― Sinclair Lewis
Harry Sinclair Lewis (February 7, 1885 – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American society and capitalist values, as well as for their strong characterizations of modern working women.
He has been honored by the U.S Postal Service with a Great Americans series postage stamp.
Mr. Sinclair Lewis may have died in 1951, but-IMO-his words are even more true today than they were then. Those words capture, IMO, the truest picture of the effect of the Tea Party Movement has had on the Republican Party far more than all the modern pundits put together. Now I only wish I knew which one of his many books that that quote was found in, regardless I now have an additional New Year's Resolution--to read at least one of his books, cover to cover. After all, between the Religious Right and Republican Party, he has indeed been proven a true Genius, IMO.
But, then, again, there is more to this blog than just politics. There is the hope and prayer of doing good, whether it is feeding the hungry by assisting on the job search-after all, I have been unemployed and underemployed and even on Welfare--a.k.a. U.S. Government Assistance, which is how and why I can say that they all have one thing in common--They Suck compared to have a good honest job, working up a sweet is far better than each and everyone of them.
IMO, doing good is more than just dollars, even though they are needed to buy food, clothing, shelter and pay bills. There is also, if not more importantly the environment, without which life on this planet could not exist or continue to exist. This is why I became an active member of Care 2 and why I have passed on Care 2 links. Now it has come to my attention that this fine fine organization has been hacked, not once but twice. I can only hope and pray that this blog was not the link that the hackers used to do it. I can only hope and pray that if anybody reading this knows anything about who may have had been responsible that they report it to the proper authorities or even to Care 2.
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