Friday, 08/07/09, Public Square

200408800-001No country can expect to reach its full potential by leaving half its citizens behind.

No state shall…

deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

Although women have come a long way, we don’t yet have equal rights for all citizens in America.  There is work to be done.

fnord

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24 responses to “Friday, 08/07/09, Public Square

  1. tosmarttobegop

    Equality is something to be done because it is right and not because of a sense of guilt.
    It is also a step beyond nature, the laws of nature states that not all are equal in stance and strength.
    The herd is made of both the strong and the weak, all in one herd but the weak by nature will fall.
    Unless the herd stands together and stays a herd. The one left behind is the one who falls victim to the predators.

    We maybe the most unique in nature, we see the weak and feel the need to bring them along with the herd.
    Not out of concern for the herd but out of concern for the weak. in the end it is for the strength of the herd.
    I do not think others within nature think so in their view.

  2. tosmarttobegop

    The other day my wife caught me off guard with there is a woman at her work that said she hated
    Michelle Obama. For ordering the stores in London be opened on Sunday so she and her daughters could go shopping. Being up on Politics I had not hear this complain before and thought if the Obama were found to be using four ply toilet paper some one would have made it front page news.

    Checking it out I found where it came from was that the President of France had been trying to reverse a 1904 law. There were some stores and shops open on a Sunday when the Obama women visited. But the French President saw a perfect chance to use this as an example to press his point and stated he thought it was bad that he had to make several calls to get the stores open so the Obama women could go shopping.

  3. tosmarttobegop

    Politics is so like a small town, if the truth is not bad enough. Then make up a detailed lie!

  4. tosmarttobegop

    Reading the rest of yesterday’s open thread reminded me of a family story. Spin is not limited to public responds. Now everyone in the family will proudly say that my great grandpa was the first postmaster of Chanute Kansas. But as to his beginnings it differs, if you asked my aunt she would tell you he was found by some Cowboys as a toddler wondering the prairie who raised him for a time. NOW if you asked dad he would have told about the same story but it was horse thieves.

  5. annie moose

    Iggy I’ve had,” natures way” stuck in my head for 3 days. Let me return the favor.

    • Watching that juke box select the record… reminded me of something that happened a few days ago between me and my grand daughter — we were in the car and the song playing on the radio had about two words worth of lyrics repeated overandover. I said, “It sounds like the needle is stuck.” Then explained what that meant to the puzzled look I was given. 🙂

      Then we started trying to come up with other words or phrases that are obsolete in today’s world.

      We could think of sayings like ‘hold your horses,’ and ‘stop the presses’ which have taken on different meanings today. There have to be obsolete, outdated words and phrases that technology has left behind. But for the life of me I can’t remember any more.

      How about you?

    • “Iggy I’ve had,” natures way” stuck in my head for 3 days. Let me return the favor.”

      That was me, hehehehe . . .now that I know what fills that head, I’ll have to do some more!

  6. annie moose

    hehehe iggy I will find something to stick in your head.

  7. annie moose

    hehehe

  8. annie moose

    I’m just gittin warmed up

  9. annie moose

    hahaha

  10. annie moose

    why stop now?

  11. annie moose

    I feel better now

  12. annie moose

    ok I’m done OCD has run it’s course enjoy your day

    • You’re a nut, annie, but you’re our nut (one of a bunch of us) and we love you! It’s good to see you around.

      • annie moose

        fnord,
        I love you guys too but I have to limit my blogging time or my toilet gets a red ring around it, my tomatoes die, my squash plants dry up and blow away. My grass grows 3 feet tall and the ten thousand projects I am interested in never gets looked at……..I’m always lurking…..

        annie

  13. In a surprise announcement at a morning staff meeting Friday, Republican Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida announced that he would not return to the Senate after the August recess. While he had previously said that he would not seek re-election, he had made plans to serve out the remainder of his term, which ends in 2011. He is the second Republican senator in the last several weeks to announce their resignation, leaving Florida’s governor, Charlie Crist, to find a placeholder. Some speculate that Martinez may be interested in assuming the role of president of Florida State University, after the school’s president also announced he was stepping down.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/scorecard/0809/Mel_Martinez_resigning.html

  14. Maybe he should stick to writing: the New York Times announced Friday that they fired Sunday business columnist Ben Stein after they learned that the writer/politician had appeared in commercials for FreeScore.com. The firm, as Reuters blogger Felix Salmon describes it, is “a sleazy company which exists only to extract large sums of money from those who can least afford it.” It offers customers a free credit score, charges them immensely for the actual credit report.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/07/ben-stein-loses-new-york_n_253855.html

  15. Who says talking heads don’t pay consequences? Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble, and Progressive Insurance, all of which used to run ads during Glenn Beck’s Fox News program, are distancing themselves from the host in light of his assertion that Barack Obama is a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” Beck made the controversial comments during an appearance on Fox & Friends on July 28. Both Procter & Gamble and Progressive now say placing ads with Beck was a mistake, while NexisLexis, the owner of Lawyers.com, says it won’t advertise with him again. The move may have been persuaded by 45,000 members of Color of Change, an organization that mobilized a letter-writing campaign in protest of Beck’s show.

    http://thinkprogress.org/2009/08/06/beck-advertisers/