Monthly Archives: August 2009

Saturday, 08/29/09, Public Square

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Look closely at the tall man in the center of the group.  How many of the protesters have read his sign?  🙂

It’s Saturday!  Will it be a day of play, rest, work, a bit of all?

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Friday, 08/28/09, Public Square

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Talk about persistent!  When women decide to form picket lines, they don’t give up easily!

Ten suffragists were arrested on August 28, 1917, as they picketed the White House.  Daily picketing began on January 10, 1917. During that year, more than 1,000 women from across the country joined the picket line outside the White House.  Between June and November, 218 protesters from 26 states were arrested and charged with “obstructing sidewalk traffic.”

Women achieved the right to vote with the August 18, 1920, ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which is commemorated by Women’s Equality Day.

And, ya know what?  We are still fighting for equality!  🙂

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A tribute to Senator Kennedy

Here is a stirring tribute song to my good friend, Senator Ted Kennedy called ‘Headed Home.’ I wrote this song with the great Phil Springer. Take a moment to listen to the words. You don’t have to agree with everyone’s politics…none of us agree 100% of the time. But you have to admire a lifetime dedicated to public service and improving the lives of others — and that is just one of the many things that made Ted great. I think this song captures a small part of Ted’s legacy of service. Listen to it and see what you think.

Senator Orrin Hatch

Lyrics:

Through the darkness
We can find a pathway
That will take us half way
To the stars.

Through the rain and fog
We can find a clear day
Shoo the shadows and doubts away
And touch the legacy that is ours.

Yours and mine
And our children’s
For all time.

Just honor him
Honor him
And every fear
Will be a thing of the past.

America, America
We’re headed home
We’re headed home
At last.

Just honor him
Honor him
And on the reefs of despair
We shall not crash.

America
America
We’re sailing home
Sailing home
America
America
We’re headed home
Headed home
At last.

Written by: Orrin Hatch and Phil Springer

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Thursday, 08/27/09, Public Square

children-holding-hands-smMost days it’s a good idea to hold hands when you go out in the world.

What’s going on, Prairie P&Ps?  How about anyone who may be visiting and not stopping to say hi — how are you today?

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Monica: Would you Guys do it with her?

bclinton-lewinsky2[1]Another poll to boost our numbers.  I don’t think I would.  But I also don’t think I would ever get the opportunity.  What do you folk think?

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Close to a Record Tonight…

cheney_short_of_breath[1]Given that we are close to beating a record, thanks to the very great work of one fnord, I have a poll shamelessly devoted to that goal:  Would you bloggers rather 1) see Dick “Darth” Cheney violently sodomized by an angry alien, or 2) all U.S. citizens having healthcare?  One or two?

Love you all…

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