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Previously on "Joe Biden - holding post"

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by Gibbon View Post

    Marcus Tullius Cicero - for making Greek philosophy accessible in his Tusculanae Disputationes. Also inspired one of the early church fathers Ambrose of Milan to write On the Duties of the Clergy in about 391 AD. It was written to motivate the clergy of his diocese so that they would conduct their lives in a manner appropriate to their vocation. With his immense background in the Classics, Ambrose modeled his treatise on Cicero's De Officiis.
    Gibbon, if you don't already have a complete set of the Loeb Classical Library, ebook copies can be downloaded free from zlibrary

    Here's one to get you started : Greek Lyric: Sappho and Alcaeus (Loeb No 142)

    (There are over six million ebooks there on all kinds of topics, many bang up to date.)

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  • Gibbon
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post

    OK, here's a question for the assorted congregation, if you were the President, or just you generally with a very large desk, and had to have a bust of someone, who would you choose?
    Marcus Tullius Cicero - for making Greek philosophy accessible in his Tusculanae Disputationes. Also inspired one of the early church fathers Ambrose of Milan to write On the Duties of the Clergy in about 391 AD. It was written to motivate the clergy of his diocese so that they would conduct their lives in a manner appropriate to their vocation. With his immense background in the Classics, Ambrose modeled his treatise on Cicero's De Officiis.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Have to admit, I would also have moved out the Churchill bust, not because I disapprove of what he stood for or his achievements (despite a few mistakes) but because with its hideous tree bark skin effect it is depressingly ugly, as the old boy would probably have agreed had he seen it.

    OK, here's a question for the assorted congregation, if you were the President, or just you generally with a very large desk, and had to have a bust of someone, who would you choose?
    Bust, or Butt?

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by Uncle Albert View Post
    Not technically a bust but... just a little something to brighten up the office.

    Wow, I'd like to see the wine bottle that top fits!

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  • Uncle Albert
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Have to admit, I would also have moved out the Churchill bust, not because I disapprove of what he stood for or his achievements (despite a few mistakes) but because with its hideous tree bark skin effect it is depressingly ugly, as the old boy would probably have agreed had he seen it.

    OK, here's a question for the assorted congregation, if you were the President, or just you generally with a very large desk, and had to have a bust of someone, who would you choose?
    Not technically a bust but... just a little something to brighten up the office.

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  • OwlHoot
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    Have to admit, I would also have moved out the Churchill bust, not because I disapprove of what he stood for or his achievements (despite a few mistakes) but because with its hideous tree bark skin effect it is depressingly ugly, as the old boy would probably have agreed had he seen it.

    OK, here's a question for the assorted congregation, if you were the President, or just you generally with a very large desk, and had to have a bust of someone, who would you choose?

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  • d000hg
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    You can see the Qanon guys getting this wrong already... 1 day in and Biden has statues to socialism in the Oval office.

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Apparently in his Oval office makeover, Citizen Bidet has turfed out Churchill's bust and replaced it with one of socialist Cesar Chavez.

    Can't see his time in office ending well
    That'll be this Chavez then: Cesar Chavez - Wikipedia not the socialist one that annoys right wingers: Hugo Chavez - Wikipedia

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  • OwlHoot
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    Apparently in his Oval office makeover, Citizen Bidet has turfed out Churchill's bust and replaced it with one of socialist Cesar Chavez.

    Can't see his time in office ending well

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    There is no chance of Biden dying during the term. If he stands for re election I would question his wisdom.

    He definitely won't start a new war nor will he pursue Trump for any vendetta. He will be more boring than Obama but I think that is what the world needs right now.
    We can't say he won't die, can happen to anyone, but he seems in good health. I am fairly sure he already vowed to be a 1-term president, but I suppose the power might go to his head.

    I think his main focus will be on climate and health, while remaining pretty moderate.

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  • fullyautomatix
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    Those steps look unusually tall on TV, you'd think they'd have a stair-lift. Not very wheelchair accessible.
    There is no chance of Biden dying during the term. If he stands for re election I would question his wisdom.

    He definitely won't start a new war nor will he pursue Trump for any vendetta. He will be more boring than Obama but I think that is what the world needs right now.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by LondonManc View Post
    Thought he did well just to make it up the steps yesterday.
    Those steps look unusually tall on TV, you'd think they'd have a stair-lift. Not very wheelchair accessible.

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  • SueEllen
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    Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Originally posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Start new war
    Russian sanctions for nothing
    Puts trump in prison
    Drops dead of old age while running

    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
    FTFY. But yeah.
    FTFY both - he runs everywhere to try and show he's healthy.

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  • LondonManc
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    Thought he did well just to make it up the steps yesterday.

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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by GhostofTarbera View Post
    Start new war
    Russian sanctions for nothing
    Puts trump in prison
    Drops dead of old age

    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
    FTFY. But yeah.

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