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Congressman Roy wins most sanctimonious prick of the day award

what a load of shit.

Cancer, border, etc speech

Virginia Foxx is still in Congress? She is proof that gerrymandering protects the worst

candidates.

See also Steve King

"Cinema Paradiso' fans - do you prefer the released 2 hour version or the original long version?

Talk about an alternate ending. Nearly an hour was lopped off of the original.

Is there a more evil villain than the character 'Cheney' in 2018's 'Vice'?

I thought it was fiction until I remembered Cheney is based on actual history.

The Rest of Us Always Knew Churchill Was a Villain

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-02-16/churchill-was-more-villain-than-hero-in-britain-s-colonies?srnd=premium

What Churchill was above all, though, was a committed imperialist -- one determined to preserve the British Empire not just by defeating the Nazis but much else besides. At the start of his career, as a young cavalry officer on the northwest frontier of India, he declared the Pashtuns needed to recognize “the superiority of [the British] race” and that those who resisted would “be killed without quarter.” He wrote happily about how he and his comrades “systematically, village by village, destroyed the houses, filled up the wells, blew down the towers, cut down the great shady trees, burned the crops and broke the reservoirs in punitive devastation. Every tribesman caught was speared or cut down at once.”

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And his principal victims were the Indians -- “a beastly people with a beastly religion,” as he charmingly called us, a “foul race.” Churchill was an appalling racialist, one who could not bring himself to see any people of color as entitled to the same rights as himself. (He “did not admit,” for instance, “that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America, or the black people of Australia … by the fact that a stronger race, a higher grade race, has come in and taken its place.”) He fantasized luridly of having Mahatma Gandhi tied to the ground and trampled upon by elephants.

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It’s important to remember that these weren’t enemies in a war -- Churchill also wanted to “drench the cities of the Ruhr” in poison gas and said of the Japanese, “we shall wipe them out, every one of them, men, women and children” -- but British subjects. Nor can his views be excused as being reflective of their times; his own Secretary of State for War, Leo Amery, confessed that he could see very little difference between Churchill’s attitude and Hitler’s.


History is filled with complexity.

eatZis is a wonderful food market but they didn't make it in my hometown

https://eatzis.com/locations/

of Atlanta.

I miss them so much.

Dallas has the remaining locations.

Anyone been to one?

Senator Cory Booker on TRMS now

I felt it needed a thread since the other Senators running got one.

I like Booker and might well support him.
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