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UNFUCK AMERICA! Blackness is not a threat.

Gov Jay Nixon activates the MO National Guard to #Ferguson in the event of unrest

I am so distressed. Governor Jay Nixon activates the MO National Guard and issues A State of Emergency based on what he THINKS black people may do at the announcement of the Darren Wilson Ferguson Grand Jury decision. OMFG! Preconceived notions!!! How in the living hell can police not have preconceived notions about black people when a Gov activates the National Guard based on the same idea?

The Klan protest, law enforcement gives them an escort. Black people protest, the National Guard is activated. A State of Emergency is issued! Black people can’t walk while black, drive while black, seek help while black, shop while black and now protest while black because black people protesting is a threat & dangerous for white society.

UNFUCK AMERICA! Blackness is not a threat.

Governor Nixon is not slick. He’s using the State of Emergency to violate citizens a right to protest because in a State of Emergency citizens can lose their individual rights. We see you, Governor Nixon!

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Will pundits finally acknowledge President Obama's intelligence?

******Sigh~ This is posted in the Barack Obama Group. You are welcome to post if you follow our mission statement here~ Read More If you cannot, then GD----------------->Is that away. TIA************


Over the last six years what I've noticed is that when President Obama succeeds, pundits have tended to call him "lucky" and when he fails, they call him "naive." I've found both labels to not only be wrong, but offensive - based on how intelligent this President happens to be.

As a result, I've looked a little deeper into what his strategies might be. We all know that as a lawyer in Chicago, Barack Obama taught classes on power and conflict. From a pragmatic point of view, he's obviously thought more deeply about those topics than your average political pundit. So whether he succeeds or fails in his exploration of "the viability of politics to make change" (how Michelle Obama described his foray into politics), I've found it fascinating to assume his intelligence and try to understand what he's up to.

Here's a great quote in it from Michelle Obama:

...after he was elected to the U.S. Senate, his wife, Michelle, told a reporter, "Barack is not a politician first and foremost. He's a community activist exploring the viability of politics to make change." Recalling her remark in 2005, Obama wrote, "I take that observation as a compliment."

This is who he is and who he's always been. He affirmed that during the primaries in his great "Yes We Can" speech in New Hampshire.We know the battle ahead will be long, but always remember that no matter what obstacles stand in our way, nothing can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change.

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This column from Paul Waldman is one of the first I've seen in a very long time that goes a little bit deeper to assume President Obama knows what he's doing. In it, Waldman is exploring the possibility that Republicans will actually try to impeach the President over his upcoming executive action on immigration - even though their leadership knows it will come back to haunt them.

They really would be super-mad, not least because it would highlight their own impotence
. In that state, they might well do something rash...And they'll be getting plenty of encouragement from the conservative media, for whom impeachment would be a ratings bonanza.

Barack Obama knows all this, of course. He obviously feels that the particular immigration steps he's contemplating are the right thing to do, and he understands that Republicans are never, ever going to pass a comprehensive reform bill that would be remotely acceptable to him. But he also knows that taking executive action will drive them batty, making some kind of emotional outburst on their part more likely. Which would end up being good for him and bad for them.

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My Father~ He slipped quietly away from me this morning


Not a perfect man, yet he was my father and I loved him. He passed away in his sleep early this morning. We knew it was almost time. All day yesterday family, that were well enough, arrived to sit with him. I had four hours alone with my dad. I held his hand and said goodbye as I looked out the window, watching the sun shine through the brilliant autumn leaves. None of us knew, he would die hours after the last one of us left.

In the last year he never knew my sister or me. He had reached the final stage of Alzheimer's disease. He never knew me, yet I know he loved me.

Omaha Steve posted this Op for me almost thirty days to the day of my Fathers passing. It was so very kind of him. There is a video at the link of Glen Campbell, his final ballad is called “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”. Glen Cambell is reaching the finale stages of Alzheimer's Disease.


Here are the words~


I'm still here, but yet I'm gone
I don't play guitar or sing my songs
They never defined who I am
The man that loves you 'til the end
You're the last person I will love
You're the last face I will recall
And best of all, I'm not gonna to miss you.
Not gonna miss you.
I'm never gonna hold you like I did
Or say I love you to the kids
You're never gonna see it in my eyes
It's not gonna hurt me when you cry
I'm never gonna know what you go through
All the things I say or do
All the hurt and all the pain
One thing selfishly remains
I'm not gonna miss you
I'm not gonna miss you

It's is a cruel disease. You sit there and watch the light slowly fade away and the memories turn to dust. Tears~

Someone suggested that I write down one memory so that I don't forget, so I will do it here then print it. I was my dads baby girl and a tomboy to boot~ He had a trucking company and would take me along with him. He would lift me up high and put me in the cab of the truck with this huge window spread before me and I could see the whole wide world. It was just my dad and me, on top of the world and laughing out loud, we could be anything. I was about 5 at the time. Yes that is my fondest memory by far~


Sept. 29, 1930 – April 28, 2012

My late, great Uncle Bruce was otherwise known as a fart knocker, rump ranger, poofter, fairy and shit-packing fag. It hurts to write those words, but that’s how a lot of people saw homosexual men, and over the course of his long life, some weren’t ashamed to spit it in his face. Outside a primo LGBT crew and a few trusted relatives and straight friends, my high-strung uncle remained locked in the closet for most of his 81 years.

