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Trump Talk: or, Lift every voice and sing

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lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 19:58:23

It's Black History Month and the fight goes on (plus, we all need a boost that does not come from ye olde hop flask).

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who hast by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand.
True to our God,
True to our native land.

James Weldon Johnson (1900)

cozietoesie Sat 17-Feb-18 20:05:25

Thanks, lion.

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 20:06:08

I was going to confess at the end of the last thread that after six years of petitioning from DS I finally caved and we have acquired a little kitten.

I have also arranged a trip to the US for this Summer.

Both of these events can be traced back to the Trump effect.

The kitten likes to walk across the keyboard and has blocked two random people on Twitter.

Not everything touched by Trump is corroded. smile

cozietoesie Sat 17-Feb-18 20:09:26

Oh - and Mr M and his team hardly count as legal ingénues. smile

cozietoesie Sat 17-Feb-18 20:10:04

As I was going to add to the last thread. wink

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 20:11:15

I just saw someone post: 'Mueller is both the calm and the storm.'

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 20:12:04


Natsku Sat 17-Feb-18 20:13:11

Checking in and demanding a kitten picture!

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 20:16:59

This is fab for any Sally Q. Yates fans. smile

BiglyBadgers Sat 17-Feb-18 20:18:32 a bit of a sing song. Nice thread smile

lettuceWrap Sat 17-Feb-18 20:23:03

Thanks Lion.

Trump is currently tweeting his innocence (multiple tweets), I guess he’s pretty rattled grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 17-Feb-18 20:28:00

He does seem a bit rattled. Can't think why....

SingaSong12 Sat 17-Feb-18 20:30:57

Placemark - kitten pic please

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 20:53:50

I am working on it--kittens are faster than I imagined. smile

People were predicting a bit of a tweetstorm from Trump. He is predictably unpredictable.

TheNorthWestPawsage Sat 17-Feb-18 20:54:54

Thanks lion
It's World Cat Day - a photo is mandatory!

Saffronwblue Sat 17-Feb-18 21:13:27

The Florida students are giving me hope. They are so brave and so strong.

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 21:16:33

I did not know that so in the interests of general wellbeing within the resistance and World Cat Day.

(Pic taken by DS because the kitten defeated me when I tried it).

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 21:18:40

They speak up and out so well, don't they?

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 17-Feb-18 21:24:28

The students from Florida make my heart swell. As does the movement to walk out of school on April 20th.

kalapattar Sat 17-Feb-18 21:27:58

Looking forward to Sarah Sanders at the podium next week. You can almost predict her answers.

I wish Donald would do another solo press conference. He hasn't done one for a long time.

lionheart Sat 17-Feb-18 21:30:52

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PerkingFaintly Sat 17-Feb-18 21:59:36

Checking in for the kitten pics.

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