RNC is a Hot Mess

You know what? I look forward to this stuff every other year. Debates, the convention. But DANG. I don’t know if I can stomach more of the RNC this year.

After yesterday:


Sign says: Kick my dog 4 Trump / Not in the face please.


Is this a way to conduct ourselves in one of the most developed nations?

What’s more vulgar?

Question: What’s more vulgar? A pic of D.Trump kissing Ted Cruz on one road in Cleveland during the RNC? Or a photo of an aborted fetus flown over the city of Philadelphia during the DNC?

What’s more vulgar? Who really wins in this? How childish has this election year become?

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I have no issue with 2 men kissing.

For me, it’s the sight of Trump & Cruz. In fact, I saw a pic once of Cruz kissing his wife & I found that repugnant. Because I find *him* repugnant.

That said, I think it will offend the GOP because it is 2 men kissing. Most of the GOP hates Trump, so they won’t care about having to look at his repugnant mug. But the RNC, where some of them are supporting Trump (some tried on Thurs to still out him), and those will be offended.

I think the abortion picture sounds worse to me, because I know kids. Kids love planes, and will look up if they hear a plane. Since it’s low flying, they’ll hear it. While I am pro-choice, I don’t think children should be subjected to such a graphic picture. I think the GOP would say the Trump pic is graphic, but children will only see it as 2 men (not 2 heinous men), and kids don’t have any issues with that.

Thank the Union!

While as a contractor, I (personally) don’t have all these rights. But that’s by my decision. I’m grateful to be living in a country where unions fought against child labor and for breaks.

I feel like there’s been such a shift over the last few years. Unions used to be such a respected institution. Supported primarily by Republicans. I remember the Republican candidates always doing photo ops with the auto unions & talking about them. Now, it’s like the Republicans spit on them. What in the world happened there?

Unions have given us (Americans) so much. They’ve made employers be fair and hold them accountable. And I’m glad for all the benefits we have today because of them.

Now, what about EQUAL PAY for the ladies!

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No Moore in Alabama

Roy Moore is the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He’s also an idiot (in my opinion). Why you ask? Because yesterday he said that even though the Federal Court found same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, the State is not bound by that.

This is the same idiot who, in 2003, was removed from his place as Chief Justice because he insisted that they needed a 5000 pound granite sculpture, 3 ft by 3 ft by 4 ft tall, with the 10 Commandments on it.

Apparently, he never learned about the separation of church and state. That’s like Politics 101.

Anyway, so now he’s all for this same-sex marriage ban. Which, you all know, infuriates me.

Here’s the thing:

Who cares if someone’s marriage is against your religion. Marriage is a legal union. There’s separation of church and state. Religion should not dictate laws.

What bothers me is when states pass these laws that they KNOW are unconstitutional. Then, they waste the taxpayers money in courts as lawsuits are filed against the state. Of course, the state will side with itself, so then it gets appealed to the state appeals, who will also side with the state. Then it goes to federal appeals courts, where of course the state will lose. Because it’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Which they knew going in.

But who pays for all this? The taxpayers.

This self-righteous, pompous Moore has been around the block. He should know all this. I’m not even a politician nor a judge and I can tell you how this is going to play out.

With him playing a game with his constituents money.

Shanté Wolfe, Tori Sisson

For my other posts relating to same-sex marriage, go here.

President Obama’s SOTU 2015

You know how much I respect my POTUS. I did live tweet the State of the Union address tonight, which can be seen to the right for the time being. As I’ve done in the past, I like to have my own personal transcript of his speech so I can come back to it in the future.

Speech after the jump…. Continue reading

Modi’s India Independence day speech

Narendra Modi, the new Prime Minister of India, gave a very moving speech today, on Independence Day in India.

This particular statement is as applicable here in the US, as it is anywhere else:

“Parents ask their daughters hundreds of questions, but have any parents ever dared to ask their son as to where he is going, why he is going out, who his friends are. After all, a rapist is also somebody’s son. He also has parents. As parents, have we ever asked our son as to what he is doing and where he is going? If every parent decides to impose as many restrictions on the sons as have been imposed on our daughters, try to do this with your sons, try to ask such questions of them.”

#Ahem #Steubenville

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Thank you, Prime Minister Modi, for mentioning respect of women in your speech today. You may just live up to the hype after all!! ‪#‎HappyIndependenceDay‬

Full text of speech after the jump if you’re interested…. Continue reading

Let’s talk about the Hobby Lobby situation

I get that people should be free to exercise their religion. But I *still* don’t get how corporations are people. Am I missing something? People are people. Corporations are legal entities. I don’t get (still) how a corporation is a person. Yes, I know I’ve been told this for years, that corporations are people. I must be missing something, because I just STILL don’t get it.

Let’s go back to my first sentence. I get that people should be free to exercise their religion. Honestly. Not like in some states (like FL, TN, NC) where they’ve tried to make Sharia law illegal. What is Sharia law? Simply religious belief. So, this religious freedom is extended for a corporation, but not for people. As I believe it was originally intended.

Now, let’s take a look at Hobby Lobby specifically. In their specific case, I get that they are against these “abortion drugs”. We’ll interchange the terms “abortion drugs” and “emergency contraception”, as we will use them to refer to the same thing. Now, you’re against emergency contraception. You are anti-abortion, and emergency contraception is the equivalent of abortion to you.

But here’s the thing…. you INVEST IN THESE SAME DRUGS. Your 401k plans invest in the companies that MAKE these drugs. So… um… where’s the morality then? Oh. Because you’re MAKING MONEY from it. I see.

And what about the 90% of your goods that come from a country that has FORCED ABORTIONS. That’s ok too, right? Because you can get your products for cheap, and sell for a greater profit.

Ok. So, to recap. Money is good. Abortion is bad. However, it’s ok to make money off of abortion, but not to provide emergency contraception in case a zygote has formed. Just in case. Not even an embryo yet. Maybe not even a zygote. But the lady does not want to find out later, and have to perform an ACTUAL abortion, which likely will happen if she was planning on getting one of these emergency contraception drugs.