this is not the Onion, he actually said these things?
‘Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R), who the assembly’s Republican caucus selected as their choice to be its next speaker earlier this month’.
“[t]he relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what’s best for his simple minded darkies.”
“[t]he lack of gratitude and the deliberate ignoring of white history in relation to eliminating slavery is a disgrace that Negro leaders should own up to.”
“been keeping a rough tally on homosexual/heterosexual molesters as reported locally”
“and roughly half of all molestations involve homosexual men preying on boys.”
‘As the News Review notes, “Hansen gave no details, nor did he publish his list, nor did he explain how he knew the sexuality of the alleged molesters.”
‘When incoming assembly members are sworn in, Republicans will enjoy a 25-17 majority over Democrats, all but ensuring that their choice for the speaker’s chair will…
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Rutgers University Press—with a new series on Critical Caribbean Studies and a range of other titles—is having a holiday sale, 40% off all books. One of these is Mark Schuller’s Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs (2012), which includes a foreword by Paul Farmer. In this book, Schuller skillfully analyzes the tensions of power between the development aid system and Haitian communities.
Description: After Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, over half of U.S. households donated to thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in that country. Yet we continue to hear stories of misery from Haiti. Why have NGOs failed at their mission? Set in Haiti during the 2004 coup and aftermath and enhanced by research conducted after the 2010 earthquake, Killing with Kindness analyzes the impact of official development aid on recipient NGOs and their relationships with local communities. Written like a detective story, the book offers rich enthnographic comparisons of…
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Panamanian great Rubén Blades won his fifth Latin Grammys awards last night for his new album Tango. Here are excerpt from an article by Martin Chilton:
Blades spoke recently about the benefits of choosing tango over salsa.
Tango was also nominated for album of the year and the 66-year-old from Panama City said: “People probably have to rub their eyes and say, ‘What, Ruben Blades in the tango category?’ I was surprised because you never know about Grammy nominations. My album Siembra, arguably the biggest seller in the history of salsa, never got nominated for a Grammy.
Blades, who has also won four main Grammys, believes re-creating his salsa songs as tangos works, even though he had to use completely different phrasing and increase the tempo on songs such as Pedro Navaja.
Blades, whose successful acting career includes appearances in the Milagro Beanfield War (1988), The Two Jakes…
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David Verchot and Morgane Lefevre arrived at Istanbul’s Bosporus Bridge on Thursday to cross to the city’s European side from the Asian side on their way to France. However, bridge police stopped the couple mounting a mule and a donkey, to the amazement of Verchot and Lefevre who argued with police officers.
If this does not work for you – put it in an odd sock – washed – or a odd mitten