Tuesday, November 2, 2010


so long Harry Truman..goddam it's hard to find an honest man...

Tea Party wins big...
New York Times declared, "Thomas E. Dewey’s Election as President is a Foregone Conclusion." Top pollsters predicted a Dewey win, as did leading national political writers. In fact, with the exception of Truman, everyone else was certain Dewey would be elected. Months before the election, Life ran a cover of a picture of Dewey with a caption that read, "The Next President of the United States." Headline after headline screamed Dewey as President.
Truman presented a proposal to the Congress in February before the election that would guarantee the rights of blacks. This created conflict among the Democratic Party. At the convention, all of the Mississippi and half of the Alabama delegates walked out, for a total of 35, when Truman was praised for his "courageous stand on civil rights." This lead to the split of the Party and the emergence of the Dixiecrats. South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond ran on the Party’s ticket. The Dixiecrats hoped to cause enough split in order to throw the election into the House, and therefore the South could prevent a civil-rights supporter from being elected.
the similarities between the Dixiecrats and the Tea Party are striking!
will history repeat itself?
well....the universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly..... the test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets in spaceships like this one and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us. This power cannot be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is, we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war. Free to pursue more... profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own town, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this city of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Meg Whitman spends $150 million on a campaign to stroke her ego and blows it.

Wendy McCaw blows $150 million on a newspaper and can't get Meg Whitman elected.

Hey ladies!!!! Getting the message? You cash ain't nothing but trash!