Nah, 1880 was 17 years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Yes, animated gifs are allowed by Catholicism.
Blingees are encouraged! All forms of "computer picture" are acceptable, just save it as a jpeg or a gif so we can post it on Wonkette. (Blingees are gifs.)
Like most former smokers, I am now an insufferable anti-cigarette nazi.
Considering that Newell hasn't left his Capitol Hill rat house since 2008, I am guessing there are not a whole lot of "steps" involved, unless you're talking about the steps behind his kitchen, where he smokes his repulsive cigarettes.
Also, Reagan had far worse numbers, so his administration changed the way unemployment is reported, so that it immediately "dropped" by five points. Hahaha those people were shameless. (And it worked.)
I tried ... I think I actually dozed off. If they just wanted to avoid the comedy viral video fun of a Jindal or Bachmann, the GOP succeeded ... by putting America to sleep.