Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stop The Republican Attacks On Planned Parenthood!

More than 200 Planned Parenthood supporters, staff and volunteers will rally in downtown L.A. to speak out for women's access to reproductive health care on National Pink Out Day.

Organizers say right wing political forces are trying to shut down the network of clinics because it offers abortions among many other services. PP says 90 percent of its offerings include healthcare for low- and very low-income women and men. 


This attack by Republicans on Planned Parenthood is just another distraction....Another talking point by the lunatic fringe that has taken over that party to get people to ignore the fact that in the last year they haven't passed one meaningful bill that has benifited anybody...That they don't have any original ideas and that this President has cleaned up their mess and actually has this country on good footing again...

I know they don't want to hear it...but isn't it funny how they take a target and just keep attacking it and attacking it and get people all frothed at the mouth about it....So upset that they forget things like unemployment, inflation...tax cuts for the wealthy....et al...Things they don't want you talking about and things they have no answer for...

It's Planned Parenthood this year....It was Gay Marriage a few years before....It was this theory that President Obama is a Muslim and he wasn't born in the United States  a few years before that...

What amazes me is how many people buy into the crazy and how many people actually believe things like this...The media allows itself to be used by the right wing Republicans like a five dollar whore...Even when it knows it's being manipulated....

So now lies and half truths are being spread about the "evils of Planned Parenthood"  Planned Parenthood is not evil and they just don't perform abortions....They educate women and men about contraception....(A word to big for most stupid people who watch Fox News religiously to understand or spell) They provide many services to young women and men about sexually transmitted diseases and other services....It is not a bad thing....It is a very necessary program....

Don't buy into the crazy...Look beyond this latest Republican distraction...Get them talking about issues that really matter....Jobs, Education...Tax cuts for the middle class and working poor...Affordable health care....THINGS THEY WOULD RATHER YOU NOT TALK ABOUT!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

If You Don't Vote...


I've been saying this over and over again since I started this blog.....

Monday, September 28, 2015

Now That You Know This....

Know who is running...Know who you could be voting for!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Weekend Humor

A guy and a girl are just finishing up having sex in the guys dorm and the girl turns in says "I can't believe I did it! I'm not a virgin anymore."

The guy hears her..He is quite pleased with himself and asks "Heh.Heh, Heh...So I was your first?"

She replies "Yeah, I always told myself I would wait for the man I loved, my soul mate."

The guy smiles and asks "So you really love me?"

The girl looks at him like he's crazy and answers "YOU???? Oh God no! I just got over that silly dream."

Everybody have a super weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Quote From The Pope

The Pope will be in my city,Philadelphia PA. in less than 24 hours as of this writing....Major roads are being shut down and a lot of people will be off from work tomorrow (Yours Truly included) and inconvenienced..

Normally,I would be annoyed...But I happen to like this particular Pope...His seemingly progressive agenda..

Don't know what I'll be saying this time tomorrow...but for now...I'll deal.

Born To Do More


But sometimes I wonder.....

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

REQUIEUM

I don't know how many of you read the comments on my blog .......but for those of you who did...You knew that a common and often very opinionated commenter went by the name "Arlene"....If you really paid attention to the comments...you probably figured out that she was my cousin...

She was one of the first commenters on this blog and it's biggest fan...my constant champion...This past Friday, sadly...she transitioned out of this life....I wrote this on my Facebook page Friday..

"My Heart is broken....My dear cousin Arlene..(Shown here in happier times with one of her sons) lost her battle with cancer this morning....I can't imagine a world without Arlene in it...I can't imagine a family gathering without her voice, without her saying prayer...I can't imagine anything right now...I know that she is no longer in any pain...no longer suffering....I'll miss you baby...Loved you dearly....Rest in Paradise! (Arlene Johnson - September 8, 1952- September 18 ,2015)

 You had to know my cousin Arlene.. She was a presence...One of those people with a personality and voice so big that you just had to notice...More Articulate than I could ever be....A kind and loving spirit who held the family together....

If you were her friend or more so, her relative and family member and you found yourself in trouble..More times than not,She would show up by your side fighting for you.

She was more than a cousin to me...She was like a big sister....She was one of my wife's bridesmaids even...That's the kind of person she was.

I could say a lot more but I can't right now. You do understand....

Words can't say, No words I write can tell you how much I'll miss her...How I still can't believe she's no longer with us...

