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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:35 AM

When the British stormed the US Capitol in 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison ordered workers to save..

When the British stormed the US Capitol in 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison ordered workers to save a painting of George Washington before fleeing.

“Under no circumstances allow it to fall into the hands of the British,” she said.

Pretty amazing how history can echo like that



Here are the women - Senate aides - who had the presence of mind and courage to transport and keep safe the electoral votes before fleeing the Senate. There will always be villains.
There will always be heroes.




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Reply When the British stormed the US Capitol in 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison ordered workers to save.. (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 7 OP
cally Jan 7 #1
lagomorph777 Jan 7 #9
Chin music Jan 7 #2
bdamomma Jan 7 #28
Arne Jan 7 #3
Harker Jan 7 #8
BobTheSubgenius Jan 7 #33
Harker Jan 7 #36
dubyadiprecession Jan 7 #4
Irish_Dem Jan 7 #5
central scrutinizer Jan 7 #6
Irish_Dem Jan 7 #7
HariSeldon Jan 7 #11
Stinky The Clown Jan 7 #12
COL Mustard Jan 7 #15
VWolf Jan 7 #10
sandensea Jan 7 #16
VWolf Jan 7 #17
sandensea Jan 7 #21
ewagner Jan 7 #19
lunatica Jan 7 #37
COL Mustard Jan 7 #13
malaise Jan 7 #14
Dream Girl Jan 7 #18
sarchasm Jan 7 #20
TygrBright Jan 7 #22
samnsara Jan 7 #23
hadEnuf Jan 7 #25
gademocrat7 Jan 7 #24
twodogsbarking Jan 7 #26
hadEnuf Jan 7 #27
obamanut2012 Jan 7 #29
Politicub Jan 7 #30
orangecrush Jan 7 #31
elleng Jan 7 #32
marble falls Jan 7 #34
ffr Jan 7 #35
BobTheSubgenius Jan 7 #38
mopinko Jan 8 #39

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:37 AM

1. Finally shed a tear

Heroes

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Response to cally (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:14 AM

9. I agree they are heroes. Honestly, I hope we can't ID them from the photos.

For their safety.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:29 PM

28. +10000

nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:42 AM

3. This is another picture for the history books. n/t

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Response to Arne (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:08 AM

8. Better than the traitor with his feet on Speaker Pelosi's desk.

I expect that'll be an icon for some.

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Response to Harker (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 01:01 PM

33. Exactly what I said at the time.

He's probably happy to do some jail time in exchange for the notoriety.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 01:36 PM

36. Afraid so. He'll be a certified he-ro for that stunt.

I'll be looking into likely sentencing for his having stolen the Speaker's governmental correspondence.

I hope he maxes out.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:46 AM

4. They don't have a fireproof safe in the capital building?

Does everything have to be an afterthought in Washington?
This is the DU member formerly known as dubyadiprecession.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:46 AM

5. They need to receive some sort of medal, some recognition for their bravery.

Looks like staff have another box behind them in line.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:50 AM

6. Thread from yesterday with another pic

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 10:53 AM

7. Many thanks! Wow. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:17 AM

11. THIS is what the Medal of Freedom is for

And I think all four of those women deserve it.

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Response to HariSeldon (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:19 AM

12. You are exactly right!

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:22 AM

15. President Biden Should Award Them

The Presidential Medal Of Freedom for their actions yesterday. They might literally have saved the day.

Make the Presidential Medal of Freedom mean something again!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:14 AM

10. As a man, I must ask ...

Why is it that the women of this country always seem to be the ones who save us?

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Response to VWolf (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:22 AM

16. The male ego?

I might just be speaking for myself - but you know how hard it can be for guys to admit they were wrong, even on trivial matters.

Of course, most of us learn to put those feelings aside sooner or later - but not most Republicans, it seems.

And least of all, these radicalized Chumpkin types.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:28 AM

17. I was being rhetorical, but there is a world of truth in your response. Thank you. n/t

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Response to VWolf (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:42 AM

21. You're welcome

It is what it is.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:37 AM

19. WHAT. THE. HELL!? n/t

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Response to VWolf (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 01:42 PM

37. My son used to say that women should run the country

That if you wanted something fixed just ask a woman to do it.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:20 AM

13. Imagine The Chaos If The Original Electoral Votes

Had been taken, and destroyed or even altered.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:22 AM

14. Beautiful

Rec

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:32 AM

18. Iconic

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:38 AM

20. ... the terrorists were looking for something.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:51 AM

22. Oh, geez... dunno why but yeah... this one brought tears. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:56 AM

23. they should get the medal of freedom however trump has shit on that too

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Response to samnsara (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:24 PM

25. It would be a great start in rehabilitating the Medal of Freedom though.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:07 PM

24. These Senate aides are courageous women

who put their country above all else.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:25 PM

26. They are my type

and I thank them.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:27 PM

27. Some of them look so young.

However we sometimes forget that heroes like them are often young.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:30 PM

29. This makes me want to cry

Those brave, patriotic young women. I hope Biden recognizes them at his SOTU.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:41 PM

30. These courageous women will go down in history.

They saved what the seditionists were trying to destroy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:52 PM

31. *CHILLS*

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:53 PM

32. Tears here too!

THANK you and THEM!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 01:06 PM

34. Great posts when put together. Thanks. Just makes my day. Why I look to vote for Democratic ...

... women candidates first.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 01:20 PM

35. It gives me chills that democrats knew what to do

PATRIOTS!!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 11:32 PM

38. In virtually every crisis, people who you would not only not expect...

...but people who you have never heard of, rise to the occasion, no matter how fraught that occasion may be. Heroic figures step out of the shadows and are bathed in the light of their actions, against the odds.

Amazing moments.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 08:49 AM

39. then she ran back into the building herself to rescue her macaw.

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