When I was just a little girl, I often got asked how come I had brown hair and blue eyes and a year-round tan. It was a stupid question, so I eventually came up with the explanation that my grandfather was an Indian from India and that seemed to satisfy.
In today’s New York Times, Paul Krugman spouts off about the Republican elites’ dismissive attitude towards people who actually work with their hands.
But the Republican elite can’t handle the truth. It’s too committed to an Ayn Rand story line about heroic job creators versus moochers to admit either that trickle-down economics can fail to deliver good jobs, or that sometimes government aid is a crucial lifeline.
Someone should write a children’s book about Caroline’s hats. Caroline French introduced Howard Dean to New Hampshire back in 2003. Then she promoted his candidacy with hats she embroidered herself. Now, they’ve become works of art. But, the object is still the same — to promote democracy in the land.
I’m posting this in honor of having made a monetary commitment to the Democratic Socialist’s endeavors. I might mention that my maternal grandfather was a Social Democrat and postal worker in the 1930s, who got transferred into the Alpine hinterlands because he refused to join the National Socialists.
A few days ago, I finally talked to Buck Bennett in the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia DNR in an effort to find out if the Brunswick Cellulose docks in the Turtle River have a water bottom lease that could be rescinded and/or some other mechanism exists for getting these derelict structures removed. Mr. Bennett was rather defensive in asserting that because the pilings are fixed, no lease is required — the leases are just for floating docks. Also, he claimed that Brunswick Cellulose is using the dock and had made some structural improvements to them. (I am waiting to see if they got a building permit from Glynn County because I already know the DNR people are not equipped to assess structural integrity).
While I was getting nowhere with Mr. Bennett, I did make reference to the falling-down dock at Blythe Island which, Mr. Ours, the County Administrator, tells me the County is waiting on EDP or DNR to do something about. At that point Mr. Bennett asked if I was putting in a GORA request and I said, “yes, if that’s what it takes.”
This post was written in response to the news that the Dominican Republic is proposing to expel people without proper documentation to validate their right to remain in country–mostly because their ancestors wandered in on their own.
I suppose keeping people confined in a nation or state is perceived as an adequate compromise to keeping them confined in a city, gated enclave or domicile.