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How Many Cops?

I came across this little gem from Anarchist Memes:

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It’s funny, but it’s not funny. You know what I’m saying? I laughed because it’s clever, but yet I was very disturbed because it’s still all too true. The fact of the matter is that if you are a person of color, you’re more likely to be harassed, beaten, shot, arrested, incarcerated, etc, for the simple fact that you are not white. Don’t believe me? Google “Racial Profiling” and see what you come up with. Better yet, try Googling “Cops beating African Americans” or “Cops beating Latinos”.    It’s a disgusting potpourri of articles detailing beat downs and killings of minorities, perpetrated by the very people who are paid to protect and serve.  When you couple this with the fact that the GOP has declared war on everyone but rich white males, it’s no wonder that civil unrest is still roiling just beneath the surface of our society, spewing forth with the eternal consistency of Old Faithful.

 

God’s Mission Statement:

 

Can I get an amen?

Much Like Today’s GOP.

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A Woman’s Body

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12 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Will Ruin Society

 

Obama Comes Out In Favor of Marriage Equality.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did I just see rainbow smoke coming from the White House chimney? In an interview with ABC News Robin Roberts today, President Obama echoed the sentiments of Joe Biden ( without the off the wall Will & Grace comments):

OBAMA:”I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about. members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point

I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”

The interview is scheduled to air tonight.

I must say, this is a pretty bold statement, considering the fact that it’s an election year. Hopefully, he’ll get another 4 years to back that statement up. As I stated in a previous post, it’s going to take a hell of a lot of work to get rid of DOMA, and finally bring about marriage equality on a federal level.

I hope Obama’s actions will be louder than his words.  

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Brian Beckmann Thinks Trayvon Martin’s Parents Are Sh!t Bags.

Apparently Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue Department Captain Brian Beckmann doesn’t like the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer. It seems that he doesn’t think much of Trayvon’s parents either.   Beckmann is under investigation by Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue for this cute little rant he posted on Facebook:

Lisa Murkowski Speaks Out on The Republican War on Women.

Hmm, do I detect some dissension among the GOP rank and file in regards to their war on women?

Dear Republicans…

Jonah Mowry is Stronger Than Me.

You simply must watch this heart wrenching video posted by a young man a few months ago, just before he started 8th grade. His name is Jonah Mowry: He has been bullied since 1st grade because of his homosexuality. He is a cutter, with many physical scars that are only rivaled by his emotional scars. He made this video during the wee hours of the morning because he was scared and feeling very alone.  He was so distraught that he couldn’t even bring himself to speak; he relays his message on hand written index cards.  I was so moved that I cried almost as hard as he did.

There are a lot of Jonah Mowrys in the world, and they need our love and support, not our hate and ostracism. Please watch the video, and then like his page on Facebook. Tell him you understand and that you care. I’m sure he would be very grateful.

Stop the bullying

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