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Patriotism means to stand by the country.  It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country.  It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country.  It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.  In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.
    —    Theodore Roosevelt
(A Republican President known as “The Trust Buster” because he championed the breakup of monopolies.)
[This is the problem I have with the modern “Tea-Party” led Republican Party:  they profess patriotism, yet are unable to tell the truth.  The judgment of history will be far kinder to President Obama than it will be to a Tea-Party demented (I mean dominated) GOP.     —    kmab]
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R.I.P.: Eddie Van Halen
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2019 Two Peace
2018 The Sensation Of Human Intimacy
2017 One Night In A Thousand Years
2016 A Considerable Amount Of Work
2015 Panzer Soldier
2014 Babies (I)
2013 Patriotic == Tell The Truth
2012 30 Days To Go
2011 Altering The Course

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