Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NAACP Votes To Support Marriage Equality / Ben Jealous NAACP President on TRMS

The national board of our nation's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, recently voted on whether or not the organization would come out (no pun intended) officially in support of marriage equality.

The results: 62 In Favor Of Supporting Marriage Equality.
And, 2... Er, not so much.  (Insert sounds of cheering, here.)

Reporting on the announcement, Rachel Maddow said, "This is kinda a big deal.".
(And, that's kinda an understatement.)

Enjoy this powerful clip from last night's The Rachel Maddow Show with guest NAACP President Benjamin Jealous (A Truly Inspirational Human Being.):

Monday, May 21, 2012

Chris Rock, Jay-Z On Marriage Equality: "It's the right thing to do."

During his recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Chris Rock expressed his support for President Obama's recent declaration on marriage equality: "It shows you how screwed up the world is. A man says, 'Hey, I think gay people should be treated as everyone else.'... CONTROVERSY!".  Then, a couple days later...

Hip-Hop legend JayZ (Mr. Beyonce Knowles) said, "You love who you love... It's no different than discriminating against Blacks. It (marriage equality)'s the right thing to do... whether it costs 'em votes or not. It's about people. I think it's the right thing to do ~ as a human being."

(*Insert deafening roar and thunderous applause signaling majority approval - here.)

You Do The Right Thing Because It Is The Right Thing To Do. Period.
It's not some trick to be pulled out to win a popularity contest, a reward or a political office.
It's Something You Do Every Day... Regardless of whether doing so is popular or not.

Enjoy this brief yet beautiful clip from last night's The Rachel Maddow Show:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

On The Road With Mitt: Fiction vs Fact

On The Road With Mitt Romney and his Campaign (*to Fail) Trail:
He won't talk about his super anti-gayness; or his intentions to limit/prohibit access to contraception; or about ending American women's Constitutionally-Protected Freedom Of Choice; or any other Issues O' The Day. What is Mitt miffed about? Over-regulation. Mitt's claim is that President Obama has doubled the number of Federal regulations/regulators and that hurts our economy/business. That's it. That's the centerpiece of Mitt's campaign.

Of course there are countless things to take issue with with a candidate who refuses to discuss the many topical issues of the day. The bigger problem for Mitt is: The single issue he repeatedly campaigns on is just another lie.  Official documentation shows that G.W. Bush initiated more regulations than President Obama.

In other words: President Obama has reduced regulations. Still, Mitt keeps claiming the opposite.  It's a Lie.

Mr. Romney: Please repeat after me:  "Repeating a Lie Doesn't Make It True." "Repeating a Lie Doesn't Make It True." "Repeating a Lie Doesn't Make It True". ....

* Here's a clip from The Rachel Maddow Show that reveals some of the machinations that go on behind the big velvet curtains...