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Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 16 - 2015 23 COMMENTS
islamophobic

The first question that comes to mind is why these Republicans, especially those in The South, think that panicking after a terrorist attack and proclaiming how fearful they are, comes off as macho in the supposedly “macho” Republican community.

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 4 - 2015 14 COMMENTS
carson surprised

“By removing the need for doctors to be licensed, we could get all kinds of new and exciting approaches in medicine! Why not let a barista do liposuction? A jackhammer operator give a colonoscopy? Or a clown be a brain surgeon?”

Posted by sillylittleme On Oct - 9 - 2015 7 COMMENTS
black-lives-matter-lgbt

Money is a figment of our collective imagination. Its value is what we say it is, it is its utility that is being undermined by hoarders.

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Sep - 22 - 2015 12 COMMENTS
BarCodePrisonBars

America’s failed war on drugs supplies an almost endless stream of inmates to these corporations. The more people these companies incarcerate, the more money these companies make. There is something fundamentally wrong with all of this.

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 10 - 2015 20 COMMENTS
Classic Rubio Ad1

“I believe in the sanctity of life and in order to protect it, I think we need to be willing to require the deaths of anyone, especially women, who threaten it,” Rubio stated.

Posted by funksands On Jun - 28 - 2015 23 COMMENTS
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This past Friday, the United States outdid itself. Reactions varied as Justice Kennedy delivered the finishing touches to the end of civilization.

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 8 - 2015 32 COMMENTS
duggar-jeb-bush

“The first thing we need to do is change the public’s perception of this and take away the unfair stigma,” GOP adviser Frank Luntz explained. “We want to come up with a more positive term for ‘molestation’, that word just exudes negativity. We’re spitballing a few ideas now as replacements. There’s ‘Mistaken Feelings’, ‘Confused Hands’ and ‘Oops Baby Baby’.”

Posted by KillgoreTrout On May - 11 - 2015 36 COMMENTS
lethal injection

Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be put to death for his monstrous crimes or spend the rest of his miserable days confined in a small cell?

Posted by confuseddemocrat On May - 4 - 2015 6 COMMENTS
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I had the misfortune of watching Faux News yesterday in order to ascertain how the conservatives plan to defend the indefensible: The Killing of Freddie Gray. Many vicious, hateful accusations and talking points were spewed to justify the use of excessive force by police to “subdue” African-American males.

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 7 - 2015 25 COMMENTS
gop leaders

Instead of letting the GOP get away with trying to create an anti-identity based solely on what they oppose and want to repeal, it’s a good time to recognize who they really are as a party and what they truly stand for.

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 30 - 2015 51 COMMENTS
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Sure, people get away with lots of terrible things until they don’t. And Mike Pence found that out to his utter shock. “Really? Americans don’t like it when you make it legal to be bigoted as long as you hide behind ‘religious beliefs’? Who woulda thunk that?”

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Mar - 7 - 2015 6 COMMENTS
Selma Commemoration

I went to a church service last night on the anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March at a small AME congregation. Mostly black, mostly middle class farmers. The minister, part time, as he is a farmer too, spoke passionately of the zeal of those protestors who stood up against injustice and of the cause that they lifted up. BUT, he also challenged the congregation to do more than just recall….

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jan - 23 - 2015 30 COMMENTS
king 2

Selma received nearly universal acclaim from film critics. It got tons of publicity. So where are the crowds? Well, I live in very conservative Missouri in an area where there are few blacks but “12 Years a Slave” did rather well here. It was made for $22 million and made $188 million. So???

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jan - 19 - 2015 3 COMMENTS
The Testimony

The Islamic Testimony Means Something Quite Different for Modernists versus Jihadist; and that could make all the difference.

Posted by AdLib On Dec - 22 - 2014 14 COMMENTS
NYPD Union

Instead of seeing a psychotic cop-killer for what he was, some NYPD officers, their police union and prominent Republicans are exploiting this tragedy to validate the righteousness of their racism.

Posted by Nirek On Dec - 18 - 2014 25 COMMENTS
Cuba-vs-US

Cuba and the US have had a long history of adversarial relations. Yet we have diplomatic relations with Vietnam. Cuba didn’t kill 50,000 Americans, but we have ostracized Cuba! Why? Why have we not done what President Obama has just done long ago?

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