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Dhaka, Bangladesh

Via: National Geographic

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/dhaka-bangladesh-train/

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

San Antonio Councilman Williams – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Think Progress

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Yesterday a Texas judge blocked the city of San Antonio from renaming a street after Cesar Chavez, the late labor activist who fought for higher wages and better working conditions for migrant farm workers.

The restraining order came just days after the City Council voted to rename Durango Street, one of San Antonio’s main thoroughfares.

Chavez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, for his work on civil rights and is a hero to many in the city, which is 61 percent Hispanic. Yet a state district judge sided with groups that protest that naming the street after Chavez somehow interferes with “maintaining] the integrity of our history.”

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“We’ve been waiting for fifteen years to get the renaming of a street, a major
street, for Cesar Chavez,” Martinez said. “There are over 200 streets in
the last 10 years that had their names changed, and there was no
problem.”

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Councilman Reed Williams, a white Republican from San Antonio’s posh North
Side:

This action feels different to me,” he said. “It feels like a political majority is pushing its will, and it doesn’t have to.”
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“The political majority should concern us all, particularly for a group of folks (Hispanic) that have been in the minority that are moving to a majority. We must be sure that everyone that does that understands the absolute responsibility that comes with being in the majority.”

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In other words:

“This action feels different to me,” he said. “It feels like a political majority (Hispanic) is pushing its will (on whites), and it doesn’t have to.”
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“The political majority (Hispanic) should concern us all (white), particularly for a group of folks (Hispanic) that have been in the minority (now white, WAS Hispanic) that are moving to a majority (now Hispanic, WAS white). We must be sure that everyone (white) that does that understands the absolute responsibility that comes with being in the majority (Hispanic).”

Again, San Antonio is 61% Hispanic.

http://thinkprogress.org/2011/05/24/texas-cesar-chavez-street/

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oprah – Via: the outrageously good, someecards.com

visit someecards, HERE:

http://www.someecards.com/

Funny TV Ecard: It's time to say goodbye to the talk show host who will be missed by everyone except the employed.

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Funny Somewhat Topical Ecard: Let's thank Oprah for 25 years of helping us justify being completely insane about our weight fluctuations.

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Funny Encouragement Ecard: I'm sure Oprah would've recommended your book if you ever wrote it.

May 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Mansur – Twitter, twit; same-same

Via: Rebecca Mansur, Palin’s speechwriter/domestic advisor twits

Via: The Daily Caller

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A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former  Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top  political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin.

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Red State Editor-in-Chief and CNN contributor Erick Erickson:

“a total  douchebag”

“Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion.  He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.

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Mitt Romney supporters are:

“wacky as hell”

“Would love to tell Mitt’s lackeys to stop backstabbing my boss anonymously”

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Nikki Haley – Governor of South Carolina

Palin – “took a big risk in endorsing Nikki [Haley for South Carolina governor]. You  don’t pick a loser in SC. Very important state. Mitt has no hope of winning it,  so…he could endorse a 4th place underdog ‘cuz his strategy for ‘12 is ignore the  South. SC is crucial to someone like the Gov. She took a risk.”

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Bristol Palin:

“Two words: Patti Davis. Okay three more: Ron Reagan Junior. Two more Jimmy  Carter. Doesn’t your family have one?”

– Sarah (Moms) Palin – “She will hold her at arm’s length. Even Thatcher was never able to disown  her screw up son Mark. It’s a Mom thing,” 

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http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/24/what-a-top-aide-to-sarah-palin-really-thinks-about-mitt-romney-bristol-palin-erick-erickson-and-more/

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Palin has Mansur

and,

Gingrich has Tyler

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/category/rick-tyler/

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I figure this proves Forrest’s Momma was right when she said:

“Stupid is, as stupid does”

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Palin | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(2 of 2) “… the true gold mines of culture”

“A test of people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children, even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children.

But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of culture”

Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

(1 of 2) For 25% of retirees, savings are all gone

Via: CNN Money – AARP Public Policy Institute

After record job losses, falling home prices and devalued investment portfolios, the recession has taken a toll on many Americans’ financial well being.

But retirees and those close to retirement, with little time left to rebuild their savings, face particular hardship.

Read more, HERE:

http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/24/pf/recession_retirement_savings/?section=money_latest

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A quick summary of the findings:

– One in four Americans age 50 or older said they had exhausted all of their savings during the recession

– 67% at least reduced their retirement savings account balances during the previous three years

– More than 80% said the economy had impacted their retirement plans

– Many don’t have $2,000 for a rainy day

– 12% opted to forgo their health insurance in the previous three years

– 50% put off medical or dental care or were not taking their medication because of financial considerations

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And then, and then, they need to deal with the sheer arrogance of people like Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA).  

“Hear yourself, ma’am. Hear yourself,”  Woodall told the woman.

“You want the government to take care of you, because your employer decided not to take care of you.

My question is, ‘When do I decide I’m going to take care of me?’”

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/rob-woodall-r-ga-gop-moron-of-the-day/

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May 25, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment