It’s my belief that Andrea was Barbara. Is anyone else out there following the start of the Hurricane season. Did you watch Barbara spawn in the Eastern Pacific around May 29th, cross over southern Mexico, and then appear to expire as a weak circle of clouds in the Gulf of Mexico around the 31st of [...]
The word Serf as defined by Collins English Dictionary;
Noun; 1. (esp in medieval Europe) an unfree person, esp one bound to the land. If his lord sold the land, the serf was passed on to the new lord.
vassal, slave, thrall, bondsman, varlet, helot, villein, and liegeman.
Serf as defined by The [...]
The Bush years saw the use of the Supreme Court to steal a Presidential election. It saw the triumph of Right-wing hyper religiosity over governance. It saw the erosion of our civil rights and the suppression of dissent. It saw the reality that America in fact DOES torture. It saw an increased disdain for the [...]
Not the Light Brigade, but the remaining families who are still homeless after Hurricane Sandy devastated and destroyed their homes.
They’ve been living in city-provided shelter, basically hotel rooms, since the disaster clean up began. On April 30, the city is pulling funding for that program. They will for all intents and purposes, be homeless:
My uncle Ray and his two brothers, Wallace and Warren owned a ranch in the upper Rio Grande Valley in Colorado. Pump in the front yard, outhouse in back. Ice cut from winter lakes & stored in ice-house to cool ice-boxes in the summer. This was pre-REA, so they had their own generator and [...]
New York Times, By Eric Lichtblau, March 1
Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
What they have found so far has shocked even scholars steeped [...]
In 1756 Lydia Taft was the first woman known to have voting rights in the USA. Fast forward to 1913 when 8,000 marchers called for a constitutional amendment for women’s voting rights
The Atlantic has a wonderful photographic exposition of the 1913 women’s suffrage procession.
Special Report: A newly discovered document reveals that President Reagan and his national security team in 1981 approved Guatemala’s extermination of both leftist guerrillas and their “civilian support mechanisms,” a green light that opened a path to genocide against hundreds of Mayan villages, reports Robert Parry.
Consortium News, By Robert Parry, February 21
Soon after [...]
‘sede vacante’ continues… Yum but Oh dear. Grand Mistresses of the Amazon Young men who look like a Muslim should not fly Thailand says Al-Qaeda & Salafist terrorist groups may attack US consulate “Mr Beans” £910,000.00 F1 rebuild Scottish independence will need international jurisprudence 9 years ago meet al Ikhbariya Obama rebukes North Korea over [...]
Ed Koch, the quintessential NYC political hack, has died after suffering a decades-long illness whose beginnings afflicted the entire city with his third term. [...]
(image courtesy) I mean that title literally. There’s an interesting thread over at WhiskeyFire dealing with a rightwing pundit, Michael Moynihan, who posits that political correctness is destroying art of all stripes. In other words, because art should not be politicized, and if it’s controversial, should be viewed through an artistic lens rather than [...]
Early morning, April 4 A shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride It is fitting and appropriate that this week sees the re-inauguration of President Barack Obama and the celebration of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [...]
This weekend celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King. Daniel Little has collected historical videos of the struggle for racial equality. Worth watching.
It goes like this:
A population of people, wanting more room after having overgrown and ravaged their own land, sets sail and, with their superior killing tools, successfully invades several other continents around the globe. Since the engine of their particular economy is one by which all entities – including humans, animals, and nature – [...]
NYT, By William Grimes
Gerda Lerner, a scholar and author who helped make the study of women and their lives a legitimate subject for historians and spearheaded the creation of the first graduate program in women’s history in the United States, died on Wednesday in Madison, Wis. She was 92.
Her death, at an [...]