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Vignette from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His S...

Vignette from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, by Joel Chandler Harris, p. 148. Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have just looked at the News, briefly.  Three young girls were found guilty of hooliganism for a prayer critical of Vladimir Putin.  Here in Quebec, the indépendantistes are gaining ground.  That could change.  As for the US, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the CBC, tightening access to voting facilities has been intensified.  It surprises me that one should go to such an extreme to defeat President Obama.

Micheline Walker©
August 17th, 2012

In this respect, I would urge all my American readers to make sure their neighbours get to the polls before they are closed.  Every American citizen should vote and, for some, making it to election facilities can be difficult.  For instance, it can be difficult for the elderly and for persons who do not have a car or cannot walk to get to election polls.  Some people tire easily.

I would like to tell you about Joel Chandler Harris‘s Tales of Uncle Remus.  Uncle Remus is an African-American raconteur.  But if I do so now, I would have difficulty sending the news at an appropriate time.  I have been remiss in this regard.

The News

The Montreal Gazette: http://www.montrealgazette.com/index.html
The National Post: http://www.nationalpost.com/index.html
The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/
Le Monde diplomatique: http://mondediplo.com/ EN
CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/
CTV News: http://www.ctvnews.ca/
Le Monde: http://www.lemonde.fr/
Le Devoir: http://www.ledevoir.com/
Le Monde diplomatique: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/
La Presse: http://www.lapresse.ca/
Die Welt: http://www.welt.de/