About Norma Vasquez

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  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    How do I survive four years of President Trump? —Freaked-Out American “If a person is the President of the country that you live in, that person does not have to represent you,” Vardalos said. “We’re still who we are. You can continue to be the kindhearted, open-minded, non-racist, homo-loving vegetarian that you might be. I say, Wave your freak flag loud and proud.”
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    ‘The camera is an instrument to teach people how to see without a camera.’ ” (Dorothea Lange.)
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    The main concern at this point is not that the government will plunge into chaos the day after Trump takes the oath of office but how Trump and his team will use the institutions they inherit. His early nominations, such as that of Senator Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, for Attorney General, did nothing to allay that fear. Putting Sessions in the Department of Justice would give the job of protecting voting rights to a man who has, throughout his career, been
    Note: and so it goes…
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Vladimir Putin and the Russian political élite were so tickled by Trump’s ascent. Yes, Trump represents, to them, a “useful idiot,” a weak, discombobulated, history-less leader who will likely be content to leave Russia to its own devices, from Ukraine to the Baltic states. But Putin may also think of himself as the chief ideologist of the illiberal world, a counter to what he sees as the hypocritical and blundering West. He has always shown support for nativist leaders such as Marine Le Pen, in France; now he had a potential ally in the White House. Suddenly, Germany, led by Angela Merkel,...
    Note: Trump a "useful idiot" if not for Americans at least for Russia ~
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Rorty, a left-leaning philosopher, who died in 2007, predicted that the neglected working class would not tolerate its marginalization for long. “Something will crack,” he wrote: The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking around for a strongman to vote for—someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots. . . . One thing that is very likely to happen is that the gains made in the past forty years by black and brown...
    Note: and so it goes…
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