Before anyone accuses me of being callous, let me unequivocally state that I am saddened at the loss of life in Orlando. However, I am saddened at the loss of life anywhere; especially the lives of children. When the events that took place in Orlando last night occurred, it was about midnight here on the West Coast when I received an alert on my computer. Since the crime scene was still quite active, details about the shooter, number of casualties, etc. were sketchy, at best.
50 dead and 53 seriously injured in what is now the biggest mass murder in Americas history. Lone gunman heavily armed entered a Gay bar in Florida and opened fire. Reports state the lone crazed gunman was claiming to be a Muslim.
You can't stop mentally deranged people from hating , but you can stop mentally dranged people from arming themselves with military grade weapons.
I am all for raising the minimum wage, no question about that. However, I'm not sure that solves one of our larger problems: income inequality. Why?
As I understand the situation, since Reaganomics began the wealthy (lets call them the 1%) have gotten exponentially wealthier...while the rest of us have either had a slow decline or been stuck in neutral for the most part. So, how does raising the minimum wage transfer that inordinant wealth from the 1% to the 99%? Someone please explain.
Washington DC - DON'T GIVE UP ! Vote for Bernie !!!!!!
If corruption were illegal, the Big Banks would have been broken up and the USA and the world would not suffer through another inevitable economic meltdown.
10,000 horizontal fracking wells have been drilled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Alberta Canada in the last decade. 'America by comparison has in excess of a million and a half FRACKING wells coast to coast .'
Under President Obama , Dick Cheney's fracking of America was accelerated and exported to countries around the world. Hillary Clinton used her position in Obama's government to pressure and bully European countries into accepting fracking.
Obama's Presidency was supposed to be the Presidency of the sane .
What a sad tragedy the Obama presidency has turned out to be, from hiring old Reagan/Bush neocons to populate his office, to his first term inner circle being dominated by the thug Rahm Emanuel, his father a know Jewish terrorist.
WHY has OBAMA been working the political and media circuit on your dime, being a pitchman for corporate expansionism, frantically twisting arms, trying to push for a quick radification of TPP against the wishes of the citizens who elected him and a majority of the US Congress.
Was Donald Trump doing the Lords work , when he laughed and mocked a disabled man in front of a few thousand supporters and corporate news.
Was Donald Trump doing the Lords works when he passed sexist comments, that would keep women subserviant to men.
Was Donald Trump doing the Lords works when he openly expressed racist rants and dog whistle comments against Latinos and blacks.
Was Donald Trump doing the Lords work when he encouraged his followers to beat the hell out of a protester.
Its Hard to believe only 49 years ago it was illegal in some parts of the US for interracial couples to get married!!
Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states."In the United States, anti-miscegenation laws were U.S. state laws banning interracial marriage, mainly forbidding marriage between non-whites and whites.
The Political Fifth Dimension: Information - A Solution to the State of Confusion of the Democratic Party
As mixed up as our side might appear to be, there's no real reason for it. All will be well because the democratic liberal side is destined to win. So say many, many prediction entities, like Moody's and the prediction markets, among quite a few others.
I watched Chris Hedges on Thom's show last night and read his blog regarding shutting down the DNC convention in Philadelphia in July.
He makes a pretty strong argument in his blog for this movement to continue outside the party which has never been ours. I encourage everyone to read it here:
I’m a staunch Bernie supporter, and, unlike the majority of Bernie supporters, I have been in this place for nearly 10 years. I placed the words, “Democratic Socialist” in my Facebook profile during Obama’s first term. I decided that Thom Hartmann was the voice that most spoke to me when I first heard him on “Air America” in a radio lineup headlined by comedian, Al Franken. This was before they ever put a young unknown named Rachel Maddow on the radio. I never missed Thom’s weekly “Brunch With Bernie” segment.