my friends demonic sibling says: So ya know the civil war... sometimes... George Washington? *giggling intensifies* Who's George Washington?? Jorge Washingmachine!?!? *giggles*
Milley was so plagued by the photo op that he considered resigning, Woodward and Costa reported. The general is said to have asked former Secretary of State Colin Powell — who also previously served as joint chiefs chairman — if he should resign.
"Fuck no!" Powell responded, according to the book. "I told you never to take the job. You never should have taken the job. Trump's a fucking maniac."
Powell was one of several former top military officials to criticize the photo op. "We have a Constitution. And we have to follow that Constitution. And the President has drifted away from it," Powell told CNN.
George Washington from Turn: Washington’s Spies and Real Life, is a dilf!
conservatives are really leaning into the whole “vaccines that benefit public health are exactly the same as Nazi Germany” rhetoric
look, I get that Americans dislike it when the government says you have to do anything. people hate that. I hate it - it’s understandable
this is a rich and diverse subject within American culture
but you need to understand George Washington himself mandated smallpox inoculation for the troops under his command, one of the first generals in modern history to do so
"Finding the smallpox to be spreading much and fearing that no precaution can prevent it from running through the whole of our army, I have determined that troops shall be inoculated,"
"This expedient may be attended with some inconveniences and some disadvantages, but yet I trust in its consequences will have the most happy effects. Necessity not only authorizes but seems to require the measure, for should the disorder infect the army in the natural way and rage with its virulence we should have more to dread from it than from the sword of the enemy."
the winter at Valley Forge was devastating to the Continental Army precisely because thousands of troops came from all over the country to one common place, under commanding officers who did not mandate vaccination, with inadequate social distancing and other precautions
there are countless things you can fault the government for
preventing you from killing a neighbor or relative with a lethal virus is not one of them
get vaccinated, wear a mask, stop being a cunt
When it comes to COVID vaccines, look to the Founders for answers
art: "Washington visiting the sick at Valley Forge," from "The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution," by Benson J. Lossing
General George Washington was fighting two foes when the Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge: the British and smallpox
Washington had seen the disease devastate troops during the Quebec Campaign, and he knew that the Revolution would be dead in its cradle if his army fell ill, so America’s future first President got his command inoculated in our first large-scale, government-led vaccination campaign
Washington’s actions saved his people to fight another day
this example set two and a half centuries ago - when an even deadlier disease required much riskier measures - should serve as a model for today
inoculation then involved taking pus from an infected person and scratching it into the skin of a healthy patient to induce a minor case... recovery could be long, and side effects severe
clinical trial data published in peer-reviewed journals show that our much more benign and technically sophisticated mRNA COVID vaccines reduce hospitalizations due to breakthrough infections to 0.004 percent and deaths to 0.001 percent - all without any of the risks of 18th Century medicine
despite real risks, by inoculating themselves then, Washington and the other Founders might have saved the Republic
so why are so few of today's "patriots" willing to do what's necessary?
article source: X
He is why I’m failing No Simp September
Dig your feet in.
He scrubs water over his face, registers the shock of cold only distantly and blinks, catches his own eyes in the mirror,
salt water dripping off dark lashes, her eyes warm and brown and gold
“See? Not so bad.”
hand cool and slippery in his
his hand slips against the sink handle, and he glances away, fixes his gaze on the decorative tile around the mirrors instead. There’s too many of them in here, too many places for him to stumble into his reflection when he’s not ready for it. He runs his wrists under the sink until they start to ache from the cold.
what is wrong with you?
A million years ago a kid from nowhere steps into an office. He’s not entirely sure what he’s doing here, why he’s been called, but he stands there with the city stretched out in front of him, with all that light streaming in, and he thinks, I want it.
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Caleb Gibbs: Look at this graph *holds up paper detailing how gone to shit the Valley Forge encampment is*
Right hand man in a nutshell:
Aaron burr: the pride of Mount Vernon, George Washington!
George, barging into the room: GUYS WE’RE FUCKED!
U.S. President William McKinley died after being mortally wounded on September 6 by anarchist Leon Czolgosz and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt on September 14, 1901.
King George when his advisors start talking about debt in the colonies: You either need to back me the fuck up…or shut the fuck up.