Sunday, January 22, 2017

March on Washington 1963



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  1. Sean Spicer reminds me of Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf.

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    1. You weren’t the only one to have the thought, listener. [Click] Great minds, and all that! [grin]

      DC Metro ridership stats [Click]

      Weekly Standard quotation [Click]

      Was Spicer set up? [Click] One problem with being caught in a booby trap is that there is only one type of thing that gets caught in it…

      —-Alan

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    2. Thanks, Alan. I heard bits about this all day but finally got the whole story here.

      It's going to be an *interesting* Administration, at very least. I prefer Aaron Sorken's world to theirs!

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  2. Indeed he does, listener.

    A couple of days ago there was a study showing that Trump voters get most of their news from Fox. [Click] And here [Click] is a story about Fox's coverage of events in Washington the past two days. I don't know what can be done about such blatant propaganda.

    --Alan

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    1. And they swallow it hook, line and sinker. At least Dad does. *sigh*

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  3. Susan, I love those signs you reproduced on the last thread, especially, "I'm a girl. What's your superpower." Brilliant! Where do I buy the T-shirt? *grin*

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  4. One last good read, and then to bed, far later than I should. Today has been hopeful.--Alan

    The American left will be reborn under President Trump [Click]

    P.S.: The lead photo is a fine one; I respect and admire Michelle Obama. To tell the truth, I pity Melania Trump.

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    1. I pity Melania too. I can't imagine a life more nauseating than having to be physically close (euphemism) with Cheetolini. She should have heeded the old French saying: "There are no pockets in a nightgown."

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    2. Excuse me, Susan--the meaning of the saying is obscure to me. A quick check of the Internet is not helpful.

      Alan

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    3. If you're serious it means don't marry for money because then you'll have to pay by sharing a bed with the guy. Seems like a pretty steep price in the case of Cheetolini.

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    4. And she has evidently been willing to be merely a stage prop and a chattel. I have seen no indication that she has any independent life skills to speak of. What a horrible imprisonment, and self-inflicted! Well, in a way they may be a good match--both seem to have significant defects of character and intelligence.

      --Alan

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    5. A girl doesn't become a whore if she has *any* other options.

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  5. Great slide show of marches! [Click] No. 5 is interesting.

    Alan

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  6. Links o' the morn--Alan

    State climate policies are boosting San Joaquin Valley’s economy [Click] It's a big effect--much more than I should have expected.

    There’s a right way for Fortress California to hunker down [Click] Some of the measures that are afoot.

    Federal Policy Will Shift. Not All States Will Shift With It. [Click]

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    1. Somehow this link isn't working, Cat. Can you try again?

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    2. This [Click] should work, even though it may not go to the same reference as the one Cat found.
      --alan

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  8. I strongly suspect that the Women's March is the sort of civil rights event I will remember, like the Woolworth lunch counter sit-in, the photos of the burned-out Freedom Riders bus, Freedom Summer, Bull Connor's use of fire engines (and dogs, if memory serves me well) on demonstrators in Birmingham, and the assault on marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge [that was a shocker because it was recorded (a new technology) and broadcast (also very new) in COLOR).  In double-checking my recollection, I discovered that Edmund Pettus was the Grand Dragon of the Alabama Klu Klux Klan, among other things.  Here's [Click] some stuff about the TV recordings.  The photographs in Life Magazine were also very influential, reinforcing the effect of the TV news on the public.

    --Alan

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  9. I had forgotten this great quote by Eleanor Roosevelt:

    “A woman is like a tea bag… you never know how strong it is until you put it in hot water.”

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  10. I don't think I ever heard that one before, Cat! It's a dandy. People these days are often ignorant of many of the fine things Eleanor Roosevelt did on her own hook--she was not merely an appendage of FDR; indeed, she was arguably a good deal more progressive than he. [As memory serves me.]

    Alan

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    1. If I'd had to choose between FDR and Eleanor, I'd choose her for President.

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  11. We had dinner out tonight in honour of Mah*Sweetie's 5th Anniversary in his current job. Best part was that, due to a recent attaboy bonus, his employer paid for dinner! 😃
    PLUS: In my little town:
    Winter Weather Advisory, from 7 PM Monday to 10 PM Tuesday: snow, sleet and freezing rain with winds to 40mph, something like 5-13" of messiness.

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    1. "Sorry but the page you're looking for on this blog doesn't exist."

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    2. My second, long, link works.

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    1. Very good; one picture is worth a thousand words>

      Alan

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