House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Republican, Virginia), on #OccupyWallStreet
“…If you read the newspapers today, I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country. And believe it or not, some in this town, have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans….
Eric Cantor on the Tea Party:
“[they are] fighting on the fighting lines of what we know is a battle for our democracy…People are beginning to wake up and see a country they don’t really recognize…”
more, plus video, here.
art: photo by Lee Ranaldo, at #occupywallstreet
The U.S. state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on Wednesday in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his advocates that he may have been innocent. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
Mariel boat lift flyer (1980)
“To the Cuban refugees: This great nation is offering you the opportunity of a new life, ample and full liberty, security and the guarantee of a peaceful orderly life, and is also offering you the opportunity of a rebirth and consideration as a person. With all inalienable human rights before God and the people.
“President Jimmy Carter has opened the arms of our nation, respect the laws and obey the authorities. Patience, faith and optimism, with the help of God and your personal sacrifices you will obtain in the United States the liberty and prosperity that you yearn for. Other Cuban refugees who preceded you have already reached those goals, establishing indestructible friendship bonds with the United States and her people.”