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Re: The Babylon Bee stings again!
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2020, 12:01:17 AM »
But I am not in favor of renaming the US Capitol.
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Re: The Babylon Bee stings again!
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2020, 12:05:20 AM »
But I am not in favor of renaming the US Capitol.

Why not? 
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Re: The Babylon Bee stings again!
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2020, 12:32:13 AM »
The Bee announces the demise of McGruff the Crime Dog as part of this defund the police malarkey. Tragically some of the Bee’s satire is in danger of becoming reality.🥺

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Re: The Babylon Bee stings again!
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2020, 07:28:03 AM »
But I am not in favor of renaming the US Capitol.

Why not?
Because it's the capital, not the capitol, that some want to rename.

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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2020, 08:35:19 AM »
“Lutheran” is still a valid word, and we have officially, frequently and internationalLy repudiated end apologized for the anti-Semitic portions of Luthers writings.
You should consult with the former president of ELCA's Union Seminary concerning the value of heartfelt apologies and repudiations.
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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2020, 09:24:16 AM »
But I am not in favor of renaming the US Capitol.
Why not?
Because it's the capital, not the capitol, that some want to rename.
Thank you for  being the consummate wordsmith ... and for reminding us of basic linguistic principles.


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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2020, 09:33:55 AM »
America, just got to go. It has been demonstrated that America has a long history of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and oppression of the people who were here when the Europeans arrived. All in all, is there really anything great about America?

Don't forget that America is named after an Italian navigator.  Not Columbus, thank goodness, but still an Italian interloper.


Our nation’s capital is named after both Washington and Columbus. Oh my.


An amusing/sad aside:


For a time, DC's drivers licenses were headed "District of Columbia."  Unfortunately, a small but persistent cadre of TSA agents and others did not know what the District of Columbia was.  They thought that the DC licenses came from some foreign land.  To eliminate the resulting problems, the DC government changed its drivers licenses to say "Washington, DC."  That episode strikes me as both amusing and pathetic.

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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2020, 09:43:04 AM »
I always liked seeing the DC license plates that had the slogan "Taxation without Representation" on them.  That always made me smile and thought that was one small way to keep history alive.

The easiest way to clear things up regarding DC and representation is to just give the land back to Maryland.  Everything that is federal can remain under federal control and the US Park Police or Capitol Police can be expanded to watch over the federal office buildings, White House, Cabinet office buildings, etc.  The residential and commercial and industrial areas can go back to Maryland.  Nothing will really change.  Maryland is already controlled by Montgomery, Prince George's, Baltimore, and Arundel counties.  DC is surrounded by Montgomery and PG counties.  Maryland would add at least one or two more representatives, so the people would have their representation on the federal level.  Eleanor Holmes Norton would be able to cast meaningful votes. 

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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2020, 10:11:55 AM »
Up thread the word “ilk” was used, and as sometimes happens I fixate on a word and will repeat it for most of the day.

Ilk.

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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2020, 10:21:38 AM »
I always liked seeing the DC license plates that had the slogan "Taxation without Representation" on them.  That always made me smile and thought that was one small way to keep history alive.

The easiest way to clear things up regarding DC and representation is to just give the land back to Maryland.  Everything that is federal can remain under federal control and the US Park Police or Capitol Police can be expanded to watch over the federal office buildings, White House, Cabinet office buildings, etc.  The residential and commercial and industrial areas can go back to Maryland.  Nothing will really change.  Maryland is already controlled by Montgomery, Prince George's, Baltimore, and Arundel counties.  DC is surrounded by Montgomery and PG counties.  Maryland would add at least one or two more representatives, so the people would have their representation on the federal level.  Eleanor Holmes Norton would be able to cast meaningful votes. 

Jeremy
That sounds to me like the best idea.

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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2020, 10:26:45 AM »
But I am not in favor of renaming the US Capitol.

Why not?
Because it's the capital, not the capitol, that some want to rename.

Oh, I see.  Thank you.. 
So he may be in favor of renaming the capital.

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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2020, 11:02:17 AM »
No, I am not. But I am in favor of double checking everything when I dictate my response into this forum.
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« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2020, 12:30:13 PM »
No, I am not. But I am in favor of double checking everything when I dictate my response into this forum.

I think the gentleman was checking my spelling.
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Re: The Babylon Bee stings again!
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2020, 12:45:00 PM »
America, just got to go. It has been demonstrated that America has a long history of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and oppression of the people who were here when the Europeans arrived. All in all, is there really anything great about America?

Don't forget that America is named after an Italian navigator.  Not Columbus, thank goodness, but still an Italian interloper.


Our nation’s capital is named after both Washington and Columbus. Oh my.


An amusing/sad aside:


For a time, DC's drivers licenses were headed "District of Columbia."  Unfortunately, a small but persistent cadre of TSA agents and others did not know what the District of Columbia was.  They thought that the DC licenses came from some foreign land.  To eliminate the resulting problems, the DC government changed its drivers licenses to say "Washington, DC."  That episode strikes me as both amusing and pathetic.


Along the same lines, many designs of the New Mexico license plates have "USA" on them.
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Re: The Babylon Bee stings again!
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2020, 01:23:08 PM »
America, just got to go. It has been demonstrated that America has a long history of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and oppression of the people who were here when the Europeans arrived. All in all, is there really anything great about America?

Don't forget that America is named after an Italian navigator.  Not Columbus, thank goodness, but still an Italian interloper.
Our nation’s capital is named after both Washington and Columbus. Oh my.
An amusing/sad aside:
For a time, DC's drivers licenses were headed "District of Columbia."  Unfortunately, a small but persistent cadre of TSA agents and others did not know what the District of Columbia was.  They thought that the DC licenses came from some foreign land.  To eliminate the resulting problems, the DC government changed its drivers licenses to say "Washington, DC."  That episode strikes me as both amusing and pathetic.
Along the same lines, many designs of the New Mexico license plates have "USA" on them.
Yeah ... what a surprise that the citizens of New Mexico are proud to be citizens of the USA.


Most USA citizens are!