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Something we'd never say: God is punishing Texas for sending its electoral college votes to him.

Why does our side never say stuff like this? Because that would be stupid beyond all measure, and even the least of us tend to be far more rational and thoughtful than the brightest of the dim bulbs on the other side. It also shows why they seem to succeed beyond expectations. I mean, think about it; how easy would it be to lead a bunch of sheep stupid enough to think that natural disasters, etc., are the retributions of some angry, patriarchal deity.

The thought just occurred to me and I thought I'd share
Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Aug 25, 2017, 10:45 PM (5 replies)

Should the fasces on the wall of the House of Representatives be taken down? I'm torn.

On the one hand it is the original symbol of fascism (not to mention the source of the word itself) and has been embraced by neoNazis as well. The wanna-be soldiers of Vanguard America uses the symbol on their plastic shields during their various circle jerks.

On the other hand, I understand why the founders and subsequent generations embraced the symbol. The American Republic was inspired by the Roman Republic, and the fasces does represent e pluribus unum.

The symbol also appears in many other places, by the way. For years it was on the back of the dime. It is also worked into the chair in the Lincoln Memorial.

Anyway, I know there are much more pressing issues out there. But in light of the current national debate over other public displays in the Capitol building, I couldn't help think about the prominent display of the fasces in the House chamber. Notice how they flank the Speaker's rostrum.

Posted by malchickiwick | Sat Aug 19, 2017, 12:02 PM (7 replies)
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