MORGAN FREEMAN STANDS UP FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY


Dawn of a New Day for Marriage Equality

(Extended Version)

Rachel Maddow: “We’re Not Going To Do That”


Let there be sanity in America!

Rachel Maddow: “We’re Not Going To Do That” 1


Let there be sanity in America!

God Bless the Soul of John F. Kennedy – R.I.P. 1


11/22/63

They Killed the First President I Cared About. He was the first white man I knew who spoke out for civil rights for black people.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963

I dedicated my senior yearbook to this very special man!

“Republicans are over the Norquist Pledge”


THE LAST WORD

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ONE MAN…ONE VOTE!

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Middle Class: The squeeze is on, here’s why by Adam Garnett


HARDBALL

 

More and more these days, middle-class Americans seem to feel that their opportunities for income growth and achieving the American dream simply aren’t what they used to be.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Hedrick Smith, author of the new book Who Stole the American Dream,  joined Hardball  Friday to explain the hidden causes of inequality in the U.S. economy. The public, Smith said, has been led to believe that the middle class squeeze in this country has been caused by globalization, technology and market forces.

Not so, argues Smith, who points to a political/corporate power shift in the late 1970′s as the culprit of the widening wealth gap.

” There was a political rebellion. [The corporate interests] absolutely stuffed labor, they stuffed the consumer movement, they got deregulation, they got tax cuts, they got all kinds of things so the power shift tilted the policy towards business, towards the wealthy,” Smith told Chris Matthews.

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SOME CAN’T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES 1


JESUS’ PROMISE IS FOR ALL WHO ACCEPT HIM AS THE SON OF GOD


Senator-Elect Warren to Lead the Fight to “Fix the Filibuster Rule in the Senate” 1


Why has there been  so much gridlock in the Senate during this Congress?  Why couldn’t we get good legislature passed?  The answer is Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell‘s use of the filibuster which can only be “fixed” on the first day of the Congress.  Senator Harry Reid was afraid to “fix” this for the current Congress, if I remember correctly.  I recall being broken-hearted about it.  Now, along comes Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren vowing to “fix” the filibuster which only requires a majority vote. She chose this to be her first mission in the Senate. [We are counting on her!]  The US Senate used to be “The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.”  Last time I checked their approval rating was  “11.”

The filibuster has been used 384 times since Democrats won control of the Senate.  This is obscene!  According to pundits who comment on Kentucky, Sen.  McConnell is not well-liked back home.  It seems that he doesn’t do much as an US Senator…except for invoking the filibuster.  He is ripe for losing re-election in 2014 and I hope Kentucky has had enough!  This time Democratic Senators, fire Mitch McConnell from his campaign of gridlock.  Cut him off at the knees and get 51+ votes to “fix” the filibuster.  We want our Senators to be just like Senator Smith in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”  If a senator wants to filibuster, read that debate a bill, that senator should have the balls and, also, be required to stand on the Senate floor and defend his position on the filibuster.  Senators should actually debate and not act cowardly and just file a filibuster and retire to a back room and smoke a cigar! [Brandy?] This is what the American people require of you.  Abandon your personal agenda and do what the people want you to do as their advocates!  Don’t you swear to do that? Honor your oath of office!

By GoodOleWoody

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As President Obama Meets Today with Leaders from Congress, We Offer This Prayer for Unity


PRAYER FOR UNITY

You, the one
From whom on different paths
All of us have come.

To whom on different paths
All of us are going.
Make strong in our hearts what unites us.

Build bridges across all that divides us;
United make us rejoice in our diversity.

At one in our witness to your peace,
A rainbow of your glory.

Amen.

– Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB