on this day 11/3 1992 – Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator. 

1507 – Leonardo DaVinci was commissioned by the husband of Lisa Gherardini to paint her. The work is known as the Mona Lisa.

1631 – The Reverend John Eliot arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was the first Protestant minister to dedicate himself to the conversion of Native Americans to Christianity.

1793 – Stephen F. Austin was born. He was the principal founder of Texas.

1796 – John Adams was elected the 2nd U.S. President.

1839 – The first Opium War between China and Britain erupted.

1892 – The first automatic telephone went into service at LaPorte, IN. The device was invented by Almon Strowger.

1896 – Seventy-eight Blacks reported lynched in 1896. blackfacts.com

1900 – The first automobile show in the United States opened at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1903 – Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.

1911 – Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant.

1934 – The first race track in California opened under a new pari-mutuel betting law.

1941 – U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Grew warned that the Japanese may be planning a sudden attack on the U.S.

1952 – Frozen bread was offered for sale for the first time in a supermarket in Chester, NY.

1953 – The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939.

1957 – Sputnik II was launched by the Soviet Union. It was the second manmade satellite to be put into orbit and was the first to put an animal into space, a dog named Laika.

1973 – The U.S. launched the Mariner 10 spacecraft. On March 29,

1974 it became the first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury.

1979 – Five members of the Communist Workers’ Party are shot to death in broad daylight at an anti-Ku Klux Klan rally in Greensboro, NC. Eight others were wounded. 

1986 – The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.

1987 – China told the U.S. that it would halt the sale of arms to Iran.

1991 – Israeli and Palestinian representatives held their first-ever face-to-face talks in Madrid, Spain.

1992 – Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator. 

1994 – Susan Smith of Union, SC, was arrested for drowning her two sons. Nine days earlier Smith had claimed that the children had been abducted by a black carjacker.

1995 – U.S. President Clinton dedicated a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

1998 – Bob Kane, the creator of Batman, died at the age of 83.

1998 – A state-run newspaper in Iraq urged the country to prepare for to battle “the U.S. monster.”

1998 – Minnesota elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.

2002 – At Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, 777 people assembled a 58,435 square foot jigsaw puzzle with 21,600 pieces.

2003 – In Kabul, Afghanistan, a post-Taliban draft constitution was unveiled.

2005 – Walt Disney Pictures released “Chicken Little.” It was the first Disney film completely created with computer animation.

2014 – In New York City, One World Trade Center opened for business.

Is talk cheap ~ or just the talker

elephant talk
elephant talk (Photo credit: gin_able)

just another rant …another 2017 Republican budget is out in the airwaves …again!

Americans, bombarded with a whole lot of crazy talk lately. While some of us may gasp at most or all of what members of Congress are throwing out at us; no doubt it should open the eyes of all those trying to decide which side of the aisle and or what side of history they want to people to read about. It is clear to me.

They say talk is cheap but until you actually listen and read between the lines or walls of words do you find out what exactly is in any budget designed by Ryan Budget.  While some say rep.Paul Ryan is a dapper smooth talker they forget that Americans have heard his failed budget plans at least 4 times, somebody should let him know that renaming it will not do a thing to sell it. The fact is no matter what you call it … the Paul Ryan pathway to prosperity only seems to accept and cover the wealthy. In fact, Mr. Ryan seems to promise to save Medicare by closing loopholes and of course cuts spending by trillions. The problem is, if you read the real words or talking points it will be off the backs of Seniors, Minorities, low income and the poor.  It still amazes me that the Republican Party of No is so callous to think Americans don’t see Mr.1% in full effect, but then again cheap words can mask the most blatant of realities.

In the congress of 2014, it only took one to filibuster The Middle and Lower classes leaving them to suffer on the way toward that conservative mission to cut slash and burn public service jobs while handing out tax breaks. It’s now 2017 and while voters voted against their best interests …again!

We all need to ask when the light will be bright enough to see this Republican budget is a reworked failure …

If you have heard  Mitch McConnell or Rep.Paul Ryan talk about budgets lately,  you know the mission is still the same …. the talk is still cheap and at the expense of the middle/lower classes.

~ Nativergrl77

Tell Your Senator to Oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination

Don’t let Trump pack the courts. Take action now!

Dear Friends,

We need your help right away. President Trump has been relentlessly attacking our rights — this time by nominating Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Barrett’s writings suggest that she thinks established court cases like Roe v. Wade should be open to challenge — which would encourage people to try to reverse these crucial Supreme Court decisions. She also has said that requiring insurance plans to provide birth control coverage is an infringement on religious liberty, a view directly at odds with eight appeals courts that have considered the issue. Her confirmation as a judge would put our civil, constitutional, and reproductive rights at risk.

The full Senate will hold a final vote tomorrow on whether to confirm her as a judge. That means they need to hear from you NOW.

Tell the Senate to Oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination
Urge Your Senators to Vote No on Barrett’s Nomination

Take Action

Amy Coney Barrett has taken numerous positions that show why she shouldn’t be confirmed:

  • Her approach to legal precedents. She has explicitly questioned the precedential force of “controversial” cases, including Roe v. Wade.
  • Her willingness to let religion override access to birth control coverage. Barrett thinks employers with religious objections should be able to refuse birth control coverage, leaving women on their own to find and afford birth control.
  • Her opposition to the Affordable Care Act, which she has suggested is unconstitutional. This means that if the ACA is challenged in the courts and those cases come before her, her ability to rule impartially is in question.

The Senate will vote whether to confirm Barrett tomorrow – which means your senators need to hear from you today.

Send a message now to your senators to vote no on Barrett’s nomination.

Thank you for taking action.

Gretchen Borchelt
Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health
National Women’s Law Center

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