Sunday February 24, 2013: Up with Chris Hayes Tweets

Today we talk about the WH Press Corps and what it means. Robert Gibbs begins collecting that MSNBC money while lying about his record during that time to defend himself against Glenn Greenwald's apt criticisms of him. The sequestration. UKMC economist William K. Black is in the house! Let's begin on #Uppers.

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Weekend Question Open Thread

Well, yours truly turned another year older this past week, and that's my inspiration...

How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you ignore it or do something special? Do have a special meal or restaurant, or tradition? And do you have the traditional cake or some other yummy treat in celebration of it?

And how's it going? :D

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Carter G. Woodson: Historian

          Imagine living in a country that hates you. Not a country that ignores you or is not interested in your concerns, but a country that actively hates your very existence. The United States of America in which Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month, found himself living in was just such a country. America was not concerned with Black Americans and practiced legal, institutional and societal discrimination against them in every area of their lives. If America was not concerned with the present lives of Black Americans, it certainly was not concerned with their history.

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Saturday February 23, 2013: Up with Chris Hayes Tweets

Today the challenge to section V of the Civil Rights Voting Act, the legacy of the Republican party and overall debate about what that means with the Democratic party.

OK, this is just a RT normal tweet. An angry one on Chained CPI.

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The Murder Capitol of the World

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[Of] the 89 LGBT murders since 2009, 52 have been transgender women. 

--Jose Pepe Palacios

Honduran gay rights advocate Jose Pepe Palacios is on a mission. He is visiting seven US cities to drum up support for for a coalition of LGBT and progressive groups in Honduras that is seeking to peacefully challenge anti-democratic forces which have taken control and are believed to be responsible for a large number of those murders mentioned above.

Palacios is a founding member of the LGBT group Diversity Movement in Resistance (MDR) and a member of the steering committee of the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP).

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Mississippi Newspaper Attacked for Covering Gay Marriage

          The Laurel Leader-Call is a small newspaper in rural Jones County, Mississippi. The paper is published three times a week and has a print circulation of approximately 8000. It is not exactly a major player in American media, or even Mississippi. Recently, the paper has found itself attacked for its front page reporting of the county’s first gay marriage. Despite their small size the paper has displayed the sort of courage and integrity that is currently too often missing in American journalism.

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Open Thread- Do We Make Anything Anymore?

When I was a kid, my first job was making shoes. It was a union job, I got paid piece rate and I made good money. That was back when Reagan was president and I guess you know he put an end to that. We saw it coming the first time we walked into Ames and saw those bargain shoes on the rack and they weren't made by us, they were made in China, same model, not ours.

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NYC School Bus Drivers End Strike – Labor Loses and Bloomberg Wins

          The month long strike by over 8000 New York City (NYC) school bus drivers, attendants and mechanics is over. Labor lost, capital won. The strikers won zero concessions and billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s goal of destroying this union and these lower middle class jobs is now much closer to becoming reality. The fact that these workers were willing to strike in the middle of such a bad economy should highlight the seriousness of the issues they face. It is very likely that Bloomberg has national political aspirations.

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