Top Infrastructure Official Explains How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods
It’s time for America to reckon with the role that highway projects too often play in ripping apart underprivileged communities around the country, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Wednesday at the Center for American Progress.
In the first 20 years of the federal interstate system alone, Foxx said, highway construction displaced 475,000 families and over a… Continue
Added by Dismal Desmond on April 27, 2016 at 10:43pm —
Why Obama apologized to Argentina, and why he was right to
President Barack Obama visited a memorial to victims of Argentina's "dirty war" on Thursday, where he gave a speech that expressed regret for the role that the US played in that country’s period of dictatorship and repression.
"The United States, when it reflects on what happened here, has to examine its own policies as well, and its own past," Obama said during the … Continue
Added by Dismal Desmond on March 28, 2016 at 10:30am —
Even more reasons to despise Antonin "Scumbag" Scalia.
I thought I could reason with Antonin Scalia: A more naive young fool never drew breath
by Bruce Hay
In the two weeks since his death, many have spoken about Antonin Scalia’s undeniable impact on American law. As attention shifts to filling the vacancy he has… Continue
Added by Dismal Desmond on February 28, 2016 at 1:00pm —
About time someone had the balls to say this. I'm not familiar with the author here, Paul Campos, but I sure am going to check out more of his writings.
Scalia was an intellectual phony: Can we please stop calling him a brilliant jurist?
by Paul Campos
George Orwell once noted that when an English politician dies “his worst enemies will stand up on the floor of the House and utter pious lies in his honour.” Antonin Scalia was neither… Continue
Added by Dismal Desmond on February 24, 2016 at 10:16pm —
The citizens of the United States of America have become colonized by factions that do not believe and do not act in ways that take the freedom of people as the fundamental foundation of our nation. Rather, religion and money colonize all aspects of our lives. It buys our government, it buys our political parties, it buys our votes. If we are to change things, it means we must think and act like people who think critically who act politically. Those who are colonized, who resisted the misuse… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on October 3, 2014 at 1:10pm —
“Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” – Thomas Jefferson
“In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.” – James Madison
“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” – Benjamin Franklin
“I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” – George… Continue
Added by Rick on May 18, 2014 at 6:30pm —
“Stupid is as Stupid Does ” These words uttered by Forest Gump in the movie of the same name, pretty much describes Americans, at least in the eyes of Charles P. Pierce, in his book, “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.”
I would like to report that Pierce is off base in… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on October 8, 2013 at 4:46am —
The move toward American Theocracy by the empowered evangelical 'elite' in the US has made it almost impossible for an atheist or difficult for a non-christian to be elected to office. Schools are having their curriculum undermined by creationist who wish to revise history, remove evolution from science, and prevent teaching sexual health and pregnancy prevention. Atheist fear reprisals for not being christian and are often discriminated against at work, socially, and most especially in… Continue
Added by Shannon on February 15, 2011 at 10:57pm —
I don't know the ngenral opinion on the ground zero "mosque" here because I haven't been as active as I should be but I know at least 1 (thunderfoo at youtube) atheist has used the argument.
This is not
Saudi Arabia this is America! The A in USA doesn't mean Arabia, it means America!
What am I talking about? Among the pathetic arguments against the "mosque" (its a cultural center you ignoramuses) the bigoted idiots spout out is "they don't allow churches in… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 30, 2010 at 4:46pm —
(Originally posted in Su Nombre en Vano
Don't you love it when you get to see mainstream Christian's true colors? Don't you feel good to see that those who brag about loving the neighbor are just as, or even more bigoted than the average person? Isn't it reassuring that we are in the right path?
So, some days ago, this billboard was put up:…
Added by Diego on July 9, 2010 at 2:53pm —
I've had it! I sit up here in Canada watching my neighbor to the south as slowly, methodically, the far religious right creeps ever deeper into their government (local, state and federal - witness the Republicans & the Bush years), attempt to re-write history (as is currently happening in the… Continue
Added by Eric Saamanen on April 16, 2010 at 7:28pm —
Really enjoyed our local Meetup.com Atheist meetup downtown tonight. We started out at our usual hangout, Banter, but because of an unexpected musical performance, we relocated across the street to Hydrant Cafe, where we could actually converse and not strain our throats and ears.
We did actually experience our first heckler, of a sort, back at Banter; one middle-aged woman felt the need to tell us that "God saved my bacon I don't know how many times."; It took me a second to realize… Continue
Added by Aggiememenon on August 5, 2009 at 12:51am —
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Added by Creature on February 12, 2009 at 3:03pm —
A pivotal change in history was made in the USA today. A man of mixed race and skin color has been elected as President.
In his inaugural speech the new President acknowledged not only the racial mix of the nation, but the religious mix as well. This included reference to the presence of citizens with no religious beliefs.
In this inauguration the racial mix of the US Nation was acknowledged and peoples of various racial lines and mixtures were given pride of place and… Continue
Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on January 20, 2009 at 11:30am —