Greater Good

There are a series of Greater Good websites that I click through every day.   Each click represents a unique donation toward a cause.  In this case breast cancer, literacy, rain forest, autism, veterans, animals, child health and finally hunger.

I just noticed for the first time today that the head line on the hunger site reads "Your Actions Here Fight Famine in the Horn of Africa & Combat Hunger in the U.S."  I am appalled that we have dropped to third world country status in regards to hunger.  I'm appalled at our status for uninsured adults and children, at our science and math test scores, at a lot of things.

I have a low simmering rage directed at politicans who put politics before people.

This email left me speechless and that’s almost impossible

While my love sleeps on the couch, I sit at the computer getting outraged at the news.  Today I received this email from ThinkProgress

“Where are the women?” With those four words, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) made the most poignant statement of the week about the House GOP’s attitude towards women. The simple answer to Maloney’s question is that women are being callously left out and left behind by the right wing.

According to a recent Democracy Corps survey, there’s been a net 18-point swing away from Mitt Romney in favor President Obama among unmarried women in the past few months. Why? Because women have been watching and listening to conservatives. Here’s a sampling of what we heard just this past week:

GOP Chairman Darrell Issa defending the exclusion of a woman from his all-male panel on contraception: She’s not “appropriate and qualified.” [Read more]
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld explaining why “liberals” support contraception coverage: “It’s more about getting rid of the poor.” [Read more]

Right-wing billionaire Foster Friess delivering his contraception advice on MSNBC: “You know, back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.” [Read more]

Virginia Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert rationalizing a state-sponsored bill mandating vaginal probes: A woman already consented to being “vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant.” [Read more]

Fox News’ Liz Trotta justifies why some women are assaulted in the military: “Now what did they expect?” [Read more]

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association on women in combat: “Women are not wired, either by evolution or by God…to be in those positions.” [Read more]

Rick Santorum explaining his concerns about women in combat: “People naturally may do things that may not be in the interests of the mission because of other types of emotions that are involved.” [Read more]

At least they’re being honest about what they feel.

 

–Faiz
   Editor-in-Chief, ThinkProgress.org

It’s political time – yea

But I'm not sure who scares me most:

This nut Rp or

This nut Rs

I must admit I'm disapointed with Obama but one must make allowences for him having to clean up after Shrub and deal with an uncooperate House.  But the idea of ANY of the Republicans currently running getting in the White House send shivers down my spine!    

Why I feel sorry for the Republicans

Can you imagine being a Republican voter these days?  Poor people what with Herman Cain self-imploding, Rick Perry who doesn't know the voting age OR the date of the election, self-aggrandizing Newt Gingrich and Mitt, well Mitt leaves me speechless.

Now I'm the first to admit that I haven't exactly been thrilled with Obama's performance but you must admit he's been hamstrung by the Republicans in Congress who's only legislative goal is to make Obama a one term president.  Still I'm going to vote for Obama again because the Repubs just plain scare the hell out of me.

Oh I forgot about Michelle who told a gradeschool child that gays CAN get married they just have to marry a woman.  Ummmm, a little close to home there?

So it’s the fault of the media?

In a not so stunning statement of non-responsibility Herman Cain suspended his race for  President today.  Nice trick suspending his bid allows him to still raise money to retire his debt.  BUT,  it's not because of all the sexual harassment and supposed affair that is causing him to withdrawal but the media covering said actions.

Right, people have not noticed his total lack of ability for the job, the numerous gaffs and displays of down right ignorance – Libya is just one instance that comes to mind.

So that leaves us with Romney who no one likes and Gingrich who is a complete hypocrite.

I love campaign season !