Sunday, July 27, 2014

Quote of the Day

From "This is your brain on racism: Inside the mind of modern bigotry". Good article, quite long.

Karl Marx once quipped that “violence is the midwife of every old society pregnant with a new one.” Just as surely, however, prejudice is the midwife of violence.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Uploaded on Jun 16, 2009
Early 1990s. With The Nash Ramblers in Atlanta at The Fox Theater.

Thanks to bluegrassrootstv.

Monday, July 21, 2014

"Those who do not learn the lessons of history ... yada, yada ..."

Latinos Encounter a New ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Situation in California
Seventy-five years ago in The Grapes of Wrath, his classic 1939 Great Depression novel, John Steinbeck depicted a similar confrontation between Californians and down-and-out arrivals to their state. The difference is that in Steinbeck’s book the targets of widespread anger were not immigrants. They were migrants from the Dust Bowl of the South and Southwest who had come to California when drought made their lives as farmers impossible.                
“What happens when they come here with diseases and can overrun our schools?  How much is this costing us?” a Murrieta protester was quoted as asking the town’s mayor this month.                
In The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck has an angry Californian use almost identical language to say of the Dust Bowl migrants, “They bring diseases, they’re filthy. We can’t have them in the schools. They’re strangers.”        

It's not they didn't learn the lessons of history, it's that they don't know or care about history. It's all me-me-me to the anti-Latino Teatard crowd.

Oh, the irony...

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

GOP Eyes Bill to Allow Denying Citizens Right to Vote
If denial based on religious beliefs.

Man in Horse Head Shakes Obama's Hand
Other end of horse says he should be impeached.

U.S. Drops to 46th in World Press Freedom Index
You may have read about this in Romania, which placed 45th.

Wal-Mart Very Sorry for Selling Nazi “Work Makes You Free” Poster
But the lampshades are still selling well.

??? - News Quiz - ???

The number of vets from Iraq and Afghanistan in the Disability Program:
A )Is nowhere near the number from Vietnam, Korea, and World War Two.
B )Is a small fraction of the number from Vietnam, Korea, and World War Two.
C )Nearly equals the number from Vietnam, Korea, and World War Two.
Hint: But that’s only because wounded soldiers used to die on the battlefield, but now they survive and need medical care for the rest of their lives.