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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Published on Jul 10, 2014
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell performing "Pancho and Lefty" at Music City Roots Live From The Factory on 7.09.2014

Thanks to Music City Roots.

Two of my favorite tunes so y'all get a twofer.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

2016 Presidential Race: Romney Ahead So Far With Republicans
Edging out McCain, Dole, Stassen.

EU to Start Counting Drug, Gambling, Sex Transactions as Part of GDP
Instantly transforming current “stagnant economy” into “robust era of prosperity and growth.”

Marijuana Food Trucks Begin Operating in Washington State
Drive up one street, down next playing “Everybody Must Get Stoned.”

Conservatives Outfit Trucks to Spew Black Smoke in Protest of Obama, Environmentalists
Next week will protest Clean Water Act by peeing in a reservoir.