Did you see Larry Wilmore’s segment on the rebel flag Monday? So funny. So sharp. And informative!
Did you already know about the “Cornerstone Speech” of 1861?
. . . [The Confederacy’s] cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. . . .
It was new to me — and puts the Confederate flag and its rebel counterpart into even starker relief.
There is so much truly wonderful about the South and Southerners . . . obviously . . . just as there is so much wonderful about Germany and Germans, Japan and Japanese. But certain aspects of their histories — while they should never be forgotten — should probably not be flown proudly overhead.
You’d think that would have gone without saying. But at least now, in the wake of tragedy, Alabama, Wal-Mart, Lindsay Graham, et al, have come together, finally, to say it.
Did you see this examination of gay voices? Six minutes. The surprise at the end is so obvious it’s not much of a surprise — but still powerful.
And with the Supreme Court “marriage” ruling likely to come down this morning or Monday morning, can it really have taken until now for this kick-ass review of “traditional marriage” to have appeared? Really? How I’d love Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito to watch it — the three Justices I assume will vote against civil marriage equality — and then hear their thoughts on the virtues of traditional marriage.
Three clips totalling 22 minutes.
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And now this one, with the Supreme Court marriage ruling just having come down, wherein the President of the United States brings a boy who never thought he could have a life — never thought he could share his secret — never thought he could express his love — yet somehow knew, even then, as a boy, that what he felt wasn’t bad, just different . . . wherein that great President brings that young boy, now grown, to tears.
Simply put, the last two days’ Supreme Court rulings have been good for health and for love.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
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SOCIAL SECURITY: The very first check, for $22.54, was paid in 1940 to a Vermont woman who had paid $22 in Social Security taxes. By the time she died, in 1974, aged 100, she had collected $20,944.42.~.
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