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How Vladimir Putin protects Russia's children


Hoboken mayor reveals new documents

Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 05:48 PM PST
Hoboken mayor reveals new documents
by Ismay

On CNN, she showed a letter sent to Christie dated February 23, she wrote:

"Just as shore towns are not being asked for development in exchange for protecting them from future storms, the solution to Hoboken's flooding challenges cannot be dependent on future development."

Watch it yourself here:

This letter shows she was being pressured for a long time... If she wanted Sandy aid, she needed to help the governor's pet project.

Christie's career is finished. As yoda says "At an end your rule is, and not short enough it was".


Shark Attack - An Alarming Statistic ***dial-up warning: huge graphic***

Christie's office subpoenaed!!

Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 06:06 PM PST
Christie's office subpoenaed!!
by FisherOfRolando

Just now on the Rachel Maddow Show.

"The Office Of The Governor" also the office of his re-election campaign.

6:26 PM PT: State Rep Wisniewski said that this includes anything written by the Governor. The people subpoenaed have to turn in their cell phones.


Lukovich nails it again...

George Takei: Meanwhile in most of North America...

Wow! This Epic StopRush Response will Make Your Day

Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 02:42 PM PST
Wow! This Epic StopRush Response will Make Your Day
by ProgLegs

The "Rush" for the exits at Rush Limbaugh's new home in New York City--Clear Channel's WOR AM--continues, as advertisers who have long run ads on this radio station object to their brands suddenly being hitched to Limbaugh's hate wagon.

On Friday a Mexican-American StopRush volunteer contacted a WOR advertiser called Page Publishing to politely request that they not advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show.

She specifically objected to Limbaugh's characterization of Mexicans as being lazy by nature.

The response she received will make your day:

I am the president of Page Publishing, and I could not agree with you more. He is a disgusting, misogynistic racist. We have been advertising with WOR for quite a while, but they only recently added this moron’s program to their lineup, and we were assured that our ads would not inadvertently run during his show. Thanks for pointing out that it did (I don’t have the stomach to listen to his show to verify if our ads do run). I will insist that our ads never run during his bigoted show. It amazes me that his show has any audience at all here in New York City- a progressive and liberal place if ever there was one (the place where I was born and raised, and a place that is amazing in its diversity).

Your email reached me because the staff here universally despises Limbaugh and everything he stands for, and they know of my feelings as well. The ironic things about most of the nonsense that he spews, in particular his references to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, is that there probably isn’t a harder working group of people in the nation right now.

He has the right to say what he wants, and we have the right to refuse to support him with our corporate advertising dollars.

Thanks for the email,

Stephen Matthews
President and CEO
Page Publishing, Inc.

Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Rush Limbaugh's efforts to spread intolerance on the radio. StopRush is making a major impact by convincing advertisers on this show to withdraw their ads--and with your help we can do even more. Just a few emails, tweets, or Facebook messages a week to Limbaugh's advertisers can go a long way toward making hatred less profitable. It is our collective voice that makes us strong.

Want to do something hold Limbaugh accountable?
Join StopRush! We can use your help in the following ways:

Join: The Flush Rush Facebook community
Visit: The StopRush sponsor database
Tweet: #stoprush Twitter campaign
Fact Check: Limbaugh Lie Debunking Site
Install: ThinkContext StopRush browser extension--notifies you as you browse which companies advertise on Rush


The World According to Some People's Brains


This kid thought his parents were about to break up...He was so wrong...

A poem: Can Santa Be Black?

Can Santa Be Black?
by B.J. Wrights

It happened in the kindergarten class,
Right at the table where they were having snack.
Joanie asked the question and they all sat back:
“Mr. Slater? Can Santa Claus be Black?”

Poor Mr. Slater didn’t know what to say,
Christmas vacation was twenty days away.
There were snowflakes to cut and wreaths to be hung,
Christmas cards to paint,
Christmas songs to be sung.

He hadn’t time to think
What Christmas was about,
In twenty more days,
School would be out.

Why couldn’t they wait
And ask their questions then,
When mommies and daddies
Were home to answer them?

Mr. Slater? Can Santa be thin?
“Is Santa Claus always a him?”

Mr. Slater looked at twenty pairs of eyes,
Twenty children of every shape and size.
He ate a bit of cracker and finished his drink.
“Children,” he said,
“I’ll need some time to think.”

As soon as class was over,
He ran down the hall,
Skidded ‘round a corner,
Crashed into a wall.
Ran up the steps to the second floor,
Rapped on the window of the principal’s door.

“Ms Frazer, Ms. Frazer, what can I do?
The children asked these questions
That now I ask of you:
‘Can Santa be black?’
‘Can Santa be thin?’
‘Does Santa always have to be a him?’”

“Mr. Slater, it’s a difficult task
To find answers to the questions you ask.
I think with these I’ll need some assistance,
But I’ll get you the answers with a little persistence.”

Ms. Frazer turned in her swivel chair,
Picked up the phone and dialed Mr. Dare
Mr. Dare was the head of the PTA,
He called for a meeting the very next day.

“Thank you for coming,”
He began with a greeting.
“I’d like to get right to the point of this meeting.
Mr. Slater, in charge of the kindergarten class,
Needs some answers to some questions
And he needs them real fast.”

“Can Santa be black?
Can Santa be thin?
Does Santa always have to be a him?”

The parents didn’t know what to say,
Christmas vacation was nineteen days away.
There were cookies to bake and lights to string,
Gifts to wrap and carols to sing.

They hadn’t time to think
What Christmas was about,
In nineteen more days
School would be out!
Why did children have to ask questions when
Parents had no time to answer them?

“Well Parents?
Are there any suggestions?
Do we have any answers
To these difficult questions?”

“Who know best
What Christmas is about?
Let’s ask Santa!”
Someone called out in a shout.

The secretary of the PTA
Sent a letter to Santa the very next day.
The reply came back very, very fast,
Addressed to Mr. Slater
And the kindergarten class.

* * *
Dear Mr. Slater, Dear Girls, Dear Boys,
Once a storywriter caught me bringing you toys.
The year he spied me opening my sack,
my skin was white, my boots were black.
You probably know how that story goes…

I laid a finger aside my nose?
All these years, needlessly,
that story worries children who don’t have a chimney.
All year long I listen to the news,
read people’s thought, see people’s views.
At the end of the year, when I see what’s needed most,
I take that shape, like a Christmas ghost.

I can pass through keyholes, windows and locks,
apartment buildings, hospitals, tents, and trailer lots.
One year I used a wheelchair in place of my sleigh,
Once I was blind and had to feel my way.
It’s hard to understand when I don’t leave a toy:
you can’t unwrap a gift like hope, or health or joy.
My skin has been black, white, yellow, red, brown;
my eyes have been slanted, crossed, and round.
Sometimes I have been a she:
all these things are part of me.
You may not believe all this is true,
but that’s okay, boys and girls, because…
I believe in you.
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