Zimmerman and Brown: Together Forever?

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    January 19, 1917 The German Foreign Minister sent a coded telegram
    (The Zimmermann Telegram) to Mexico proposing that they
    attack the US, and would be rewarded with Texas, New
    Mexico and Arizona.

    The British decoded it and gave it to
    Wilson on February 24.

    The newspapers printed it on March 1, and it galvanized the public: the Congress declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917- sealing the fate of Germany.

    Thus this telegram changed the course of history.


    Is it possible that the election in Massachusetts can also be 'history-changer'? Could the this be the 'Scott heard 'round the world'...a stake in the heart of socialism?

    One can only hope.
     
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    I think we should have offered them Texas and kept Arizona and New Mexico....

    Other than that, I think its a reach to compare it to WWI
     
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    Wingy, just jerkin' your chain...as you are about giving up a couple of states

    (but I am nervously watching this election).
     
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    It will be one of the most significant elections in years if he wins...stay tuned

    I was serious about Texas though...they don't want to be a state anyway
     
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    I thought the wingnuts wore out hyperbole last year. I pray (figuratively speaking) I never get this desperate for good news.
     
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    I looked up "Hyperbole" in the dictionary. It said to reference "Sinatra".
     

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