Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Natalie Grant - No sign of it (View From The Top)

song lyrics : "It's a long wait at the gate Just to glimpse your fate Just to see whether it all works out It's a long road, a heavy load You gotta really want to go And just let the others walk around, you now
Up and down again but this time it's different It took some waiting to straighten out the bend In and out of luck, yeah at times it was difficult I got a new life baby, it takes some getting used to but
No sign of any rain My skies are clear today I keep bracing for that hit But there's not sign of it
No obstacles in sight My skies are clear tonight (My skies are full of light) I keep thinking, I might see that cloud arrive Oh, but there's no sign of it, no sign of it
And as I look around, it's all new ground The leaves on the trees touch down But I'm above weightless as a dream It's been a long road, a heavy load I just simply had to go Had to get here hard as it's been
In and out of luck, yeah at time it was difficult I got a new life baby, it takes some getting used to but
No sign of any rain My skies are clear today I keep bracing for that hit But there's not sign of it
No obstacles in sight My skies are clear tonight (My skies are full of light) I keep thinking, I might see that cloud arrive Oh, but there's no sign of it, no sign of it"

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

All In The Family: Judging Books By Covers 2/2

"In light of the Supreme Court arguments on Proposition 8 today, here is a segment from a 1971 “All in the Family” episode called “Judging Books by Covers.” Please watch it, and then have a few of your conservative friends take a good long look, too. Maybe they’ll recognize themselves and some of their own pals in it."

Because of You - March for Equality in San Francisco

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The First Amendment

The First Amendment does not protect you from:
Criticism: If you’re a comedian who makes a bad rape joke, people are allowed to point out that you’re not funny as well as an asshole.
Shame: If you tweet something racist about President Obama on your public Twitter account that’s connected to your first and last name, people are allowed to say that is bad.
The Right to Anonymity: If you take creepy photos of women without their consent and post them on Reddit, people are allowed to try and figure out who you are and post your information on the internet. No one is entitled to anonymity. It’s up to you whether to make it easy for people to find you.
Mockery: If you put yourself out there that means your peers (and news outlets) have the right to LOL and comment.
Consequences: If you publicly express yourself in a manner that is offensive, hurtful, or just plain dumb, strangers might contact your friends/family/school/employer and tell them what you did. That is not infringing on your right to free speech; it’s pointing out how you choose to exercise that right. Like the rest of the federal constitution, the First Amendment protects us from the government, not from private companies, which may be able to fire or otherwise punish you for stuff you say, even if it’s outside of work. The laws protecting the free speech of private employees vary from state to state, aside from specifically protected speech like labor organizing. Here are some guidelines for public employees and students.
via An Idiot’s Guide to Free Speech

Maher & Maddow take on Republican Over Back to Work Budget

The main media is owned by a handful of wealthy corporations run by the wealth backing the t-publican wing nuts just like how William Randolph Hearst used his paper to sway public opinion & destroy lives...not report facts or the truth....a propaganda machine.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Tea Party is a HATE group

1. Tea Party leader Mark Williams mocks the NAACP.
“We Colored People have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People, and we demand that it stop…
The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare, and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bailouts directly to us coloreds…
Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?…
Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.”
2.  Preceding President Obama’s speech before a group of leading Democrats, Tea Party protesters heckled members of Congress, subjecting them to racist and hate filled epithets as well as physical abuse.
“A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) had been spat on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a ‘ni–er.’ And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a “faggot,” as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams.”
3. Michelle Bachmann signs pledge that says that black children were better off during slavery.
“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”
4. Sharron Angle calls for “2nd Amendment Remedies” telling the Reno Gazette-Journal that people are quietly stockingup on ammunition in case they need to resort to insurrection or “fight for liberty” as she put it.
“Angle: I feel that the Second Amendment is the right to keep and bear arms for our citizenry. This not for someone who’s in the military. This not for law enforcement. This is for us. And in fact when you read that Constitution and the founding fathers, they intended this to stop tyranny. This is for us when our government becomes tyrannical… Manders: If we needed it at any time in history, it might be right now. Angle: Well it’s to defend ourselves. And you know, I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems.”
5. Tea Party hate speech runs amok in Wisconsin over their senatorial recall elections:
“I will tell you ladies and gentlemen, I detest and despise everything the left stands for. How anybody can endorse and embrace an ideology that has killed a billion people in the last century is beyond me,” said Tea Party Nation CEO Judson Phillips.
6. U.S. Rep. Steve King attacks Obama because of his middle name, Hussein.
“…his middle name (Hussein) does matter,” King said. “It matters because they read a meaning into that in the rest of the world. That has a special meaning to them. They will be dancing in the streets because of his middle name. They will be dancing in the streets because of who his father was and because of his posture that says: Pull out of the Middle East and pull out of this conflict.”
7. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas, mem­ber of the Tea Party Cau­cus), is a birther who equated homosexuality with bestiality, necrophilia, and pedophilia dur­ing a debate on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
8. Sarah Palin’s PAC puts gun sights on Democrats
“This is just the first salvo in a fight to elect people across the nation who will bring common sense to Washington. Please go to and join me in the fight.”
9. At the state level, we have Alabama state senator Scott Beason referring to blacks as “aborigines.”
After opening a speech by saying that “illegal immigration will destroy a community” he closed it by advising his listeners to “empty the clip, and do what has to be done”.
10. Hate Filled Racist & Anti Semitic Signs

