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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 forever Solidarity …

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Summertime in the U.S.

I’ve heard it’s over but I refuse to accept it. At least until the Autumnal Exquinox. Memorial Day Beaches Heat Wave More Ice Sweet Tea Or as Southerners call it- Tea. Why ruin a nice glass of Lemonade? The 4th Games Another Heat Wave

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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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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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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Act III, Scene 2

So it’s the Ides and I’m thinking about adding this to my Holiday collection. The context you need is this- Brutus was in fact an honourable man. He decided in favor of Democratic (well, kinda, completely corrupt and engaged in it’s own power grab, but Cincinnatus!) Institutions instead of Autocracy and Marc Antony a leech …

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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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Puppy Bowl XVI

It’s that time of year again where we learn that all 96 puppies from over 61 shelters and including 5 Special Needs dogs have already been adopted. Sorry. Some people are under the impression I don’t like dogs which is not at all true. Most of them like me too though there is this one, …

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Ok Campers. Rise And Shine.

And don’t forget your Booties because it’s cold outside today. What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered? That about sums it up for me. Ned? Ned Ryerson?! Don’t Drive Angry! You like boats, but not the ocean. You …

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