Sunday, February 19, 2012

QUOTE OF THE DAY“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Martin Luther King Jr.


How the 1% Destroy Jobs and the Real Heroes are Everyday People
Lyn Parramore, AlterNet
Mitt Romney & Co. want us to think that making the rich richer will create jobs. That's not true. And it's not the American way. For three decades, we have been told that “trickle-down” economics that benefit the wealthy is the key to creating jobs. But that's baloney. The evidence shows that ordinary people, not the rich, are the real job creators.

Is NYPD Running Wild? Patterns of Brutality Raise Questions About Mayor’s Control of Police
Kristen Gwynne, AlterNet

The New York Times Fear Mongers for War Again, This Time With Iran

Who Actually Benefits from Federal Benefits?
Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

Why Obama’s the Least Socialistic President in Modern History (And That’s a Shame)
Richard Eskow, AlterNet

A Conservative Explains Why Right-Wingers Have No Compassion
Mike Lofgren,

QUOTE OF THE MOMENT … “Let us pray for our children. Our children deserve a world without end. Not a war without end. Our children deserve a world free of the terror of hunger, free of the terror of poor health care, free of the terror of homelessness, free of the terror of ignorance, free of the terror of hopelessness, free of the terror of policies which are committed to a world view which is not appropriate for the survival of a free people, not appropriate for the survival of democratic values, not appropriate for the survival of our nation, and not appropriate for the survival of the world." - Dennis Kucinich, 2/17/02

[DUCHESS NOTE: Someone I hardly know said the following to me in a recent email .... "As you know, we're the complete opposite of you and we don't want anything to do with your "Bush/Cheney" opposition protests, communism, socialism, etc." Good heavens, I am neither a socialist nor a communist, but a Progressive Democrat who's politcal views are NOT extreme leftwing. Also, some months ago, this individual asked that I unfriend her on FB, which I did. So why is this person still trying to "view" my FB page if she dislikes me and my political views?!? (I shared the email, along with my diplomatically correct reply, with some close friends, and they commented that she comes across as very inmature, insecure and misinformed.) Ocasionally, there are posts by some FB friends that I don't always agree with, and I respect their right to freedom of speech. Also, I will never post any hostile comments. I am totally respectful of others views and sensibilities, plus I was raised that "if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything". My apologies for the mini rant, I just needed to get that off my chest.]


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