Sunday, March 30, 2014

How Many Dollars Do You Have? How Many Times in Jail?

“We have no aristocracy of blood [in the United States of America], and, having therefore as a natural, and indeed as an inevitable thing, fashioned for ourselves an aristocracy of dollars, the display of wealth has here to take the place and perform the office of the heraldic display in monarchial countries.” – Edgar Allan Poe
Sacramento Bee pays attention to the wide variety of people opposing drone bombers:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Basketball's Ballet

The Rebellious Tongue

Because I sympathize with my student dentist, Justin Becerra, trying to work on my teeth while my tongue seems to fight him, I have created this cartoon to give to him:

Dr. Becerra:  "That's right.  Relax."

"Don't stand up!  Relax!"

"No!  No!  You rebellious tongue!"

"Stop it!  How can I work with your tongue in the way!"

"You stick out your tongue at me?!  I'll cut it off!|

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Friday, March 07, 2014

The Greatest President

The greatest president that we never elected…because she was a woman…because she was Black…but, even more, because she had common sense and wasn't in politics for ego enhancement.  It will sadden me forever that Shirley Chisholm fought but did not have a chance.  There is a great deal of her on the Internet, including speeches, and there is a documentary about her.   Now she is on a stamp, our greatest president.

Shirley Chisholm Quotes

You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.
You make progress by implementing ideas.

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the
doctor says:  It's a girl.

Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.

At present, our country needs women's idealism and determination, perhaps more
in politics than anywhere else.

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent
wears a skirt.

When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent,
creative personality, for a living.  Anyone who takes that role  must pay a price.

Congress seems drugged and inert most of the time…its idea of meeting a
problem is to hold hearings meetings, or, in extreme cases, to appoint
a commission.

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path
than being Black.

The liberals in the House strongly resemble liberals I have known through the last
two decades in the civil rights  conflict.  When it comes tim to show on which side they will be counted, they excuse themselves.

I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Muhammad Fayyazm in the Quilt for Children Killed by Dronest

Whether it is adequate or not (I still do not have an embroidery needle), I have sent this block to the Drone Quilt Project, which commemorates the children killed by unmanned drone bombers. You may check it out at  My Code Pink sisters who have supported this project so completely would not approve so I will refrain from the mental cartoon I will not execute, contrasting the First Lady's exercise programs for children, while her husband … Make your own cruel cartoon.  Below, how the block must look with enough edge for the block to be sewn into the pieces for one of the quilts….

Syrian Boy

 When asked of his situation, the Syrian boy in Damascus could no longer be stoic, 
and was wiping away the sudden flood of tears.  Many hundreds of  thousand -- millions -- in his situation -- dead meaningless numbers -- He made them all real with his tears.