Shame on these smiling, white men. 90% of us want common sense gun safety laws and these 14 are so deep in the pocket of the NRA that they won’t even allow a debate on the floor of the Senate. If a tragedy strikes in their neighborhood, what will their answer be to the family and friends of the victims?
Cowards! Here are the direct contact numbers for these 14. Call them and tell them how you feel. I’ve heard that Senators are getting more calls from people against than from people for gun safety laws. Make your voice heard.
- Rand Paul - 202-224-4343
- Ted Cruz - 202-224-5922
- Mike Lee - 202-224-5444
- Marco Rubio - 202-224-3041
- Jim Imhofe - 202-224-4721
- Jim Risch - 202-224-2752
- Mike Crapo - 202-224-6142
- Dan Coates - 202-224-5623
- Pat Roberts - 202-224-4774
- Richard Burr - 202-224-3154
- Ron Johnson - 202-224-5323
- Mike Enzi - 202-224-3424
- Jerry Moran - 202-224-6521
- Mitch McConnell - 202-224-2541
Power as the acquisition of status, capital, position, knowledge, property. And for a reason other than the exploitation of the resource of the physical self. The fight of feminism was the fight of women for entry into the system of power from the system of beauty. The fight in the workplace for women very often is to create a space for themselves within the system of power while continuing to operate within the system of beauty in their private lives. And the struggle of feminism has often been to acknowledge that the system of beauty is irrevocable and cannot be expunged by protest or discourse or time. To be an educated professional woman in contemporary America is to know that you operate—and often, must operate—within both systems.
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Sorry, not with you on this one. He prefaced this remark with …”she’s brilliant, dedicated and tough…” etc., but the media latched on to the second part. When did sincere, respectful, friendly compliments become taboo? Also, Obama routinely compliments men on their looks as well, so why the double standard? Besides, The President and the First Lady have been personal friends with the AG for a while. It was at a fundraiser at a private home. I think this is much ado about nothing.
Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market
BLACKSBURG, Va., April 4, 2013 – A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.
“Our new process could help end our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Y.H. Percival Zhang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. “Hydrogen is one of the most important biofuels of the future.”
Zhang and his team have succeeded in using xylose, the most abundant simple plant sugar, to produce a large quantity of hydrogen that previously was attainable only in theory. Zhang’s method can be performed using any source of biomass.
If there was ever a nation that could see the purpose behind organic, sustainable farming, it would be a nation that is composed mostly of farmers. Such a place does exist, and it soon may be the first nation to go 100% organic, paving the way for others to do the same on a global scale.
“If you pay attention to the movies they will tell you what people desire and fear.”
In memory of Roger Ebert, who died today at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer, we’re reposting his piece from September 22, 2011.
Oh no… Rest in Peace, Roger. In addition to being a legend in the world of film critics, you were a good, decent human being who always spoke up for the underdog. You will be missed.
In 2003, having finished law school and moved to the Bay Area, Khanna, then 26, launched an impromptu challenge to the beloved local congressman, the late Tom Lantos, to protest the then 11-term Democrat’s support for the Iraq War. “It was completely unstrategic and probably the most idealistic thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he says. Khanna lost the race but acquired a mentor.
I’ve met Ro, and he’s intelligent, informed and ready to make a difference!
POTUS and Kid POTUS (KPOTUS) meet for the first time.
“… We did small talk.”
Allen Clifton writes: “When you’re like me, and I’m assuming there are quite a few, sometimes you hit a point where you can no longer sugarcoat your political arguments. As you hear the same asinine statements constantly repeated, you just hit a point where you want to stand up and say, “Look you babbling buffoon, let me spell it out for you very simply.”
Now, most times we can’t do this because the person who we’re debating is a friend or relative and we don’t want to be overly rude.
Well, I’ve decided to do it for you.”
- Gun Rights
- We’re Out to Preserve the Sanctity of Marriage
- Marriage is a Sacred Bond Before God
- Same-sex Marriage overall
- Republicans: The Party for Christian Values
- Republicans are for Fiscal Responsibility
- Republicans are the Party of Small Government
- The Debt Ceiling is About More Government Spending
- I Want Big Intrusive Government–That Never Does Anything Good–Out of My Life!
- Tax Cuts Create Jobs
As Allen says, read and “share this article so that those who’ve driven you to the brink of insanity when discussing these issues can see a simple counter to their Fox News-fed bullshit.”
A few days back, I’d posted a photo of a young Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg…
Recently, the following letter was brought to my attention. It’s from Justice Ginsberg’s husband, prominent tax attorney, Martin Ginsberg, to her. Reading it, I have to marvel at the beauty and poignancy of it. But also, what it shows us about the relationship they had. Apart from the love that he professes so openly, it shows that they were equal partners in their relationship. A relationship that lasted 56 years, until his death of complication from metastatic cancer.
Picture: President Barack Obama consoles crying boy who lost during Easter Egg Roll event (REUTERS/Jason Reed) pic.twitter.com/86EROaGf5r