This Blog just won't be the same without her comments...

REST IN PEACE DEAR,DEAR COUSIN!


Saturday, September 19, 2015

"Obama Gave Us The Internet"


I happened to be scanning the news sites...The Root, Black Matters, MSN, CNN,et al the other day and I came across articles about Black Cubans and how they are embracing the internet....

Now that President Obama has righted an age old wrong and opened up normal relations with Cuba...Young Black Cubans have reason for hope and are embracing the new tecnology...

The arrival of the internet in Cuba is creating new international connections between Afro-Cubans and broader black global cultures.

Just this past month alone,during carnival festivities in Havana and Matanzas, the opening up of relations with the United States was visible on many Cuban streets.

Amid the crowds of people enjoying the parades of Afro-Cuban music and dance ensembles (las comparsas), groups of local Cubans were huddled in open-air public spaces accessing the newfound Wi-Fi hotspots brought about by the agreed opening up of online technologies for Cuban nationals.

Standing outside hotels, on small cobblestone streets and in parks were Cubans of all generations chatting on phones, using tablets and typing on their laptops. A black Cuban woman in Matanzas using her iPhone to video-chat the carnival floats to her religious family abroad said, “This just happened a couple of months ago. Thanks to Obama!”

Previously in Cuba, Internet connectivity was one of the most coveted and highly monitored international relations on the island.  Between 2004 and 2012, to even be able to purchase an Internet card required a passport, and the unreliable Internet connection cost the equivalent of six American dollars an hour, Which may not sound much to the average American but to a Cuban it's a significant expense considering that the average salary in Cuba is less than Twenty Dollars  a month in American Dollars.

Legal email and Internet use was allowed either at the local phone company’s computer stations or at tourist-only hotels. Now, not only are Cubans finally admitted into hotels, but also anyone can purchase Internet cards that provide up to five hours online for about Ten Dollars in American money.
Wi-Fi (pronounced in Cuba as “we-fee”) hotspots are currently transforming Cuban cityscapes. People recognize these shifts in technological access and international connection as directly related to the opening up of relations with the United States.

Afro-Cubans are saying “Obama brought us Internet!” which they saw as a form of “black remission,” an outside resource seen to typically benefit mostly whites on the island (particularly those with family ties to early Cuban exiles in the U.S.).

So...You might ask...What does all of this mean for the Black brothers and sisters in Cuba?

Media technologies have been key in allowing previously marginalized communities to have access to transnational relations....Attracting a wide range of diverse practitioners globally,

This opening and relaxing of international barriers and influence has brought travelers and tourists of all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to black communities on the island, and these visitors have begun to provide Afro-Cubans with formerly scarce international resources.. 

Black Cubans see Barack Obama’s mulato (mixed-race) heritage as key to the opening up of relations with the U.S. “It’s as Fidel said,” they declared. “We wouldn’t have change until there was a black president in la Yuma [the U.S.] and a pope from Latin America.”

I ran a meme on this very blog with that quote a few months ago..I got it off Facebook.The Castro “quote" (it’s disputed whether Fidel Castro actually made the statement) circulated online as a popular meme that depicts the former Cuban president, in a Nostradamus-like prophecy, purportedly telling foreign press in 1973 that the U.S. and Cuba would settle their differences only once there was both an African-American U.S. president and a Latin American pope.

With the Argentinian-born Pope Francis’ arrival in Cuba this weekend and President Obama’s second term seeing a flurry of transformations within the socialist island, this purported Castro prophecy certainly points to the power of race, politics and religious imagination doesn't it?

Many young Black Cubans see Wi-Fi accessibility as related to President Obama’s blackness. Young Afro-Cubans see more than just racial symbolism in the ethnic makeup of U.S. politicians. People expressed great admiration for President Obama, with feelings of excitement for a new age in which Cuba and the U.S. could put aside old differences, and they looked to younger generations for hope. (This inspirational Cuban message sounded remarkably familiar to the Barack Obama campaign’s 2008 slogan for hope and change.)
As the United States looks toward the next election, however, it is crucial to think about how different political regimes (such as a shift from Democrat to Republican) could impact the world.

