Daily Kos: Abe Lincoln: when "Corporations have been enthroned" a chilling prediction coming true:
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless.'
-- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)"
You are welcome, rest of the country. We've got more muscle than Texas, believe dat.
California passes bill to counteract ‘disturbing’ Texas curriculum | Raw Story
The California Senate on Friday approved legislation that sends a clear message to Texas and textbook publishers: don't mess with our kids' minds.
"My bill begins the process of ensuring that California students will not end up being taught with Texas standards," State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), who authored and sponsored the legislation, told Raw Story in an interview. Texas standards had better not "creep into our textbooks," he said.
The S.B. 1451 measure – approved on a bipartisan vote of 25-5 – requires California's Board of Education to examine and report any discrepancies between the new Texas standards and California's standards. "At that point," Yee told Raw Story, "we will make it very, very clear that we won't accept textbooks that minimize the contributions of minorities and propagate the close connection between church and state."
A black man in Kentucky getting a bunch of old, white Republicans to do anything other than tase him, is quite the feat.
Rand Paul Remarks Lead Kentucky Legislature To Pass Civil Rights Legislation:
"AP) - The Kentucky Senate, reacting to a divisive comment by Republican Rand Paul, has adopted a resolution declaring any form of discrimination to be inconsistent with American values.
Louisville Democratic Sen. Gerald Neal introduced the resolution Friday during a special session on the state budget. It was adopted without objection in the predominantly Republican chamber.
Neal, Kentucky's only black state senator, said he took personal offense at the comment made last week by Paul, a U.S. Senate candidate, who was criticizing the 1964 Civil Rights Act."
Update on Julio:
"MADRID — A Madrid hospital says Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio has returned to intensive care and is fighting an infection after a horrific goring in the throat by a bull.
Libertarian T-Bag Paradise.
Ardi Rizal, Sumatran 2-Year Old, Smokes 40 Cigarettes A Day
Dirt eaters unite!
Eat bacteria to boost brain power - life - 27 May 2010 - New Scientist