2 guy. were screwed.


12 posted on 09/09/2011 9:14:47 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Texas resident

They chose Biden because he was NO threat to Zero. Hillary would have been a totally different picture.


13 posted on 09/09/2011 9:17:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
He reminds me of Clayton Bigsby the black white supremacist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wITchV88Gjk&feature=related
14 posted on 09/09/2011 9:21:28 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Texas Fossil

he was doing that all during obama’s speech. he looked like Giuliani’s kid at Guliani’s 1st inauguration.


15 posted on 09/09/2011 9:22:37 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama..."Fredo-Smart")
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To: FrdmLvr

Had never heard of Clayton. I was surprised.


16 posted on 09/09/2011 9:27:04 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: stylin19a

That photo “captures the moment”. hee hee hee


17 posted on 09/09/2011 9:28:31 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Oh - that’s good!

Photoshop Forevah!


18 posted on 09/09/2011 9:31:50 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: Texas Fossil

Obama and Biden scare me in this pic, but Boehner makes me laugh because for once he looks pretty normal! (I don’t hate Boehner he’s just not usually very photogenic.)


19 posted on 09/09/2011 9:32:01 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: libertarian27

no it is not photo shopped. Simply a frame cut from the video feed.


20 posted on 09/09/2011 9:53:11 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

The photo is great!


21 posted on 09/09/2011 9:55:43 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: MacMattico

Biden is the court jester.

Obozo is so full of himself that like Slick Willie, he loves to hear the sound of his own voice. But he is much more dangerous than Slick Willie.


22 posted on 09/09/2011 9:57:09 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: MacMattico

Boehner looked as if he was working hard to maintain his composure throughout the entire speech.

I bet he chewed the inside of his cheek raw in an effort to avoid breaking out in laughter every time Obama chanted “Pass it now!”


23 posted on 09/09/2011 9:59:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: Texas Fossil
Vice President Joe Biden appears to temporarily lose his mind....

That's his permanent state. The news would be if Clueless Joe were to temporarily find a mind.

24 posted on 09/09/2011 10:05:00 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Texas Fossil

Gotta save this!


25 posted on 09/09/2011 10:08:25 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of American Decline)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yep. Obama figured he’d survive a Biden VP. Not so much a Hillary! VP.


26 posted on 09/09/2011 10:10:43 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Iron Munro

Remember, Boehner had Henry Juszkiewicz the CEO for Gibson Guitar as his guest at this event. The one the Justice Department raided twice over imported “rose wood” and foreign law compliance.

No charges were brought, but it was pure harassment.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=46046


27 posted on 09/09/2011 10:17:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

That’s too rich. I don’t beleive this is not altered. I wanna see the vid.


28 posted on 09/09/2011 10:18:43 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: Texas Fossil

bflr


29 posted on 09/09/2011 11:39:32 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Texas Fossil
Joe, try to look intelligent

A naked Emperor is always good for a few laughs.

30 posted on 09/09/2011 11:39:50 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Texas Fossil

The “THREE STOOGES LIVE”.


31 posted on 09/10/2011 12:03:39 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Texas Fossil
“They chose Biden because he was NO threat to Zero. Hillary would have been a totally different picture”

Personally I think Biden was chosen as a security measure for “Zero's” health. If anything were to “HAPPEN” to “Zero” then Biden would be our leader and who would want that? Not even Al-Qaida.

32 posted on 09/10/2011 12:18:36 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Texas Fossil
“They chose Biden because he was NO threat to Zero. Hillary would have been a totally different picture”

Personally I think Biden was chosen as a security measure for “Zero's” health. If anything were to “HAPPEN” to “Zero” then Biden would be our leader and who would want that? Not even Al-Qaida.

33 posted on 09/10/2011 12:20:43 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Texas Fossil

Guess what....

Obama is NOT the problem.

Our problem is those Americans who voted for him.

What are we going to do about them because unless we deal with the real problem, Obama gets re-elected.


