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Today's Google Doodle: Alice Paul's birthday

Today’s Google Doodle honors Alice Paul, the American suffragist who played an integral role in getting the 19th Amendment passed, giving women the right to vote, and was the original force behind the Equal Rights Amendment.

Joining the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1912, Paul dedicated her life to women’s rights. She led the Washington, DC chapter of the organization and was the first to organize groups that picketed the White House.

During Woodrow Wilson’s term, Paul founded the National Women’s Party. She and her “Silent Sentinels” demonstrated in front of the White House, marching day and night while holding banners asking questions like, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”

“Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?” — Alice Paul


Today's Google Doodle: The Mountain of Butterflies

In 1975, after a decades long search that involved thousands of volunteers and spanned an entire continent, Ken Brugger and Catalina Trail unlocked one of nature’s most beautiful mysteries: the overwintering place of the monarch butterfly. Led by a team of Canadian Zoologists under Fred Urquhart, the couple followed clues left by tagged butterflies that had strayed or fallen on their migratory journeys south. The scene, in which millions of monarchs cling to oyamel trees in Mexico’s easternmost Sierra Madre Mountains, would have been overwhelming. “They swirled through the air like autumn leaves,” said Urquhart after his first visit, “carpet[ing] the ground in their flaming myriads on the Mexican mountainside.”

With today’s homepage, Artist Kevin Laughlin recognizes the 41st anniversary of an incredible discovery and the singularly awesome beauty of the monarch butterfly.


I want to go there!

I know and I don't understand why.

I just think that the republicans are very good at demonizing the "Libruls" and the people who listen to them must lack critical thinking skills. I don't listen to talk radio, but doesn't it skew almost totally to the far right? They crank out their propaganda and the low-information listeners just soak it up day after day. It's kind of a brain-washing process. They must be the same people (or their ilk) who swear by Faux "news".

I respectfully disagree with that.

You often hear that rationalization on the TV talk shows, but I don't think "a majority" of Americans really think they can achieve that kind of wealth. I think people have realistic expectations of the limits to their future earnings. People just want a fair shake and recognize that being a multi-millionaire is a fantasy.

No, I'll be long gone by then.

Unless my relatives send my ashes into outer space!

New season of "American Crime" -- Opinions?

I think it looks very promising. The acting was superb and the story seems easier to follow than last year. I like the new roles of the three lead actors. The mother of that young man was riveting.

More about the "mom" character: http://abc.go.com/shows/american-crime/cast/anne-blaine

A blessed Orthodox Christmas! Peace on Earth!

Kristos razdayetsya!

Today is Orthodox Christmas.

Khristos Razhdaetsa!

I try to take on one thing a day.

My aunt used to say, "Do one thing a day and in 30 days you will have 30 things done." I tackle a drawer, a shelf, whatever. It is surprising how much you can accomplish that way. Don't let piles of papers, etc. accumulate-- tackle them!

Always take time to exercise even if it just a walk around the block or a couple of trips up and down the stairs.

Eat properly. For me, that means no alcohol as it interacts with my meds, no sugar, no junk food.

Good luck to you, nadine. You can do it!

It could happen.

I always predicted it would be jeb because of the republican penchant for choosing mainstream, "safe" conservatives.
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