I totally didn't want to wake up this morning. This makes me glad I did.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Quick Take Action update before I celebrate my friends birthday.
Tell the House and Senate that abortion is healthcare.
Help protect seniors during these harsh economic times.
End the illegal dog meat trade.
Join the campaign to end preventable blindness.
Support 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
Tell the FDA to ban BPA.
Show your support for Medicare.
Urge the US to ban land mines.
Help ratify the Treaty for the Rights of Women
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The people in the above video love Sarah Palin. Let them count the ways . . . .
1. "Oh, gee. Help me out here, guys!"
2. "I can't think of the policies right off the bat."
3. "I don't know. I guess I never really thought about it."
4. "I'm not really sure."
5. "I'm not really sure where you're going with that -- what issues . . . ?"
6. "Uh . . . ."
7. "To be honest with you, I don't know anything about her foreign policy."
8. "I don't know. Uh, I don't really have an answer. I don't know her well enough, her thinking. I don't know what she knows and doesn't know. I wouldn't know half the stuff that some people would ask me." [WHAT?]
The next part of the video showcases how little these particular supporters know about anything that's going on in the country. It's like they can only hold in two or three consecutive words at a time, and the rest of the English language falls out of their ears. So they can say "cap and trade," "slippery slope," "partial-birth abortion," etc., but they can't simply can't find the words to put around those phrases to express a coherent thought. I wonder if it's because the Republican talking heads on FOX News and Clear Channel that they watch -- wrapped in a Snuggie, head cocked to the side, cross-eyed, and drooling -- "defend" their opinions with the same vagueness. Kind of makes me wish that theirs were the votes that were lost in Ohio.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Practicum teaching, school projects, work, oh my. I've been a busy, busy bee. And I've been getting a lot of comments on the old blog, but they've been from the same Anonymous Russian, so I can't read them . . . .
Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Attend an event, e-mail your representatives, write a newspaper editorial. Make sure they're not forgotten.
Stop the Stupak Amendment from entering the Senate health reform bill. And send a coat hanger to the so-called "pro-choice" Democrats who voted for the amendment in the House. Virtual coat hangers, of course. Real ones wouldn't get past security.
Block attempts by the Chamber of Commerce to block healthcare reform.
Support early childhood education.
Tell the CEO of Goldman Sachs to help the workers of Stella D'Oro (or just do it for the cookies).
Urge President Obama to make fighting HIV in women and children a priority.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Not that I'd want to be Lou Dobbs ever. Point is, Dobbs is out a job at CNN as of today. And guess which network he's moving to. I'll give you a hint: It's where all wing-nuts from CNN go to get even crazier.
Edit 11/14/09: I thought since Lou Dobbs met with Roger Ailes, Dobbs was moving to FOX News. But that hasn't been decided. He'll probably just go the Sarah Palin route and tweet all day long.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Most of the petitions I received asked that we thank our Representatives for voting for the healthcare reform bill. But since it has the Stupak Amendment in it, I don't think I'll be doing that.
Tell President Obama to demand that reproductive rights be included in the final healthcare reform bill.
Urge the United Nations to make ending rape a top priority.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Who says Republicans aren't classy? During Saturday's healthcare debate, Representative John Shadegg (R-AZ) exploited a child for political purposes by putting words in the mouths of a 7-month-old baby and her mother. Poor kid. Just move that mic away from the nasty man.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I've been a real sucky blogger for at least the last week or so. My schedule has changed and I need to get used to the new routine. I have at least one thing I want to post about body image during the weekend, so you can at least look forward to that.
Urge your Representatives to reject any anti-choice amendments to health care reform.
Support legislation that provides nutritious meals for America's children.
Demand stronger car emissions standards from the EPA.
Tell Republicans to stop lying about health care reform.
Support a public health insurance option.
Tell the CDC that circumcision is not the answer to preventing STDs.