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Profiles in Courage Award, multiple winners well deserved!

As the Profile in Courage Award Committee reviewed nominations, one theme was clear: public servants who stood up to defend democracy. Today, we are proud to share that for the first time ever, the Profile in Courage Award will honor five individuals—President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, U.S. Representative Liz Cheney, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Arizona Representative Russell “Rusty” Bowers, and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss—each chosen for their courage to protect and defend democracy in the United States and abroad.

More on this years winners, or earners as they earned the award through their actions.


https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/profile-in-courage-award/award-recipients/defending-democracy-2022


Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Apr 21, 2022, 09:11 AM (1 replies)

Speaker has announced she has Covid and is quarantining.

Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Apr 7, 2022, 11:15 AM (2 replies)

Go team 5. Jeopardy.

The 4 in a row winner Maureen O'Neil is great. Pub trivia knowledge. Destroyed the sports category and is an assassin in final jeopardy. Goofy, silly but fun to watch.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Mar 10, 2022, 09:02 PM (5 replies)

Now, right now is Putin's chance.

When the sun come up, Claim victory and go home. Tell the Russian people that Russian troops have eliminated the Nazis, Removed the drug dealers, set Ukraine back on the strait and narrow. Solved all the Russian problems and now it is time to go home.

Now is his chance to claim victory and go home.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sat Feb 26, 2022, 06:50 PM (8 replies)

Congresswoman Kaptur on Lawrence ODonnell was great.

She took pride in selling President Biden's accomplishments. She is the longest serving female Member currently serving in Congress. She has seen a lot, and is impressed with, and proud to work with this Administration and the good it does. Hopefully other Democrats will go out and sell the package and the Administrations hard work.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Fri Feb 18, 2022, 12:01 AM (0 replies)

Very strong quote on legitimate political discourse

Jennifer Mercieca has hit the nail on the head. The second paragraph says it all!

https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/Leveraging-big-ideas/what-is-legitimate-political-discourse-and-does-it-include-the-jan-6-attack-on-the-capitol


I don’t know who she is, but wow, she hit the fucking nail right on the head.


The Republican National Committee would like Americans to focus on the peaceful protesters who gathered on Jan. 6, 2021, to hear President Donald Trump’s speech at the Ellipse – and ignore the violence at the Capitol.

If we look at the Ellipse, we see a vibrant, and legitimate, political protest with signs, chants and speeches. If we look at the Capitol, by contrast, we see illegitimate political violence, including people using bear spray, erecting a hangman’s noose and assaulting others.

The link between them was Trump’s speech. He used a particular combination of rhetorical strategies, calling for a plague to be removed so that the nation could be pure again; threatening force; and claiming that his group was good, strong, pure and sure of victory. He also made claims of victimhood, of having had something stolen from him and his supporters. This specific combination of rhetorical strategies has traditionally been used to motivate a nation for war
Posted by bottomofthehill | Fri Feb 11, 2022, 02:10 AM (5 replies)

Confusion over former VP Pence comments yesterday

I have to admit, I have only seen clips and not the whole speech, but some people seem to think it heroic that Mike Pence is stating that he did not have the power to overturn the election. He seems to still hold to the big lie though. He does not say I can’t overturn because we lost by 7 million votes and a landslide (trumps terms) in the electoral college, he just says the constitution does not let him overturn the election.

No profile in courage is he, the double talking, no good fucktard. You lost the election, any comments on the electoral college vote count and or 1/6 have to start with “ we tried to steal an election and got caught”. Enough with the “Big Lie” bullshit. You tried to steal an election and got caught. Now in an attempt to not be prosecuted based on the investigation, you start to backpeddle.

Step up, be the man “mother” thinks you are, admit the truth and let the chips fall where they may.

My take away big take away is enough of the big lie, call it what it is, the attempted theft of an election and the attempted end of American Democracy.

Posted by bottomofthehill | Sat Feb 5, 2022, 10:35 AM (11 replies)

Too bad, So Sad, fuck Aaron Rodgers

Stick a fork in Green Bay.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Jan 23, 2022, 12:10 AM (9 replies)

For those who are still questioning the police suicides related to 1/6

I would ask you to read this from the USA Today. Howie’s wife has some valid points. His death was caused by the insurrection and its aftermath. His death may not have been at the Capitol, but it was caused by his work that day and the immediate days after.

He had a good life, beautiful wife and a lot to look forward to. There was a lot of trauma that day. A lot of trauma

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2022/01/06/capitol-police-husband-suicide-jan-6/9103100002/?gnt-cfr=1
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Jan 16, 2022, 08:05 PM (10 replies)

I just see selfish people.

After a long week of work, I went to Wegmans today to get food, prescriptions and a couple bottles of wine. I am in Northern Virginia and the great majority of rhe people were masked. Some N-95, Some KN-95, some surgical, some athletic, some designer, some old school cloth but most people are doing something to protect themselves and others.

And then there were the others, no masks, carts overflowing not giving two shits about protecting others, themselves or their families. I don’t know this for a fact, but I look at them and see the fake Christian preppies who could care less about their brothers and sisters and even less for the least among us.

It is simple, they are selfish fucktards. We tend to overcomplicate things, they are selfish fucktards.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sat Jan 15, 2022, 04:48 PM (34 replies)
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