Hot and bothered in 1953

When he was young, Bruce was blessed to fall in love with another Midwesterner, the cool breeze to his hot afternoon: my serene Uncle Craig. They lived together in Chicago and then Phoenix, Arizona, uncomfortable with being seen kissing in public and unable to marry, for close to 50 years. Bruce worked hard at the same bank for his entire career, eventually climbing the ladder to vice president, but as far as I know, not a single co-worker knew that Craig was the love of his life, or that he, such an accomplished, manly man, was queer.

Bruce was larger than life and could not be entirely contained, or maybe the fact that so much of him was indeed contained made him fill every room he entered with his intensity, anger, dirty jokes and unconditional love. His unwavering support of who I was and what made me different from the “norm” helped me learn to accept and be exactly who I am. He insisted that I follow my heart’s desire, in part because he could not openly follow his. Whenever I visited, he loved that my favorite thing to do was hang out with him, Craig and their mostly closeted friends.

Read More Here: http://lgbtworld.info/my-uncle-was-gay-and-i-want-to-tell-the-world/

There was a gun in my house

Preliminary reports from yesterday's school massacre is that the shooter had just broken up with his girlfriend, one of his victims. When a gun is present in a household with domestic abuse, women are 5 times more likely to be murdered with it. When a gun is present in the house, even without domestic abuse, a woman is 3 times more likely to be killed with that gun. It's a simple fact: gun access to angry people means dead people.

Found on FB: https://www.facebook.com/thereprimandproject?hc_location=timeline

There was one when I was growing up. As a teen, my sister had already left for college when my mom came to my room. She handed me a manila envelope and asked me to hide it. I asked her what it was, she said it's your fathers gun. I was never sure if it was fear for herself or fear that he would commit suicide. I suppose it was a toss up...yet I think it had more to do with suicide. There was abuse, yet there were suicide attempts that we the children were in front row seats for. Weren't we lucky.

My brother committed suicide 7 years ago. My sister and I were stronger, we survived.

My marriage, a gun there as well. I found it when I was remaking the bed one morning. It was tucked under the mattress on his side of the bed. I went cold when I pulled it out. Yes there was spousal abuse both verbal and physical. We had not been married long, yet we dated for years. It took me little time to walk out the door.

I was done with it. Did I have a lot of support, in the end with my leaving? Yes. Yet it is a quite crime that happens to so many women. You just don't talk about it. You are silent

Sssh~ don't tell.

You may trod me down in the very dirt, But still, like Dust I'll rise

They can say,
Anything they want to say,
Try to bring me down,

But I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me,
I will not face the ground

And they can try
How to make me feel that I,
Don't matter at all,
But I refuse to falter in what I believe or loose faith in my dreams

'Cause there's,
There's a light in me,
That shines brightly,
They can try,
But they can't take that away from me
From me

There's an inner peace I own,
Something in my soul that they can not possess
So I won't be afraid and the darkness will fade

Tell me what I believe or loose faith in my dreams,
'Cause there's a light in me,
That shines brightly yes

They can't take this
Precious love I'll always have inside me,


They can try but they can't take that away from
From me
No no nooo

Am I Next?

Stolen Lives


Thank you 3ChicsPolitico.

Take a bow cowboy!

Thank you President Barack Obama!

Yes, he goes it alone. He does not get much help, he seldom gets praised yet he gets plenty of criticism. Go figure~


****************This is POSTED IN THE BARACK OBAMA GROUP************

The last image I found on TOD~

What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill - and the person feeding you put down the spoon

What would you do if you were old, disabled or ill - and the person feeding you put down the spoon and said that you are going to hell unless you change your sexual preference?

Sound absurd?

Social workers around the world say it’s happening every day.

Gen Silent is the critically-acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux
(Bob and Jack's 52-Year Adventure,
Trip to Hell and Back) that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses- their entire lives in order to survive in the care system.

Their surprising decisions are captured through intimate access to their day-to-day lives over the course of a year. It puts a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender older people so afraid of discrimination by caregivers or bullying by other seniors that many simply go back into the closet.

Many who won the first civil rights victories for generations to come are now dying prematurely because they are reluctant to ask for help and have too few friends or family to care for them.


As we watch the challenges that these men and women face, we are offered new hope as each person crosses paths with impassioned people trying to change LGBT aging for the better.


A Modicum of Respect please. That appears to be too much to ask for, apparently.

How about Republicans respect the president and the process by which he was elected? That appears to be too much to ask for, apparently -LS

From Snarky Democrat


Yes, I found this posted about Republicans....so why are some on DU doing the same? You don't like him, that's fine, you disagree with him, that is fine too. However on a Democratic board the disrespect and name calling is not okay for our duly elected Democratic president. What is wrong with people?

Have we lost our way? Women and LGBT and AA are bashed and ridiculed here. They are being chased off this damn site. These groups are huge voting blocks for Democrats, why are they being chased off a Democratic board?

Is this what we have become? Are we the party of no tolerance. Have we become the party of me or do we still believe in blessed equality for each and every person, no matter their color or their sexual orientation or their gender.

Goddess help us, I thought the Republicans and the TeaParty were the antiquated ones in their death throes. Here I see a Democratic party that wishes to divide and conquer. That is no way to win, we will only make change together, united as one. It is not about you, it is not about me, it is about us.

We can do this, yet we have to do it together.

GOTV 2014
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