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Trumps New Nickname for Fauci is....

So it's April 13th 2020 and we are in the middle of the worst pandemic ever and just as things are getting better, President Donald Trump tweets that he want's to fire the man who has been upstaging him everyday at the Covid19 Briefings with science: Dr. Anthony Fauci.  

Dr Anthony Fauci has been the voice of reasoning and somehow has managed to not hurt Trump's fragile ego and get fired; well, that will probably end soon.  Seems Trump thinks he knows better than the doctor who got his start handling the Aides epidemic in the early 80's, and helped kill the SARS and Ebola threats under our last president.  The one Trump spent 8 years wanting to see his birth-certificate because he happened to be black.  







I've quit watching the Donald Trump Show, and if he really does fire Dr Fauci, I bet millions of others will stop watching too.  At first, the Covid19 Briefings seemed to matter.  Trump was actually humble at times and I actually thought he got it and would put down his instigating ways.  Well, Trump called the Democratic Candidate currently running against him in the upcoming election,  "Sleepy Joe Biden."  Really?  Since the Bushs' ran for president the Republicans have learned that their followers don't give a shit about facts, but give them a despicable nick name, and bingo, you got the Republican Idiot Vote.  Former President Clinton was "Slick Willie" and his Vice-President Al Gore was "Ozone Man.  Former Presidential Candidate John Kerry was called "Flip Flopper" by the second George Bush president.  And it goes on, Trump called his former rival "Crooked Hilary," called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" when she was gaining traction as a possible opponent, and now calls his current opponent "Sleepy Joe Biden."  Conversely, Trump calls real news he doesn't agree with "Fake News," and the madness goes on and on and on.  Soon, he'll have a name for Fauci too, wait and see.



The Speech Franklin D. Roosevelt planned on giving on this day in 1945 was a doozy.  Unfortunately he died a day earlier and never gave it.   Two years earlier, Roosevelt had spoken at the dedication of the Jefferson Memorial, lauding Jefferson as an "Apostle of Freedom."  The 1945 speech he never gives speaks of ending wars such as the Bush Wars, and... get this, believing in Science!!!  BURN! Anti-Science Wacko!


Franklin D. Roosevelt's Last Message to the American People
 
AMERICANS ARE GATHERED TOGETHER this evening in communities all over the country to pay tribute to the living memory of Thomas Jefferson—one of the greatest of all democrats; and I want to make it clear that I am spelling that word “democrats” with a small “d.”

I wish I had the power, just for this evening, to be present at all of these gatherings.

In this historic year, more than ever before, we do well to consider the character of Thomas Jefferson as an American citizen of the world.

As Minister to France, then as our first Secretary of State, and as our third President, Jefferson was instrumental in the establishment of the United States as a vital factor in international affairs.

It was he who first sent our Navy into far distant waters to defend our rights. And the promulgation of the Monroe Doctrine was the logical development of Jefferson's far-seeing foreign policy.

Today this Nation, which Jefferson helped so greatly to build, is playing a tremendous part in the battle for the rights of man all over the world.

Today we are part of the vast Allied force—a force composed of flesh and blood and steel and spirit—which is today destroying the makers of war, the breeders of hatred, in Europe and in Asia.

In Jefferson's time our Navy consisted of only a handful of frigates headed by the gallant U. S. S. Constitution—Old Ironsides —but that tiny Navy taught nations across the Atlantic that piracy in the Mediterranean—acts of aggression against the peaceful commerce and the enslavement of their crews was one of those things which, among neighbors, simply was not done.

Today we have learned in the agony of war that great power involves great responsibility. Today we can no more escape the consequences of German and Japanese aggression than could we avoid the consequences of attacks by the Barbary corsairs a century and a half before.

We, as Americans, do not choose to deny our responsibility.

Nor do we intend to abandon our determination that, within the lives of our children and our children's children, there will not be a third world war.

We seek peace—enduring peace. More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars—yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman, and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.

The once powerful malignant Nazi state is crumbling. The Japanese war lords are receiving, in their own homeland, the retribution for which they asked when they attacked Pearl Harbor.
But the mere conquest of our enemies is not enough.

We must go on to do all in our power to conquer the doubts and the fears, the ignorance, and the greed, which made this horror possible.

Thomas Jefferson, himself a distinguished scientist, once spoke of the brotherly spirit of science, which unites into one family all its votaries of whatever grade, and however widely dispersed throughout the different quarters of the globe.

Today, science has brought all the different quarters of the globe so close together that it is impossible to isolate them one from another.

Today we are faced with the preeminent fact that, if civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships—the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together and work together, in the same world, at peace.

Let me assure you that my hand is the steadier for the work that is to be done, that I move more firmly into the task, knowing that you—millions and millions of you—are joined with me in the resolve to make this work endure.

The work, my friends, is peace. More than an end of this war—an end to the beginnings of all wars. Yes, an end, forever, to this impractical, unrealistic settlement of the differences between governments by the mass killing of peoples.

Today, as we move against the terrible scourge of war—as we go forward toward the greatest contribution that any generation of human beings can make in this world—the contribution of lasting peace, I ask you to keep up your faith. I measure the sound, solid achievement that can be made at this time by the straight-edge of your own confidence and your resolve. And to you, and to all Americans who dedicate themselves with us to the making of an abiding peace, I say:
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

Mr. Roosevelt's final message was prepared on the morning of April 12, a few hours before his death, to be delivered by radio on the night of April 13 to Democratic banquets and meetings throughout the country commemorating the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, founder of the Democratic Party and author of the Declaration of Independence.

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