 For Afro-Cubans in particular and Cubans in general, the opening up of relations with the U.S. has meant very visible shifts in everyday life. What might be seen as an “Obama generation” of young black Cubans is nervously celebrating the potential for more relations with the U.S. and, hopefully, an end to the woefully unsuccessful U.S. embargo. And yet there is legitimate concern that an anti-Cuba U.S. president(Like Trump) could crush this positive momentum, creating, instead, a return to the stifling politics of the not-too-distant past.

Please vote...Please vote Democratic...Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or possibly Joe Biden is better than any of those 16 clowns vying for the Republican nomination...
Vote because the World's stability depends on it.

 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Weekend Humor


OUCH!.......Everybody have a super groovy weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Papa Joe Breaks It Down

Joe Biden for President!  Run Joe Run!  Yeah, Imagine how that would change the game if he did!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

False Worry

Just something you should think about....

Keith-The Activist Blogger

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Weekend Humor

A cop is doing his regular patrol and sees a car parked in the lover's lane with the windows all steamy.

He approaches the car and knocks on the window. "Can I help you officer?" the boy inside the car asks the officer.

The cop replies, "Uh, yeah. What are you guys doing out here so late?"

The boy replies, " We were uh studying for uh ahhhh biology test..."

The cop asks him, "Biology eh??  In your underwear???Son, have you been drinking?"

The boy replies, "No way sir, I'm only twenty."

The cop looks at the girl, "And how old is she?"

The guy checks his smartphone, "Sir, in ten minutes she will be eighteen."

EVERYBODY HAVE A SUPER GROOVY WEEKEND!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Amerikan Education

Education is important to some nations....I guess it's not that important to this one.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Weekend Humor

A doctor specializing in circumcision retires after 30 years on the job.

He kept all of the foreskins from all of the circumcisions he has ever performed. In remembrance of his career, he goes to a leathersmith and tells him to make something out of them.

A week later he presents the doctor with a wallet.

The doctor asks him, "Damn Man..This is all you could make out of all of those foreskins?"

The leathersmith replies, "It's kinda cold in here. Stroke it a little and you'll have yourself a briefcase."

EVERYBODY HAVE A SUPER GROOVY WEEKEND!

Friday, September 4, 2015

I Guess She knows A Thing Or Two About Marriage

I have been following the story of embattled Kim Davis...The Kentucky clerk who refuses to grant a marriage license to a same sex couple because it goes against her religious beliefs and is in her words "Against God's Authority"

You know...Our schools have failed a number of people in this nation...Not just Blacks and Latinos...but everybody...In school we were taught that the founders of this nation wanted a seperation of Church and State....Simply...You are free to worship God or not worship God as you see fit, as you are led...but that freedom does not give you the right to abridge someone else's freedom or discriminate against someone else because of that freedom...

I jokingly asked the question yesterday....How would these same people who freely get so "religious " when it comes to gays...feel if a Quaker clerk decided..."I can't give you a gun permit because my religious beleifs won't allow me to write out a permit that allows you to have a weapon that will take a life.." Oh it would be an entirely different conversation..I'm sure..

The thing that bothers me is that people could use their religious beleifs to refuse to do anything..."I can't sell you Pork products.....I'm a Muslim or I'm a Jew.."  "I can't grant a marriage license to you because you're marrying an Arab and I'm Jewish...Or You're white and you're marrying an African-American and my pastor preaches against inter-racial marriage..."

See how ridiculous this could get?

Which brings me to Kim Davis....Saintly Kim Davis...Saintly Kim Davis,
The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life.

The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008.

She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second husband. Davis worked at the clerk's office at the time of each divorce and has since remarried. Which means Mrs. Davis was seeing about three guys all around the same time...You naughty girl!!


Kim Davis has described her desire to strictly adhere to the Bible in stark terms and thus far has shown no sign of bending to court orders on same-sex marriage. She said Tuesday she fears going to hell for violating "a central teaching" of the Bible if she complies with the orders.  The Bible has a lot to say about Fornication and Divorce too.....I'm just saying...

Kim Davis' struggle to exempt herself from the Supreme Court's June decision legalizing same-sex marriage has excited some Christian conservatives but legally has proven futile: The Supreme Court refused her request Monday that the justices intervene, and a federal judge will decide Thursday whether to hold her in contempt.
Davis’ divorce records, in the meantime, are a “popular file” at the local courthouse, a woman who answered the phone tells U.S. News, as bloggers(such as your truly) and social media users titter with accusations of hypocrisy.

