Thoughts for today, #292 .… “Somebody has to do something”!!


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~~November 23, 2015~~ 

AMONG THE MANY ASININE, INACCURATE STATEMENTS, PLAIN LIES

THIS IS JUST ONE AMONG THE MANY

Allegra Kirkland

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has been characteristically unapologeticabout his claim that “thousands and thousands” of New Jersey residents cheered as the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, even though contemporaneous news reports don’t support it.

And his insistence on that recollection, which has no basis in fact, shows just how expert he is at roping together conspiracy theories, urban legends, and rumors that lurk on the fringes of the Internet and bringing them into the mainstream.

Rumors of groups of people celebrating the attacks in “tailgate-style parties” popped up in national publications like The Washington Post and Associated Press, but were never confirmed as true. A highly publicized video of Muslims cheering and flashing victory signs on the day of the attack was shot in the Israeli-occupied West Bank of Palestine, not in the Garden State. A video of American Muslims celebrating the terrorist attack doesn’t appear to exist and none of the unconfirmed reports of such an incident comes anywhere near the scale that Trump describes.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-911-muslim-cheering-debunked

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I’ve been reading about these comments since this weekend. I just finished watching Rachel Maddow’s TV show for today, November 23. I would recommend that you look for the video on this particular topic.

I cannot believe that this is happening in this country. I cannot believe that no one is standing up to this man. There are those who cheer and egg him on. There are those who even believe him.

Again, I pity the USA.

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Trump’s outrageous claim that ‘thousands’ of New Jersey Muslims celebrated the 9/11 attacks

Glenn Kessler

“Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.”

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THE FACTS

This is a bit like writing about the hole in the doughnut — how can you write about nothing?

Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on television and that it was well covered. But an extensive examination of news clips from that period turns up nothing. There were some reports of celebrations overseas, in Muslim countries, but nothing that we can find involving the Arab populations of New Jersey except for unconfirmed reports. This claim has never been authenticated.

As the Newark Star-Ledger put it in an article on Sept. 18, 2001, “rumors of rooftop celebrations of the attack by Muslims here proved unfounded.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/11/22/donald-trumps-outrageous-claim-that-thousands-of-new-jersey-muslims-celebrated-the-911-attacks/

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At the end of the day …. “Refugee Crisis: What’s The World’s Responsibility?”!!


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~~October 7, 2015~~ 

REFUGEE CRISIS

“the world’s most serious issue”

“It feels like it is breaking Europe”

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Rachel Maddow explains why the European refugee crisis is “the world’s most serious issue”

A disturbing image of a young Syrian child lying face-down on a beach after the boat his family was fleeing to Greece on capsized, has jolted the world’s collective attention on the long-simmering crisis of refugees desperately fleeing the Syrian civil war and on Wednesday’s edition of her show, Rachel Maddow examined the different ways European countries have reacted to the arrival of thousands of families seeking refuge within their borders.

“It feels like it is breaking Europe,” Maddow admitted to her guest, David Miliband, the former British foreign secretary, and now president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. The host noted the contrast between the governmental reactions of Europe’s first and second largest economies, Germany and England. Germany has agreed to take in 800,000 asylum seekers just in the remainder of 2015, while the British prime minister recently denied that taking in more refugees would be helpful.

The fact that the idea of a refugee, the status of someone who has a well-founded fear of persecution, which is the definition of a refugee and international law, that’s being muddied, that’s being diluted, it’s being undermined in this talk of — well, migrants who chose to come for economic reasons.

“As it appears in .. full read/full credit”

http://www.salon.com/

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~Refugee Crisis~

What’s The World’s Responsibility?

~Published on Sep 8, 2015~

The number of Syrian refugees going to Europe has been rising but they are just one part of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, and wealthy countries have been criticized for not doing more to open their doors to asylum seekers.

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Hillary Clinton tends bar …. on “Saturday Night Live”!!


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~~October 6, 2016~~ 

VAL TENDS BAR 

‘Saturday Night Live’ in political season premiere

Live from New York, it’s the race for 2016!

Saturday Night Live” returned for its 41st season with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus, and wasted no time jumping into the latest headline-grabbing political headlines, even including a guest appearance from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.today.com/popculture/hillary-clinton-tends-bar-saturday-night-live-political-season-premiere-t48086

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“I’m just so darn bummed,”McKinnon’s Clinton said. “All anybody wants to talk about is Donald Trump.”

To which Clinton’s Val replied

“Donald Trump. Isn’t he the one that’s like ‘Oh, you’re all losers?'”

