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Talking Un-American Blues

Early one morning
got an invitation
To help Congress out
in an investigation
Man came around
a-knocking at the door
Give me a paper
that said what for
looking for Un-Americans
Look in the mirror

Now if you want an invite
here's what to do
You got to talk with peace
sing it too
Visit your neighbors
hear what they say
Before you know it
you're on your way
Fare paid
Ride in style
First class

Well you brush your hair
and you dress real pretty
You got a date
with the Un-American Committee ...

"Are you now, or have ever been
Were you ever sympathetic or interested in...
When did you start
how long did it last
Tell us all about
your interesting past
Answer yes or no" ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:44 AM (0 replies)

Mercy Mercy Me

... Where did all the blue skies go?
Poison is the wind that blows
from the north and south and east
Woo mercy mercy me
Oh things ain't what they used to be no no
Oil wasted on the ocean and upon our seas
fish full of mercury
Oh oh mercy mercy me
Oh things ain't what they used to be ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Thu Aug 8, 2013, 01:55 AM (2 replies)

The March of the Women

... Life, strife, these two are one!
Naught can ye win but by faith and daring;
On, on that ye have done,
But for the work of today preparing.
Firm in reliance, laugh a defiance
(Laugh in hope for sure is the end)
March, march, many as one,
Shoulder to shoulder and friend to friend! ...

Anthems of the suffrage movement

Posted by struggle4progress | Thu Aug 8, 2013, 01:48 AM (1 replies)

The video enables us to estimate the speed of the car: he's going perhaps 60 and 85 mph.

He's on tape running a red light at N Highland and Santa Monica. Four blocks further on, just past Waring, N Highland changes to divided residential parkway. Two blocks further, and you're at the crash site

The video doesn't obviously show any "explosions" prior to the terminal fireball

It might show a trail of sparks spraying off the left side of the vehicle. Stop the video instantly at the 0:14 mark to see it

A natural guess might be that after blowing through the red light, he continued to drive recklessly at high speed and was traveling so fast on N Highland and Waring that he didn't see the divided road begin until he'd driven the left side of the vehicle onto and off of the median. The collision of his left front tire with the median curb would have damaged the front tire at least. Then, by the time he passed Melrose, the tire could have deflated and deteriorated, and he could have been driving on wheel rim. Deflation of the left front tire would result in a tendency of the car to veer left, and driving on wheel rim (rather than on tire) would have reduced vehicle responsiveness to steering. That might explain why his vehicle veered into the median just before he reached Clinton
Posted by struggle4progress | Mon Aug 5, 2013, 08:13 PM (1 replies)

What really happened is this: we lost 2010, and so the Republicans could gerrymander the districts

The 13 Congressional districts tell the story clearly

About 4.36 million N Carolinians voted for a D or R for Congress in 2012

About 2.22 million voted for a D and about 2.14 voted for an R

So if the districts had been fair, we would have expected about 7 Ds and about 6 Rs in the Congressional delegation

Instead we got 4 Ds and 9 Rs

The numbers in the districts show what happened

In districts where Ds won, they won with an average lead of about 133K votes

But in districts where Rs won, they won with an average lead of about 50K votes

The Republican gerrymandered to concentrate Ds into a few districts, to overcome the overall D majority
Posted by struggle4progress | Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:52 PM (4 replies)
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