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ashley Judd for Kentucky

"it appears quite likely that Ashley Judd is going to take the plunge and join the race for Senate against Mitch McConnell. Continually in the posts we have shared about it, a number of people keep asking if she is smart enough, qualified, if she went to college, what her positions are, etc. The reason this chafes me is that it would literally take 20 seconds to google her and find out these facts:

She has a BA from the University of Kentucky.
She majored in French and minored in anthropology, art history, theater and women's studies (Honors program-Phi Theta Kappa)
She later earned a Master in Public Administration degree (MPA) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2010.
She has been on the Board of Directors for the YouthAIDS program since 2004.
In 2011, she joined the Leadership Council of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).Positions:She condemned Sarah Palin for her support of murder by helicopter of wolves.
She campaigned for Harold Ford in TN and Barack Obama nationwide.
She published a HuffPo op-ed regarding the cheap labor used abroad by electronics companies.
She is against mountain top mining.
And she was a delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention from the State of Tennessee (she will need to reestablish residency in KY to run, which won't be hard).

 So yeah, she happens to be an actress. A very smart, dedicated, progressive, activist actress.Good enough?And yes, I know by far, most of you get it."-quote

And I am behind her 100%. Get that rat fuck Mitch McConnell OUT.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Atlas Shrugged Parts 1 & 2 : A bible for sociopaths

welcome to the world of Atlas Shrugged. Ayn Rand's libertarian dystopian view of the world where government interference and too much regulation stifles corporate innovation and progress.

Both of these movies are now available on Netflix.

But I am critical. Honestly? All I see is right-wing propaganda justifying greed and no safety oversight to protect the public from corporations releasing potentially dangerous products to society. This isn't even about liberal or conservative but the question I have to ask : if Ayn Rand's ideas were so great, why after being tested over and over again and again in the last 30+ years, why do those ideas still not work?
If "selfishness is a virtue", why then is contempt for those less fortunate somehow "worshipped" and exploited through those that follow the writings of this woman?
I never read the actual novel, but If these films are indeed a screen "word for word" adaptation of the 1957 title, then what it tells me is that the story itself is terrible writing. Part II doesn't even have the same original cast as the first. Why not?

This book is the bible for sociopaths.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Social Security has a $2.5 trillion surplus. Politicians want to steal ...

"The main reason that we went to sequestration is because President Obama has stayed strong on not giving us up on Social Security. If he would have given the Republicans our Social Security, there would not be a sequestration. Many people are too stupid to realize that. I would rather have the sequestration, than my Social Security robbed from me at the age that I am right now, having paid into it for so long. George W. Bush robbed our Social Security, and Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Paul Ryan are driving the getaway car. We can't let them get away with it. I don't agree with him on everything that he has done, but I Salute him, stand by him, and have his back on this one. I have called the White House, my Representative, my Senator, John Boehner's office, Paul Ryan's office, and Mitch McConnell's office, voicing my opinion on this one. I am sharing this at least once a day, to keep the word going around. You should, too."