Friday, August 28, 2009

LATEST IN THE NEWS

William Rivers Pitt Teddy
http://www.truthout.org/082609R?n
"Teddy was just a man, but ended his life as something far more than that. Teddy, now gone from us, has become an idea, a bulwark, a standard and a clarion call to service and national duty. He will no longer be in the Senate working for us, and it is impossible to believe someone will step forward to stand in his place. He was just a man, and he has finally paid that death we all owe in the end, so the rest is up to us all. The dream he spoke of can indeed end, and surely will, if we let it. He guarded it, tended it and enriched it for so long, but that is over. It is up to us now, just as he would want it to be."

Whole Foods Boycott Grows
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/08/27-5

Carol Peasley The Unfinished Agenda on Women's Equality Day
http://www.truthout.org/082709E?n
"Eighty-nine years ago today the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, finally giving women full voting rights. Thanks to Congresswoman Bella Abzug, since the early 1970s we have commemorated the anniversary as Women's Equality Day. It is indeed a day to step back and reflect on how far -- or not far -- women have come in achieving political equality over these nearly 90 years."

An Underground Railroad for Iraqi Women
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2009/08/27

Remembering Senator Kennedy
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2009/08/27-0

Re-Appointed Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Didn’t Get Us Out of the Economic Crisis, He Helped Cause It
William Greider, The Nation
http://www.alternet.org/workplace/142257/re-appointed_fed_chief_ben_bernanke_didn%27t_get_us_out_of_the_economic_crisis%2C_he_helped_cause_it/

10 More Advertisers Drop Glenn Beck
James Rucker, Color of Change
Over 170,000 people have now signed our petition to Glenn Beck’s advertisers, and it’s working.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/142273/10_more_advertisers_drop_glenn_beck/

[Duchess Note – I’ve proudly added my name to the above petition and have been anti-Fox News for a long, long time.]

BBC “Top 100” Book List
The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here. How do your reading habits stack up? [ie: Duchess got 50 out of 100]

1 Pride and Prejudice - yes
2 The Lord of the Rings - yes
3 Jane Eyre - yes
4 Harry Potter series - yes
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - yes
6 The Bible - yes
7 Wuthering Heights - yes
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - yes
9 His Dark Materials - no
10 Great Expectations - yes
11 Little Women - yes
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - no
13 Catch 22 - no
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare - no
15 Rebecca - no
16 The Hobbit - yes
17 Birdsong - no
18 Catcher in the Rye - yes
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - no
20 Middlemarch - no
21 Gone With The Wind - yes
22 The Great Gatsby - yes
23 Bleak House - yes
24 War and Peace - yes
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - no
26 Crime and Punishment - no
27 Grapes of Wrath - no
28 Alice in Wonderland - yes
29 The Wind in the Willows - no
30 Anna Karenina - yes
31 David Copperfield - yes
32 Chronicles of Narnia - yes
33 Emma - yes
34 Persuasion - yes
35 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - yes
36 The Kite Runner - yes
37 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - no
38 Memoirs of a Geisha - yes
39 Winnie the Pooh - yes
40 Animal Farm - yes
41 The Da Vinci Code - yes
42 One Hundred Years of Solitude - no
43 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - no
44 The Woman in White - no
45 Anne of Green Gables - no
46 Far From The Madding Crowd - no
47 The Handmaid’s Tale - yes
48 Lord of the Flies - no
49 Atonement - no
50 Life of Pi - no

51 Dune - yes
52 Cold Comfort Farm - no
53 Sense and Sensibility - yes
54 A Suitable Boy - no
55 The Shadow of the Wind - no
56 A Tale Of Two Cities - yes
57 Brave New World - yes
58 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night - no
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - no
61 Of Mice and Men - yes
62 Lolita - yes
63 The Secret History - no
64 The Lovely Bones - no
65 Count of Monte Cristo - yes
66 On The Road - no
67 Jude the Obscure - yes
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - no
69 Midnight’s Children - no
70 Moby Dick - yes
71 Oliver Twist - yes
72 Dracula - yes
73 The Secret Garden - no
74 Notes From A Small Island - no
75 Ulysses - no
76 The Inferno - no
77 Swallows and Amazons - no
78 Germinal - no
79 Vanity Fair - yes
80 Possession - no
81 A Christmas Carol - yes
82 Cloud Atlas - no
83 The Color Purple - yes
84 The Remains of the Day - yes
85 Madame Bovary - yes
86 A Fine Balance - no
87 Charlotte’s Web - yes
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - no
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - yes
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - no
91 Heart of Darkness - no
92 The Little Prince - no
93 The Wasp Factory - no
94 Watership Down - no
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - no
96 A Town Like Alice - no
97 The Three Musketeers - yes
98 Hamlet - yes
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - no
100 Les Miserables - yes

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