34 posted on 09/10/2011 12:23:50 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: veritas2002

>Obama is NOT the problem.

Our problem is those Americans who voted for him.

What are we going to do about them because unless we deal with the real problem, Obama gets re-elected.<

Agree wholeheartedly.


35 posted on 09/10/2011 12:45:20 AM PDT by Califreak (Degenerate the faithful with that crazy casbah sound)
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To: Texas Fossil

The demon infestation is complete. There simply isn’t room for more. And you just know they’ve wedged themselves in like illegals packed into a delivery truck.

America is living on borrowed time. :(


36 posted on 09/10/2011 12:52:39 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
...I thought that too, and for some odd reason I was compelled to read the posts before I commented...

...There is a piece of a recording, a Boehner and Biden exchange joking about being one of the enemy. They're all the same. We're being played by the scum in the WH and in the Congress...

37 posted on 09/10/2011 1:03:05 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: Hunton Peck

Biden is the poster boy for “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”.


38 posted on 09/10/2011 1:05:41 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: fella
Personally, I would have preferred Biden over Barry.

At least Biden, through a litany "gaffes", would inadvertently wind up telling the truth; - and even his pals at MSNBC couldn't cover for him there.

39 posted on 09/10/2011 1:23:06 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: One Name

You sound exactly like one of my Irish great-grandmothers (an incredibly wise woman).


40 posted on 09/10/2011 1:42:17 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Texas Fossil

“Biden is a total clown.”

He knew he was at the circus watching the clown in chief making a fool of himself and us-—again. I guess biden could have done the “rabbit ears” thing behind hussein to complete his act.


41 posted on 09/10/2011 3:13:33 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Texas Fossil

I have always wondered why Biden was chosen as the VEEP. I remember the morning it was announced, and couldn’t believe it...laughed about it and thought (foolishly, I might add), that there was no way Obama would win, especially with the clown Biden at his side. Boy, was I ever wrong! I’ve always thought of Biden as a two-bit, good for nothing, lying, deceitful clown...still do. Biden = a joke of the highest order!


42 posted on 09/10/2011 4:11:03 AM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Texas Fossil

Looks like Joe is filling up his Depends... and loving it!


43 posted on 09/10/2011 4:22:06 AM PDT by Shqipo (I'm in a reckless and smarmy mood these days. Help!!)
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To: WSGilcrest
I wanna see the vid.

I wanna see it too. Comment from the page at the link: "Post the video... I have people calling bullshit and need to shut them up"

44 posted on 09/10/2011 4:41:25 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: combat_boots

Whoa. You are exactly right.


45 posted on 09/10/2011 4:56:38 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Texas Fossil
This picture just begs for PhotoShop....but I don't have it....Barry and Slow-Joe.

46 posted on 09/10/2011 4:57:41 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Texas Fossil

As they say, only a heartbeat away.

47 posted on 09/10/2011 5:15:18 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SERKIT

“Photo Shop, I don’t have it.”

Try Gimp, it is open source and free. For most things it is an excellent substitute for Photo Shop.

For 5-1/2 years I ran a catalog department and printed a 3,000 page catalog for a distributor and did their website images for 37,000 items. I had Creative Suite, but quit using Photo Shop or Illustrator. My default was Gimp.

Here is where you can download Gimp for Windows. (I use Linux)

http://www.gimp.org/windows/

The only problem you might have is integrating Ghostscript with Gimp. (for handling .pdfs directly) I did that on my last Windows computer but would have to do a little searching for that.

If you want to batch process a lot of image conversions ImageMagick is an amazing open source command line image processing app.

All of these are pretty standard Linux image manipulation programs.


48 posted on 09/10/2011 5:54:06 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: BobP

Thank you sir for the vid link.


49 posted on 09/10/2011 5:56:45 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: gargoyle

I have some regret about posting the tag on the title about the pic. It got the attention needed and deserved, but the article was spot on and more important than the humorous pic.


50 posted on 09/10/2011 6:00:32 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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