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Wim Dussel – Image Gallery

Via: First Time User

– Sjouwerman in Istanbul, Turkey

– 1958

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See more images, HERE:

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/tagged/Wim-Dussel

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June 26, 2012 Posted by | We Are the 99 Percent | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(2 of 2) Governor George C. Wallace – State Rights

Via: Alabama Department of Archieves and History

On June 11, 1963, Alabama’s Governor George Wallace came to national prominence when he kept a campaign pledge to stand in the schoolhouse door to block integration of Alabama public schools. Governor Wallace read this proclamation when he first stood in the door-way to block the attempt of two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, to register at the University of Alabama. President John F. Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard, and ordered its units to the university campus.

Wallace then stepped aside and returned to Montgomery allowing the students to enter.

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 “I stand here today, as Governor of this sovereign State, and refuse to willingly submit to illegal usurpation of power by the Central Government. I claim today for all the people of the State of Alabama those rights reserved to them under the Constitution of the United States.”

http://www.archives.state.al.us/govs_list/schooldoor.html

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personal thought:

I think if the current ‘Roberts Court’ had been the ‘court at that time’; we’d still have segregated schools, and ‘COLORED’ drinking fountains.

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June 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

(1 of 2) Scalia: If States Can Resrict Those Freed Slaves, Then Why Not Messicans?

Via: Wonkette

The Supreme Court conducted a vile smear against the noble state of Arizona today by shooting down most of SB 1070, the law that restricts illegal Mexicans from existing. Our old pal Antonin Scalia, writing the dissenting opinion, simply didn’t care for his peers’ decision. As Scalia sees it, states = sovereign, so states can do whatever they want, however they want it, to keep the filthy Mexicans outside looking in. Where is the problem? Southern states did this all the time with freed slaves, so why can’t they do it with the taco people?

This will go down as one of the great highlights of Scalia 2.0, now featuring more anti-black people precedent:

Notwithstanding “[t]he myth of an era of unrestricted immigration” in the first 100 years of the Republic, the States enacted numerous laws restricting the immigra tion of certain classes of aliens, including convicted crimi­nals, indigents, persons with contagious diseases, and (in Southern States) freed blacks. 

Neuman, The Lost Century of American Immigration (1776–1875), 93 Colum. L. Rev. 1833, 1835, 1841–1880 (1993).  State laws not only pro­vided for the removal of unwanted immigrants but also imposed penalties on unlawfully present aliens (see photo) and those who aided their immigration.^2 Id., at 1883.

You know what, we can totally believe that that happened. Way to cite it in your 2012 opinion, friend.

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http://wonkette.com/476390/scalia-if-states-can-resrict-those-freed-slaves-then-why-not-messicans#more-476390

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June 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

With Gas Prices Expected To Drop Below $3, Republicans Suddenly Silent On Obama’s Role

Via: Huffington Post

Experts predict average gas prices may fall below $3 this fall after dropping 14 cents in two weeks.

When prices hit a record high, Republicans attributed sole responsibility to President Obama, even though there is no evidence that factors like drilling impact what consumers pay.

Just two months ago, Republicans said Obama shouldered the blame for rising gas costs, and that only he had the “key” to lower gas prices:

Mitt Romney, March 18, 2012: “He gets full credit or blame for what’s happened in this economy, and what’s happened to gasoline prices under his watch, and what’s happened to our schools, and what’s happened to our military forces. All these things are his responsibility while he’s president.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), April 6, 2012: “The president holds the key to addressing the pain Ohioans are feeling at the gas pump and moving our nation away from its reliance on foreign energy. My question for the president is: what are you waiting for?

Boehner, April 6, 2012: “The president’s own policies to date have made matters worse and driven up gas prices.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Feb. 28 2012: “This President will go to any length to drive up gas prices and pave the way for his ideological agenda.”

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), March 13, 2012: Obama is “fully responsible for what the American public is paying for gasoline.”

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Q: Are Republicans now reversing their rhetoric and giving Obama credit for falling gas prices?

A: Oh, hell NO!

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/06/25/505369/with-gas-prices-expected-to-drop-below-3-republicans-suddenly-silent-on-obamas-role/?tw_p=twt

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personal thought:

I think the President had very little control when the prices rise; nor is he responsible for the drop.

With that said, I do like the timing.

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Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

June 26, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Boehner, GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greece/Euro/EU – “Quote of the Day”

Via: Huffington Post

“There’s a disagreement on the fiscal side, and unless that is resolved in the next three days, then I’m afraid the summit could turn out to be a fiasco.

And that could be actually fatal because you are facing the possiblity of Greece leaving the euro and perhaps the European Union, and you need to strengthen the remaining euro structure to withstand that shock.”

– George Soros told Bloomberg TV.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/george-soros-germany_n_1623810.html?utm_hp_ref=business

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June 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment