I am a progressive liberal because I was taught to have compassion...

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs, who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
A liberal is a man who uses his legs and his hands at the behest ... of his head." - Franklin D Roosevelt

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Conceal And Carry, Trayvon Williams, And Why Florida Law Will Allow Tragedy To Happen Again

Friday, March 9th I read an article on The Ed Show's MSNBC website about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  At that time, the 9-1-1 tapes had not been released.  But based upon the info as reported by MSNBC and their sources, it struck me even then that this echoes concerns I have for "Conceal & Carry" laws.

My comments from that day:

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Now, before the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is proffered up, let me assure readers that I unequivocally believe in the right to own a firearm in the United States...(continued)

Monday, March 19, 2012

How Democratic IS The Democratic Primary IL 17th Congressional Dist?

Liberals, how lucky are we?  We have 3 Democratic candidates vying for the opportunity to run against IL Rep. Bobby Schilling in Illinois' 17th Congressional District.  And tomorrow is the BIG day - the Democratic Primary, tomorrow (March 20th, 2012).

But how democratic IS this Democratic Primary?  In my opinion, not so much.  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pro-Liberal (Anti-Republican) Pics [Gallery]

You're on Facebook.  Your "friend" posts an anti-Obama pic that boils your blood.

Here are some pro-liberal / anti-republican pics for you to post to your Facebook page...I hope you have the courage to fight fire with fire.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Republican's Rhetoric Rewards Racism...Really!

Is the Republican (hateful) Rhetoric leading to more racism in America?  Let me answer that one for you.  Yes.  

I've known for years that racism and Republicans go together like white hoods and burning crosses, but I figure that many will argue that there is no connection...so let's connect the dots.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Obama College Video And Critical Race Theory - "Don't Believe The Hype"

Boy, did this CNN interview cause a Twitter backlash against Soledad yesterday…but I honestly don’t know why.  She asked a very pointed question: “What’s the bombshell?”  And Pollak's answer was, well, rather weak.  And once I learned what "Critical Race Theory" ("CRT") was, I understood EXACTLY why Yahoo called this a "dud".

Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 Presidential Election: Voting For Obama, Remember What It Felt Like?

Romney and the conservatives (note the distinction?) would have you believe America is in decline.  That our nation is on the brink of disaster, and that it's all President Barack Obama's fault.  Don't believe it.

DO believe this is an on-going attack on the hopes and dreams of Americans.  And why not?  It was the then Senator Barack Obama's message of hope that inspired us to believe America was still great and that we could fix what was wrong with America.  And so if we continued to be inspired, have hope, and believe things can change for the better, this presents a threat to the status quo the "right" wants to maintain.

I recently was feeling discouraged about the prospects of the 2012 election, but then began to remember what it felt like to be inspired and vote for Barack Obama...here's (hear) my tale.  I hope it (re)inspires you:

Friday, March 2, 2012

List Of Rush Limbaugh's Sponsors - Let Them Know You're Unhappy About His Inappropriate Comments About Sandra Fluke

Rush Limbaugh and the "right" strike again.  And by "strike", I mean "striking out" (double entendre)...and by striking out, I'm not just referring to the baseball term.  Rush is "Striking out" (referring to lashing out against women - triple entendre!).  

I want to make it easy for you to tell his show's sponsors just how you feel about his comments directed toward Sandra Fluke...so this blog post will have a list of his sponsors, contact info, and links (web and/or Facebook) where provided.

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Montana U.S. District Judge Circulates Racist Email About Pres. Obama

A member of the high court.  A person who's sole responsibility is to ensure "justice for all".  A Montana U.S. District Judge has admitted to circulating a racist email (as a "joke") about President Barack Obama.

How does this happen in this day and age?  In this age of supposed enlightenment when the country has elected a person of color to the highest office on the planet?

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It is a topic, that those who fear to be labeled as racist say no longer needs to be addressed.  It DOES, however, bear repeating as loudly and as often as possible until racism (covert and overt) is eradicated.

We will examine the judge's "joke" and other recent examples of bigotry, racism, and fear-mongering hatred.

WARNING: This topic may make you uncomfortable.  Turn back now!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sen. Blunt Contraception Amendment Vote In The U.S. Senate

Well, it looks like the Republicans are still legislating WOMEN'S HEALTH instead of doing anything to employ Americans.  It's colloquially being referred to as the Sen. Blunt Amendment to the Transportation Bill.

WHAT??  Women's Health Amendment to a Transportation Bill?
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