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I didn’t see the show.

I read about it on the net and watched some of it on the Rachel Maddow show last night.

It’s refreshing to see a political candidate be willing to make fun at her own expense.

She seems comfortable and natural.

Here’s the complete skit.

Enjoy …. if only for the humor in it.

HortyRex©

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~Hillary Clinton Bar Talk~

Saturday Night Live

~Published on Oct 4, 2015~

Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) confides her concerns about the 2016 presidential race to her bartender, Val (Hillary Clinton).

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We ALL are ONE!!

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Something to think about …. “Women: Take Note”!!


RachRule

~~October 6, 2015~~ 

WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE, IS GOOD FOR THE GANDER, RIGHT?

One thing is certain about the bevy of legislation targeting women being introduced by conservative men. Women are mad and they aren’t taking it anymore.

One female lawmaker in Ohio has introduced bill that would regulate men’s reproductive health.

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According to the Dayton Daily News, State Senator Nina Turner introduced SB 307, which requires men to visit a sex therapist, undergo a cardiac stress test, and get their sexual partner to sign a notarized affidavit confirming impotency in order to get a prescription for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs.

The bill also requires men who take the drugs to be continually “tested for heart problems, receive counseling about possible side effects and receive information about “pursuing celibacy as a viable lifestyle choice.””

The bill is a response to the Republican effort to pass House Bill 125, which would ban abortion if the fetus has a heartbeat, which is about six weeks after conception. Turner, an opponent of the bill, says if Republicans are allowed to legislate women’s health, men’s health should also be regulated.

“I certainly want to stand up for men’s health and take this seriously and legislate it the same way mostly men say they want to legislate a woman’s womb,” Turner said.

Turner isn’t the first female politician to fight back against the Republican effort to regulate what women can decide about their own health. In Georgia, eight female legislators walked out of the Georgia Senate in protest of two bills restricting access to abortion and contraception.

In Oklahoma, female lawmaker Constance Johnson tacked an amendment to a personhood bill stating that, “…any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child.”

Female politicians have also introduced measures to ban vasectomies  and mandating rectal exams for men seeking Viagra. Clearly, women are mad as hell and they are fighting back. All I can say is good for them and keep up the fight. These conservative men should reassess their war on women before it really comes back to strike them where it hurts. In their pants.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

STEPHEN D. FOSTER JR.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/11/female-ohio-democrat-introduces-bill-to-regulate-the-reproductive-health-of-men/

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INSTANT KARMA …. Rachel Maddow reports on Franklin Graham’s “boo-boo”!!


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~~June 12, 2015~~ 

INSTANT KARMA

Franklin Graham’s LGBT-Friendly Biz Boycott Backfires, and Rachel Maddow Loves It

(So do I, by the way)

If there ever was any doubt about Karma, this is a perfect example of it. This is a serious topic because it depicts the bigotry and intense hypocrisy that conservative “christians” show in regards to marriage equality and the LGBTQ community in general.

However, life has a way of setting some things right and this is one of them.

I don’t wish any ill on anyone … there’s no need to.

Life will take care of it.

Take a look!

HortyRex©

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Rachel Maddow is glad to report that evangelist Franklin Graham traded one gay-friendly bank for an even gay-friendlier one.

If we learned anything about Rachel Maddow from her MSNBC show, it’s that she’s a big fan of instant karma.

As The Advocate reported, Christian evangelist Franklin Graham was so upset with banking titan Wells Fargo on account of its commercial featuring a lesbian couple adopting a deaf child, he announced a plan to boycott the popular bank and switch to another one.

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But as Maddow was happy to report, his plan backfired in the best — and gayest — way possible.

As it turns out, the new bank that Graham switched his financial accounts to — North Carolina-based BB&T — is actually a platinum sponsor of the annual Miami Beach Gay Pride festival and parade, one of the country’s biggest pro-LGBT celebrations.

“I love this story so much I want to take it to Franklin Graham’s new bank and marry it …  if it’s a lady,” Maddow said on her show.

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Graham is defending his decision to switch banks and his call for a boycott.

According to Maddow’s report, BB&T is also the chief sponsor of the “Legacy Couples” program, which “is a fundraiser that celebrates same-sex couples in committed relationships for 10 years or longer” and that the Miami branch of the bank even built a special chapel to let a gay couple get married there.

“Franklin Graham threw a Facebook hissy fit and moved his accounts because of a commercial showing two women adopting a deaf little girl, but it turns out his new bank is so much gayer than his old bank,” said Maddow.

