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05-17-2024, 01:07 PM
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Quote:Finally, a statement made by you with which I absolutely agree.

Well, David, I guess it's true that even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then.

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05-17-2024, 01:31 PM
Post: #4592
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(05-17-2024 01:07 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  
Quote:Finally, a statement made by you with which I absolutely agree.

Well, David, I guess it's true that even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then.

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Rob

Who are you comparing to a "blind hog"? You, me, or both?

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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05-17-2024, 03:02 PM
Post: #4593
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Not to be nit-picky (why start now)
I believe the correct expression is "even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while"

https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Squirrel-Fi...th=1&psc=1

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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05-17-2024, 03:21 PM
Post: #4594
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Quote:Who are you comparing to a "blind hog"? You, me, or both?

Part of being a genius is maintaining some mystery in life.

Quote:I believe the correct expression is "even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while"

Depends on where you're from.

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/eve...w+and+then

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07-06-2024, 12:56 PM
Post: #4595
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No googling please.

In what speech did Abraham Lincoln say this?

It was not the mere matter of the separation of the Colonies from the motherland; but that sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but, I hope, to the world, for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weight would be lifted from the shoulders of all men. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence. Now, my friends, can this country be saved upon that basis? If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle---I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it.
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07-06-2024, 02:23 PM
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Is this the speech that Lincoln gave in Philadelphia on Independence Day in 1861?
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07-07-2024, 04:10 AM
Post: #4597
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Excellent, Roger. Indeed it is! Except it was not given on July 4th; it was given during Lincoln's 1861 inaugural journey to Washington.

https://www.nps.gov/liho/learn/historycu...e-hall.htm

Good job, Roger!
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