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"So the alien said to me with tears in his eye, 'Sir, you are the best leader in the universe.'"

Liz Uihlein doubled down on right wing talking points on the Uline company website:

IS AMERICA IN DECLINE?

Remarks by Russia's Vladimir Putin and the
actions of China's President Xi Jinping
indicate that they think America is on
the decline.

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Where is the U.S. in all this? I started asking people if they think America is on the decline. The expressions on their faces indicate the answer before they speak.

Drugs – I spoke with a restaurant owner in Colorado who said he'd have no employees if he started drug testing. At Uline, so many of our employees in the warehouse operate equipment that goes over 30 feet high. There is no way they could be under the influence of drugs.

Police – Protesters across the country want to defund the police as homicides and violent crimes soar. In Chicago, the city saw 336 homicides through June of this year, 33% more than at the same time in 2020.

Education – Kids seem to take some of the weirdest named courses today, far removed from hardcore writing and critical thinking, in my opinion. It's no wonder our children do so poorly in these basic skills.

Government Spending – Americans are a creative, feisty bunch, who I believe basically like to work. Excessive government benefits are discouraging our work ethic. As I write this, Uline has over 500 jobs available across North America.

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The country has been through
worse and emerged stronger.
We need to reverse course on
some of this stuff quickly.

https://www.uline.com/Corporate/About_President

Ironically, one of Trump's superfans was killed in a wreck because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

Just finished reading Michael Bender's book. He followed some of Trump's Front Row Joes throughout and one of the leaders was killed in a wreck on the way home from a Trump rally. Killed when he was ejected from the vehicle.


Passionate 'Front Row Joe' Trump supporter dies in highway crash near St. Peter

Source: Star Tribune

A southwestern Minnesota man whose passionate support for President Donald Trump took him to dozens of political events around the country and recently to the White House was killed in a highway crash while returning from a political celebration in Florida.

Randal J. Thom, 60, of Lakefield died in a collision shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday on Hwy. 169 north of St. Peter, the State Patrol said. Thom was driving his minivan south and hit a pickup truck that also was heading south, the patrol said.

Evidence of recent alcohol use by Thom was detected at the scene, according to the patrol. Thom was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol added.

The other driver, James A. Mollenhauer, 67, of nearby Le Sueur, survived his injuries and was taken to a Mankato hospital.

https://www.startribune.com/passionate-front-row-joe-trump-supporter-dies-in-highway-crash-near-st-peter/572804072/




According to Bender the "evidence of recent alcohol use" was numerous unopened cans of beer in the wreckage. Thom's FRJ buddies think they were just what was left in his cooler as he drove home.

I'm in Collin County, Ken. Soon we'll see YOU in court.

Ken Paxton's criminal case can be heard in his hometown of Collin County, after appeals court refuses to reconsider

Author: JAMES BARRAGÁN
Published: 10:27 AM CDT September 9, 2021
Updated: 11:15 AM CDT September 9, 2021

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE -- Attorney General Ken Paxton's securities fraud case back to tried in his home county in North Texas, an appeals court affirmed Thursday when it denied the prosecution's plea to reconsider the decision.

The 1st Court of Appeals in Houston denied a motion by prosecutors to hold a hearing of the full nine-justice court to review the decision made by a three-justice panel of the court in May to move the case from Harris County back to Collin County, where Paxton lives. The order avoids further delays in the six-year-old criminal case against the sitting attorney general and returns the case to what is seen as a friendlier venue to the two-term Republican incumbent.

https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/texas/ken-paxton-criminal-case-can-be-heard-collin-county-appeals-court-refuses-reconsider/287-994a740d-d578-4fb9-a7c9-2836f25bcd10

I've been keeping an eye on the numbers for Brazos County, where Texas A&M is,

ever since someone posted a video from Saturday’s game. Packed stadium, some singalong where they link up with arms over the shoulders of the people on each side and sway back and forth. Hope that song was worth a trip to the hospital.

That's screaming out for some Foghorn Leghorn.

Hit the road, hacks, and don't you come back no more, no more

Hit the road, hacks, and don’t you come back no more.

A good Daily Kos story on this: When the Religious Right was pro-choice

The Southern Baptist Convention’s president at the time of the Roe ruling, Dallas First Baptist Church preacher W. A. Criswell, celebrated the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by taking the time to write that he was pleased. “I have always felt that it was only after a child was born and had a life separate from its mother that it became an individual person, and it has always, therefore, seemed to me that what is best for the mother and for the future should be allowed.”

To be fair, at the time of the Roe decision there were a few, very few, evangelical extremists who only mildly criticized the ruling. For the most part “the overwhelming response was silence, even approval.” In particular, evangelical fundamentalists “applauded the decision as an appropriate articulation of the division between church and state, and between personal morality and state regulation of individual behavior.” W. Barry Garrett wrote in the Baptist Press that, “Religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced by the Supreme Court abortion decision.”

During a symposium sponsored by the Christian Medical Society and the so-called “flagship magazine” of the entire evangelical movement, Christianity Today “refused to characterize abortion as sinful, citing individual health, family welfare, and social responsibility as adequate justifications for ending a pregnancy.”

It took a full six years (1979) for the religious right leadership to abandon its pro-choice position and summarily obey the Vatican, the Heritage Foundation and its so-called “Moral Majority” founder Paul Weyrich. The religious right extremist Weyrich convinced evangelical clergy to “seize on abortion as a Republican cause célčbre and rallying cry to deny President Jimmy Carter a second term.”

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/8/1863445/-When-the-religious-right-was-pro-choice-evangelicals-applauded-Roe-v-Wade

Synchronicity! I was just looking at some on Amazon.

Clicked on them because I liked the name, but they were getting mixed reviews. Might try some now. Thank you.

Since he's such a big fan of the song, may I suggest....

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