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Posted on 06/13/2018 9:44:47 PM PDT by KierkegaardMAN
The recent pardon of the late world heavy weight champion Jack Johnson by our president was a gracious act long overdue. A previous motion had passed the House but died in the Senate in 2008. Johnsons racially motivated conviction for violating the Mann Act after he had married a white woman resulted in his beginning a year term in Leavenworth prison in 1920. It was not a salutary place; I buried one of its inmates who had done much more than a year there. Johnson skipped bail and spent several years in Europe via Canada. In Barcelona, much in need of funds that had run out although he had garnered fantastic box office fees in illegal matches and had squandered them with commensurate prodigality, he undertook an exhibition match while on the lam in 1916.
Sancte Nicolae percute pro nobis. Nice:
Saint Nicholas, hit for us.
There’s worse — it can destroy souls.
Blood sports like boxing should be discouraged, never encouraged.
Written by the guy who happened to be my parish priest for about 10 years. Just sayin’ with pride!!!
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