Monday, November 14, 2011

Occupy NYC is Being Raided

Watch the live feed at

Spread the word. The whole world is watching.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Great Article on the OWS Movement

Here's a great article on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The parallels between OWS and the protests of the 60s are uncanny.

But can we make a difference? God, I hope so.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Oakland 2011, Similarities?

In response to the last post about the protesters and police Oakland in 1960's, here is a picture from Tuesday when the police tear gassed the protesters of Occupy Oakland:

Oakland 1967

Police officers clash with draft protesters in downtown Oakland. October 20, 1967. Bill Crouch, photographer. Gelatin silver print. Collection of Oakland Museum of California. The Oakland Tribune Collection. Gift of ANG Newspapers.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wise Words from LBJ

"If you make a commitment to jump off a building, and you find out that the building is too high, you may withdraw the commitment."

From Clark Clifford's memoir.

My first contribution to this blog is a flash back to high school. This is the first episode of Clone High, an MTV show that takes major historical figures such as Gandhi, JFK, and Cleopatra and places their clones in high school together. It is really fast and dumb, so if you are looking for some time to kill (but who has any time really?) check it out.

Hearts and Stars,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Three Really Great Finds

While browsing around a little antique store that I honestly didn't know existed until this weekend, I stumbled across a gold mine. Hidden on the lower shelf of a coffee table covered in knick-knacks were piles of old LIFE magazines, mainly from the 60s and 70s. While there were at least 6 that I wanted to buy, I settled on these three:

The first, an issue on the year 1968, covers everything from MLK's assassination to the Democratic National Convention. There are, of course, some great tidbits on the Vietnam War stuck in there.

The second, from 1968, is an issue on the Presidency. It is filled with pictures of LBJ in his office, with his family, and speaking to his advisers.

The third was, for me, one of the most exciting finds. This issue has a small section devoted to the bombing halts of 1968. I'm currently writing a research paper on the debates surrounding these same bombing halts. I am also working on an honors thesis on Clark Clifford, Johnson's Secretary of Defense in 1968, and he appears in many of the photographs in this issue.

The other customers were probably giving me strange looks, as I did a little dance every time I stumbled across something new and exciting in each of these magazines.

Now I just have to figure out what I am going to do with them...


Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lyndon B. Johnson

Really, you gotta love him.

While avoiding a history paper, I managed to stumble across a Wikiquotes page with some interesting quotes attributed to our dear LBJ. I have no idea how accurate they are, but either way they should make you laugh.

Check them out here.

Also, here we have LBJ skillfully intimidating Richard Russell in 1964. Wouldn't want to get on his bad side. Russell was a Georgia Senator and a non-supporter of Civil Rights.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

American Presidents in their Youth

Aww, look at the little presidents!

My friend Trisha sent that link to me, and I thought you all might enjoy it.

Love and Communism,