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  1. Penfold Member

    At 11:20 I thought I heard “a golden door, beside which I left my lamb“.  Who the heck cares where you left your lamb I thought.  So off I went a-Googling.  Shame on me for not knowing the entire poem whose final line is “I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    The New Colossus

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    “Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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  2. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    I expect my Presidents, to play surveillance recordings of MLK cheating on his wife to his dinner guests. Like LBJ, or calling his political opponents Nazis, or Hostage takers (FDR and Obama respectively).

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  3. BD1 Member

    Open borders, open borders.

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  4. dicentra Inactive

    Many Trump supporters are happy to say “No, he doesn’t act presidential. So what?”

    Which renders that poll question invalid as a gauge of support.

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  5. Sheila Johnson Member
    Sheila Johnson

    Jon, I love “Candide”.  I read it first when I was 13, then every few years since, and I’m 49 now.  The reason?  It was shocking and funny at first, but gets funnier every time.  It is my favorite piece of fiction, when I’m feeling down…because I have it great!  ( I never had to saw off a buttock to save my life, not once, but twice)

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  6. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    We have seen many Presidents ‘who dont act Presidential’ they are usually democrats and the media covered up for them.

    As I say a lot it seems, Americans treat the Presidentcy as a Monarch and expect them to live up to impossible standards that really only exist in Aaron Sorkins work.

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