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.
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 #Wisdom #Resist 

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 Everybody Knows That

 Big Red Bus

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