The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age
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    There was a time  when great orators ruled countries.

    Elijah proved that top officials in our government knew how to speak.

    We now live in different times.

    I planned to skip the eulogies for Representative Cummings.

    The idea was just to depressing.

    First, this great man was one year younger than me. I mean my own mortality has been at issue.

    Second, this great man was most probably the best spokesman for Baltimore.

         (Baltimore, a shithole according to our present POTUS.)

    Third, this great man could have been a real instrument in bringing in some repubs into the current

    impeachment fray.

    Anyway, I was fucking around on Youtube this PM and here was another one of my heroes.



    Elijah's widow chose Barack as the person she would be seated next to.

    Oh, and this widow gave one hell of a speech prior to Barack!

    I became undone, so to speak listening to this eulogy.

    It was the tenor.

    It was the vocabulary.

    It was the spirit.

    It was Obama.

    We now have a leader who refuses to read anything, a leader who refuses to listen to experts,

    a leader who does not give one goddamn for sincerity....

    All right, that is enough.

    I just listened to the eulogies and I now feel better.


    But as to the late Elijah and our former President Obama, I feel this tune coming on:





    His wife was extraordinary and unforgettable. Her emphasis on his integrity gave prominence to the fact the Republican Party has none, and would drive all with integrity out of government so they can complete the corrupt dissolution of this nation and it's laws, institutions and it's heritage. 

    No American spent his life fulfilling JFK's pledge, delivered so many years ago, near where Elijah lay in state:

    "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. "


    Richard, I especially appreciate your Third point regarding Cummings being a bridge that is no longer there.
    We need all the help we can get.

    Megadittoes. I really admired Cummings way of reaching out.

    Thanks for this. Trump targeted Cummings and the city of Baltimore in one of his rants. Trump said Cummings w a racist. Contrast those words with the words Obama used to describe Cummings.

    Cummings blasted the treatment of children at the border by DHS.  His "Come on man what's that about?" comment to the head of DHS documented the fire in Cummings' soul.

    The eulogies were inspiring 

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