Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I'm betting on grandma

Spectators at the capitol during a free concert by the Army Band - photo by Esther Bubley on June 1943
Spectators at the capitol enjoying a concert by the Army Band
by Esther Bubley, 1943

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt. - Woodrow Wilson
Shirley Chisholm and Rosa Parks, first black female U.S. Representative, elected in 1968 by the voters of New York’s 12th Congressional District.  the first major-party black candidate for President in 1972
Rosa Parks and Shirley Chisholm
(the first black female U.S. Representative, elected in 1968)

I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon. - Charles "Chuck" Colson.
(Colson, served as Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon and later became an Evangelical Christian leader who founded Prison Fellowship.)
Grandma dancing in the street with her grandson. New York 1967 Photo by James Jowers
New York, 1967 
Photo by James Jowers

Nepotism, n. Appointing your grandmother to office for the good of the party. - Ambrose Bierce 
Dancing in the street. New York 1967. I'm betting on grandma and other stories of Grandmas and Reason. marchmatron.com
New York, 1972
To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother. - Victor Hugo
Ella Josephine Baker, an African-American civil rights and human rights activist, speaking at an event
Ella Josephine Baker, 
African-American activist
Between politicians and grandma, I'm betting on grandma.

#Grandma #Politics #Reasonable 
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Misattributing Thoreau

Mike Pence misquotes Thomas Jefferson to justify removing support for the most vulnerable Americans. Misattributing Thoreau and Other stories of Past Leaders Responding to Now. marchmatron.com
Mike Pence, all for changing legislation on: 
- civil rights (because the gays are icky)
- H.I.V. research (because only the gays get it and the gays are icky) 
- women's health (because women are icky) 
- sexual activity (because, as has been established, women and the gays are icky and they are the people having the sex)
- reproductive education (because icky people, see above, are unaware of icky pursuits until after sitting through health class) 
- hate crime (because is it really a hate crime or simply a zealous defense of the Bible?)  
- clean energy (because it is offensive to God . . . don't ask) 
- immigration and trade (because heathens, pagans, and manifest destiny)
and 
- "religious freedom" (because it is persecuting Christians if Christians aren't allowed to persecute everyone else)
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just. - Thomas Jefferson. Stephen Dillane as Jefferson in HBOs John Adams. Misattributing Thoreau and Other stories of Past Leaders Responding to Now. marchmatron.com


#Trump #ThomasJefferson #Justice
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Other stories of Past Leaders Responding to Now:

17.7.4 Founding Father and TSA www.marchmatron.com/2017/07/founding-father-and-tsa.html
Founding Father and TSA


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Saturday, October 7, 2017

He doesn't look happy.

President Lincoln, hearing what has happened to his political party, has evidently returned. 
Abraham Lincoln time travel was on my plane. He doesn't look happy and Other stories of Past Leaders Responding to Now. marchmatron.com

He does NOT look happy.

Abraham Lincoln time travel, texting at the coffee shop. He doesn't look happy and Other stories of Past Leaders Responding to Now. marchmatron.com
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." -Abraham Lincoln 
 
#AbrahamLincoln #GOP #Freedom #Trump

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Other stories of Past Leaders Responding to Now:

17.7.4 Founding Father and TSA www.marchmatron.com/2017/07/founding-father-and-tsa.html
Founding Father and TSA


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Money and Risk

Photo of African American woman going to work in a hardhat and overalls. C. 1950. Entrepreneur risk and living social security - Warren Buffet Risk and Money and Other stories of The Haves and The Have Nots. Marchmatron.com
If you think being an entrepreneur is risky, try working for someone else for 40 years and living social security - Warren Buffet

#Money #Entrepreneur #SocialSecurity #Bank
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The Trouble With Being Poor
 The 'Burbs
Too Late To Occupy


 Money and Risk
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The Trouble With Being Poor

The Trouble with Being Poor and Other stories of The Haves and The Have Nots. Marchmatron.com
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time. - Willem de Kooning

#Money #Poor #1930s #Bank

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