Tag Archives: politics

recount.

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who knows when

the last bead will be counted?

 

“the first thing I’ll do if elected is demand a recount.”

-kinky friedman

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: melissa and doug – abacus

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stand up.

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stand up  and vote.

“small differences in a system of great power can have enormous consequences.” 

― noam chomsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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what is a hero?

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President Richard M. Nixon honors John McCain at the State Department

after McCain was released by the North Vietnamese in 1973

after more than five years as a prisoner of war.

(U.S. Navy)

RIP Senator John McCain

a maverick in the truest sense of the word

“I’ve tried to serve our country honorably. I’ve made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them. I’ve often observed that I am the luckiest person on Earth. I feel that way even now, as I prepare for the end of my life. I’ve loved my life, all of it. I’ve had experiences, adventures, friendships, enough for 10 satisfying lives, and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets. But I would not trade a day of my life in good or bad times for the best day of anybody else’s.”

-John McCain – from a letter he left to be read upon his death

“a hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” bob dylan

 

 

 

 

image credit: washington post

make gentle.

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Ethel and Bobby Kennedy play with their sons before bedtime at home

 

“let us dedicate ourselves to what the greeks wrote so many years ago:

to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. “

 – robert kennedy

november 20, 1925 – june 6, 1968

(50 years ago)

 

 

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grassroots.

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i loved this grassroots campaigner 

and his simple old-school way to reach the people

no glitz, no glam, no sound bites

just two young volunteers helping him

a speaker playing music

 food and drink handed out for free

 petitions passed around and signed

hands shaken

  questions answered

face to face

good to see a real person. 

 

“the little grassroots people can change this world.”

 wangari maathai

 – kenyan politcal activist, awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her

“contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”.