"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough." FDR


Obama's Religion

The question of Obama's religion is being used to destroy his Presidency. It is not based on any truth and is spread by the Tea Party with lies like this;

"In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA Was no longer a Christian nation.
This year President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of "not wanting to offend anyone"

On September 25, 2009 from4 am until 7 pm, a National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was Held on Capitol Hill,
Beside the White House.
There were over 50,000 Muslims that Day in D.C."

This lie is passed along gleefully from TB'er to TB'er.

Here is the TRUTH!

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2010, as a National Day of Prayer. I call upon the citizens of our Nation to pray, or otherwise give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings, and I invite all people of faith to join me in asking for God’s continued guidance, grace, and protection as we meet the challenges before us."


Do not allow the lies of the zenophobes to destroy our democracy.


Just 45 Words

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That's the first amendment.

No more, no less.

To repeat;

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ...

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Very "cool", yes pun intended but...

It costs $450.00!!


The Last of an Art

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.

Anyone who passes by Park and 23rd as seen these amazing painted ads.


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Truer Words...

The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.


Brooklyn Bridge Park - Michael Van Valkenburgh - New York City

Brooklyn finally develops the water front so long left desolate.
And they did it in a “green” way


Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Atlantic Yards Project

Develop Don’t Destroy has become the ultimate Grinch who stole their clients Christmas.
The courts has disallowed all their idiotic motions and Atlantic Yards is set to move forward.
As this blog has reported the clients (victims) of Develop Don’t Destroy
Have lost their opportunity to cash in and buy decent homes. They will now be thrown out with no compensation. The insensitivity to the plight of these poor people rests soley on Develop Don’t Destroy and of course the vehemence of Mr. Odor of Atlantic Yards Report.
Their behavior is reprehensible. Their clients (victims) deserved better.
Atlantic Yards will proceed and Brooklyn will be netter for it. Too bad Develop Don’t Destroy decided to ruin peoples lives in the process.


Scalia Defends Torture

Scalia and Thomas have consistantly defended torture.
The election of Obama has always been about apointments to bench.


Ayn Rand Destroys America

In the PBS Frontline Documentary “The Warning” we see the disciples of Ayn Rand turn back regulations that would have saved America from the horrible melt down that Obama is trying to get us out of.

Yes that’s Alan Greenspan with Ayn Rand who's ideology he worshipped and lived by.
Watch the documentary.

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Thanks to Daily Drop Cap

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50 Years Ago Today

HOWELL RAINES writes in Todays NY Times
On the morning of Feb. 1, 50 years ago today, four black freshmen at North Carolina A&T State University seated themselves at the all-white lunch counter in a Woolworth’s dime store in Greensboro. Within hours, news of this bold act by the Greensboro Four, as they would come to be called, had grapevined its way from A&T to the campuses of historically black colleges in Atlanta and Nashville.

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Shelter Boxes Donate Now

Shelter Box is making the lives of of Haitians bearable now.
Donate to Shelter Box
Watch the video and see what your money can provide.

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Justice Stevens is Clear

In his dissenting opinion of CITIZENS UNITED v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMM’N shows that Chief Justice Roberts is an activist judge.

Justice Stevens writes;

"This brief tour of alternative grounds on which the case could have been decided is not meant to show that any of these grounds is ideal, though each is perfectly “valid,” ante, at 12 (majority opinion).16 It is meant to show that there were principled, narrower paths that a Court that was serious about judicial restraint could have taken."

And in my opinion Chief Justice Roberts is a judge who lied to get on the court and has every intent to re-write the constitution to the neo-cons wishes.



Today President Clinton asked people to donate money.
Sending goods is creating bottle necks.
He said the money will help much more than sending items.

It’s a matter of bulk and logistics.
Let’s assume you go through your cabinets and come up with some cans of creamed corn, green beans, etc. totaling a retail cost of $10.
That same $10 sent to a pool can be used to buy food at wholesale that is ready for transport for at least 50 cents on the dollar. Twice the food same price.
But there is more.
Where you drop off the cans, a staff member or volunteer has to get the goods to go on a truck, that truck goes to a distribution center that has to repackage the goods into type then those packages have to be brought to a deployment area and put on planes that are trying to land on the limited runways (just one?) in Haiti.
All of that took paid people and or volunteers’ time and effort.
However $10 donations pooled together in substantial amounts can buy pallets of baby formula and water that are ready for transport from huge warehouses.
And there are people who have worked on disasters before and know that the combination of baby formula and water will keep more children alive than 3 cans of green beans, and 4 cans of chef-boy-are-de.
I know bringing canned goods and blankets makes you feel better but money will keep more people alive.


A Revelation

This is an education as well as a recipe book.


1958 Edsel Commercial with Wagon Train sponsor ID

It was 50 years ago Thursday that Ford announced it was ending production of the Edsel.

What will we celebrate as a flop 50 years from now?