Wednesday, 08/16/2017

Little pink houses for you and me


There's winners, and there's losers, but they ain't no big deal...

ntodd

August 16, 11:26 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ain't That America

Remember:

[Y]ou will see what I mean for you to see— 
             The white hand: 
             The thieving hand. 
             The white face: 
             The lying face. 
             The white power: 
             The unscrupulous power 
That makes of you 
The hungry wretched thing you are today.

Langston Hughes.

ntodd

August 16, 10:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 08/15/2017

It Is A Time Warp, Innit?


A jump to the left, then a goose step to the alt-right?

ntodd

August 15, 12:29 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, 08/14/2017

Tribalism

Casey at the Bat:

From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar, 
Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore. 
“Kill him! Kill the umpire!” shouted some one on the stand; 
And it’s likely they’d have killed him had not Casey raised his hand. 

Ernest Lawrence Thayer.

ntodd

August 14, 11:38 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Terra Incognita

Since we live here now:

To the Senate of the United States:

I nominate the following persons to the offices to which they are respectively designated, in pursuance of the provisions of the act approved this day entitled "An act to establish the Territorial government of Oregon":

  • James Shields, of Illinois, to be governor of the Territory of Oregon.
  • Kintzing Pritchette, of Pennsylvania, to be secretary for the Territory of Oregon.
  • William P. Bryant, of Indiana, to be chief justice of the supreme court of the United States for the Territory of Oregon.
  • James Turney, of Illinois, to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the United States for the Territory of Oregon.
  • Peter H. Burnett, of Oregon, to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the United States for the Territory of Oregon.
  • Isaac W. R. Bromley, of New York, to be attorney of the United States for the district of Oregon.
  • Joseph L. Meek, of Oregon, to be marshal of the United States for the district of Oregon.
  • John Adair, of Kentucky, to be collector of the port for the district of Oregon, in the Territory of Oregon.

James K. POLK

Washington, August 14, 1848.

I've since come to learn that pretty much everything in Oregon is named after former Highway Commissioners, 'cept for a highway honoring the Sunset Division, schools named for that guy who named some fir trees, and all sorts of shit in Polk County.

ntodd

August 14, 10:05 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)