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Saturday News: You can't fix stupid

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CAWTHORN GOT CAUGHT TRYING TO CARRY A GUN ON ASHEVILLE FLIGHT: U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, a first-term lawmaker from far-western North Carolina, attempted to bring a handgun through security at the Asheville airport in February. His congressional spokesman said it was done in error. A Glock 9mm handgun was taken from Cawthorn’s bag as he attempted to go through security on Feb. 13, 2021, according to audio first obtained and posted online Thursday by a group trying to oust the congressman from office. Officers from the airport’s Department of Public Safety first wanted Cawthorn to bring the weapon to his car, but elected to hold onto the gun because Cawthorn’s flight was leaving in “seven minutes,” according to the audio. Done in error my ass. He did it on purpose because he knew it would get in the paper and impress his gun-nut base. I f you or I did that. we'd be locked up pronto.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article253145168.html

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Samuel Johnston was born in Scotland, but moved here with his Uncle (Royal Governor Gabriel Johnston) when he was just two years old. He attended Yale but did not graduate, instead returning home to study law under Thomas Barker. Johnston began his public service career at 22, and continued his government career non-stop for the following half-century. He was the defacto Governor of NC in 1775 when Josiah Martin slunk off, and was later elected Governor (3 times) and became the first elected (U.S.) Senator from NC. But it was his service in the Continental Congress during the war that give him TFF status:

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