“The universe has a way of making these things work out!”

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.advocate.com/politics/media/2015/06/11/watch-franklin-grahams-lgbt-friendly-biz-boycott-backfires-and-rachel-madd?team=social

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~~Franklin Graham’s anti-gay banking protest backfires~~

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~~Published on Jun 11, 2015~~
June 10, 2015
Rachel Maddow reports that televangelist Franklin Graham found a Wells Fargo ad featuring a lesbian couple adopting a deaf girl so out of line with his Christian faith that he moved his money to a new bank … that also actively supports the gay community.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Something to think about …. “That’s why they are called rights”!!


RachRights~~May 16, 2015~~ 

Rachel Anne Maddow (born April 1, 1973) is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC.

Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio. Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. She holds a doctorate in politics from Oxford University.

Asked about her political views by the Valley Advocate, Maddow replied, “I’m undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I’m in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Maddow

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What are human rights?

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status.

We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law , general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

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Universal and inalienable

The principle of universality of human rights is the cornerstone of international human rights law. This principle, as first emphasized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, has been reiterated in numerous international human rights conventions, declarations, and resolutions.

The 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, for example, noted that it is the duty of States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Pages/WhatareHumanRights.aspx

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We ALL are ONE!!

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National Coming Out Day …. that time again in October!!


~~October 11, 2014~~ 

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual civil awareness day internationally observed on October 11 to recognize members of the LGBTQ+ community. The process of coming out involves self-disclosure of one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary on October 11, 1988 in celebration of the second gay march in Washington D.C. a year earlier. The purpose of the march and of National Coming Out Day is to promote awareness of gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender issues and to celebrate being LGBTQ.

Although National Coming Out Day is a time to celebrate gay pride, many choose this day to come out to their parents, friends, co-workers and themselves.

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What does it mean to “come out”?

Coming out is the process of personally accepting your homosexuality and disclosing it to family, co-workers and friends. Coming out is different for every gay or bisexual person. Some experience a lot of pain and anguish while for others acceptance is a joyous time. It’s perfectly normal to experience fear, doubt, loneliness, anger and even depression.

Try to surround yourself with others that may be going through the same transition or who have already come out. They can be a great support network. If you don’t have any gay friends or don’t know anyone else coming out, there are discussion forums that have plenty of positive influences.

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“As it appears in …. ” 

http://gaylife.about.com/od/comingout/a/nationalcoming.htm

~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/national-coming-out-day-october-11/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day

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~~HRC Celebrates National Coming Out Day 2014~~

~~Published on Oct 9, 2014~~

Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2014, we mark the 26th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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9th Circuit US Court of Appeals …. Victory!!


~~October 7, 2014~~ 

19 states before, 24 states yesterday, 30 ….. This ruling of the 9th Circuit has added another 5 states …. Total of 35 out of 50, per Rachel Maddow!! 15 states to go.

The tide is turning!!

9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the freedom to marry

~”As it appears in …. ” and for full read~

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/blog/entry/9th-circuit-rules-in-favor-of-the-freedom-to-marry

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Today, October 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Nevada and Idaho. Just one month ago, the Court heard oral arguments for cases involving the freedom to marry in Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii on September 8.

The ruling also paves the way for the freedom to marry in Montana, Arizona and Alaska, which also fall under the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It is the fourth federal appellate court to rule in favor of the freedom to marry this year, and the second to do so unanimously. 

The unanimous opinion, authored by Judge Stephen Reinhardt and joined by Judge Marsha Berzon and Judge Ronald Gould, reads:

We hold that the Idaho and Nevada laws at issue violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because they deny lesbians and gays who wish to marry persons of the same sex a right they afford to individuals who wish to marry persons of the opposite sex, and do not satisfy the heightened scrutiny standard we adopted in Smith-Kline.

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Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson said today:

Today’s decision from the Ninth Circuit brings to 35 the number of freedom to marry states, and 64% of the American people now live in a state where gay people will soon share in the freedom to marry.

We now have more states that have ended the exclusion of gay couples from marriage than had ended bans on interracial marriage when the Supreme Court brought the country to national resolution in Loving v. Virginia.

We hope that the other federal appellate courts will move swiftly to end the disparity and unfair denial that too many loving and committed couples in the 15 remaining states endure.

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~~10 Years of the Freedom to Marry~~

~~Published on May 16, 2014~~

It’s been 10 years since the beginning of the freedom to marry in United States and the founding of Freedom to Marry.

Celebrate how far we’ve come with this video retrospective.

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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