Quote of the Day

"We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society."

- The Nobel committee in awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 to three female rights activists, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.


Frodo, waitin' for Cain to slay Abel said...

Two Georgians have been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. No resident of Texas, past or present, has.

Doesn't that tell us something?

B.J. said...

Yep, Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1964 and Jimmy Carter in 2002. Most people don't know that Carter received his for the work of The Carter Center, which has eliminated diseases around the world and saved millions of lives.