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No Gun Rights Rally for You, says Kent State

cross posted in Ohio section.

KENT, Ohio (WKBN) - Kent State University has told a recent graduate she has to stop advertising a rally on its campus, saying she hasn't properly registered the event.

Kaitlin Bennett's graduation picture, which showed her on Kent State's campus with her graduation cap and AR-10, went viral in May.

She's planning a Second Amendment rights rally for September 29 but Kent State said she didn't get the approval required by university policy.

The rally advertised several speakers not affiliated with the university, according to Kent State. Bennett said it will also be live streamed.

University leaders also said the event doesn't meet a policy mandating that a registered student organization or university department sponsor an event.

Kent State's statement on the rally said the university "upholds the right to free speech and values respectful dialogue from all points of view." However, it said event organizers have to follow the university's rules and policies.

https://www.wkbn.com/news/ohio/kent-state-tells-gun-rights-advocate-she-can-t-have-rally-on-campus/1405338966

No Gun Rights Rally for You, says Kent State

KENT, Ohio (WKBN) - Kent State University has told a recent graduate she has to stop advertising a rally on its campus, saying she hasn't properly registered the event.

Kaitlin Bennett's graduation picture, which showed her on Kent State's campus with her graduation cap and AR-10, went viral in May.

She's planning a Second Amendment rights rally for September 29 but Kent State said she didn't get the approval required by university policy.

The rally advertised several speakers not affiliated with the university, according to Kent State. Bennett said it will also be live streamed.

University leaders also said the event doesn't meet a policy mandating that a registered student organization or university department sponsor an event.

Kent State's statement on the rally said the university "upholds the right to free speech and values respectful dialogue from all points of view." However, it said event organizers have to follow the university's rules and policies.

https://www.wkbn.com/news/ohio/kent-state-tells-gun-rights-advocate-she-can-t-have-rally-on-campus/1405338966

Fewer than 3 dozen eminent citizens have received this honor

Fewer than 3 dozen citizens have received the honor of lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

John McCain will lie in state in both the U.S. and Arizona Capitols. Today would have been his 82nd birthday.

From NPR:

"The first person to receive this honor was former House speaker Henry Clay in 1852, and since then fewer than three dozen people have received this honor. According to the Architect of the Capitol, the Capitol's rotunda is considered "the most suitable place for the nation to pay final tribute to its most eminent citizens."

Past honorees include former presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Citizens who did not hold elected office, such as civil rights activist Rosa Parks and minister Billy Graham were also bestowed a similar privilege when they lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda."

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/26/642046096/mccain-to-lie-in-state-at-u-s-and-arizona-capitols

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Billy Graham? I don't remember that .....


GOP Senator says McCain is "Partially to Blame" for White House Flag Drama

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) had complimentary things to say about John McCain, but viewed the White House’s indecision surrounding how long to fly the flag at half-staff unsurprising given the late senator’s rocky relationship with President Donald Trump.

“Well, you know, frankly, I think that John McCain is partially to blame for that because he is very outspoken,” Inhofe told reporters Monday. “He disagreed with the president in certain areas and wasn’t too courteous about it.” Both men, he said, were “strong-willed people.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-mccain-blame-white-house-flag-jim-inhofe_us_5b85007ee4b0511db3d135fe

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So now we are only allowed to honor those who agree 100% with The Orange Moron?

On this day in 1963 ....

Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech before a crowd of some 250,000 people at the 1963 March on Washington.

https://www.history.com/topics/i-have-a-dream-speech

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Carrasco and the American Dream

"The first time I set foot on a baseball field, I cried.

And cried.

And cried.

At least that how my parents tell the story...."


https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/carlos-carrasco-baseball-citizenship

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Carrasco and the American Dream

"The first time I set foot on a baseball field, I cried.

And cried.

And cried.

At least that how my parents tell the story....."

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/carlos-carrasco-baseball-citizenship

I get all that your'e saying

and I agree .... some technology is great .... but, yes, it seems as though it's designed to eliminate human contact.

Any time my husband or I call a business on the phone with a question, one of my adult kids will tell me "just look it up on their website"! (and I have found that many businesses are lax in updating their websites!) If I want to call a takeout place to place an order, they tell me to order my food on line. Do't waste time going to a store -- buy stuff from Amazon. Get your library book on line and read it looking at a screen.

