I had a hard time believing this article was for real. I mean, we live in America, where we believe in freedom and justice. We have separation of church and state…right? The Department of Homeland Security needs to have its checkbook confiscated!! A Year in Jail for Not Stating the Power of God? How Kentucky Office of Homeland Security May Be Violating the Separation of Church and State
In Kentucky, a law requires the state’s Office of Homeland Security to post a plaque recognizing the power of the Almighty God–and violating this law could result in 12 months in prison.
The law and its sponsor, state representative Tom Riner, have been the subject of controversy since the law first surfaced in 2006, yet the Kentucky state Supreme Court has refused to review its constitutionality, despite clearly violating the First Amendment’s separation of church and state. Read More:A Year in Jail for Not Stating the Power of God? How Kentucky Office of Homeland Security May Be Violating the Separation of Church and State | Alternet.
We all say we want the money out of politics. We want representatives who work for us, not big corporate campaign donors. Sometimes, even if you don’t have much, you have to kick in. As we have learned in Election 2012, small amounts of money matter, when it has the will of millions of people behind it.
I donated $5 to United Republic’s Represent.Us, because I believe in their mission and have hope they will succeed with our help. I thought I’d share the opportunity to check out the United Republic launch video and Josh Silver’s email with you.
Today is the first time since we started the campaign to Get Money Out that I’m asking you to make a donation. Before you delete this email or say “maybe later,” think about how crucial it is that we win. Think about the inspired campaign we unveiled last week, and the words of MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan:
“(We) have a bought Congress. And until we get rid of the bought Congress…there is no policy…no matter how brilliant it is…it will not happen as long as there is the capacity to fire a politician who disagrees with me by taking funding away from him.”
We launched Represent.Us: the campaign to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act because it’s the greatest hope we have to get money out and people back in. Continue reading →
I don’t care what anyone says, America loves a good O!
Or, at least I do. Watching this speech, I fell in love with my president all over again. I’ve posted President Barack Obama’s victory speech here, just in case you missed it last night just like I did. Enjoy!
I woke this morning to the good news. President Obama had one a hard fought, long battle to stay in the White House for four more years. I cannot stay up late, I have to man my post at work very early, so the news came as a pleasant start to my day.
As someone who believes in good sportsmanship, I refrained from crowing my pleasure, only giving in to one positive tweet:
After all the ups and downs, dog-whistles, and ridiculousness of the GOP Primary, and horribly divisive Romney campaign filled with fact averse statements, and the most pumped up media coverage of a presidential race to date, America chose to stay the course. Continue reading →
So kids, you are in for a treat! Plum St. Chili is a blog I visit daily, because I like the writer’s irreverent, delightfully witty, and occasionally filthy style, and I want to share her with you. She offers her take on current events, politics and policy, women’s issues, and giving the well deserved shout out to worthy artists, all with a refreshing mix of honesty and humor. She posts what she wants, calls out the rogues and rascals in our lives fearlessly, and that turns me on. In a humorless world, its nice to hang out with a experienced bad-ass trash-talker who can think around the corners for a bit, don’t you agree?
The Practical Limitations of Government – or – Dance like it is 1975
Americans obviously love guns. Gun control policies go over like a lead balloon amongst a certain demographic, and not just the bitter folks in Pennsylvania! And the Democrats finally get that, and as the old saw goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!’ This strategic thinking gave birth to: The Democratic Gun Control Plan, Hello NRA! Continue reading →
Any one get creeped out by the expressions on the faces of the delegates and other attendees? The mixture of anger and glee on their faces at the same time was frightening, and just weird. The joyful way they dived into hating the on President Barack Obama, the government, and any others they see as “against real People, and freedom”.
The language used when talking to reporters, the uncanny way they are never swayed by fact, moved by compassion for others, or ever stray one iota from the party line was chilling. The very words bold, failure, and built have been kicked to death by misuse. Continue reading →