Land of the free? How Trump has put America’s identity in peril

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As the midterm elections approach, Ben Fountain argues white voters should know that a real democracy can only survive if there is true equality for everyone

By Ben Fountain | The Guardian | September 23, 2018


Some 20 months into his term Trump has been pretty much the president we expected: loud, boastful, bullying, reckless, ruder than the worst-bred minor royalty, tetchy as a wolverine in heat. The main thing to note is the very most main thing: he’s still going.

The juggernaut that was launched off the down escalator at Trump Tower back in 2015 rolls on, strewing bodies and busted parts in its wake and one hell of a nasty stink, yet roll it does with undiminished vigor.

Is there anything left to say that would stop it? Think of the hundreds of millions of words that have been thrown at him the last three years, every kind…

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♪ Yesterday ♪

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Just an earnest, young, sweet voice singing about Yesterday.

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Okay, so yes, this is a rather melancholy song, but every now and then we all have those melancholy moments, right?  The song itself is not necessarily among my favourite of the Beatles repertoire, but there’s just something about it.

According to Songfacts

This is the most covered pop song of all time, with over 3,000 versions Say WHAT??? recorded according to The Guinness Book Of World Records. For years, it was also the song with the most radio plays, but in 1999 BMI music publishing reported that You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ had passed it. Still, at any given time, some version of “Yesterday” is probably being broadcast somewhere.

Paul McCartney wrote this song and was the only Beatle to play on it. It was the first time a Beatle recorded without the others.

McCartney claimed that while The Beatles were touring in Paris, he tumbled out…

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Fabulous Felines in History: Les Hommes de Sidonie Gabrielle Colette — Katzenworld

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Kittenhood Photography Competition Winner – Sara Grant — Katzenworld

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