Now, I realize a lot of this is very helpful to working people, and I'm not complaining.

The thing that I like the most is GPS, because when I'm driving in a strange town or don't want to get off a highway to ask directions, I find that extremely helpful. Ditto weather forecasts. I don't mind standing in a line in a store, unless it's a real long line ... and, invariably, you will have to wait behind someone whose "technology" is holding everyone else up. (card swiper isn't working, or the card being used is being rejected for some reason). I find that paying with cash is faster, many times.

I have a friend who flat out refuses to use the automated cash registers because she says they takes a job away from a real person.

I love going to the library and taking my time browsing the shelves, only once have I ever read a book on my tablet that I acquired from my library. It was okay, I suppose I might do it once in a great while, but I do like to chat with the librarians who know me and can let me know what's coming up soon or some other service they offer. My library hosts speeches, meetings, workshops, and other things and events.

So, overall, to me it's both good AND bad.

Happy Birthday, Mason Williams! of "Classical Gas" fame!

I had no idea Williams served briefly as the head writer for "SNL" in 1980!

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From Wikipedia:

Mason Douglas Williams (born August 24, 1938) is an American classical guitarist, composer, writer, comedian, and poet, best known for his 1968 instrumental "Classical Gas" and for his work as a comedy writer on Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, and Saturday Night Live.

In 1968, Williams won three Grammy Awards for his guitar instrumental "Classical Gas".[

Williams has recorded more than a dozen albums, five on the Warner Bros. label (The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, The Mason Williams Ear Show, Music, Handmade, and Sharepickers). The LP cover for the 1968 'Music' was painted by pop artist Edward Ruscha. The credit reads "Sorry, Cover by Edward Ruscha."

Like many writer-performers, Williams was also a stand-up comedian. He set most of his comic ideas to music and sang or recited the jokes in lyric form with guitar accompaniment. In 1964, Vee-Jay Records released Them Poems, a record album on which Williams entertains a live audience with "them poems about them people", covering such varied topics as "Them Moose Goosers", "Them Sand Pickers", and "Them Surf Serfs". A typical "them poem" is "Them Banjo Pickers", which begins: "Them banjo pickers! Mighty funny ways. Same damn song for three or four days!" Several other "them" poems, along with many ditties, song lyrics, odd and amusing photographs from around the country, and assorted bits of visual and verbal silliness are collected in The Mason Williams Reading Matter (Doubleday, 1969), and the Them Poems record album was reissued (also in 1969, on the heels of the success of "Classical Gas" as The Mason Williams Listening Matter.

Williams has written more than 175 hours of music and comedy for network television programming and was a prime creative force for CBS' controversial Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.[20] His experience in folk music gave him the background for many of Tom and Dick Smothers' comedy routines and with co-writer Nancy Ames, also composed the show's musical theme.

It was on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour that he created and perpetuated the 1968 "Pat Paulsen for President" campaign, an elaborate political satire. Williams also helped launch the career of entertainer Steve Martin. Martin was hired by Williams as a writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, for which his contributions were initially paid out of Williams' own pocket. In 1968, he won an Emmy Award for his work as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Other television personalities he has written for include Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, Dinah Shore, Roger Miller, and Petula Clark. In 1980, Williams briefly served as head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live, but left after clashing with producer Jean Doumanian. In 1988, Williams received his third Emmy nomination as a comedy writer for his work on The Smothers Brothers 20th Reunion Special on CBS.

Capturing Social Inequality in Drone Photographs

American Photographer Johnny Miller became interested in social inequality and segregation when he moved to Cape Town, in South Africa. The country has barely recovered from apartheid, which although officially ended a quarter of century ago, traces of the racial segregation in the form of roads, rivers, “buffer zones” of empty land, and other barriers still exist separating the rich from the poor, the blacks from the whites.

This gave birth to the photo series Unequal Scenes (previously on Amusing Planet) that portrays dramatic scenes of inequality around the world from a drone’s perspective.

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2018/08/photographer-uses-drone-to-capture.html

Stunning photographs!
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