TWO THINGS

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The president-elect won the election with less than 40% of the popular vote but had the majority of electoral votes. The Republican Party had put forth a candidate to win several crucial states that could swing the Electoral College.

The election was a bitter one with the Democrat Party fractured between two candidatesThe incoming president received so many death threats that he chose to arrive in Washington in secrecy.  The security for the inauguration was the tightest ever with troops stationed on buildings throughout the day. 

This was an unprecedented amount of protection for any presIdent-elect.  Many members of Congress chose not to attend the ceremony.

Despite all this ……. Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as our 16th president on March 4, 1861.

H/T Dennis

Florida Homeowner Told She Has To Take Down Racist, Offensive Blue Lives Matter Flag…

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Weasel Zippers

The butthurt burns hot.

Via Action News Jax:

Jeff Gaddie says the Blue Lives Matter flag has flown outside his daughter’s home in St. Johns County for years.

Gaddie told Action News Jax it’s flown to honor him — and many other family members — who are law enforcement.

The homeowner is asking the St. Johns County neighborhood not be identified for fear of backlash.

“If you drive by and see that flag, it kind of makes you feel a little bit better that there’s a family that supports what I’m doing,” Gaddie said.

Recently, his daughter received a letter asking her to remove the flag, saying it doesn’t fit the rules and regulations of the homeowners association.

“She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-black lives matter.”

She was asked to submit a form for permission to fly to flag — so she sent in the request.

The request was denied.

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