Monday OT: Nov. 18 is the anniversary of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health

November 18 is day 322 of the Gregorian Calendar year,
Boomtime, The Aftermath 30, 3185 YOLD (discordian),
And let us not forget 13.0.7.0.3 by the Mayan Long Count

Brighton Pride 2015
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On this day in history:

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1095 – The Council of Clermont began: leading to the First Crusade

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1302 – Pope Boniface VIII issued the Papal bull Unam sanctam, creating some sort of spiritual fascism.

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1803 – The Battle of Vertières, was fought, leading  to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, 

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1865 – Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"  was published

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1872 – Susan B. Anthony and 14 other women were arrested for voting while female

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1903 – Panama gave the US  exclusive rights over the Canal Zone in the Hay–Bunau-Varilla Treaty.

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1909 – The US sent two warships plus some marines to set up a base in Nicaragua for attacks on the government of José Santos Zelaya.  This was in part because Nicaragua was a threat to create a shipping path between the atlantic and pacific competing with the Panama Canal.

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1928 – Steamboat Willie was released, eventually leading to our obscenely extended copyright laws

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1961 –JFK sent 18,000 soldiers to South Vietnam as, heh, "advisors".

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1978 – The Jonestown massacre went down, making a meme out of kool-aid

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1988 – Reagan signed a bill into law allowing the death penalty for drug traffickers.

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1993 –The US House of Representatives. approved NAFTA.  Thanks Bill.

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2002 – United Nations weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix arrived in Iraq but GWB and his entire cabinet were able to lie the US into war on Iraq all the same..

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2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled  that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and gave the state legislature 180 days to change the law. This made Massachusetts the first state in the United States to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples. (Goodridge v. Department of Public Health)

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Born this day in:

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1787 – Louis Daguerre,  physicist and photographer, invented the daguerreotype

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1810 – Asa Gray,  botanist 

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1836 – W. S. Gilbert, playwright, poet, and illustrator

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1860 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pianist, composer, and politician, 

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1861 – Dorothy Dix, journalist and author 

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1882 – Wyndham Lewis, painter and critic 

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1882 – Frances Gertrude McGill, pioneering forensic pathologist

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1899 – Eugene Ormandy, violinist and conductor 

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1899 – Howard Thurman, author, philosopher and civil rights activist 

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1901 – George Gallup, statistician 

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1908 – Imogene Coca,  actress, comedian, and singer 

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1909 – Johnny Mercer, singer, songwriter and producer, co-founder of Capitol Records 

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1927 – Hank Ballard,  singer and songwriter 

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1928 – Sheila Jordan,  singer, songwriter, and pianist

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1936 – Don Cherry, trumpet player

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1944 – Edwin C. Krupp,  astronomer, archaeoastronomer, author, Director Griffith Observatory

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1945 – Wilma Mankiller, activist, social worker, and first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation 

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1946 – Chris Rainbow, singer, songwriter, and producer

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1950 – Graham Parker, singer, songwriter, and guitarist

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1950 – Rudy Sarzo,  rock bass player

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1952 – John Parr, singer, songwriter and guitarist

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1953 – Jan Kuehnemund, rock guitarist 

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1957 – Tony Bunn, bassist, composer, producer, and writer

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1960 – Kim Wilde, singer & songwriter

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Died this day in:

1247 – Robin Hood, heroic outlaw in English folklore; nothing about him, including his existence, is known with any certainty, except, it seems, his death.

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1922 – Marcel Proust,  author and critic

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1952 – Paul Éluard, poet and author (b. 1895)

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1962 – Niels Bohr,  physicist, and academic, 

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1965 – Henry A. Wallace, agronomist and bureaucrat,

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1969 – Ted Heath,  trombonist and bandleader

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1972 – Danny Whitten, singer, songwriter, and guitarist 

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1976 – Man Ray, photographer and painter 

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1994 – Cab Calloway,  singer, songwriterand bandleader 

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1999 – Doug Sahm,  singer, guitarist, bajo sexto, and fiddle player. Sir Douglas, Texas Tornado.

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2004 – Cy Coleman,  pianist and composer 

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2010 – Brian G. Marsden, astronomer 

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2013 – S. R. D. Vaidyanathan, nadaswaram player and composer 

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2014 – Dave Appell, singer, songwriter. and producer 

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2016 – Sharon Jones, soul and funk singer

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:

Apple Cider Day
Occult Day
William Tell Day

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Music goes here, iirc, well, With apologies Wink


Goodridge v. Department of Public Health

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WS Gilbert

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Johnny Mercer

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Hank Ballard

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Sheila Jordan

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Don Cherry

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Chris Rainbow

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Graham Parker

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John Parr

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Jan Kuehnemund

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Tony Bunn

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Kim Wilde

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Marcel Proust

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Cab Calloway

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Sir Douglas Sahm

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Tornado Doug Sahm

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Bajo Sexto Sahm

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Alrighty, lookout! Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia & Friends: 2&1/2 Hour Jam

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Lookout's picture

Another nice day here. I'm going to start my last round of bushoging which should last till next spring.

Amazing how quickly gay marriage was accepted after the ruling. A pair of our friends finally married this past summer here in Alabama down at the courthouse...no prob. They decided that it would be easier legally to be married.

Hope you all have a great day. The jam you posted looks interesting el, thanks for that and the OT!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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@Lookout
I have an assortment of tasks and projects, some to finish, some to start, and some to simply keep moving forward.

Marriage equality was something that had to dome, it was overdue. The only reason for withholding that right was religion, and not all religious sects were adhering to the "hate the gays" party line any longer, more and more were defecting toward equality or at least acceptance.

That jam has a funny history. As I understand it, Jerry was passing through & dropped into the Armadillo on the day before. At some point he said in passing that he'd like to play there some day. The owner said that it sounded cool, and asked about when would be good and Jerry said something like "well, we're not busy tomorrow" and it was on.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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If it is apple cider day, I better pick up some apple cider donuts at Trader Joe's today! I always shop there on Monday after work, for the week. Can't wait to start my TG shopping. I haven't cooked TG dinner in years. It's just hubby and I, but the leftovers! Can't wait!

Have a beautiful day, everyone! Pleasantry

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
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@Raggedy Ann
Have a great day.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

magiamma's picture

et al

Going to Watsonville today to talk about saltwater intrusion into the farmlands. Should be interesting. Certainly something I am very interested in. Going with a group that is working on outreach to the farmers regarding the climate crisis. Difficult. This area is one of the largest food producers in the nation. And methinks it's gonna be an uphill battle to reach the larger producers because money. But drought and heavy rains may sway. Thanks for the OT. Gay marriage is here to stay, regardless of the recent pushback by the ptb.

Have a good one...

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@magiamma
luck in Salinas and drive safely.

Have a great one.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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The Swiss newspaper NZZ from Zurich is reporting an announcement by Secretary of State Pompeo that the U.S. is changing its policy and that Israeli colonization of the West Bank will no longer “necessarily” be seen as illegal under international law.

https://www.nzz.ch/international/kehrtwende-in-der-nahostpolitik-israels...

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --