Aretha Franklin, Marion Anderson, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Politics of Mink. Continue reading
The picture says it all. Quick Takes Bits from our Social Media Sites in Case You Missed them This song really shouldn’t be as relevant today as it is.
“I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.”
~Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, born this day in 1837 Continue reading
The book, a bold stab at slavery, sold second only to the Bible in its year of publication and for the rest of the Century — in spite of it pre-dating the Civil War. Here are a few blurbs from reviews in 1852: Continue reading
If Hillary actually responded to the number of emails that have reportedly been screened by the FBI, then she would have spent 8.56 hours per day answering each email in less than one second. That’s probably why she forgot to approve this campaign video that we uncovered.
“A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.” ~John Steinbeck, awarded the Nobel Prize in literature this day in 1962 From The Economist: […] America has problems, but this picture is a caricature of a country that, on most measures, is more prosperous, more peaceful and less racist than ever before. The real threat … Continue reading
“God made more horses asses than horses.” ~Aunt Betty’s Almanac From “Our Fact Checks of the First Debate” in today’s NYTimes Foreign Policy and National Security On Mr. Trump saying Mrs. Clinton had been “fighting ISIS your entire adult life.” In reality, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, began as an Al … Continue reading
Everybody knows that Trump has a bit of a problem when it comes to separating media from reality. Is it possible that 1950s television commercials shaped his political platform? His attitude on life? Let’s explore: DONALD TRUMP ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE “It must be a pretty picture. You dropping to your knees.” ~Donald Trump … Continue reading
“Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.” ~Happy birthday, Lily Tomlin! More fun quotes: No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up. I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see … Continue reading
“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard … we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ~Malala Yousafzai The term “Women’s Equality Day” is a bit unfortunate, since it implies, when out of context, that women only have one … Continue reading
This week in 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender. It was sent to the states for ratification. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any … Continue reading