Tuesday, June 30, 2009
PS Coleman, don't let the door hit you on the way out...sigh...again
Thursday, June 25, 2009
And now by many accounts, Iranian women are now running the resistance.... As the Toronto Star points out “today we are seeing what is historically the first national movement with a leadership that is predominately female.”
And to Martha at ABC…NO! This is more than a ‘Lipstick Revolution!’ That degrades women’s role in wanting basic human rights and reduces their struggle to merely a matter of cosmetics. This is another example from media that shows a complete lack of understanding of women in Iran along with their culture. At election rallies, female supporters often chanted the name of Mousavi's wife, Zahra Rahnavard (a powerful political figure in her own right) as she promised that under Mousavi there would be more women in the cabinet and a reform of policies that strip women of their rights in marriage. Oh and have I mentioned the stoning of women?
Under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, women are discouraged from working and from seeking higher education, while he suggested that true freedom for women lay in not having all the "legal responsibility of men."
With half of the human population are women... so they should have full and equal participation and voice in the political, culture and economic arena…something the U.S. could also learn from and improve as well as Iran. Screw the lipstick...women are finding their voices.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Whereas Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas was shot to death at church on Sunday, May 31;
Whereas there is a history of violence against providers of reproductive health care, as health care employees have suffered threats and hostility in order to provide crucial services to patients;
Whereas the threat or use of force or physical obstruction has been used to injure, intimidate, or interfere with individuals seeking to obtain or provide health care services; and
Whereas acts of violence are never an acceptable means of expression and always shall be condemned:
Now, therefore, be it Resolved,
That the Senate— (1) Expresses great sympathy for the family, friends and patients of Dr. George Tiller; (2) Recognizes that acts of violence should never be used to prevent women from receiving reproductive health care; and (3) Condemns the use of violence as a means of resolving differences of opinion.
Seems pretty straight forward and clear and not very controversial. But the GOP's overall support toward the systematic and ongoing violence against women’s health care clinics providers apparently now over rules murder.
This is a prime example showing what has happen within the GOP extreme rank and file. While the Republicans don’t actually shoot the doctors, they make it more than clear that they won’t condemn those who do. In fact, they actively support violent acts by their right wing media perspectives that lends credence to those that do commit these violent acts.
And since when did elected public officials get to make anonymous stands when they use their position as a public official? That’s crap! As a public figure…do it in the light of day with your name on it…Let us all see which of our elected officials supports the murdering of doctors.
And lastly, if the best the Senate can do is a non-binding resolution…we should think about fixing our system…apparently its full of weak tea assholes.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
The latest is a new bipartisan health care proposal that takes a public option off the table. Per Daschle:
"We've come too far and gained too much momentum for our efforts to fail over disagreements on one single issue,"
Single option this (read between the fingers!)..…you see there are fifty MILLION American’s without health care insurance today. They are not ‘an option’ nor do they have 'the option'. Taking the 'public option' off the table does nothing to address health care’s biggest problems and just plays to the healthcare industries lobbies.
Right now this garden path we're going down is covered with weeds and darken by trees and briar bushes. Best to turn back to the path of light least the bears eat you sirs!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Rumour has it the Minnesota Supreme Court will be ruling today or tomorrow on the Franken/Coleman race. The expected ruling should make Franken the winner and next Junior Senator from Minnesota. The question that everyone wants to know is if they will order Pawlenty to certify Franken.
This song is for Coleman…
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Still Minnesota is in the mist of a meltdown made worse by his decisions. I couldn’t have said it better:
…lost jobs, excessively high unemployment, lost Federal funding, damage caused by lost state aid to communities, kowtowing to the Taxpayers League (that’s got to be worth at least something), damage to our educational system (kids should get paid double the penalty), failure to properly repair our roads and bridges, taking on the role of a king rather than a representative governor of the people…
Yep, it’s King Timmy Pawlenty. And I must say I disagree with Southside Pride’s Dave Porter who says:
He is a nice guy. Goes to church regular, married, still plays a little hockey….
Pawlenty isn’t a nice guy…perhaps likeable but a nice guy doesn’t harm hundreds of Minnesotan’s by his ‘save the rich’ tax breaks, a nice guys doesn’t cut those in need at the worse economic time, a nice guy doesn’t refuse to meet with legislatures for 76 days while these issues and their resolutions are being addressed, and a nice guy didn’t bring Minnesota to it’s current state of economic collapse. Fortunately Dave goes on to points out:
But he’d rather see 37,000 poor Minnesotans go without health care before he’d give up on a tax break for 500 rich ones. He even threatened to shut down our state’s legal system until his most recent appointee to the state Supreme Court—and a former law partner—made him back down.
It’s been a problem for Minnesotans to separate the Minnesota Nice’ from what Pawlenty really is…
We now have as our Governor a self-certain fundamentalist who answers only to his own private Higher Power, someone with his eyes on another goal entirely. Someone who really does not care if people have to fight each other over the scraps left in the ditch by the rich.
G*d only knows what Pawlenty's possible election to a national office like the President could mean for this country…let’s pray it never comes to that! His record is not very positive and just being seen as 'a nice guy' and 'a little goofy' isn't much to base a national campaign on.