...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Friday, July 31, 2015
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Two Tales today. First a heart-warming tale about
Mkombozi, the dog that rescued a baby
Monday, July 27, 2015
Click here to read the rest of the story.
As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?
Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.
We have a new friend. Andrew's girlfriend came for a visit.
B G said the place was a mess but I told him is always so why worry? He said his grandmother used to say people could like it or lump it.
She didn't seem to mind and we all had a nice visit. B G was even nice (for a change)
She is on Facebook and she asked to be Friends for B G and he was glad that she did.
It is nice to have friends.
When B G sees that it time for him to let me out. Sometimes I have to use my magic mental powers to get him to move because he spends a lot looking at Facebook and his blogs and of course he has books to read.
I have to work really hard to get him to see me.
And we went right out and then came back right in. B G found a new flower in our "garden" He did not take a good picture of it.
Then it was right back in...
And we sometimes curl up in the kitchen.
I also make sure B G has lots of good treats for us.
We keep them in a tupper box.
Then we looked at him again and this time he made us trick for him.