So boys and girls, the midterm elections will be here shortly, and guess what, it will be the end of Sir Donald Trump's first half of his presidency and we will only have his latter half to worry about. I just hope it doesn't turn out to be a "Reign of Terror" as the second president of this great country had his last two years. The resemblances are striking -- hammer hit, not union revolt.
The latter half of President John Adams’s administration was known as the Federalist Reign of Terror. Because the Alien and Sedition Acts were used by the Federalists to jail anyone who criticized the government, Thomas Jefferson, who was then the vice president, stopped signing his letters out of fear that postal clerks were searching his mail for evidence to charge his with treason. His fears were justified in that more than twenty Republican editors were indicted for criticizing Adams and his administration. Most of them were convicted and sent to jail. Many agents and writers fled the country to avoid prosecution. Members of Congress were also under surveillance and Representative Matthew Lyon was sent to jail for four months and fined $1,000 for criticizing the president in a Vermont newspaper. His constituents took up a collection to pay his fine and reelected him to Congress while he was still in jail. The Alien and Sedition Acts expired when Jefferson became president. If that hadn’t, he would have repealed them.
Ben Franklin said President Adams was “always an honest man, often a wise one, but sometimes, and in some things, absolutely out of his senses.” While Adams did have his good qualities, he was also pretty, vain, outspoken, abrasive, and crusty. He once described Alexander Hamilton as “the bastard brat of a Scottish peddler” and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense as “a poor, ignorant, malicious, short-sighted crapulous mass.”
Why am I telling you this boys and girls?...
In today's news, the adult porn star who has been in the news because of her battles with Donald Trump and their past relationship -- the jury is still out on what that exactly what this relationship was, but I doubt they were joining in a bible study -- was arrested for allowing someone to touch her for her partially nude show she does. That's right, since she pissed off Sir Donald Trump, she has been arrested for the same show she has been doing for years on some bull-shit Ohio State law.
Sure sounds like the Alien and Sedition Act is back in force yall!
On this day in 1984, six Russian cosmonauts saw seven winged beings who they all thought were angels. No shit. Here's the original news report (in Russian).
According to the cosmonauts on board the Salyut 7, huge “angel-like” manifestations were present outside their craft. They were floating above the Earth and swimming through the eternal ocean of space. These humanoid creatures had distinctive wings, and faces that housed a “peaceful expression!” They even projected overall feelings of peace and tranquillity among the crew members.
If fetus went to school, would the NRA feel differently about gun-violence in schools?
-- Dr. TV Boogie
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