Tuesday 25th of February 2020

the US constitution according to MAD magazine, 1988. plus c'est la meme chose...

US constitution for the rabid right

US constitution for the loony left

alternative fact...

Ivanka Trump's products weren't always the hottest items online.

In January, for instance, the first daughter's fashion line ranked No. 550 based on the number of orders from Lyst, the biggest fashion e-commerce website in the world, according to Forbes.

The biggest spike, according to Lyst, came on February 9, when sales more than tripled from the day before.

Yes, February 9 - the same day that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway promoted Trump's clothing and jewellery line on "Fox & Friends."

Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, said in a statement that "the beginning of February" shows "the best performing weeks in the history of the brand."

"For several different retailers, Ivanka Trump was a top performer online, and in some of the categories it was the best performance ever," Klem said.

Sarah Tanner, Lyst's spokeswoman, said increases in sales are usually tied to current events. For instance, interest in pantsuits went up by 460 per cent last year because of Hillary Clinton's affinity for the style, she said.

Sales of the first daughter's products went up by 86 per cent in November, when her father won the presidential election, according to the company.

But the brand was "largely featured" in the news in February, Tanner said.

Nordstrom drops the brand

Conway gave her on-air endorsement of Ivanka Trump's brand after President Trump had complained on Twitter that his daughter had "been treated so unfairly" by the department store Nordstrom, which dropped her clothing line over slow sales.

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footloose and felonious sent to australia...


These Pilgrims, as they came to be called, were not low-born or criminal elements fleeing authority in search of a second chance. (For the footloose and felonious, conveniently, there would soon be Australia.) These were proper Englishmen, some of them educated, which was rare in those days, and most of them with “good prospects.” What set them apart from the rest of their countrymen was a determination to worship God according to their own lights, free from constraints imposed by the almighty Church of England, and free as well from an English King increasingly given to what the Pilgrims perceived to be papist tendencies. These Pilgrims were men and women willing and in notable cases eager to subordinate the temporal to the transcendent. They were, as history would later inscribe, the brave souls who brought across a vast ocean and then planted in the hard soil of New England the radical and very American idea of religious freedom. That idea took root, deep root. Almost two centuries later, the framers of the Constitution would begin the very first sentence of the very first clause of the Bill of Rights this way: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Another way of looking at that hardy congregation huddled aboard the Mayflower, of course, is to say that they were a boatload of religious fanatics, led in matters religious by the most fanatical congregant among them—my man Brewster. 

My mother’s family arrived somewhat later. She was a descendant of John Winthrop, who came to New England aboard the Arbella in 1630. He settled on the shores of Massachusetts Bay and, as a dogged and competitive sort, busied himself with the task of building a community superior to Plymouth, which was situated just a few miles down the Atlantic coast. Winthrop was a drumbeater. He is perhaps best known to history for urging his fellow colonists to appreciate that the eyes of the world were upon them and that, accordingly, they should “consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill”—that is, that they should conduct themselves so as to serve as shining examples for those left behind in Old England. (Notable political figures, Ronald Reagan prominent among them, would consider Winthrop’s exhortation to be the fons et origo of the worldview known today as “American exceptionalism.”)


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Footloose and felonious sent to Australia?... No wonder this country is still a meeting place for mischievous dudes who invade the political hubris, place their butts on parliamentary benches and their snout in the public trough!

Not only that, many pollies claim they are connected to god though a Westconnex like pipe-dream for drunk abusing priests and loony bin convicts. It's a wonder, against the Aussie crass political class, that the hard working class dedication for improvements managed, and that this country is still a a second rate paradise rather than a bottom of the barrel crapper.

Worship of god was the worse start for the USA to settle with, robbing the locals, as Europe became "enlightened" and "free" from the idea of an almighty, but was still fighting some religious wars...

Australia was mostly in the grip of various European factions — Poms army versus Irish convicts —and, like the American dodgy fanatics, they displaced and killed the locals...


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