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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED
The subject of Bob Herbert's column in the NY Times today dealt with the appalling behavior that the vote on health care precipitated. That in 2010 we should stand up and speak out against the bigotry that is being spouted in the name of free speech. This has never been a political blog, but I was incredibly upset this weekend when I saw John Lewis, a man who was a driving force during the fight for civil rights, a man who was beaten by the police, subjected to racial epithets screamed at him when he entered the capitol , that another black congressman was actually spit on and that Barney Frank, an openly gay congressman had anti gay epithets hurled at him. If we stay silent we condone this kind of behavior. It is not acceptable. I do not care what your opinion about health care is, but we cannot condone the hate and fear mongering that have been perpetrated in the name of democracy. I hope that you will speak out with me and let your voice be heard.
I have been sewing since I was a teenager, mostly self taught. I sew for myself, with some some occasional sewing for my daughter. I love garment sewing and will only sew home dec if desperate. I love to cook and read and try to avoid cleaning as much as possible.