Stoking Inequity

rich-riding-on-backs-of-poorLet’s abandon the fundamentally frothy question of who is wearing a ring. Young men need jobs so they can pay child support and contribute more meaningfully to the households they are living in. The real menace to America’s children is not single mothers, or unmarried or gay parents, but an economy that stokes an unconscionable divide between the rich and the not rich.”

–Katie Roiphe (NYT Sunday Review/Opinion: “In Defense of Single Motherhood“)

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Blaque Diamonds

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Let Them Eat Cake!

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!

Queen Marie Antoinette may not actually have said this, but her lavish spending, while her country was starving, trumpeted “Let them eat cake!” from the rooftop of her palatial palace.

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This week’s Smackdown goes to our corporate-contolled government – from those who caused it, to those who let it slide – for steadily & unabashedly transforming our nation’s once-proud slogan, “For the People,” into a new, shameful slogan, “For the Money.”

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“…government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

— Abe Lincoln

Sorry, Abe. Perish, it has.

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