It’s time for a NEW Equal Rights Amendment.

This is not a link share, but my own opinion and you’re welcome to do with it what you will. In the last two days I’ve come to one inescapable conclusion. If the Equal Rights Amendment as originally written is dead, then it’s time for a new and improved Equal Rights For ALL Amendment, that 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. Read that sentence again. It doesn’t Read More …

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 …

Returning to reality…

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook All day, when I haven’t been plowing through deadline-driven work or cleaning up a huge backlog of filing, I’ve listened to news stories on NPR and reading articles about the aftermath of Election Day 2012. The Read More …

There’s just a few more hours…

Here in Maryland early voting has ended. My birthday is just a few hours away. Election day begins on Tuesday, November 6, with the opening of polls as early as 7am, but hundreds of thousands of people have already made their choices in states allowing early voting, or by mail through absentee ballot. This election Read More …

Casting the Seeds of Doubt…

Creedless: The lack of any system, doctrine, or formula of religious belief…  (See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/creedless) As a result of my mother’s incapacitating long-term illness (Multiple Sclerosis), my father raised my sister and me as a single parent, at a time when such things were very far from the norm. Dad, not interested in organized religion, nevertheless instilled in me a wish to understand Read More …

Civil Liberties: October 15, 2012

These links represent a variety of violations to privacy, personal liberty, even truth. Especially disturbing, the Contraception video, which seems to imply that our coming Baby Boom problem would be cured by breeding enough children to help us cope with the coming onslaught of elderly and sick, but which  fails utterly to discuss the realities Read More …

Because it’s important to me…

I just posted this to Facebook, publicly, because I think it’s important. I have trolls on FB who are there mainly because I knew them in a past life. Either as a high school student, or in college, or elsewhere (acquaintance through theatre or work or whatever). I am rejecting the trolls because I am Read More …

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

I’m reposting here because I think this needs a signal boost. I’ve edited the original content of the shared message because I can’t donate, but maybe you can. Originally posted by LJ User twbasketcase at Mississippi Personhood Amendment Originally posted by LJ User gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment Mississippi is voting on November 8th on Read More …