Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday 2017

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President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Honest Abe was the very first Republican president, and today is his birthday.

Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of America’s greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land; then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation. Lincoln’s distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures. His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of self-government that all nations strive to achieve.

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a bartender and that he owned his own tavern? This was before he became a lawyer and a politician.

Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a wrestler who lost only one of about 300 matches? He’s honored in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Abraham Lincoln was also an inventor; he got a patent on his design for a way to keep boats afloat in shallow water.

Lincoln also owned a newspaper at one point in his many careers.

President Lincoln had much in common with our current President Trump. Unlike many other presidents, Lincoln and Trump had “day jobs” of various sorts throughout their lives; both were quite successful at those jobs.

This is in marked contrast to the previous president, Barack Hussein Obama, who was a lawyer in name only, having barely practiced law, and who, for some reason, lacked even a license to practice when he entered the presidency. Obama’s job, before he entered IL state politics, was as a “community organizer,” a profession of which  most Americans were unaware when Obama ran for the presidency. Of course, if you believe his semi-fictional biography, Obama worked for a very brief time at Baskin-Robbins, dipping ice cream, when he was a teenager. Does that count? Does that prepare one for the presidency?

Apparently, “community organizer” is akin to professional rabble-rouser. Surely Honest Abe was more than acquainted with such troublemakers during his tenure in office. After all, Lincoln’s opponents, the Democrats, were pro-slavery and their sentiments led to the Civil War.

Now it’s alleged that President Trump’s predecessor, Obama, is actually leading an organized campaign of rabble-rousing against President Trump, running a  “shadow government” out of his new home in Washington DC–a plan designed to undermine President Trump and his administration. The media, it seems, are all on board.

President Lincoln had his own problems with the media, who considered him a rube. But also like President Trump, Lincoln was a master at manipulating the media. Like Trump, Lincoln had their number; he once said about newspapers (the media of the day):

 they lie and then they re-lie …

What would today’s snarky “journalists” say in response to that comment by President Lincoln? That he’s going to “war” with the media? Would they ridicule Lincoln for inventing his own words (re-lie), as they ridiculed then-president George W. Bush for coining the very apt word misunderestimated?

One thing President Trump does not have in common with Lincoln (at least not yet) is that Trump hasn’t issued an executive order demanding the imprisonment of journalists for publishing fake news:

Whereas there has been wickedly and traitorously printed and published this morning in the New York World and New York Journal of Commerce, newspapers printed and published in the city of New York, a false and spurious proclamation purporting to be signed by the President and to be countersigned by the Secretary of State, which publication is of a treasonable nature, designed to give aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States and to the rebels now at war against the Government and their aiders and abettors, you are therefore hereby commanded forthwith to arrest and imprison in any fort or military prison in your command the editors, proprietors, and publishers of the aforesaid newspapers, and all such persons as, after public notice has been given of the falsehood of said publication, print and publish the same with intent to give aid and comfort to the enemy; and you will hold the persons so arrested in close custody until they can be brought to trial before a military commission for their offense. You will also take possession by military force of the printing establishments of the New York World and Journal of Commerce, and hold the same until further orders, and prohibit any further publication therefrom.

A. LINCOLN.

How deliciously ironic! One gets the sense that Lincoln, if he were alive today, would be Tweeting up a storm. How fun to contemplate what the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals would make of revered President Lincoln’s executive order.

Please remember and honor President Abraham Lincoln today.

Happy Birthday to Republican President Abraham Lincoln!

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83 responses to “Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday 2017

  1. I was amazed when I found how much Lincoln is like Trump. There are other examples, but I’m in a hurry today to get out and enjoy this spring-like weather. Hope y’all are enjoying your weekend. 🙂

  2. Say goodbye to Swiss culture. They vote to destroy themselves: https://www.yahoo.com/news/swiss-vote-citizenship-measure-anti-muslim-campaign-054849821.html

    “Swiss voters on Sunday approved a measure to make it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, crushing rightwing nationalists who had stoked fears about granting nationality to more Muslims. …

    The rightwing Swiss Peoples Party (SVP), the largest party in Switzerland’s parliament, fought against the measure by putting Islam and national identity at the centre of the debate.

