|"Mein Trumph". Laura Ingraham seigs a little heil with the Donald
|"I was born a poor black child"|
This political summer is like 1968 all over again (minus all the cool music, of course. There are no Beatles in 2016). In the aftermath of the riots at their national convention that year, some political soothsayers were writing the obituary of the Democratic Party. It only survived because it was inhabited by enough serious people who desired to be responsible, faithful representatives of their constituents. In the late summer of 1974, in the wake of the resignation of Richard M. Nixon, the Republican Party was in ruins. They managed to carry on because there were still enough serious men and women within that organization to keep it viable. That's not the case with the modern-day GOP.
Now you see 'em. Soon you won't.
Here's my little musical contribution to the discussion, taped on July 20:
Ain't I a riot?
Neurotic, Not Psychotic: A Blue Girl in a Red State
by Heather Henderson Addison
My Facebook pal, Heather, has a new blog that shows much promise. She's most definitely on the right side of history - as are most lefties; A contradiction in terms if there ever was one.
Drop in and show her some support. She lives in Alabama. She needs all the support she can possibly get!
Was at FYE in Newburgh on Saturday and picked up the film, Selma. It's about Dr. King and the events leading up to the march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965. If you haven't seen this one yet, you really ought to. It's a keeper. The struggle for equal rights and human dignity is all-consuming and never ending. Here's my review (sort of) from February 11 of last year:
Wasn't that a time?