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Feb 26: Newsflash! Sleeping Giant Wakes Up
Feb 26th, 2011 by Sam

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Are white working class men realizing that they are working class white men? or even, gasp, working class men? Do black working class men realize they are working class black men?

Do they realize that guys just like them shed blood to get us what we now take for granted – safety. weekends. sick days. minimum wage. end of child labor.

Has the Republican elite crossed a line?

Feb 19: Wisconsin, Assault on Healthcare, Islamic Revolution
Feb 19th, 2011 by Sam

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- What’s driving the Wisconsin governor’s attempt to break the union (can only negotiate on cash compensation – not on benefits?? what’s up with that? why not? how bizarre. And, it’s also bizarre that working class tea partiers have no concept of why unions exist – since it was their forebears that died/were injured just to be treated decently.

- Were Republicans voted into office to dismantle everything women fought for since I was growing up? Really? Will we eventually be banned from running in the Boston Marathon (again) because we’re too weak (yes, I was alive the first time a woman was permitted to run)? On the other hand, once they gut healthcare, maybe we WILL be too weak to run a marathon (cuz we’ll all be pregnant cuz no birth control and husbands have the right to demand their wives have sex and women need his permission to open a checking acct or buy a car (yes, I remember when my mother bought a car in her own name) and there was no alimony and the guys got the kids. You know, the good old days that conservatives are just dreamy about.

- Are we really experiencing a moment in history that will forever change the world? Do young citizens living in Islamic countries want to live more fully in the world? And, what does this say about US tea partiers who want to build walls and shut us off from the world (like, before the invention of the airplane)

Feb 12: Darwin Day! Egypt! and Valentine’s Day!
Feb 12th, 2011 by Sam

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Hey! All this in one weekend:

- Egypt: freedom, courage, and optimism
- Darwin Day: knowledge, humility, and patience
- Valentine’s Day: love, history, and greeting card companies

In case you didn’t know – Feb 12 is Charles Darwin’s Day. Let’s stop and think about all the fabulous things using science has done for us. Science is reliable (works every time), humble (admits it’s wrong when new evidence), and fun (what’s more fun than talking after breathing helium??).

Kind of like a valentine, huh?

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