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  1. Fascinating. I had completely missed that when it happened. Thanks for the reference.
  2. Hey @Newbomb Turk! Wanna go for a triple on your "I can't believe I agree with [blank]"?😆
  3. I wasn't trying to prove/disprove Smoothie's intent. Just showing that the place in which the people were exercising their right to peacefully assemble was actually their own land!
  4. Lafayette Park, where that peaceful protest was occurring, is owned by the National Park Service. So, it's ultimately owned by the citizens of the US. ................................ Federal lands are lands in the United States owned by the citizens of the United States. They are held in public trust and managed by the federal government. Pursuant to the Property Clause of the United States Constitution (Article Four, section 3, clause 2), the Congress has the power to retain, buy, sell, and regulate federal lands, such as by limiting cattle grazing on them. These powers have been recognized in a long line of U.S. Supreme Court decisions.[1][2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_lands Lafayette Square is a seven-acre public park located directly north of the White House on H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, NW. The Square and the surrounding structures were designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1970. Originally planned as part of the pleasure grounds surrounding the Executive Mansion, the area was called "President's Park". The Square was separated from the White House grounds in 1804 when President Jefferson had Pennsylvania cut through. In 1824, the Square was officially named in honor of General Lafayette of France. https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc30.htm
  5. NBC reporter and Texan, Garrett Haake, was in the middle of that stunt in Lafayette Park yesterday afternoon. It. Was. Tear. Gas.
  6. As an Episcopalian, I was deeply offended that a church I've been priviledged to worship at was used as a political photo backdrop without knowledge or consent. That a priest of the parish was forcibly evicted from her church while ministering to those who were seeking comfort there to allow this stunt to take place is reprehensible. As a Christian, I share the outrage of the vast majority of my fellow believers in Christ that our most sacred text was displayed like a product on QVC to provide a false veneer to a man who has demonstrated throughout his life that he holds to none of the tenets contained in it (even going so far to say he doesn't ask for God's forgiveness) and used it only to excite his base and advance an agenda for his re-election. Scripture tells Christians we're to love all people and to love those with whom we disagree even more than others. I fall really short of that most of the time, but I try. Trump has value as a person, just as anyone else does. However, he is desecrating our country's values and laws to the point that he, and those surrounding him in this administration, must be removed from office for the health of our Republic. The egregious repression of our civil liberties must not stand.
  7. The "ally of peaceful protesters" just cleared the area in front of the WH of peaceful protesters, who were standing with their hands up, with flash bangs, tear gas, SWAT police, and the mounted units. Not ONE WORD about the torment the country is going through. Only worried about "domination" and 2A rights. I'm sick of all this winning.
  8. Let's have a little chuckle today. I really needed it. Love the army crawl/grenade toss.
  9. Let's see what happens after the past week.
  10. The hits just keep coming. RIP sweet Rodie. 💔
  11. I saw this exchange between Brian Bonner and Mrs. P on Kelsey's FB account just now. I knew they'd been doing things behind the scenes last week. Brian Bonner: Thanks for speaking up. I been wondering if this was gonna happen.. You are who I thought you are.. I respect and love you and coach even more for this!! Kelsey Hayes Patterson: Brian Bonner We have been visiting with players for the past few days speaking with them personally so that we represent you well. We have your back. 💜 you. Mrs.P
  12. @Vlade Divac we all really do miss you here. I'm sorry you've been intentionally staying away. That breaks my heart. I don't know if you follow Mrs. Patterson's social media accounts, but she's really been anguishing over her personal response to what's happening and how she can make changes herself to reflect her conviction that everyone deserves to be treated equally. You know how much both she and Coach P love the young men in the football program, I hope. Looking at their faces last night in that video I could see the anguish I'd been hearing in her posts, as well as, despair and grief from both of them that "their kids" were struggling so much with crap that should have been laid to rest decades ago. Gary looked particularly emotional, I thought. I've always believed the type of people someone surrounds themself with is a reflection of their own character. From the social posts (historically) of the football coaches, I see that GP's guys are exactly who I'd want mentoring a child of mine. Don't be too hard on him. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes and he's rarely let us down before where the kids are concerned. Nobody has answers right now. However, I trust that GP and the extremely capable team of coaches and others he's assembled will take care of our boys and will have the conversations with them that need to happen. They are who matters here. We don't need to be involved with that.
  13. frogtwang said: Trump went to his bunker... Can he stay there?
  14. Seems to me like Obama simply has to make a verbal statement, not just something written, to help quell the protests. I know the current office holder won't seek his help, but every non-violent option has to be tried to stop this.
  15. Regarding the tragedy Mayor Price's statement referred to...
  16. Weather is "go for launch" today! 7 minutes to go!
  17. Those pictures are incredible! Thanks for posting them. What type of seals are those?
  18. Boschini said the idea of playing home football games in front of limited capacity crowds of 25% to 50% is going to be a “huge hit” for the university. He then added: “In general, we’re losing money by the minute in every area because of this. By May 30 [Saturday], we’ll lose about $50 million on our campus for different reasons because of COVID-19. As far as how we’re going to make up, yeah, we’re scrambling to do that right now. We’re cutting costs everywhere. We’re not giving raises until January, taking lots of measures like that. I think every campus is doing similar things.” TCU has had four individuals test positive for coronavirus, including three contracted construction workers and one student. https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article243099746.html Read more here: https://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article243099746.html#storylink=cpy
  19. University announces revised academic calendar for fall, introduces TCU Connected Campus initiative Texas Christian University Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. announced changes today to the university’s fall 2020 semester calendar to help protect the health and safety of the campus community. The semester will begin Aug. 17, a week earlier than originally planned, and end the on-campus portion of the semester Nov. 24. The final deadline for grade submissions, graduate student defenses and other project work will be Dec. 10. “As an organization that employs and cares for so many, we must plan responsibly, deliberate with transparency, and make the best decisions for our future,” Chancellor Boschini said. “Our goal in altering the fall 2020 calendar is to reduce non-essential travel over the holidays and minimize time on campus during peak flu and cold season. This also allows students to return home before Thanksgiving and enjoy an extended winter break with their families.” More here: https://www.tcu.edu/coronavirus/index.php
  20. Klobuchar had already been in the senate nine months when the case of the cop (Derek Chauvin) who was in trouble before he was involved in the Floyd arrest was turned over to the grand jury, so the sensational headline that's going around is off base, but she's owned her part in not charging the people in the other cases while county attorney, instead of just turning the cases over to the grand jury to decide on filing charges. However, I think this will take her out of the running for Biden's VP. Also, I believe these past several days will lay bear the obvious imperative that Biden choose a black woman as his running mate. Sen. Klobuchar responds to claims she didn't prosecute officer in George Floyd's arrest https://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/sen-klobuchar-responds-to-claims-she-didn-t-prosecute-officer-in-george-floyd-s-arrest-84085317707
  21. Monkeys steal coronavirus blood samples in India LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A troop of monkeys in India attacked a medical official and snatched away blood samples of patients who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Friday. The attack occurred this week when a laboratory technician was walking in the campus of a state-run medical college... Authorities said they were not clear if the monkeys had spilled the blood samples, but people living near the leafy campus feared further spread of the virus if the monkeys carried the samples into residential areas. Garg said it was not clear if the monkeys could contract the coronavirus if they came into contact with infected blood. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-monkey/monkeys-steal-coronavirus-blood-samples-in-india-idUSKBN2351KV?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=twitter
  22. @Friskyfrog are y'all ok this morning? Rough night in Louisville.
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