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Do You Trust The Private Sector With Your Retirement?—Henry Hudson Would Liven Up Any Saloon

Picture Of The Day–After driving by the place for many years, I recently stopped at Henry Hudson’s Pub near the intersection of Highway 6 and 290 here in Houston.

I had a beer.

I might not have noticed the place but for the fact it has the name of the great explorer Henry Hudson.

If I had my way, all bars and taverns would be named after figures from history.

The Daniel Webster Inn. Oliver Cromwell’s Saloon. Plato’s Pub. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Bar & Grill.

Driving past Henry Hudson’s Pub over the years, I had wondered many times if they had a picture of Henry Hudson in the place. I did not see such a picture.

If my name were Chester Arthur and I opened a bar, I’d hang up a picture of Chester Arthur.

Here are some facts about Henry Hudson from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.

Below is a drawing of Henry Hudson. I think he would liven up any watering hole.

Link Of The Day—Nobel Prize winning economist  and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes that Social Security is in good shape and that Republican efforts to cut Social Security are about hatred of government instead of strong public policy.

Does anybody really think the private sector will look after them in retirement? How could anybody think such a thing?

Texas Link Of The Day—The Austin American Statesman says that Democrats have at least a decent shot of winning control of the Texas House of Representatives in 2010.

Blogger’s Note—Because I have some other projects I want to take on, I’ll be offering up shorter and more formulaic posts for the remainder of August. These posts will still be quite good and will merit your visiting the blog each day. Yet at the same time, shorter posts will allow me the time to accomplish other objectives. Thanks for reading Texas Liberal.

August 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Women’s Movement A Product Of Hope And Imagination, Yet Mrs. Clinton Makes Fun Of These Things

The women’s movement, like all civil rights movements, was first of all the hope that life could be better for women in America and elsewhere in the world.

(Photo above of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.)

All human rights movements start off as hope and imagination.

It takes a lot of hard work to bring about meaningful change, but it starts off as hope and imagination

Here is what Hillary Clinton, a beneficiary of the woman’s movement, said today while campaigning in Providence, Rhode Island.

“Now I could stand up here and say, let’s get everybody together, let’s get unified the sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing,” she said, to a smattering of giggles. “And everyone will know we should do the right thing, and the world will be perfect.”    

What a lousy thing for Mrs. Clinton to say. 

Why be a liberal if you can’t hope something better without being made fun of by someone on your own side of the aisle? 

February 25, 2008 Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics | , , , , , | 5 Comments