Common knowledge about equal rights

We all have a sense of common knowledge regarding civil rights: women’s voting, end of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, civil rights movement, etc. We know that Democrats (or liberals) have endowed our country with equality and justice and that Republicans are individualists and capitalists.
To our dismay, if we dig deeper, we’ll be surprised to know that this common knowledge is incorrect.

Here are links to show you what things were and really are.

Ku Klux Klan

The first KKK (1870s) in the South were Democrats. The second Klan (1920s) was comprised of both Democrats and Republicans and predominantly Democrat in the South. Democratic politicians used the power of the Klan to further their careers and interests.

Jim Crow

Martin Luther King Jr was a Republican

Women’s Rights



Western Culture – Redefining Words

Corporations – are persons
Pregnancy – now a disease to be controlled, birth-control subsidized by the government
Marriage – includes same-sex couples
Terrorist – US citizen or resident who disagrees with the government, can be imprisoned without trial, if you store more than X days worth of food, you are a terrorist

Any others?

ASKO D1776 Dishwasher catches fire

ASKO D1776 fire damage

ASKO D1776 caught fire 04/11/2012

My dishwasher burned up last night and I had to put it out with a fire extinguisher. See picture for damage.

The serial number and type are not readable any more.

The machine was sparking and making strange noises and then finally started burning. I turned off the circuit breaker (which hadn’t tripped) and then proceeded to put out the fire using a kitchen fire extinguisher. Our home filled with smoke completely. Thank God we were awake and were able to handle this right away!

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Type: DW9__3

owned for about 10 years


Submitting to service manager

Takes 2 to 3 business days

For followup, call 800 898 1879 ask for Steve (manager of consumer relations department), Eastern timezone, open 24 hrs/day

On Apr 17, 2012, at 3:10 PM, Asko Review wrote:

We did review the picture and I do sincerely regret the inconvenience this has caused you and your family. What we can offer is a discount on a new ASKO dishwasher. We would like to get some additional information regarding your specific installation. If you could measure the vertical space you have from the floor to the underside of your countertop as well as the width your dishwasher cutout space is. This will be so we can advise the best model for comparison as well as to make sure it will fit your specific installation. Also if you could include the physical address where your product is located.


ASKO Appliances, Inc.
Customer Relations Management Team
Ph# 1-800-898-1879, option 1
Fax# 1-866-235-1819