Something to think about …. “Where are the priorities??”


~~April 28, 2015~~ 

Major earthquake in Nepal ….. Bruce Jenner’s interview in 20/20

April 24, 2015

A 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest.

The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas.

A national police spokesman told the BBC that 970 people had died in the quake, and that more than 1,700 had been injured. At least 539 people were killed in the Kathmandu valley, he added.


Bruce Jenner sat down with Dianne Sawyer for an exclusice two-hour interview during a special edition of ABC News “20/20” on Friday, April 24, 2015.


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Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Marlette received a priceless editorial cartoon education while living with his uncle and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette in Hillsborough, N.C. Doug’s tragic death in July of 2007 made evermore poignant the elder Marlette’s fierce and faithful devotion to the art form of editorial cartooning as a cornerstone of American free speech. With this in mind, Andy works daily to learn and uphold the disciplines and values passed on to him by his late uncle.

Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues and former Governor Charlie Crist referred to himself regularly as Marlette’s biggest fan, despite the fact that he was also regularly a target in cartoons.


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Thoughts for today …. #142: “Here’s to strong women”!!


~~April 22, 2015~~ 


As. you. are.

Stronger than you know.
More beautiful than you think.
Worthier than you believe.

More loved than you can ever imagine.
Passionate about making a difference.
Fiery when protecting those you love.
Learning. Growing. Not alone.

Warm. Giving. Generous.
Quirky. Sexy. Funny. Smart.
Flawed. Whole. Scared. Brave.
And so, so, so.much.more.

Be Strong. Be Confident. Be You.

Tia Sparkles Singh©




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Something to think about …. The push back is still there!!


~~February 13, 2015~~

Discrimination by Another Name

Advocates Sound Alarm on Wave of New State Bills

(February 6, 2015 by Adam Talbot)

The HRC issued a report and resource guide for journalists compiling more than two dozen new, sweeping and seemingly coordinated pieces of legislation in more than a dozen states across the country – all geared toward undermining LGBT equality in a shroud of religious language.

The bills – many modeled on a failed attempt in Arizona last year that drew condemnation from businesses, faith communities, and elected officials in both parties – put all state non-discrimination laws at risk of being undermined or mooted. They threaten not just the LGBT community, but women, members of minority faiths and other minority classes.

“These bills do not address a legitimate problem with current law. Rather, they are written with the intention of creating harmful consequences,” said HRC Legal Director Sarah Warbelow. “They put minority groups at risk of being denied service everywhere from the convenience store to the doctor’s office—and they send a harmful message that fairness, equality and the principles of our constitution are secondary to personal discomfort and prejudice.”


Advocates are sounding the alarm with today’s report, hopeful that a similar coalition that led Governor Jan Brewer veto Arizona’s discrimination bill last year will emerge again and push back secretive interests that are advancing this new wave of legislation.

As the report notes, the harm these bills may cause doesn’t end with the LGBT community.

Under many proposed bills, an evangelical police officer could feel empowered to refuse to patrol a Jewish street festival; a city clerk could shirk the law and refuse a marriage license to an interracial couple, a divorcee seeking to remarry, or a lesbian couple; an EMT could claim the law is on his side after refusing service to a dying transgender person in the street; and the enforcement of other key sections of civil rights law could be dramatically undermined.


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~Is It Legal To Discriminate Against LGBT?~

~Published on Dec 18, 2014~

Special Thanks to Crystal Dilworth for hosting TestTube!

Gay marriage may be legal in the majority of U.S. states, but the LGBT community still faces discrimination from businesses, many of which even refuse service or employment.


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