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Solidarity Forever

A DocuDharma and The Stars Hollow Gazette tradition. Solidarity Forever When the union’s inspiration through the workers’ blood shall run There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one For the Union makes us strong     Chorus Solidarity forever, solidarity …

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La Marseillaise

Vive Le Quatorze Juillet! (An Annual Tradition) Arise, children of the Fatherland, The day of glory has arrived! Against us of the tyranny The bloody banner is raised, The bloody banner is raised, Do you hear, in the countryside, The roar of those ferocious soldiers? They’re coming right into your arms To slit the throats …

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The Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society July 5, 1852

Frederic Douglass- What to the Slave is the 4th of July? He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. …

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Happy Mother’s Day

A DocuDharma tradition now on The Stars Hollow Gazette. I tease my mother by calling her Emily after Emily Gilmore both because overall my family reminds me very much of the Gilmores and because she’s never met a brand name she didn’t like whereas I’m perfectly content to buy generic. I thank her among many …

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Cinco de Mayo

Reprinted from 5/5/2012 The name simply means “The Fifth of May” and it’s an oddly U.S. American holiday. Except in the State of Puebla they don’t much celebrate the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico which makes it much more like Patriot’s Day that we here in New England get …

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The Longest 2 Minutes In Sports

  This was no ordinary homecoming.  This was a do-or-die attempt to lay the ghost of years of rejection from the horse-rearing elite and the literati who sat in those privileged boxes overlooking the track and those unprivileged craven hordes who grovelled around the centre-field where he had suffered as a boy. The clubhouse as …

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Allez le Barricades!

  The Internationale Arise ye workers from your slumbers Arise ye prisoners of want For reason in revolt now thunders And at last ends the age of cant. Away with all your superstitions Servile masses arise, arise We’ll change henceforth the old tradition And spurn the dust to win the prize. So comrades, come rally …

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Naturally Dyed Eggs

(As I said below I’ll be away this year, but you can make them any time- they’re very pretty.- ek) NATURALLY DYED EGGS Now with updates! Natural Easter Egg Dyes In the Gilmore house there is no surer sign of Easter than onion skin boiled eggs.  I like them much more than the traditional store …

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The Wearing Of The Green

  O Paddy dear, and did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round? The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground! No more Saint Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his color can’t be seen For there’s a cruel law ag’in the Wearin’ o’ the Green. I met with Napper Tandy, and he took …

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My Las Vegas Convention- A Happy Story

(originally in orange Sat Jun 17, 2006 at 07:01 PM PDT) I repeat it annually because there are lessons I don’t want to forget. Can you handle the truth?  How about a good story? If you are a regular reader you may know that I was State Co-ordinator of my meatspace club.  You may not …

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143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Day 2)

Tonight we have the Sporting Group, the Working Group, and the Terrier Group as well as Best In Show, after which every broadcast Morning Show will invite the winner to visit them on set. The Breeds that won last night were Longhaired Dachshund GCHP DC Walmar-Solo’s OMG SL JE in the Hound Group, Havanese GCHG …

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143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (Day One)

One of the reasons I follow the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is to demonstrate I’m not Cat prejudiced. I like Dogs too, they’re just a little demanding for me to own since I so very lazy. This year their website has become more impenetrable than ever and I can barely find a list of …

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