Lafayette sent the key from France as a gift to his old friend George Washington in 1790 via Thomas Paine in Europe and John Rutledge Jr. of South Carolina. The Paris Bastille prison was the symbol of the Ancient Regime that was stormed by French Revolutionaires.
Realtes to today's (Wed. Oct. 29) discussion of the book 'The American Revolution of 1800' with author Dan Sisson.
I think it's important that we tie benefits, such as healthcare and education, to payment of taxes. Not making this clear is the way the right wing gets away with vilifying taxes.
Taxes are used to pay for things we value. We pay taxes for unemployment insurance (if Boner lets the repugnican congress extend them to you), social security and medicare. If we paid reasonable taxes, ALL OF US, we could have
Universal healthcare, with no risk of bankruptcy if you get sick
Preschool for kids
Paid maternity leave for new parents
Near the end of the first hour today, Thom had a caller who simply kept repeating the anti-choice talking points about the moment of conception and murdering babies. Thom asked her whether a clump of 16 cells could be considered a human being and she indicated it could.
WE NEED A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT SAYS "HUMAN LIFE BEGINS WITH A LIVE BIRTH. PRIOR TO THAT TIME A FETUS HAS NO MORE RIGHTS THAN AN APPENDIX."
Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark
This from CREDO:
Walmart is well-known for exploiting its workers and squeezing its suppliers. But what few know is that, in an audacious new move, the Walton family has unleashed its immense resources on a campaign attacking rooftop solar in the United States.
According to a new report, the Walton family, which owns Walmart, is working to radically undermine rooftop solar by promoting anti-solar state policies and donating millions of dollars to fossil fuel-backed front groups.1
This from DailyKos:
Source: Rachel Maddow Show, October 27, 2014
New Hampshire Republicans, still hoping to take down Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D), published an op-ed in a local newspaper this morning written by former state House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh (R).
The piece isn't quite as interesting as it's author.
Even by 2014 standards, the Republican's op-ed seems oddly detached from current events, referencing "skyrocketing gasoline prices", a moratorium that no longer exists, and a House GOP lawmaker who's no longer in the House.
I've heard some very intelligent people who believe the rumors about wealthy people creating vast underground facilities where they will move their families when some catastrophic event occurs, whether it's climate-change related, nuclear war, food shortages, or even poisonous chemtrails. I even talked to a very good friend who knows someone who (allegedly) personally helped dig these vast tunnels under miles and miles of Colorado territory.