    Reacting to the defeat, SVP lawmaker Jean-Luc Addor said his side was “alone against everyone in this campaign”.

    “The problem of Islam, I’m afraid, it will catch up with us in a few years,” he told RTS television. …

    During the campaign, Addor warned that third-generation immigrants in Switzerland will increasingly be people “from sub-Saharan Africa, the Horn of Africa, Syria or Afghanistan.” …”

  3. Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx󾓦xoxo

  4. Shoulda done it right the first time. 😡

    • Yeah. Unless this is a trick to force it to somehow go to the SCOTUS. They’re trying to get Trump’s DOJ to file a brief in this full panel case, but apparently they’re not interested. If they overturn the 3-judge ruling, then for sure the people in WA and MN will appeal to SCOTUS and then, they may hope, they’ll get it to the SCOTUS before Gorsuch is confirmed and then SCOTUS will rule against Trump and, in so doing, create an unprecedented precedent, curtailing the president’s power and allowing unelected judgees to second guess the president! I don’t trust ANY progressives or liberals at all.

    • The “shadow government.” I surely do hope and pray that Trump is working hard to root out and punish ALL the traitors inside the administration and the federal government who are cooperating with Obama’s shadow government and who are LEAKING things, even classified information, to the media. These “former and current officials” in the government who are telling LIES and carefully edited truths intended to give a FALSE impression of something, need to GO and they also need to be caught, prosecuted, and punished. You know, kind of like what happened to Scooter Libby.

  5. https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/28044722/posts/11912

    A long but really good essay. A sample:

    “These people [liberals] truly are insane and living in an alternate reality. Hinderaker concludes:

    It is easy to laugh at the current hysteria in the Democratic Party, and, perhaps, it is a moral duty to do so. But we are learning something very ugly about liberals. All that talk about democracy? Forget it. Their interest is in power, period. I seriously think they would throw us conservatives in jail if they had the opportunity. The Democratic Party, as currently constituted, must never achieve power again.

    The Obama years were a necessary step in the evolution off progressive totalitarianism. Progressives loved the power seized by Mr. Obama on their behalf. They loved it as a psychopathic killer loves his work. They came to see it as a permanent condition, as their birthright. And when Hillary Clinton, who would have maintained that grip on illegitimate power, failed, their worlds collapsed. Power, for them, is a religion, an aphrodisiac. Now, having lost it on a national scale, and to, of all people, Trump!? No wonder they’re going berserk. …”

  6. No surprise here: “Scientists” lied and We the People are supposed to pay the price. There is NO “man-caused” global climate change. All their “science” is a lie. But we knew that. The theory exists only as an excuse to diminish the West, to redistribute our wealth, and to force us to surrender our freedoms and submit to the global (possibly muslim) world order. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4216180/How-trust-global-warming-scientists-asks-David-Rose.html

    Here’s a real “ha ha:” Some of the “warming” actually came from the engine rooms of the ships used to collect the samples of sea water for temperature measurement. Isn’t that funny? What a lark. Whoops! “Mistakes were made.” And We the People pay and pay and pay for them.

  7. Personal life…RAHM “ISRAEL” EMANUEL HAS “2” GIRLS &1BOY…
    Emanuel & his wife, Amy Merritt Rule, have a Son & Two daughters. The family lives in the Ravenswood neighborhood on Chicago’s north side.[151] Rule converted to Judaism shortly before their wedding.[152] Emanuel is a close friend of fellow Chicagoan David Axelrod,…… chief strategist for Obama’s 2008 & 2012 presidential campaign, & Axelrod signed the ketuba, the Jewish marriage contract, at Emanuel’s wedding.[38] The Emanuels are members of the Chicago synagogue Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel.[29] Rabbi Asher Lopatin of the congregation described Emanuel’s family as “a Very involved Jewish family,” adding that “Amy was one of the teachers for a class for children during the High Holidays two years ago.”[29] Emanuel has said of his Judaism: “I am Proud of my Heritage & treasure the Values…????? it has Taught ME.”[29] Emanuel’s children attend the “Private” …… University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.[153]

    Each year during the winter holidays, Emanuel takes a family trip where his children can be Exposed to other Cultures & parts of the world. Prior family trips have been to Vietnam, India, Kenya, Zambia, & South America. His 2015 holiday trip was scheduled for the island of Cuba.[154]

    Emanuel trains for and participates in triathlons.[14] In 2011, he scored 9th out of 80 competitors in his age group. A passionate cyclist, he rides a Custom-Built, …..state-of-the-art …….Parlee road bike.[155] …O’ NICE!

