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20
Jul
13

Justice For Trayvon

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Trayvon Martin’s father Tracy Martin at the Miami Justice For Trayvon rally – Reuters.

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Beyonce and Jay Z with Sybrina Fulton & me at the #100CityTrayvon vigil – Rev. Al Sharpton

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‘I Am Not A Suspect’ – Terrell Gordon Jr, 6, holds his sign during a Justice for Trayvon rally in Miami

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New Orleans

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New Orleans today, Sharon Jasper with her grandson Tommie Butler, 6

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‘A woman holds a candle during a vigil for Trayvon Martin at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, Calif.’ – AP

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South Carolina State House – ThinkProgress

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Chicago – @ForUs50

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‘Don’t Shoot, I’m Just Young, Black and Walking’ (NY today) – @DCFashionista1

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Atlanta – @Alan4Florida

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Brooklyn – @MariyaNYC

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Washington, D.C. – @NoShock

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Chicago – @ForUs50

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At the Justice for Trayvon rally in Miami, July 20

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More moving pictures here

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07
Jul
13

Signs of the Times?

My rusty old brain is 98.27% sure I posted these pics before…. did I? :???:

I took them when I arrived for the We Are One concert in DC, two days before President Obama’s 2009 inauguration (Pete Souza need have no fears, his job is safe) – I’m sure lots of you saw the same, or similar, when you went to election rallies.

The funniest thing was the reaction of the crowd to the nutters, who were charmingly abusive, not least that of my sports nut pal who was especially upset by ‘sports nuts’ featuring on the banner between ‘porno freaks’ and ‘drunks’.

Was she as offended by, say, the ‘baby killing women’ and ‘Homos’ references? “‘Yeah! Of course! But WTF?! Sports nuts?!” (As a sports nut, I felt her pain).

Any way, it kinda struck me today, especially after seeing the photo in the post below, that back in January 2009 we could dismiss these people as freaks …. now, you know, it’s beginning to feel like this level of insanity and hate is the ‘conservative’ mainstream.

All that was missing from the banners was a racist slur or two, and a call for the Voting Rights Act to be shredded.

But, yep, ‘mainstream’ insanity and hate, 2013 style.

19
Feb
13

The Time Is Now

President Barack Obama signs letters from children backstage after signing executive orders and unveiling new gun control proposals as part of the Administration’s response to the Newtown, Conn., shootings, and other tragedies, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Jan. 16, 2013. The children wrote the President letters in the wake of the Newtown tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety (Photo by Pete Souza)

Lots more new White House photos here

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Heads up:

10:45 President Obama will call on Congress to avert the automatic spending cuts coming next week

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