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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/28/2018 08:21 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/28/2018 08:21 AM
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President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Honor of Memorial Day

Gettysburg, PA...While it was delivered 5 years before our country officially started celebrated Decoration Day which became Memorial Day. The Gettysburg Address remains one of the most eloquent of tributes to those who gave their all that we might be free.

The "Bliss Copy" of his address

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

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Posted on: 2018-05-28 10:01:45   By: Anonymous
It's a great speech. Lincoln had a way with words but also an ability to convey an inspiring message with those words.

What a sad thing that the current president commands neither the brilliant words nor the noble message in his speeches.

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Posted on: 2018-05-28 12:01:27   By: Anonymous
Sometimes words and how you deliver them can be left up to those that are gifted I that way, I have to say Barry had a silver tongue but was the worst Preident of my lifetime, could talk but didn't know a hubcap from a lug wrench, now we have a president that isn't a good speaker, but sure knows how to get things done, and so quickly the poor Snowflakes don't know how to keep up, or as they used to say s---- or go blind!

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    Posted on: 2018-05-28 12:21:35   By: Anonymous
    The whining snowflake is Trump himself. Nearly every tweet is a whine about how unfair everyone is to him. You'd think they were pulling his fingernails out rather than simply indicting members of his campaign. If you don't want your guys indicted, then don't collude with Russia and lie about it to the FBI.

    I can't imagine what you think Trump has done to make America great. The economy is on a straight line improvement from the last 7 years of the Obama presidency, so if any president deserves credit it would be Obama. The tax bill helped average Americans only a tiny amount and added more than a $ trillion to the debt. Foreign relations are a mess and the US can no longer be respected as a country that keeps its word. Pulling out of TPP gave China full leadership in Asia. Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord puts the US on the wrong side of history but actually changed virtually nothing. Pulling out of the Iran deal puts us at odds with our European allies as well as Russia and China, and it might put Iran back on track to build a nuclear bomb. And Trump's overall behavior has been coarse and juvenile. Never in my lifetime have we had a president who so failed to uphold the dignity of the office. And the constant lying to the American people is unprecedented - ever.

    So tell us: What exactly do you think Trump has done that deserves praise?

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      Re: What exactly do you think Trump has done that deserves praise?
      Posted on: 2018-05-28 12:56:47   By: Anonymous
      He can fit 14 hard boiled eggs in his mouth at once.

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      Re: Making America GREAT Again!
      Posted on: 2018-05-28 13:01:57   By: Anonymous
      What exactly do you think Trump has done that deserves praise?
      Don't you keep up with real news?
      Here is just a few of President Trumps 2017 accomplishments; as noted by The Washington Examiner

      Below are the 12 categories and 81 wins cited by the White House.

      Jobs and the economy
      Passage of the tax reform bill providing $5.5 billion in cuts and repealing the Obamacare mandate.
      Increase of the GDP above 3 percent.
      Creation of 1.7 million new jobs, cutting unemployment to 4.1 percent.
      Saw the Dow Jones reach record highs.
      A rebound in economic confidence to a 17-year high.
      A new executive order to boost apprenticeships.
      A move to boost computer sciences in Education Department programs.
      Prioritizing women-owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans.

      Killing job-stifling regulations
      Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates. He beat that big and cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
      Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.
      Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.
      Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.
      Eliminated an Obama rule on streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.

      Fair trade
      Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
      Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.
      Worked to bring companies back to the U.S., and companies like Toyota, Mazda, Broadcom Limited, and Foxconn announced plans to open U.S. plants.
      Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.
      Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
      Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.

      Boosting U.S. energy dominance
      The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling.
      Trump traveled the world to promote the sale and use of U.S. energy.
      Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.
      Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
      EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.

      Protecting the U.S. homeland
      Laid out new principles for reforming immigration and announced plan to end "chain migration," which lets one legal immigrant to bring in dozens of family members.
      Made progress to build the border wall with Mexico.
      Ended the Obama-era “catch and release” of illegal immigrants.
      Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.
      Doubled the number of counties participating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement charged with deporting illegals.
      Removed 36 percent more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.
      Started the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
      Ditto for other amnesty programs like Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.
      Cracking down on some 300 sanctuary cities that defy ICE but still get federal dollars.
      Added some 100 new immigration judges.

      Protecting communities
      Justice announced grants of $98 million to fund 802 new cops.
      Justice worked with Central American nations to arrest and charge 4,000 MS-13 members.
      Homeland rounded up nearly 800 MS-13 members, an 83 percent one-year increase.
      Signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.
      Attorney General Jeff Sessions created new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.

      Trump has nominated 73 federal judges and won his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
      Ordered ethical standards including a lobbying ban.
      Called for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch.
      Ordered an overhaul to modernize the digital government.
      Called for a full audit of the Pentagon and its spending.

      Combatting opioids
      First, the president declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids.
      His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are underreported by as much as 24 percent.
      The Department of Health and Human Services laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis.
      Justice announced it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.
      Justice started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.
      The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.
      On National Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.

      Protecting life
      In his first week, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that blocks some $9 billion in foreign aid being used for abortions.
      Worked with Congress on a bill overturning an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.
      Published guidance to block Obamacare money from supporting abortion.

      Helping veterans
      Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
      Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
      Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.
      Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
      Created a VA hotline.
      Had the VA launch an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
      With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.

      Promoting peace through strength
      Directed the rebuilding of the military and ordered a new national strategy and nuclear posture review.
      Worked to increase defense spending.
      Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.
      Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.
      Elevated U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
      Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.
      Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border and anti-terrorism security.
      Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
      Pushed for strong action against global outlaw North Korea and its development of nuclear weapons.
      Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.
      NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.
      Approved a new Iran strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.
      Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.
      Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better and warned of future strikes if they were used.
      Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.

      Restoring confidence in and respect for America
      Trump won the release of Americans held abroad, often using his personal relationships with world leaders.
      Made good on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
      Conducted a historic 12-day trip through Asia, winning new cooperative deals. On the trip, he attended three regional summits to promote American interests.
      He traveled to the Middle East and Europe to build new relationships with leaders.
      Traveled to Poland and on to Germany for the G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs.

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      Posted on: 2018-05-29 11:29:41   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2018-05-28 13:00:27   By: Anonymous
    Barry had a magnesium spleen.

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Posted on: 2018-05-28 12:25:04   By: Anonymous

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