  8. HEY…MAYOR’ …RAHM …O’SO ..BUSY? did U HELP STOP THIS?
    2 BLACK ….GIRLS….CHILDREN … SHOT in the HEAD!!! HELLO???
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-shootings-girls-shot-in-head-20170212-story.html

  9. Sheriffs looking for clarity on deportation…
    ICE sweep on Staten Island…
    Wave of fear strikes Houston…
    Mexican Migrants Signal They Prefer Detention Over Being Sent Back…
    More illegals flee north…
    PAPER: What to do if officers come knocking…
    VENEZUELA NOW LEADS ASYLUM REQUESTS…

    GRAMMYS: GET POLITICAL TONIGHT! …IN LA LA LAND ..4 SURE!!!

    • It’s never going to end. Now models are getting into the act, wearing anti-Trump or anti-conservative messages on the runway. Well, I suppose these businesses look forward to losing HALF or more of their potential customers. What I don’t get, however, is WHY the stockholders have not yet punished the idiots running these companies. Wouldn’t this border on criminal for them to deliberately tank the stock and revenue?

  10. ~ Kwan • …. ^^^^^^
    Obviously the Democrat Party’s solution to regain political power is to move further to the Left. I suspect that in a matter of months, weeks, or hours, the Democrats will begin Flying at Democrat Party Supreme Command Headquarters, an all red flag with a hammer & sickle in one corner, &
    the faces of Karl Marx, Che Guevara, & Barack Obama in the middle.

    Why not cut out the middle-man, and just hoist an ISIS flag? That’s who they’re supporting.
    Ever notice, if you turn an ISIS flag upside down, it shows 3 muslim’s
    raping a goat?….?????? O’ ?
    Talk about Truth in Advertising! ;op
    We can always count on the DNC to double down. Any other tactic would
    be the only shock to absorb.
    Go Keith! Another gift to conservatives!

    Please please please, elevate Ellison to DNC chair…..Yes, put the Nation
    of Islam & Muslim Brotherhood acolyte, & premier Jew hater in Congress,
    in charge of the DNC. ….

    Wearing all black, weighing in at a svelte 185 lbs. in this corner, the Master
    of Progressive Disaster, The Allahu of Akbar, the “Chic” of Araby,
    puttin’ the jab in Hijab, I’m talking about the Tiger of the Tigris-Euphrates,
    the one, the only, Keith X Ellison Moooooohaaaaaamed
    He is the perfect candidate to personify how low the Dhimmicrats, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Muslim Brotherhood, have finally sunk.

    Keep up the anger & the blind rage. More more more …..

    • It’s funny about the ISIS flag. There was some fool at the Grammy Awards last night who wore an armband that I THOUGHT said “ISIS” on it, but it apparently (or so Yahoo! says) read “resist or “persist,” probably the former. That’s what the story said, anyway. But I read it as ISIS, which wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

    • Have you even once seen the phrase “black bloc” in the newspaper OR have you EVER seen any explanation of what it is? Now, they go to great lengths to talk about, mischaracterize, and excoriate the “alt-right” and they constantly use that phrase in their stories, alleging that ANYBODY who opposes their progressive values is “alt-right” and a bigoted, racist, white supremacist. I’m waiting to read WHAT this black bloc is and to see them call them “black supremacists” or “anarchists” or “communists” or whatever they hell they are. While they’re at it, they can include Black Lives Matter leaders, since the one in, iirc, Toronto, is quoted as calling whites subhuman and suggesting that blacks, once in power, should practice genocide against whites.

    • I can’t read that article for some reason. There’s a pop-up that blocks me. Is this a critical article or are they sympathetic? Do they call them racists or black supremacists? Do they blame TRUMP?

