You Know, the Thing

 

Evidently, Madame Vice President does not know the thing.

While quoting the Declaration of Independence, Kamala Harris first omitted “Creator,” the word Biden was trying hard to avoid, then she left out the word “life.” Why? Well, she was trying to use this quote to show that our founding fathers support abortion.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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  1. TBA Coolidge
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    Contemptible. 

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  2. JoelB Member
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    That’s endowed, not bestowed, by…who? Who payed the endowment?

     

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  3. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable.  Both seem equally plausible.

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  4. OldPhil Coolidge
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    As to our two eminent “leaders,” I keep wavering back and forth between whether they are evil or just stupid. But then, why not both?

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  5. Vance Richards Member
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    OldPhil (View Comment):

    As to our two eminent “leaders,” I keep wavering back and forth between whether they are evil or just stupid. But then, why not both?

    I really don’t get how a politician, a former Senator, can be that bad at public speaking. There are lots of politicians I disagree with, but at least I can understand what they are talking about.

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  6. Jim McConnell Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    As to our two eminent “leaders,” I keep wavering back and forth between whether they are evil or just stupid. But then, why not both?

    I really don’t get how a politician, a former Senator, can be that bad at public speaking. There are lots of politicians I disagree with, but at least I can understand what they are talking about.

    In the People’s Republic of California, a Democrat doesn’t have to say anything to get elected.

     

    As I’ve said before, Kamala Harris owes her entire career – such as it is – to Willie Brown and his brown willy.

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  8. Flicker Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    OldPhil (View Comment):

    As to our two eminent “leaders,” I keep wavering back and forth between whether they are evil or just stupid. But then, why not both?

    I really don’t get how a politician, a former Senator, can be that bad at public speaking. There are lots of politicians I disagree with, but at least I can understand what they are talking about.

    I think it’s not so much what people say as what people leave out.

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  9. Flicker Coolidge
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    I was thinking that it’s hard to believe she ever passed the bar.

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    I was thinking that it’s hard to believe she ever passed the bar.

    Maybe Willie Brown – and/or his brown willy – helped with that too.

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  11. Vance Richards Member
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    That is true. I can imagine this explanation of the electric grid being given to elementary school students.

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  12. Flicker Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    That is true. I can imagine this explanation of the electric grid being given to elementary school students.

    Who turns on an air conditioner by plugging it in?

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  13. Jim McConnell Member
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    Correction:

    Evidently, Madame Vice President does not know the thing. a thing.

     

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  14. Percival Thatcher
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    It was the last grade she attended where she had full command of the material.

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  15. Jim McConnell Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    It was the last grade she attended where she had full command of the material.

    I think we may have just insulted a lot of second graders.

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  16. Jim McConnell Member
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    Remember, she is just a heartbeat away from having her finger on the nuclear button. And the current finger isn’t all that reassuring, either, is it?

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  17. Henry Racette Moderator
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    With most politicians I am inclined to grudgingly acknowledge a kind of canniness, cleverness, even intelligence. Joe Biden has always been dishonest and foolish and corrupt and mean, but he has political skills. Or had, in any case.

    But I am convinced that Kamala Harris is a stupid person — a woman of low intelligence. 

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  18. Mackinder Coolidge
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    I’d be happier if she just forgot the words. This isn’t ignorance. She, like the “Devout Catholic” before her, omitted them purposefully.

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  19. Miffed White Male Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    That is true. I can imagine this explanation of the electric grid being given to elementary school students.

    Who turns on an air conditioner by plugging it in?

    Window units.

     

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  20. Stad Coolidge
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    She didn’t forget “life”.  The omission was intentional . . .

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  21. Vance Richards Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    She didn’t forget “life”. The omission was intentional . . .

    Yes, that is why using a quote that talks about an unalienable right to life might not be the best way to promote abortion.

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  22. Flicker Coolidge
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    That is true. I can imagine this explanation of the electric grid being given to elementary school students.

    Who turns on an air conditioner by plugging it in?

    Window units.

    Yes, I’d plug mine in once a year,  but all my window units always turned on with a knob.  I guess it’s just a figure of speech.

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  23. Flicker Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):
    Yes, I’d plug mine in once a year,  but all my window units always turned on with a knob.  I guess it’s just a figure of speech.

    I guess what I was saying is that Kamala was speaking to people who weren’t in her own situation.  I doubt that she has ever had to think about plugging in an air conditioner and instead has had central air for most or all of her adult life, and that she is talking down to her audience.

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  24. Vance Richards Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):
    Yes, I’d plug mine in once a year, but all my window units always turned on with a knob. I guess it’s just a figure of speech.

    I guess what I was saying is that Kamala was speaking to people who weren’t in her own situation. I doubt that she has ever had to think about plugging in an air conditioner and instead has had central air for most or all of her adult life, and that she is talking down to her audience.

    Made me think of this, ” . . . used to make bacon, as you might find in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.”

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  25. JoshuaFinch Coolidge
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  26. JoshuaFinch Coolidge
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    OP: Kamala Harris first omitted “Creator,” the word Biden was trying hard to avoid, then she left out the word “life.” Why? 

    Because there is no room for God in a culture of death.

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  27. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
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    Why are you giving Kamala such a hard time over forgetting something so trivial as life? She was obviously doing this without cue cards or a teleprompter (shouldn’t that deserve praise?). She’s only doing you the courtesy of informing you that that part of the Declaration is being revised to omit the life word, since it’s no longer something the government believes they are capable of preserving for you. The liberty part will soon have some kind of modifiers added, but it is eventually planned also for retirement. No worries about the happiness part. They’ll soon be telling you something about you being happy already and will have no need for pursuing something you already have.

    When you finally accept that your life can being taken from you by bureaucratic malice or extreme medical disregard for your well being, you’ll treasure every single moment you continue to exist, especially if you have your loved ones with you, though they might have taken away everything else of value from you. 

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  28. Ray Kujawa Coolidge
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    With Kamela Harris it’s hard to know if she tried to quote it accurately but screwed up in multiple places, or if she intentionally edited it to take out words that would have made the audience uncomfortable. Both seem equally plausible.

    She always seems to be talking to a class of Second Graders. Or is that just the limit of her vocabulary. It is really hard for me to believe that she was once a practicing attorney.

    That is true. I can imagine this explanation of the electric grid being given to elementary school students.

    Who turns on an air conditioner by plugging it in?

    Window units.

     

    If she’s speaking to an audience of Californians, there might be an additional step required to go out back and crank up the diesel (or gas? what do I know, I don’t own one) generator. If there is no electricity and no generator, time to offer up some choice words for your electric utility.

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