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Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
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Listen, I try to steer away from politics here — but these have been a tense few weeks. From left to right in the picture below: my uncle Robert, my mother, and my father. My uncle was a pilot in WWII, my father wrote code — he never spoke much about his experiences during the war, only telling me what he did was largely classified. My elders were very politically outspoken people, it might have been the era, and it […]
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An image of the 1992 Los Angeles riots from the Los Angeles Times: I think this was down on Normandie – the civil unrest lasted six days. Things got quiet when the National Guard was called in. I don’t write a political blog, however, there are factors even I can’t ignore when describing what goes on in Hollywood and by extension the great city of Los Angeles. To get an even more macro-view I’ll turn to a YouTube video posted […]
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Oral Arguments: 12-144.exe – 12-144a.pdf. Addressing the merits of the case during the first of two days of arguments on same-sex marriage, Justice Kennedy voiced sympathy for the children of gay and lesbian couples. “There’s some 40,000 children in California that live with same-sex parents,” he said, as the justices debated the state’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. “They want their parents to have full recognition and full status. The voice of those children is important.” via Justices to […]
By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times January 26, 2013, 7:20 p.m. WASHINGTON — Marriage should be limited to unions of a man and a woman because they alone can “produce unplanned and unintended offspring,” opponents of gay marriage have told the Supreme Court. By contrast, when same-sex couples decide to have children, “substantial advance planning is required,” said Paul D. Clement, a lawyer for House Republicans… The traditional marriage laws “reflect a unique social difficulty with opposite-sex couples that […]
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Looking toward downtown and city hall: . 1956 – construction: . 1956 – at Vineland and Acama:
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Rosiland Wyman says she was born a Democrat, she was the youngest person ever elected to the city council and she has served as a delegate in every convention since 1952. Go Roz! Here she is in 1960 displaying her wardrobe for the convention – the year Kennedy was elected.
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