All posts for the day September 4th, 2012
Michelle Obama:”Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”
@Obama2012: “Our responsibility is to come together and do our part as one community, one U.S.A., to ensure opportunity for all of our children.”
Being president does not change who you are, it reveals who you are. (Michelle Obama)
Did you ever wonder about just what was behind two famous party animals? The donkey was first associated with Democrat Andrew Jackson’s 1828 presidential campaign. His opponents called Jackson, well, a “jackass” for his populist views. Jackson was actually ENTERTAINED by the insult, and used the image of the strong-willed donkey on his campaign posters. Later, famed cartoonist Thomas Nast used the donkey in his newspaper cartoons, helping to establish it as the symbol of the Democratic Party. And it was Nast who provided the Republicans with their elephant. In 1874, President Ulysses S. Grant entertained running for a third term. Nast published an article entitles “The Third -term Panic”. He drew a donkey, clothed in a lion’s skin, scaring off the other animals in the zoo. . . . all the animals that is except for the fearless elephant, which was labeled “the Republican vote.” The symbol endures to this day.
The question of where to live can be tough to answer, whether you’re looking for better bike lanes, quality schools, fine dining or just any place where you can land a job. There are Web sites that offer more contextual information about neighborhoods than you might find in a real estate listing or a Craigslist ad. Over the past week, I’ve been researching metropolitan areas using Upwardly Mobile and NabeWise. All three sites are free to use, and are meant to help you determine where you should live, based on different criteria. Walkscore is also available: