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When end of DADT was being considered, the military surveyed the troops and found a majority didn't care, though some outfits were less tolerant than others. But a majority.

Before Truman integrated the military, they also surveyed the troops. The vast majority of soldiers were opposed to any form of integration. When Truman was told he said (in effect), "Tough shit. We're doing it anyway".

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AHHHH! I got as far as combine with New Hampshire when my little parentally prejudiced brain exploded. As you pointed out, that's how Vermont got started, trying to separate from New York on one side and New Hampshire on the other. I think these days New Hampshire would attack mostly with derpy rhetoric and cheaper liquor. Vermont would respond with artisanal cheeses and better skiing. I'm afraid that the reason our elected officials seem to be bunch of corrupt, mean spirited idiots is rational moderates haven't been voting. I like the WUT district idea, esp. the name.

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This made me laugh out loud and frighten my cat.

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A Connec-ti-cut Yankee if I ever heard one. Anybody with good diction probably sounded pompous to a goon like McCarthy.

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And he didn't kill Hitler. (Talk about hating America!)

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And half of that 40% is the 20% that thinks G. Dumbya Bush was a great preznit.

Hence Gohmert, Bachmann, Akin, Broun . . .

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A chicken in every pot, and a nodding donkey in every yard!

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I know EXACTLY what you mean. I see references to FEMA death camps, the joys of gun ownership and the evil Muslim usurper, and I don't remember joy or bliss as much as I do boredom.

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Or the French and British colonial concessions in western and southern China until the PRC army finally booted them out in 1946.

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Bob Costas?

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Woah, that's a tough one.

Still, I'll see your LeMay and raise you a Westmorland.

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Acheson seems really to have gotten under their skin. There were also complaints about "Dean Acheson and his cowardly college of communist containment". The rants from those years are strange precursors to stuff you hear now. Of course, now the descriptions are more florid and overwrought.

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