      Here’s another that explains who these are: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/02/black-bloc-protests-return-for-trump-era-leaving-flames-broken-windows-from-dc-to-berkeley/#comments

      How interesting. They protested Reagan when he told Russia to tear down the wall. Commies? Nazis? Fascists?

  11. It makes me sad but a whole bunch of people who should be on our side absolutely detest President Abraham Lincoln. I have to go make dinner now but there’s a whole Confederacy thing that says he was rough on the seceding Southern states. I am not sure that even if given their “independence” the Southern states would have lasted as a Confederacy for very long. General Sherman probably did them a favor and they can hate him for eternity, it seems. Salute, President Lincoln!

    • Well, he did two things that are good: Freed the slaves and saved the Union. That’s an awful lot for one man to accomplish.

  12. Reblogged this on Bob's Opinion and commented:
    Great ones come along every once in a while to put the nation on track… Happy birthday Abe…

  13. A brave girl 😀

    • Wrong. They care about THEIR POWER and promoting the progressive global world order. That’s all. Trump is a threat so they will continue on, trying to undermine him, even if they commit treason in the process.

  14. Gorka: Left Cares About Alinsky Tactics & Political ‘Triangulation’

    More Than Safety of Americans . ? I JUST DON’T GET IT!!! ha

    • So ridiculous. I guess from now and forever all awards belong to blacks, unless somebody decides to, once in a while, throw a bone to some white person. Oscars so black. Grammys so black. Wasn’t Taylor Swift dissed multiple times over Beyonce allegedly deserving the awards Swift won? Earth to liberals: Not everybody likes her music or, especially, her behavior or her racism. They will NEVER stop. You’re right. What would MLK think? Or Lincoln?

  15. First of all, Thank You Miri,
    Blogging is a lonely occupation but I am sure we all eagerly read your words.
    AJ Strata mostly gave it up but I keep his site bookmarked because it has some excellent threads archived like about that Polonium thing or the scientific difficulty of establishing any historical temperature data at all like the global worming folk claim they have got.
    Now. the grammys, I didn’t watch it, why would anyone watch it? I guess Adele won a lot and there is some blowback! (suggested microaggression)
    She’s OK I guess but when she said she doesn’t like “old people” I turned off on her stuff.
    See what I mean?
    I dropped my membership of Amazon Prime. Why would I want to give some liberal twelve bucks a month? Answer: I wouldn’t. It was just a stupid mistake I made last year.
    There’s a pretty good article over at Canada Free Presson why President Trump should not take the Court route, because he doesn’t have to because the Courts have no power over him in this instance,
    http://canadafreepress.com/article/please-dont-go-there-mr.-president

    Finally about this Flynn thing, it sure smells like an intelligence hit job, but if Flynn embarrased the President by lying to him, then yeah he has to go. Donald should have said “you’re fired”. It would have been fun to watch journos faint.

    • Thank you, Dave. And Happy St. Valentine’s Day, too. I had wondered if a lot of people gave up blogging after the election. We started out with, obviously, more authors. I’m the sole survivor, so to speak, if you except Red Pill, who has his own blog, making it superfluous for him to post here. He founded this blog for us, anyway, for the most part. That seems like ancient history now. Even one of the most infamous pro-Barry blogs has died, as promised, although the author and troll continues on at another blog not devoted to “birthers.” I’m thinking of making some changes, and obviously it’s hard for me to keep up alone. I’m not going to give up, though. I’ll keep y’all informed.

      Ha. I didn’t watch the Grammy awards, either. I saw the story linked from an aggregator that sends me email updates. I saw the photo of the person with the “resist” armband. I read about Adele in the paper and it is SO FREAKING SAD that the woman is so conflicted and afflicted with white guilt. I didn’t know she doesn’t like old people, but I do know she takes flak for her weight (although the same people seem to give Lena Dunham a pass). I don’t follow popular music. I agree with Paul Joseph Watson that it’s insipid and nothing good has come from music for the past 30 years (and he’s a millennial)! Adele went on and on about how Beyonce should have won and deserved it and basically that she is not worthy to hold a candle to the the Queen, who showed up like a fool, apparently, in an outfit looking like (take your pick) the Virgin Mary or (what I thought, based on the photos I saw in the paper and on the Web) like Lady Liberty. She’s hardly EITHER, but it’s par for the course for her to insult by symbolism the mostly white people who would be insulted by her sacrilege or anti-Americanism (if either was her point).

