My local (and usually conservative) NH paper endorses Barack Obama for reelection in a piece entitled: "Save America"
We see the race for president between a candidate who is willing to do and say anything to become president, and a president who has done about as good as anyone could have done in the worst economic mess since the Great Depression, and has the right ideas on the most important issues of our time.
We heartily and without reservation endorse President Barack Obama.
For other races, the Sun’s endorsements are split. At the federal level we endorse Democrats; for statewide offices, Republicans; and for county candidates and local reps, both.
We support Obama and Carol Shea-Porter’s bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, and agree with them that Republicans are on the wrong side history on the major issues: health care, Medicare reform, taxes, immigration, foreign policy, the environment, same-sex marriage and abortion rights.
As for the economy, yesterday’s job report confirms it continues to improve, and all signs, including recent improvements in housing and car sales, point to that trend continuning next year regardless of who lives in the White House.
The Sun’s political orientation is most closely aligned with old-style moderate Republicans; and like many moderates, we believe the party has been hijacked by social conservatives and Tea Party extremism.
An example is that many Republicans, including our own Rep. Guinta, signed Grover Norquist’s pledge to never — ever — support a tax increase. What good is Guinta to New Hampshire if is he bound by a ridiculous pledge that prevents him from voting for smart, compromise legislation? Like a deficit cutting package that includes $1 of tax increases for every $10 in spending cuts, a sensible fiscal approach Republicans have no choice but to reject.
Progressive Democrats — at least on the national level — have taken over the middle of the political spectrum and we’ll gladly join them until the Republicans come back to earth.
A popular Republican placard reads “Save America.” A suggestion for Democrats to retort: “Save America from the most shameless and pandering presidential candidate in history.”
This is WAY out of the ordinary - the Conway Daily Sun is opening themselves up for a LOAD of right wing crazy from a town that has been shunning unions since before it was cool.
I think the first paragraph really summarizes why Romney disgusts me so much.
um if someone would get me this i'd rly appreciate it
“The series Cubes for Albers and LeWitt explores the possibilities of manipulating time, space, perception and, in particular, the additive system of colour. The images from this series are constructed onto single sheets of 4 x 5 film. The subject in reality is monochromatic. The photographs use a set of cubes and ground options painted white, two tones of grey, and black.
Through multiple exposures the colour hues in each image have been made by exposing the film to the additive primaries of red, green and blue. The reflective value of the cubes controls the value or lightness of that hue, and the black is utilised as a type of reflective mask, holding potential on the film for other exposures.
As the title suggests, there is a nod to Josef Albers and his impressive studies of the subtractive systems of colour, and to Sol LeWitt for his notes on Conceptual Art. LeWitt serves as an example of modular systems to reduce a subject while heightening conceptual meaning. These images are completely photographic and not visible to the naked eye. Photographically my main reference not mentioned in the series title is Ansel Adams and his thoughts about visualisation in photography and the potential of the zone system.”
this is awesome.
Self identification among hispanics
this is rly interesting….idk even though i’m theoretically *~*~first generation, both my sister and i have kind of grown up in a second generation sort of environment, since my grandparents/outside environment forced that side of my family to assimilate. by 6 or 7, my mom forgot basically all of the spanish she knew, despite the fact that she didn’t speak or understand english up until about the age of 5.
it doesn’t help that i don’t “look the part” at all since i’m white. it’s tedious to have to justify my ethnicity every time the subject gets brought up. like i acknowledge the fact that yes, i am privileged - my father’s as white as you can be, and my mom’s from argentina - but i think it also sucks that my privilege comes from the fact that the white majority fucked over half of my family and forced my mom to ignore her identity and her roots. she’s only just getting in touch with family from argentina 50 years later. my grandmother refuses to acknowledge the fact that she’s hispanic - she’ll always check “white” on any form that asks it, and gets frantic and upset if my mom asks if she would prefer to read/talk to someone in spanish instead of english. that shit’s fucked up and heartbreaking and not okay - she’s been conditioned to be ashamed of who she is.
tbh it’s also frustrating that no one doubts my sister when she asserts her hispanic-ness. like…i’m not any “less” so than she is because my features more closely resemble my superwhite father’s. it’s really fucking shitty that my culture was forcibly taken from my mom and grandparents, and my sister and i are left floundering trying to figure out what to make of it since two generations before us are too afraid to help. it also sucks that this isn’t a really unique situation to a LOT of people in this country. i should know spanish, i should know more than just good food and the early introduction to claustrophobia brought on by being forcibly stuffed in a confessional booth.