The matter first attracted public attention in July, when WKYT-TV reporter Victor Puente made a passing on-air reference to the fact that Davis’ latest marriage certificate shows she was married four times. Kim Davis’ office stores that document.

Kim Davis did not respond to an emailed request for comment, and her office’s phone line was busy throughout the day Tuesday.

The leader of the organization providing her legal representation, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, says he’s not sure precisely how many husbands Davis has had, but that it's not relevant.  Oh it's very relevant!

“I know she was married more than once – I’ve heard three [times],” he says. “It’s a matter of fact that she’s been married multiple times.”

Mat Staver says “it’s not really relevant, it’s something that happened in her past” and that her conversion to Christianity about four years ago wiped her slate clean. “It’s something that’s not relevant to the issue at hand,” he says. “She was 180 degrees changed.”

In a Tuesday statement released by Liberty Counsel,Kim Davis admitted she had lived an imperfect life, but insisted her current beliefs are sincere.

“It is not a light issue for me,” she said. “It is a heaven or hell decision.”

Three other Kentucky county clerks have expressed opposition to facilitating same-sex marriages, and one of them says Davis’ divorces in no way diminish her credibility.

Casey County Clerk Casey Davis, who is not related to Kim Davis, tells U.S. News he believes there’s a difference between getting a divorce and then repenting and living in a same-sex relationship.

“I don’t have any problem with that whatever, how she was before. If the Lord can forgive her, surely I can,” he says. “That’s something that’s forgivable just like any other sin, but if you continue in it and live in it, there’s a grave danger in that.”

Casey Davis says he wasn’t personally aware Kim Davis had been divorced and that he has no desire to speak with her about that. “You know this, people will say everything and all this stuff, they want to bring the worst out in the best of people. Obviously it’s human nature. I don’t like it and no one should,” he says.

The Casey County clerk currently is riding a bicycle across Kentucky to raise attention to the issue and wants Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special session of the state legislature to pass a law allowing local clerks to play no role officiating marriages and make their role mere record keeping.

Mat Staver says other possible avenues include the state centralizing marriage issuance or allowing marriages to be performed without attaching the names of county clerks.
But there’s no sign that will happen, and Staver acknowledges it's impossible for clerks to hold out indefinitely against ruinous fines given for contempt.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which is advocating on behalf of a male same-sex couple repeatedly denied a marriage license by Kim Davis' office, is asking for fines significant enough to compel compliance.

Mat Staver says supportive donors likely can extend Davis' resistance for at least some amount of time if fines are ordered Thursday.

Jail is also a possible tool to compel either her compliance or resignation.
“We are not asking that she go to jail, and nobody wants her to go to jail. We simply want her to do her job and follow the rule of law," says Heather Weaver, an ACLU attorney working on the case.

Weaver says she knows nothing about Davis' personal life.

"What I would say is she's entitled to her personal religious beliefs, but she cannot impose them on others through her job as a public official," she says. "Those other clerks that are refusing to issue marriage licenses should re-evaluate their strategy. They may find themselves embroiled in a lawsuit and facing contempt charges."

Her colleague Casey Davis says he won’t comply or resign, perhaps making himself the next local official to be sued. But it hasn’t come to that in Casey County. His higher-profile colleague is “from a larger county. There are more people there that practice that lifestyle,” he says.

Like I said...The schools have failed many people in this country...And people see the world the way they want to see it...Rule of Law and facts be damned ,except when it's someone else...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hear That Donald Trump?

Did you hear that, Donald Trump supporters?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What I've Learned

1.Sometimes ,No Matter How Hard You Try..Trouble will find you.

2.It's Impossible to know what all a day will bring.

3.You can't run from life...You still have to live it.

4.You can not always control your circumstances.

5.The Road to Hell is filled with good intentions.

6.Cherish a Good Day, but don't try to relive it...Each day is different.

7.Guys are under so much pressure to be manly, masculine That's not as comfortable as it is for women to be womanly, that's for sure. It's stressful to be a man.

8. You should really get to know a woman, really be her friend. I mean, my wife is my closest friend. Sure, I'm attracted to her in every way possible, but that's not the answer. Because I've been attracted to other women, and I couldn't stand 'em after knowing em for a while.

9.The Older I get, the more my mind wanders...

10. The Older I get, the more my mind wonders..

PEACE!




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