      The courts have no power on this immigration thing, but if Trump ignores them then the RINOs and the DemoncRATS will try to impeach him.

      It certainly IS an intelligence hit job against Flynn but I think orchestrated by the One (maybe Brennan, too), if you know what I mean. This all happened under Obama, when he was in charge of NSA, DOJ, CIA, etc. Flynn did, apparently, lie about, if nothing else, the number of times he talked to the ambassador. Now, anybody might have forgotten, but who knows? Some are even suggesting that since Flynn (did you know?) is a Democrat, then it was a set up from the get go. Who knows? Wheels within wheels. They had no choice but to try to shut this down asap while they FIND THE LEAKERS AND PROSECUTE THEM. I’m pretty sure that even FORMER officials can be prosecuted for leaking information they learned when they held top secret clearances.

  16. There seems tob e some confusion about tweets from Gen Flynn mentioning hillary and that comet pizza restaurant.
    Could obviously be fake news, but the Washington Post truth checks the story and it gets murkier still.
    The links start from here:
    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2017/02/heres-the-real-reason-trumps-general-flynn-may-lose-his-job-3477394.html
    It’s all prttey weird.

    • Well, supposedly Hillary snarked at Trump and Flynn with regard to pizzagate, after Flynn resigned. Given that the Flynn “tweet” was FAKE NEWS, it may be that the tweet attributed to HER is also fake, but who knows? There’s no level to which DemoncRATS and especially Clintons will sink to be JUVENILE. Would she REALLY bring up Comet Pizza? I don’t know. Think about this though: What role does all this play in Trump keeping COMEY on? Who is being potentially blackmailed? And I don’t mean by the Russians.

  17. Flynn throws out doggy treat for the Dems:

    Hours after tendering his resignation as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn took to Twitter early Tuesday to take his case to the American public — off-script.

    The first casualty of Trump’s nascent presidency wasn’t happy with his short tenure, tweeting that he was made a scapegoat.

    While I accept full responsibility for my actions, I feel it is unfair that I have been made the sole scapegoat for what happened. (1/2)

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Michael-Flynn-Tweets-Scapegoat/2017/02/14/id/773479/

    From this tweet alone I see two things:

    1) Dems will now want to know what Trump knew and when blah blah blah…

    2) It’s a good thing this guy is gone. There was some serious character misjudgment here. That one tweet says it all.

    • That’s fake news, though. It wasn’t a legitimate twitter account BUT Newsmax and the NYT, not to mention Pelosi, fell for it. Well, the NYT did and then I expect Pelosi believed THEM, since they’re supposedly the “paper of record.” They would rather RUN WITH something that feeds into their own beliefs and narrative than to do the minimum of vetting to ensure that what’s on the twitter feed is REALLY from Flynn. It’s NOT from him, but, as you said, it looked like a “doggy treat” for the Dems and so they’re frothing at the mouth, thinking that Flynn’s admitting falling on the sword for Trump. It’s total BS. The real story here is that it’s very likely that holdovers from the Obama administration and traitors (yes, that’s what they are) in the “intelligence services” are ILLEGALLY leaking national security information. It’s ILLEGAL to spy on an American citizen. It’s certainly ILLEGAL to identify the other party in a conversation when, for some reason, the NSA is monitoring the conversations of foreigners (like the Russian ambassador). I may write a post about this, if I have time. Oh, btw, I heard on TV somewhere that it was potentially Yates, the fired Deputy AG, who “warned” the Trump administration that he wasn’t telling the truth. So who might be the “former government official” who leaked this to the media?

    • OMG. Check it out, Dave. They’ve already changed the story to make it seem to be about “fake news,” instead of that THEY BELIEVED IT AND RAN A FAKE NEWS STORY ABOUT IT. It looks as if they are pointing out how OTHER news organizations fell for it but they didn’t. Unbelievable. You can tell by the comments on the story that they originally reported the fake tweets as REAL. Interesting, isn’t it? I wonder if the reporters are able to totally “edit” and CHANGE their stories but don’t have access to the comments, for a complete coverup.

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