Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homophobia keeping Michael Sam out of the NFL

Serious questions need to be asked as to why the St. Louis Rams released Michael Sam this weekend.   By all accounts, Sam is a talented player who has ability to play in the NFL yet the Rams are not keeping him.

Homophobia is the most obvious reason and because of this reality a serious investigation needs to be conducted.    What is the background of Rams coach Jeff Fisher?   Is really qualified to make this kind of decision?   What are his attitudes towards the LGBT community?   Was he someone who could have coached Sam in the first place?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To bring peace to the Middle East: Hand over W. Bush and Cheney to The Hague

Specifically, to the International Criminal Court.

If only because it may help prevent atrocities, like the Iraq War, from happening again.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A song for the people of Ferguson

Inspired by the Colors of the Wind....

You think I'm an ignorant savage because of my skin
You think your gun makes you right
But don't you see I don't want to fight?
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?
That a gun can only kill don't you see?

You think someone who is different is someone you should fear
Someone that you can shot and kill
But you are so afraid you don't let the truth come near
That we are a rainbow of many colors
Many sexes, many sizes, many sisters and brothers

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew you never knew

 Have you ever seen a person of color?
Or speak a different language?
Or touch someone who is in pain and anguish?
Or watch a gay couple in love?
Have you ever dated a tgirl or fed a morning dove?

Have you looked in a mirror and see who you really are?
Don't you know that your gun can kill?
A gun is not an answer not is it a thrill

Drop your gun and open your heart
Use your mind to think and don't react with hate
We could be in love and be on a date.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Why Rick Perry Will Be Convicted

No amount of Perry obfuscation will contradict the facts, the facts folks:

Perry is accused of using his veto authority to coerce a publicly elected official into leaving office. And when the veto threat, and later the actual exercise of the veto didn't work, he may have tried a bit of bribery, which is why he is facing criminal charges.

Not because he exercised his constitutional veto authority.


Simple, right?

We need to get the message out you can't shoot someone if your don't have a gun in the first place.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Michael Brown would be alive today if the police did not have guns

The murder of Michael Brown is yet another tragic example of  unnecessary gun violence.   The undeniable fact is this:  if the police did not have guns, Michael Brown would be alive today.

As always, is stop and to restrict gun ownership. Michael Brown would be alive today if there was effective gun control in place and his murder is proof that the police do NOT need to be armed. The police in the UK are not armed and they have no problems there as a result of that. Guns create violence. Guns kill.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Why would anyone vote for Republicans in 2014?

Why would anyone in their right mind vote for a Republican? Anyone whose been paying attention? Anyone who has witnessed the truth of what's been happening?

They have been shooting themselves in the foot, since they took us into the worst recession since the great depression, in '07-'08.

1- The "GOP" led us into a "crashed" economy and the Democratic President has led us out of it.

2- GOP announced that their only focus is to "bring down the president," and has spent the last 5 years trying to do so.

3- GOP , while doing this evil, treasonous plan-- refused to work with the president and Dems in congress, on a daily basis-- causing daily obstruction, gridlock and negating all positive laws/votes -- that would have benefitted the American people-- and America and it's economic recovery.

4- GOP LIED on a regular basis-- screwing congress, the American people, and then blaming the president for everything, in their daily "misinformation campaign" to manipulate hapless, uninformed Americans-- And they're STILL doing it.

5- GOP caused the U.S. to lose our AAA rating and standing in the world, with it's congressional "misfit" behavior-- of an unprecedented amount of fillabusters, debt ceiling obstruction and language, threatening to shut government down-- that made our creditors, other countries, and the markets nervous, in 2011. This was, and IS "un- American."

6- GOP single-handedly, and doggedly-- have worked AGAINST, and DAMAGED America's reputation and the American people-- all for self-serving and treasonous reasons, intentionally-- to defeat a president who has been elected twice, by the American people-- and they did it repeatedly-- at the people and America's expense.

7- GOP obstructed JOBS bills for the American people-- REPEATEDLY.

8- GOP voted AGAINST bills that would have helped grow and strengthen our economic recovery, faster than it did.

9- GOP has NOT done their jobs-- have worse than the other party's record-- yet still got/get paid...

10- GOP blocked and overturned bills supporting our troops/vets, and then lied about it.

11- GOP has now "shut the government down", caused hardship and loss, and have threatened American lives, health, jobs and incomes-- all to "dictate" and childishly get their way on banishing a bill that has already been passed into law .

12- GOP threatens to ruin our country and world financial standing-- again-- by threatening the debt ceiling, AGAIN-- and recklessly crash our economy into another recession/depression, by holding our government hostage and hurting Americans-- in order to get their way,

13- GOP has been working hard to "gerimander" rezone districts, trick and manipulate and suppress the voting process, for the next elections in 2014 and 2016-- CHEATING to gain power. This must be stopped.

14- GOP moderates and "sane" republican conservatives-- have let their party be hi-jacked by a few "right wing nuts"-- and therefore, are as irresponsible and as GUILTY as they are-- until, and unless they come forward and fight back.

This means the "new" GOP:

1- can't be trusted to lead-- even within it's own party

2- can't or won't, protect the average American's welfare and interests-- and the Democratic and voting process

3- can't be relied on to be truthful and forthright, and be "adults" working with the elected party in power.

4- can't or won't, promote and protect the country's reputation and standing in the world--- and in short--

5- GOP are self-serving cowards-- sacrificing America, and their whole party, for a few right wing extremists.