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Where are Huckabee & belligerent Republicans on Trump’s cabinet if Obama’s was “so much testosterone so little estrogen” …? – Tola Adenle

February 28, 2017

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President Obama had barely been sworn in for his first term when Senator Mitch McConnell announced that the Republicans’ “top priority in the next two years is to make Obama a one-term president …” Well, they blocked his policies, fillibustered hundreds of times among other firsts for presidents that stood in the way of just […]

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Historically-Black College officials serve as backdrop for Kellyanne Conway in White House photo-up! – Tola Adenle

February 28, 2017

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What the heck is going on here with this woman who looks more like a child at play in a roomful of adults on serious business?   Kellyanne Conway becomes The Story in this White House picture.  (Picture Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) It’s The White House, alright, with presidential senior counsel, Conway, more than kicking […]

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USA: Private for profit-prison contracting firms see boom as crackdown on illegal immigrants rise – Huffington Post

February 24, 2017

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“Private prison companies invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and today they got their reward: the Trump administration reversed the Obama administration’s directive to reduce the Justice Department’s use of private prisons … At a time when we already have more people behind bars than any other country, Trump just […]

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USA: “Celebrate Menafee for courage; Yale for good sense, and America for hope”!

February 15, 2017

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“THAT THING’S COMING DOWN TODAY”! – Corey Menafee A 2016 story from America, though late, is very worth sharing especially with it ending in positive ways all around. It’s a retold story for which I must thank one of this blog’s active participants, Mr. Tao, who sent me the announcement of the rehire of Menafee […]

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From Lincoln to Obama, How Crowds at the Capitol Have Been Counted – NYTimes/Tim Wallace

January 20, 2017

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People have descended on Washington to witness, celebrate and protest since the cornerstone was laid on the Capitol building in 1793. But estimating the size of those crowds is not easy, and sometimes crowd-counting can be fraught with controversy. Here’s how the tools for counting have changed over the last 150 years. Lincoln’s Crowd According […]

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M. L. King Day: Eerily-prophetic MLK quote sums up the rise of [America’s] White supremacy Post-Trump – Zeba Blay

January 17, 2017

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Martin Luther King, Jr. said and wrote many poignant and profound things during his lifetime, certainly too many to count, but one quote from the Civil Rights icon feels eerily prophetic in light of Donald Trump’s presidency.   On July 16, 1964, King released a statement on the Republican presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater. Goldwater […]

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President-Elect Trump takes on civil rights icon, John Lewis on eve of MLK-Day – Tola Adenle

January 15, 2017

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A young  and older Representative John Lewis, has always stood up for a better America even in the face of police brutality while the President-Elect, Donald Trump (his age contemporary) was working alongside his real estate developer/father and denying African-Americans the right to rent and live in their New York properties until the Feds stepped […]

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Ode to Obama – Charles M. Blow

January 14, 2017

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  The dark clouds of the coming administration rolled in this week with a fury, producing a flood of strange and worrisome news. There was the utterly terrifying confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions as our next attorney general, at which he signaled in no uncertain terms his hostility to the protective posture that the Justice […]

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US: Giant Sequioa, “The General Sherman”, stood for 3,000 years but it’s now gone! – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2017

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Above are some typical views of The General Sherman and his neighborhood during the touristic summer season. Tourists at the “General Sherman”    Source of above pictures:  http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/trees/giantsequoia/biggest_tree_in_the_world/   BEFORE THE FALL OF THE “GENERAL SHERMAN” An 1899 tourist group enjoys the pleasure of a respite under the Cabin Tree: Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/pioneer-cabin-tree-sequoia.html TWO DAYS BEFORE THE […]

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March on Washington, but this time, it’s women against Trump & a GOP-led Congress ready to wage war on women’s & [minorities’] rights – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2017

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We may be just three years short of the Centenary of Women’s Voting Rights but you’d hardly know it from the posturings and bring ’em-on from GOPers, who, from the moment they swept the House, Senate and the White House, have been unable to conceal their glee at finally getting the chance to scrape not […]

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