If I had talent I'd love to get in the groove with Black Eyed Peas or Gwen Stefani, some really good dancing moves and really cool lyrics. Especially joining Gwen and Fergie dancing, gyrating and feeling it.
What is deeply disturbing to me and it should be for the moderate republicans as well is that this field advocates bigotry, pollution, corporate welfare, governmental intrusion into the most private of issues (women reproductive rights), denial of religious freedom and the separation of church and state, aggressive military policy, social Darwinism(kill or be killed) and that the rights of the wealthy few override the rights of the many less fortunate. How can anyone seriously think that this type of political thinking will create good policies for our country? We need to go forward not regress to a time when freedoms were only available to a certain class of citizen, white free men and/or property owners. If you listen to any of them, they don’t want the U.S to be reflective of its people this present day, they want our country to be reflective of the time when homosexuals were locked in their closets, Caucasians were the majority, abortions were illegal, birth control didn’t really exist and the women movement was still on the sidelines. We can’t afford to waste our time with their fixation of turning back the clock, we need to seize the future and make sure that the middle class reclaims its economic rights and freedoms. Enough already with the nostalgia.
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I, totally agree with the premiss of this article, which is why I have signed the Amend.something petition to overturn Citizens United ruling, giving corporations the same free speech rights as people. I also truly believe that we need public campaign financing, instead of relying primarily on private donors.It is not normal that first of all, it takes millions and now billions to campaign for public office, secondly, it is not normal for office holders to spend 2/3 of their time in office campaigning. They are not getting their jobs done because they are preparing to defend their current job from the next campaign without even doing anything worthwhile to defend. It is crazy, it seems to me that this financial element of campaigning seems to have coincided with the emergence of the multinational corporations in the late 1970’s. I don’t think that prior to the 70’s that money had as much influence throughout the whole political process as it does now. I do know that eliminating the corporate financial influence is one of the many demands from the General Assembly sown at occupywallstreet and I think that it should be at the very top of the demands.
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I have a good friend, Mary, who deserves a peace prize. She works as a receptionist at the emergency room at our local hospital but she does so much more than just answer phones. She reminds me of an angel of mercy when she is on shift. I have been there at the emergency room quite a few times either myself or with my family and she calmly takes everything in hand, gets you situated, gets you whatever you need. Her kind eyes and warm touch are like a balm, soothing those stressed nerves so that you can focus and think more clearly about the emergency at hand.
Not only does she have a great bedside manner with the patients that go in and out of the emergency room, I know that she is an excellent work associate. She will be the one to take the time at home to make homemade chocolate chip pumpkin muffins for the staff on call at the emergency room. She is also a wonderful training person, she doesn’t lose patience with those that she takes under her wing.
On top of all this, she makes the time to get publicly involved with the environment. She serves on the Conservation Committee in our town and she also volunteers at the Winding River Conservation Agency in the city down the mountain. She takes these two positions to heart and gives her all to them because that is who she is.
She is also a great friend, a wife and a mom. She definitely deserves recognition for all that she does and how great a person she is, I’m lucky to know her. Every year, I make her one of her favorite treats, Fleur de Sel caramel from scratch, just to show her how much I think of her.