Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Patters, Jan 17, 2008.
New coin series honors American heroes:
God Bless Them:singing: :singing:
I have a hunch that presentation is fake... I don't recall Bush declaring martial law.
My favorite is the Barbara Bush, now that's a handsome woman worthy of a coin.
Now we know where Stephen Colbert has been recently.
That closing shot of the submerged car: I *thought* they were going to talk about Teddy and Mary Jo, but, then I guessed, who else made this beauty!!
New Bush League currency
about the funniest thing i've seen this year...
Fw: New American Coins -- on the Oil Standard!
Re: New Bush League currency
One time I was giving a hitchiker a ride to band camp and he told me that this was a communist plot because there are lefties infiltration our press and agitating the masses, therefore it has to be real. Bunch of commie agitators behind this and any other movement since the 60's.. if you do not believe it go to Wikipedia..
That was funny ... the Babs Bush coin and her quote re Katrina.
The Bush Dubloon with the My Pet Goat on the left ... you know what they say ... hit it where it hurts.
Isn't she already on the quarter?
Billy Bubba Blue Dress Clinton Had Sex With Janet Reno Standing Up In A Helicopter
Oh who hasn't
For that Hillary should have dumped his azz ... and committed him.
So basically, Harry, your comment on the "new coins" video is... what?
I think it was pretty funny... how about you?
I fell off my chair :singing:
New York street with brownstones (AP)
Brownstones stand like soldiers in a row on tree-lined West Eleventh Street in lower Manhattan. Many were built at the turn of the century when pride in workmanship still prevailed in the building trades. Eleventh Street is just three blocks north of famed Washington Square Park, once a public execution ground in the 19th century, and extends west through Greenwich Village, past historic Hudson and Bleecker Streets, ending finally at West Street on the shore of the Hudson River. A long line of artists, writers, actors, musicians and celebrities of every manner and fashion has called this area home. Herman Melville and Walt Whitman once lived here. And Edgar Allen Poe wrote The Raven when he lived in a boarding house on Greenwich Street in 1844. The great "Satchmo" played the blues here from time to time and Sara Vaughn often performed in Village jazz clubs, along with Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, "Cannonball" Adderly, Monk and Miles Davis.
On March 6, 1970 at 11:55 a.m., Susan Wager, former wife of film actor Henry Fonda, was in her basement at 50 West Eleventh Street with her housekeeper sorting her laundry. A few minutes before noon, she heard a tremendous explosion outside her building. "We both looked at each otheryou could feel it, a real quaver ran through the ground," she later told reporters. Immediately, she heard two more rapid-fire explosions. Mrs. Wager hurried up the steps and out into the street. She saw that the explosions came from building number eighteen. As she ran down the block, Mrs. Wager saw the flames blowing out the front windows of the townhouse. There was concrete debris lying on the sidewalk and large pieces of the townhouse on the tops of parked cars. In the doorway, she saw a "red, incandescent glow, more scary than flames" emanate from inside the 1st floor hallway.
It was then she took notice of two girls that staggered out of the burning townhouse and into the street. One girl was wearing blue jeans. The other was completely naked. The explosion had burned the clothes off her body. Mrs. Wager thought they were both around twenty years old. The girls were dazed and covered with soot and ash but they did not appear to be seriously injured. A large chunk of the building faĂ§ade then crashed to the street just feet from where the girls were standing. Both victims were trembling and appeared to be in shock. Mrs. Wager took them over to her house, just yards away and brought them into her living room. She took them upstairs to a bathroom and gave them some clothes to wear.
Mrs. Wager then went downstairs, told the housekeeper to make some coffee and went back outside to look for more victims. When she reached the building at 18 West Eleventh, it was fully engulfed with flames. Residents were outside on the street and sirens could be heard in the distance. Within minutes, the fire apparatus was pulling into Eleventh Street from Fifth Avenue. The fire was roaring and neighbors were evacuating the block. Mrs. Wager then went back to her home to check on the two girls.
what's your point? i mean, besides creating a Fog to protect and distract from your favorite totalitarian?
[size=+3]Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity[/size]
In Outlaws of America, Dan Bergerâ€™s history of the Weather Underground, we get a full-color portrait of the reasons why astute young people might want to be revolutionaries. Berger does a good job sketching the causes and justifications of a complex movement, but more than that, this book provides a cultural history of a vanguard of revolutionaries.
I saw Bernardine Dohrn, one of the organizing forces of the Weather Underground speak at the 2005 National Conference on Organized Resistance. She was good. She talked about global resistance and generally impressed a strangely star-struck crowd of militant animal rights activists and anarchist travelers.
Dohrn, like many of the Weather Underground avoided serious jail time because of FBI abuses during their pursuit. She has been engaged in serious political organizing since her college years. As a radical lawyer, community organizer, and outspoken advocate for social justice Dohrn is an encyclopedia of tactics. But of course it is her stint of time as an [highlight]underground bomber[/highlight] which seems to capture peopleâ€™s attention. Well, I am overjoyed that the Weather Underground are receiving more attention, but it isnâ€™t because they planted bombs.
I like the Weather Underground because they were militant. Thatâ€™s right, I long for a return to earnest militancy â€“ itâ€™s the kind of righteous zest that I long for in politics. [highlight]I want to smell the stench of white children of the elite turning quite seriously against their society. I want socialites becoming socialists and I like it when the well-trained dog bites the masterâ€™s hand[/highlight]. In Outlaws of America, Dan Bergerâ€™s history of the Weather Underground, we get a full-color portrait of the reasons why astute young people might want to be revolutionaries. Berger does a good job sketching the causes and justifications of a complex movement, but more than that, this book provides a cultural history of a vanguard of revolutionaries.
The neat thing about Bergerâ€™s narrative is that he highlights the heartbreaking pain of young white people coming to grips with their privilege. What should privileged folks do during the Vietnam War? How should youth react to wars of national liberation? How can folks really fight against systematic racism and poverty in the United States? The Weather Underground asked these questions and their answers came in the form of action. Berger starts the narrative with David Gilbert and other organizers of the Columbia University building take over which took place to fight the construction of a multi-million dollar athletic facility in the heart of impoverished neighborhood of New York City. [highlight] The WU detonated their first successful bombing campaigns after the Chicago police assassinated Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, local panther organizers. The Weather Underground placed bombs in solidarity with dozens of international liberation movements and jailed revolutionaries.[/highlight]
what does any of your latest round of paranoid, religiously tinged "control everyone" pap have to do with this thread?
.... and just in case anyone has forgotten:
Just Google: Weather Underground
It all becomes clear. What we see today is not new; it's actually old. Very old.
"Those who refuse to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it."
... he says, as his favorite administration follows almost the exact same path towards the tenets of fascism...
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