#ShePersisted goes viral after Senate votes to silence Warren
BY PAULINA FIROZI
02/08/17 08:10 AM EST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) inadvertently created a rallying cry for supporters of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) when he rebuked her after the Senate voted to prevent her from speaking.
As Democrats held the Senate floor overnight to protest Sen. Jeff Sessions’s (R-Ala.) nomination for attorney general, Warren quoted a 1986 letter that the late Coretta Scott King, a civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote opposing Sessions’s nomination for a federal judgeship at the time.
“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
The Senate voted 49-43 along party lines to prevent Warren from speaking on the Senate floor for the remainder of debate on Sessions’s nomination.
I truly thank you for this gesture, my dearest blogging friend!
Rules of the Three-Day Quote Challenge
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog.
It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavor.
MY QUOTE FOR TODAY IS
THE STORY BEHIND IT
The quotation stems from Niemöller’s lectures during the early postwar period. Different versions of the quotation exist. These can be attributed to the fact that Niemöller spoke extemporaneously and in a number of settings.
Much controversy surrounds the content of the poem as it has been printed in varying forms, referring to diverse groups such as Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, Trade Unionists, or Communists depending upon the version.
Nonetheless his point was that Germans — in particular, he believed, the leaders of the Protestant churches — had been complicit through their silence in the Nazi imprisonment, persecution, and murder of millions of people.
I find these words so very important and so very inspiring. Even though they were written during WWII and Nazi Germany and mention Communists, Jews, Catholics and Protestants, you can fill in the blanks with the different ethnic groups of current times.
By doing so, the quote becomes relevant and current.
Bottom line. we need to band together and stand up against the forces that work against equality and humanity.
“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.” ~~Louisa May Alcott, Little Women~~
“I don’t really like coffee, she said, but I don’t really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either. ” ~~Brian Andreas~~
This one for me
“There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.” ~~Gary Snyder~~
Pass the award on to four other bloggers. Tell them the rules and a specific Monday to post. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday. Today is March 30, 3015. (date given by your nominator).
If you please, choose the next Monday …. which would be convenient for you.
1. What I’m working on at the moment?
At this moment in time, I’m following several topics related to human rights. I work on different themes and topics. Every day I do “Image Of The Day” and “Thoughts for Today“. Like many bloggers, my topics vary. I try to be on the look out for world events and decisions that may affect those who need a voice.
2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
“My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is “eclectic” – a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I’m interested in news – reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse – the “wrongly” affected.”
“Wrongly affected” includes minorities, animals, homeless, the forgotten.
I also post a MEDICAL CORNER where medical conditions are explained at a level that the lay person can understand and relate to.
3. Why do I write and create what I do?
I started blogging because I retired from a full time job and had plenty of time on my hands. Through the help of a very dear friend, I discovered this wonderful world of blogging. I found it to be an amazing experience.
I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone “out there” who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense.
4. How does my writing and creative process work?
I don’t have a set creative process. I have general ideas and the pulse of world events, special celebrations, new music videos, old music videos and topic I find while surfing the net or going through my Facebook feed provide the inspiration to what I blog about.
Ideas and topics lead to more ideas and topics. There are times when I want to cover so much that I literally don’t know which one to work on.
I would like to nominate the following four fellow bloggers. If you like doing it and it is possible, you may post on this by Monday April 13 …..
(there is a Schedule for a certain day option in WordPress)
“It Is What It Is” has been nominated and honored as a one of the first recipients of “The Harmony & Peace Award” by the IdealisticRebel”.
~IN HER OWN WORDS~
“I created this new award to celebrate all those who promote Harmony & Peace, and who add Love & Beauty to the world through their Blogs and through their lives. Their Positivity makes the world a better place for all of us.
As most of you know by now, I am not big on rules, but here they are
Give this award to seven bloggers who have added Harmony & Peace, Love & Beauty and Positivity to the world you live in.
Let them know that you nominated them.
Acknowledge the blogger from whom you received this award
Display your award on your blog, because you have earned it!