Thursday, September 29, 2016

Another Major Newspaper against that man - UPDATE

On Saturday, Oct 8, the Deseret News broke an 80 year tradition of neutrality on partisan politics, and DIS-endorsed that man, and asked him "to step down from his pursuit of the American presidency."

Today, Sunday Oct 9, the Columbus Dispatch, with a history of endorsing Republican candidates, endorsed Hillary Clinton.

Last Saturday I posted a link to the NPR article listing major newspapers which have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.  I updated it with the Arizona Republic two days ago - a notable Hillary endorsement from a paper that hasn't endorsed a Democrat for President since its inception in 1890.

Today, the USA Today broke with its tradition of not making endorsements in elections, to publish an editorial opinion unanimous from its editorial board that says vehemently - 'whatever you do, do not vote for ('that man')'!

One thing all newspapers, whether liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, have in common, is their sense of historical perspective.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

but Don't just Take MY word for it... UPDATED

NPR published a list today of Republican newspapers endorsing Hillary Clinton. They could not find any major newspaper endorsing the other candidate. In a race that is touted as 'close', the amazing absence of endorsements for that man is the latest dog in this election that is not barking.

     Add The Arizona Republic to the list of newspapers who have never endorsed a Republican over a Democrat - not for over a hundred years - and they are endorsing Hillary Clinton this year.

Frequent questions about Hillary - why there is so much smoke if there is no fire are answered this twist on an old saying:

Where there is smoke, there is a smoke machine!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Do Good and Win

WikiTree - a totally FREE, unique website with the goal of building a single, global tree - is having a Source-a-Thon  the weekend of Oct. 1-3.
Come join the WikiTree family and help put a dent in its Unsourced profiles!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Enough Politics - More than Enough, Even

Surveys show that most voters have already made up their minds.

Now we countdown to Nov 8, when we can vote for our choices to represent us in the House and the Senate and as President.

My choice will be driven by my belief that our country can be better and do better than we have, that we can overcome prejudice and fear of differences - whether they be of skin color, religion, language, customs or whatever. I believe that we have more that unites us than divides us. I believe a Christian is someone who demonstrates kindness and meekness, gentleness and peace. Hate is not a Christian value.

I want an America with liberty and justice for all.

Returned to Genealogy and Research: Got Zotero

Zotero is "the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click."

"Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface."
After reading The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati (aka Rosina Lippi) I visited her web pages, where she recommends Zotero.  Zotero is free, open source and just what I need. It is what every genealogist, student, political activist and writer needs.  My sincere thanks to all the Zotero contributors and to the following organizations for founding and developing Zotero.

"Zotero is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and was initially funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation."

My deepest gratitude to Rosina Lippi for her generosity in sharing this fabulous research tool, and great appreciation for her latest book, The Gilded Hour. My favorite kind of book is one that has a foundation of meticulous research, set in an earlier time, with a page-turning plot and characters who come to life. Writing as Sara Donati, Rosina Lippi delivers all that and more in The Gilded Hour.