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Gettysburg Address Celebrates 150 Years

Sometimes, the fewer words the better.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

On the main floor of Kiel Middle School, just before you make the jaunt up the stairs to the top floor and the library, there is a plague of the Gettysburg Address.  Obviously, in the hustle and bustle of the school day, I never got a chance to notice it, but on occasion, if I was walking to halls after hours, or on a hall pass, I’d stop and admire it.

To this day Lincoln has remained my favorite president not just for the usual “he ended slavery” reasons you get from most people, but because few showed us grace under pressure like he did…or likely ever will again.  He presided over a nation in turmoil, literally at war with itself.  For all the screaming and raging we see on TV these days, no modern president is ever going to have to wage a war to put the nation back together.

Lincoln did, and succeeded at it, at only the cost of his life.

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‘And the Only Thing That Made Sense Was I Still Walked Around in my Underwear!’

Bryan Cranston and Jane Kaczmarek reunite to give us “the alternate Breaking Bad ending” as never released by series creator Vince Gilligan.

For those of you looking at similarities, yes, this is a blatant rip-off of the classic ending of “Newhart” in 1990.

 

This is a planned DVD / Blu-Ray extra for the soon-to-be-released boxed set.

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Ron Johnson Delivers Weekly GOP Response

Well done Senator, well done.

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Press Release of the Day

From Steve Scalise, the head of the Republican Study Committee, and Congressman from Louisiana on the just completed Obama Press Conference where the President will try to unilaterally, without the assistance of Congress, suspended the insurance industry from doing that which his very law demanded them to do: “Deal with ‘substandard plans’ by canceling them.”

“President Obama has offered no solutions to help the millions of American families who are losing the good health care plans that they liked,” Scalise said.  “This hollow press conference was like a person who burned down your house, later showing up with an empty bucket and talking about how inadequate your house was before the fire.  President Obama blatantly misled the American people when he kept promising they could keep plans they liked even though he and his Administration knew three years ago that millions would lose their health care under this law.  It is time for President Obama to admit his broken health care law has failed, and join with House Republicans to suspend the penalties and stop this train wreck before it’s too late.”

What’s amazing about this is that it took the screaming and a potential riot of his own party before the White House felt the need to act. And isn’t it amazing how the definition of “substandard” changes when the politics require them to?

Finally, what this likely will do is give at most a day or so reprieve from the media and policy hell-storm if that is even possible.  Already AHIP, the lead lobby for the insurance industry has said what the White House is planning is both not doable, and against many of the deals in ObamaCare they agreed to when they all but signed their souls away.

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