“So-called President Drumpf endorsed Alabama Republican Roy Moore in a US Senate special election, despite allegations from multiple women who accused the former state Supreme Court justice of sexual misconduct.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Drumpf tweeted on Monday.
“We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more.
No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
The president was referring to Moore’s challenger, Democrat Doug Jones, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“I have thought from the beginning that Drumpf is a despot who is setting up a fascist government. Unfortunately, as events unfold, I am being proven correct.
Drumpf is the most dangerous president I have seen in my lifetime.
It is not just him, but the billionaires like the Koch brothers, who have been working for several decades to get us to this point. The fascist takeover of our democracy is very close to being successful.’
Drumpf said he plans to change libel laws in the United States so that he can have an easier time suing news organizations.
During an interview with ABC’s This Week on Sunday, April 30, about the Drumpf’s first 100 days in office, the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, remarked that “newspapers and news agencies need to be more responsible with how they report the news.”
When asked whether the Drumpf administration wants to change laws to allow the President to sue the press, Priebus responded:
Freedom of the press in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment is generally understood to prevent the government from interfering with the distribution of information and opinions.
I feel this is important information about what is happening in the Republican Administration lead by Drumpf and what we need to be aware of.
Keith Olbermann series called “The Resistance” continues.
The transgender community, (the “T” in LGBT), hasn’t had an easy existence
There was plenty of hope during the recent years when rights for the LGBT community were recognized as basic human rights, including transgender rights.
However, the Drumpf administration has taken it upon themselves to start the dismantling of these human rights.
From Melanie Nathan, a blogger I follow …. “Today, February 22, that transphobic homophobe the putrid Trump AG, Jeff Sessions, did exactly what we thought he would do the moment he assumed office – AND so hand in hand with that other homophobe and transphobic piece of work Pence – as well as an apparently forced Betsy DeVos Of the Department of Education – announced that Title IX will no longer be enforced to protect transgender students equally in all school facilities, including restrooms.
Title IX guaranteed students the right to a safe and supportive learning environment regardless of gender and protects them from discrimination.
There is no reasonable basis for them to do this except spite and hate of a community that deserves protection and recognition.”
I think this is the beginning.
Like the #MuslimBan, the LGBT community is in the cross-hairs now. Bad things are headed this way!!
Transgender Children & Youth: Understanding the Basics
One of the most important and difficult tasks that parents face is how to best support their children while also setting the kind of boundaries and structure that helps them grow up to become responsible and successful adults. Sure, children and teens love to test the boundaries that adults set for them. But it is important to make distinctions between instances where “kids are being kids” and when they’re asserting things about themselves that are critical to their identity and development – as is the case with gender identity and expression.
~Gavin Grimm: Meet the Boy Laverne Cox Shouted Out at the Grammys~
(this case is so much more important now)
by MARY EMILY O’HARA
February 13, 2017
Who is Gavin Grimm — and why does Hollywood’s most high-profile transgender actress want you to learn about him?
Grimm is a 17-year-old high school senior in Virginia whose fight against the local school board will be argued at the Supreme Court on March 28. The transgender boy’s long road to the highest court in the country started at age 15, when he was forced to endure a series of school board meetings at which adults debated whether or not he should be allowed to use the boys bathroom at school.
ACLU attorney Josh Block told NBC News that Grimm’s case has taken on a new significance with President Trump now overseeing federal agencies like the Department of Education.
For the last 20 years the overwhelming majority of lower courts have been holding that out civil rights laws against sex discrimination protect transgender people,” said Block. “Gavin’s case is the first time the Supreme Court will consider the question and reaffirm that transgender people are protected. With a presidential new administration, these protections are more critical than ever.”
But the case, “Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.,” stands to impact every transgender teen and child in the nation: the Supreme Court will use it to decide whether Title IX protections on the basis of sex can be interpreted to include gender identity, and whether Obama-era guidance from the Department of Education can be considered the law of the land.
“I realize now this is much bigger than myself. And my greater goal now is to try to make things better for those who come after me.” Gavin Grimm is taking his fight for transgender rights to the Supreme Court this spring.
The Arecibo Observatory is a radio telescope in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This observatory is operated by SRI International, USRA and UMET, under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The observatory is the sole facility of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), which refers to the observatory, and the staff that operates it. From its construction in the 1960’s until 2011, the observatory was managed by Cornell University.
The observatory’s 1,000-foot (305-metre) radio telescope was the largest single-aperture telescope from its completion in 1963 until July 2016 when the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope was completed. It is used in three major areas of research: radio astronomy, atmospheric science, and radar astronomy. Scientists who want to use the observatory submit proposals that are evaluated by an independent scientific board.
LA IMPORTANCIA DE NUESTRO IDIOMA EN ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMÉRICA
HASTA LA VISTA, BABY!
Sé que si estoy hablando español y utilizo alguna palabra en inglés, a eso le dicen “ANGLICISMOS”.
PERO si un gringo esta hablando inglés y utiliza alguna palabra en español …… ¿COMO SE LE LLAMA A ESO?
No sé, aqui le llamaremos “HISPANISMOS”.
Parece que los “HISPANISMOS” están de moda en EE.UU., su avance es imparable. En la TV de ese país se presentó una investigación del idioma inglés que HOY hablan los estadounidenses. Ha sido nutrido por palabras y expresiones del francés, alemán, italiano, chino, etc. PERO cuando van a revelar las influencias de nuestro idioma, dicen: “INCLUDING THE ONE FOREIGN LANGUAGE YOU PROBABLY SPEAK MORE THAN ANY OTHER: SPANISH” (“incluyendo la lengua extranjera que probablemente tu hablas más que ninguna otra: ESPAÑOL”).
HISPANISMOS QUE USAN LOS GRINGOS EN SU DIARIO VIVIR
At the beginning of the meal, everyone puts their phone face down at the center of the table. As time goes on, you’ll hear various calls, texts, and emails, but you can’t pick up your phone. If you’re the first one to give in to temptation, you’re buying dinner for everyone else. If no one picks up, then everyone pays for themselves.
You can explain the game in a few different ways. Most obviously, it could be a protest against the incessant, unthinking use of cell phones during social gatherings. Or maybe it’s a game that acknowledges the new reality and tests your willpower accordingly.
Personally, I like to think of it as a free market exercise.
After all, people love to say, “Sorry, but I have to take this.” Do you have to answer it? Really? Is it that important to you? Great, then you can pay.