Monday, January 24, 2011

eBay is a dangerous place for nerds

Today's Moment of Geek: I squealed a little bit when I got home and saw that my copy of "The Campaign Addresses of Governor Alfred E. Smith, 1928" had arrived.
He's far from the greatest orator of his age (in fact, he's a formalistic, long-winded bore in a lot of speeches), but considering the era he ran on some seriously radical positions.  For example:
"So far as the nation is concerned, I favor the equality of women with men in all political and governmental matters, and I favor an equal wage for equal service whether rendered by a man or a woman."
That was part of a speech given on Halloween, 1928.  I mean, we JUST passed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act last year.

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