** Top Five Friday **: Where would I live?

My Top Five Places I would Live if I were Independently Wealthy and Didn’t have to Work 

#5… The Alaskan Wilderness

#4… My Home Town in Hoisington Kansas

#3… Payson Az or any small town on the South Rim.

#2… San Francisco California

and the Number One Place I would Live if I were Independently Wealthy and didn’t have to Work???

#1…  Anywhere my Beautiful Bride Brandy. (with or without the Dogs or course)

“I Love me some Brandy”

Have a Great Day and Enjoy this One Life you have been given.

-mike

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Civil Rights Act of 1957? Yes… a Republican Congress and President did it First

… And The Southern Democrats Tried to Block it then too

from wikipedia

The Civil Rights Act of 1957, Pub.L. 85–315, 71 Stat. 634, enacted September 9, 1957, primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation passed by Congress in the United States since the 1866 and 1875 Acts.

The Civil Rights Act of 1957 was also Congress’s show of support for the Supreme Court’s Brown decisions.[1] The Brown v. Board of Education (1954), eventually led to the integration of public schools. Following the Supreme Court ruling, Southern whites in Virginia began a “Massive Resistance.” Violence against blacks rose there and in other states, as in Little Rock, Arkansas, where that year President Dwight D. Eisenhower had ordered in federal troops to protect nine children integrating a public school, the first time the federal government had sent troops to the South since Reconstruction.[2] There had been continued physical assaults against suspected activists and bombings of schools and churches in the South. The administration of Eisenhower proposed legislation to protect the right to vote by African Americans.

Democratic Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, an ardent segregationist, sustained the longest one-person filibuster in history in an attempt to keep the bill from becoming law. His one-man filibuster lasted 24 hours and 18 minutes; he began with readings of every state’s election laws in alphabetical order. Thurmond later read from the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and George Washington’s Farewell Address. His speech set the record for a Senate filibuster.[3] The bill passed the House with a vote of 285 to 126 (Republicans 167–19 for, Democrats 118–107 for)[4] and the Senate 72 to 18 (Republicans 43–0 for, Democrats 29–18 for).[5] President Eisenhower signed it on September 9, 1957

Oh, and the Voting Record for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

By party[edit]

The original House version:[20]

  • Democratic Party: 152–96   (61–39%)
  • Republican Party: 138–34   (80–20%)

Cloture in the Senate:[21]

  • Democratic Party: 44–23   (66–34%)
  • Republican Party: 27–6   (82–18%)

The Senate version:[20]

  • Democratic Party: 46–21   (69–31%)
  • Republican Party: 27–6   (82–18%)

The Senate version, voted on by the House:[20]

  • Democratic Party: 153–91   (63–37%)
  • Republican Party: 136–35   (80–20%)

Throughout the Process, it had more support from the Republican Party than the Democrats (80% of Republican Congressmen vs only 60% of Democratic Congressmen Voting FOR)

The original House version:

  • Southern Democrats: 7–87   (7–93%)
  • Southern Republicans: 0–10   (0–100%)
  • Northern Democrats: 145–9   (94–6%)
  • Northern Republicans: 138–24   (85–15%)

(Northern Dems AND Republicans saved the Day while Southern Democrats were almost successful in Stopping it… Dems almost Stopped the Bill in BOTH Houses of Congress) 

The Senate version:

Robert Byrd? Up, THAT Robert Byrd Democrat Senator from Virginia and later… Senate Majority Leader Robert Bryd. …Former KKK Grand Wizard Robert Byrd.

So remember history next time. 1957, Completely Republican Congress and President passed the Original Civil Rights Act, then 1964 a Democratic Congress passed one over the Serious efforts of Southern DEMOCRATS in BOTH Houses and Serious SUPPORT from REPUBLICANS in BOTH Houses.

LBJ and the Dems took the credit and the Nation believed him… Total Crap.

Oh, and just for an BONUS Nugget??

Jim Crow Laws were Southern Democrats

and the KKK was started by Southern Democrats

… NOT Republicans.

History ROCKS!!!

-mike

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**New catagory** Top Five Friday

I’ll be trying out a new catagory

Hope you ‘like’ it and ‘comment’ with your own five or so…

Tomorrow… Top Five Places to live if I were Independently Wealthy.

Stay tuned for Top Five Friday.
-mike

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Haiku Humour: Unsatisfied

Unsatisfied
Paper, rock and scissors
But I wanted a hammer
-REAL subtle, I know.
-mike

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Xtian HaiKu: Opaque

Opaque
I draw the shades, closed
Opaque to the World Outside
-and still, I can’t hide.
-mike

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Mike ‘ s Blogging Tip for the Day

“Close your comments either completely or on individual posts if you don’t want differing opinions. Don’t expect others to ‘Self block’ if they disagree with you. It’s just not honest.”

-mike

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For Opinionated Man: “Don’t make the Bunny Angry”

For ‘Happy Bunnies’ named Jason Everywhere

For my First Follower on My Omer of Manna. Here’s hoping he cheers up. Visit his site and Subscribe Today for more “Harsh Reality” (that’s when the Bunny gets ‘Pissed’) :)

***Please Reblog This so he will feel appreciated for all the work he has done in the last 2 1/2 yrs of blogging to support and promote other newer bloggers. ***

-mike

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