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Now that the war on Christmas is over.... it's time to kill the old meme with a new one:

Real Life Scrooge Sends Letter to His Tenants Wants to Know if They Voted Obama so He Can Raise Rent

This guy decides to send this right before Christmas? Sounds Like there are some old folks at the apartment.... I am sure this is freaking them out.

huffpo link

John Obringer, Colorado Landlord, Threatens To Raise Rent For Tenants Who Voted For Obama

They say you shouldn't mix business and politics, but one landlord is doing just that.

John Obringer, landlord of Casa Adobe Apartments in Colorado Spring, Colo., issued a letter to his tenants on Nov. 27 threatening to raise rents for tenants who voted for President Barack Obama, KRDO reports.

The letter blames the Obama administration for a “continued assault on small business" that is "resulting in increased taxes, regulations and mandates.” Consequently, Obringer claims he'll have to resort to layoffs, pay cuts and shorter business hours to survive.

"If you voted 'Democrat' on Nov. 6, please notify me ASAP so I can raise your rent first to help pay for what you asked for," he concludes the letter.

View the full letter below (I highlighted the part about raising the rent and why):

full story at link

Just Saying..We Could End Homelessness With The $ Americans Spend On Christmas Decorations (graphic)


The latest annual report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that the national homeless population held steady from 2011 to 2012, hardly good news but perhaps better than expected given the relatively weak economic climate.

Progress is being made within the veteran community, with homeless rates falling by 17 percent since 2009, and among the chronically homeless, with 17 percent fewer people living on the streets as in 2007. But in the fight to end homelessness by the year 2020 — the stated mission of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness in their 2010 plan — progress isn’t happening fast enough:

“ have set ambitious goals for themselves, but I don’t think those are goals that aren’t doable,” said Nan Roman, the president of the National Alliance to End Homelessness. “But not at the rate that we’re going.”


Wow, this Video... (MI) Senator Gretchen Whitmer Slams Republicans over Right to Work.

She Nails it

Judge finds NC ‘Choose Life’ plates unconstitutional

Source: fox

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge has ruled it is unconstitutional for North Carolina to issue pro-life license plates unless the state offers similar plates supporting abortion rights.

U.S. District Court Judge James C. Fox ruled on Friday that North Carolina cannot produce or distribute the “Choose Life” plate.
Judge Fox concluded, “The State’s offering of a Choose Life license plate in the absence of a pro-choice plate constitutes viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.”

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation had filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in Sept. 2011 on behalf of North Carolinians seeking a specialty license plate that supports a woman’s right to reproductive freedom.

“This is a great victory for the free speech rights of all North Carolinians, regardless of their point of view on reproductive freedom,” said Chris Brook, legal director of the ACLU-NCLF.

Brook said the government cannot create an avenue to express one side of a political issue while denying an equal opportunity to citizens with an opposing view.

Read more: http://myfox8.com/2012/12/10/judge-finds-nc-choose-life-plates-unconstitutional/

The Planet Does Not Need More Successful People

found on fb

Oh's No's! Looks like Obama may not be able to get out of this one

found on teabonics fb page

Breaking: US Supreme Court to take up same-sex marriage issue

Source: NBC News

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take its first serious look at the issue of gay marriage, granting review of California's ban on same-sex marriage and of a federal law that defines marriage as only the legal union of a man and a woman.

At the very least, the court will look at this question: When states choose to permit the marriages of same-sex couples, can the federal government refuse to recognize their validity? But by also taking up the California case, the court could get to the more fundamental question of whether the states must permit marriages by gay people in the first place.

The California case involves a challenge to Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment approved by 52 percent of voters in 2008. It banned same-sex marriages in the state and went into effect after 18,000 couples were legally married earlier that year.

A federal judge declared the ban unconstitutional, and a federal appeals court upheld that ruling, though on narrower grounds that apply only to California. Now that the Supreme Court is wading into the battle, the justices could decide the more basic issue of whether any state can ban same-sex marriage under the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection of the law. Or they could limit their ruling to apply only to the ban in California.

Nine states and the District of Columbia have moved to permit same-sex marriage or soon will -- Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and Washington.

The Supreme Court also agreed Friday to hear a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, passed by overwhelming margins in both houses of Congress in 1996 and signed by President Clinton. A provision of the law specifies that, for federal purposes, "the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife."

Read more: http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/07/15756101-us-supreme-court-to-take-up-same-sex-marriage-issue?lite

Dan Savage Gets His Same-Sex Marriage License In Washington State (VIDEO)


Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate Dan Savage was among the first in his home state of Washington to receive a marriage license just hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the voter-approved law allowing same-sex couples to wed.

"If you had told me when I was coming out when I was a teenager that a time would come when a majority in a state...would vote to endorse marriage equality, would vote to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples, I wouldn't have believed you," a glowing Savage said after receiving the certificate with his husband Terry Miller.

"It's gotten better for us because straight people have gotten better about us."

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