Saturday, January 15, 2011

Inauguration Address
President Barack H. Obama

Martin Luther King | I Have a Dream
The Dance Remix

Martin Luther King | I Have a Dream
key points

  • "In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men - yes, black men as well as white men - would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.'"
  • "It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual."
  • "The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people. For many of our white brothers as evidenced by their presence here today have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone."
  • "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
  • "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood."
  • "This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."
  • "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."
  • "Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children—black men and white men, Jews and GentilesProtestants andCatholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"


Born this day in history | 1929
Martin Luther King Jr


Friday, January 14, 2011

The American Flag | Thomaston Avenue
Waterbury CT

I've got a woody for Apple.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Riverside Avenue Tunnel | Waterbury CT | 01.13.11

You can child-proof your gun.
You cannot gun-proof your child.

Freddie Mercury | 1977
The New Haven Coliseum
November 1977
News of the World

This Day in 1979 |
YMCA files libel suit against
Village People's YMCA song

who remembers.

The Day in History | 1991

where my grandmother died | april 1991

City Hall (Restore) | Waterbury CT

City Hall (Restored)


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

George Michael | Praying for Time
The Lyrics


It's a coat you wear, 
twice a year.


Born this day in 1971 | Mary J. Blige...all of her!
George Michael & Mary J. Blige: Stevie Wonder's AS

And now, for the weather...

Run through the OrangeMercury COLOR FILTER,
this gem is courtesy of our enemies over at SOMEECARDS.

Russia | Night Watch – Day Watch
Timur Bekmambetov (d. Russian)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Queen | Radio Ga Ga

This Day in Cinematic History | 1927
Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS premieres

Daywatch | Part II of The Epic Russian Trilogy

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Fight OsteoArthritis Pain! Get up & Boogie!

Empower your fight against osteoarthritis pain!

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Snowstorm | January 2011


Get OFF the dancefloor unless you fucking mean it.
What arthritis?


Late to the Prom| Loch Ness Monster
Photographed in 1974