Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 47

Thread: No respect?

  1. #1
    tWebber Whateverman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Faith
    Unspecified
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,348
    Amen (Given)
    330
    Amen (Received)
    264

    No respect?

    Give none, get none.

    Trump says he won’t go and pay respects to John Lewis at Capitol

    Donald Trump, who in recent weeks has stirred racial tensions, says he has no plans to visit the late Congressman John Lewis as the civil rights icon lies in state at the US Capitol.

    "No I won't be going," the president said. "No."
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9640886.html

    It's looking more and more like he's not interested in a second term...
    I can solve the problem of evil without interfering with anyone's free will. So can your God, but he refuses. This is why I'm His moral superior.

  2. #2
    See, the Thing is... Cow Poke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    66,603
    Amen (Given)
    14485
    Amen (Received)
    29451
    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Give none, get none.



    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9640886.html

    It's looking more and more like he's not interested in a second term...
    From USA Today....

    “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president,” Lewis told NBC's "Meet the Press" a week before the inauguration in January 2017. "I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected and they have destroyed the candidacy of Hillary Clinton."

    Lewis also refused to attend events where Trump would be present, including the dedication of a civil rights museum in Mississippi.


    And NOW you know.... the rest of the story. (Though I still think it's incredibly petty of Trump)
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  3. Amen NorrinRadd amen'd this post.
  4. #3
    tWebber Mountain Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    United States
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    23,377
    Amen (Given)
    6700
    Amen (Received)
    8357
    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Give none, get none.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9640886.html

    It's looking more and more like he's not interested in a second term...
    The article didn't mention Trump's reasoning for not going, so I will withhold judgement until we get the full story.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

  5. Amen NorrinRadd amen'd this post.
  6. #4
    God bless the USA. Ack!! Bill the Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Central VA
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    16,887
    Amen (Given)
    8299
    Amen (Received)
    8876
    Wait... I thought funerals were "large gatherings"...

    https://dcra.dc.gov/release/guidance...-funeral-homes


    Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals --- Manya the Holy Szin --- The Quintara Marathon ---

    I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common --- Stephen R. Donaldson ---

  7. Amen mossrose, NorrinRadd amen'd this post.
  8. #5
    See, the Thing is... Cow Poke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    66,603
    Amen (Given)
    14485
    Amen (Received)
    29451
    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    The article didn't mention Trump's reasoning for not going, so I will withhold judgement until we get the full story.
    That's what I noticed first off! So I went looking.

    While I suspect it could well be a grudge because of Lewis' tremendous disrespect for Trump, it would just as well be "If I were there, it would all be about, and I don't want to distract from the significance of the event".
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  9. #6
    tWebber Mountain Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    United States
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    23,377
    Amen (Given)
    6700
    Amen (Received)
    8357
    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    That's what I noticed first off! So I went looking.

    While I suspect it could well be a grudge because of Lewis' tremendous disrespect for Trump, it would just as well be "If I were there, it would all be about, and I don't want to distract from the significance of the event".
    That's what I was thinking. It could very well be that Trump doesn't want to be a distraction, or perhaps he was quietly asked not to attend. It could also be the case that Trump is simply being petty. I really have no idea.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

  10. Amen NorrinRadd amen'd this post.
  11. #7
    See, the Thing is... Cow Poke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    The Republic of Texas
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    66,603
    Amen (Given)
    14485
    Amen (Received)
    29451
    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    That's what I was thinking. It could very well be that Trump doesn't want to be a distraction, or perhaps he was quietly asked not to attend. It could also be the case that Trump is simply being petty. I really have no idea.
    It's like when a President visits a disaster area -- his very presence there can cause more disruption to needed services, so he'll get criticized if he goes, and criticized if he doesn't.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  12. #8
    Farewell, Big Chief! mossrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Faith
    slave & child of Christ
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    23,467
    Amen (Given)
    17763
    Amen (Received)
    10768
    I suspect that no matter what decision he makes, and for whatever reason, he will be damned by somebody for doing it.


    Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

  13. #9
    tWebber Ronson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Faith
    Christian
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,110
    Amen (Given)
    174
    Amen (Received)
    369
    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Give none, get none.



    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9640886.html

    It's looking more and more like he's not interested in a second term...
    So? It's not like Lewis or his family would want Trump there anyway. No biggie.

  14. Amen NorrinRadd, Bill the Cat, RumTumTugger amen'd this post.
  15. #10
    tWebber Whateverman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2019
    Faith
    Unspecified
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,348
    Amen (Given)
    330
    Amen (Received)
    264
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    So? It's not like Lewis or his family would want Trump there anyway.
    That's the thing about paying respect to someone, though. It's a positive statement about the person, often done in-spite of your actual relationship with them.

    Is it a big deal? In the grand scheme of things, no. But it would have taken very little effort, made Trump look like more than an adolescent playing at being a statesman, and probably would have appealed to some African Americans he's trying to get votes from. It also would have stuck a thumb in the eye of people who insist he's a racist.

    But no. He couldn't rise to the challenge we repeatedly saw young kids conquering on TV today.
    I can solve the problem of evil without interfering with anyone's free will. So can your God, but he refuses. This is why I'm His moral superior.

  16. Amen JimL amen'd this post.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •