Aftermath (Part Five): Patriarchal Theocracy

patriarchal   [pey-tree-ahr-kuh l] adjective[1]. of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways.2. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. theocracy  [thee-ok-ruh-see] noun, plural theocracies. 1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities. 2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission. 3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government. (http://www.dictionary.com/) If I had ten dollars for every argument I had in the last several years over the ramifications of choosing to vote third party, I’d be able to buy a private island and escape this bullshit, but no, nobody paid me to argue my Read More …

I think for myself…

There is an oft-paraphrased poem that circulates around the Internet. It goes something like this: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they Read More …

But you have to stay…

Ya know, since I started posting about this election cycle, the rhetoric has gotten increasingly difficult to take, from both sides. For those of us who are all #VoteBlueNoMatterWho, it’s a no-win scenario. From either side, I hear that I’m supporting someone disingenuous or incapable of winning. Hillary supporters think Bernie can’t do the job, Read More …

If you can’t say it to my face…

I woke up this morning at 2:30am after a fitful night’s sleep. I was trying to concentrate on homework before I crashed, but there was an incident last night in my favorite restaurant/hang out that bothered me on a level I failed to interpret properly, and I woke up and realized I needed to unload before Read More …

Second class citizens…

On Monday, the US Supreme Court, by a 5-4 margin (which divided itself by conservative and religious lines), declared that employers who object to contraception as a violation of their deeply held religious beliefs do NOT have to cover their employees, one of the most important points of the Affordable Care Act. 

When the hospital plays God…

It’s Karen Ann Quinlan and Terri Schiavo all over again. Only this one’s different. This one involves a pregnant woman, and the rules have changed. Because this is Texas, where, thanks to George W. Bush, fetuses trump everything, and the only sacred thing is birth. But this isn’t just about Bush and it’s not just Read More …

Critical thinking and the 2012 Election

Critical thinking and the 2012 Election

From the start of this political season I have been saying that who we elect as President will determine the make-up of the Supreme Court for decades to come.

If you look at the current seated justices, there are at least two, possibly three who will be retiring during the next term. Romney knows this and thinks he is free to say whatever he thinks will get him into office, but his campaign managers know better and they have been correcting the candidate for weeks, after his appearances, because Romney doesn’t know when to stop.

This latest gaffe proves my point: Romney says he’ll be softer on abortion. His running mate, Ryan, is ultra-conservative about abortion policy and has tried more than once to pass laws that restrict availability. The results? 

“Romney said in September that he would prefer to appoint justices to the Supreme Court that would oppose Roe v. Wade.

“I hope to appoint justices for the Supreme Court that will follow the law and the constitution,” he said at the time on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “And it would be my preference that they reverse Roe V. Wade and therefore they return to the people and their elected representatives the decisions with regards to this important issue.””

The issue isn’t about choice. It’s about a candidate who simply can’t tell the truth because it damages his position. Electing a leader who will say anything and giving him the power of protection now afforded to the President of the United States isn’t just foolish, it’s dangerous.

If George W. Bush could ruin our economy in four years, putting this man in office when we are now bottoming out will drop the bottom out of our recovery. Please do NOT let this happen!

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Fair Warning (reposted from Facebook)

I posted this Note in response to some seriously inane conversation as a result of one of the many items I put up on my FB wall. It’s stunning how much better I can think when I have a night’s sleep. Y’all should probably be relieved that I’ve moved the majority of my political posts Read More …