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Ian Hanchett 12 Sep 2020

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stated that essential workers who are fighting the coronavirus, “communities working together to distribute food and lift each other up[,]” and “people taking to the streets, marching for justice” are “everyday heroes” “stepping up to help their country.”

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    “I’m Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and I’m proud to represent New York in the United States Senate.

    Nineteen years ago, a sunny September morning turned to horror – and our state, and our country, were forever changed.

    September 11th was a terrifying day. We lost nearly 3,000 men, women, and children. They were our parents and siblings, our sons and daughters, our friends and our neighbors.

    Today, I join you in honoring those who we lost, but will never forget. That day, we experienced the darkest of moments, but we also witnessed the best of America.

    We saw it in the first responders speeding towards lower Manhattan, running up towers, while everyone else was running down. In the construction workers who rushed to help. In the strangers and communities that offered support. We saw how much Americans are willing to risk and sacrifice to help one another.

    That is the spirit of America. It is the selfless and strong and undaunted by challenging times. That’s who the American people are.

    Today, we are seeing that same spirit in the face of a new challenge. We see it in the essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to fight COVID-19. In the communities working together to distribute food and lift each other up. In the people taking to the streets, marching for justice.

    These everyday heroes are stepping up to help their country. But Republicans in Congress are not stepping up or helping them. They’re failing them.

    These heroes deserve leaders who fight for them just as hard as our heroes fight for us. People are losing their jobs, going hungry, and worrying about losing their homes.

    Even in the face of that extreme adversity, the American people are doing everything they can to support each other. But they can’t do it alone.

    They need resources to fight this pandemic. They need real relief from this economic crisis. And they need it now.

    The Senate must pass a comprehensive Coronavirus relief bill that meets the needs of the American people. Not a paltry, piecemeal approach that leaves out millions.

    My proudest moment in the Senate was when we finally passed a bipartisan bill to provide our brave 9/11 first responders with health care for the rest of their lives. But it took years to get them the help that they deserved.

    We cannot let history repeat itself now. Our doctors, nurses, grocery store clerks, postal workers show us every day how to be strong and courageous: they show up, care for their neighbors, and help in every way they can.

    They put in the work. They need and deserve elected leaders who do the same.”

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How about those who clean up after the protesters, who clean the paint off the buildings and statuary, who sweep up the trash they've left behind? How about the business owners and their employees whose stores and offices have been destroyed or burned down by those "taking to the streets" and now find themselves without income? Also everyday heroes or no?

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Yet another liberal mental midget speaks in favor of the protesters, rioters and scumbags. Marching for justice my sweet petunia!
Romans 12:16-21
Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly, do not claim to be wiser than you are.  Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.  If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceable with all.  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.  No, if your enemies are hungry, feed them, if they are thirsty, give them something to drink...Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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Yet another liberal mental midget speaks in favor of the protesters, rioters and scumbags. Marching for justice my sweet petunia!


Well,she DOES represent them. It would almost be a Vulcan Mind Meld if there were such things as Vulcans,and she and her suppoters had minds.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2020, 06:54:07 PM by sneakypete »
The Democratic Party has declared war on America.

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